Reporting Absences/Tardiness

Parents/guardians are expected to call the main office (612-248-8240) by 8:30am to report any absences or tardies and provide the following information: 

  • Student name & grade
  • Date of absence 
  • Reason for absence


  • If a student arrives after 7:40am or leaves before 2:20pm, they must check in at the main office and will be considered tardy.
  • 4 tardies is equal to a full-day absence.

Excused Absence Reasons

  • Illness
  • Serious illness in the student’s immediate family
  • A death in the student’s immediate family or of a close friend or relative
  • Medical, dental, or orthodontic treatment, or counseling appointment
  • Court appearances occasioned by family or personal action
  • Religious instruction not to exceed three hours in any week
  • Physical emergency conditions such as fire, flood, storm, etc.
  • Removal of a student pursuant to suspension.  Suspensions are to be handled as excused absences and students will be allowed to make up work.
  • Family emergencies

Regular school attendance is directly related to success in academic work.  Minnesota State Statute (120) requires that children attend school from age 7 until age 18. A student is required to attend school each and every day and every class period. If a student misses a school day, or part of a school day for legitimate reasons, a guardian must notify the school or this could be considered an unexcused absence. Students who are absent 15 consecutive days will be dropped from the school.

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