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West Ridge Middle School


Phone: (512) 732-9240 Ext. 0
WRMS Email:
Fax: (512) 732-9249

New Attendance Procedures: We have gone Paperless!

  • If you are picking up your child please email Please be sure to include your child’s first and last name and the time when you need to pick them up.  When you arrive, ring the doorbell on the wall outside the front door (or call the front office) and we will send them out to you!  Also, be sure to email a copy of the doctor's note as we are filing all notes electronically. 
  • Students need to check in with the front office if they return during the school day. The office will give them a pass to class for their teacher.
  • Doctor's notes must be received by email in order for the absence not to count against attendance and qualify for state school funding.
  • If someone else is picking up your child, please make sure they are listed as an Emergency Contact in Skyward.


We will not accept phone calls to clear an absence. We must have written documentation within 48 hours of return, preferably by email, that states reason and date of absence. If you are unable to send an email please send a written note with your child upon their return. 

It is essential that students check in and out through the Attendance Office to keep the child's attendance accurate. Ten absences, not school-related, in one class will trigger an attendance court filing under the State of Texas Compulsory Attendance Law. 

Please refer to the school calendar and bell schedule when making appointments and travel days. It will aid you in planning visits as to not miss instructional time and school days. Absences for personal reasons and personal appointments (example: Passport Office,  ACL, etc) will not be excused. You may make-up your work 100% if the absence has been documented and the student has checked in and out through attendance. Please check with your teacher in regards to their policy for test make-up.