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Attendance- MPS Policy

To report a student absence, please call 612-668-1311 or send a written note along with your student to turn into the attendance office 100A.

Students absent due to medial and/or dental appointments must provide a written note from the health care provider. Notes can be turned in directly to the attendance office 100A.

Early Dismissal Procedure For Students

Students need to bring a note from a parent/guardian to the attendance office before school starts indicating the time and reason for his/her early dismissal. Students will receive a pass allowing them to leave class at the time specified on their pass. Students must present the pass and sign out at the security desk. If a note is not submitted, parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to call a day in advance to make the necessary arrangements.

Vacation/Extended Absences

Students who will be absent for more than 3 days must request an extended absence form from their counselor. Student, parent/guardian, teachers, counselor, and principal signatures are required at least 10 days in advance. Students must work with their teachers to develop a plan for make-up work. The completed extended absence form should be turned into the attendance office prior to the absence. 

Attendance Calls

Parents/guardians will receive an automated phone call stating if your student was marked absent or tardy in one or more classes during the school day. Therefore, it is important for your contact information to be current. Please contact the attendance office if you have any questions at 612-668-1311.