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Attendance

Regular and prompt attendance is necessary for student progress and becomes part of the student’s permanent record. Poor attendance is a major cause for failure and dropping out of school. Both students and parents/guardians share the responsibility for good attendance. 

Detailed information about Attendance Expectations are outlined in the Student Handbook. Please read through the full policies, so you are aware of the expectations and discipline actions for noncompliance of the policies.

When reporting your child’s absence or the need for them to leave early during the school day, instead of calling the school, we encourage you to complete the online form linked above. Completing this form will greatly assist attendance staff to record absences properly and get students dismissed on time for early releases. If you do call instead of using the online form, please call 414-766-5100 and press #1 to leave a message on the voicemail. While we know it is preferable, it is not necessary to speak to a live person; the voicemail messages and form responses are monitored throughout the day.

If your child will be out for a pre-arranged long-term absence, the student must pick up a form to complete in the Associate Principal’s office and return it prior to the absence.

If your child needs to leave school during the school day, please complete the online form linked above, or call ahead (see instructions above for calling in), so we have time to get the message to the student. We ask that you do not walk-in for an immediate student dismissal. It takes time to find your child and get them released. 

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For questions or concerns about student attendance, please contact Ryan Stoltz, Dean of Students.

414-766-5172
rstoltz@sdsm.k12.wi.us


ATTENDANCE LETTERS
Attendance letters are sent weekly to notify parents of attendance concerns. Contact Ryan Stoltz, Dean of Students, with any questions.

414-766-5172
rstoltz@sdsm.k12.wi.us


HOMEWORK FOR ABSENT STUDENTS
When students are absent, they can email their teachers for homework requests or check in Google Classroom. Should there be extenuating circumstances requiring a long-term absence, parents should contact the student's guidance counselor.