Attendance Line: 403-777-8270 ext.1
It is important that you call the school for each day your child is going to be absent or arriving late. Please report all absences to the Attendance Line, which is available 24 hours every day.
Please leave the following information:
- name of student(s)
- reason for absence or lateness
- length of absence if known
Students are expected to arrive on time for school. If your child is late, they must come directly to the office to receive a late slip before proceeding to their class. Arriving late is disrespectful to teachers and fellow students. It interrupts the flow of a lesson and latecomers miss valuable learning opportunities. Remember the front entrance is only for students who arrive late.
We expect students to attend school every day. Please inform the office whenever your child will be late or absent from school. We request that students not be picked up early unless absolutely necessary, as this disrupts their learning and the learning of their classmates. At the same time, in order to protect the health of all of our staff and students, when your child is ill, please make arrangements so that they can stay home and get better. If your child becomes ill at school, you will be contacted and asked to pick up your child as soon as possible. If you are picking up your child for an appointment, please ensure you sign him/her out at the office.
If your child will be away on an extended family vacation, please send us a note or email with the dates that your child will be absent. If you call before or after school, please leave a message on voicemail. The office is open from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 12:50 PM - 4:00 PM. Students must be signed out in the office if they are leaving at a time other than regular school hours.
At times, parents take children out of school for a variety of reasons – holidays, family events, emergencies, etc. When this happens, parents have requested that teachers provide homework for their children. We offer these suggestions of activities for your child during their absence:
- Keep a journal – every day, write about your day. Draw a picture to illustrate what you did or saw in the day.
- Take pictures and create a travel diary.
- Access “Mathletics”.
- Make lists of new vocabulary and practice spelling.
- Make a list of words or phrases in the language of the country you are visiting.
- Calculate how much things cost in Canadian dollars (if somewhere with a different currency).
- Draw and label a map.
- Read, read, read; summarize what you have read.
- Write, write, write; stories, descriptions of settings, activities.
Teachers are not obligated to re-teach the curriculum that your child missed. Please consider how the absence will impact your child’s learning before planning absences from school.