How do I report and excuse my student’s absence?
To report a full day absence and/or late arrival, please choose one of the following:
- Excuse an absence through Parent Portal (see information below) **Full Day Absences Only**
- Submit an absence note via this link
- Call the attendance office (773-534-5410) before 9:30am and leave a detailed voicemail with the student’s name, ID#, and reason for the absence.
- Have your student visit the main office for a hard copy of the absence note, sign it, and return it to the main office within two weeks of the date of the absence.
**For early dismissals, please visit our Early dismissal page. (All early dismissals require a parent pick-up and sign-out at Door M to be excused and cannot be excused through any of the methods listed above).
Reporting an Absence Made Easy
An exciting new feature to Aspen Parent Portal has arrived! E-Absence will allow parents and guardians to submit and track your student’s absences online. That means no more making last-minute phone calls or completing paper forms.
E-Absence joins a lineup of features that are already available on the Aspen Parent Portal to manage your student’s school experience. Sign in to your account at ASPEN.CPS.EDU for features including:
To access Parent Portal, you must:
Be listed as a contact for your student in the Student Information System.
Have a valid email in the student’s contact records.
Request and submit the validation code sent via email.