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Report an Absence

An absence accompanied by a telephone call from the parent or guardian to 708-467-5800 before 3:00 p.m. on the day of the absence for one of the following reasons:
  • Illness
  • Death in the immediate family
  • Family emergency
  • Observance of a religious holiday
A prearranged absence from school must be presented to a Deans’ secretary at 708-467-5800 at least five (5) days prior to the student’s expected absence for one of the following reasons:
  • Scheduled/non-emergency medical appointment, with written proof from a doctor or hospital
  • Court appearance
  • College visit (2 per year w/ appropriate documentation from the counseling office)
  • Family vacation days
Voice Mail is available 24 hours a day for your convenience. A call from the parent/guardian should include the following information:
  • Student’s name
  • Student ID number
  • Reason for absence
  • Name of person calling
  • Contact number
In the case of an extended illness, notification on the first day of absence is sufficient. However, the school may require subsequent re-verification from a physician.
Updated 10/02/2023