• 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.

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. 

  • In order for a student to receive a grade in their class, they must be in attendance for at least 90% of the days a class is offered. If a student is absent for more than 10% of the days a class is offered, they will be required to make up their time outside of the regular school hours. An attendance committee meeting will be held, and the student and parent will receive information on how the student will be able to make up their time missed.

Attendance Policies and Procedures

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


    • 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.

    Arriving Late to School

    • Students are considered tardy if they arrive 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 30 minutes of dismissal.

Attendance Clerk

Phone: (281) 634-3461


Degrees and Certifications:

Adela Mireles