Learning Coach Corner

Student Attendance

As a public school we are responsible for creating and maintaining attendance records for students. At our school we define attendance as the following:

  • A student attending live Class Connect Sessions.
  • A student receiving and responding to communication from a teacher.
  • A student completing an assignment. 
  • A student participating in daily lessons.

Students need to complete one of the above requirements within 5 school days for each of the courses they are enrolled in in order to be marked as present. 

Students who do not meet these minimum attendance requirements for any course (or combination of courses if enrolled in more than one course), for part or all of 5 or more days in which school is held, without an acceptable excuse, are considered habitually truant and, therefore, in violation of Wisconsin’s Compulsory Attendance Law. Wis. Stat. § 118.15 (1) (a). The law requires that a child attend school regularly until graduation from high school, or until the end of the semester in which he/she turns 18 years of age, or until he/she is excused from attendance by the school board.

What should I do if my child has to miss school due to an illness or appointment?

It is the responsibility of the learning coach to ensure that daily school attendance is taking place. It is also the responsibility of the learning coach to notify the school of absences in accordance with established school procedures. When it is necessary for a student to be absent, it is the student’s responsibility to see that all work is made up. If the student it ill or unable to attend the live required Class Connect, the student or learning coach must inform the teacher.

For multi-day absences, we encourage families to email the student’s course teachers as well.

If a student does not log into school in the morning hours without prior contact to the attendance office, you may receive an automatic outreach in the form of a text, email, or call. This call does not count as an official unexcused absence, but it is a friendly reminder that schooling needs to take place for the day.