Every morning attendance will be taken. When a student is absent the parent must phone the school during the morning of absence BEFORE 8:30 a.m. The school phone number is 708-482-2750.
“Missing the bus” will not be accepted as an excuse for an absence, and students who have repeated experience of this kind will be asked to make up the time after school. After 3 days of absence, the principal may request a written excuse from a physician. Parents may request homework when their child’s absence covers 2 or more days. For shorter absences, students are expected to check with a classmate and with each teacher upon return to school.
MAKEUP HOMEWORK: After an absence, students are expected to contact each teacher about missing schoolwork. As a general rule, students are allowed one day for make-up work for each day of sickness.
Any student arriving late to school must report to the office for a tardy slip before he or she may be admitted to class. Students who report tardy to school unexcused will be expected to attend an after school session that day to discuss and plan for a timely arrival at school. Anyone reporting late for a class will be disciplined by the teacher concerned.
AFTER SCHOOL EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY ON A DAY OF ABSENCE
A student must be in attendance at least half of the day (including the afternoon) to participate in any extracurricular activity after school. Absences not related to illness may be reviewed by the Principal.
VACATION TRIPS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR ON SCHOOL DAYS AND MAKEUP WORK
The school strongly encourages that vacation trips be scheduled only during those times when the school is officially not in session. Make-up work does not adequately substitute for missed class time on regularly scheduled school days. Teachers may not have all assignments available in advance of vacations.