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24-Hour Attendance Line

Attendance Phone Line:  260 431-2705

Attendance Expectations

Woodside Middle School is vigilant in accounting for student attendance. It is the parent’s responsibility to call the school attendance line if your student is going to be absent or will be arriving late to school. 

Reporting an Absence or Late Arrival 

If your son/daughter is going to be absent from school, a parent/guardian is required to call the Woodside attendance line. Absences must be reported by 8:00 AM on the day of the absence. 

The phone number is 260-431-2705.  This line is open 24 hours by recording.  Please include the following in your message:

  • Your name, Student name, Student grade level, Date of the absence
  • Reason for absence/late arrival

If your son/daughter is absent due to an appointment, turn in your doctor’s note to the office upon your arrival. Your doctor may email doctor’s notes to Pamela Grinslade, Attendance Secretary at

Early Dismissal/Late Arrival

Early Dismissals

If your son/daughter is leaving early, the parent/guardian must call the attendance line at 260-431-2705 and leave a message no later than 8:00 am. HANDWRITTEN NOTES FROM A PARENT/GUARDIAN WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Please include the following in your message:

  • Your name, Student name, Student grade level, Date and TIME of the early dismissal
  • Who will be picking up your child 
  • Reason

It is the responsibility of the student to come to the office to get their early dismissal pass after WARRIOR TIME or FIRST BLOCK.  Please let your child know they have an early dismissal for that day.  

Pick-up Procedures for Parents with Regard to Student Early Dismissals

Please park and come to Door #1.  Please ring the bell at Door #1.  Please give the office your name and let them know you are here to pick up a student.  Then on the table in the foyer you will sign your student out from school.  We will then send the student out to meet you in the foyer.

Late Arrivals

Parents do not need to sign the students in at the office. Students need to come in through door #1 to the office, check-in at the front desk and turn in their doctor’s excuse (if they have one).

No Notification School Procedures

School Procedures if a Parent has not notified the School of an Absence

If the student is not in school, and the parent has NOT reported the absence, the attendance secretary will make every attempt to notify the parent using the following procedures:

1.)    Contact the parent(s) at home, work, and/or by cell phone.
2.)    If the school is unable to contact a parent, the emergency contacts will be called.
3.)    The school administrators will be notified of any students whose parents and emergency contacts were unable to be reached.

It is imperative that parents provide the school with current contact information including up-to-date phone numbers and current information for your designated emergency contacts. By working together, we can keep our students safe.

General Absence Information

Absences beyond the ten parent/guardian excused absences in a school year will be coded as truancies unless excused by written note from a physician.  Such absences are subject to disciplinary action as established in the school handbook.  *If a student misses ALL or PART of a school day without documentation from a physician or dentist, then the student absence will be counted as one of the student’s ten (10) allowed parent/guardian excused absences per school year.