Attendance & Arrival

Attendance & Arrival

 Attendance at school is one of the leading indicators
          for a student to be successful. 

School Attendance

Illinois law requires that whoever has custody or control of any child between six and seventeen years of age shall assure that the child attends school in the district in which he or she resides, during the entire time school is in session. Illinois law also requires that whoever has custody or control of a child who is enrolled in the school, regardless of the child’s age, shall assure that the child attends school during the entire time school is in session.


All students are expected to attend school daily except in case of illness. Students should arrive at school by 8:00 a.m. unless they are eating breakfast. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m.—8:00 a.m. Please allow enough time for your child to finish breakfast by 8:00 a.m. Students arriving at school to eat breakfast must enter the K-2 gym doors. No students should arrive at school before 7:30 a.m. Adult supervision of students begins at 7:30 a.m. K-2 students should report to the K-2 gym prior to 8:00 a.m. Students in 3rd and 4th grade, not eating breakfast, should report to the 3-4 gym prior to 8:00 a.m. No students are allowed in the classroom before 8:00 a.m. Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. must sign in at the office and will be considered tardy.


A student is tardy who arrives in the classroom after 8:00 a.m. A student who is tardy must report to the office and sign in before going to class. Excessive tardiness may result in a truancy issue. Actions to follow include: call to parent letter to parent notification of truant officer notification of state’s attorney conference with parent and truant officer

Reporting Absences

Please contact the school office (438-7181) before 9:00 a.m. to report any absence of your child or send a note explaining the absence upon returning to school. Students are marked unexcused unless we hear from the parents or guardians. Repeated unexcused absences will be reported to the truant officer at the Regional Office of Education and other participating agencies. Excused absences include illness, observance of a religious holiday, death in the immediate family, circumstances beyond the control of the student, or other reasons approved by District administration or by the Board of Education.

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