Regular attendance is important to school success. Call the attendance line at 612-668-4030 or email Leah Severson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your child is going to be absent, and leave a message with a reason for the absence. When leaving a message, give the following information: Child’s name, phone number where you can be reached, reason for absence (see below). If your child had a doctor’s/dentist’s appointment, ask them for a note stating the child was there, and send the note with your child when they return to school. Absences not acknowledged by note or telephone call will be considered unexcused and are subject to truancy/attendance procedures. If your child is late to school, s/he will need to get a pass from the office before going to class.
Requests to excuse a student from school during the school day should be made in advance in writing. The Board of Education permits us to excuse students for the following reasons with no prior notice required:
Before a student leaves the school building, his/her parent must report to the Office to sign out. Office staff will call your child(ren) to the office. Students are not to be picked up in the classroom.
If students miss 15-50 minutes of class, they will be marked as absent for the hour. A phone call will be made home if this is unexcused and they will be required to serve lunch detention. If this happens again, Social Workers & Advisors will be alerted. The school must submit the names of truant students to the legal system.
If you question whether school will be canceled due to weather, listen to WCCO AM radio–830 or watch the local news stations. You should listen/watch for Minneapolis Public Schools. This information will also be posted to the district website at www.mpls.mn.us.
1 West 49th Street Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone: 612.668.4040 | Fax: 612.668.4050