Please call the attendance line at 763-241-3555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 7:45 am to report an absence or late arrival.
Regular attendance is essential if students are to be successful in school. Chronic absences interrupt the education of your child. School personnel will make every effort to encourage regular attendance, but the ultimate responsibility lies with the students and their parents/guardians. The complete Attendance Policy is available for your review at your school and the District Office.
Reporting an Absence or Tardiness
When a student is going to be absent or tardy, the parent/guardian is required to notify the school of the reason for the absence or tardiness so that it can be properly recorded. Please call before the start of the school day if your student will be absent or tardy for any reason. Any absence is considered unexcused until the school has been notified. A written note must be presented or a phone call must be made to the school office within 48 hours. If a note or call is not received during the allowed time, the absence will be considered unexcused. In order to make this process as convenient as possible, parents/guardians may use one of the following methods to notify the school when their student will be absent or tardy.
- Calling the attendance line at 763-241-3555
- Calling the front office at 763-274-6260
When reporting an absence or tardiness, please include the following information:
- Student’s name with spelling
- Date of absence
- Reason for absence
- Name of person reporting the absence
Our school days are 8:15am - 2:55pm. Students will not be permitted into the building before 7:50am. All students are expected to be in their classroom, seated and ready to learn by the final bell at 8:15 am. If they arrive to their classroom after the 8:15 am bell students are considered unexcused tardy to school.
Arriving at school after the start of the day without a valid excuse as determined by the principal, is considered an unexcused tardy and will affect the student’s attendance record. When a student accumulates five unexcused tardies, the tardies will be considered one unexcused absence. Every five unexcused tardies accumulated thereafter will result in an additional unexcused absence.
- Middle school students are expected to be punctual to each class, with three tardies or less per quarter.
- If a student has four or more tardies in a quarter, they may have consequences which may include, but not limited to,
lunch detention, detention, student conference, parent conference, loss of privileges, involvement by county social services, and/or the court
system for truancy.
All tardy students entering the building after 8:15 am, need to report to the office.
A doctor’s note will be required for absences that extend beyond three consecutive days or ten total absences due to medical reasons. If a doctor’s note is not provided within three days of the request, the absences will be considered unexcused.