Attendance Line: 403-777-7995 ext. 1.
If your child(ren) will be late or absent, please email VCAttendance@cbe.ab.ca or call the office attendance line at 403-777-7995 ext 1 to leave a message, 24 hours a day.
Teachers will follow up on noticeable absenteeism, while chronic absenteeism or lates will be followed up by the teacher or school administration. Referrals will be made to the CBE’s Attendance Officer, if appropriate.
Students who arrive late must report to the office for a late slip before going to class, otherwise a phone call home may be made to report the student absent. Late slips are given to the teacher. Teachers do not accept students who are late unless they have a late slip. Students who miss class because they are late or absent need to contact their teachers to review expectations for missed work or assignments.
Students who have an appointment or have to leave school before regular dismissal time must sign out at the office. Permission to be excused from school can only be granted by the office upon request by a parent or guardian. Under no circumstances shall a student leave the school grounds during instructional hours without first obtaining permission from the office.
- Students in Grades 4 - 6 are not permitted to leave the school grounds at any time except with parent permissions.
- Students in Grades 7 - 9 may only leave the campus during the lunch hour.
We understand that lengthy absences may occur due to family holidays or other events. In the case of an extended absence, parents need to notify the teacher and office with reasonable warning. Teachers are not responsible for assigning homework and catching up is the student’s responsibility. Extended absences, if not for medical reasons, are considered as unexcused absences in a student’s record.