Attendance

Attendance Line: 403-777-6690 ext. 1

Email: CecilSwanson@cbe.ab.ca

Please call the school before 8:15 AM and 12:48 PM to report that your child will be absent or late. Your cooperation in this regard is greatly appreciated.

Please leave the following information: 

  • name of student(s)
  • grade(s)
  • teacher(s) 
  • reason for absence or lateness
  • length of absence if known

Student Sign-out

Learn about our student sign-out procedures on our Security page.

Recurring Absences/Lates

If your child has been late 5 or more times in a month, or has repeated unexcused absences, please expect a letter sent to you stating this. If this continues, the next step is an attendance improvement plan to work with parents to help get their children to school on time.

Tips for improving school attendance

L isten and show an interest in your child’s day.
E ncourage your child to never give up and praise success.
A sk for help before the problem gets too big. Get involved.
R ecognize the signs that something is wrong.
N otice your child’s friends.

Note: Every Friday is an early dismissal day when students are dismissed at 12:00 PM.

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​​Attendance in MyCBE

Our student information system, MyCBE provides parents, guardians 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.. 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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