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Attendance Procedures

ISD 728 Attendance Procedures

The ISD 728 school board believes that regular school attendance is directly related to success in academic work, benefits students socially, provides opportunities for important communications between teachers and students, and establishes regular habits of dependability important to the future of the student.

The purpose of the attendance policy is to encourage regular school attendance in Kindergarten through 12th grade. It is intended to be positive and not punitive. The students of ISD 728 are required to attend all assigned classes and/or study halls every day that school is in session unless the student has been excused by the school board from attendance because the student has already completed state and school district standards required to graduate from high school, has withdrawn, or has a valid excuse for absence.

Showing up for school has an impact on a student's academic success. Click the ISD Attendance Visual for parent and student responsibilities as well as county and state reporting requirements.  

RHS Attendance Procedures 

Rogers High School recognizes the direct relationship between attendance and achievement. Regular attendance in class is necessary if students are to receive adequate guidance through their classwork and benefit from the instruction. ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND CLASS EVERY SCHOOL DAY.

 General Information

  • All students and parents are responsible for making sure the student attends class and is punctual every day school is in session.
  • Parents are responsible for contacting the school by calling the attendance office (763) 241-3555 or by sending a note within 48 hours if the student is absent.
  • Examples of excused absences include:
    • illness,
    • a medical or dental appointment,
    • court,
    • death in the family,
    • funerals,
    • Interviews for college,
    • vocational school or military (pre-approved by school and verification provided),
    • school business or school-sponsored trips, state/region participation,
    • In-school suspension, Out of School Suspension,
    • late bus,
    • severe weather,
    • tests administered by the school and college personnel (verification of attendance is required),
    • completion of driver’s test or permit test (up to ½ day)
      (Drivers education instruction/practice is NOT an excused absence.) 
    • and religious holidays.
    • All other absences are unexcused unless determined otherwise by Administration.
  • The administration will be the final authority in determining whether an absence will be excused or not.
  • A doctor’s note is required for absences that extend beyond three (3) consecutive days OR ten (10) total absences due to medical reasons. The doctor’s note must be provided within three days of the request.
  • Students must have a doctor’s statement to be excused from physical education for an extended period of time. 
  • Students are responsible for making up missed assignments.
  • The student and parents/guardians are encouraged to conference with school officials whenever attendance issues arise.

Unexcused Absences

  • Consequences for skipping class may be assigned by the teacher and/or administration. 
    These consequences include, but are not limited to,
    • detention,
    • loss of parking privileges,
    • parent conference, or
    • involvement by county social services and/or the court system for truancy.
  • Parents will be notified of unexcused absences through the automated calling system.
  • As required by state and county law, the school will send letters to parents/guardians at regular intervals to notify them of excessive unexcused absences.  Letters may be sent home after only 3 partial or full days and the respective county will be alerted.  When a high school student accumulates seven full or partial days of unexcused absences, it is considered habitual truancy and the school will file truancy with county Social Services and/or court system for truancy.
  • Students that incur 15 consecutive full days of unexcused absences will be unenrolled from ISD 728 per state statute. 


  • High school students are expected to be punctual.
  • Consequences  may be assigned by the teacher
  • The first-morning bell is the warning bell. The second bell indicates the beginning of class. Students who come to class after the second bell are considered tardy.


You must be in school at least half the day of the contest or receive prior permission from the Administration in order to participate.  Participation includes practice and competition. Regular school attendance policy applies. Any student who participates in high school league and other school-sponsored activities who are assigned all day in-school suspension, dismissal, or suspension from school will be ineligible for practice and/or competition on that day.  Students who are truant for any part of the day will be ineligible to participate on that day.  

SKIP DAY: “Skip Days” are not authorized by the Administration and will be considered unexcused.  School consequences may be assigned. If the Administration is alerted of a possible “skip day” on a particular date, students may be required to provide additional verification for absences on that date to be excused.

VACATIONS:  Parents and students should notify the office of any vacations.  Vacations are not guaranteed as excused absences. The student should request make-up work ahead of time and try to keep up with the rest of the class while they are gone.