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The Distirct Attendance LIne is (608) 829-9050

District Attendance Policy



We are so excited that your child is a part of our Park School family. Each day is filled with important learning opportunities that start immediately when students arrive each morning.  The school doors open at 7:40 am. We expect that all students will be in their seats ready to learn promptly at 7:45am. Our school day begins with a morning meeting which allows students to connect with one another and understand the learning they will do that day. Having your child here, on time, every day helps them to feel prepared and ready to accomplish the learning objectives for the day. 

We need your help to prioritize attendance for the 18-19 school year. In working together, we can give your child the best opportunity for success. Just as it is essential for adults to be on time for our jobs, it is equally important for students attending school to be here and on time each and every day.

We understand students get ill (ie fever, vomiting, chicken pox) and need to stay home. If your child becomes ill or is going to be absent for any reason, it is very important that you call the Attendance Line (829-9050 – press 1 for elementary, then press 3 for Park) and follow the voice prompts to leave a message to report all absences/tardy appearances and the reason before the start of the school day.  If we do not hear from you, your child’s absence is marked as unexcused. 

Per district policy and state law, parents can excuse their child for up to 10 days (absences and tardy appearances combined) during the course of the entire school year. If you must be away from school for an extended period of time (over 5 days), please communicate the absence to your child’s teacher(s) and the office. We ask that you fill out the Extended Absence Form (available in the office) and return it to school at least one week prior to the first day of the absence. This form will be reviewed and depending on how many previous absences your child has, we will determine if the days will be excused or not excused. Should a planned absence be 15 or more days, children will be withdrawn from school and will be required to re-enroll in school upon their return.  For these reasons, we encourage families to plan trips and extended absences during our already scheduled winter, spring, and summer breaks.

We closely monitor all students’ attendance throughout the year.  Should we see a pattern of tardy appearances and/or absences we will take a proactive approach to inform and support you in any way to improve your child’s attendance.  We know how important it is for children to be at school on time, each and every day. With your support and our collective efforts we can continue to provide your child every opportunity to learn and achieve.

This is an exciting time for all of us getting ready for a new school year. We appreciate your help in establishing a good pattern of attendance for your child.  Please contact  us should you have further questions.

Thank you,

Monica M. Schommer - Principal