Attendance

Attendance Line: 403-777-7670 ext. 1.

If students are not able to be at school, their parent/guardian is expected to phone the number above to report the absence; message can be left 24/7 on our attendance line.  Please state the student’s first and last name clearly, the homeroom, and the reason for the absence.  If a parent/guardian does not contact the school, an electronic messaging system will contact home to report the absence. These messages will be sent daily Monday to Thursday at 6:00pm and Friday at 3:00pm.

Sign Out Procedures / Illness At School

If students need to leave during the school day for a medical appointment or similar activity, they must sign out at the main office before leaving. Contact with a parent/guardian is required. If students are feeling ill at any time during the day, they should let their teacher know. They may send students to the main office to lie down and rest in our medical room. Students will not be dismissed from school until a parent/guardian has been contacted by the school staff.

Attendance Monitoring and Support

Staff will be monitoring your attendance and making contact with home by phone/email to discuss extended and unexcused absences with your parent/guardian. A plan for improvement will be discussed. Staff will document home contact in our Activity Tracking System as part of the process.

If efforts made by SJAM staff, you and your parent/guardian do not lead to increasing your attendance, one of our assistant principals will meet with you and your parent/guardian to review your attendance and create an Attendance Improvement Plan (AIP).

If your attendance still does not improve, additional strategies and interventions will be applied. These interventions could include conferences with CBE Family School Liaison supports or the CBE Attendance Officer. A referral to the Alberta Attendance Board might be made in cases where all other strategies and interventions have not led to an increase in your attendance. 

Late Policy

Students arriving late to school or to a class must check in at the main office first to receive a late slip. Present the late slip to your teacher as soon as you walk into your classroom. As a student, it is your responsibility to be in class and ready to begin work at the beginning of the class. To help you move quickly between classes, we play music during the class changes. When the music stops, you should be in your seat, ready to learn. 

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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.​​​​​​​​