Minnesota Law requires that every student age five (kindergarten) through age 16 attend school, and Stonebridge World School recognizes that daily attendance is CRITICAL to academic achievement.

If your child will not be coming to school,

you must call our 24 Hour Attendance Line at (612) 877-7498 to report your child’s absence.


Buses arrive at 8:50 and school starts promptly at 9:00 AM. Students who arrive after 9:00 will be considered tardy. Breakfast will not be served past 9:15, so that classes may begin their Morning Meeting on time. The only exception is if a bus arrives late we will then make accommodations for breakfast. If a student does arrive late to school, he or she must go to the office and get a pass. Three tardies count as one unexcused absence.


Excused Absences

Illness: Please call the school each day that your child is ill or send a note upon their return. After three missed days, the school will require a doctor’s note as verification of illness.

Religious observance or recognized cultural observance when school has been notified in advance

Funeral or family emergency for three days, or as arranged.

Family Activity: A parent/guardian may arrange with the school for a pre-approved family activity. To get pre-approval from the school, you must do the following:

  • At least 10 days before leaving, parent/guardian needs to send a note to school describing the activity and the amount of time requested to be This arrangement must be in place for the family activity days to be excused in the attendance system. The school has the right to limit the amount of time they will excuse a student from school for a family activity. (Make sure that your student will not be gone for important tests like the MCA or MAP)


Doctor, Dentist, or other professional appointments when the Stonebridge office has been notified and verification provided.

Suspension: If a student is suspended from school, he or she will be excused, but will be required to make up any missing work. Suspended student needs to return with a parent/or legal guardian.

Unexcused Absences

Any other absence will be considered unexcused. This includes, but is not limited to, missing the bus, errands with parents, and not having a uniform ready for school.

 If your child has had three unexcused absences, you will receive a notification from the school. At five unexcused absences, referral to the social worker will be made in order to develop a plan to improve attendance and identify any barriers to attending school. The school is required by law to make a report to Hennepin County Child Protection for educational neglect for children who have eight unexcused absences or excessive tardies and/or excused absences in a school year.