Duluth Edison Charter Schools Attendance Policy and Procedure

If your child will be late or out for the day due to illness, vacation or any other reason, please call the school’s attendance office extension or email as soon as possible.  Detailed information regarding DECS Attendance Policies can be found in the menu to the left.

North Star Academy

Attendance Phone Number: (218) 728-9556 ext. 1002
Attendance Email:

Raleigh Academy

Attendance Phone Number: (218) 628-0697 ext. 1003
Attendance Email:

The Attendance Office phone numbers and email for both North Star and Raleigh are available 24 hours a day. Please call within 24 hours of student’s absence to be verified as excused.

In your message or email: Please state the date, your child’s name, classroom or homebase teacher and the reason for the tardy or absence.

Early Dismissal

If your child is leaving early you must sign him/her out at the office before departure.

Note: Junior Academy students may sign themselves out.

Late Arrival

If your child arrives late to school it is very important that you sign him / her in at the office.

Note: Junior Academy students may sign themselves in but must receive a pass to class from the secretary.


If you are visiting the school you must check in at the office and receive a visitor pass before entering the commons.