Attendance Office/Dean's Assistants:
Antoinette Dillard (847) 718-4404
Lexi Swiatkiewicz (847) 718-4403
Esther Lopez (847) 718-4402 ESPANOL
Attendance Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
A twenty-four hour voice mail is also available.
Please leave your student's name, ID number, date and reason for the absence.
Please refer to the EGHS Handbook for detailed information on attendance along with discipline policies and procedures.
(ref. Board Policy Section 7:70)
The Board of Education authorizes the administration to develop and enforce procedures, which ensure regular student attendance and accurate accounting for student absences. Attendance at school is required by state law. Being in the classroom, doing the assigned work, and contributing to the class, all on a regular basis are important to success in school. Only in the classroom can the student take full advantage of fellow classmates’ ideas, the teacher’s explanations, and other material that enriches the class.
*Excessive absences (9 or more) will result in parental contact by dean and/ or counselor. Field trips will also be considered within the 9 days per semester. Students who accumulate 9 days of absences per semester, whether excused or unexcused will be placed on the Do Not Excuse List. In order to have an absence classified as "Excused" after 9 absences, a doctor's note will be required. According to the State of Illinois, anyone who misses 10% (18.5 school days) of the school year, whether excused or unexcused, is considered a Chronic Truant.
Teacher detentions will be an hour beginning second semester. Students must arrive by 3:40 pm and will be released at 4:25 pm
- 1st Teacher speaks with student and gives verbal warning
- 2nd 1-hour detention
- 3rd 2-hour detention
- 4th 2-hour detention
- 5th 4-hour detention
- 6th In school suspension or 4-hour detention
- Additional privileges may be revoked
- 7th Dean meets with student and parents/guardians
- Some privileges will be revoked for the remainder of the year
iPod, MP3 Players, or Radios
Students may use the personal type of radio in the common areas only as long as the learning atmosphere is maintained. They are not permitted in the classroom or hallways. These items shall not be seen in class or the hallways and should remain in lockers or backpacks during class time and passing periods. The commons areas include the front, middle, and back foyers, as well as the cafeteria and any outside areas. Consequences for such violations include, but are not limited to, confiscation of the item for a minimum of ten (10) school days.
Freshmen have CLOSED LUNCH on campus. Freshmen who leave during lunch will receive consequences from the Dean.
Juniors and seniors are allowed to apply for parking privileges throughout the school year in the attendance office. Students must have obtained a parking sticker in order to park on campus; otherwise the car will be towed at the students’ expense.