Attendance Information

Procedures for Absences

If a student misses school, a parent or guardian must notify the Student’s House Office (Green for grades 9 and 10: 556-7140; Blue for grades 11 and 12: 556-7120) by phone (preferred) or by written message upon the student’s return to school. Please call your child’s House Office by 10:30 a.m. on the day of the absence.

The student who was authorized by a parent’s phone message on the day of the absence may report directly to his/her first period class upon return to school. The student who is authorized by written message upon his/her return to school must report to his/her House Office for an admit slip before going to class.

Prearranged absences should be communicated to the teacher for college visits, family trips, court appearances, and other absences for which the student has prior knowledge. A parent or guardian should notify the school at least three school days in advance of the scheduled absence so that a prearranged absence form will be initiated by the student to have signed by their teachers and Counselor. Students will be expected to find out what work will be missed and to make arrangements with their teachers for making up missed assignments.

If a student needs to leave the building for a scheduled appointment, the parent or guardian should call the House Office, or send a note with the student, indicating the time for the student’s release. The student should then pick up a pass to leave the building from the House Office. When a student returns to school, he/she must report back to the House Office for an admit slip to class.

Please note that 18 year-old students who are independent students as defined by section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code are required to abide by CHS attendance rules and regulations.

Suspensions are excused absences and students will be permitted to complete make-up work for missed classes.

Students will be released through the activities office for athletic and extracurricular activities.



In order to participate in an athletic practice or contest during a school day or during the evening of a school day, students MUST be in school “ALL DAY” in order to participate in a MSHSL event.  The exceptions are: school sponsored field trips, doctor appointment (with a note from the physician, time and date stamped), dentist (with a note from the dentist, time and date stamped) or a funeral. Exceptions to this policy will be:

A.    Administratively approved absence.

B.    Previous administrative permission to miss school.

Any other exceptions to this policy shall be considered only upon the advice and consent of the high school principal and the athletic director.


Numbers to call for Attendance:

Grade 9-10 – Green House:  952-556-7140

Grade 11-12 – Blue House:  952-556-7120