Attendance

Attendance Line: 403-777-7520 ext. 1.

If students are going to be absent, we ask that a guardian call the school and leave a message at the number above. If a message has not been received by 9:15 AM for morning or all day absences / lates or 12:55 PM for afternoon absences / lates, a call will be made to the guardian's’ daytime phone number.

Students who are absent from school for any reason are responsible for all work assigned or studied during their absence.

Teachers will be calling home before 5 absences and if needed before 7 absences to make sure that parents are aware of how many days are being missed. Prior to 10 absent days, administration will be advised and will be calling home proactively. If this has not helped the situation and absences are still occurring, parents will be asked to come into the school and working cooperatively with the student, teachers and admin create an Attendance Improvement Plan. 

Medical Appointment vs. Lates  

Students who are late to school for any reason must report to the office to sign in. 

Medical Appointment (MA) are excused: A student returning from a medical appointment or emergency, whereby the legal guardian has called the school. 

Lates (L) are unexcused: A student has accidentally slept in or lost track of time. 

Leaving School During the Day

Legal Guardians must notify the office, either in writing or by a phone call, when their child needs to leave early for appointments.

  • Legal Guardians of students in Grades 5 & 6 must sign out their child at the office. 
  • Students in Grades 7-9 can sign themselves out, as long as parents have called the school and spoken directly with office personnel.

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 call a parent from the school phone. Students will not be allowed to leave school without parental consent. 

Bus Attendance

We are responsible for ensuring that all students get on the bus at the end of the day; and therefore, we require a phone call or written note excusing them from the ride home or to allow them to get off the bus at a different stop. 

Extended Absence 

Students who will be missing an extended period of learning should obtain an Extended Absence Form from the office. Students should also be accessing their classroom D2L shells during their absence to ensure that they keeping up with their leaning and assignments.


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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:

  • (_) =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.​​​​​​​​

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