Attendance

Attendance Line: 403-817-3508 (then press 1)

Every Day Counts

The Calgary Board of Education believes there is a strong positive correlation between attendance and a student’s success in school. Regular attendance at school maximizes student learning, school attachment and the potential for high school completion. Research indicates students who have frequent absences as early as kindergarten are the students at risk of dropping out of school. Other facts about attendance include:

As outlined in the Alberta Education Act, the responsibility for regular and punctual attendance, which is necessary for satisfactory school progress, lies with the student and parents/guardians.

Attendance is Taken Daily

If your child is late or going to be absent, it is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to notify the school. We must verify all absences, so the office will call or email if a child is not in class. If parents/guardians know that their child will be absent or late, please call the school office or leave a message on the attendance line (403-817-3508 and press 1) with details of the  absence.

Students who miss class because they are absent are expected to connect with their teachers to review expectations for missed work and assignments.

Punctuality is an important attribute for future success.  It is a matter of courtesy to teachers and fellow students to arrive to school and classes on time. Students arriving late in the morning or at noon must check in at the office before going to class. Teachers will monitor students who are arriving late for class during class changes. Students with unexcused lates will be required to make up missed time at lunch or after school during homework hotel times.

Students, who have an appointment or need to leave before regular dismissal time, must sign out at the office. Permission to be excused from school can only be granted by the office upon request by a parent or guardian. Under no circumstances should students leave the school grounds during instructional hours without first obtaining permission from the office.

Students With Attendance Concerns

  1. Homeroom teachers will monitor student attendance and make contact with home by phone or email to inform parents of concerns. A plan for improvement will be discussed.
  2. If efforts made by the Homeroom or classroom teacher are not effective, a referral will be sent to administration. An administrator will meet with the student and parent to review attendance concerns and develop an AIP (Attendance Improvement Plan.)
  3. If attendance does not improve, a number of supports/interventions could be put in place. These could include conferences with CBE family school liaison supports or the CBE attendance officer. A referral to the Alberta Attendance Board will be made in cases where the supports put in place have not had a positive impact on attendance.

Extended Absences

It is important for parents to understand that extended absences from school can have a significant impact on student learning and achievement. Families who know their student(s) will be absent from school for greater than 5 days need to obtain an extended absence form from the office and consult with their teachers before leaving. Students may be required to complete additional work and/or assignments upon their return.

Hallways & Class Changes

It is expected that students move quickly between classes. Students should not go to their lockers between classes except before and after Physical Education classes. Students should have the books/supplies necessary for periods 1-3 when they go to morning homeroom, and periods 4-6  following the lunch break. While in the hallways, respect for your fellow students is expected. Running, horseplay, and blocking the halls is not acceptable.

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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.​​​​​​​​

RT @yyCBEdu: Earlier today we shared an update with CBE families with some important system information https://t.co/I4ROzvbQ3E #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QYcLZRzma2

RT @UsihChristopher: Important: Anyone who has been directed to isolate by AHS must not return to school or their workplace during their isolation period. It is also important that if you’ve had a COVID-19 test, you must not return to school until you get your results, even if you are feeling better.

Wishing all our @PLougheedCBE families a Diwali that brings happiness, prosperity, and joy! https://t.co/6VE8YG3EyU

RT @yyCBEdu: A new daily COVID-19 symptoms checklist for children under 18 goes into effect on Monday, November 2. Please make sure to review the new checklist to determine if your child is able to go to school and if you need a COVID-19 test https://t.co/8bPGQxIDHl #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/GMtFtxKXPj

RT @UsihChristopher: There are a number of CBE & Alberta Health resources available to help families understand what they’re required to do if their child is sick – when you must isolate, when to be tested, how long you must stay home and when you can go back to school. For info, visit CBE website.

RT @UsihChristopher: Proud of the way the entire CBE community has come together to support the ongoing learning &wellbeing of our students. As the weather starts to become colder, it’ll be more important than ever for everyone to be mindful of the health regulations & to stay home if feeling unwell.

RT @yyCBEdu: It is important for your school to have your most up-to-date email address on file. We also recommend you subscribe to receive all SchoolMessenger email notices from your school and the system. Visit https://t.co/2TEnRV9cy9 for more information. #yycbe https://t.co/Zqg6VxLNNr

RT @yyCBEdu: Earlier today we shared an update with CBE families with some important system reminders and updated COVID-19 information https://t.co/ZGNBN2vWpZ #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/DCwakBgDGi

RT @yyCBEdu: As we prepare for school opening next week, we have created a series of videos to help our families better understand and see some of the different health measures that will be in place when schools open for in-person learning on Sept. 1 https://t.co/NpDIjlB8wi #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/hjNPjykmZa