John Marshall

high school

Attendance Office



Attendance Line

Consistent attendance to all classes is an important factor in determining success at school.  At John Marshall, we are committed to helping students attend all of their classes each day.


We provide a number of interventions at John Marshall High School and in our partnership with Olmsted County to help students, families, school officials, county official, and law enforcement support students towards successful graduation from high school. We use the following interventions at various levels of unexcused absences in an effort to help students and families correct the pattern of unexcused absences and guide students to attend classes regularly. 



Number of Unexcused absences



Skylert phone call advises family of date/period of unexcused absence daily.


Student assigned school detention from grade level administrator after being given two (2) days to change unexcused absence.


Skylert email and recorded message alerting family of continued student absences


A letter from the school and the County Attorney’s office is sent to the family’s address. These letters contain information about the student’s continued lack of attendance and encourage families to meet with school and county officials.


Administrative Meeting with student. Half day In-School Suspension. Parent Contact about pattern of unexcused absences occurring.


Parent Information Meeting (PIM)- Student and family are expected to attend a presentation about truancy law given by County Attorneys at John Marshall. Families have time to ask questions and receive resources


Meeting with Transition Coordinator- student meets with Transition Coordinator in an attempt to identify barriers to attendance


Meeting with Educational Advocate- student will meet with Educational Advocate in an attempt to identify barriers to attendance. The Educational Advocate may contact home.


Meeting with School Social Worker- student meets with School Social Worker in an attempt to identify barriers to attendance


Administrator Contact- the student’s administrator will contact home in an attempt to identify barriers to attendance prior to potential SART meeting.


Student Attendance Review Team (SART) - student and family meet with school administrator, assistant county attorney, educational advocate and other school staff in an attempt to remove barriers to attendance


Truancy petition is filed with County court by District Truancy Coordinator & School Administrator.



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