The Helena School District #1 uses a system that allows for notifications to be sent quickly to parents and guardians via email, phone, text message. These notifications include: emergency information, attendance issues, general updates, etc. Helena High utilizes this system on a daily basis and notifications are sent several times a day to parents if a student has an unverified absence for that day. If you receive one of these notifications regarding student absence, please follow the instructions on the message, or call the Attendance Office at 324-2211.
Parents please be sure to provide your most current contact information in Power School so that these notifications reach you. Thank you.
How to excuse your student from school for an appointment after he/she had already been in attendance for the day:
It is important to note that the parent must notify the attendance office prior to the student missing any class. If your call or a note is provided after your student has already left, this is an unexcused absence.
How to excuse your student if he/she is late to school or late to 5th period after lunch:
How to excuse your child for a full day absence:
At times, our phone lines are especially busy, please feel free to leave a voicemail or send us an email HHSAttendance@helenaschools.org. We do request that if your student needs to leave for an appointment before 9:00 am, that you do not leave a message. Often times, the messages are not checked until later (at the earliest 8:30) and your message will not be received in time. Please continue to call in until someone answers the phone.