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Attendance matters

Success starts with regular attendance.  Regular attendance fosters a sense of routine, discipline, and commitment in students, laying a solid foundation for their overall development. Attending classes consistently ensures that your child can actively participate in discussions, engage with peers, and benefit from the enriching learning experiences we offer.


At MTSD, we have developed our attendance policy and procedures to follow Wisconsin State Law and to prioritize regular attendance. 

Two commonly used terms regarding student attendance are “tardy” and “absence.” At Homestead, a “tardy” is defined as a late arrival to class that is any amount of time up to and including 9 minutes. An “absence” is defined as missing any part of a class period for 20 or more minutes.

The following are answers to frequently asked questions regarding attendance and absences. The information aligns with information from the Student/Parent Handbook.


Frequently Asked Questions