Check out procedures

All NISD secondary schools are closed campuses. Students are expected to remain at school upon arrival at school. If extenuating circumstances exist and prior arrangements (note or email) were not made, special permission must be obtained by the student’s assistant principal. Students are not allowed to leave campus to run personal errands or for lunch purposes.

Student Safety and Checkout Procedures for BNHS

Student safety is our primary concern for Bobcat Nation.

We believe that student safety, attendance and accountability for students during the school day are all important.


Early Release Email


 Early Release Requests

  • Students will NOT be checked out after 3:10 (8th period) without prior written notice given to the Front Office personnel. 

  • Please have your student bring a note from you on the morning of the day they require early release.  He/she should personally hand the parent note to the Front Office personnel and wait to receive their pass.

  • Without prior written notice, a pass will be delivered to your student once the parent has arrived on campus to make the request in person. A parent must still send an email for documentation before the student will be released.  Please understand it will take time to retrieve your student from class.

  • We cannot accept phone calls requesting early release

  • A pass will be prepared and waiting in the Front Office for your student to pick up during passing periods or during their lunch period.  Please be aware that due to the volume of emails we receive, there may be a delay in preparing a pass for your student.  Please send emails as early in the school day as possible.  We will reply to your email as soon as possible.

  • Definite and satisfactory identification (i.e. driver’s license or picture ID) shall be required during the checkout process of the person authorized to take a student from school.

  • Student drivers will need to present their driver’s license to be released as a driver

  • In the event of an emergency, the student’s principal and attendance personnel will be notified to approve release.  A follow-up written note/email from the parent is expected to confirm the emergency.

  • If siblings/emergency contacts are picking up students please include this information on the note/email from Guardian.  Anyone other than a parent/guardian picking up students must be listed on the Emergency Contacts we have on file.

With the passage of Texas State House Bill 5, we are no longer able to disrupt a classroom through the use of telephone or intercom.

 If a student misses 20 minutes or more of a class due to checking out early, he or she will be marked absent in that class.