According to Dallas ISD Policy, parents should turn in an excuse note within three days of returning to school.

    How to submit excuse notes:

    • Excuse notes can be submitted in person to the main office or sent as an attachment via email to igurtowski@dallasisd.org
    • Click Here to download a blank excuse/absence note (optional).

    Excuse notes must include:

    • Student full name
    • ID Number
    • Grade
    • Date of Absence
    • Reason of Absence
    • Parent/Guardian Signature and phone number

    What types of absences may be excused?

    • Child’s illness or injury (Parent note – up to four days)
    • Doctor or dental appointments that cannot be scheduled before or after school hours
    • Family Emergency (Approval by an Administrator)
    • Religious Holy Days
    • Court Appearances (Must bring court documentation)
    • Death of family member (Must bring supporting documentation, such as obituary or death certificate)
    • High School Visit (Must bring on High School Letterhead)
    • Citizenship ceremony/appointment
    • Visiting active-duty members on leave

    Please allow up to 5 business days for excuse notes to be entered into the system.