SPPS Attendance Policy

  • The Law

    Once enrolled in a public school, a child 5 years old to 18 years old (unless already graduated from high school) must attend school every day, every class, on time, unless lawfully excused.

    Lawfully Excused Absences

    • Sickness - too sick to be in school
    • Medical Appointments
    • Religious Holidays
    • Extreme Family Emergencies - house fire, death, etc.

    Examples of UNEXCUSED Absences

    • Overslept
    • Missed school bus
    • Suspended from school bus
    • Staying home to babysit
    • Weather too hot/cold
    • Family vacation

    Parent/Guardian MUST communicate with the school office every time a child is absent. Please note that not all absences will be excused.

    Please call the school at (651) 744-2567 or send a note to our School Cler, Ana Chea, stating the reason for the absence.  

    All unknown absences are automatically marked as UNEXCUSED.