Gordon A. Bailey Middle School



  • When your child is absent, please send a parent or doctor’s note the day the child returns to school. Notes can be:
  • Please include the following in your note: Student's full name, date of absence, reason for absence, parent/guardian name
  • If the absence is due to an appointment with a health care provider, you must send in a note from that provider. The online form below will not be accepted for an absence due to an appointment.
  • Parent notes will only be accepted within 48 hours of the absence. Doctor notes, however, will be accepted at any time.
  • Phone calls are not required to report an absence.


Parent notes may be turned into the office. 

Please include the following in your note:

  • Student's full name
  • Date of absence - a doctor note that states 1-3 days absent must still have the specific dates of absence noted. Parents can send a separate note with additional absences or jot additional dates at the bottom of the doctor note
  • Reason for absence
  • A doctor’s note is required if your child is absent more than 3 consecutive days


  • 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 pass 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.

Need more help?

Contact our Attendance Specialist, for more help: 512-414-5414