Attendance is vital for success in school; it is also a federal and state mandate. Please be advised that a student who misses three (3) or more days is required to submit a doctor’s note and the family may be asked to come into school for a re-entry staffing to discuss any homework missed and plans to get the student current on assignments and content. We look forward to working with families in order to help our students realize their full potential.
Tardies (per course):
1 tardy results in notifying the student
that s/he was tardy.
2 tardies results in notifying the student
and family of a second tardy.
3 tardies results in a detention, an
automatic tier 3 response. Detention is served Mondays and Wednesdays from
- Subsequent tardies results in automatic
tiered responses (tier 4 = meeting with administration and Behavioral Action
Plan, tier 5 = Level 1 Suspension and Behavioral Contract, tier 6 = Level 2
Suspension, tier 7 = Motion to Dismiss.
Students must have written or verbal
permission to be absent from all or part of a class.
Permission is granted when a legitimate reason
exists. Teachers have the right to refuse permission if an event or reason is
determined to be unsuitable. (Examples of acceptable reasons are student
appointment/illness noted by parent, liturgy practice, concert rehearsal,
service projects, and functions of this nature.)
Students who need to leave school for
specific appointments will meet their parent/guardian in the school office at a
designated time. Students will not be released without written, email or phoned
permission. Students will not be allowed to exit the building without a parent
or appointed transporter escorting them out of the building. If the student
will be leaving with someone other than the parent/guardian, a written
permission or email must be sent with the student, with the name of the person
who will be picking them up. When students return from appointments, they
should report to the office and receive a pass to admit them to their class.
Students who are absent from school for
three (3) or more consecutive days for health reasons must return with a
doctor’s note indicating the reason for the absence. The student and
parent/guardian must meet with an administrator prior to their first class to
help support reentry into the classroom. Students who are absent for more than
ten (10) days in one semester will be asked to produce a doctor’s note indicating
a chronic health complication.
absence, or arrival to class more than 10 minutes after it begins, will result
in tier 2 or tier 3 of the Behavioral Response System. Continued absences will
result in a referral to the counselor and/or Olmsted County Juvenile Division
as per truancy law.
Cell phones are to be off from 8:45 a.m. - 4:00
p.m. and stowed in a student’s locker during the school day (8:45 a.m. - 3:37
p.m.). Should you need to contact your child in an emergency, please call the
main office. We are able to radio (through PA and hand-held walkie talkies)
and/or call all staff in the building in a matter of seconds. Thank you for
helping our students by sharing a consistent message.
Parents are strongly encouraged to examine their
student’s attire prior to entering the school building. While our uniform
policy is fairly straight-forward, words like “skirt” and “non-logo shirt or
sweater” can leave room for differing opinions. If you are aware of what your
child is wearing (both on the outer layer and something they may be concealing
until they can display it at school), then conversations can be much more
productive. From time to time we may ask a student to change their attire to be
more compliant with the dress code; we will do this as gently as possible
unless it is clearly an act of defiance. In cases where the dress code is
egregiously ignored or we do not have the inventory to accommodate corrections,
you may be asked to escort your child home to change. Thank you in advance for
helping us be consistent and foster an environment conducive to learning.