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Consistent attendance is essential for children to be successful in their educational endeavors. Students are expected to attend school and be on time in order to derive maximum benefit from instructional programs and to develop habits of self-discipline and responsibility. Moreover, students who miss a day of class will never be able to completely retrieve information from that learning experience. 

Parents or guardians are responsible for student attendance.


A parent/guardian must contact the school by 9:00 a.m. every day their child is absent from school.  A doctor's note should be sent in when the child returns to school if they were seen by a doctor.  An absence that remains unverified will be unexcused.  

    WHS Attendance Line: (317) 867-6801 (Phone lines are open 24 hours) 

         Option #1: Sick, absent all day.

         Option #2: Absent all day reason other than sick

         Option #3: Late arrival or checking out before 10:00am

         Option #4: Early dismissal, checking out after 10:00am

All Day Absences:

Provide on the message:

  • student's name
  • caller’s name
  • relationship to student
  • date
  • reason for absence.

If a student will be absent for more than one day, a call must be made each day.

Early Dismissals: 

Please make sure to call the attendance line before 10 a.m. on the day of the early dismissal. This allows the front office get a pass to your student with the least amount of disruption to classroom instruction.  Leave a message on Option #3 or #4 with your name, student name and reason for early dismissal.  Lines are checked every 10-15 minutes throughout the day.  Passes are sent 1 time per period.  

Please avoid last minute early dismissals. (If necessary, allow 15-20 minutes to call down your student). 

During lunch (11-12:30 p.m.) and CORE time (1:45-2:30 p.m.), students are in several places throughout the building, which can take additional time when there are last minute call-ins.