Attendance Line: 403-777-6930 ext. 1

Phone In For Safety

The “Phone-in for Safety” program is a program whereby staff/or a SchoolMessenger program will phone parents if a student has an unexplained absence. Please phone the school’s attendance line when your child is absent or late to help facilitate this process. 


Students arriving late to school are missing valuable learning time. Those few minutes add up over the course of the year. They also interfere in the learning of other students. 

CBE Administrative Regulation 6020 - Attendance of Students states: “The Calgary Board of Education believes that there is a strong positive correlation between attendance and effective education. Therefore, students registered in schools or programs shall attend regularly and punctually. It shall be the responsibility of parents to ensure compliance with this requirement, and the responsibility of schools to ensure that parents are informed promptly when attendance of students is not satisfactory.” 

We Believe in Academic Success

We believe that good attendance is an important factor contributing to the academic success of students. To keep you informed of your child’s class attendance in a timely manner, we will be using  SchoolMessenger to notify you by phone  whenever  your  child  is  marked  absent  from  class  and  we  have  not  received  a  call  from  the  parents. The phone  calls  will  be  made  each  morning  and  afternoon  after  attendance  is  taken. Upon  receiving  an  absence  message from SchoolMessenger for Grant MacEwan School, please call the school to let us know the reason for the absence or it will be marked as an unexcused absence.  

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​​​Attendance in MyCBE

Our student information system, MyCBE provides parents, guardians and students with access to detailed attendance information. For help creating an account or signing in, please visit Technical Support for Students & Parents.

Attendance records are available in Grades and Attendance or Attendance History. Common attendance codes are:

  • (P) =Present
  • A = Absent
  • L = Late
  • IL = Illness
  • AP = Absent - Parent Called
  • LVE = Leave Early
  • MA = Appointment

A legend of all the attendance codes are available at the bottom of the attendance charts.. To discuss any discrepancies, please contact the school office.

Attendance Expectations at the CBE

We believe there is a strong correlation between attendance and effective education. The CBE Administrative Regulation 6020 - Attendance of Students​ regulation applies to all of our students, and outlines the responsibilities for students, parents and school staff.​​​​​​​​