Attendance Information & Health Services

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PARKSIDE ATTENDANCE HOTLINE: 763.682.8582

  • Health Office: Angela Masteller  763.682.8513
  • District Nurse: Sue Thomson  763.682.8514

  • Spanish Translation Line: 763-682-8516

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION:

Checking Students In and Out of School

We understand that family schedules do not always mix easily with school schedules. If a child is late to school, we ask that an adult personally check the child in at the office. You will need to sign your child in on our office log and obtain a pass for class. If a child needs to leave early during the school day, please come to the office and check the student out through a secretary or the health office. Please send a note with your child in the morning so the teacher is aware that a student will be leaving early from school.


Student Absences

Regular daily attendance is important to school success. It is critical for students to have consistent attendance in order to be successful and have a positive learning experience. If your child is ill or must miss school, please call the school office/attendance line and leave a detailed message stating the student name, teacher name, and reason for absence. School work missed during an absence must be made up. Parents will be contacted at work or home if an absence is not reported. The Board of Education defines the following reasons as excused absences: illness, religious observance, death of a family member or close relative, family emergency, or a medical, dental or mental health appointment that cannot be scheduled before or after the school day. Unexcused absences, such as missing the bus, oversleeping, or those that are not acknowledged by note, or telephone call, are subject to truancy procedures. When no excuse is presented to the school, the absence will be considered unexcused.

Excessive absenteeism or tardiness may result in the school requesting a meeting with the parent or guardian to discuss the problem and/or requiring medical verification for absences.  Excessive unexcused absences or tardiness may result in an intervention from Wright County Child Protection under their educational neglect policy.

District Unexcused Absence/Tardiness Policy

  • 3 unexcused tardies = 1 unexcused absence
  • After 3 unexcused absences (9 unexcused tardies), parent contacted; Wright County Human Services may be notified.
  • After 7 unexcused absences (21 unexcused tardies), educational neglect may be filed according to state statute.

Withdrawal Procedures

Please notify the teacher and the school office prior to withdrawing your child when transferring to another school.  You are asked to indicate the last date of attendance and the name of the new school.  This will enable us to ensure that your child's school records are forwarded to the new school.

Health Services
Students arriving at the health office will be monitored for signs of illness based on their concerns. Students with temperatures greater than 100 degrees, diarrhea or vomiting will be excluded from school unless special circumstances surround the nature of the illness and the licensed school nurse has deemed it appropriate.

Keep your child home from school if within the past 24 hours they have had:

  • Temperature of 100 degrees or higher. Please do not medicate your child with Tylenol or Ibuprofen to mask fever prior to sending them to school.
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Antibiotic treatment begun for strep throat, impetigo, pink eye. etc.  Antibiotics must be given for 24 hours before returning to school.

The school nurse who coordinates health services for preschool through Grade 5 in our district is Sue Thomson, RN. The health assistant assigned to our building full-time is Angi Masteller. Please feel free to contact them with any health concerns.  Click here for more detailed health information.

 


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Family Vacation Information and Form

Is your family taking a vacation during the school year?  Click here to fill in and print the form. Please submit your vacation request form to the office at least one week prior to the start date of the absence.