Attendance & Records Requests

Attendance/Records Clerk: Patricia Combs

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Phone: 515-242-8448

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 the office 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.

If you know your student is going to be out for an extended period of time, please contact their teachers directly, via email for any assignments or homework they will miss.

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