Attendance Line: 403-777-7400 ext. 1.

If you have to be absent or late, your parents are asked to contact the school at the number above to record your absence or late. Our office is open at 7:45 a.m., and voicemail is available 24 hours a day. We make every effort to contact parents/legal guardians should an absence or late not be accompanied by a phone call. It is the responsibility of parents and students to make sure all absences and lates are explained.

If you are absent without permission, you will be required to make up the time after class. If these absences continue, an attendance improvement plan will be started, and ultimately contact with a CBE Attendance Officer may be required. Parents will be asked to come to the school in order to work out a solution to the problem. If poor habits develop, they are often difficult to break.

When you miss several consecutive days of school, the results are disruptive to learning. An Extended Absence Request must be obtained from the office and completed / signed by teachers. Students will be responsible for making up any missed assignments by checking the information posted on D2L shells. As much of our learning is experiential, it is increasingly difficult to provide equivalent ‘makeup’ assignments when students are away. Students are responsible for all work missed due to absence.

Late Policy Sign In

Students are expected to arrive at school on time. The morning entry bell rings at 8:20, and the late bell rings at 8:25. Students must be in classrooms by 8:25 for attendance, morning announcements and the start of Period 1. Arriving late to class disrupts the teaching and learning environment. Being late due to medical or dental appointments etc. must be accompanied by a note or phone call from parents.

Students arriving late to school must always report to the school office, sign in to the Late Binder and retrieve a late slip prior to proceeding to their classroom. Receiving a Late Slip is a requirement, regardless of whether you come to school on foot, bicycle, school bus, public transport or by private vehicle. This will assist with accurate attendance reporting. We understand that occasionally traffic will cause an unforeseen late, but for the most part we expect students to arrive to school with enough time to organize materials, go to their locker and report to class. We appreciate your support in assisting your child to set a routine that promotes punctuality and regular attendance, and that values their class time.

Early Pick-Up

If you need to leave the school for an appointment, a parent or guardian must send a written note or email (senatorpatrickburns@cbe.ab.ca) to the school. Students must show this note to their classroom teacher to allow them to leave class and report to the main office at the agreed-upon time. Following this procedure will lower the volume of phone calls the main office receives, will reduce wait times for parents, and will reduce telephone interruptions to classrooms. Parents of Grade 6 students are required to enter the school and sign out their child in the Sign Out binder. Students in Grades 7-9 may sign out themselves in the Sign Out binder, if we have the required note or email from their parents.

School Attendance on Friday

Friday is one of the most important days of the week to attend school, because of the interactive nature of learning, excursions, and assemblies. Friday is a time to connect with your homeroom teacher and to catch up on dates and assignment deadlines. Compensating for lost learning on Friday is challenging – avoid being absent.

Attendance

Attendance Line: 403-777-7400 ext. 1.

If you have to be absent or late, your parents are asked to contact the school at the number above to record your absence or late. Our office is open at 7:45 a.m., and voicemail is available 24 hours a day. We make every effort to contact parents/legal guardians should an absence or late not be accompanied by a phone call. It is the responsibility of parents and students to make sure all absences and lates are explained.

If you are absent without permission, you will be required to make up the time after class. If these absences continue, an attendance improvement plan will be started, and ultimately contact with a CBE Attendance Officer may be required. Parents will be asked to come to the school in order to work out a solution to the problem. If poor habits develop, they are often difficult to break.

When you miss several consecutive days of school, the results are disruptive to learning. An Extended Absence Request must be obtained from the office and completed / signed by teachers. Students will be responsible for making up any missed assignments by checking the information posted on D2L shells. As much of our learning is experiential, it is increasingly difficult to provide equivalent ‘makeup’ assignments when students are away. Students are responsible for all work missed due to absence.

Late Policy Sign In

Students are expected to arrive at school on time. The morning entry bell rings at 8:20, and the late bell rings at 8:25. Students must be in classrooms by 8:25 for attendance, morning announcements and the start of Period 1. Arriving late to class disrupts the teaching and learning environment. Being late due to medical or dental appointments etc. must be accompanied by a note or phone call from parents.

Students arriving late to school must always report to the school office, sign in to the Late Binder and retrieve a late slip prior to proceeding to their classroom. Receiving a Late Slip is a requirement, regardless of whether you come to school on foot, bicycle, school bus, public transport or by private vehicle. This will assist with accurate attendance reporting. We understand that occasionally traffic will cause an unforeseen late, but for the most part we expect students to arrive to school with enough time to organize materials, go to their locker and report to class. We appreciate your support in assisting your child to set a routine that promotes punctuality and regular attendance, and that values their class time.

Early Pick-Up

If you need to leave the school for an appointment, a parent or guardian must send a written note or email (senatorpatrickburns@cbe.ab.ca) to the school. Students must show this note to their classroom teacher to allow them to leave class and report to the main office at the agreed-upon time. Following this procedure will lower the volume of phone calls the main office receives, will reduce wait times for parents, and will reduce telephone interruptions to classrooms. Parents of Grade 6 students are required to enter the school and sign out their child in the Sign Out binder. Students in Grades 7-9 may sign out themselves in the Sign Out binder, if we have the required note or email from their parents.

School Attendance on Friday

Friday is one of the most important days of the week to attend school, because of the interactive nature of learning, excursions, and assemblies. Friday is a time to connect with your homeroom teacher and to catch up on dates and assignment deadlines. Compensating for lost learning on Friday is challenging – avoid being absent.

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Attendance in MyCBE / PowerSchool

Our student information system, MyCBE / PowerSchool provides parents and students with access to detailed attendance information. For help creating an account or signing in, please visit Technical Support for Students & Parents.

Attendance records are available in Grades and Attendance or Attendance History. Common attendance codes are:

  • (_) =Present
  • A = Absent
  • L = Late
  • IL = Illness
  • AP = Absent - Parent Called
  • LVE = Leave Early
  • MA = Appointment

A legend of all the attendance codes are available at the bottom of the attendance charts in PowerSchool. To discuss any discrepancies, please contact the school office.

Attendance Expectations at the CBE

We believe there is a strong correlation between attendance and effective education. The CBE Administrative Regulation 6020 - Attendance of Students​ regulation applies to all of our students, and outlines the responsibilities for students, parents and school staff.​​​​

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