Attendance Line: 403-777-6900 ext. 1

Regular attendance is a requirement of being enrolled in school. Consistent attendance punctuality and good work habits are essential for success.

If students are absent for any part of the school day, parents/guardians are expected to call the school’s 24 hour attendance line by 8:45 AM to advise us of the nature of the absence. If an absence or late is not reported, the student will be considered truant and the parents/guardians will be contacted. Willow Park School uses the SchoolMessenger automated call-out system for all unreported absences and lates.

Please contact the school office should you have any concerns. It is the student's responsibility to obtain and complete all of the work missed while absent and to make arrangements complete all work missed. These matters should be looked after as soon as the student returns to school.

Late Arrival/Early Departure

Students are expected to be in the building by the warning bell and seated at their desks and prepared for class at the late bell. If a student arrives at school after the late bell, he/she will have been recorded as being absent and must report to the office for a late slip before he/she is admitted into class. If a student needs to leave school prior to dismissal time, a note signed by his/her parents/guardians must be presented to the office prior to signing out. Students may not go home during school hours unless someone in authority has contacted the office to give permission for them to do so. Prior to leaving, parents/guardians need to sign out their child/children in the office or communicate with office staff to have their child signed out.

Family Vacation/Leave of Absence

Students who will be away from school for a period of one week or longer must complete an Extended Leave of Absence Form, which can be obtained from the office or from the link to the right under 'Resources'. Forms completed by teachers and parents/guardians should be returned to the office, two-weeks prior to the departure date. This allows staff to communicate necessary homework to students and parents/guardians. Students are responsible for any work missed during their absence. Do note that the inquiry based, interactive nature of the work done at Willow Park School means that providing students with a coherent learning program becomes more difficult as the length of an absence increases.

Attendance

Attendance Line: 403-777-6900 ext. 1

Regular attendance is a requirement of being enrolled in school. Consistent attendance punctuality and good work habits are essential for success.

If students are absent for any part of the school day, parents/guardians are expected to call the school’s 24 hour attendance line by 8:45 AM to advise us of the nature of the absence. If an absence or late is not reported, the student will be considered truant and the parents/guardians will be contacted. Willow Park School uses the SchoolMessenger automated call-out system for all unreported absences and lates.

Please contact the school office should you have any concerns. It is the student's responsibility to obtain and complete all of the work missed while absent and to make arrangements complete all work missed. These matters should be looked after as soon as the student returns to school.

Late Arrival/Early Departure

Students are expected to be in the building by the warning bell and seated at their desks and prepared for class at the late bell. If a student arrives at school after the late bell, he/she will have been recorded as being absent and must report to the office for a late slip before he/she is admitted into class. If a student needs to leave school prior to dismissal time, a note signed by his/her parents/guardians must be presented to the office prior to signing out. Students may not go home during school hours unless someone in authority has contacted the office to give permission for them to do so. Prior to leaving, parents/guardians need to sign out their child/children in the office or communicate with office staff to have their child signed out.

Family Vacation/Leave of Absence

Students who will be away from school for a period of one week or longer must complete an Extended Leave of Absence Form, which can be obtained from the office or from the link to the right under 'Resources'. Forms completed by teachers and parents/guardians should be returned to the office, two-weeks prior to the departure date. This allows staff to communicate necessary homework to students and parents/guardians. Students are responsible for any work missed during their absence. Do note that the inquiry based, interactive nature of the work done at Willow Park School means that providing students with a coherent learning program becomes more difficult as the length of an absence increases.

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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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