Lake Forest Schools



Attendance Office (to report an absence): 847-582-7500

The School Code of Illinois recognizes illness, death in the immediate family, family emergencies and situations beyond the control of the student to be valid cause for missing school. Parents need to seriously consider whether or not the reason for the student missing instructional time is sufficient to warrant the absence. Parents are responsible for notifying the school according to the absence procedure when a student will be absent. Such notification should occur the day of the absence. If the number of absences becomes excessive, the parents must provide documentation of reason. There are three categories of student absence at Lake Forest High School:

1. Excused (E) absences for the following reasons:
a. Illness
b. Family emergency
c. Death in the family
d. Religious holidays
e. Situations beyond the control of the student as determined by school officials
2. School related (S) absences for the following reasons:
a. College visits
b. School suspensions
c. Field trips
d. Athletic contest/ tournaments
e. Pre-arranged appointments with staff members (counselors, psychologist, social worker)
3. Unexcused (U) absences: Any absence not authorized or school related will be considered an unexcused absence for the student. The absence will also be considered Unexcused if a parent phone call or note is not received within 24 hours of the absence. Schoolwork missed because of an unexcused absence may not be made up. Documentation will be required if absences become excessive. Excessive absences without proper documentation may be considered unexcused and will be subject to the unexcused absence policy.



Please take a moment to review the attached Frequently Asked Questions and the attached information regarding our revised attendance procedures. We invite you to join us at one of the upcoming informational meetings if you have answer questions or need further clarification.

Attendance Information Meetings

(All meetings will take place at LFHS East Campus, Rm. 109)

Tuesday, August 8
9:00am - 9:45am - Parents
6:30pm - 7:15pm - Parents*
*(additional opportunity)

Thursday, August 10
11:00am - 11:45am - Students

Thursday, August 17
10:00am - 10:45am - Students
6:00pm - 6:45pm - Parents

As with any change, we expect to learn a lot through the implementation process and will continue to monitor and review our procedures and practices throughout the year. If warranted, we will make necessary adjustments.

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As part of our multi-tiered system of supports, Lake Forest High School has resource supports available for all the departments in the school. These resource supports are available for ALL students in the building.

The resource centers are staffed with teachers and peer tutors throughout the school day. The teachers and peer tutors are ready to support students as needed.

This schedule shows when teachers are scheduled to be in the designated resource centers as well as the locations of all the resource centers throughout the day.

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