Attendance Line: 403-777-6244 extension 1
Attendance and Lates
In order to ensure that all children arrive at school safely, parents are asked to inform the school whenever their child will be late or absent. Please call our attendance line or send a note in advance, in the case of an appointment or family holidays. If we have not heard from you, our office staff will attempt to contact you at home or at work. All students who arrive late will be required to enter through the main doors, and report to the office for a late slip before proceeding to class.
Family Vacations – Extended Absences
The Alberta School Act requires regular attendance and it is recommended that vacations and extended absences take place during scheduled breaks.
If you are planning to remove your child from school, please contact the school office and the classroom teacher. If the absence is more than one week, we request that parents complete and sign an “Extended Absence” form. Please note that the school cannot grant approval to be absent, but simply records the parental intent to have the student discontinue attendance.
While we appreciate that travel provides a valuable learning opportunities, we know that extended absences can have an impact on achievement. Most of the learning activities that take place in the classroom cannot be replicated when a child is absent and teachers cannot provide extra programming or homework during extended breaks.