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Attendance Policies & Procedures

Holy Spirit Catholic School

Student attendance is essential and it is the parent's responsibility to ensure that his or her child is present. If a student will be absent for any reason, the Holy Spirit Catholic School Office must be notified via a phone call (507) 288-8818, email (thuhn@rcsmn.org) to the school office and teacher, or a written note. The school will contact parents if notice has not been received. This policy ensures both parent and school staff that children are in safe care.

Tardiness
The first bell rings at 8:45 a.m. and students are expected to be in their homerooms at 8:55 a.m. If students arrive after 8:55 a.m. they must report to the office before going to the classroom. Students delayed because of late buses or appointments will not be considered tardy. If a student's absence lasts half a day or more, the student shall be considered absent.

Illness
Absence due to illness prohibits a student from participating in any extra-curricular practice or event for that day. If a student is absent from 50% of classes for reasons other than illness on any given day (excluding dental appointments, etc.) students are not allowed to participate in the practice or event. Exceptions to this would be absences from school due to participation in a school-related activity (i.e.: SEMYO, or Regional Science Fair).

Appointments
If appointments must be made during school hours, a written (thuhn@rcsmn.org) or verbal request (507) 288-8818) from the child’s parent/guardian is required in advance. Adults are asked to meet students in the office and then sign them out for early dismissal or appointments. If someone other than a parent will be picking up a student for early dismissal, the office must be notified. No student may leave the school premises at any time without authorization of the parent/guardian and approval of the principal. The school does not accept responsibility for any student who leaves the premises without permission.

St. Francis of Assisi School

When a student will be absent for any reason, the office must be notified via a phone call (507) 288-­4816 or an email to stfattendance@rcsmn.org by 9:10 am. A written note may also be sent. The school will contact parents by 9:20 am if notice has not been received. Regular attendance at school is essential for all students.

Tardiness
Parents are responsible to ensure that their children are in school. The first bell rings at 8:40 am with prayer and announcements at 8:50 am. At 8:50 am students are expected to be in their homerooms. Students will be considered tardy if they are not in their classroom by 8:50 am. If students are late because of late buses or appointments, they will not be considered tardy. If a student has an appointment that lasts one ­half day or more they will be considered absent. If students arrive after 8:50 am they must report to the office before going to the classroom.

Illness
Absence due to illness prohibits a student from participating in any extracurricular practice or event for that day. If a student is absent from 50% of classes for reasons other than illness or appointments on a given day, they are not allowed to participate in the practice or event. Exceptions to this would be absences from school due to participation in a school ­related activity (ie: SEMYO, or Regional Science Fair).

Appointments
If appointments must be made during school hours, a written note, email (teacher and/or stfattendance@rcsmn.org) or a verbal request from the parent/guardian is required in advance. Adults are asked to meet and sign students out in the school office for early dismissal or appointments. If someone other than a parent will be picking up a student for early dismissal, the office must be notified. When students return to school following an appointment they should stop in the school office and pick up a re­admittance slip. No student may leave the school premises at any time without authorization of the parent/guardian and approval of the principal or a staff member. The school does not accept responsibility for any student who leaves the premises without permission.


St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School

When a student will be absent for any reason, the office must be notified via a phone call. Please call

(507) 282-5248 or email dcameron@rcsmn.org at the St. John the Evangelist campus or (507) 282-5161 or email leibovich@rcsmn.org at the St. Pius X campus by 9:10 am. A written note may also be sent. The school will contact parents by 9:20 am if notice has not been received. Regular attendance at school is essential for all students.

Tardiness
Parents are responsible to ensure that their children are in school. The first bell rings at 8:45 am with prayer and announcements at 8:50 am. At 8:50 am students are expected to be in their homerooms. Students will be considered tardy if they are not in their classroom by 8:50 am. If students are late because of late buses or appointments, they will not be considered tardy. If a student has an appointment that lasts one ­half day or more they will be considered absent. If students arrive after 8:50 am they must report to the office before going to the classroom.

Illness
Absence due to illness prohibits a student from participating in any extracurricular practice or event for that day. If a student is absent from 50% of classes for reasons other than illness or appointments on a given day, they are not allowed to participate in the practice or event. Exceptions to this would be absences from school due to participation in a school ­related activity (ie: SEMYO, or Regional Science Fair).

Appointments
If appointments must be made during school hours, a written note, email to teacher and/or school office
or a verbal request from the parent/guardian is required in advance. Adults are asked to meet and sign students out in the school office for early dismissal or appointments. If someone other than a parent will be picking up a student for early dismissal, the office must be notified. When students return to school following an appointment they should stop in the school office and pick up a re­admittance slip. No student may leave the school premises at any time without authorization of the parent/guardian and approval of the principal or a staff member. The school does not accept responsibility for any student who leaves the premises without permission.


Lourdes High School

A parent or guardian must report by the start of the school day any student who will not be in school for any reason. Please call (507) 289-3991 or email lhsattendance@rcsmn.org the office by 7:30 a.m.

Appointment Procedure
Students who need to leave the building for an appointment should do so during open mods. The student must bring a parental permission note to the front office before the start of school to receive an excuse form. The note should state the date, time and if the student will be returning to school. Students entering and leaving school must sign the clipboard in the front office, present the pass when leaving, and depart through the front doors of the building.

Messages for Students
If messages are left for students, they are called to the office at the end of the school day. Messages will not be delivered to students during the school day with the exception of emergencies.

Attendance Policy for School Masses and Assemblies
Lourdes High School, as a Catholic school community of faith, holds the celebration of the liturgy to be the central expression of our faith. When families choose Lourdes, they choose not only a non-public school, but a non-public Catholic school, a community of faith. The central expression of that faith is the celebration of Mass. All students, regardless of religious tradition, are expected to attend all liturgical celebrations. The level of participation may be different for different people. However, everyone who is a member of Lourdes is expected to participate with his or her reverent presence. Every “All School” gathering should be attended by everyone in the community. These include Masses, assemblies, convocations, etc. These are all integral activities to the education of our students.