Doyle Building

545 W. Dayton Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Phone: (608) 442-2917
Fax: (608) 204-0349


The Attendance Matters - For Parents site covers basic information on school attendance. Hopefully it will help you understand why it is so important for your child to attend school everyday.

Important points:

  • You know your child. You were your child’s very first teacher and you continue to teach them every day.

  • Your child's education, both academically and socially, is priority number one at Madison schools.

  • In order to provide your child with the greatest chance of being a successful student, we must work together to do all that we can to ensure regular school attendance.

  • Madison school staff members are eager to work with parents/guardians to ensure that schools are responsive to the unique needs of each child. We want to help each child achieve success in school.

  • Contacting your child's teacher to ask questions or share concerns is a first step toward addressing absences from school.