Attendance Matters at WHS! | Warroad High School

If your student will be absent or tardy from school, please call the school attendance line at 720-561-5542 or report an absence and/or tardy via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. See this page for instructions.

"Parental explanation of absences must be provided to the school within two school days following the student's return or the absence will remain unexcused" (BVSD JH-R Policy).

Automated calls, emails, and/or text messages go out for any unreported, or unexcused, absence and/or tardy from the School Messenger at 8:45 a.m. for morning attendance and again at 1 p.m. for afternoon attendance .

If a student misses more than 2 consecutive days of school, documentation is required to excuse the absence.

For additional information on our school absence and tardy policies, please view the Attendance section of our Student/Parent Handbook.

Pre-Arranged Absences

Extended absences of 3 or more days (for reasons other than illness) need to be arranged at least 2-weeks in advance. We hope that this will enhance communication between home and school so that we can appropriately support our children and encourage good attendance at school.

1. Please communicate with your student's teacher(s) that your student(s) will be out, and make arrangements for missed work. 

2. Complete the Pre Arranged Absence Form and return to Eva Altermatt in the main office or via email at for approval.

Additional Questions? Contact Eva Altermatt at and/or Mr. Wolfer at 

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Did You Know? 
  • Regular school attendance in elementary school improves the chances that your child will read at grade level.
  • Chronic absenteeism (missing 10 or more school days per year) is a primary cause of lower academic achievement even when the absences are "excused" or understandable.
  • Students who attend 90% or more of the school year are more likely to graduate from high school on time.
  • Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with peer conflicts or facing some other potentially serious difficulty, and help is available. 

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