ABSENCE REPORTING PROCEDURE
The procedure is the same for all absences, regardless of cause or length of time.
The parent will call the school office before 8:30 a.m. on the day of the absence and every day after and inform the secretary. A message may be left on voice mail or with the building principal. If the parent does not call, the secretary will try to contact the parent by telephone.
Upon the student's return to school, she/he must go to the school office and present the written excuse (if a message was not left) which includes the student's name, reason for the absence, date(s) of absence, and the signature of the parent or guardian.
A verbal or written excuse must be presented to the office upon the student's return to school.
Absences can cause a loss of credit. Excessive tardiness and/or unexcused absences can mean a loss of credit under the attendance policy of St. Paul School District. For this reason, students and parents should be very familiar with the policy on attendance. A student can lose 1/4 of a credit for eight unexcused absences and additional loss of credit can accumulate. Please refer to the section on attendance for entire absence/attendance policy in the MS/HS Handbook.