When a student is ill and will not be present at school, a parent must call the attendance line at 847-486-7712 by 8:30 a.m. on EACH day of the absence(Or give a range of dates the student will be absent). The student’s parents should leave the student’s name, team, and reason for absence. Please also be sure to spell the student's first and last name. Please speak slowly and clearly to make sure that absences can be recorded accurately. If a parent notifies the student’s teachers about an upcoming absence, the parent must also call the attendance line with the same information.
Pupil appointments (medical, dental, etc.) and family vacations should be scheduled when school is not in session. Should this be unavoidable please call the attendance line with the above information as soon as possible.
Homework requests for 2 day absences should be submitted directly to the teacher(s) by 10:00 a.m. on the day it will be picked up. Teachers will determine appropriate due dates for these assignments, and will offer students an opportunity to seek extra help before and after school when they return. The homework may be picked up from the Main Office between 3:15 and 4:30 p.m. Please note: Parents should call the Main Office to see if any paperwork has been brought down for pick up as many teachers will send assignments to students through their IPad.
For a week or more absence: a request must be submitted at least a week before the homework is needed. Parents should be aware that not all schoolwork may be made up independently; students may need to meet with teachers before or after school for additional “catch-up,” to take missed tests/quizzes, or to do project work.
For any long-term absence due to illness (at least 10 days), homebound instruction may be arranged through the Student Services Administrator.
Early Dismissal & Late Arrival
A student’s tardy to school is regarded as “excused” if a medical appointment or a family emergency was the cause of the late arrival. Students who are late for other reasons that are otherwise within their control (such as oversleeping or leaving the house too late) are regarded as “unexcused,” and we will help students monitor their tardies to school to help them cultivate good time management habits. And since students arriving late to school require special office attention and whose late arrival to class an disrupt the flow of classroom activities, there is a trimester limit (5) to the number unexcused tardies. Students who exceed the trimester limit of unexcused tardies will need to meet with one of the principals and may be issued a minor consequence.
Parents are requested to call the Attendance Line at (847)486-7712 to report a late arrivals so attendance can be marked accurately.
Upon your arrival to Attea, please come into the Main Office to sign-out your child. Children will not be allowed to wait outside for their parents nor walk home or to another location for an early release.
In the rare event, an appointment was scheduled after your child left for school, please call the Main Office at 847-486-7700 to request an Early Dismissal Pass be written for your child. The student will receive an email notification on their IPad to come to the office to pick up the pass.
Overture Period (7:10am-8:15am)
Please note that the there are fewer buses providing transportation for the Morning Activity bus run than for the Regular Morning bus run. This means that students will walk a little further to their assigned Morning Activity bus stop than to their Regular Morning bus stop.
There are two afternoon bus runs on each school day for all students entitled to bus services. Students board buses for the Regular Afternoon Bus Run at the end of the school day (3:00pm) and buses leave for their destinations by approximately 3:10pm each day.
Activity Bus Run
Students choosing to stay after school for an activity (clubs, intramurals, etc.), to meet with a teacher, or to use the LRC, may then utilize the 4:10pm Activity Bus. After-school activities typically take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays. Students who participate in these activities will be issued a bus pass by the adult who supervised them during the activity period. Students staying after school must be in a supervised activity with a staff member.
Late buses run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There are no late buses on Thursdays. There are fewer buses for the 4:10pm Activity Bus Run than for the Regular Afternoon Bus Run so students will have a longer walk from the bus stops to their residences.
The District may provide and charge a fee for transportation for other students residing within one and one-half miles from their assigned school. A student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) may file a petition with the School Board requesting the District to submit a serious safety hazard finding to IDOT requesting transportation due to the existence of a serious safety hazard.
Free transportation services and vehicle adaptation for special education students shall be provided if included in the students’ individualized educational program.
Students are only allowed to ride the bus or buses they have been assigned to ride and will only be assigned to one morning route and one afternoon route. Additionally, they may only be picked up from and dropped off at their assigned stop or stops and these stops are to remain consistent. Parents are responsible for transportation if a short-term change is needed.
In order to be promoted to the next grade level, a students must earn an overall average of at least a “C” (2.0 Grade Point Average) and maintain at least a “D” average in every subject. Failure to attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 will require remediation before promotion to the next grade. If a student earns a 2.0 GPA but earns less than a “D” average in one class, remediation will be recommended. Remediation will be required for a student who earns a 2.0 GPA but earns less than a “D” average in two or more classes.
Grading System: The following grades are used to report a student’s academic progress:
A grade of “A” is given to an active learner who achieves above and beyond grade level expectations. This student has exemplary work habits and a firm grasp of concepts and skills. It is valued at 4.00 points in the Grade Point Average.
A grade of “B” means achievement is beyond average expectations. This student has a good grasp of concepts and skills and has demonstrated a maturing thinking process. It is valued at 3.00 points in the Grade Point Average.
A grade of “C” indicates satisfactory progress, achievement at an average level, and meeting grade level expectations. It is valued at 2.00 points in the Grade Point Average.
There is cause for concern if a student receives a grade of “D” or “U.” These grades often reflect poor work habits and/or insufficient effort. An average lower than a D would indicate that a student may not possess all of the skills necessary to be successful in the next year’s academic program. In this case, the student and the parent will address this deficiency with the teachers. A “D” is valued at 1.00 point in the Grade Point Average and a “U” has a value of 0 points in the Grade Point Average.
A grade of “I” (Incomplete) indicates missing assignments that must be made up soon (usually within two weeks). Incomplete grades are counted in the Grade Point Average and have a value of 0 points.
The academic year is divided into three equal trimesters. Grades are reported at each mid-term and at the end of the trimester in a report card. The mid-term of each trimester is indicated on our school's calendar. As a reminder to parents, an e-mail will be sent the day prior to the mid-term of a trimester to remind you of the marking period and to encourage you to access your child's grade via the online portal. Parents and students can access grades via Powerschool’s on-line portal. The link for parent access to grades is accessed using the same log-in and user id you use to access lunch account information. Parents and students simply need to click on the “Grades and Attendance” icon to view student grades, teacher comments regarding grades, and assignment marks. Grades will be routinely entered and a “last updated” date will show on the grade access screen so parents and students can see when grades were last entered and calculated. We encourage parents and students to check their grades on a regular basis and to discuss learning and academic progress together. At the end of each trimester, a hardcopy report card will be sent home in a special report card envelope with your child. Your child is expected to share his/her report card with you.