School Attendance Attendance Policy #503 can be found on the district website

Click here to complete the online Wildwood Elementary Attendance Form  Please use this link or the links below to report an absence or call the attendance line if needed. 

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Regular school attendance is directly related to academic achievement and benefits a student’s social and emotional development.  We strongly encourage families to schedule appointments and vacations when school is not in session.  At the elementary level, school attendance is solely the responsibility of the family and at the secondary level, both students and families are responsible.  

Absences are defined as follows:

Excused absences include:

  • Extreme family emergency

  • Illness

  • Medical, dental, or mental health appointments

  • Religious holidays

  • Death or bereavement of a student’s immediate family member, relative or close friend

  • Court appearances   

  • Physical emergency conditions such as a fire, flood, storm, etc.

  • College Visits, Drivers License Tests

  • Any absences for which the student has been excused in writing by an administrator 

Unexcused Absences Include:

  • Babysitting

  • Don't want to go to school

  • Kicked off the bus

  • Missing the bus

  • Need for rest/sleep

  • Not being in assigned location at school

  • Weather

  • Work

  • Skipping

  • Arriving at school without an acceptable reason.

  • Possible other reasons deemed by the administrator


All of our K-12 schools use attendance forms for absence reporting. Please use the links below to report an absence or call the attendance line if needed.  

The average student in the state of Minnesota misses a total of seven (7) days, excused and/or unexcused, in a school year. Students who miss more than seven days, whether they are excused or unexcused, are considered excessively absent. If there are attendance difficulties you will be contacted by the school.   Please make every effort to improve attendance.  We are required to report excessive absences to Washington County for possible Educational Neglect and Truancy.

Our Mission

The mission of Wildwood Elementary School, the joyful Zephyr family dedicated to building the foundational pathway of learner agency and personal excellence, is to ensure that each student has intrinsic passion for life and learning with compassion for oneself and others, through a vital system distinguished by:

  • A culture of exploration, play, wonder, and creativity
  • An equitable learning experience for all 
  • A community that builds authentic relationships, a sense of belonging, collaboration, and trust 
  • A culture that views challenges as opportunities to persevere and grow 
  • An array of exceptional and global learning experiences that cultivate academic, social, and emotional growth
Wildwood Elementary School ISD #832
8698 75th Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.407.2100
Fax: 651.407.2125
Attendance: 651.407.2108
Our School
At Wildwood Elementary School, we honor the whole child and teach future-ready skills of inspiring curiosity, embracing change, and turning ideas into action. Our talented teachers and staff members work with students in small class sizes and nurture a culture of excellence that has become the expectation and norm. Our students learn social-emotional skills alongside academic core areas in order to gain the foundation for academic success. In addition, they have the opportunity to engage in learning with specialists in gym, art, media, music, and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) classes. Our elementary school is surrounded by green space and our students enjoy recess at our natural playground and attend classes in our outdoor classroom. We have an engaged and supportive parent community who volunteers and supports the school with academic opportunities and tools. Our District is a leader in engineering and science and we value academic areas that will spark curiosity, fuel creativity, and instill a lifelong passion for innovation in our students.