Attendance Line: 403-777-7480 ext. 1

Regular school attendance and punctuality is expected of all students. Parents are requested to inform the school by note or phone if their child(ren) will be absent or late. Calling in all absences or lates is essential to a child’s safety and the daily operations of the school. If a child is absent and we have not been notified in advance, the office staff will attempt to contact parents at home or work. This is a time consuming task and your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

At Rideau Park, we expect students to be in attendance to maintain continuity of program, maximize learning opportunities and be a contributing member of our school community.

Chronic lates or absenteeism concerns that impact student achievement are considered to be attendance issues. Parents will be notified directly should attendance issues arise. Procedures for addressing these issues can include: student-teacher meetings, student-administration meetings, detentions, attendance improvement plans, parent meetings, and withdrawal from Rideau Park School. 

Late policy

Students who arrive at school late are to report to the office for a late slip prior to going to class. An excused late is defined as a medical appointment or other event of that status. All other lates are considered unexcused. 

Excused and unexcused absences

In the event that absences are interfering with academic achievement, Rideau Park School has the right to request that students/parents account for absences in a satisfactory manner as per administrative regulation 6020.3. A parent phone call for every absence doesn’t necessarily excuse an absence. Therefore, Rideau Park School is entitled to request from a parent that medical notes be provided when excessive absences occur.

Checking out early

All students leaving the school prior to regular dismissal time must report to the office upon departure. Due to Duty of Care, parents must authorize either by note or verification via phone with the secretary. 

Extended leave of absence

Though we do not advocate long term absences, we recognize that there are times when students will be absent from school for an extended period of time (4-days or more). Please contact the school office if you are planning an extended leave for your child. Forms are available in the office and must be completed one week prior to the absence. 

Student illness at school

From time to time students become ill at school. If it is a minor illness a student can rest in the main office for a brief time until it is determined that he/she is able to go back to class or should go home to recover. When a student is too ill to return to class, parents will be expected to make arrangements to pick up their child from school. 

Please notify the school of any medical problems your child(ren) may have so that we are best able to assist in the event of an emergency. School personnel are not authorized to dispense medicine to a child without written consent. A form must be completed and returned to the main office. 

Returning from an illness

Parents are asked to be sure that students are well before returning to school. If a child must stay indoors, a dated note to that effect must be sent with the child indicating the reason and duration.

Communicable diseases

Please check with the school nurse, or your local clinic for information regarding these diseases and the exclusion period for the various diseases. Calgary Health Services can be contacted at 403-256-7191. 


Attendance

Attendance Line: 403-777-7480 ext. 1

Regular school attendance and punctuality is expected of all students. Parents are requested to inform the school by note or phone if their child(ren) will be absent or late. Calling in all absences or lates is essential to a child’s safety and the daily operations of the school. If a child is absent and we have not been notified in advance, the office staff will attempt to contact parents at home or work. This is a time consuming task and your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

At Rideau Park, we expect students to be in attendance to maintain continuity of program, maximize learning opportunities and be a contributing member of our school community.

Chronic lates or absenteeism concerns that impact student achievement are considered to be attendance issues. Parents will be notified directly should attendance issues arise. Procedures for addressing these issues can include: student-teacher meetings, student-administration meetings, detentions, attendance improvement plans, parent meetings, and withdrawal from Rideau Park School. 

Late policy

Students who arrive at school late are to report to the office for a late slip prior to going to class. An excused late is defined as a medical appointment or other event of that status. All other lates are considered unexcused. 

Excused and unexcused absences

In the event that absences are interfering with academic achievement, Rideau Park School has the right to request that students/parents account for absences in a satisfactory manner as per administrative regulation 6020.3. A parent phone call for every absence doesn’t necessarily excuse an absence. Therefore, Rideau Park School is entitled to request from a parent that medical notes be provided when excessive absences occur.

Checking out early

All students leaving the school prior to regular dismissal time must report to the office upon departure. Due to Duty of Care, parents must authorize either by note or verification via phone with the secretary. 

Extended leave of absence

Though we do not advocate long term absences, we recognize that there are times when students will be absent from school for an extended period of time (4-days or more). Please contact the school office if you are planning an extended leave for your child. Forms are available in the office and must be completed one week prior to the absence. 

Student illness at school

From time to time students become ill at school. If it is a minor illness a student can rest in the main office for a brief time until it is determined that he/she is able to go back to class or should go home to recover. When a student is too ill to return to class, parents will be expected to make arrangements to pick up their child from school. 

Please notify the school of any medical problems your child(ren) may have so that we are best able to assist in the event of an emergency. School personnel are not authorized to dispense medicine to a child without written consent. A form must be completed and returned to the main office. 

Returning from an illness

Parents are asked to be sure that students are well before returning to school. If a child must stay indoors, a dated note to that effect must be sent with the child indicating the reason and duration.

Communicable diseases

Please check with the school nurse, or your local clinic for information regarding these diseases and the exclusion period for the various diseases. Calgary Health Services can be contacted at 403-256-7191. 


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