Absences & Tardies

Please call the WMS attendance office at 596-3003 by 9:00 am if your student will not be in attendance with the reason for their absence. All students arriving on campus after the start of school must check in at the office.

What is Good attendance?

Going to school on time, every day, is important! Consistent attendance will help children do well in school, college, and work. Good attendance is missing no more than 1 day of school a month, whether excused or unexcused.

Why is it Important?

When attendance is good, students do well in school! Regular attendance ensures that students stay on track for graduation

When do absences become a problem?

Satisfactory: 9 or fewer absences means your student can keep up and keep learning!
Warning Signs: 10 to 17 absences in a school year mean your student will miss a lot and struggle to keep up!
Chronic Absence: 18 or more days in a year (2 days a month) is enough to warrant meeting with the student and your family to discuss any challenges that we may help overcome.

More Information About Attendance

If your child is going to be absent for an extended period of time (three or more days), we ask that you get the absence pre-approved using this Extended Absence Form