What if my child needs to miss school due to an illness?
If your child is ill and needs to stay home, please call our attendance line (845-4103) to leave a message for our attendance secretary. If your child is absent and we don’t receive a call, the secretary will call you to determine the reason for the absence. If you take your child to see a medical professional, request a clinic excuse which your child can bring to school when s/he returns.
We would like to take a family vacation during the school year, how should we notify the school?
We ask that families make every attempt to schedule their vacation time during school breaks. However, if you do plan a vacation that involves taking your child out of school, you should send a note to school with your child in advance of the vacation. Your child will give the note to our attendance secretary who will then provide your student with paperwork to take to his/her teacher notifying them of the upcoming absence and requesting the work with due dates for the days to be missed. It is the child’s responsibility to ask teachers to fill out the form and to submit the work by the due date.
How should I notify the school if my child has a doctor/dentist/orthodontist or other medical appointment and will need to miss part of the day?
Send a note to school with your child indicating what time your child will need to leave for the appointment. Your child will give the note to the attendance secretary in the morning and receive a pass to leave school at the time indicated. Your child will then show that pass to his/her teacher when it is time for him/her to leave and will sign out in the office. When your student returns from his/her appointment, s/he should report to the office to sign back in and give the attendance secretary a clinic excuse. She will then sign his/her pass to readmit him/her to class.
How many days of school can my child miss?
School attendance is compulsory in Wisconsin. Wisconsin statutes allow parents to excuse their children for no more than 10 days of school (all or part of the day). This includes absences due to illness, vacation, family requests. Absences that are medically excused by a health professional and documented with an excuse on clinic stationary are not included in the 10 days.
If I need to get a message to my child during the school day, what should I do?
Call the office and speak with a secretary who will get the message to your child. Students are not allowed to have their cell phones in class, so please do not text them during the school day.
What are visitor procedures?
If you are coming to the school during the school day, you will need to check in at the visitor station. Office staff will ask you your name and the purpose of your visit before allowing you into the building. All visitors must sign in and obtain/wear a visitor’s badge.