(In compliance with Ownership in Education Handbook)

    To excuse your child from school:


    • Call 217-444-1750
    • Call within 48 hours of absence or child will be unexcused.
    • Give a valid reason for absences and tardies.



    First unexcused absence: Parent/guardian will be notified.

    Second unexcused absence--child will be issued up to a 30 minute detention to serve. Parent/guardian will be notified.

    Third and subsequent unexcused absences: Dismissal pending parent conference.

    Repeated offenses may also lead to a referral to the truancy officer and/or the State's Attorney's Office

    After six (6) total absences (either excused OR unexcused) the child will need a doctor’s note in order to be excused.

    All doctor’s and court verification should be turned in to the office upon return.