Berlin Middle School understands that from time to time, students will become ill. Please see the Health Section for guidelines of when to keep your child home due to illness. To report a student absence, please call 920-361-2441 and follow the prompts. This number is available 24 hours a day for your convenience. If calling during non-office hours, parents/guardians can leave a voicemail message. When calling the school, please state the name of the student, grade of the student, who is calling and the reason for the absence, and whether or not homework will need to be collected for the student.
School attendance and parent/guardian involvement are central to making sure that each of our students is able to reach his/her fullest academic potential. Should you find that it's necessary for your student to be absent from school for any reason, please call the school attendance line. If the absence is due to a medical appointment, we ask that you please provide the office with a medical note upon your child's return to school. Also, please contact us right away if you feel there are circumstances causing your child to miss significantly more school than usual.
Because Berlin Middle School operates on a trimester schedule missing even a seemingly small number of classes can have a big impact on academics. Please visit the Attendance Counts website to find out how your missing days can affect your student's ability to graduate on time.
Regular communication from the school will help parents understand the importance of consistent attendance and help them know when their student is in jeopardy of missing too many days.
While the middle school chooses to approach attendance in a positive way, it is important for parents to realize that 10 or more unexcused absences for full or partial days could result in the student or parent being cited for truancy or referred to the county for additional follow-up.
Students who are absent on a given day will NOT be allowed to attend any after school or evening events on that day. Exceptions to this rule include medical appointments, school-sponsored field trips, and family emergencies. These need the approval of the school principal.