How do I report a student absence?
We ask that you call your child's absence in to our school nurse, Mrs. Carlson, by 8:45 A.M. State law requires us to contact you if your child is not in school and we have not heard from you.
Absences should be called in to our attendance phone line - 847-870-3876 - not our school office number. This number is available twenty-four hours a day, so you may call your child's absence in as soon as you realize he/she will not be in school. Calling this number does not require anyone in the office to write a note to report the absence. This saves time and helps insure that Mrs. Carlson knows your child will not be in school so that you do not recieve a phone call from her asking where your child is.
What do I do if my child is late to school?
School begins at 8:25 AM. Students who are not in their classroom when the bell rings will be considered tardy and must obtain a tardy slip from the main office. Repeated tardiness will result in parent contact and/or student disciplinary action.
Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information about attendance.
Where do I drop off and pick up my student?
The back parking lot circle is a busy place before and after school. For safety purposes, we would like to reiterate some of the procedures for the back parking lot.
First, please always be aware of your speed as you drive through the parking lot. Drive slowly and cautiously. There are always children in this area, and it would be very easy for one of them to accidentally step off the sidewalk or to quickly get out of a car.
Second, when dropping off or picking up your child, if you are unable to stop right next to the curb, please make sure that you park your car in a designated space and walk with your child across the parking lot to the sidewalk. Although this may take a little more time, it will help ensure the safety of your child.
Third, when dropping off or picking up your child along the curb, please make sure that your child gets out of or into your car from the sidewalk side. By doing this, we will not have any children in the parking lot without an adult with them. If your child must get in the car from the other door, please escort your child to that side of your car.
Finally, please do not park along the curb in the morning and then leave your car. If you plan to take your child into the building, please park in the designated spaces. Doing this will help keep the traffic flowing smoothly. Also, please do not leave an unattended car running or leave the keys in an unattanded car.
When picking up your child after school, cars are allowed to park around the circle. If there are no spaces available, we ask that you park in the front parking lot or use the auxiliary park district lot adjacent to the school If you are picking up children from multiple schools, you may want to arrange with your classroom teacher to pick up your child in the front office at 2:25 PM. There are plenty of parking spaces available in our front lot if you decide to choose this option.
We have these procedures in place for the safety of all the children at Eisenhower. Thank you for following them.
Please refer to the following Map
Cell phone use in School Zones - New laws ban motorists from sending text messages while driving in Illinois and make it illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction zone or school zone. In addition, it will become illegal to compose, send or read text messages, instant messages, and e-mail on a cell phone or surf the internet while driving. The only exceptions are if the driver is using a Bluetooth or hands free device, or if the driver is calling 911 to report an emergency. The first violation carries a minimum fine of $150.00 and a minimum fine of $300.00 for the second offense. Anyone violating this offense will be charged an additional $50.00 to be paid to the school district for school safety purposes.
What if there is a change in my child's transportation arrangements?
Please send a note with your child or call the school office at (847) 870-3875. Without a note, we will send your child home on the school bus if that is how the child normally goes home.
All children who are to be excused from school prior to the regular end of the school day must "check out" through the school office. Parents are asked to send a note ahead of time, rather then call, to request an early release for their children. Parents are required to come into the school office to sign their children out for early dismissal. District policy does not allow any adult to go directly to the classroom.
What is the policy on celebrating birthdays?
We ask that you please send your child to school with a special story he/she enjoys. On your child’s birthday, the story will be read during his/her class time. Alternative dates will be chosen for summer birthdays, based upon each classroom teacher’s schedule. If you are unable to send in a story, the teacher will have a selection of stories your child may choose from. As a result of this birthday policy, students will not be permitted to bring food items or toys into the classroom on their birthdays. It is our goal to create a special occasion where your child is able to share about him/herself while being celebrated by his/her classmates. You can also celebrate your child's birthday by participating in the Birthday Book Club
If you are sending birthday invitations to school, all students in the class must receive an invitation. If all students in the class are not being invited to your child's party, you will need to send separate electronic invitations and/or use the PTO directory to mail invitations to other families.
What type of snack can my child bring to school?
You may send a healthy snack such as fruit, vegetables, cheese, crackers, or granola bars.
Where can I learn more about The Extended Day Program (EDP)?
Please refer to the EDP website or contact Kris Lebrecht at 847- 870-5370. You can also visit the website
for more informaiton.
What school supplies will my child need?
School supply lists are available by grade level.
Can my student receive lunch at school?
Does my child need special shoes for gym?
If your child does not wear gym shoes to school, he/she should leave a pair at school.
How can I become more involved in my child's education?
Please contact your child's teacher to find ways you can volunteer your time. You can also become more active with the PTO
by attending meetings and special events.