Attendance Line: 403-777-7370 ext. 1.

Late and Absent Students

If your child is going to be late or absent, call the office at the number above. Call the school office before 8:30 am for a morning or all day absence, or 1:00 pm for an afternoon absence or send a note to the teacher prior to the absence or late arrival of your child.

Speak slowly and clearly, spell the child’s first and last name and state the reason for the absence as well as your relationship to the student. Avoid using a hands-free device and ensure the phone you are using is clear of static and noise so that we can understand the message. If we can’t understand your message the student’s absence will be recorded as unexcused.

All students arriving late must come to the office for a late slip prior to going to their class.

Any unexcused absences will receive a call and/or email home notifying parents or guardians of the absence. 

Regular Attendance Vital

As per the School Act and CBE policy, all students age 6 to 16 must attend school regularly and punctually. According to Alberta Education, a student who has missed 10% (about 18 days) or more of school is considered chronically absent. Whether absences are excused (for example, illness, medical appointments) or unexcused (for example, vacations or family trips), the loss of instructional time is substantial and can negatively affect student learning and social development.

Students are expected to be in school and attending all of their classes while they are here. Students who are absent from school or specific classes during the day are considered to be truant (skipping) and there may be consequences for these unexcused absences, such as development of a school attendance plan. 

Extended Absence Policy

It is our responsibility to ensure families understand the effect that unnecessary absences may have on a student’s education. If the student will be away more than five days, an appointment with the Principal or Assistant Principal is required and an Extended Absence Notice form must be completed and signed by the student, parents, teachers, Principal and Assistant Principal. The form must be completed at least two weeks prior to the student’s absence.

It is the student’s responsibility to complete and keep up to date with all assigned homework, reading and on-line work as per the homework plan outlined by the teacher before the absence. Extra time will not be available in class to catch up on any work missed.

Attendance

Attendance Line: 403-777-7370 ext. 1.

Late and Absent Students

If your child is going to be late or absent, call the office at the number above. Call the school office before 8:30 am for a morning or all day absence, or 1:00 pm for an afternoon absence or send a note to the teacher prior to the absence or late arrival of your child.

Speak slowly and clearly, spell the child’s first and last name and state the reason for the absence as well as your relationship to the student. Avoid using a hands-free device and ensure the phone you are using is clear of static and noise so that we can understand the message. If we can’t understand your message the student’s absence will be recorded as unexcused.

All students arriving late must come to the office for a late slip prior to going to their class.

Any unexcused absences will receive a call and/or email home notifying parents or guardians of the absence. 

Regular Attendance Vital

As per the School Act and CBE policy, all students age 6 to 16 must attend school regularly and punctually. According to Alberta Education, a student who has missed 10% (about 18 days) or more of school is considered chronically absent. Whether absences are excused (for example, illness, medical appointments) or unexcused (for example, vacations or family trips), the loss of instructional time is substantial and can negatively affect student learning and social development.

Students are expected to be in school and attending all of their classes while they are here. Students who are absent from school or specific classes during the day are considered to be truant (skipping) and there may be consequences for these unexcused absences, such as development of a school attendance plan. 

Extended Absence Policy

It is our responsibility to ensure families understand the effect that unnecessary absences may have on a student’s education. If the student will be away more than five days, an appointment with the Principal or Assistant Principal is required and an Extended Absence Notice form must be completed and signed by the student, parents, teachers, Principal and Assistant Principal. The form must be completed at least two weeks prior to the student’s absence.

It is the student’s responsibility to complete and keep up to date with all assigned homework, reading and on-line work as per the homework plan outlined by the teacher before the absence. Extra time will not be available in class to catch up on any work missed.

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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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