Please call the attendance line (530-4106) no later than 8:45am in order to excuse your student’s absence or tardiness and avoid the PSD phone messenger. You may leave a message on the voice mail system which can be accessed 24 hours a day if the phone lines are in use. Be sure to leave your student’s first and last name, your relationship to the student and the reason the student is absent or tardy. We are required by law to report students with two or more unexcused absences.
Early Dismissals: In middle school, students can sign themselves out! Please send a note with your student and have them bring it to the main office in the morning. Your student will then receive an “Early Dismissal” note to give to their teacher stating the time the student needs to leave class and sign themselves out. (Parents do not have to come in to sign the student out when they have a note). This system informs staff that your student will be dismissed early and can help to avoid having to wait for your student and/or be late for an appointment.
Bus Notes: Please write a note that includes your student’s first and last name, the date, the first and last name of the person your student will be riding the bus with, and the bus number. Have them bring it to the main office prior to lunchtime, where they will receive a blue bus pass to give to the bus driver. Bus notes brought from parents WILL NOT be written after second lunch. Bus drivers will only accept blue bus passes written out by the school office. Students MAY NOT ride buses home from Voyager or Artondale without prior permission from transportation (530-3900).
Homework Requests for Sick Students: Homework may only be requested on the third consecutive day your student is absent from school. Please request homework by 9:00 am so teachers have time to put together the material. Homework should then be available in the main office for pickup between 3:00 – 4:00pm. Each student has study buddies assigned to them in each class. Have them check with them with questions. Additionally, teachers post homework on their websites which can be accessed from the Kopachuck website (kms.psd401.net).
Extended Absences: When your student will be absent due to non health related reasons (such as vacation) for 3 or more days, we request a written note from parents at least one week prior to the absence, stating why your student will be absent and the dates the student will be absent. Please have the student bring the note to the main office secretary and your student will receive a pink Intended Absence Form for all of his/her teachers to sign for release. After teachers, parent/guardian and the student have signed this form, it will need to be returned to the secretary in the main office before leaving for attendance purposes. The student is responsible to get all homework assignments from their teachers before they leave or when they return to school.