2020-2021 ATTENDANCE UPDATE:
- Attendance will be taken every school day
- Students will have until midnight to engage each school day
- Wednesdays are asynchronous instructional days
Virtual Learning Attendance
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:
Students will be marked absent if they do not do one of the following for EACH SCHEDULED CLASS:
• Attend the synchronous, or live, real-time instruction (in Zoom)
• Complete and submit an asynchronous, or independent learning task assigned by the teacher on the virtual learning platform
• Engage in two way communication (phone call, email exchange, or office hours virtual visit) with the teacher of
the course for each class
If students will miss a synchronous scheduled class, their absence should be reported/excused by a parent/guardian using the same procedure as they would during the normal school year (options listed below).
If a student is having technical difficulty accessing their class’s zoom link or Google classroom on any given day, they will want to email that class’s teacher as soon as possible.
Report An Excused Absence/Tardy Online
Use the MMSD Online Attendance Request Form to report a student absent.
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
Tenny: Emily Nevel
Warner: Jessica Penning
Yahara: Emily Nevel
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
Tenny: (608) 204-1614
Warner: (608) 204-1613
Yahara: (608) 204-1614
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
Serving as an elected official
Reference Board Policy 4031 on page 38 of the District Policy Guide.
East High School Attendance Social Worker, Sara Lennertz, 608-285-2044