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Report An Excused Absence/Tardy Through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal

There is a new, convenient way for families to request an excused absence through their Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Beginning the first day of the second semester, January 29th, 2024 absences can be requested via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Families with multiple children who will be absent, including students at different schools within the MMSD, can use the feature that allows families to select and request absences for multiple students at one time.

Entering an absence request is quick and easy, and can be done using a desktop computer or the Campus Parent app on a mobile device. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.

  2. Select More from the Navigation area.

  3. Select Absence Requests.

  4. Fill in the required information, including the date and reason for the absence.

  5. Submit your request.

For a quick look at what steps to take, check out our quick guide graphic. For more detailed instructions, visit this Absence Request Guide.

Report An Excused Absence/Tardy Online Using The Web Form

Use the MMSD Online Attendance Request Form to report a student absent. This feature will be available through June 2024.

Report An Excused Absence/Tardy By Emailing The Neighborhood Office Secretary

Students can be reported absent by emailing the student's Neighborhood Office Secretary.  Please include the student's first and last name, ID #, the date and time of the absence, and the relationship to the student of the person reporting the absence.

Olbrich: Susan Harris (slharris@madison.k12.wi.us)
Tenny: Rachel Stephens (rjstephens@madison.k12.wi.us)
Warner: Alley McGuane (ammcguane@madison.k12.wi.us)
Yahara: Emily Nevel (ejnevel@madison.k12.wi.us)

Report An Excused Absence/Tardy By Calling The School Office

Students can be reported absent by calling the Attendance Line or the student's Neighborhood Office.  Please include the student's first and last name, ID #, the date and time of the absence, and the relationship to the student of the person reporting the absence.

Attendance Line: (608) 204-1650
Olbrich: (608) 204-1638
Tenney: (608) 204-1614
Warner: (608) 204-1613
Yahara: (608) 204-6581

Acceptable Reasons for Excused Absences/Tardies

  • Illness of student or immediate family member
  • Observance of a Religious Holiday
  • Bereavement due to death in the immediate family
  • A student’s dental, doctor, chiropractor, psychologist or other medical appointment that cannot be scheduled outside of the school day
  • Inclement weather
  • Serving as an elected official
  • Inclement Weather (when an advisory is in effect for our area)

There is a maximum of 10 days allowed as excused Pre-Approved Planned Absences for the entire school year.

Reference Board Policy 4031 (District Policy Guide)

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