State law stipulates that responsibility belongs to parents/guardians to ensure that their student attends school. We consider school attendance a shared responsibility between the student, parents/guardians and the school. Please keep in mind that regular attendance maximizes the benefits of your student’s education.

Absence Procedure

If a student must be absent from class or arrive late to school, the student’s parent/guardian must call the attendance line at 507.663.0616 the day of the absence or earlier.

The attendance line is available 24 hours a day. Absences must be excused within 24 hours or the absence may remain unexcused.

If the school and parent/guardian do not connect on the day of the absence, a note from a parent/guardian will be accepted the next morning. Absences may no longer be excused after the day the student returns. Parents/guardians are encouraged to apply for online access to view their student’s attendance.

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All students who become ill during the school day are required to check out with the nurse’s office prior to leaving the building. Checkout must include contact between school officials and parents/guardians prior to leaving the building. Failure to properly check out with the nurse’s office or main office will cause the student to be unexcused.

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