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 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?
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?
It is not necessary 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 in a written excuse by the parent/guardian to the main office BEFORE THE START OF SCHOOL for a dismissal slip. Students may leave class after showing a dismissal slip to the teacher and the main office.
* Use the On-Line Attendance form 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. 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.Mahtomedi Middle School Attendance Form Please use this link or the links below to report an absence.
Absences are defined as follows:
Excused absences include:
Any absences for which the student has been excused in writing by an administrator
Unexcused Absences Include:
Possible other reasons deemed by the administrator
The average student in the state of Minnesota misses a total of seven (7) days, excused and/or unexcused, in a school year. Students who miss more than seven days, excused or unexcused, are considered excessively absent. If there are attendance difficulties, you will be contacted by the school. Please make every effort to improve attendance. We are required to report excessive absences to Washington County for possible Educational Neglect and Truancy.