Southern Bluffs
Elementary School
4010 Sunnyside Dr | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7020 | Fax: 608-789-7176

The Office

Reporting a Student Absence

STUDENT DAY: 8:40 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.
All families are expected to adhere to the state law (S.115.82, 118.15 and 118.16 Wis. Statues) regulating compulsory school Attendance. The major component of the state law requires that all children between the ages of 6 and 18 attends a public or private school regularly for the full period and hours school is in session. The school district has adopted strict quidelines and regulations related to student attendance and truancy. Please look review the Attendance Policy for further details.

If a student is going to be absent from school, a parent/guardian needs to call the school office by 9:00 that morning with the reason of the absence.

If notification is not received from a parent/guardian by 9:00 a.m., designated school personnel will attempt to contact parents by telephone. In the event the reason for absence is not determined, the absence will be considered unexcused.

Absences are unexcused unless the absence is due to illness, family emergency, medical appointments, a death in the immediate family, religious holiday or is determined excused by the building administrator.

A parent may excuse a student for not more than 10 days in the school year if the parent notifies the school in writing before the absence. Examples of such absences include family vacations, travel out of town or attendance at special events.

Students arriving late to school must check into the office.