Dwight D. Eisenhower High School

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Attendance & Discipline

One of the goals of CHSD 218's strategic plan, is to promote a healthy school climate by increasing positive student and staff interactions and creating opportunities for increased student engagement. Accordingly, the discipline office at Eisenhower supports the strategic plan by providing interventions in response to student behavior, as well as preventative interventions. The following are some of the interventions used to address our students' behavior needs:
  • Check in/Check out
  • Connections Room
  • Restorative Conference
  • Closed Campus Lunch
  • Afterschool Detention 
  • Lunch Detention
  • Peer Mediation
  • Adult-led Mediation
  • Loss of Privilege Contract
  • Extended Day Consequence (in-school suspension combined with detention)
  • In-School Suspension
  • Out of School Suspension
  • Alternative Placement 
 Research shows that student attendance has a large impact on a student’s GPA (Grade Point Average), college readiness, and overall success in school. It is our goal at Eisenhower to provide seven periods of high quality, effective instruction and in order to provide that we need every student in every class, at all times. In order to support students, we offer the following attendance interventions:
  • A full-time attendance coordinator 
  • Attendance contracts
  • Schoolwide incentives
Full Day Absences 
One of the more avoidable attendance infractions that we address in our office is Full-Day Absences (FDA). A full-day absence is when a student does not attend at least three class periods or does not attend school for the entire day.
We require that parents notify the attendance office when their child is absent, late, or needs to leave early. If the parent does not notify the school their child will be referred to a dean for a consequence. When you call, please be prepared to provide the following:
  • Parent/guardian name and relationship to student
  • Student’s name
  • Date(s) of absence
  • Reason for absence(s)

Excessive Absences

A student will be limited to a total of ten (10) absences (excused or unexcused) per semester. When parents notify the school prior to or on the same day of the absence, the student will be considered excused.


Medical documentation may be required to excuse extended absences of more than three (3) consecutive days or more than six (6) non-consecutive days per semester. The medical documentation must be submitted the day the student returns to school.

Contact Our Office

708-597-6300 ext. 4600 

708-597-6300 ext. 4009 (español)

Assistant Principal of Discipline & Attendance 
Tim Baker
Tim Butler
Juanita Lopez
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