Reporting an Absence
Please call the Thomas Paine Attendance Office at (217)384-3572 by 10:00am if your child is not attending school.
Tardiness to School
It is important that your child arrives at school on time. Classes begin at 8:15 a.m. Students who are late to class miss valuable instruction time and their late arrivals interrupt the education of their classmates. If a student is late to class in the morning, the student will be considered tardy and may be required to make up missed time during lunch recess.