Attendance Policy

Pre-K Attendance Policy 

South Holland School District 150 is dedicated to providing the Pre-K Program to the young learners in our community free of charge to help ensure a strong start to their education. Our goal is to have every student attend school on a regular basis in order to allow this to happen. Your continued support in this matter will be greatly appreciated. 


Pre-K students are expected to attend school every day. Our program is 5 days a week for 2.5 hours (am or pm session) 176 days a year. Your child’s attendance is a MANDATORY REQUIREMENT in order to participate in this program. Attendance is taken upon arrival every day. As a courtesy, we ask that you contact the school by 8:30 am if your child will not be attending that day. Since our site is regulated by the state for this program, we are required to report attendance on an ongoing basis. We understand that sometimes your child will be ill or there may be a family situation. Due to our extensive waiting list, we ask that you commit to the following: 

  • Your child arrives at their session ON TIME and is picked up on time. 
  • You make every effort to schedule doctor appointments before or after your child’s session time. If you have an appointment and arrive late, please bring a doctor’s written and returned or emailed to teachers within 3 days. The absence will then be recorded as unexcused. 
  • A legitimate doctor or court excuses do not count towards the 10 parent excuses. We accept original copies or scanned copies. Pictures of the excuses cannot be accepted. 
  • If the school nurse sends your child home for the day, the absences will be excused and not count towards the 10 parent excuses. 
  • If you are planning a vacation or have a family situation, please notify the classroom teacher immediately so that we can review the absence and provide notice of approval.
  • In the event that your child reached 10 unexcused absences, removal from the program may occur. We will make every effort to alert you if your child is in danger of being removed from the program. At the time of removal, you will need to return the district-issued IPAD. If the IPAD is not returned your child’s school account will display hold and will prevent you from pre-registration next school year. 

Examples of excused absences include illness, illness due to COVID-19, hospitalization, incapacitation due to serious injury, ongoing health-related ailments which temporarily prevent attending, a death in the family, and approved family events and situations. 

Illnesses that may keep your child home from school include a persistent cough or difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, unusual skin eruptions or rashes, redness and/or drainage from the eye (pink eye), or a fever (100 degrees or higher). The student’s temperature should remain normal for 24 hours after a fever before returning to school.