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Attendance Procedures

Carl Sandburg Middle School staff and administration believe it is essential to attend school regularly in order to obtain the maximum benefits of a quality public education.  The law holds parents and guardians responsible for daily attendance.  Carl Sandburg Middle School staff members discourage extended leaves of absence and vacations when school is in session.


Carl Sandburg Staff and Administration understand that children get sick or need to attend important family events.  In the event of an absence, please follow these procedures:

1. Call the attendance office before 8:30 a.m. each day your son/daughter is absent.
  Voicemails can be left at all times.
2. The attendance office phone number is 847-949-2707 ext. 6001
3. The phone call should include:
a. Name of student
b. Reason for the absence
c. Phone number where the parent/guardian may be reached
For a detailed explanation of all attendance procedures, click on the Attendance Procedures PDF near the bottom of this section.