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Attendance

Attendance and academic performance are closely related. To benefit fully from the instructional program, all students are expected to attend school regularly and to be on time for all classes and study halls. The high school attendance polices are designed to develop students' punctuality, self-discipline, and responsibility.

Attendance Procedures - Parents/Guardians are asked to contact the attendance office, 852-6300, between 7:00am and 2:30pm on the day the child will be absent from school, either for a portion or the full day of school; or provide the school with a written verification of absence. At the beginning of the following school day, students must report to the attendance office to pick up an Admission to Class Slip. After 24 hours from the date of the absence, should no call be received or written excuse provided, the absence will be considered unexcused.

Unexcused Absences - Students who are unexcused from classes and/or study halls are considered to be truant from school. Students will meet with a principal and detention(s) will be assigned during the lunch hour or after school. After school detentions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Students failing to attend lunch hour or after school detention will be issued a truancy citation and report to Truancy Court.
 
 

Important Reminder Regarding Attendance

  • Students are expected to attend all classes and study periods.
  • We request that absences are phoned into the attendance office the day of the absence, or the student brings a note upon returning to school.
  • Please prearrange any absences that may be foreseen.
  • According to Wiscon State Statute 118.15, a student may be excused from school up to ten days before considered truant. Absences exceeding ten must be arranged with the Attendance office to avoid truancy.