COVID-19 Update: The school day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.
Attendance is one of the most significant factors related to school achievement. The school, parents, and students share the responsibility of promoting regular attendance. Students are required to attend all of their classes in school as well as during distance learning. Attendance will be taken each class period.
To report an absence: Use the ON-LINE ATTENDANCE FORM or call the Middle School attendance line 651-407-2208 by 9:30 AM on the day of the absence. *Please note: the MMS attendance phone-line will eventually be disconnected - replaced with the On-Line Attendance form. Students may also bring in a written excuse to the main office. If the school is not contacted concerning an absence, the absence will be considered unexcused. Parents will be contacted after three unexcused absences. Continued unexcused absences will result in a referral to the Washington County Truancy Diversion Program. The entire Student Attendance Policy #503 can be found on the district website or is available at the school or district office.
Students are expected to be on time for each class - including distant learners. If students are habitually tardy to school the office may assign an after school detention. Parents can and should FREQUENTLY review attendance records by logging into their ParentVue account and make corrections to attendance within 3 days of the absence.
New to Mahtomedi Middle School - the On-Line Attendance Form
The On-Line Absence Reporting Form will help expedite accurate attendance reporting. After completing the form, MMS and the parent will be notified by e-mail of the absence, late arrival, or early dismissal. Please be aware that the parent alert will go to the e-mail submitted on the absence form.
*Please call the Health Office directly to inform health staff of specific health care information or needs at 651-407-2216.
Illness besides COVID-19 - Should I Send My Child to School?
Many students and parents are concerned about when students should stay home or attend school. If your child is absent due to illness, please complete the On-line Attendance form. It is very helpful to us for tracking purposes to know the symptoms your child is experiencing. The following information is intended to help with this decision. If the student:
- Has a fever of 100 degrees or more
The student should stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal.
- Has vomited or had diarrhea
The student should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
- Has any rash for which you do not know the cause
Check with your family physician/clinic before sending the student to school.
- Has an illness
Keep the student at home and call the school daily to report the illness. If a child becomes ill at school, parents or the designated emergency contact is notified.
** First aid is provided to students with minor injuries. If the injury is serious, 911 will be called and parents will be notified.
Please call the Attendance Line or On-line Attendance form from the school your child attends on the day/days they will be absent from school.
High School Attendance Site: click here
Middle School Attendance Site: click here or call 651-407-2208
*Please note: the MMS attendance phone-line will eventually be disconnected - replaced with the On-Line Attendance form.
OH Anderson Attendance Line: 651-407-2308
Wildwood Attendance Line: 651-407-2108