Attendance Line - (651) 744-2713

  • Please call the school office by 9:30AM if your child will not be attending school or will arrive late that day. If you reach a recording, please leave the following detailed information:

    • Student’s full name
    • Teacher’s name/Grade
    • Reason for being absent


    Tardy/Early Release Procedures
    Parent/Guardian must come inside to sign student in for being tardy or sign student out to be released early.

    Tardy/Early Release Expectations

    • 5 unexcused tardies/early releases = Letter to inform parent/guardian
    • 10 unexcused tardies/early releases = Referral to FTIP (Family Truancy Intervention Project) for meeting
    • 15 unexcused tardies/early releases = In School Attendance Contract
    • 20 unexcused tardies/early releases = Referral to SART (Student Attendance Review Team) hearing/corrective action

    Absence Expectations

    • After 3 unexcused absences, an “Attendance Alert” letter will be sent to parent/guardian.
    • After 5 unexcused absences, parent/guardian will be referred to the Assistant Ramsey County Attorney for a “Parent Meeting”.
    • After 10 unexcused absences, parent/guardian will be referred for a SART Hearing.
    • After 15 unexcused absences, parent/guardian will be referred for a petition to court for Educational neglect.

    For more information, please see Ramsey County website.

    Excused Absence/Tardy/Early Release Reasons

    • Illness: Parent/Guardian must verify: Under Minnesota law, if there is an excess of absences due to illness, parent/guardian will be required to provide a Doctor’s note to the school.
    • Religious observances required by the student’s religion.
    • Extreme Family Emergency
    • Medical/Dental Appointments
    • Appointments are excused for half day only.
    • Appointments should be scheduled early in the morning or later in the day.

    Unexcused Absence/Tardy/Early Release Reasons

    • Missed bus
    • Suspended off the bus
    • Overslept
    • Needed at home
    • Babysitting
    • Too tired
    • The weather
    • Student is not immunized
    • Travel/Vacation



  • Tardy

    • An elementary school student who is not in his/her designated area at the designated time is TARDY.
    • Students arriving after 9:30 A.M. are considered tardy and will need to check into the office for a late pass to class.

    Early Release

    • An EARLY RELEASE is when an elementary student leaves the school building before the school day has ended.