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8:00am - 4:00pm    Mon - Fri


Eva Pedraza-Ibarra 

Attendance Specialist



512-292-0527 (fax)


The Attendance Office processes all student attendance and attendance documentation.  


Attendance Codes Definitions



Early Release (Driving Pass)

If a student needs to drive off campus for an appointment please:

  1. Parent/guardian full name
  2. Student full name and ID number
  3. Time and reason to be released
  4. Mode of transportation
  5. Include this legend on your email: I (parent/guardian name) give permission to my student to leave campus and will not hold James Bowie High School and Austin ISD liable or responsible.
  • This form must be received at least 2 hours prior to release.  Release of student is not guaranteed without a 2 hour notice. Please consider travel time.
  • The students needs to go to the front office to sign him/her out, otherwise the student will be marked absent.


Parent/Guardian Excuse Absence Notes

Per district policy, parent excuse notes will only be accepted within 48 hours of the absence. There are three options for submitting an excuse note:

  1. Parent/Guardian full name
  2. Student full name and ID number
  3. Reason of the absence



  • Parent/Guardian may fax a note to (512) 292- 0527.


NOTE: Phone calls are not required to report an absence.

***We DO NOT accept phone calls or voicemail messages as documentation for a student's absence.***


Medical Notes

Notes from healthcare professionals will be accepted at any time and can be sent to Bowie the following three ways:

  • Turn notes into the front office in the red box on the counter

(student must date/time stamp the note using the machine next to the red box)

  • Via fax to (512) 292-0527



**All notes MUST have the student’s ID number written on the front page.


Holy Days 

This pertains to students who miss school for the purpose of observing religious holy days (travel is limited to not more than one day of travel to and one day of travel from the observation site). To be considered a religious holy day, the holy day activity must be a tenet of the student’s faith.

Church retreats, camps, and missions trips and individual religious rites (baptisms, christenings, bar mitzvahs, etc) are not holy days.

Parent/guardian must complete the Holy Day form:  file:///C:/Users/E170765/Downloads/Holy%20Day%20Form.pdf


Attendance Incentives

If you have questions about attendance incentives please contact: widner@austinisd.org carroll@austinisd.org and/or shumate@austinisd.org.


Semester Exam Incentive Guidelines:




Attendance Recovery

If you have questions regarding attendance recovery please contact your student’s Assistant Principal: https://bit.ly/2XCLOA3

Attendance Rules: https://bit.ly/2TqlM1r


Update Contact Information

To update your parent/guardian contact information, please complete this form online:  https://bit.ly/2Tkhjk4   (If completed online, a verification will be sent).


Parent/guardian may also update in person at the Bowie HS attendance office. 


College Visit

If you have questions regarding College Visit please contact

Carli Valverde, College and Career Coordinator.


Attendance office. 

 The Official Attendance Time is            10:15 a.m.