What Do I Do When My Child Is Absent? (click on this title to read more)
Daily attendance is essential, but if your child is going to be absent, the student's parent/legal guardian must call the attendance line (847-827-6242) by 8:00 AM. It is important to say and spell the student's name, indicate the classroom number/teacher's name, as well as the reason for absence. This information is also in your child's assignment notebook.
Assignments and Absences:
When a student is absent, all missed work is expected to be made up.
When your child is absent, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (by 11:30) to let me know who to send any class work/materials home with (i.e. a brother/sister or neighbor). Or if you want the work/materials to be sent to the office (this can be done by 2:45 usually).
All homework is posted on my website, except in cases where there was a substitute in my class.
Assignments (in class/homework): If a student has an excused absence, they will be given the same number of days they were absent to make up the assignment. (I.E. if a student is sick for two days, they will be given two days to make up the work). It is the student's responsibility to remember to get and make up the work and show me the finished assignment (within the correct number of days). Once I have seen the work, I will change the score from 'missing' to 'collected.'
Tests/Quizzes: If a student has an excused absence, they will be given time during recess to make up any missed tests/quizzes. It is the student's responsibility to remember to make up the test during recess.