If a student is absent or late, the parent or guardian must notify the school between 7:00 and 10:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. If it is not possible to call before 10:00 a.m., please do so before the school day ends. A phone call is required for each day of absence. The telephone number of the Attendance Office is 847.920.2707. If the absence is due to a medical appointment, doctor's documentation may be faxed to 847.920.2401 or emailed directly to the Attendance Office at email@example.com. Parents' failure to notify the Attendance Office of the absence will result in the student being assigned detention hours for truancy. Late arrivals must report to the attendance office upon entering the school building.
To promote and maintain an environment of scholarship, self-respect, discipline and community, students are required to report to school each day dressed in Loyola's standard uniform. Our uniform and dress code regulations will be enforced starting on the first day of school. Students are required to wear traditional classic-cut or relaxed-fit chino khaki dress slacks and LoyolaWear shirts with the Loyola Academy seal. Please note that "skinny style" or denim pants do not comply with the dress code. Rubber-soled shoes must be worn during the school day. No sandals, moccasins or boots are permitted. No facial hair is allowed.
Questions regarding availability of LoyolaWear should be directed to LoyolaWear Store Manager, Ms. Lisa Lovcik at 847.920.2486 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the school's uniform policy should be directed to Dean of Students, Dr. Alexandra Cruz at email@example.com.
A parent or guardian must call 847.920.2707 (between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.) to report an absence, late arrival or early dismissal. A phone call is required for each day of absence.
Regular daily attendance is the key to student success. Our policy allows students to accrue eight unexcused absences in each course during a semester. Students who exceed eight "unexcused" absences in a semester may result in a withdrawal with an "F". Please note that the following absences are considered "excused" absences: sick with doctor's documentation, an accident, a death in the family, Loyola retreats, Dean's pre-approved college visits and approved school-sponsored cocurricular activities.
Additionally, in an effort to improve accuracy in recording and tracking student absences, the codes that appear in onCampus next to an absence indicate whether or not the absence is excused or if it counts toward the eight "unexcused" absences the student is allowed to accrue each semester. Our OnCampus recording system allows for improved tracking and better communication regarding daily attendance. If you have questions, please contact Dean of Students Dr. Alexandra Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review the information below regarding student attendance:
A doctor's note should be sent within 48 hours of a student's absence. Notes can be faxed to 847.920.2401; emailed to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; or hand-delivered to the Dean's Office.
Students arriving late to school must report to the Dean’s Office before going to class.
Students leaving early from school must report to the Dean’s Office before departing. If a student arrives 20 or more minutes late for any class, he or she will be marked absent from that class.
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* Effective March 11, 2020 Given the rising health concerns in our community, we are making a change to our Sick Day Policy. Do not send your student to school if he or she is sick. Absences due to illness, including fever-related absences, will be recorded as an Excused Absence with a doctor's note. Teachers will work with students to create a plan to make up missed work.
We strongly encourage our students to stay home if they are ill. Amending our policy aims to support this statement.
Parents dropping off students before school should enter the parking lot from Laramie Avenue at the southern end of the south lot and proceed north along the west side of the stadium to the dual drop-off lanes to unload passengers. Students will enter the building either through door #1 (main entrance) or door #6 (Piazza entrance). Afterward, parents should continue north toward the school and turn west to exit onto Laramie Avenue. Please yield to pedestrians walking to the school building and follow the direction of the traffic control aides along the route and at the driveway to Laramie Avenue.
The route for pickup along the west side of the stadium is similar to drop off. Parents should proceed to the northernmost available position to wait for students. Vehicles are to queue in two lanes along the entire length of the stadium. Parents should remain in their vehicles and move up in the queue as vehicles pick up students and depart. After picking up students, proceed north to the school and west to Laramie Avenue. Please yield to pedestrians walking through the area and follow directions from the traffic control aides along the route.
From the north:
Parents dropping off students before school should enter the parking lot from Illinois Road at the easternmost driveway entrance, then proceed west along the north side of the Performing Arts Center to the drop-off point. Students will enter the building through the north doors of the Student Center, door #19. Afterwards, parents will exit onto Illinois Road. Please yield to pedestrians walking to the school building and follow the direction of the traffic control aides along the route.
Follow the same route for pickup. Parents should remain in their vehicles and pull up as vehicles pick up students and exit onto Illinois Road.
Important to note: Our longtime agreement with our neighbors prohibits drop-off and pick-up on all other side streets, including Forest, Walnut, Elmwood and Greenwood Avenues, Manor Drive and Illinois Road.
All students are required to have an iPad for school use. During school hours, students are not allowed to use cell phones. Phones should be out of sight and silenced. In addition, for safety purposes, students are not permitted to use AirPods or any other form of earbuds/headphones while traveling through the hallways or while in class without teacher permission. Please reference the Technology Use Policy section of the Student Handbook for details on responsible use of devices.
No food and/or beverage deliveries for students are permitted during the school day under any circumstances. All attempts by outside vendors and third-party delivery services to deliver food will be denied by Loyola's front desk staff. Staff at the primary entryways will not receive food or beverages from anyone. The cost of a failed delivery will be the responsibility of the student.
For the safety of our students, all visitors, including parents, will be required to enter the school exclusively through the main entrance (door 1) or the Piazza entrance (door 6). Visitors will be required to present a photo ID at the security desk to receive a visitor's pass. From 6:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. parents and adults will only be permitted to enter through the main entrance (door 1).
All visitors are asked to obtain a Visitor's Parking Permit from the security desk in the main lobby or Piazza. You are invited to store the permit in your car to use on subsequent visits to Loyola Academy. We ask all Loyola students, faculty, staff and visitors to park in a legal parking spot in the lot whenever it is available. Those who choose to utilize Visitor Parking in the drop off/pick up lanes may not park before 8:30 a.m. and must move their vehicles by 2:00 p.m. at the latest. Security personnel in the main lobby can direct you where to park if you need assistance. If you are issued a ticket in error, please contact the Dean’s Office at 847.920.2707.