ATTENDANCEPSI's 24 hour attendance line is 952-928-6570(CLICK HERE to view the St. Louis Park Public Schools' Attendance Policy & PSI Procedures)
Students are expected to be in school every day. Regular and punctual attendance is important for continuity in the school program and improvement of Spanish language and academic skills.
Parent/Guardians are responsible for notifying the 24-hour attendance line (952-928-6570)
ANY time their child will be late or absent from school.
Not calling in your child’s absence will result in an automated attendance call,
and will result in an unexcused absence per the school procedures.
- School start time for grades K-5: 8:25 a.m.
- Dismissal for grades K-5 is: 2:55 p.m.
NOTE: Students must NOT be dropped off prior to 8:08 a.m. and must be picked up promptly by 2:55 p.m. This is a serious safety issue, as there is no supervision provided prior to 8:08 a.m. and after 2:55 p.m. (unless it’s a scheduled before or after school activity). Parent/Guardian(s) are asked to call the school office (952-928-6555) when an emergency (i.e. unexpected weather or traffic) prevents them from arriving on time to pick up their child. Kids Place (childcare) offers both before and after school supervision right here in our building. To contact Kids Place, call 952-928-6764.
VACATIONS: Because sequential learning is so important for academic progress and Spanish language learning, families are asked NOT to schedule family vacations during the regular school calendar. There are many opportunities during scheduled school breaks for family vacations. The impact on students missing instructional time is significant on both their academic progress and Spanish language development. There is no way to make-up the missed academic instruction and language learning lost from a vacation. We cannot customize curriculum work for your child to bring on vacation, and homework alone is never a substitute for instructional time with a licensed teacher.
STUDENT ILLNESS: SLP exclusion policies state that; if your child has had fever, vomiting or diarrhea, they must stay home for a full 24 hours following the LAST incident after not having used a medication to alleviate symptoms (such as Tylenol or Immodium). If your child has a rash that may be disease related or is of unknown origin, you must consult your doctor or clinic BEORE sending them to school.
Many parents wonder when they should send their child back to school following common illnesses. In general, when your child has resumed normal behaviors at home such as eating, drinking, playing, sleeping AND they can participate in routine activities at school, they are ready to return to class. Following a lengthy illness, sometimes returning for a half-day, for a day or so, can help ease the transition back to school. You are invited to call the Health Office at 952-928-6554 any time you have questions regarding your child’s need to stay home or their readiness to return to school.
DOCTOR/DENTAL APPOINTMENTS: We encourage you to try and make appointments outside of the school day whenever possible to minimize lost instructional time. If an appointment must be scheduled during the school day, you are asked to notify the teacher in advance, and return your child to school following the appointment whenever possible. Unless it is an emergency, releasing siblings is also strongly discouraged.