When your child will be absent from school for any reason (illness, vacation etc.), please call the Kenwood School attendance line at 612-668-2780. Even if you have sent a note to your child’s teacher — you still need to call the attendance line, preferably by 8:00 a.m. Thank you.


Regular attendance is important to school success. It is expected that a student will attend daily and will be on time. 


When a student returns to school after an absence or tardiness, please send a note stating the child’s name, classroom number or teacher’s name, and the reason for absence or tardiness, with a parent or guardian signature. This information must be received within the week of the intended absence.


Daily school attendance is the focus of the State of Minnesota Compulsory Attendance laws and legislation by Hennepin County. Unexcused absences, (i.e. those absences not acknowledged by a note or telephone call) are subject to truancy/attendance procedures. A copy of the District attendance policy will be sent home during the first week of school.