Skip To Main Content

Attendance and schedule

REPORTING A STUDENT ABSENCE

The parent/guardian of any student has the responsibility to notify the Main Office of each student’s absence prior to 10:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. When an illness exceeds the initial time indicated, the parent shall again notify school officials. Parents may call the attendance telephone extensions 24 hours a day to report an absence. (219) 663-2173, ext.13000 or 13003. When reporting an absence, the parent should give the following information:

  1. Name of caller and relationship to student
  2. Student’s name and grade in school
  3. Reason for absence

wheelerattendance@cps.k12.in.us

Dawn Elish, Ext. 13000

Laura Newman, Ext. 13003

Additional attendance/tardy information can be found in our Student Handbook located on our website.

Student Attendance

 To “attend” school means to be physically present and enrolled in a school or another location where the school’s educational program is being conducted during regular school hours on a day in which the educational programming is being offered. Any student who is enrolled and accumulates at least ten (10) unexcused absences during a school year is considered habitually truant. Any student who accumulates at least ten (10) absences, excused or unexcused, during a school year is considered chronically absent. Our school will continue to track daily student attendance from the beginning of the school year.