Reporting an Absence
To report an absence, late arrival or expected early dismissal, please call the Ellsworth Absence Line 630-420-6340 prior to 8:00am. The answering machine is available at any time during the day or night. Please do not email absence information as there may be a substitute in the Health Office. Leave a voice message indicating:
For additional information about reporting an absence, please see the District 203 procedures below.
- the student's name,
- the date of the absence,
- the reason for the student's absence,
- the name of the classroom teacher and
- the grade level of the student.
There is a positive relationship between regular attendance and academic success and student growth and performance. All students are required by law to be in attendance at school each day that school is officially in session. Parents/guardians are responsible for their children’s regular attendance.
Reporting an absence
Parent/guardian must call the school prior to 7:45 a.m. to report absences. In most cases a recording device will be used.
1) Provide the following necessary information:
3) Student’s name (please spell the last name slowly)
5) Reason for absence
Excused absences are illness, observance of certain religious holidays, a death in the family or medical or dental appointments that cannot be arranged outside of school hours.
If a student is absent and the parent has not called in, school personnel will attempt to contact the parents/guardian at home or at work. If the attempt to contact the parent is unsuccessful, the school will then attempt to contact the emergency numbers that have been designated on the emergency card. If no one can be reached, the school administrator will be notified and he/she will determine what further action is necessary. This procedure is being used to ensure the safety of our students.
Students arriving to school late must report to the office before attending class. If the student has been reported absent in the morning and decides to return to school in the afternoon, they must report to the office upon returning.
Removing students from school for vacations is strongly discouraged. If such a situation is unavoidable, school personnel should be informed as soon as possible. Students will be responsible for all work missed and it may not be practical or feasible for teachers to provide work for students in advance.
School personnel track attendance, both absences and tardies. The school will contact parents when the number of absences becomes a concern. If absences continue after contact is made, school personnel may request a parent conference. Excessive absences will be brought to the attention of the county truancy officer.
School Absence Reporting Phone Numbers
School Absence Reporting Phone Alternate Absence Reporting Phone Ann Reid Early Childhood Center 630-848-5372 Beebe Elementary School 630-420-6334 Ellsworth Elementary School 630-420-6340 Elmwood Elementary School 630-420-6343 630-420-6888 Highlands Elementary School 630-420-6534 Kingsley Elementary School 630-420-3212 Maplebrook Elementary School 630-420-6383 Meadow Glens Elementary School 630-420-3203 Mill Street Elementary School 630-420-6355 Naper Elementary School 630-420-6347 Prairie Elementary School 630-420-6350 Ranch View Elementary School 630-420-6576 River Woods Elementary School 630-420-6631 Scott Elementary School 630-420-6478 Steeple Run Elementary School 630-420-6387 Jefferson Junior High School 630-420-4747 Kennedy Junior High School 630-848-5636 Lincoln Junior High School 620-420-3881 Madison Junior High School 630-848-5466 Washington Junior High School 630-420-6880 Naperville Central High School 630-420-6966 Naperville North High School 630-420-6982
When to keep a student home
- A fever that causes chills, sweating or muscle aches, or a temperature of 100 degrees or over (students must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school)
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Head lice or nits
- Red or pink eyes, or drainage from eyes (a note from the physician will be necessary for a student to return to school unless condition has resolved)
- A rash or skin condition not diagnosed by a physician
- Strep infection (students must receive 24 hours of antibiotic therapy and have no fever for the preceding 24 hours before returning to school)
- Chicken Pox (students must remain home until all pox are scabbed over).