The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.
During the 2021-22 school year, students will attend school in person five days a week - District 832 will not offer a full-time distance learning option during the 2021-22 school year. The 2021-22 school district calendar is available by clicking here.
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. Teachers will take attendance each class period.
CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT CLASS TIME SCHEDULE CLICK HERE FOR THE A/B DAY CALENDAR
To report an absence: Use the ON-LINE ATTENDANCE FORM by 9:30 AM on the day of the absence. If the school is not contacted concerning an absence, the absence will be considered unexcused. MMS will contact the parents/guardian 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.
What should I do if my student is late for school?
*Late due to a medical or dental/ortho appointment? All facilities/offices will print you an attendance ticket/note for your student to return to school. Please remind your student to bring it to the main office when they arrive after school has started.
*Send them in with a note – written and signed by the parent/guardian and brought to the main office for check-in.
*Use the On-Line Attendance form found on the MMS website to pre-excuse them. Again, remind them to check in at the main office for an admittance slip!
What is 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. Use the ON-LINE ATTENDANCE FORM by 9:30 on the day of the absence.
Please be aware: The On-Line Absence form does not excuse them in the attendance system but must still be manually entered by the attendance clerk – it is an electronic parent/guardian note.
What should I do if my student needs an early dismissal?
Due to Covid restrictions, it is unnecessary to come completely into the building, but please buzz the main office on the intercom – located on the right-hand side and in the first entryway of MMS – to let us know you are here!
* Students may bring a written excuse by the parent/guardian to the main office BEFORE THE START OF SCHOOL for a dismissal slip.
* Use the On-Line Attendance form found on the MMS website to pre-excuse them. Again, remind them to pick up their dismissal slip at the main office.
What should we do with an extended absence – like a vacation?
* Students may bring a written excuse by the parent/guardian to the main office with the dates of a future absence.
* Use the On-Line Attendance form found on the MMS website to pre-excuse them – multiple forms are not necessary for multiple days - enter all dates of absence in the comment section.
Students are expected to be on time for each class. If students are habitually tardy to school, the office will assign an after-school or lunch detention after 3 unexcused tardies. 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.
Drop-off and Pick-up Lines are LONG in the morning and afternoon! Please plan accordingly – traffic, due to the long line, is UN-EXCUSED.
If the school is not contacted concerning an absence, the absence will be considered unexcused. MMS will contact the parents/guardian 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.
Attendance Assistant email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 651-407-2202 ON-LINE ATTENDANCE FORM
*Please call the Health Office directly to inform health staff of specific health care information or needs at 651-407-2216.
|Mahtomedi Schools COVID-19
The health and safety of our school community are a top priority. The school district will partner with families to ensure that students attending onsite school do not have signs of infectious illness. It is important to stress that keeping ill students home will prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the rest of the school community from a possible classroom or building closures for quarantine purposes. Ill students will not be allowed in any district buildings.
This is to inform families regarding the expectations for illness symptom screening and quarantine requirements for the 2020-2021 school year. Mahtomedi Public Schools will follow guidance from the MN Department of Health & the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We will continue to update the information as new guidance is received.
This information is contained in our COVID-19 Protocols document and is available on our School Year Planning web page.
Mahtomedi Public Schools - COVID-19 Symptom Screening and Quarantine Requirements
Check for Illness Every Day
- Parents or guardians should monitor their student(s) for signs of infectious illness every day.
- It will be expected that all students, staff, and visitors screen for illness before entering any district building or participating in school-related activities.
School or Activity Attendance
- Students who are sick should not attend school in person or participate in activities.
- There will be signs posted at all entrances of our buildings that will remind students, staff, and visitors that they are not to enter the building if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or any other infectious illness.
- Staff will monitor the health of students throughout the day. If a student comes to school with symptoms of COVID-19 or any other illness, the student will be assessed by the Building RN, and the parent or guardian will be called, and they, or emergency contact, will be expected to pick up their student within 30 minutes.
COVID-19 Symptoms (Click here to access our Daily Home Screening Checklist)
According to the MN Department of Health, the following is a current list of COVID-19 symptoms:
New onset of cough or shortness of breath by themselves OR at least 2 of the following:
- fever (100.4ºF or higher)
- muscle pain
- sore throat
- loss of sense of smell or taste
- gastrointestinal symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, or nausea
Positive COVID-19 Test of COVID-19 Symptoms
- Families need to report a positive test to the school nurse ASAP and within 12 hours of diagnosis. The school nurse will provide the parent or guardian with details of the return to school instructions.
- A person who tests positive or displays COVID-19 symptoms will need to be quarantined for 10 calendar days after the diagnosis or symptom onset.
- Someone who tested positive can return to school after 10 days of being quarantined, provided they have been fever-free for 24 hours without using a fever-reducing medication, and their symptoms have greatly improved.
COVID-19 Close Contact
The Minnesota Department of Health defines Close Contact as spending 15 minutes less than 6 feet from someone who has COVID-19 disease.
- Any person in close contact with a COVID-positive person needs to be quarantined for 14 days.
According to the MN Department of Health: If a person has a new symptom (for example, the new loss of smell only) with no other diagnosis to explain it, they should stay home and talk to their health care provider about testing for COVID-19, even if it is the only symptom they are experiencing. For any other diagnosed illness, stay home until symptoms have improved and follow the current district policy for parameters for returning to school. Call the health office to report each day absent or for further guidance regarding return to school.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact District Nurse Megan McMahon at 651-407-2169 or email@example.com.
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 beneficial 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.
High School Attendance Site: click here
Middle School Attendance Site: click here
*Please note: the MMS attendance phone line is disconnected - replaced with the On-Line Attendance form.
OH Anderson Attendance Line: 651-407-2308
Wildwood Attendance Line: 651-407-2108