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Attendance counts
Students who are absent from school, miss out on learning. Improving student attendance is a key strategy to ensure students are on-track to learn and to reach their full potential.


Use PowerSchool (preferred method) to notify the school of absences. Please include the reason for the absence in the comments section.

Need help? Contact the Family Support Help Desk at 651-351-8404 or

Attendance Line:


(All Day Absence)
Please include:

  • Student’s first and last name
  • Spelling of last name
  • Grade
  • Reason for absence
  • Return phone number


(Partial Day Absence - arriving late or leaving early)

  • If a student is arriving late to school, students must check in at the front desk.
  • If students are leaving early, please report their dismissal at least two hours in advance. 
  • Call with the same information as an all day absence to the partial day phone line.

In case of an emergency or if you need immediate response, please call the Main Office Secretary at 651-351-8040 or your student pony center.

Procedure for Reporting an Absence:

Please make every effort to report your student’s attendance before the start of the school day. Failure to notify the school will result in an automated phone call from the school.

Daily attendance is expected for all students

All reasonable efforts should be made by families to ensure that students are in school each and every student contact day. Accurate attendance is a student’s responsibility. Students questioning accuracy may verify accurate attendance by checking with their respective classroom teacher on initial concerns in a timely manner. If there appears to be an error, the classroom teacher may contact the attendance office (within 24 hours) or the student’s Pony Center to validate or clear the record and avoid any errors. 

All students must sign in/out with their classroom teacher when leaving class and with the Main Office Secretary when leaving the building early or entering after the start of the school day.  Students who do not follow proper procedure may not be excused. Click here for examples of excused and unexcused absences.  Please provide a doctor’s note for absences due to illness or medical appointment whenever possible or when requested by the school.