• Attendance

  • Report an absence

    Call the 24-hour Attendance Line: 952-848-4102 with the following information: 

    • Student's name
    • Student's grade
    • Student's teacher
    • Date of the absence
    • Reason for absence
    • Your name and relationship to the student

    Click HERE to read about the importance of attendance for our students’ success.

    For Planned Absences:

    Fill out the Planned Absence Form

    Arrival and Departure

    Students being dropped off at school should not arrive prior to 8:25 a.m.  If you need care for your child earlier than 8:25 a.m., please make arrangements with Kids Club/Wise Guys, a neighbor or family member.  If your student walks or rides their bike, please work with them to plan for an arrival time between 8:25 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. The office staff appreciates your help as they are busy getting ready for the school day in the mornings and can't provide supervision for children.  

    Students should enter at Door 10, by the office.  They will be allowed to proceed to their classroom when the buses start unloading at 8:30 a.m.  Students are expected to be in their classroom when the bell rings at 8:40 a.m.

    At the end of the day, students are dismissed by their classroom teacher.

    Parent drop-off and pick-up is at Door 10, by the Normandale office. Please see our Traffic Plan.

    All unsupervised students must leave the building by 3:55 p.m.

    For children who need before or after school supervision, please enroll in Kids Club or Wise Guys.

    Late Arrivals

    If your student will be arriving late (doctor or dental appointments, or any reason other than a late bus), please call the Attendance Line at 952-848-4102. Students who arrive late must be signed in and obtain an admission slip from the school office before going to class.

    Early Dismissal

    For excused absences during the day, such as for doctor or dental appointments, students are expected to bring a written note stating the times they are to be excused and give the note to their teacher.

    A parent must pick up and sign out children in the school office.

    Also, if a child is returning to school from an appointment, he or she must be signed in at the school office and obtain an admission slip before returning to class.

Students at Normandale elementary collaborate on a project.