Attendance Procedures 













In the event of an absence, the student's parent or guardian is required to call the school at 217-444-3350 before 7:50 am for morning session (11:50 am for afternoon session) to explain the reason for the absence. If a call has not been made to the school by 9:00 am for morning session (1:00 pm for afternoon session) on the day of a student's absence, a school official and the Alert Now system will call the home to inquire why the student is not at school. If the parent or guardian cannot be contacted, the student will be required to submit a signed note from the parent or guardian explaining the reason for the absence.

Once a student has reached a total of six (6) absences (excused by parent and unexcused), any additional absences may require official documentation explaining the reason for the student's absence.

Illinois law requires that whoever has custody or control of any child between six (6) and seventeen (17) years of age (unless the child has already graduated from high school) shall assure that the child attends school in the district in which he or she resides, during the entire time school is in session. Illinois law also requires that whoever has custody or control of a child who is enrolled in school, regardless of the child's age, shall assure that the child attends school during the entire time school is in session.

Please refer to the Ownership in Education Handbook and/or the Parent/Student Handbook for more information.

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About Edison Elementary

     
  Edison Elementary School  
     
  Edison Elementary School  
     
Edison Elementary School was built in 1929.  Opening in 1930, it served grades kindergarten through six.  The building has two above ground floors and a basement level.

There are approximately 200 students in this building that now houses grades Pre-K through 4th grade.  Currently there are two classrooms for each grade level, K - 4. Edison has a full time librarian, social worker, and music teacher,  as well as a part-time speech therapist, ELL teacher, psychologist, and nurse.  A kitchen manager, assistant manager, and three lunch monitors provide the lunch program.  Two full time custodians work first and second shifts.

This brick building is located on the corner of Winter and Vermilion streets.  A nicely landscaped playground adds to the attractiveness of Edison's grounds.  Ornamental trees in the front of the building are beautiful and add to the landscaping, as well as a 75th Anniversary Memorial Garden.