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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.

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.

  • Use the SchoolPass app (preferred method). Be sure to include the reason for the absence in the comments section. 

  • Or call the Attendance Line:

    • Full day Absence? Call 651-351-8000.
      Please include your student’s first and last name, spelling of last name, grade, reason for absence and return phone number.

    • Partial day Absence (arriving late or leaving early)? Call 651-351-8011.
      Please include your student’s first and last name, spelling of last name, grade, reason for dismissal or absence, time of dismissal or estimated time of arrival and return phone number. In cases of Partial Day attendance (student leaving early), it is your student’s responsibility to create an E-Hall pass using their mobile phone or computer.  

For early student dismissal, please report using the above methods at least two hours in advance. In case of an emergency or you need immediate response, please call the Main Office Secretary at 351-8040 or your student pony center.

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.

Absent due to COVID?

You only need to submit the absence once for the entire time your child is out due to COVID.

Make sure to send an email to the school's Health Office AND the child's teacher to notify them that your child has tested positive for COVID-19.

More info.


The SchoolPass app will allow families to submit absence notifications to their child's school. Families can download the SchoolPass app on their mobile device.

If you need assistance with the SchoolPass app, please call our Family Support Help Desk at 651-351-8404 or email at

Attendance Line

651-351-8000 (All Day Absence)

651-351-8011 (Partial Day Absence)