Reporting an Absence
Parents, if your child will be absent, please:
Report absence by emailing CHSattendance@
columbusisd.org. Include your child’s name, grade level, and reason for absence.
Send a note with your child upon his/her return to school. Include doctor’s notes upon your child’s return.
Picking up your Child During the Day:
Students should bring their parent note to the Attendance office before school begins. Students will then receive a pass to show their teacher when it is time for them to leave.
If students do not turn in a note at the beginning of the day: Parents, please email the Attendance Office at CHSattendance@columbusisd.
If your child returns to campus, he/she must sign back in through the Attendance office so your child can be properly coded.
If your child is 18 years or older, he/she may sign himself/herself out of school. If the 18 year old student signs out, the student may not return to campus the same day without a medical note.
Arriving Late (after 8:15 am)
Students will sign in at the Attendance Office and receive a pass to class. Please turn in a parent note or doctor’s note at this time.
Our primary goal at CHS is student safety, which we take seriously.
Students can only be checked out by a parent / guardian with written documentation. Please provide a note or email CHSAttendance@
If a parent wishes for an emergency contact to check out his/her child, the written note or email should indicate this.
Please note that if the person picking up the child is NOT an Emergency Contact or Parent/Guardian, we CANNOT release the student. We can only release students to (1) Parents/Guardians or (2) Emergency Contacts.
If you want to make sure your emergency contact is listed, please contact our PEIMS Clerk, Ms. Emily Henneke, at emily.henneke@cisdschools.