• 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.

      Attendance in middle school is taken every class period, every day. If you feel your student was marked absent in error, email the teacher first and the teacher will notify the attendance office if a correction needs to be made. 

      It is not necessary to call and inform the school of an absence. All excuses must be received in writing, either brought with the student upon their return to school or via email to the attendance office. Parents will receive an automated message informing them of their child's absence. The attendance office can not pre-code an absence. 

      Tardies/Arriving Late to School

      • Students are considered tardy if they arrive after 8:55 am. If the student arrives after 10:15 a.m. (official attendance time), the student will be marked absent. 

      Leaving School Early

      • Parents and students must adhere to the following procedures:
        • No Student may be picked up within 30 minutes of dismissal.
        • For your student's safety, parents/guardians picking up the student MUST be on that student's emergency contact list and have a valid picture ID.

      Testing/Extracurricular and Field Trips

      • Please allow up to 48 hours for attendance to be updated before emailing the attendance office. Students may be counted as absent, but it will be updated once we receive who was in attendance from the Sponsor or Testing Coordinator.  

    Cynthia Nieto Lee
    Attendance Clerk
    Hodges Bend Middle School
    16510 Bissonnet
    Houston, TX 77083

Middle 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 middle school snapshot time is 10:15 a.m.

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