Gordon A. Bailey Middle School

4020 Lost Oasis Hollow

Austin, TX 78739

512 414-4990



  • When a child is absent, please send a parent or doctor’s note the day the child returns.
  • Phone calls are not required to report an absence
  • After 2 days, notes will not be accepted.


All notes are to be turned in to the office before the beginning of the day and must include:

  • Student's full name
  • Date of absence
  • Reason for absence
  • A doctor’s note is required if your child is absent more than 3 consecutive days

Students must take their note to the office, not to their teachers.

  • If a student arrives at school between 8:25a.m and 8:40a.m, they must report to 1st period and will be considered tardy.
  • If a student arrives after 8:40a.m, they must report to the front office with a parent note to receive a permit to class.
  • If a student is more than 20 minutes late to any class it is considered an absence.

Medical Appointments

If a parent has a scheduled a medical appointment, please have the student bring their note to the office before 8:15a.m on the day of the appointment.

  • The student will receive a pink slip to be dismissed early from class.
  • A parent / guardian will need to come into the school to pick up the student.
  • Upon their return, parents or guardians do not need to come into the school to drop off the student.
  • Ask your child's doctor for a 'Return to School' note after their appointment.

Change of Address

If your address changes, please advise the Registrar with a copy of a utility bill as proof of your new address.