Attendance/ Tardies/Dismissals

Reporting an Absence
If your student is absent, please report the absence by 9:00 A.M. to the front office of Thompson Elementary by calling 817-698-3800 or by email at

A Few Reminders about Compulsory Attendance

When illnesses and emergencies occur, parents are asked to call (817-698-3800) or email ( the school each day the student is absent. 


Upon returning to school, the student must bring a note signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence. Please be sure that the note includes all of the dates the student was absent.


Also, per the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct, page 24, A child is in violation of compulsory attendance when a child has unexcused, voluntary absences on:

  1. Ten or more days or parts of day within a six-month period; or
  2. Three or more days or parts of days within a four-week period.


When a student violates or is nearing violation of these provisions, the campus may mandate that a doctor’s note be required to excuse future absences or advise the parent that the Campus Health Coordinator is available to verify the illnesses.


In addition, when a student exceeds five (5) consecutive, or a total of eight (8) cumulative absences in any six-month period for personal illness, the principal may notify the parent/guardian that a doctor’s note is required to excuse absences.  Board Policy FEA (LEGAL/LOCAL)