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     Reporting Student ABSENCES 

    By 9:00 AM on the day your student is absent, parents/guardians must notify the Main Office reporting the absence. Absences not reported by parents/guardians will be marked “unexcused” and will remain unexcused until we receive notification as follows:


    Please report absences no more than 48 hours before the absence. Please include student's full name, grade, date(s) and reason for the absence.


    1. (Preferred method) EMAIL the absence to

    2. Leave a VOICEMAIL or CALL any time before 9am to the Main Office at 715-345-5413

    3. If reporting an early release for an appointment or other personal reason, please use this form. (BF student release form) Send the form or parent note with your student the day of the appointment or release. This will act as the students pass out of class/school.

    4. If a student is going to be out 3 or more consecutive days, please email or send a note indicating absence dates no more than a week prior to the absence. Your student will turn that note in to the Attendance Secretary and take a required Pre-Arranged absence form to their teachers to sign.




    Freshman Formal February 3, 2024

    Spring E-cycle at Ben Franklin on Saturday, May 18th, 2024



    After discussion with the Portage County Health Department, it has been determined the district will follow the protocols below for positive COVID cases:

    -Staff and students should remain out of the buildings for five days from the onset of symptoms

    - It is recommended (not required) that the individual then mask for an additional five days


    WORK PERMITS are now issued online ONLY.

    Phone: 608-266-6860

    Daily Announcements


    Winter sports Newsletter


    Did you know Ben Franklin offers Daily Homework Assistance?

    ROOM 1015 - Homework Center (3:05pm-3:25pm)

    Semester 1 with Ms. Kempe

    Semester 2 with Ms. Engebretson

    LMC - Writing Lab (7:15am-7:40am)

    with Mr. Gordon

    ROOM 2019 - Math Lab (7:15am-7:40am)

    with Ms. Diane Tubbs-Shilka 



    You can find past CHARGER WEEKLY'S here  


    2023-2024 District Calendar

    School Supply List 2023 - 2024

    Fee Waiver Form

    Student Fees Can be Paid online through Skyward Family Access Instructions on how to make Fee and Food Service Payments Online


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