L.D. Bell HIGH SCHOOL International Baccalaureate World School

Attendance / Report an Absence

If your child is absent, please call the BHS attendance secretary at 817-282-2551 to report the absence. If you leave a voicemail message, please include this information:

  • your child's name, grade, and teacher's name
  • the reason for the absence
  • your name
  • and then repeat this information.

It is a parent's responsibility to report the student's absence within 72 hours. If the absence is not reported within the time specified, it will be considered an unexcused absence regardless of the reason for the absence.

If your child has been absent more than 10% of the school days enrolled, then a doctor's note will be required for each absence recorded.


Tardy / Late to school

The warning bell rings at 7:45 AM and at 8:05 AM. A student is considered tardy if he/she is not in their classroom and ready to learn when the bell rings to begin each class period. Excessive tardiness will result in a Truancy notice.


Doctor's Notes

When your child visits the doctor, dentist, or any other health professional during the school day, make sure to get a signed note from their office stating the appointment date and time. A copy of the note should be turned in to the office as soon as your child returns to school. If it is requested that your child remain out of school for an extended period of time, those exact dates must be noted on the excuse.


  • L.D. Bell High School, Grades 10-12
  • 1601 Brown Trail, Hurst, TX 76054
  • Phone: 817.282.2551
  • Fax: 817.285.3200
Contact Us
1849 Central Dr. Bedford, TX 76022
Phone: 817.283.4461
Metro: 817.267.3311
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