Classroom attendance is tied to classroom success. When students are absent, they miss opportunities to learn, build friendships, and develop skills and attitudes needed to become good citizens. Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD encourages students to be at school every day, be on time every day and stay all day. The fact is that attendance raises a student’s chance of scoring well on exams and securing college admission. Did you know that high school graduates earn 38% more than those who drop out and college graduates bring in 140% more!
How to Report an Absence
Please remember to fill out the School Absence Note provided below when writing a note for your child’s absence.
Excused Absences Reasons
- Doctor appointment - with a doctor’s note.
- Child is sick – note from parent
- Funeral - will be approved with a funeral notice
- Religious Holy days – with religious holy day form
- Required court appearances – with court note
- Activities related to obtaining U.S. Citizenship
- Visit with military parent who has been called to duty
A family emergency or family matter will not be automatically excused. We will need more information about the emergency. Thank you for your understanding.
School Hours & Bell Schedule
School Start And End Times
Elementary (including Pre-K)
7:30 A.M. to 2:45 P.M.
- Middle School
8:10 A.M. to 3:25 P.M.
- High School
8:40 A.M. to 3:55 P.M.
- Early College High School
8:00 A.M. to 3:20 P.M.