Office & Attendance
24-Hour Attendance Line
7:45 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Home Base Hours
Before school 6:30-7:45 a.m.
After school 2:25-6:15 p.m.
Bright Start 11:50-12:20
First grade 12:17-12:37
Second grade 11:12-11:32
Third grade 11:37-11:57
Fourth grade 11:57-12:17
Fifth grade 12:37-12:57
Student Support Specialist
- Please report absences in Skyward Family Access when your child is absent or tardy. Children are considered unexcused without a call to the attendance line from a parent or guardian.
- When you are submitting the attendance request in Skyward Family Access, you must be logged in as a parent, not a student.
- You can still call the school (763-745-5655) to report an absence and we recommend calling if it is a last-minute request.
- The health office must have a current phone number on file in case of an emergency. If your phone number has changed, please update Skyward Family Access.
Wayzata Public Schools recognizes that daily attendance is critical to academic achievement. It is our goal to work with students, families, and the community to support regular school attendance and improve academic achievement. Please call your school for further assistance or questions about the attendance policy.
For every absence, log into the Skyward Family Access Absence Notification System or call the Attendance Line at 763-745-5355 no later than 10:00 a.m. the day of the absence.
It’s the Law!
Minnesota law states that all students are required to attend school from age 7, or when they enter kindergarten (whichever comes first) until they are 18 years old. A student’s failure to attend school may lead to legal action for the parents/guardians and the student.
What are excused absences?
- Doctor/Medical Appointment - Student has an appointment with a medical, dental, or counseling professional. Please try to schedule appointments for after school hours.
- Family Emergency - May include funerals or other extenuating circumstances facing the family including weather.
- Illness - Student is unable to attend school due to fever, nausea, etc. Students must be fever and vomit free (without medication) for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Religious Holiday/Instruction - Religious observance that requires the student be out of school. Religious Instruction not to exceed three (3) hours a week.
- Vacation/Activity - The family will be out of town on a school day. The student has a non-school activity that requires them to be out of class. Vacations require prior approval from the building principal. Please do not schedule vacation during testing dates.
A leave of fifteen (15) days or more will require re-enrollment through the Welcome Center. Homework is not provided for extended leaves.
Early pick-up is the same as arriving late. Students leaving a few minutes early often miss important last minute instructions and/or reminders. Interrupting classes to call students to the office distracts other students and interrupts the end of the day classroom routines. Early dismissals should occur only in rare circumstances.
Wayzata District Policy and MN State Law states:
- After three unexcused absences, a parent/guardian will be notified and a meeting with the school will be scheduled.
- After six unexcused absences the parent will be notified and a letter will be sent to the county.
- After nine unexcused absences, a letter will be sent to Hennepin County Attorney’s Office be@school program to initiate a truancy referral. A county caseworker will be assigned.
- After fifteen unexcused absences, a letter will be sent to Hennepin County Attorney’s Office be@school program to initiate a truancy referral and further intervention will be determined by the county.