Reporting Absences

How do I report and excuse my student’s absence?

To report a full day absence and/or late arrival, please choose any one of the following:

  1. Excuse an absence through Parent Portal (see information below)
  2. Submit an absence note via this link
  3. 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.
  4. 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:

  • Checking Assignments

  • Viewing Grades

  • Tracking Attendance

  • Paying Fees

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.

Don’t have an account? Please fill out the form at lanetech.org/aspen. You can also learn more at cps.edu/pages/parentresources.aspx.

 

Link to Lane’s Absence Percentage Calendar & Demerit Excusal Dates