• When your child is absent, please email the attendance clerk or send a note within 5 school days of an absence regardless of reason. Notes must include: student’s name, grade, reason for absence, parent’s signature and contact number. If an excuse is not received within five 5 days of the absence, the absences will be coded as unexcused.


    Please remember to do the following:

    • Turn notes into the Attendance Office not your teachers.

    • All absences are considered “unexcused” until the attendance office receives an explanation of the absence that meets district guidelines as excused. See FBISD Student Parent Handbook - Attendance Policy, Pages 29-33.

    • Please allow attendance office two (2) business days to update students’ attendance.

    • It is not necessary to call the school when your student is absent.

  • All Day Absences

    When a student misses one or more days of school due to illness or personal reasons he/she will bring an excuse note to the Attendance Office upon their return to school. Please provide a specific reason for absences.  Personal or family emergency is not an excused absence and will be marked unexcused.


    1.         The absence is excused only if a note is received in the Attendance Office within five (5) days of the student’s return to school. 

    2.         If a note is not received within five (5) days the absence will be coded Unexcused, a discipline consequence can be assessed which could include truancy complaints.

    3.         If a student misses half of a class, they are considered absent for that class. 

    4.         A student who has had surgery or been hospitalized should provide a physician signed release to return to school.  The form should contain any restrictions or limitation regarding the student’s physical functioning capacity while in attendance at school.


    Arriving Late to School

    Students will not be allowed to repeatedly interrupt 1st period class due to their late arrival to school.  A student who is repeatedly tardy to period 1 may be subject to truancy consequences.


    Leaving School Early

    Any student leaving school for any reason must check out at the attendance office with a parent or guardian.


    Anticipated Absences

    When you know in advance that you will need to be absent, it is to your educational advantage to talk to your teachers and arrange to get your assignments ahead of time.  Notes for pre-planned absences should be sent to the Assistant Principal at least three school days before the absences occur to determine if the absences will be excused. 

Contact Information

  • Jamie Campbell
    Attendance Clerk 
    **Please exhibit patience when it comes to attendance. Coding attendance takes time and can not be completed instantly. 
    **If you have questions/concerns, please wait 48 hours and re-check Skyward Family Access before emailing/calling about an attendance discrepancy.