Attendance Line: 403-243-8880 Extension 1
There is a great deal of research confirming a direct correlation between regular, punctual attendance with academic success. CMHS is committed to supporting student success.
It is an expectation that all students are in attendance and on time for all of their classes.
We understand that at times being absent from school is unavoidable. Parents/guardians are expected to call the school to report any excused absences. An excused absence does not excuse course work. Students must always meet course outcomes. Absences where the school has not been notified will appear as “unexcused.”
Key Steps In CMHS Attendance Policy:
1. Teacher Calls Home
After approximately 5 excused or unexcused absences in any one course the classroom teacher will call parents to dis-cuss the impact of attendance on achievement.
2: Letter Sent Home
After approximately 10 excused or unexcused absences in any one he teacher and the school administration will send an attendance letter home to parents.
After approximately 15 excused or unexcused absences in any one will arrange a parent meeting to create an "Attendance Improvement Plan" for the Follow up meetings may be arranged by administration.
When attendance continues to impact achievement a student may be removed from a course, in an attempt to improve achievement in other areas, be given an opportunity to work in an on-line setting or distance education, seek employment, or be withdrawn from school.
If a student is withdrawn from school, then school administration will work with the student and parents to develop an exit and re-entry plan.
Exit prior to high school completion is never final. We are committed to sup-porting students in finding the right avenue to high school completion.
We do have an automated system that does call home each time you are absent or late from a class. When inputting attendance, sometimes errors occur and if this happens, please have your teacher contact the Main Office. Office staff will make the necessary corrections.
If a student must be away from school for a period of 3 or more consecutive days an "Extended Leave Form” (available from the Main Office) is to be completed. This form is a source of communication that excuses the absence but not the course work and meeting the course outcomes is still a requirement