Policies & procedures

Attendance and absences

Students with absences totaling of 10 or more (Full/Partial) that are excused or unexcused will be referred for truancy court referral.

Absences are excused when the student is out because of illness, doctors/dentist appointments, or a death in the family. If the student goes to the doctor, dentist, or to court, a note from their offices is required. You can email a copy of the note  to your student’s teacher or email  our Data Clerk. You can also fax the excuse note to 972-926-2535.

Each time a student is absent, a note explaining the absence is required to excuse the absence. If a note is not returned within three days after the student returns, the absence will be deemed unexcused.

Students with 11 or more absences, excused or unexcused, are subject to referrals for court proceedings. Students arriving after 10:00 a.m. are marked absent for the entire day unless they have presented a doctor/dentist note when they arrive at school.

Tardies are part of a student’s attendance record. In the morning, students are tardy after 8:20 am and students leaving before 3:20 p.m. are considered partial absences. Tardies are considered as partial absences. For each semester, only 6 parent excuse notes are accepted as excused. After 6 parent excuse notes, you must have a doctor’s note or a clinic dismissal from the nurse to be excused.

Here are eight attendance facts that parents should know in English and in Spanish

Children leaving during school hours

If you need to pick up your child during school hours, you must come to the office and sign them out. Also, you must know your child's GISD ID number and show picture ID before your child will be released.

Breakfast in the classroom

Breakfast will be served in the classrooms and open to all students at no cost. Because of this wonderful opportunity, two things are needed: Students will need to be here no later than 7:45 a.m. for them to have breakfast and parents will not be allowed to eat breakfast with their children.

Emergency contact cards

If any information changes during the year, please notify the office as soon a possible. It is very important to keep these cards current as we must be able to contact you in case of an emergency.

Parent involvement policy

GISD has an extensive parent involvement policy. Take a minute to look at the Title 1 requirements we must follow to participate in this program.
Here is information on responsibilities of parents, students, and staff as set by Title 1 Guidelines. The parent school learning compact is a document that was sent home the first week of school and was signed by each household, student, and homeroom teacher. Here is information on the campus improvement plan in English and in Spanish. It is a blueprint that addresses performance objectives and other campus needs. 


Standardized dress

Daugherty has adopted the Standardized Dress Code along with many other schools in GISD.
On Fridays, students may wear jeans with a Daugherty spirit shirt.
If you have questions, please call the office at (972) 926-2530 or stop by to pick up a Dress Code information sheet.

Pants/Shorts Polo Shirts Skirts/Jumpers
Khaki Red/Navy Khaki
Navy White Navy
  No logos


Thanks for being patient while we work through procedures.

  • Please do not get out of your car to load your student while in the drive through lane.
  • Please have your child ready to exit the car in the morning after their temperature is taken.
  • Do not let your child out to cross traffic, pull to the curb.
  • If you are walking, please use the crosswalks and do not cross the traffic.
  • Please continue to use the traffic plan. Parking is always at a minimum in the morning and afternoon, so please drop your student off in the assigned spot.

Online Student Services requests

Do you need to enroll your child, request a transfer, or request a transcript? It's easy to start common processes at home. Visit the Online Student Services page to get started. 

If you have additional questions, please contact the campus data clerk.

District policies

To support our mission of providing an exceptional education to all students, we have created policies designed to help your student have the best possible education experience.

Visit the Policies page on the district website for additional polices and related information.