Office Information

Welcome! The Kellogg office staff will work hard to keep the school running efficiently and smoothly. Thank you for visiting our site and please let us know how we can assist you. 

Exterior building shot of Kellogg Middle School

Kellogg Middle School

503 17th St. NE, 
Rochester, MN 55906
Phone Line: (507) 328-5800
Robyn Davis
Office Manager
(507) 328-5801 | Email
 
Frequently Used Phone Numbers:

Main Office: (507) 328-5800
Attendance Line: (507) 328-5810
Fax Line: (507) 328-5805
Century Activities Office: (507) 328-5140

 

 
School Counselors: (507) 328-5800
Health Office: (507) 328-5813

Attendance

Please report all absences to the attendance line at (507) 328-5810.

Attendance Information

Here are a few important things to know about attendance at Kellogg:

  • Attendance is taken each period.
  • You are expected to be in class and ready to learn (with your materials) by the time the bell rings.
  • There are no bells for Advisory but you are still expected to be there by the time class starts. 
  • If you are late, you will be marked “tardy.” If you have a pass, you will be excused. If you don’t, you will be unexcused.
  • If you miss 50% or more of a given class, you will be marked “absent” instead of “tardy.” If you do not have a pass, you will be unexcused. If you have an unexcused absence, you may be assigned detention to make up the missed class time. 
  • If you are absent, you are responsible for talking with your teachers about work that you missed.
  • If you are absent from school, a parent or guardian needs to communicate with the Kellogg office by calling (507) 328-5810 or sending a note.
  • If you have several absences, we may invite your parent or guardian to a meeting with Kellogg Assistant Principal and the Olmsted County Assistant District Attorney to discuss attendance expectations and plan for improvement.

Attendance Policy 503A

It is the student’s right to be in school. It is also the student’s responsibility to attend all assigned classes and study halls every day that school is in session and to be aware of and follow the correct procedures when absent from an assigned class or study hall. At the secondary level, it is the student’s responsibility to request any missed assignments due to an absence. At the elementary level, it is a shared responsibility between the parent/guardian, teacher, and student to request any missed assignments due to an absence.

Excused/Unexcused Absences

Excused Absences

Work missed during an excused absence must be made up for credit to be granted. Excused absences include the following categories:

  • Illness
  • Serious illness in the student’s immediate family
  • A death in the student’s immediate family or of a close friend or relative
  • Acute or emergency medical or dental treatment
  • Court appearances occasioned by family or personal action.
  • Religious instruction not to exceed three hours in any week
  • Physical emergency conditions such as fire, flood, storm, etc…
  • Removal of a student pursuant to a suspension. Suspensions are to be handled as excused absences and students will be permitted to complete make-up work
  • Religious holidays

The following reasons may be sufficient to constitute excused absences but will be limited on mandated federal and state testing days unless specific arrangements with building administration have been made which include confirmation of attendance on make-up testing days.

  1. Routine medical and dental appointments
  2. Official school field trip or other school-sponsored outings
  3. Work at home not to exceed 3 days per semester
  4. Pre-arranged travel

 

Unexcused Absences

All unauthorized absences are unexcused absences. Any absences not verified within two (2) school days after a student returns to school will be considered unexcused. Work missed during unexcused absences must be made-up, however, credit may not be granted. Unexcused absences may result in disciplinary action.

Tardiness

At the elementary level, a student arriving 15 minutes late for school is considered tardy. Beyond 15 minutes, the student is marked unexcused absent for the morning period. At both the elementary and secondary levels, three tardies equal one unexcused absence.

Make-up Work

At the elementary level, parents and or guardians, teachers, and students will work together to address missed assignments due to absence. Generally, two days for each day absent is allowed for make-up work.

Attendance

Please report all absences to the attendance office: (507) 328-5454 or through Skyward Family Access.

Absences on Skyward

Parents have the ability to submit their student(s) absences via Skyward Family Access through web access or the Skyward app. 

To submit an absence online, follow the directions below: 
  1. Start by selecting a specific student in Skyward Family Access, then select the Attendance tab on the left.
  2. On the Attendance tab, choose Absence Requests in the top right corner. A pop-up will appear, click Add Request.
  3. In the window, choose a Start Date and End Date. Both are required even in they are the same date. 
  4. If the student will be absent all day, select the checkbox next to All Day. If the student will be absent for a portion of the day, uncheck the checkbox next to All Day and enter a Start time and End time.
  5. Choose a Reason from the dropdown box, use your best judgement from the given selections.
  6. For Illness related absences, list the symptoms of the illness in the Comments box. For all the reason codes, use the Comments box to provide the school with information about the absence.
  7. Click Save
  8. After saving, the Absence Requests area will show the Status of your request. Until the school approves the absence in the Skyward system, it will remain in a Pending Status. After the request is approved, the status will change to Accepted.
 
To submit an absence through the Skyward app, follow the directions below: 
  1. Start by selecting a specific student, then navigate to the hamburger menu in the top right corner and select the Attendance tab.
  2. From the Attendance tab, choose Add Absence Request
  3. Choose a Start Date and End Date. Both are required even in they are the same date. 
  4. If the student will be absent all day, click the slider next to All Day. When selected for All Day the slider should be green. If the student will be absent for a portion of the day, make sure the slider is grey and enter a Start time and End time.
  5. Choose a Reason for the absence, use your best judgement from the given selections.
  6. For Illness related absences, list the symptoms of the illness in the Comments box. For all the reason codes, use the Comments box to provide the school with information about the absence.
  7. Hit Submit at the top of the screen after all details have been entered. 
  8. After saving, the Absence Requests area will show the Status of your request. Until the school approves the absence in the Skyward system, it will remain in a Pending Status. After the request is approved, the status will change to Accepted.

Attendance Information

Here are a few important things to know about attendance at Kellogg:

  • Attendance is taken each period.
  • You are expected to be in class and ready to learn (with your materials) by the time the bell rings.
  • There are no bells for Advisory but you are still expected to be there by the time class starts. 
  • If you are late, you will be marked “tardy.” If you have a pass, you will be excused. If you don’t, you will be unexcused.
  • If you miss 50% or more of a given class, you will be marked “absent” instead of “tardy.” If you do not have a pass, you will be unexcused. If you have an unexcused absence, you may be assigned detention to make up the missed class time. 
  • If you are absent, you are responsible for talking with your teachers about work that you missed.
  • If you are absent from school, a parent or guardian needs to communicate with the Kellogg office by calling (507) 328-5810 or sending a note.
  • If you have several absences, we may invite your parent or guardian to a meeting with Kellogg Assistant Principal and the Olmsted County Assistant District Attorney to discuss attendance expectations and plan for improvement.

Attendance Policy 503A

It is the student’s right to be in school. It is also the student’s responsibility to attend all assigned classes and study halls every day that school is in session and to be aware of and follow the correct procedures when absent from an assigned class or study hall. At the secondary level, it is the student’s responsibility to request any missed assignments due to an absence. At the elementary level, it is a shared responsibility between the parent/guardian, teacher, and student to request any missed assignments due to an absence.

Excused/Unexcused Absences

Excused Absences

Work missed during an excused absence must be made up for credit to be granted. Excused absences include the following categories:

  • Illness
  • Serious illness in the student’s immediate family
  • A death in the student’s immediate family or of a close friend or relative
  • Acute or emergency medical or dental treatment
  • Court appearances occasioned by family or personal action.
  • Religious instruction not to exceed three hours in any week
  • Physical emergency conditions such as fire, flood, storm, etc…
  • Removal of a student pursuant to a suspension. Suspensions are to be handled as excused absences and students will be permitted to complete make-up work
  • Religious holidays

The following reasons may be sufficient to constitute excused absences but will be limited on mandated federal and state testing days unless specific arrangements with building administration have been made which include confirmation of attendance on make-up testing days.

  1. Routine medical and dental appointments
  2. Official school field trip or other school-sponsored outings
  3. Work at home not to exceed 3 days per semester
  4. Pre-arranged travel

 

Unexcused Absences

All unauthorized absences are unexcused absences. Any absences not verified within two (2) school days after a student returns to school will be considered unexcused. Work missed during unexcused absences must be made-up, however, credit may not be granted. Unexcused absences may result in disciplinary action.

Tardiness

At the elementary level, a student arriving 15 minutes late for school is considered tardy. Beyond 15 minutes, the student is marked unexcused absent for the morning period. At both the elementary and secondary levels, three tardies equal one unexcused absence.

Make-up Work

At the elementary level, parents and or guardians, teachers, and students will work together to address missed assignments due to absence. Generally, two days for each day absent is allowed for make-up work.

Hours

School buses begin pick up

School buses arrive at school

School day starts *Early Dismissal School day end time End of day bus loading time
*6:45 AM 7:15-7:30 AM 7:40 AM 11:00 AM 2:30 PM 2:30-2:37 PM

*During Early Dismissal, lunch will be provided.
*Some rural students would need to ride the high school bus routes.

Daily Schedules

Regular Schedule

Period 1 7:40-8:29 AM
Period 2 8:33-9:18 AM
Period 3 9:22-10:07 AM
Period 4 - Lunch 6

10:07-10:37 AM/
10:41-11:02 AM

10:11-10:32 AM/
10:32-11:02 AM
Period 5 - Lunch 7 11:02-11:32 AM/
11:36-11:57 AM
11:06-11:27 AM/
11:27-11:57 AM
Period 6 - Lunch 8 11:57-12:27 PM/
12:31-12:52 PM
12:01-12:22 PM/
12:22-12:52 PM
Period 7 12:56-1:41 PM
Period 8 1:45-2:30 PM

Late Start Schedule

Period 1 9:40-10:13 AM
Period 2 10:17-10:50 AM
Period 3 10:54-11:27 AM
Period 4 - Lunch 6 11:31-12:04 PM
Period 5 - Lunch 7 12:08-12:41 PM
Period 6 - Lunch 8 12:45-1:18 PM
Period 7 1:22-1:54 PM
Period 8 1:58-2:30 PM

Early Release Schedule

Period 1 7:40-8:13 AM
Period 2 8:17-8:50 AM
Period 3 8:54-9:26 AM
Period 4 - Lunch 6 9:30-10:03 AM
Period 5 - Lunch 7 10:07-10:40 AM
Period 6 - Lunch 8 10:44-11:17 AM
Period 7 11:21-11:54 AM
Period 8 11:58-12:30 PM