Attendance Line: 403-777-6163 ext. 1.
Report all absents/lates to the Student Absence Line above or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do leave the students name, the room number or teacher‟s name, and the reason.
To encourage students to show up for classes on time, we have implemented a late policy. Students who are late arriving at the school will be asked to enter through the main office and pick up a late slip. If students are late between classes they are asked to go to class and their teacher will record the student's attendance as a late arrival. If lates become an ongoing issue, the school will communicate with parents to support their child arriving to class on time. Consequences for ongoing unexcused lates will involve students making up missed time at lunch or after school. This will be a discussion with students and parents. Please note: student attendance can be monitored by parents through their PowerSchool account.
Attendance is completed by teachers every period of the day in PowerSchool. Parents can view attendance data and information for their student by logging into their own PowerSchool account. We must verify all absences, so the school will contact (email or by phone call) you if your child is not in class and you have not already informed the office of the absence. It is the responsibility of schools to ensure that parents are informed promptly when the attendance of students is not satisfactory. As mentioned in our Late Policy, students with unexcused lates will make up time missed. Instances of excessive unexcused lates or chronic absences may be put on an Attendance Improvement Plan (AIP) or it will result in a referral to CBE‟s Attendance Officer.
We appreciate parents efforts to support the Alberta Education requirement that their child attend school regularly and punctually. Parents are required to inform the school every day your child is late or absent, explaining the reason for the absence or late. Absences for reasons other than illness or medical/dental appointment will be recorded as ‘unexcused’. Students who are dismissed for appointments during the school day will need a written note signed by their parents delivered to the office or a phone call from their parent. Students must sign out through the office before they leave the school.
If a student arrives at school after 9:10 am, he or she must sign in at the office and receive a late entry slip. Students who miss class because they are late or absent (excused or unexcused) need to contact their teachers to review expectations for missed work and assignments. Students who need to leave the school during the day will be required to check out at the main office by presenting a note signed by the parent or a phone call, which states the reason and time for the checkout.
Students will show the note to their teacher, be dismissed from their class and they will then bring the note to the office to get signed out. They are not to leave the building before doing this.