Attendance

Attendance Line: 403-777-8680 ext. 1

If your child will be absent or late from school, please phone the school 403-777-8680, press option # 1 and leave a message on the attendance line, even if you have provided a note to your child’s teacher. The Absence Line is available 24 hours per day, including weekends. Please do not email absence information as our school email account is not checked before attendance is done for the day.

When leaving an absence message, we request that you

  •  speak slowly and clearly
  • provide your child’s first and last names, spelling each name if required
  • provide their grade and teacher
  • provide the reason for your child’s absence as well as the anticipated length

We wish to extend our thanks and appreciation to those parents who do call in for their children’s absences or lates. If we have not heard from you and your child is absent, we will take the time to contact you to assure the safety of your child. With such a large school population, we need everyone’s cooperation in reporting their children’s absence from, or late arrival to, school before the start of each school day.

Student Sign-out

Learn about our student sign-out procedures on our Security page.

Extended Absences

If your child will be absent for an extended amount of time or you plan an extended absence for your child, please provide the school with the details of the absence and arrange to meet with administration to discuss the learning impact of this extended absence.

Inclement Weather

Please visit our Cold Weather Days page for information on weather-related school operation and policies.

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Attendance in MyCBE / PowerSchool

Our student information system, MyCBE / PowerSchool provides parents 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:

  • (_) =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 in PowerSchool. 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.​​​​​​​​

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