• Attendance

    Report an absence

    Call the 24-Hour Attendance Line 952-848-3702 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

    Attendance note to parents  Spanish  Somali

    New Online Attendance

    New online process to excuse your child from school for Valley View and South View!  Parents can now use our new online system to excuse their students from school.  You may also still call the school’s attendance line if you prefer. Please use the resources below to learn how to use the online attendance system. 

    Brief Handout



    All visitors are required to register in the main office, by Door 1 on the north side of the building.

    Attendance Policy

    Promoting Good Attendance -English  Spanish  Somali

    The purpose of the South View Middle School Attendance Policy reflects our desire to have each student attend all classes and arrive on time. Students and parents should familiarize themselves with the provisions and procedures of the policy in the Student Handbook. We expect parents/guardians to support the intent of the policy, and encourage their children to have good attendance.

    Students are expected to be in their classrooms seated and ready to begin learning on time for each class. After the start of the school day, the main office only gives admit slips to students who have notes from parents/guardians or who were in the office on “official” business. We are required to track tardies, as well as absences, to comply with Minnesota statutes. Please understand that with a student body of approximately 1,200 students, well-managed attendance procedures are very important to minimize classroom interruptions and provide the best learning conditions for all students.

    Late Arrivals

    Students arriving to school late after 9:20am need to come to the main entrance (door 1) to register with a note to get an admit slip for class.


    Please try to make appointments outside of school hours. However, if your child needs to leave school, please send a brief note with your child stating date, reason, time and duration of the absence.

    Students, who need to leave school early, must obtain a pass at the main office. Students should complete this prior to the start of the school day. The student will show the teacher the pass when it is time to leave.

    Students must sign out at the main office (door 1) prior to leaving the school building.


    The State of Minnesota and the Edina Public Schools recognize the absences below as Excused:

    • Illness
    • Medical/Dental/Ortho...
    • Religious Activity
    • I/S/S - O/S/S
    • Dismissal
    • Family Emergency
    • School Activity
    • Vacation
    • Other
    • Legal
    • Funeral


    Excessive tardiness or truancy may result in a petition to be filed with Hennepin County court. Unexcused absences include:

    • Late to school - tardy
    • Missing the bus
    • Truancy
    • School Office not aware of absence
    • Parent not aware of absence

    Emergency Appointments

    In case of an emergency appointment, please call either 952-848-3702 or 952-848-3700 for assistance. 

South View students