Attendance

Attendance Line: 403-777-7720 Option 1

Absences

If students are going to be absent from school, we ask that parents call the school and leave a message on our attendance line (403-777-7720 - Option 1) or email us at nickleattendance@cbe.ab.ca. Please ensure a message has been received by 9:30 A.M. for the morning or all day absences/lates or 2:00 P.M. for afternoon absences/lates. Parents will be contacted by email and/or text if no call is received.

Students who are absent from school for any reason are responsible for all work assigned or studied during their absence. If absences are excessive, it may be necessary to develop an Attendance Improvement Plan and/or refer the student to the Attendance Officer.

Lates

Students who are late to school for any reason must report to the office to sign in. An excused late is defined by being late to school because of an appointment, funeral, etc. Missing alarms, accidentally sleeping in, etc. are unexcused lates. Parents can call the attendance line to excuse the late or the student may bring in the appointment card. All other lates are considered to be unexcused. Students who have excessive lates or absences may be dealt with at the Administrative level. This may also include students who are continually late between classes.

Leaving for Appointments

Students who need to leave school early for appointments must be signed out by a parent or guardian or bring a note from their parent(s) and take this note to the office at the appropriate time. Students may not leave the school without checking with the office. If a student becomes ill at school, they are to come to the office and phone a parent. Students will not be allowed to leave school without parental/guardian consent.

Extended Absence / Family Vacations

If you plan on going on a vacation please have the student come to the office for an extended absence form approximately 3 or 4 school days before you leave. This will give students enough time to see all of their teachers and find out about work they will be missing in class. If also gives us a heads up for the attendance absences.

It is expected that students will catch up on missed material and will submit assignments due during the absence either before leaving or within one week after returning.

Last modified on

​​​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.​​​​​​​​

Congratulations to the Lord Beaverbrook High School Jazz Band and Dr. E.W. Coffin School Grade 4, Room 5. They are finalists in the CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge. Check out their submissions! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/w1deVgh1NT https://t.co/pm7fX4SjDL https://t.co/jAub282BwY

RT @ZooSchoolyyc: How do we teach the value and importance of our connection to all living things? Maybe by getting to know our local neighbours? This is a concept our Chris Akkermann students are just beginning to understand. Have you spotted this local winter bird? https://t.co/W2MjY26FrR

RT @kinggeorgecbe: Le défi du flocon de neige a commencé! Comment est-ce que tous les élèves dans chaque classe vont créer un flocon de neige qui est aussi grand que Mme Shafina ou Mme Renée, en utilisant seulement le papier, les ciseaux et la laine? @CBELanguages #WeAreCBE https://t.co/F6vE6jP5td

RT @KeelerSchool: Grade 6 students created pictograph rocks using symbols and colours to communicate their connections to the land. #WeAreCBE #Keeler https://t.co/z18gyFvOZS

Check out this story about the @twowheelview 10-week Earn-A-Bike program at Crescent Heights High School. Students receive a refurbished bicycle, helmet and basic tools to maintain their new ride. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/95bxTQ7gli