• Bowie MS Absence Note

    Fill out the absence note and email or send with your student.


    Attendance Procedures


    Attendance Counts

    Tips to Improve Your Child's Attendance

    Ultimately, parents are responsible for getting their children to school. Here are a few tips to consider:

    • Schedule doctor’s appointments before or after school or during holidays.
    • If your child is ill, email the Attendance Clerk the first morning of their absence.
    • Arrive to school on time and attend every class period.
    • Make school attendance a habit. This can carry over when seeking employment.
    • Make sure your child’s job does not require working during the school day or after 10 p.m. on school nights.
    • Ask for help from your campus counselor if you are having trouble with your child.
    • Did you know?
      By sixth grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.