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Attendance Office

Wellington Middle High School 

Attendance Office 


Student attendance is taken every period of the school day. If your student is going to be absent or tardy, it is imperative you call and let us know. Please call our 24-hour automated attendance line (970) 472-2701 or email wmhattendance@psdschools.org to report all day absences or specific class periods missed. Only a parent/guardian may excuse student absences. Please allow 24 business hours for attendance to be updated.


Middle School

Parents/Guardians must check students out from the front office. Please bring identification. This is for your student's safety. Front office staff will excuse your student when they are checked out. 

High School 

Please call the attendance line or email the attendance office to report class periods missed.

Important: If a student is reported absent, they may not be on school property. Wellington Middle High School is not liable for your student in the event of an emergency when your student has been reported absent.



  1. Call the ATTENDANCE LINE: 970-472-2701
  2. Give your student's full name
  3. Student's ID number 
  4. Date of absence and class periods missed
  5. Reason for the absence (student will be marked unexcused if no reason is given)
  6. Parent/Guardian's name & relationship to student
  7. Contact number


  1. Email the ATTENDANCE OFFICE  WMHAttendance@psdschools.org
  2. Give your student’s full name
  3. Date of absence or class periods missed
  4. Reason for the absence(student will be marked unexcused if no reason is given)

According to Poudre School District Policy, the following are considered EXCUSED ABSENCES:

  • illness/injury
  • appointments/circumstances that cannot be taken care of outside of school hours
  • medical reasons/behavioral & mental health
  • religious observances/court
  • funeral
  • district sponsored activities

For the full list of excused absences, please visit:


An unexcused absence is defined as an absence that is not listed above as an excused absence.  Each unexcused absence shall be entered on the student’s record. Please note: vacations, out of town trips, etc are not on the excused list of absences. Personal and/or private family matters will be excused. 

Parents are expected to call daily when a student is absent.

Student will be marked unexcused if no reason is given.​​​​​

All absences not reported within 48 business hours will remain unexcused on the student's record.


Tardiness is defined as the appearance of a student without proper excuse after the scheduled time that a class begins.  Because of the disruptive nature of tardiness and the detrimental effect upon the rights of the non-tardy students to uninterrupted learning, penalties shall be imposed for excessive tardiness. Parents or guardians shall be notified of all penalties regarding tardiness. 

1. Students who arrive to class late with a pass (E-hallpass) will be marked tardy excused.

2. Students who are 1-11 minutes late to class without a pass will be considered tardy unexcused.

3. Students who arrive to class later than 11 minutes but before the halfway point of the class will be considered as an extreme tardy. Students who arrive to class beyond the halfway point of the class (40 minutes) will be marked absent per the Colorado State Board of Education Code of Regulations.

A student detained by another teacher or administrator shall not be considered tardy, provided that the student is given a pass to enter the next class.  Teachers shall honor passes presented in accordance with this policy.  Students who accrue three or more unexcused tardies in a week will serve lunch detention. The table below explains the specifics: 

Number of Unexcused Tardies in a Week

Lunch Detention Days











Above 7

In-School Suspension (ISS)

Continued excessive tardies after ISS

Consultation with administration and deans of students to create an individualized student support plan. 


Parents and students are strongly encouraged to use ParentVUE and StudentVUE to monitor their attendance. Parents-if you do not have access to ParentVue, please contact the Registrar’s office to gain access.

It is the student's responsibility to check for individual class absences. If a parent or student believes an error has occurred, they should notify the teacher. If a parent wishes to verify their student’s attendance in class, please contact your student’s teacher to confirm class attendance.


Excused Absences

WMHS administration is charged with the responsibility to determine whether an absence is unexcused or excused. The following shall be considered excused absences:

1. A student is temporarily ill or injured or whose absence is approved by an administrator on a prearranged basis.

2. A student who is absent for an extended period due to physical, mental, or emotional disability.

3. A student who is attending a school sponsored activity with advanced approval by the administration.

An unexcused absence is defined as an absence that is not covered by one of the exceptions listed under excused absences. Each absence shall be entered on the student’s record. An unexcused student absence on the day of an extracurricular activity may mean that the student cannot attend the activity, for example: school dances, games, etc.

Please note: vacations, out of town trips, etc are not on the excused list of absences. Personal and/or private family matters will be excused. 

Parent/Guardian notification of a student absence

We request that parents/guardians call the Attendance Line at (970) 472-2701 to verify their student’s absence before 9:30 a.m. The school will make every attempt to call parents/guardians at home or work to confirm that their student is not in school if parents/guardians have not communicated by 9:30 a.m.

Pre-Arranged Absences

Please follow this procedure for a pre-arranged absence:

1. Have your parent/guardian contact the school in writing or by phone with the reason for the absence as soon as possible.

2. Students are responsible for completing work during their absence.

Make-Up Work

Make up work shall be provided for any class in which a student has an absence unless otherwise determined by a WMHS administrator. It is the responsibility of the student to pick up any make-up assignments permitted on the day he or she returns to class. Make-up work should be turned in as soon as possible.

Truancy & Monitoring of excessive absences:

· Absences - 5 in a month within one class, 10 across all classes

1. Conversation with student

2. Call home

3. Support plan in place to support student through MTSS & administration

A student shall be considered “habitually truant” if he or she is of compulsory attendance age and has incurred 10 total days of unexcused absences during any school year or four total days of unexcused absences in any month. When a student fails to report on a regularly scheduled school day and school personnel have received no indication that the parent/guardian is aware of the absence, school personnel (or volunteers under the direction of school personnel) will notify the parent/guardian by telephone. Administration will meet with the student’s parent/guardian to review and evaluate the reasons for the student’s truancy. A plan shall be developed for a student who is declared habitually truant with the support of parents/guardians. As provided by law, judicial proceedings may be initiated to enforce the state’s compulsory attendance law with respect to students determined to be habitually truant.

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.