• Attendance is taken daily at the school. To ensure accurate records please contact the school when a young adult will be absent from school.


    Transition Center Attendance: (630) 468- 4318 (Darien) or (630) 734- 2500 (Burr Ridge)

    Call your student's building to report an absence or email/ Remind text your case manager.  

    Don't forget to contact competitive work placements regarding an absence!

    Reminder: Please contact First Student at least 5 days prior to any scheduled absences or as soon as possible for unplanned absences: 630-964-2500.


    Reporting Absences Due to Illness

    Call the school within 24 hours of absence. 630- 468-4318 (Darien) or 630-734-2500 (Burr Ridge) 

    Please clearly and slowly state the following:

    • Date and time of call
    • Spell student’s first and last names
    • Reason for absence and date of expected return
    • Relationship to student and call-back number


    Reporting Absences Other Than Illness

    Prearranged/ Partial Day/ Full Day Absence – Call the Transition Center prior to absence.


    Visitor Sign- In/Sign- Out Procedure

    All visitors, including parents will be expected to sign-in/sign-out when arriving at the school, this includes visiting for IEP meetings and other check-ins.  Please be prepared to show your State ID or Driver's License for identification purposes upon arrival. 


    Authorized Pick-up/ Early pick-up

    In the event that someone other than the parent/guardian and/or individual(s) listed on the emergency contact form will be picking up your young adult, the school will require a signed written note, an email or phone call from the parent/guardian authorizing the young adult to be released to this individual.  Please ensure that the provided communication includes:

    • the name of your young adult
    • the name of the individual who will pick-up your young adult,
    • the date/time of the approved dismissal
    • your signature, when applicable.

    **Please note that this designated individual, as well as your designated emergency contacts, will be required to show picture identification as well.   


    Notification of School Closing

    Should it be necessary to close school, information will be posted on our website, and a message will be recorded on the school voice messaging system. In addition, school closure information will be available through local news and radio stations.


    Transition Center Bridge Programs Memorandum of Understanding Information

    These documents outline additional expectations for students dually enrolled in D86 Transition programming and College of Dupage.