MS - Student Attendance Policies & Procedures

  • START TIMES:
    Period 1 begins promptly at 8:12 am.
    Period 2 begins promptly at 9:00 am. (8:54 am on Wednesday)

    REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCES
    Each time a student is absent, parents/guardians must call the attendance office at 693- 7640 ext. 3039, or send an email to msattendance@dfsd.org, to update the absence.  Additionally, the student MUST submit written documentation to the attendance office, signed by their parent or guardian, which explains the reason for the absence, on the day s/he returns to school. If the school is not notified by the parent within 24 hours, the absence will be recorded as an unexcused absence.

    REQUESTING EARLY DISMISSAL
    If a student needs to leave school, s/he must provide a written request from her/his parent or guardian stating the reason why permission is requested. Parents must sign their child out at the Middle School Attendance Desk.

    EXCUSABLE REASONS FOR ABSENCE
    Sickness
    Sickness or death in family
    Religious holidays
    Dental and medical appointments
    Approved school-sponsored trips