Excuse Notes Submission
WHAT TYPES OF ABSENCES MAY BE EXCUSED?
*Child's illness or injury (Parent Note – up to 4 days)
*Family Emergency (Approval from students AP)
*Death of a family member (Funeral Home Program or note from the Funeral Home)
*Doctor or Dental Appointments that cannot be scheduled before or after school hours (Note from Healthcare Provider)
*Religious Holy Days
*Court Appearances (Court receipt required)
*DMV for Learner Permit or Driver License (DMV receipt required)
*College Visit (Must be on College Letterhead)
*Citizenship ceremony/appointment (letter from DHS)
HOW TO SUBMIT EXCUSE NOTES
According to Dallas ISD Policy parents should turn in an excuse note within three days of returning to school.
Turn in your NOTE in person or via fax to: 214-932-7550
Excuse notes must include
Date of Absence
Reason for Absence.
HOW TO SUBMIT EXCUSE NOTES FOR CAREER INSTITUTE STUDENTS
Contact: Career Institute South Campus
Address: 4949 Village Fair Dr, Dallas, TX 75224
Phone: (972) 749-1600
Please do not submit duplicate excuse notes as this will delay the process.
Regular attendance is vital to the quality of a student’s education. Parents are the key to establishing and maintaining punctual, regular attendance habits. Please refer to the Student Handbook in English or Spanish for information about attendance, excused and unexcused absences, approved field trips, and the time frame for submitting absence information to the attendance office.
If a student is kept home due to illness, the attendance office should be notified as soon as possible. An automated phone system will call home if a notification has not been received.
Parents should contact the Counseling Office for homework assignments if a student has an extended absence. Individual teachers may also be contacted by phone or email.
Pinkston High School is a closed campus. Students are not allowed to leave the school campus during school hours. Parents should contact the Attendance Office if temporary leave is necessary for a doctor's appointment, etc.