Reporting An Absence
What is a tardy?
Any student arriving at school after 7:30 am will be marked tardy.
Any student arriving after 8:00 am will be marked truant unless a parent/guardian has excused the students tardy. A pattern of tardiness on the part of any student shall be brought to the attention of the student’s parent/guardian. If it appears that the student is negligent with being at school/class on time, appropriate disciplinary action shall be taken, including possible municipal citations.
A medical excuse is a written document from a medical professional excusing the student from school. Any medical excuse will not count towards a students 10 excusable days.
Appointments During the School Day
Please use Safe Arrival to notify the attendance office that your student will be leaving for an appointment at least 60 minutes prior to pick up. This can be done by phone or with a written parent/guardian note. *The student will be issued a pass to leave from class and wait in the Attendance Office for Parent/Guardian. Parent/Guardian will be required to provide a photo ID when picking up student and sign them out in the Attendance Office. All Parents/Guardians must enter at door #1, located on Hine Ave.
What is a pre-planned absence? Anytime a student will be absent from school 3 or more days and the parent/guardian knows in advance.
All pre-planned absences must be approved by administrative staff prior to the absence. Please click on the above link to fill out our pre-planned absence form. Please have your student take this form to school one week prior to the date of absence and have their teachers fill out any homework assignments the student will be missing due to the pre-planned absence. Once completed the pre-planned absence form must be taken to the attendance office for approval. Once approved the signed pre-absence form will be returned to the student.
Wisconsin State Laws
A parent(s) may excuse their child’s absence before the absence. A child may not be excused for more than 10 days in a school year under this provision, Wis. Stat. sec. 118.15(3)(c) A medical excuse will be required for any additional absences exceeding 10 days in a school year.
If a student misses part or all of five (5) or more days without an acceptable excuse in a school semester, the student is “habitually truant” and a truancy referral may be made by the school against the student under Wis. Stat. sec. 118.16(5), to the juvenile court intake worker or municipal court.