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Attendance: Regular school attendance has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances but when students miss too much school it can cause them to fall behind academically. We track school attendance and send letters home when a child is missing too much school.
Did you know?
By grade 3, students with regular attendance are more likely to read at grade level!
By grade 6, regular attendance is a predictor of high school completion!
By grade 9, regular attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than test scores!
Here are a few tips to help support regular school attendance:
Encourage your child to do well in school and praise their success.
Listen and show an interest in your child’s day.
Help your child maintain daily routines such as eating breakfast, turning off electronics two hours before bedtime and going to bed early.
If possible, try to schedule dental and medical appointments after school hours or on days off from school.
Unless they are sick, send your child to school.
Ask for help from the school before the problem gets too big. No problem is too small. We are here to help.
Parent Teacher Conferences: Thank you to families who booked telephone teacher conferences. These conferences are an important part of your child’s school experience. It gives teachers a chance to share successes and communicate challenges so that we can all work together to support your child. Report cards go home at the end of January 2022 and we have another round of conferences the evening of March 10th and during the day on March 11th.
School fees and lunchroom registration: If you have not registered for lunchroom supervision, please set up your MyCBE account and do so as soon as possible. Students are not permitted to stay for lunch if they are not registered. School fees have now been loaded on your child’s portal. If you need assistance please visit “MyCBE Power School” tab on the CBE website www.cbe.ab.ca