Attendance & Late Arrivals

Regular and prompt attendance at school is proven to be a key ingredient of academic success. However, if your child will be absent or late, please follow the procedures outlined below.

Reporting an Absence

If your child is going to be absent from the ECC, you must call the main office between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. or between noon and 12:30 p.m. on days when your child is absent.

Parents should use the following number:

► 708-583-5863

If we do not hear from you, it will be necessary for us to call your home to confirm the reason for the absence.

If no one is available in the main office to answer your call, please leave a message stating the day, your name, the name of the student and the reason for the absence.

Parents should consult the principal with concerns about attendance difficulties.

Late Arrivals

Tardiness is very disruptive to your child’s academic and social experience, and every effort should be made to be on time.

If you arrive after 8:15 a.m. or 12:10 p.m., please enter through the main entrance and sign in at the office, and your child will be marked tardy.

Early Dismissals

If a child is to be dismissed early, please send a note to the teacher, who will forward it to the main office. Parents may arrive at the school office to pick up their student.


Pre-arranged vacations and absences must be approved prior to the vacation. When a future absence is expected, a note should be sent to the homeroom teacher, who will forward it to the main office.