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  • Reporting Student Absences

    If a student is going to miss any portion of the school day, a parent or guardian must call the school to report the absence before 10:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. When leaving a message on the Attendance Voicemail system, state the student's name, I.D. number, date of absence, reason for the absence, and the name of the parent/guardian calling with a daytime phone number where the parent/guardian can be reached.
    If a student is going to arrive late, a parent/guardian must notify the school by leaving a message on the absence line.
    If a student is going to report to school on time but leave early, the parent/guardian must call to request a Home Pass. This will allow the student to leave the building before the official end of the school day.
    Unreported absences are considered "unexcused" absences. Students with unexcused absences will be assigned to a parent conference.
    When leaving a message on the Attendance Voicemail system, clearly and slowly state:

    The student's name
    I.D. number
    Date of absence
    Reason for the absence
    Name of the parent/guardian calling along with a daytime phone number where the parent/guardian can be reached.
    To report that your child will be absent from school, call the appropriate following number:

    Morton Alternative
    (708) 222-3080 - (English / Español)

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