To report an absence, please call the correct school office using only the phone numbers listed below. Please do not email a teacher, staff member or office staff, or call a classroom/teacher directly. Absence information should only be left on the attendance phone line. Any student absent from school without contact from a parent will be considered unexcused.
Hadley: 630-534-7201 (calls are accepted twenty-four hours a day)
Attendance and Truancy
Truant - A "truant"is a child subject to compulsory school attendance and who is absent without valid cause from such attendance for school day or portion thereof.
Valid cause for absence - A child may be absent from school because of illness, observance of a religious holiday, death in the immediate family, family emergency, situations beyond the student's control as determined by the Building Principal or such other circumstances that cause reasonable concern to the parent/guardian for the student's safety or health.
Chronic or habitual truant - A "chronic or habitual truant" is a child who is subject to compulsory school attendance and who is absent without valid cause from such attendance for 5 percent or more of the previous 180 regular attendance days.
Truant minor - A child to whom supportive services, including prevention, diagnostic, intervention and remedial services, alternative programs, and other school and community resources have been provided and have failed to result in the cessation of chronic truancy or have been offered and refused.