• Krystal Bryant
    Attendance Secretary

    For all day absences call 217-444-1680.  
    Call 217-444-1516 for early dismissals and late students. 
    For pre-arranged absences, please complete and return this form.  

Reporting Procedures

    • Absence calls must include the name of student, the grade level of the student, date, guardian's relationship to the student, phone number, and the reason for the absence.

    • Calls must be made on the day of the absence or within 48 hours of the student's return to school. We would prefer a call each day in the event of a multiple day absence.

    • An absence outside of illness, must be preapproved.  A pre-arranged absence form can be picked up in the Principal's Office. After required signatures are complete, final approval must be given by administration.

    • Absences for illness of more than three consecutive or non-consecutive days may require medical verification specifying date(s) student was medically unable to attend.

    • When a student is given a dismissal for medical reasons or court appointments, a written verification is requested to be brought to the Attendance Office (143), when the student returns.

    • If a student leaves school without a dismissal, the absence will be unexcused.

    • Please check in the agenda book or Article XIV in the Ownership in Education handbook for clarification of what constitutes excused and unexcused absences.