Attendance Line: 403-777-8250 ext. 1
If your child will be absent or late from school, please phone the school at the number above. The line is available 24 hours a day, including weekends.
When leaving an absence message, we request that you:
- speak slowly and clearly
- provide your child’s first and last names, spelling each name if required
- provide their grade and teacher
- provide the reason for your child’s absence as well as the anticipated length
School Messenger will always call parents or guardians when students are absent even if the home has already called the school.
Every Day Counts
We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. When students miss too much school it can cause them to fall behind academically. Regular school attendance is an important life skill on the path to graduation and future employment.
Did you know?
- By grade 3, students with regular attendance are more likely to read at grade level.
- By grade 6, regular attendance is a predictor of high school completion.
- By grade 9, regular attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than test scores.
Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:
- Listen and show an interest in your child's day.
- Encourage your child to do well in school and praise their success.
- Help your child maintain daily routines such as, eating breakfast, turning off electronics two hours before bedtime and going to bed early.
- If possible try to schedule dental and medical appointments after school hours or on days off from school.
- Send your child to school unless sick.
- It may be a concern if your child is often sick, complains about going to school and/or struggles with school work.
- Ask for help from the school before the problem gets too big. No problem is too small.
Let us know how we can best support you and your child so they can attend school regularly and punctually.