School Attendance Office

What do I do if I am absent?

  • If your student is going to be absent for any part of the school day, you must provide an excuse stating the reason for the absence. A doctor’s excuse note is required if your student attends any kind of a medical appointment, any time during the day. If you forget to get a doctor’s note, the doctor’s office can fax an excuse note to our fax: 972-772-2099. All excuses must be received no later than 5 school days from the absence. 


    We have 3 different options you may use to submit your excuse:

    1. Skyward Family Access (see instructions below)
    2. Email attendance clerks (see information above)
    3. Hand written note signed by parent or guardian.


    How to enter an absence note in Skyward Family Access:

    • Locate Skyward Tabs located on the left side of your screen
    • Click the tab “Attendance”; Click on the Enter Absent Request in the upper right hand corner “ typed in blue”
    • A new box will open
    •  Select ADD REQUEST in the upper right hand corner “typed in blue”
    • Enter absent date and reason: select save.

    Click here for a tutorial.