• Missed School? What to do when your student is absent with email and hand holding pen icon

Missed School?

  • Within 5 school days after the absence:

    • Email an absence note to the school's attendance clerk
    • Turn in the absence note once the student returns to school

    Absence notes must be received by the Attendance Office within 5 days of returning to school, or it will result in an unexcused absence. Parents can attach supporting documents, such as doctor's notes, to absence note emails.

Attendance Policies and Procedures

  • The district attendance policies and procedures can be found in the FBISD Student/Parent Handbook.

    Tardies

    • Class period does NOT contain the official attendance time (10:00 a.m.):
      • If the student arrives to a class period up to 20 minutes past class start, the student will be marked Tardy for that class period. 
    • Class period that does contain the official time (10:00 a.m.):
      • If the student arrives to a class up to 20 minutes late of the class start time, but before the official attendance time, the student will be marked Tardy for that class period. 
      • If the student arrives to a class period after the first 20 minutes of the class start time, but before the official attendance time, the student will be marked Late for that class period. 

    Arriving Late to School

    • Students who arrive at the school after school has started and have missed a class period and/or more than half of the period once arrived will be marked absent for those periods by their teacher. 
    • Repeated tardies may be subject to a disciplinary referral. 

    Leaving School Early

    • No student may be picked up within 15 minutes of dismissal. 

Contact

  • Alison Thornton (Last Names A-H)
    (281) 634-4352

    Susana Avalos (Last Names I-O)
    (281) 634-2172 

    Micky Wong (Last Names P-Z)
    (281) 634-2173

    Fax (281) 372-2173

High School Attendance Counts!

  • Daily attendance in school is a strong indicator of future success.

    Per the Student Attendance Accounting Handbook provided by Texas Education Agency, a student is considered either present or absent at the official attendance-taking time, known as snapshot.

    Each campus attendance is determined by the number of students present at this important designated snapshot time. The high school snapshot time is 10:00 a.m.

    To ensure academic engagement and successful learning, all students should be present daily by snapshot and remain academically engaged all day.