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Attendance/Deans' Office

At Plainfield South we strive for our students to achieve 95% attendance.  We recognize that attendance is essential if students are to experience academic success. We have many resources and supports available to assist our students in reaching this goal. We appreciate your dedication to student success and encourage you to join us in our effort to make sure every student attends....Just One More Day!


Assistant Principal      
Bill Bicker 815-577-5610
Jessica Bernacki A - C 815-577-5570
Brooke Twohill D - Hil 815-577-5801
Taryn Surbaugh Him - Mc 815-577-5862
Mike Briscoe Md - R 815-577-5619
Jeff Howard S - Z 815-577-8470
Det. Pete Ranstead Police Liaison 815-577-8946
Catalyst Coordinator      
Vianca Davis 815-577-4904
AP Secretary      
Julie Ruske 815-577-5606
Attendance staff      
Bridget Echols 815-577-8492
Stephanie Walters 815-577-4663
Ellie Morales 815-577-8780


Procedure for Reporting Student Absence
If a student is absent from or late to school, the parents or guardian, not the student, must telephone or email the Attendance Office.

Call    815.439.5533 



Please provide your student's Student Name, ID number, Reason for Absence and a parent contact number.

  • Reporting a student’s early dismissal must be done in a timely manner so that your student will be available at the requested time.
  • In order for the absence to be coded properly, a reason must be stated.
  • At times students become ill during the evening. When parents or guardians are certain that the student will be unable to attend school the following day, they may contact or email the attendance office anytime during the evening or early morning hours.



Appointments for the following places must have documentation from the facility to be considered an excused absence:

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Orthodontist
  • College Visitation
  • Court


Arriving Late to School

Arriving to school on time at PSHS sets the tone for a successful day and academic future of every student.  Please understand that weather, oversleeping, car trouble, are some examples of unexcused absences.  Please allow extra time to get to school and through the parking lot due to heavy traffic and weather issues.  Arriving to school late will be dealt with as students enter the building.  A student that arrives to school after 7:05AM is considered late to school.  Students will receive three warnings per semester.  Progressive consequences from the deans’ office will be issued after three parentally excused late to school phone calls. Further, any late to school absence will be consider unexcused after the three warnings.

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