You can now leave a voice mail when your child is absent by calling 773-534-5500, extension 60077. 
Please make sure to leave the information to ensure proper excusal.  
1. Child's full name and the homeroom 
2. Your relationship to the child
3. Date of absence
4. Reason for the absence
5. The best contact number for follow up
Example - Hello, this is Ms. Moon, Abigail Moon's mother, who is in Ms. Walsh's 3rd-grade homeroom.  Abigail will not participate in today's remote learning because she is not feeling well.  Please excuse her from today's remote learning.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 773-555-0000.  
If you are not comfortable leaving a voice mail, you can submit a handwritten note. Please note, CPS does not allow for the school to accept an email excusal.