Student Absences

Student Absences (reprinted from Fenton’s Student Handbook, page 28)

When a student is absent, a parent or guardian must call the Attendance Office at (630) 860-4948 (or 4949) between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the day the student is absent. Parents who have unique circumstances calling in should contact the Attendance Office and request special consideration. Unforeseen emergencies that make phoning impossible will be considered on an individual basis by the Assistant Principals for Discipline who will determine whether or not to excuse the absence. Notes instead of phone calls will not be accepted for excusing absences unless parents have made prior arrangements with the Attendance Office.

School attendance is compulsory under Illinois State Law. The School Code of Illinois clearly places responsibility for student attendance upon parents and guardians.  For detailed information regarding students absences please refer to the student handbook which is posted on the homepage of the Fenton website.