All About Absences

When is an absence excused?

  • FBISD extracurricular activies
  • Illness and medical appointments
  • Required court appearances
  • Religious holy days
  • Activities related to obtaining U.S. citizenship
  • College visits for high school juniors and seniors (up to two days)


Excuse notes should always include:

  • Student's full name
  • Student's student ID number
  • Date(s) of absence
  • Date of absence note submittal
  • Reason for absence
  • Parent contact information
  • Absence notes can be submitted via emial to:


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.
  • 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 via email at: