• 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

    Online Attendance

    Online process to excuse your child from school for South View!  Parents please use our online system to excuse 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



    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.

    Early Student Pick-Up and late arrival

    Please schedule appointments outside of school hours. If your child needs to leave school, all pick ups and late arrivals can be arranged thru the online attendance system in the parent portal.

    All calls to the attendance line need to be made by 9:00am the day of the absence or appointment  by calling 952-848-3702. 

    All drop off and pick ups will be at door 1.

    Due to Covid restrictions please do not send a note with your student.

    Link screencast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L_EYThX10Y&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

    Written format linkhttps://www.edinaschools.org/cms/lib/MN01909547/Centricity/Domain/520/Tutorial%20for%20Attendance%20final.pdf

    Absent from school:

    Please enter in the online attendance system or call the attendance line by 12:00 noon on the day of an absence if your child will be absent. Absences will not be excused after 48 hours and be considered unexcused.

    Forgotten item/lunch drop off:

    Grade level bins can be found in the vestibule for lunches etc. Please notify your student via school email that their item has been dropped off and they will pick it up during passing time.


    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. 

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