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Attendance FAQs

If your student needs to leave for an appointment during the school day, or will be absent for the day/several days, please call/leave a message on the attendance line 920-337-1020, then press 1 as early as possible in the school day. This will help to avoid classroom interruptions. The message can be left at any time, including outside of school hours.  When you leave a message, this triggers the process for your student to be sent a SmartPass.


You do not need to come into the building to sign your student out/in. Once they receive their SmartPass from attendance, they just need to accept the SmartPass, and then are able to leave the building. When they return, they simply stop by the attendance office to get a SmartPass back to their class. 


Always ask your health care provider for a “school excuse” slip. That way the absence will be recorded as exempt. This is for any medical appointments including, doctor, dentist, orthodontics, dermatology, counseling, etc.


If your student has an unexcused absence in a class, you will receive an alert via an automated message. Keep in mind that this does not always mean your student missed class. If you or your student believe you received this message in error, please send your student to the attendance office for clarification.