Attendance Line: 403-777-6080 ext. 1.

Students are expected to attend school regularly and be on time for classes. The responsibility of regular and punctual attendance, which is necessary for satisfactory school progress, is with the parent and the student. We will continue to fulfil our responsibility of encouraging, recording, monitoring and reporting attendance and punctuality. Calls home, formal letters, meetings with parents or the development of an Attendance Improvement Plan (AIP) may occur to deal with exceptional cases of unsatisfactory attendance, including time missed due to chronic lates.

Please phone our 24-hour absence line above to leave a message if your child will not be in school or will be late. If your child is not in school when attendance is taken and you have not notified us, the school will make every effort to contact you to verify the absence. In the interests of the safety of your children, it is most important that the school has up-to date telephone numbers for parents/guardians and emergency contact numbers for friends/sitters. If changes occur during the year, please contact the office.

Early Pick-Up

When an early pick up is necessary, please provide a note giving the date and time the student(s) need to leave school. Students will not be dismissed early without parental notification to the school. All parents are requested to sign children out at the school office if they are leaving school during regular instructional hours. Students need to be “checked” back in if returning during class time. If parents/guardians will be picking up students over the lunch hour, written or telephone notice needs to be given to the teacher or the office prior to the time lunch hour begins.

Late Procedures

Students who are late in arriving at school in the morning or afternoon must report to the office to obtain a late slip before going to class. Students are to show it to their teachers when they arrive at their class.

Early Arrival

Students are expected to arrive at the school after 8:25 AM on school days, as there is no supervision prior to these times.

Extended Absence

Long absences from school can be detrimental to student achievement and are discouraged. Please inform the school of planned extended absences. It is expected that students will have parent-directed academic tasks while they are away which may include journal writing, documentation of travel and so on.

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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.​​​​​​​​

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