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Report an Absence

In an effort to ensure accurate daily attendance counts, please be sure to report student absences as soon as possible. There are two options to report an absence:

 Attendance Office Answering System
  • Call 847-415-4000 and press 2.
  • Provide your student’s ID number.
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Infinite Campus
  • Log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal using your credentials.

  • Click on "More" in the menu and then “Absence Request”.

  • Select an excuse code from the list.
  • Indicate whether the student will be absent for the whole day.
  • If the student will arrive late or leave early, please enter the anticipated arrival or departure time. Students are required to stop in the attendance office upon their departure/arrival.
  • Verify the dates of the absence.
  • Please enter any comments including the student ID.
  • Click "Submit" when finished.

If You Are Ill

Please follow the protocol listed above. Students who have been reported ill may not come to the campus for any reason that day (after-school activities/sporting events). If they do, their absence will be considered unauthorized. Students will not be allowed to participate in evening or after-school activities on a full-day absence. 

If You Know You Will Be Absent (Pre-Arranged Absences)

Parents must contact the Attendance Office prior to the date of the student’s absence. Also, students need to make arrangements with their teachers to obtain homework assignments.

If You Leave School Early

If leaving school due to illness, students must receive authorization from a nurse. Failure to do so will result in an unauthorized absence. A school official will provide the student with a pass after he or she has contacted their parents. Failure to follow procedure may result in disciplinary action.

If leaving early for any other reason (doctor’s appointment, etc.), one of the student’s parents must call the Attendance Office prior to the student leaving the building. Students must sign out through one of the Attendance Offices, and their parents must pick them up.

If You Report Late to School
  • If less than five minutes late, report to your first period class

  • If more than five minutes late, report to one of the Attendance Offices

If Your Student Will Miss a Class at the Lake County Technology Campus

Call 847-223-6681, ext. 0. You also must report the absence to SHS.

Failure to follow these procedures may result in disciplinary consequences.