Office & Attendance

School Office Procedures For Parents

Mrs. Marsh, Mrs. Lo Giudice, and Mrs. Casteel are the front office personnel for Union Ridge School. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office and they will be happy to assist you.

Please recognize that the busiest time in the Union Ridge School Office is 9:00am - 9:30am. If your message is not urgent, please contact us after this time.

Please make sure you are diligent in picking up your child. It can be quite traumatic for your child to wait even ten minutes without prior notice. Current telephone numbers are required for each child.  We must be able to locate you on behalf of your child.

Please do not call the office to leave a message for your child unless it is a dire emergency. With a teacher’s permission, the student may use the telephone located within the classroom to contact you. Students may either go home or stay at school for lunch. We MUST have this decision
in writing.  However, once parents have indicated which their children
will do, that choice will be in effect for at least one trimester. If you need to switch choices, please notify the office in writing. It will not be
possible to switch choices on a weekly basis.

Absence Line

On any day that a child cannot attend school, a parent or guardian must call the school office to excuse the child, stating the reason for the absence. This check on attendance lets the school know that an absent child is safe at home and avoids the need for a note upon the child's return to school.

Parents are encouraged to call the absence line the evening before or the morning of a student's absence at 708 867-5822.  Press one to leave a message stating your name, your child's name, and the reason for absence.


If your child is absent for only one day, have him/her pick up his/her homework when he/she returns to school the next day. Middle School Students must be absent for 3 days before they can request homework from the office. The expected completion of the work will be determined by the classroom teacher.

However, if your child has an extended absence, please make arrangements with his/her teacher(s) regarding homework and making up class work.  You must also call if your child will be late. Your child must check in with the office when arriving late.  If your child needs to be dismissed from school early, you must notify the school at least one day in advance.  The purpose of the early dismissal must be given, and a parent or designated person must sign the student out.  Please pick up your child in the office when requesting an early dismissal.

Extended Absence

In the case of an extended illness it will not be necessary to call the school every day, but the school may require verification from a physician.

Vacations while school is in session are discouraged, but if it is necessary to remove your child during the school year, you must notify the office
one week in advance. The Office Staff is required to document this
absence as unexcused. Contact your child’s teacher to make arrangements to make up class work and homework. Students are responsible for all work assigned to their class during their absence.

Absence Line:
708 867-5822 Dial 1

Give your name, child's name, reason for absence.

URS Office Staff:

Mrs. Michele Marsh
General Office Admin. Asst.
Send a Message
708 867-5822 x401

Mrs. Rosina Lo Giudice
Office Clerk.
Send a Message
708 867-5822 x127

Mrs. Colleen Casteel
Principal Administrative Asst.
Send a Message
708 867-5822 x408

Quick Form Links:

School Supply List

Student Handbook

Registration for Returning Students

Hot Lunch Application

Entrance and Dismissal Procedures

Front Office Procedures

Student Handbook Acknowledge Form

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