• Attendance Philosophy

    • Attendance Line - 847-731-9813 
    District 126 believes that student attendance is an integral part of the educational process. In addition, we believe that no classroom activity or experience can ever fully be replicated outside that time and place of its environment. As a result, students need to miss as few classes as possible. Student absences can hamper course progress and lead to increased work for students and teachers in attempting to make up for lost experiences. Every course emphasizes the participation of students and needs their committed, regular presence to allow for the greatest educational success. It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure the regular attendance of his or her child. In partnership with the school, parents can instill the positive habit of responsibility and reliability in their student which regular daily attendance fosters. The attendance policy outlined in the Student Handbook complies with Illinois School Code and is designed to develop the most responsible, successful students possible. Regular class attendance will help to develop habits of self-discipline and responsibility which translate into greater achievement academically and in all areas of life.

    The Illinois Compulsory School Attendance Law (Article 26 of the Illinois School Code) holds the parent responsible for the enrollment and regular attendance of children enrolled. District 126 expects parents/guardians to make responsible efforts to ensure the regular attendance of their students and to inform the school of any absence and the reason for absence.