It is imperative for students to be on time to their classes. Tardiness negatively impacts a student's academic performance and disrupts teaching and learning. Students that are late to class up to 10 minutes must obtain a Sweep Pass to be admitted into the classroom. Missing class for 10 minutes or less is considered an unexcused tardy. For every three Sweep Passes, a student will be assigned detention. Detention is held after school from 2:50-3:40 p.m.
Passing time is eight minutes. Students that miss more than 10 minutes of class will be marked absent in that class for that day.
Students checking in late or leaving early during the school day must process through the Attendance Office.
Students may not dismiss themselves from school for any reason. When ill, students should report to the nurse's office and must be signed out through that office.
Family-related absences must be verified by a phone call or note from a parent/guardian within two school days of the occurrence of the absence. These include the following: personal illness, family emergency or death in the family, medical/dental appointments, pre-arranged college visits, pre-arranged family business or vacation, major religious holidays, legal matters, and court appearances.
After an excused absence, the student assumes responsibility for obtaining assignments and completing make-up work within the time specified by the teacher. Parents/guardians and students should make every effort to schedule appointments outside the school day. Each day of absence in the four-block schedule represents a significant loss of instructional time.
Parents/guardians must call the Attendance Office at 952-988-4530 to report a student's absence. Please do NOT call the main office number to report an absence.
The school authorizes students to miss regular classes in order to participate in alternative activities which include the following: approved field trips, interscholastic athletic competitions and events, student recognition, and award ceremonies.
Numerous resources are available for parents to get timely information about their student's attendance:
Monitor your student's attendance on the Parent Portal. An access code is required.
Use the Staff Directory to access teacher phone numbers and emails.
Call the Attendance Office at 952-988-4530 for information on your student's attendance.