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Hi! My name is Tessa Williams, and I am your  Attendance Clerk/Parent Liaison. I have had the privilege of working with the staff and families at Compass Academy for three years. 
I graduated with honors from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies. 
My favorite things: my family, my dogs, Disney World, reading a good book,  Coca-cola, Texas Tech, Chick-fil-A, music, and watching movies. 
I will always do my best to assist you with any questions or concerns! I am here to help!

Excused  Absences

Student absences can be excused if it is listed in the student handbook, and written documentation is provided for the absence in a timely manner.


Parents may write a parent note to excuse a child’s absence due to personal illness for up to 2 consecutive days.  The note must have the following information on it to receive an excused absence for the illness:

  1. child’s first and last name
  2. teacher’s name and grade
  3.  date of absence
  4.  reason for absence
  5.  guardian signature


*A doctor’s note is required on the third consecutive absence.


Documentation needs to be provided for all days missed for the absences to be excused.


If a student is sent home by a nurse, the student is excused for the remainder of the day. A parent note or doctor note must be provided for any days missed following that day.


A student’s absence can be excused for the funeral of an immediate family member. Written documentation is required in the form of a pamphlet or obituary. The child’s name, grade, teacher, and date of absence must be written on the document.


All notes must be turned in within 5 days after the absence to the attendance clerk. Any late notes will not be accepted.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Thank you!

Tessa Williams

(432) 272-1836