Continuous daily attendance is necessary for overall student success in school. District 65 is committed to all of our students having a 90% or higher attendance rate. Parents are expected to stay in communication when a student is out for any reason. When attendance issues arise interventions will take place to support improving student attendance.
In the State of Illinois when a student has (9) or more unexcused absences the student is considered chronically truant. When a student has (18) or more absences, excused or unexcused, the student is considered chronically absent. District 65 communicates with parents regarding their child’s absences via emailed attendance notices during the school year. These notices are sent at the 5th and 9th days of unexcused absences and the 10th, 15th and 18th days of total absences. If a student’s attendance does not improve after notices have been sent, the following interventions may take place; a follow up phone call, a parent/staff meeting held at school, a referral to the truancy intervention program with a meeting held at the Joseph E. Hill Administration building, or a referral to the North Cook Regional Office of Education Truancy Officer.