Regular and punctual attendance is very important to the academic success of your child. Many studies have shown a strong correlation between attendance and student achievement. Frequent absences have a negative effect on school achievement.
The state of Wisconsin defines a habitual truant as “a pupil who is absent from school without an acceptable excuse under sub. (4) and s 118.15 for part or all of five or more days on which school is held during a school semester.” The state also requires students to be in attendance until age 18 unless they have graduated. State statute 118.15(3)(c) states that parents may excuse their child from school for no more than 10 days in the school year. Please monitor your child’s attendance on a regular basis.
When your student must be absent from school due to illness or family emergency, parents are required to call the school office by 8:30 a.m. at 768-6270.
After morning absences are known in the schools, those absences which have not previously been confirmed by a telephone call from the parent will be followed up by a telephone call from a school secretary. The call will be made first to the home, and if not successful, then to the parent’s place of employment.
Children will be expected to make up missed assignments after an illness or absence from school. One day, for each day absent, will be given for finishing classroom work.
Our doors open to students at 7:50 a.m. and school starts at 8:00 a.m. When a student is arriving late to school, parents should bring their child to the school office and sign them in with the office personnel. If your child needs to leave school prior to the 3:05 p.m. dismissal time, you will need to come to the school office and sign them out before they can be released.