Attendance Line: 403-253-2261 (ext. 1)

We believe that regular and punctual attendance is essential to student success. The Attendance Policy at Henry Wise Wood is based on the following principles:

  • Regular attendance is the responsibility of the student and parent/guardian.
  • The role of the teacher is to encourage full attendance and support this by:
  • The administration, with support from teachers, counsellors and parents/guardians, is responsible to work with students to resolve patterns of attendance that impact student success.

Guiding Priorities

  • Improve student attendance to support increased student achievement and success 
  • Activate teacher discretion by balancing flexibility with a clear guideline based structure 
  • Build on our existing policies


When attendance impacts student success, the following will occur:

  • Teacher: speaks with student, communicates with other teachers, communicates with parent/guardian (phone call, email)  
  • Assistant Principal, Counsellor meet with student and/or parent to create a support plan
  • The support plan may include Student Learning Team Meeting, Wise Time, Test Centre, Attendance meetings
  • Support plan will be shared with the Learning Team (teachers, parents/guardians, student)


Students are responsible for work, assignments, quizzes missed during their absence. Students participating on a field trip are expected to plan accordingly and are responsible for any work missed in other classes. Final exams are only available during secured exam sessions. A missed exam can be written in the next secured exam session.

Reporting Absences/Lates:

When a student:

  • Leaves during the day- students must sign out at the Main Office. Contact with parent or guardian is required
  • Is absent or late call the attendance line at 253-2261 (ext. 1)
  • Is absent for an exam-parent contacts the teacher before the test or on the day of absence

Extended Absences (3- 5 consecutive school days):

Extended Absences from school may jeopardize student achievement. Students and parents are asked to fill out a form notifying the school of any extended absence. This form is available from the main office.

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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.​​​​​​​​