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State law stipulates that a student is to be in attendance. When a student is absent, valuable class instruction is missed and the continuity of schoolwork is affected. However, students should not attend when it is detrimental to their health or the health of others. Absences are excused only by a phone call prior to 9:00 AM from a parent on each morning of each absence . A student’s absence is recorded by a phone call, from a parent, to the attendance line. Leave a message, via voicemail by calling (847) 506-6999.


As soon as the recording comes on, press 7300# and follow the instructions. When a parent does not call the school, state law requires the school contact the parent. This may necessitate calling parents at work. If a parent is not reached, emergency contact numbers are tried. If there is no response within a reasonable time, to ensure student safety, 911 will be called for police to conduct a wellness check.


The State of Illinois defines a “chronic truant” as a student who is absent without valid cause from attending school for 5% or more of the previous 180 regular attendance days. Parents have the legal responsibility to make sure their children are in school on a regular basis and we have a legal responsibility to track students’ attendance patterns, especially when they are concerning. The school will monitor each student’s attendance and inform parents or guardians of any attendance problems or concerns. Students absent more than 3 consecutive days may be required to provide medical documentation. When a student is absent for more than 3 consecutive days, parents can request assignments. Before calling the office for assignments, every effort should be made to get the assignments from Edline or electronically from teachers. If worksheets, etc. are needed, they may be requested by calling the Attendance Office before 10:00 AM and may be picked up by the parent between 3:00 PM 4:00 PM. For laboratory/project related subjects, a reasonable amount of time will be given for the work to be completed at school. It is the student's responsibility to return the completed assignments and resource books to the classroom teachers.


We strongly encourage parents to plan vacation periods at times other than when school is in session. It is extremely difficult for a student to make up missed work over an extended period of time because of the sequential nature of the teaching and learning processes. Parents who find they must remove the student from school are requested to discuss the matter with the team leader well in advance of the dates of absence so teachers can appropriately provide work for students. The principal and teachers are available to discuss the probable effects upon the child’s education due to the extended absence and the expectations for completing missed schoolwork.



If your child is ill, please check Edline daily for their homework. On the third consecutive day of a student absence, if materials are needed other than what your child has at home can access online, homework/materials can be requested by 10:00 AM and the teachers will have it ready for you to pick up between 3pm and 4pm.




Advanced studies abroad


Geographical listing of universities – a complete listing of universities world-wide.If you are planning to apply for advanced studies in the United States of America, you will need to appear for the
GRE – graduate record exams 
TOEFL – Test of English as a foreign LanguageIn most other countries, you will need
IELTS – International English language testing system Advanced studies in India
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research accepts students who have completed Class XII into a dual BS-MS program.


Useful Links for Students

  • Oxford English Dictionary available at the following link
  • Sarai programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, India Click here
  • Link to online library of Libery Click here

UPSC/ SSC and Other State Public Service Commissions 

Books - Children's Books 
 The Word Pool - Children’s book site for parents, teachers and writers 
 UK Children's Books - Directory of authors, illustrators, publishers 
Games - Fun, Games and Trivia 
 Yahoo ! Games 
 Yahoo ! Video Games - Video Game Demos, Cheats, Reviews, Previews and News 
News & Global Issues
 Time for
 CBBC Newsround (BBC) 
 Exhibitions at Wolverhampton Art Gallery - Looking at the ways in which children can become caught up in conflicts 
 Global - Global Issues, from Christian Aid 
Homework Help / Reference 
 Encyclopedia Britannica 
 Fact - Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help 
 HomeWork - Homework help at your fingertips 
 Homework Help - MSN Encarta 
 Homework - Find Online Tutors 
 Homework Standards Site - UK Government - Learning resources for the UK national curriculum From The Guardian 
 MSN Encarta Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Atlas, and Homework - Educational Software Review - Search for homework help & revision websites
Kid's Portals & Safe Searching 
 ALA - Great Web Sites for Kids 
 Ask for 
 CyberPatrol - Software for safe searching 
 CYBERsitter - Internet filter software 
 CyberSleuth - Safe searching for kids 
 Family Friendly - Guide to search preferences 
 Internet Security Software from - Kid's portal from the US Government - Kids Games, Movies, Music and More 
 KidsClick ! Web Search 
 KOL - AOL Web Site for Kids 
 MSN - Search options 
 Net Nanny - Parental control software 
 Open Directory - Kids and Teens News, reference, games - Searches educational sites 
 Surf Net Kids.comWebsite Reviews for Kids, Teachers and Families 
 TekMom's Search Tools for Students 

Kid's Health
Science & Nature 
 Games Kids 
 NASA Kids' Club 
 National Geographic Kids - Kid's games, animals, photos, stories and more - Kid's jokes & activities for children of all ages
 Science News for
Things To Do 
 Build - It - - Toys, robots, puppets, contraptions . 
 Cartoon Network - play games, win prizes and have fun 
 Fun With Spot - Education Site for Kids and Teachers 
 Funorama - Fun for Kids 
 Global Children's Art Gallery - Children's drawings, paintings, greeting cards, prints and more . 
 MagicTricks.Com - Magic Tricks for Children 
 MSN Lifestyle - Family & Parenting 
 The Idea - Kids crafts, games, recipes, activities and more