Attendance Line: 403-777-6230 extension 1
Attendance is taken daily. If your child is going to be absent, please notify the school.This is a 24-hour answering machine. Please do not leave messages regarding attendance in teachers’ personal voicemail boxes.
We must verify all absences, so the office will call you if your child is not in class and we have not heard from you by 9:25 AM Incidences of chronic absenteeism will be referred to CBE’s attendance officer.
Children who arrive at school after 9:10 AM must come directly to the office to sign in and receive a late slip. Children who arrive later than 9:40 need to be signed into the office by parents. Children who have appointments or have to leave before regular dismissal time require parents to come into the office to sign them out. If you are sending a friend or relative to pick up your child, please inform the school in writing or by telephone. We want to ensure that our students are leaving the school with a legitimate caregiver known to the parents / guardians.
Occasionally students are absent or late for school for planned or unintended reasons. It is very important that students maintain punctual attendance habits. Positive attendance habits promote academic success and serve people well throughout their lives. We expect students will attend school every day unless they are sick or have appointments that cannot be scheduled outside school time. We do not recommend that students take extended absences in the middle of the school year. It is recommended that families plan extended leaves during winter, spring, or summer break; thereby ensuring students’ educational experiences are not interrupted. Homework is not provided for students on extended vacations during school time.
We are responsible for ensuring all children get on the bus at the end of the day; we require a phone call or note to excuse your child from the ride home or to allow him/her to get off the bus at a different stop. Be sure to notify the school ahead of time if you plan to pick up your child so that the bus is not waiting while we search for her/him. Bus monitors take attendance every day before the bus departs.