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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 there are two options for release:

  • Parent/Guardian may complete the request online (at least 2 hours prior to release) by clicking this link:  https://bit.ly/2BZsPGA


  1. Parent/guardian full name
  2. Student full name and ID number
  3. Time and reason to be released
  4. Mode of transportation
  5. Must include the statement “I release Bowie High School and the Austin ISD from any liability.”

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 the note to (512) 292- 0527.

NOTE: Phone calls and/or emails are not required to report an absence


Medical Notes

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

  • Turn in to 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)


All notes must have the student ID number written on the front page of the note.


Attendance Incentives

If you have questions about attendance incentives please contact: ruth.widner@austinisd.org, cindi.carroll@austinisd.org, and/or joseph.powell@austinisd.org

Semester Exam Incentive Guidelines:



Attendance Recovery

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

Attendance Rules: https://1.cdn.edl.io/BiX8tPYQD45u2msv1LzyMbqKMJKmytcLoU2nlzdgzVRrGSKz.pdf


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 Bowie HS in the attendance office.  


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