Attendance Matters

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

  1. Doctor appointment - with a doctor’s note.
  2. Child is sick – note from parent
  3. Funeral - will be approved with a funeral notice
  4. Religious Holy days – with religious holy day form
  5. Required court appearances – with court note
  6. Activities related to obtaining U.S. Citizenship
  7. 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

Check with your campus for special activities that may vary.

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.