To report an absence or if you have questions about an absence, please send an email to: BMS.firstname.lastname@example.org.
***We DO NOT accept phone calls or voicemail messages as documentation for a student's absence.
Documentation must be received in the Front Office within 5 school days after the absence has occurred.
Good attendance is important for many reasons. Your child receives the maximum benefit of education by being in school every day, and numerous studies show a strong link between academic performance and consistent attendance.
General Attendance Policies
Attendance Q & A
- When student is absent, what information do I need to put on their absence note?
- Documentation needs to be submitted within 5 days of the absence. Note should include:
- Student name,
- ID #,
- Date(s) of absence,
- Reason for absence,
- Parent contact phone number,
- Parent signature (or electronic signature if sent by email).
- You can email your note to email@example.com
- What do I need to check out a student?
- Parent/Guardian is required to come into the office and check out the student(s) in person. Parent must present a valid state-issued identification card at the time of checkout. The person checking out the student must be listed as a person who has authorization to check out the student. A written note, email or phone call giving authorization to check out a student will not be accepted. Student will not be called out of class until the parent has arrived to check out the student.
- Do I have to go into the school to sign my student in for the day?
- No. Student can sign themselves in. Just remember to bring in a note stating the reason for the absence.
- Can I check out my student during testing days?
- Students may not be checked out during a test administration without approval from a campus administrator.
- What is the difference between an absence and a tardy?
- Student is absent if they are more than 20 minutes late to class.
EA Excused Absence note from parent Counts against 90% rule UN/UP Unaccounted/Unexcused Personal Counts against 90% rule EW Excused Waived note from doctor; did not attend school Does NOT count against 90% rule OA School related field trip Does NOT count against 90% rule OC Student was On Campus but not in class Does NOT count against 90% rule OJ Required court appearance Does NOT count against 90% rule OL School UIL Activity Does NOT count against 90% rule ON Doctor’s note; did attend school Does NOT count against 90% rule