Families & Students
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- Reporting an absence
- Leaving during the school day
- Returning from an absence
- Anticipated absences (pre-approved)
- Late arrivals (tardies)
- Absences and participation eligibility for extra-curricular sports and activities
To report an absence, please call 612.706.1108 (you will be leaving a message) or email Ms. Marta Kurak at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are calling in the middle of the day and wish to report an absence, please call Ms. Kurak at 612.706.1104. If your child is leaving for an appointment during the school day, have them bring a note to Ms. Kurak in the Attendance/Guidance Office or call 612.706.1104 and leave a message.
Approved Legal Excuses for Student Absences: Illness, doctor or dental appointments, death in the family, religious holidays and family emergencies are recognized as excused absences.
- Notify the attendance office by sending in a note or calling 612-706-1108
- Have your child stop in the Attendance Office to receive a Permit to Leave slip.
- When it is time for the student to leave, the student should present the Permit to Leave slip to the teacher. (Parents do not need to come in and sign out their child.)
- Students will be released into the custody of their parent/guardian or other authorized person.
- If returning the same day, the student must sign in at the Attendance Office and receive an admit slip to return to class.
Upon returning from an absence, students should report to the Attendance Office with a parent note to get an admit slip. Students will show this slip to teachers so that the teachers can write missed assignments and record whether the absence is excused or unexcused. It is the student’s responsibility to promptly make arrangements with teachers for make-up work upon returning to school. If your child returns during the school day, he or she must go to the Attendance Office and sign in.
- Complete a Request for Special Absence/Trip Request form at least one week in advance of the absence.
- The student is to acquire the signature/homework for each class period.
- This form must be completed and returned to the Attendance Office at least two days before vacation begins.
Students who arrive late to school should go directly to the Attendance Office (located in the guidance office/nurse’s office) for an admit slip to enter class. Students will sign in upon arrival in order to provide a record of the date and time. If they arrive late without an acceptable written excuse signed by a parent/guardian OR, if we have not received a phone call explaining their tardiness, they will be marked tardy (unexcused). Oversleeping is never an excused tardy. Please note that a student absent for more than 15 minutes results in an unexcused absence for that period.
Administrative approved absence.
Previous school permission to miss school, due to a school-sponsored event (e.g. field trip)
Any absence due to a medical (doctor, dental, eye) appointment must have a note from the medical office to participate for that day.
Parents and students often have questions about when it is appropriate to stay home from school because of illness. The following guidelines will help with your decision. Your child should stay home (and will be sent home from school) if they have or have had:
- a temperature of 100.00 degrees or higher in the past 24 hours.
- vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours.
- an uncontrolled cough.
- strep throat and has been on an antibiotic for less than 24 hours.
- an undiagnosed skin rash.
- untreated head lice.
If your child feels too ill to remain in class and benefit from attending school or there is risk to other students from being exposed to your child’s illness, they should also not be in school.
If your child will be absent for the day due to illness, please call the High School Attendance Office at 612-706-1108.
Please notify the Health Office if your child has a contagious condition.