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Report an Absence

Parents are encouraged to use our online system to excuse students from school. Please use the resources below to learn how to use the online attendance system. 

Attendance Line

Call the 24-Hour Attendance Line 952-848-3502 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:


Attendance Policy

The purpose of the Valley 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. It is expected that parents will support the intent of the policy, and encourage their children to have good attendance.

Students are expected to be in their classroom seated and ready to begin on time. If students are tardy, they must report to the office before going to class. We are required to track tardies, as well as absences, to comply with Minnesota statutes. Please understand that with a student body of over 1200 students, well-managed attendance procedures are very important to minimize classroom interruptions and provide optimal learning conditions for all students.

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Pre-Arranged Absence Form

For upcoming planned absences of three days or more (travel, non-school events, personal matters), please fill out the Pre-Arranged Absence Form at least 5 days in advance of the absence to be counted as excused. Illness, medical, funeral and religious absences do not require the Pre-Arranged Absence Form.

Pre-Arranged Absence Form

Excused Absences

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

Unexcused Absences

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