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To report an absence:

Parents can report all absences via the Skyward Student & Family access. This includes when students must leave campus early for an appointment or early release. Click here for directions on how to report absence in Skyward Student & Family Access. Or by calling 217-223-5550.

Stephanie Chandler, ext. 1626         Kindell Webster, ext. 1625          Greg Wellman, ext.1628
Secretary for Student A-K                Secretary for Student L-Z           Student Supervision


Attendance in all classes is critical for successful learning and is the responsibility of students and their parents. Certain absences are unavoidable and will be considered excused. They are:

  • Illness of the student – Emergency needs at home
  • Serious illness in the family – Absences previously arranged by parents
  • Death in the immediate family – Observance of a religious holiday
  • Other circumstances that cause reasonable concern to the parent/guardian for the student’s safety or health.

It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the Attendance Office by phone (217-223-5550) on the day of the absence or send a note upon the student’s return. In the event the Attendance Office is not notified by a parent, contact will be pursued. If contact is unsuccessful, the absence will be considered unexcused/truant, and the parent will have three days following the absence to clarify the situation.

All absences are recorded as excused or unexcused. Excused absences include the following: illness (including mental or behavioral health of the student), observance of a religious holiday or event, death in the immediate family, family emergency, situations beyond the control of the student, circumstances that cause reasonable concern to the parent/guardian for the student’s mental, emotional, or physical health or safety, attending military honors funeral to sounds TAPS, or other reason as approved by the building principal. The principal may use discretion in all matters of