• ATTENDANCE: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    • HOW CAN PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S) REPORT A STUDENT’S ABSENCE?
      • Phone call to the attendance office: Calls MUST be made by parents and/or guardians.
      • Written note: A note written by parents/guardians including the signature of parent/guardian.
      • Email by parents/guardians to attendance email.
    • WHAT TO REPORT FOR A STUDENT’S ABSENCE?
      • Student’s full name
      • Student’s grade
      • Student’s ID number if known
      • Date(s) of the absence
      • Reason for the absence
      • Parent/Guardian name
    • WHAT HAPPENS IF A STUDENT ARRIVES LATE (TARDY) TO SCHOOL IN THE MORNING?
      • All students who arrive after 8 AM are considered tardy and MUST check in at the Main Office (Office C).
        • The front desk staff will provide students with a tardy pass.
        • The attendance coordinator will go into PowerSchool and change each student’s attendance from UA (unexcused absent) to either tardy excused (TE) or tardy unexcused (TU) see procedure manual for more information.
    • HOW MANY DAYS OF SCHOOL CAN A STUDENT MISS IN A SCHOOL YEAR?
      • In a school year, students can be excused by parents/guardians for a MAXIMUM of 10 days.
      • If students are absent after 10 days, a physician’s note will be required to excuse any additional absent days for illness.
      • Excessive excused absences can be reported as truant if absences continue to accumulate.
    • HOW CAN PARENTS MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR PLANNED ABSENCES?
      • Parents can call and notify the attendance coordinator of the upcoming planned absence.
      • A MINIMUM of one-week prior notice is REQUIRED.
      • Parents and students are responsible for ensuring that students do not fall behind on coursework while away from school. Students will need to work with their teacher(s) to create a plan to make up any assignments or tests that will be missed.
      • If students are to be absent for 15 or more consecutive days, it is required by Minnesota State Law 126C.05 that the student is dropped from school. In the event that parents/guardians decide to re-enroll their student(s), they will be placed on a waiting list for re-enrollment into the school.

    CONTACT OUR ATTENDANCE OFFICE
    PHONE NUMBER: 651-332-8567
    EMAIL ADDRESS: ATTENDANCE@HCPAK12.ORG