Attendance Line: 403-777-8063 ext. 1
Regular attendance and punctuality are required of all students by CBE Policy. Parents are requested to inform the school by calling the attendance line phone number prior to the start of the school day or by note if a student is to be late or absent. If sending a note, a brief explanation is requested. The office staff will attempt to contact parents at home or work if a student is absent and we have not been informed.
Teachers will follow up on noticeable absenteeism, while chronic absenteeism or lates will be followed up by the teacher or school administration. Referrals will be made to the attendance officer, if appropriate.
Students who arrive late must report to the office for a late slip before going to class, otherwise a phone call home may be made to report the student absent. Late slips are given to the teacher. Teachers do not accept students who are late unless they have a late slip.
Appointments During the Day
If your child will be leaving school for an appointment during the school or will be picked up early, parents are asked to send a note or email to the teacher or the school office indicating the pickup time and reason for the absence (eg dentist appointment). For safety and security:
- Students may not leave the school during regular hours without first reporting to the office
- Students leaving the school must be signed out in the office
- Students leaving with an adult other than their own parent must have a signed release note or contact the office by phone
Extended Absences may occur due to family holidays or other events. In the case of an extended absence, parents need to notify the teacher and office with reasonable warning and fill out the extended absence form. Teachers are not responsible for assigning homework and catching up is the student’s responsibility. Extended absences, if not for medical reasons, are considered as unexcused absences in a student’s record.