• Student absences, early dismissals or late arrivals MUST BE reported by a PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN via email, phone call or a written note.
    Please note: we DO NOT have an open campus. Students will need prior permission from a parent/guardian to be excused from class. Please notify the school of the absence as soon as possible.

    All students MUST check-in at the Attendance Desk on their way in/out of LSHS other than those with schedule exceptions (i.e. hybrid class, on-line class, student aide hour or PSEO).

    Scanning System - Student ID Barcode

    Our scanning system is NOT connected to attendance in Infinite Campus. The scanning system's purpose is to notify parents/guardians when your student arrives or leaves the building.
    Barcodes can be found on student IDs or in Infinite Campus (cell phone or iPad). Students will need to present their barcode when scanning in or out of the building. 

    Reporting Absences

    Students do not excuse themselves from school. If a student is 18, a parent/guardian will still need to excuse their student.

    Students are expected to attend school each day. If your student is sick, on vacation, or unable to attend school all day, please report their absence.

    Please report absences, early dismissals or late arrivals to one of the following:

    1. Email Preferred Method

    2. 24-Hour Attendance Voicemail → 952-232-3318

     include the following information:

    • Student’s First and Last Name
      • Please include the spelling of your student’s name when leaving a voicemail
    • Student's grade
    • Your relationship to the student
    • A call back number and/or email that we have on file for you
    • Date(s) or time(s) the absence will occur
    • The reason for absence MUST BE INCLUDED (i.e. dentist, doctor, illness, etc.)
      • If your student is ill, please provide specific symptoms.
    • If submitting a note, please SIGN and DATE the note. Students can bring the note to the Attendance Desk.
      • Please try not to use post-it notes, ripped corners of paper, index cards or notebook paper.

    Late Arrivals

    • Students who arrive less than 10 minutes late to class will be marked Tardy. Students who arrive 10 minutes or more late to class, will be marked Absent.
    • If your student is arriving late, please have them scan into the building and stop at the Attendance Desk to have their attendance updated accordingly.
    • Attendance is located at the front desk with the receptionist.

    Early Dismissal

    For excused absences during the day, such as doctor or dental appointments, parents/ guardians must notify attendance in one of three ways:

    1. Email Preferred Method

    2. 24-Hour Attendance Voicemail → 952-232-3318

    3. Written Note Sign and date the note.

      • Students can bring the note to the Attendance Desk when they arrive in the morning. Please try not to use post-it notes, ripped corners of paper, index cards or notebook paper.

    Students will need to let their teacher know they are leaving at the beginning of class time. At the time to leave, the student will remind the teacher and report to the Attendance Desk to check out. Students will be reminded to scan out of the building.

    If your student is leaving during passing time, please have them check out at the Attendance Desk before scanning out of the building.

    If a student is returning to school from an appointment or from being excused earlier in the day, they MUST stop at the Attendance Desk before returning to class, so their attendance can be updated accordingly.

    If Your Student Becomes Ill During the School Day

    • If your student becomes ill during the school day, please have them report to the Health Office.
    • Students who do not feel well must go home through the Health Office. You can call our school nurse at 952-232-3319 if you have any questions.
    • Please DO NOT call the Health Office to report your student's all day absence due to illness. Please report the absence to Attendance via email: or voicemail: 952-232-3318.

    Absence Discrepancy

    • If a teacher marks a student absent in error, it is the student’s responsibility to speak with that teacher.
    • The teacher will either email attendance with any changes that need to be made or have the student obtain an Attendance Correction Sheet from the Attendance Desk, bring it to the teacher to discuss the discrepancy. 
    • It is the student’s responsibility to return the Attendance Correction Sheet back to the Attendance Desk for processing.
    • If the student was marked absent by a substitute, the student will still need to speak with his teacher to have this corrected.

    10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Attendance Notification

    • If you have previously notified the school of your student’s absence and have received the 10:00 a.m. notification phone call/email, you may disregard it.
    • This notification does not always allow time for our staff to process all emails/voicemails received before the first call goes out at 10:00 a.m.
    • We ask parents/guardians to be patient and allow up to 24 hours for attendance to be recorded correctly.

    You can view your student's attendance by logging in to your Campus Portal and clicking on the Attendance tab on the left. If you require assistance logging in to your Campus Portal, you can call our District Office at 952-232-2000.

    Academic Seminar Attendance

    • Every Thursday, students have Academic Seminar (9:52 - 10:22 a.m.).
    • Students are to check their schedule in Infinite Campus every Thursday morning to see if they have been chosen for Academic Seminar. 
    • If students are selected, they are expected to attend that particular class and attendance will be taken.
    • Students marked absent in error for Academic Seminar will need to speak with their Dean to have attendance updated. 

    Reporting in a Different Language

    If you need to excuse your student and want to report it in a different language, you can send an email to in your preferred language and Gmail will translate this for you.



  • Chronic absenteeism is a problem that undermines our efforts to prepare future ready students.  At District 194, our educators and administrators are committed to educating students to reach their full potential. As a school district of choice, we have high academic standards and expectations for our students, and this starts with being prepared and in the classroom every day.

    In accordance with District Policy 503, students are expected to attend class every day, with the exception of school-authorized and verified absences. Excessive absences may have adverse consequences.

    1. Attendance will be given a high priority at Lakeville South.
    2. Every missed class has an effect on student learning.
    3. 10 or more minutes late to class is an unexcused absence for that class.
    4. 3 tardies from a single class results in an unexcused absence for that class.

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