Attendance Policy

Class attendance is expected, except in case of illness (including preventive medicine) or emergency.  When your child is (will be) absent, you must do one of the following:

  1. E-mail attendance@mlsem.org and include your name, your student’s name, the date of the absence, whether the absence will be for the whole day or part of the day, and the reason for the absence.

    OR

  2. Call 989-793-1010 and when the auto attendant picks up press the # key.  Then verbally say your name, your student’s name, the date of the absence, whether the absence is for part of the day or the whole day, and the reason for the absence.


You may call or e-mail at anytime day or night.  This should be done by the time the student returns from an absence at home.  When an excuse involves a visit to a doctor,
a slip from the doctor’s office must also be submitted to the administration office or IDO.  For dorm students ill at school, excuses are submitted by the dormitory staff.  Students who are absent from any portion of the academic day because of illness may not participate in or attend extracurricular activities on that day.  Rare exceptions to this policy may be granted by the administration at the request of an adviser, coach, or director.  Sick students are expected to be at home or in their dorm room recovering. Long-term illness may affect participation in an extracurricular activity. Commuting students who wish to leave school early because of illness are to notify the administration office or IDO before leaving campus.  Requests for planned absences are to be submitted in writing to Prof. Weihrauch at least 2 weeks in advance at cjw@mlsem.org.  A student attends one Period Ten for every four periods missed for a planned absence.