If your child will not be in attendance due to illness or any other reason, please notify your child’s teacher as well as the office by 9AM. To report an absence, parents should either call the school at 309-691-9089 or send an email to as soon as possible. If the office has not received notification of your child’s absence, a call will be placed and/or email will be sent to parents to confirm the absence. Any unconfirmed absence will remain unexcused. As a reminder, if your child is ill, please keep them home

Student Illness and Absenses

  • Fever greater than or equal to 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit: Children must stay home 24 hours after fever subsides. They are not to be given fever-reducing medication and sent to school. Your child will expose other students to the sickness as well.
  • Heavy drainage (clear or discolored) from the mouth, nose, eyes, or ears
  • Red discoloration to the whites of the eye(s)
  • Skin rashes of any kind which have not been diagnosed by a doctor
  • Severe abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea during the previous night.
  • A painful, red throat, even if fever is not present.
  • A deep, hacking cough
  • Lice or nits: Any student found to have either lice or nits will be asked to remain out of school for a minimum of 2 days or until lice or nit free after applying the treatment. Upon returning to school, students will be rechecked determining that they are nit free by the administration
  • Any other communicable disease not listed
  • If a student becomes sick during the day, the office staff will contact the parent to pick up the child.

  • Leaving School Early

    Parents are also required to notify the teacher and the office if their children need to leave school early due to an appointment or any other reason. Advanced notification will allow the teacher time to prepare for your child’s departure from the class and reduce interruptions.