Attendance/Tardy Policy

We are committed to supporting the academic success of your son/daughter and an important part of that is enforcing a tardy policy that encourages their timely arrival to school each day.

The tardy bell rings at 8:30 a.m. for our morning session. All students who arrive late to school are marked tardy.

EXCUSED TARDIES are considered for these reasons:
 Written medical/dental excuse
 District buses are late
 Severe weather related conditions deter travel


If a parent/guardian does not call in an absence before 9:00 a.m., the Wilson Office will contact a student’s parent/guardian to confirm the absence. If they cannot be reached, the office will then contact the emergency contacts to see if they can help find out why this student is not in school. Wilson School is concerned about each student’s safety to and from school every day. Failure to write the excuse note within 24 hours results in the absence being recorded as unexcused and the student is then marked as truant from school. Five or more unexcused absences in a semester will lead to a referral to the school counselor for habitual truancy proceedings. Wilson boasts a high attendance rate and low levels of truancy.  We are rarely involved in truancy proceedings. 

Our thanks go out to those families who promote regular attendance as being the strongest predictor of school success and long term achievement. Thanks to the families and students at Wilson School who follow these simple guidelines.