• Parents

All About Excused Absences

  • When is an absence excused?

    • FBISD extracurricular activities
    • Illness and medical appointments
    • Required court appearances
    • Religious holy days
    • Activities related to obtaining United States citizenship
    • College visits for high school junior and senior (up to two days)

    Submitting an Excuse Note

    • Notes must be turned in no later than five days upon returning to school.
    • Notes should be given to the school’s Attendance Clerk. Email messages are acceptable to AttendanceJSES@Fortbendisd.com
    • Keep copies of all correspondence.
    • Contact the Attendance Clerk or Assistant Principal if you feel any of your child’s absences are incorrect.
    • A medical note can be scanned and emailed directly to the campus Attendance Clerk.

    Sample Excuse Note
          Current Date  
          To Whom it May Concern,
          Please excuse (Student’s name and ID#) from school on (Date of
          Absence). Give detailed reason for absence.

          (Parent’s name)
          (Parent’s contact phone number)

    Excuse notes should always include:
    Student’s full name
    Student’s ID number 
    Today’s date 
    Date(s) of absence 
    Reason for absence 
    Parent contact information