Families

Please include the student's name, date of absence, the reason for absence, and the name of the person reporting the absence.

School Attendance

Being absent from school too often, excused or not, can risk a child’s academic achievement. Regular school attendance is a joint responsibility shared by the student, parent/guardian, teacher, and administration. Together we can help our students achieve more and find success!

We ask that families do their best to have their students in school daily to benefit all our students and teachers. Because PACT has fewer instructional days than most Minnesota schools, good attendance is even more essential for our students.

PACT allows a student six excused full-day absences per school year for Elementary students and three per semester for Secondary students.

Tardiness and Absences

Students are expected to attend school for the entire school day. Students arriving after the first bell rings must report to the school office, and a note or phone call must be received from the parent/guardian stating the reason for the tardiness.

Students leaving for any part of the day or before the final bell rings must report to the school office and have a parent/guardian sign them in or out. A Secondary student is considered absent from the entire class if they are more than 10 minutes late or leave 10 minutes early. 

An absence will automatically be considered unexcused if notification is not received within 24 hours. Unreported absences are considered unexcused.

Please notify us by 9 a.m. if your student will be absent. 


Please include the student's name, date of absence, the reason for absence, and the name of the person reporting the absence.

Vacations Require Approval

Please plan family vacations around the school calendar to preserve in-class instruction time. If that is not possible, vacations require prior approval from the administration. Please email vacation@pactcharter.org and reference the vacation dates and how schoolwork will be completed. Your student must be caught up when they join their classmates upon return.

Attendance Resources

Attendance Resources
Image - Stephen Coulter

Stephen Coulter

District Attendance Clerk
Phone: 763-712-4200, ext. 1101  |  Email
Office Location: Elementary Campus, 102

Contact Us

PACT Charter School | District Office
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Elementary Campus
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Secondary Campus
7729 - 161st Avenue Northwest
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Main phone line: 763-712-4200
Fax: 763-712-4201
Fax: 763-374-0665 (students records)

Absence: attendance@pactcharter.org

MAP & DIRECTIONS

School Hours

Elementary Campus
8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Secondary Campus
8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. 

Office Hours

School Days
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks
Closed

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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