Attendance & Absence Reporting

  • 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 when school is officially in session. Parents/guardians are responsible for their children’s regular attendance.

    Reporting an absence

    All schools in Naperville School District 203 have a uniform procedure for reporting absences and have two methods to make that request.


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    Reporting student absences on a daily basis is a parent responsibility.

    To report a Daily Absence: Call SCHOOL NUMBER any time before 7:45 a.m. 

    Please be ready to record the following:

    1. Date
    2. Student’s Name (please spell the last name)
    3. Teacher’s Name
    4. Reason for absence

    If you anticipate that your child will be absent for more than one day, please call SCHOOL NUMBER again between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 discuss the situation with our school health technician or nurse.

    Afternoon Kindergarten absences should be called in no later than 12:00 noon.    

    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.

    Unreported Absences

    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.

    Late Arrivals

    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.

    Unexcused Absences

    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.

    Excessive Absences

    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
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
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
    • 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).