Attendance Line: 403-777-7410 ext. 1
Attendance—Daily Absences & Lates
All student absences & lates must be called in each day. Attendance line is available 24/7. (403) 777.7410 “press 1”. Please state you & your child’s full name, slowly & clearly in addition to stating the reason for the absence or late.
All student absences & lates must be called in each day by a parent(s)/legal guardian(s). The Attendance line is available 24/7. All late students, regardless of reason or if the late has been called into our Attendance line,must sign-in at the office before going to class. If no note is provided or we have not received a message on our attendance line from the parent(s)/legal guardian(s), student will be marked late, unexcused, and parent(s)/guardian(s) will receive a call from our attendance system.
Extended Absences of Choice/ Vacations
Students and their parents must complete the Student Extended Absence Form and submit it to the school administration a minimum of one week prior to the beginning of the absence. Extended leave absences will be considered excused only when this form has been completed. Forms can be obtained from homeroom teachers, the office, or on the school website.
Students Leaving/Returning to School During School Hours
Legal guardian(s) are required to send a note with their child to gain permission for the student to leave during school hours for an appointment, likewise to explain a student’s late or absence. Upon Arrival at the School legal guardians are to follow this procedure:
Ring buzzer once;
Identify yourself—full name
Reason for arriving at school.
Identify student(s) - full name and grade
Wait outside of school for student to be sent out
Students are required to:
- To show their classroom teacher the note, so teacher is aware student will be leaving early;
- Solely responsible for leaving the classroom a few minutes before time of pick-up by Legal Guardian
- Complete the sign-out sheet
- *Office staff will let student know when their pick-up has arrived at the front doors
- Come to the office to hand-in the note
- Wait, quietly on the bench outside the office for pick-up.
All students, regardless of reason, must sign-in at the front desk prior to returning to class.
Students Who Fall Sick During School Hours a
Students are not allowed to walk or take transit home on their own. It is the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s) to pick up the student and physically come into the office to sign the student out when they are ill.
Emails can be sent to Mrs. Burrill firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Ditlof email@example.com. Call display is unreliable and we are more often than not, unable to verify to whom we are speaking. As a precaution, we will not be taking any over-the-phone permissions for students to leave the school.
When to Send A Note for your child:
To leave the school for any reason;
To excuse a late;
To inform Phys. Ed. Staff of an injury limiting participation
Attendance in PE
When students are unable to participate in P.E. classes, they will be required to do a written assignment related to the activity/topic being covered in class at that time. Specifics will be determined by the teacher and by the student.
In accordance with the Alberta Education Program of Study Guide, students can only be exempted from participation in Physical Education for religious or medical reasons.
- If you feel your child should be exempt for religious reasons, you must submit your statement requesting this exemption in writing.
- For medical reasons, a note written by a medical practitioner with statement of activities in which the student is not able to participate must be sent to the school.
In all cases, when an exemption is granted, other activities consistent with the aim and outcomes of the program will substituted where appropriate.
Did You Know?
According to “The School Act,” the only absences that can be excused are illness, medical / dental appointments, recognized religious holidays,suspensions from school and unavoidable emergency situations!
Sickness or Injury
Visit our Illness & Medical page for more information about students who become ill or suffer an injury in class.