Madison Metropolitan School District has a new Attendance Webpage for Parents! Just go on your school’s website and look under “For Families” or “Contact Us” to find the new on-line Attendance page.
This page allows parents to report their children’s absences on-line. As before, a phone call to the Safe Arrival/Attendance Line (include your number!) remains a way to report a missed day as well. This new page also has an electronic version of the Pre-Approved Absence Form that is required to excuse students when they have to miss school for vacations, special events, etc. Again, as before, you will still be able to obtain a paper copy from your school’s office.
The Attendance Webpage for Parents has lots of information about MMSD Attendance/Truancy policies and procedures. In addition, there are several links to even more, helpful information for parents; for example: the Department of Education’s “Absences Add Up” and the national organization “Attendance Works” websites. As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority!