Attendance Line 763-241-3555 (24 hrs)
A phone call made to the attendance line is required to report your child’s absence each day. If we have not received notification of the student’s absence by 9:30 a.m., we will attempt to contact the student’s parent/guardian. Absences without parent/guardian acknowledgement will be unexcused.
Homework requests may also be made on the attendance line for students who have been out at least 2 consecutive days. We ask that requests be made by 9:00 a.m. Homework will then be available for pick up in the office between 3:00 – 3:45 pm. Many of our teachers post weekly homework assignments on SchoolNotes.com or on their personal webpage which may be accessed through this site.
If you know that your child will be absent from school due to an upcoming vacation or family event, we ask that you pre-arrange this with the office as soon as possible. Please indicate the reason for the absence and the length of time the student will be gone. The student will be given a “pre-excused” form to show to their teachers. The teachers, in turn, will list any homework your student will miss while he/she is gone.
MN STATUTES AND DISTRICT POLICIES & PROCEDURES IN REGARDS TO SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
2.0 STUDENT ABSENCES AND PARENT RESPONSIBILITY
2.1 When a student must be absent from school, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to Call the attendance line or write a note informing the principal of the reason for each absence.
2.2 The written excuse shall include the full name of student, date(s) absent, reason for the absence and full signature of the parent/guardian.
2.3 For absences to be considered excused, this written excuse note must be presented to the school office within three days after the child returns to school.
2.4 A doctor’s note will be required for absences that extend beyond three consecutive days or ten total absences due to medical reasons.
2.5 If the student is expected to miss school frequently due to medical reasons, a specific doctor’s statement explaining each date will be required.
2.6 If a doctor’s note is not provided within three days of the request, the absences will be considered unexcused.
A copy of the Attendance Policy brochure is available in the school office.