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Welcome to the Attendance Office

 

 

Please reach out directly to the teacher(s) if your student has an attendance error.

 

The Attendance Office is open in the mornings.

  • Absences
    • Parents should email the Attendance office at Roosevelt.attendance@mpls.k12.mn.us to report an absenceWe need your student’s first and last name, ID (if known), date of and the reason for the absence.
    • Students can also bring a note from their parent/guardian upon their return that contains the student’s name, ID, date(s) of absence, reason(s) for absence, and the parent’s signature. If the parent cannot write, their student may write the note, but the parent must sign it.
    • Students 18 and older may excuse their own absences. Compliance with all attendance policies is required.
  • Appointments
    • Please make appointments during school release days when possible.
    • Per the district, all appointments need a note from the provider in order to be excused. Absences will be excused after the provider’s note is delivered.
      • You can have the provider forward us a note via email to roosevelt.attendance@mpls.k12.mn.us or fax to 612-668-4893.
      • Students can turn in a copy of the provider’s note (or a business card if they do not provide notes) to the attendance office upon their return to school. 
      • Parents can come to speak to the attendance clerk and excuse the absence in person without at note, either before or after the appointment.
  • Leaving During the School Day
    • In order to be released during the school day, email roosevelt.attendance@mpls.k12.mn.us or send a note in with your student with their name, date, time they need to  be excused and the reason.  Have them come see the attendance clerk before school starts the day of and we will write them an exit pass that they can show to their teacher and front door monitor when it is time for them to leave.
    • You may also come in with your picture ID to sign them out at the front desk.  Please leave extra time for this process as it can sometimes take a while to track students down.
    • Persons coming to pick up a student MUST be on the student’s contact list. Data Privacy laws state we cannot share information about students with people who do not have authorization; we cannot even tell them if they attend school here or if they are in the building. You can update contact information with the registrar.
    • Phone calls are not acceptable as we need written proof from the parent.
    • Remember, all appointments need a note from the provider in order to be excused.
  • Falling Ill During the School Day
    • Students should go to the Health Office.  The nurse will release the student and contact parents when appropriate.
  • Illness/Injury
    • Students can be absent due to Illness or Injury for three consecutive days or eight total days during the school year without a note from a provider or school nurse.  Otherwise, contact the nurse or provide written verification from a health care professional in order for further absences due to Illness/Injury to be excused.
  • Family Activity/Vacation
    • Up to five days per school year are excusable with prior approval from an Assistant Principal. 
    • Complete the Planned Absence Form (found to the right) for the days the student will be gone at least 10 days prior to the first absence.
    • Students need to ask their teachers for homework.
  • Family Emergencies
    • Up to 3 days per school year are excusable.
    • The principal or site administrator may grant a longer period in writing upon request by a family in extraordinary circumstances.
    • Family emergency due to relocation or moving is not an extraordinary circumstance, and should be limited whenever possible to one day’s absence.
  • Funerals
    • Up to four days of absence may be excused for a funeral.
    • The principal or site administrator may grant a longer period in writing.
  • Moving
    • Family emergency due to relocation or moving is not an extraordinary circumstance, and should be limited whenever possible to one day’s absence.  Please plan in advance using the Family activity/Vacation allowed time if necessary.
  • Religion
    • Please email or send in a note to be excused if student observes a religion rite on or during a school day.
  • Non-District Competitions or Events
    • A parent, or an adult student, may request an excused absence for participation in a non-district sponsored athletic, dramatic or musical event.
      • The request must be in writing in advance of the first absence; and
      • Documentation from the sponsor must be provided along with the request identifying the location, dates and time of the event; and
      • Missed schoolwork must be assigned by the student’s teacher or teachers, and the parent or guardian or adult student agrees to complete the schoolwork.
  • Non-Excusable Absences
    • Students (applies to students 18 and older as well) will not be excused for:
      • Jobs and job related activities such as meetings or interviews
      • Driver license exams
      • Photography sessions