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Regular attendance and punctuality are expected of all students.
According to Illinois School Code 26-2A of the Illinois School Code, valid cause for absence is considered under the following circumstances: illness, observances of a religious holiday, death in the immediate family, family emergency, circumstances that cause reasonable concern for the safety or health of the student, recovery from an accident, required court attendance, professional appointments, and other situations approved by school officials. Vacations and doctors’ appointments are encouraged to be scheduled outside of the school day whenever possible. Examples of unexcused absences include, but are not limited to, the following: oversleeping, missing the bus, working, leaving campus without permission, and other situations as determined by the Superintendent or designee.
CALL-IN PROCEDURES FOR ABSENCES
If you need to request an early release of your student during the school day please inform the attendance office as early as possible to verify his/her departure. Students are required to have a blue off campus pass in order to leave campus.
EXCESSIVE ABSENCES (TRUANCY)
Students who miss 5% or more of the prior 180 regular school days without valid cause (a recognized excuse) are considered chronic truants. Students who are chronic truants will be offered support services and resources aimed at correcting the truancy issue.
If chronic truancy persists after support services and other resources are made available, the school and district may take further action, including:
A parent or guardian who knowingly and willfully permits a child to be truant is in violation of State law.
ILLINESS DURING SCHOOL
A student who is ill during the school day should inform their teacher immediately. A pass to the Nurse’s office will be written and the nurse will then determine the next course of action for the student.
ATTENDANCE AT PRACTICE/GAMES/ACTIVITIES
Students leaving school unexcused or as a result of an illness will not be eligible to participate in practice, games, or activities that day. Students who are ill and arrive to school before half the school day is over will have their eligibility determined by administration.
SCHOOL ID POLICY
Students must be in possession of their school ID at all times. Students will be expected to produce their ID upon request from any faculty or staff member. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action. If an ID is lost or defaced a new card may be obtained in the attendance office for a replacement cost of $5.00. Temporary ID’s may also be purchased for $1.00. Student ID cards are needed in the following locations: cafeteria, computer labs, academic labs, testing center, library, bookstore, school bus, after school activities, etc.