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EHS

Report an absence

Parents are highly encouraged to use our online system to excuse students from school. Please use the resources below to learn how to use the online attendance system.

Attendance Line

Call the 24-Hour Attendance Line 952-848-3802 with the following information:

  • full name of your student, including the spelling of the last name
  • date and time of the absence 
  • reason for the absence
  • approximate time of return 
  • phone number where you may be reached

 

Attendance Policy

It is the responsibility of each Edina HS student to be in school.  It is also the student’s responsibility to attend, on time, all assigned classes every day school is in session, and to be aware of and follow the correct procedures when absent from an assigned class.  Students are responsible for securing missed work, scheduling make-up assessments, and are accountable to make up missed course content.

 Attendance in class during the school day is a priority for students involved in extra and co-curricular activities.  Students with attendance concerns as outlined below may become ineligible from participation in activities as part of an intervention plan.

Attendance Policy Chart

The Attendance Policy Chart should help answer any questions students and parents may have about attendance.

College Visit, Vacation or Other Pre-Planned Event

We request that all families who are planning to miss school due to family vacations or college visits to contact teachers 2-3 weeks prior to the trip to make arrangements with them to have students make up missing work. At least five days prior to the absence families should complete and submit the Pre-Arranged Absence Form.  Please note that the absences, though excused, will be counted toward the student’s 9 limited absences per semester.

Excused Absences

The State of Minnesota and the Edina Public Schools recognize the absences below as Excused:

  • Illness
  • Medical/Dental/Ortho...
  • Religious Activity
  • I/S/S - O/S/S
  • Dismissal
  • Family Emergency
  • School Activity
  • Vacation
  • Other
  • Legal
  • Funeral

Unexcused Absences

Excessive tardiness or truancy may result in a petition to be filed with Hennepin County court. Unexcused absences include:

  • Late to school - tardy
  • Missing the bus
  • Truancy
  • School Office not aware of absence
  • Parent not aware of absence