Attendance Office FAQs
The following are valid excused absences:
Death in the Family
Valid Doctor or Court Appointment (must have documentation upon return to school)
College Visits - A limit of three per year (with documentation)
The above absences will NOT COUNT in the student's eight allowed absences under the following conditions
1. Any absence that is reported to the Attendance Office within 24 hours AND for which the student presents written medical or court documentation within 48 hours of their return to school.
2. Religious holidays when the approval procedure is followed prior to the absence (phone contact/written note from parent/guardian to your principal)
3. College Visits, up to three per year, with documentation confirming the visit provided to student services within 48 hours of their return to school.
School related absences that will NOT COUNT in the student's eight allowed absences:
School sponsered activities or school sponsered athletic contests/tournaments
Pre-arranged appointments with staff members (counselors, social workers, psychologists)
The following are unexcused absences:
Any absence not authorized or school related will be considered an unexcused absence for the student. Unexcused absences do include missing the bus and/or oversleeping.
The absence will also be considered unexcused if a parent phone call is not received within 24 hours of the absence. If a student's absence is unexcused he/she will not be allowed to make up work for credit and will receive no credit for any work or tests that were missed.
To report an absence:
Almond Attendance Office: 847-548-6333
O'Plaine Attendance Office: 847-599-4799
Any absence not authorized or school related will be considered an unexcused absence for the student. If a student is more than 10 minutes late to school, or to a class, without a pass, they will be considered unexcused. THIS INCLUDES 1st PERIOD AT O'PLAINE AND 0 PERIOD AT ALMOND.
Parents/Guardians should notify the Attendance Office by 10:30 a.m. if a student will be late to school. Please leave the following information: Student's first and last name - spelled out, year in school, student's ID number, name of parent/guardian who is calling, daytime phone number where you can be reached to verify the call, and the reason the student will be late. Oversleeping or missing the bus are not valid reasons for an excused absence and will be considered unexcused.
O’PLAINE CAMPUS STARTS AT 8:25
ALMOND CAMPUS STARTS AT 7:25
No. In order to participate in athletic practices or competitions students must be in attendance for every class period of the day. Students who miss class due to attending a doctor appointment will be excused IF they bring a note from the doctor to the attendance office upon returning to school. Documented absences for going to the doctor are considered no-count absences.
If a student needs to leave school early, the parent/guardian must call the Attendance Office and indicate student's first and last name - spelled out, year in school, student's ID number, name of parent/guardian who is calling, daytime phone number where you can be reached to verify the call, the reason for the absence and time when student will be leaving and returning to school. The Attendance Office will provide the student with an off campus pass.
When a student is sick, they should go to the Nurse's Office. The Nurse will notify a parent before a student is allowed to leave the building. A student may not just leave the building without staff permission.
Students may be eligible for exemption from exams for the second semester of their senior year.
Seniors will have the opportunity to be exempt from a final exam in a particular course taken second semester provided they have met the following requirements of the grade/attendance incentive during second semester:
1. No unexcused absences in that class
2. Five (5) or fewer excused absences in that class
3. A grade percentage of 80% or higher in that class
Sophmore, Junior, and Senior level students may use up to three (3) school days during the school year for the purpose of visiting college campuses. These days will be considered as "No Count" absences provided the parent calls the Attendance Office prior to the college visit and the student returns with a signed note from the college admissions office on the college letterhead within 48 hours of their return to school. There are no college visits permitted after May 6.
No, these are considered no-count absences. The attendance office will be contacted by the group sponsor and will code the absence accordingly.
Written notification must be provided to the principal. Board Policy 7.80 asserts that "a student shall be released from school, as an excused absence, for the purpose of observing a religious holiday. The parent(s)/guardian(s) must give written notice to the District five (5) days before the student's anticipated absence.The parent(s)/guardian(s) written notification of the student's anticipated absence shall satisfy the District's requirement for a written excuse when the student returns to the school. A student shall be released from school for a day or portion of a day for the purpose of religious instruction. A letter, requesting the student's absence and written by the student's parent(s)/guardian(s), must be given to the Building Principal at least five (5) days before the day the student is to be absent."
Students must park in areas designated for students only. Students parking in staff, visitor or no parking areas may permanently lose parking privileges or be ticketed and/or towed at owner's expense ($150.00). Any altering of temporary parking tags will result in vehicle being towed. Students who use their vehicles to assist others in breaking school rules will be assigned the same penalty as those who break the regulations. The speed limit is 10 miles per hour. Upon arrival at school, students are to immediately park cars in designated areas, lock and leave their vehicles and enter the building. Parking privileges may be revoked due to reckless or dangerous driving, unsafe or noisy vehicles, continued tardiness to school, or violations of established regulations. All motorcycles, scooters, etc. must follow the Rules & Regulations for automobiles and park in designated areas.
Registration for student parking for the upcoming school year will begin on March 1st . The fee for an annual parking pass is $320. Any student interested in purchasing a parking permit must fill out a parking application online prior to May 1st Tags are offered on a first come first served basis. All students who applied after May 1st will be added to the waiting list and will be notified if a tag is available.
All past-due student fees must be paid in-full in order to be eligible for a permanent parking tag. Once verified the fee will be applied to the student's account in July during the online Registration process or by visiting Room 203 (Almond Campus). Payment must be made for the tags in-full prior to the tags being distributed. Payment can be made prior to or at Walk-in Registration in August and will be distributed during the Walk-In Registration process. Please bring your receipt if you have paid on-line.
Parking applications for next year will be available on March 1st.
Yes! Each student receives 3 FREE parking tags per semester. Students are NOT permitted to use any other student's free tags. Once those tags are used students are able to purchase a daily temporary parking tag for $5.00 per day (CASH) in Room 203. Students may purchase tags before school or during lunch. In order to purchase a tag you must provide the Make/Model/License plate for vehicle parked in parking lot. Tags must be displayed in the vehicle first thing in the morning. Students will not be excused to class if they are late due to taking tags to cars so it is advisable to purchase a tag BEFORE the day you need it. All parking rules are on the reverse side of temporary parking tags. By purchasing, students are agreeing to all rules. Any vehicle without a valid parking tag will receive a warning sticker. The second violation will result in vehicle being towed by Wildwood Towing (847-223-2222) at a cost of $150.00.
Parking is offered on a first come first served basis. Students who have applied for parking by the May 1st deadline have first priority and will have until the first day of school to pay for their parking permit. Students who do not pay for their parking permit by the first day of school will forfeit the opportunity to purchase a parking permit. Permits will be offered to those on the waiting list in order that applications were submitted. We will not know how may parking permits are available until the first day of school. On the second day of school we will offer parking permits to those on the waiting list depending on availability. An email message will be sent to the parent/guardian with information regarding parking availability. If you do not receive an email it means that a spot is not available.
Questions about parking?
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School Rule FAQs
Students are extended the privilege of possessing a wireless communication device on school grounds. Electronic devices should be in silent mode during school hours. Use of wireless devices in the classroom, in areas being used to conduct instruction or on school trips are at the discretion of the teacher, coach, sponsor, chaperone, or any staff member. Use of such devices by students is not to be disruptive in any activity or event. All use must be respectful and not create a disturbance to the educational environment or impede the learning process. The use of wireless devices is not permitted in locker rooms or restrooms.
Computer labs or testing center
During school assemblies
In areas where privacy is expected, including but not limited to, restrooms and locker rooms
Any other areas where electronic device use is prohibited by law
Student services area
Failure to follow these procedures will result in the following consequences:
Parent/Guardian Contact/3 Dean Detentions or Saturday School Detention
Two (2) Saturday School Detentions
3 Saturday School Detentions up to Out-of-School Suspension (1 Day)
Each infraction may also include assignment of social probation, including but not limited to homecoming, prom and graduation.
WTHS is a closed campus, as written in the Student/Parent Handbook (Policy 7:32):
Students arriving on the school campus may not leave without written permission from the Deans' Office. Students are not allowed to leave the campus for lunch. Parents cannot request an off-campus for the purpose of lunch. Offenders will be subject to disciplinary action.
No. WTHS has a contract with our school lunch provider to provide lunch for students.
Saturday School Detention is a form of discipline for student infractions. This will be a silent study hall held on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the O'Plaine Campus. Please bring homework or something to work quietly on. Students should enter through the Main Office doors (A2) and must be on time. Students who do not serve will receive additional consequences by the Deans’ office.
Not allowed during Saturday School Detention:
Room 237 7:40am – 8:20am
Room 237 3:20pm – 4:00pm
Room 211 6:55am - 7:20am
Room 211 2:20pm - 2:55pm
All detentions are to be served within 5 (five) days of being issued. Students MUST be on-time and need a current ID for entry. No after school detention on Friday. Failure to serve an assigned detention by the due date will result in additional consequences, which may include additional detentions or a Saturday School detention.