Absence phone # 847-526-6611, Press #1 for the automated attendance system
For questions regarding your students attendance contact:
Mrs. Morgan (Attendance Secretary) at 847-526-6611 X1008
This district's educational program is built on the premise that regular attendance is vital to a student's success in school. Seeing that a student maintains regular attendance requires a cooperative effort by the student, parent(s) or guardian(s) and school personnel. The student who is frequently absent misses social interaction, class instruction and discussion, even though written work is made up.
This district expects parents or guardians to make reasonable efforts to ensure the regular attendance of their children, consistent with Section 26- 1 of the Illinois School Code, and to inform the school of any absences and their causes. The district expects schools to monitor each student's attendance and inform parents or guardians of any attendance problems.
Procedures for Reporting Student Absences
On a day when a student is unable to attend school, or must leave school during the day, the parent or guardian should call the high school at 526-6611, and press 1 for the Automated Attendance System.
The Automated Attendance system may be accessed at any time, 24 hours a day, to report student absences or to arrange for students to enter school late or leave early due to illness or appointments.
Absences should be reported before 9:00 a.m. and students' name, I.D. number, the reason for the absence and a number where the parent or guardian can be reached should be reported.
The telephone call will suffice as proper notification of the absence. When the call is made, the student's name will be posted on an absence list which will be distributed to all teachers. This list will serve as the student's admit to class. The determination of whether an absence is excused or unexcused will be made by the building administrator.
If a parent fails to call or can't call, the student should bring a note to the Attendance Office the next morning before 7:20 a.m. If a students’ absence is not explained within 24 hours by parent note or call the administration may consider the absence unexcused and the student will face disciplinary action. When a student is tardy to school they must immediately report to the Attendance Office and sign in upon arriving in order to receive a class admit slip. If a student does not report to the Attendance Office before he/she goes to class he/she will face disciplinary action.
This district, in keeping with Section 26-2a of the Illinois School Code, considers the following circumstances to be valid causes for a student's absence:
Illness which necessitates staying home
Observance of a religious holiday
Death in the immediate family
Circumstances which cause reasonable concern to the parent or guardian for the safety or health of the student
When a student is absent due to the observance of a religious holiday, the parent/guardian should notify the Attendance Office of the planned absence by written note or phone call prior to the absence. The student would then take a special absence form around to all his teachers and return the completed form to the Attendance Office two days prior to the excused date. Notification should not exceed five (5) days prior to the absence.
The high school reserves the right to determine if an absence is excused or unexcused in all situations. The following reasons for absence cannot be considered justifiable or excusable:
Truancy from school.
Trips not approved in advance by the principal or other administrator.
Shopping with parents.
Gainful employment (except Cooperative Education students).
Hunting, fishing, and other recreational pursuits.
Vehicle transportation problems encountered (examples: missing the bus, car starting problems, flat tire, driving into a ditch, etc.).
Failure to follow appropriate school procedures concerning absence and checking in and out of school