Checking In/Out of School

  • Checking In

    Students arriving to school late will be marked tardy and assigned a consequence according to the tardiness procedures (see “Tardiness” in The Pilot handbook). If you arrive late, check in with a Safety Officer to receive an admit slip in order to enter your classroom. If you arrive late to school due to a pre-arranged medical appointment, your parent/guardian is required to call the Student Attendance Line at (847) 424-7800 prior to your arrival. You must report to the Attendance Office (S127) to check in once you arrive to school. The Attendance Office will issue you a Late Arrival Pass.

    Checking Out

    If you have a valid reason to check out of school before your last scheduled class is over, your parent/guardian is required to call the Student Attendance Line at (847) 424-7800 prior to your departure. If your leaving time occurs during a class period you must obtain your Leave Early Absence Pass from the Attendance Office (S127) prior to entering that class, i.e. before school starts or during an unscheduled period. If a student leaves the building without following proper check-out procedures, the absence will be unexcused, and will count toward NC. If a student returns to school after checking out, they must check back in at the Attendance Office. Failure to check back in properly will result in the student being marked absent for the remainder of the day. Please note: ETHS does not call students out of class regarding appointments.

    Illness During School Hours

    Leaving Class for Illness. If you become ill during class, ask your teacher for a hall pass, and report to the Nurses’ Office (Health Services, N100). If you become ill during the passing period, report to your next class, ask your teacher for a pass, and proceed to the Nurses’ Office. If your illness is such that you cannot reach your next class, you should report to the nearest adult or classroom for assistance. If you arrive at the Nurses’ Office without a valid pass, you will be sent to class for a pass, if you are able. If you are physically unable to obtain a pass (seriously injured, difficulty breathing, etc.) you will be seen without first obtaining a pass.

    Checking Out of School for Illness. If you are ill and the nurse decides to send you home, the nurse will call your parent/guardian, issue you a Leave Early Absence Form, and excuse you for classes missed. If a student leaves the building due to illness without checking out with the nurse, the absence will be unexcused and will count toward NC.

    Juniors and seniors: If you are off campus during your scheduled lunch period, including your unscheduled period immediately following lunch, you are still considered “in school” and must return to the building and report to the nurse if you feel ill. If you fail to return and check out with the nurse, regardless of the reason, your absence will be marked unexcused and will count toward NC.