Attendance



Attendance Secretary:
Mrs. Melissa Gittemeier
mgittemeier@fz.k12.mo.us
636-474-3555



Parent participation is a critical element in encouraging good student attendance.  Here at South Middle School, we believe that parental involvement is an integral part of the success of our students.  Parents are encouraged to call school or email the attendance secretary prior to the start of the school day whenever their child is to be absent. Verification of an absence is not an excused absence. Verification informs the school that you as a parent/guardian are aware of where your child is, and that they are not at school during school hours. EXCUSED absences include:

  • Visits to medical professionals with documentation provided (Dr. note)
  • Bereavement, with note from funeral home
  • Religious holidays
  • National "Take Your Child To Work Day"

 The following attendance guidelines (linked below) for student absences have been implemented by our school district and are the guidelines that we follow. 


Elementary and Secondary Attendance Policy

Truancy

Student Make-Up Opportunities