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Why is attendance so important?

Regular school attendance is directly related to success in academic work, benefits the student socially, provides opportunities for important communications between staff and students, and establishes regular habits of dependability important to the future of the student. Minn. Stat. 260A.02 provides that a student who is absent from instruction on three or more occasions on three separate days without a valid excuse within a single year will be considered truant. At this time, parents/guardians will be notified by letter.

Excused absences: illness, serious illness in immediate family, death in the immediate family, medical or dental appointments, counseling appointments, court appearances, family vacations, planned educational experiences, religious instruction (3 hours per week), physical emergencies (flood, storm, etc.), official school sponsored outings, or suspension.

Unexcused absences: truancy, being out of the building without signing out, leaving early. Staff will make an effort to notify parents of unexcused absences as soon as possible. JMC is always available for parents to check on attendance.

We expect student to be where they are expected to be. Two accounts of being tardy will result in 1 unexcused absence. We use attendance and passing grades to measure eligibility for quarterly PBIS field trips not included in regular programming. Students with less than 2 unexcused absences will be eligible for PBIS trips.

JMC Parent Portal

The address to get into JMC parent portal is:

Passwords are sent to parents separately, if you do not have one, please contact the front office for assistance.

 Education is all a matter of building bridges. 

- Ralph Ellison

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