Attendance

Attendance Line: 403-777-6940 ext. 1

Attendance is taken as soon after the bell rings as possible.  Our school secretary contacts parents whose children are absent without previous notice. Please call the 24-hour absence line if your child is going to be late because of an appointment or absent for any reason. If you arrive after the other students have entered the classroom, your child must report to the office before coming to class.  As much as possible please get your child to report to the office on their own as it fosters independence. 

Remember to report absences due to illness, appointments, lateness, etc. before school starts by calling us at the number above. We ask that you leave a message, providing the student's name, teacher and reason for absence.  Please speak clearly.

If your child will miss school, please call the school attendance line prior to 7:30 AM. It is essential for the front office, with only one secretary, to be able to listen to the absences when arriving at school and to immediately mark them ill/absent. Taking attendance early and efficiently in the morning is essential to ensuring everyone is accounted for and safely at school.

Teaching children to be punctual is a very important life skill. As working parents we all know how difficult mornings can be, yet it is essential to ensure that children arrive at school on time for a many reasons: The beginning of the day sets the tone for the day. Essential information is shared with students at the beginning of class. If late by 10 or 15 minutes, the child misses these instructions. Arriving late to class disrupts the students who are already engaged in their learning and it forces the teacher to re-explain what is going on to the late student – and if there are 4 students arriving late in one class, the teacher will have to restart 4 times – imagine the time lost! Therefore, we encourage everyone, to make it to school five or 10 minutes earlier in order to arrive on time. We thank you in advance for your support with this. It will make a huge impact in all classes and the office each and every day.

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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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