Attendance & Records Requests

Attendance/Records Clerk: Joyce Grace

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Phone: 515-242-8358

Fax: 515-323-8656


If your Merrill student has moved out of the district, please have your student’s new school fax a signed “Records Request” form to the number above.

How to Report Your Student’s Absence

If your student is going to be absent, arriving late, or leaving early, please contact the attendance office at the number above before 9:00 AM the day of the absence. If you know in advance that your student will be absent or has an appointment, you may call or send a note with your student before the absence date. This will assure your student’s absence is recorded correctly. You may also e-mail Mrs. Grace at the address above.

If you are picking up your student early, he/she must be signed out in the attendance office by a parent, guardian, or other adult designated by the parent/guardian and listed with the school as an emergency contact. Students are able to sign themselves in when arriving late or returning from an appointment.

You may also request homework through Mrs. Grace if your student is absent for an extended period of time. She will contact your student’s teachers to either bring  any work to the office or email it to parents directly.

Please read the 2021-22 Student Attendance Procedures or En Espanol Or you may contact the Attendance Center at 515-242-8358 with any questions.

Thank you in advance for your compliance with the DMPS Attendance Policies and Procedures!