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. Teachers will take attendance each class period.


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 note 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 three unexcused tardies. Parents can and should FREQUENTLY review attendance records by logging into their ParentVue account and making corrections to attendance within three 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:     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. 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)
  • headache
  • chills 
  • muscle pain 
  • sore throat
  • fatigue
  • congestion
  •  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 ten calendar days after the diagnosis or symptom onset.
  • Someone who tested positive can return to school after ten 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.

Other Illness
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
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.

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES All absences not authorized by the school administration are unexcused. 

TRUANCY Truancy is any unexcused absence from school or class. Students accumulating seven or more absences during the school year will be referred to the appropriate Washington County services for formal truancy intervention.
EXCESSIVE ABSENCES The average student in Minnesota misses a total of seven (7) days, excused and/or unexcused, in a school year. Students, who miss more than seven days, whether excused or unexcused, are considered excessively absent. When absences become excessive for any reason, parents may be contacted. The school is the arbiter of whether the absence is excused or unexcused. Medical, legal, or other professional verification for future absences may be required to excuse the student from school.
EXTENDED ABSENCES If the student has suffered an extended, long-term illness and required work has not been completed, the class record will show an incomplete. According to the make-up policy guidelines, a grade will be assigned after the work is completed. Due to illness, a student absent for an extended period (typically 15 days or more) is eligible for homebound instruction. Parents should contact the Counseling Office to make these arrangements.


High School Attendance Site: click here
Middle School Attendance Site: click here 

*Please note that the MMS attendance phone line is disconnected and replaced with the On-Line Attendance form.
OH Anderson Attendance Line: 651-407-2308
Wildwood Attendance Line:


Our Mission

The mission of Mahtomedi Middle School, an authentically connected community of Zephyrs dedicated to the fearless pursuit of personal growth is to ensure all students possess the academic, social, and emotional foundation for individual success while exploring passions and enhancing their joy of learning, through a vital system distinguished by:

  • A culture that fosters trusting relationships and belonging
  • An inclusive community that embraces and celebrates each individual
  • Exceptional learning experiences and diverse opportunities that inspire and challenge students inside and outside of the classroom
  • A culture that encourages curiosity and risk-taking and recognizes failure as a part of the learning process
  • A dynamic learning environment that is flexible and responsive
Mahtomedi Middle School ISD #832
8100 75th Street North, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone: 651.407.2200
Fax: 651.407.2225
Our School
Mahtomedi Middle School provides programming to allow each student to find success academically, socially, and emotionally. Our curriculum provides students exploratory opportunities in a variety of curricular areas that provide career and college ready experiences: engineering, art, music, health, family and consumer science, phy-ed, and Spanish. Our experienced staff is focused on the social and emotional development of the early adolescent and provides small advisory groups and individual success coaching. Academic offerings include accelerated and honors courses in math, science, and language arts as well as support classes for those students who need extra attention in skill-building and time management. In addition to academic coursework, our students also have opportunities to engage and explore through our co-curricular offerings. Individual student attention is the strength of Mahtomedi Middle School.