Attendance Line: 403-777-7870 Ext.1.
Achievement in school is very closely related to attendance. Students are legally required to attend as regularly as possible.
Parents are asked to phone the school at the number above or send a note if their son/daughter will be absent. The note should be signed by a parent or guardian and submitted to the main office. Excessive unexcused absences from school will result in an Attendance Improvement Plan. Chronic unexcused absences may lead to a referral to the Attendance Board.
Students who are not in their homerooms (with their school supplies for that morning or afternoon) by: 9:10 a.m.; or in period 5 after lunch are considered late. Late students are to report to the office and sign the "late book" and pick up a "late slip". The student is responsible for returning the late slip to their homeroom teacher. If the time is past 9:12 a.m. or after lunch, the slip does not go to the homeroom teacher, but to the teacher of the class the student has next.
Students are responsible for arriving for all classes on time. Unexcused lates between classes are handled by the receiving teacher. *Please note that parents can access the record of attendance for their student(s) on PowerSchool.
A dated note signed by a parent/guardian requesting an early dismissal is to be brought to the school office prior to morning homeroom.
When it has been determined that a student will be absent for an extended period (3 days or more), and he/she is capable of doing school work at home, parents are invited to contact their child’s homeroom teacher or the main office, so that your student has the necessary work for them to complete at home. Two days’ notice is required for homework requests.
There are generally two ‘types’ of absences:
When possible, students should utilize D2L/Brightspace to stay in touch with what’s happening in class. Students are asked to see their teachers when they return to school following an illness. Teachers will negotiate with the individual student regarding a reasonable date for work completion. Should a student be away from school due to illness for an extended period of time, we would encourage you to contact your child’s teacher and they will help ensure your student has the necessary work for them to complete at home.
2. Vacation, Out of School Activities or Field Trips
We certainly understand the value of a family vacation, and recognize that it is not always possible to take that family vacation during school holiday time. However, it is very difficult for teachers to assume the responsibility for “re-teaching” the concepts, and ensuring that students are “caught up” when they return.
We need your help. Should your family choose to enjoy a vacation during school time, we would request the following:
- Families are strongly encouraged to schedule vacation time that coincides with school scheduled breaks.
- Please ensure that both the office and teachers are informed about a family vacation at least a week in advance. The work will be provided upon the student’s return to school. While away, students should utilize D2L.
- In either case, it is the responsibility of the student to see the teacher, and to make up the work missed.