As reinforced in the Spartan Compact at Oak Lawn Community High School, families play a key role in student attendance. To keep your student on track in high school, pay attention to their attendance. Attending school has a huge impact on the academic success of the students. Poor attendance interferes with academic performance.
At home, talk about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that the expectation. You can also help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night's sleep. Please do not let your student stay home unless they are truly sick.
The OLCHS attendance policy can be found in the Student-Parent Handbook on pages 29-31. Per the handbook, an excused absence is one where the student is absent for an authorized reason such as personal illness, a death in the student's immediate family, or a court appearance. A call is required by 10:00 a.m. to the 24-hour attendance number, 708-741-5860, to notify the school of the absence and reason.
Students who accumulate 5 days of excused and/or unexcused absence, per semester, are required to provide the attendance office with a verified documentation (Example: doctor notes, court papers, bereavement cards) in order to be excused for each future absence.