Schools closed, Distance learning through May 4

The Governor has ordered all Minnesota schools to remain closed with distance learning in place from March 30 through May 4 to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Examples of Excused and Unexcused Absences

Examples of Excused Absences:

  • llness (absences exceeding three days may require a physician statement).

  • Medical/Dental appointments (we highly encourage you to make these appointments outside of school hours).

  • Required county/state court appointments.

  • Religious instruction (Not to exceed 3 hours in one week).

  • Driver's license test.

  • Serious family emergency i.e. funeral.

  • Special requests from parents (pre-arranged with Assistant Principal).

  • Family vacation/sporting events.


Unexcused Absences:

  • Oversleeping/alarm failure

  • Arriving to school 10 minutes after the start of school or checking out more than 10 minutes before the end of the day without an acceptable reasons

  • Leaving school during the regular school day without approval of a school official or other non-emergency situations.

  • Personal grooming appointments (hair, nails, tanning, etc)

  • Employment/job interview

  • Shopping/errands

  • Driver's Education (classroom or behind the wheel)

  • Skipping class/leaving campus without following proper procedure

  • Family vacations that have not been pre-approved

  • Needed at home/babysitting

  • Car trouble

  • Missing the bus/ride

  • Needing sleep or rest


After three unexcused absences students/parents/guardians will receive a call or letter from the school to assist in problem-solving and notification of the next steps.