• 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.


M.R. Wood 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 M.R. Wood Center for Learning 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. 

Attendance Policies and Procedures

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

    Tardies/Arriving Late to School

    • Students are considered tardy if they arrive after 9:15 a.m. If the student arrives after 10:15 a.m. (official attendance time), the student will be marked absent.
    • If students arrive after 10:30 a.m., the day will not count towards their placement time at M.R. Wood.

    Leaving School Early

    • If students leave before 3:45 p.m., the day will not count towards their placement time at M.R. Wood.
    • Parents and students must adhere to the following procedures:
      • No student can be picked up after 4:00 p.m. due to dismissal preparations.
      • 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.