Attendance and Absenses

Regular attendance is essential if a student is to make use of the educational opportunities the school offers.  It develops dependability and responsibility in the students, and contributes to academic achievement.  Parents/guardians of students have the legal responsibility for their children’s regular school attendance.

School hours are 8:30 to 3:30. If a student is going to be late to school, please contact us via a phone call, a note, or by personally bringing your child to our office. Students who arrive late without a note will be required to bring one in the next day.


Parents are expected to notify our school office by telephone whenever their son/daughter is going to be absent from or late to school. To report a student absent or late arrival a parent can call 847 – 520-2790 anytime after 4:15 p.m. and before 8:00 a.m. When you hear the general message, Press “1” and leave your name, the student’s name, the date of absence (or date and time of late arrival) and reason.

Whenever a student needs to leave school early  (i.e. due to a doctor’s appointment) a written request signed by a parent must be turned in to the office in advance of the anticipated absence. Students will only be released to a parent or to an adult designated by a parent. Students must be signed-out in the office.
More information about school absences can be found in our school handbook.