Attendance Line: 403-777-6900 ext. 1

Regular attendance is a requirement of being enrolled in school. Consistent attendance, punctuality, and good work habits are essential for success.

If students are absent for any part of the school day, parents/guardians are expected to call the school’s 24 hour attendance line by 8:45 AM to advise us of the nature of the absence. If an absence or late is not reported, the student will be considered truant and the parents/guardians will be contacted. Willow Park School uses the SchoolMessenger automated call-out system for all unreported absences.

Please contact the school office should you have any concerns. It is the student's responsibility to obtain and complete all of the work missed while absent. 

Late Arrival/Early Departure

Students are expected to be in the building by the warning bell  of 9:10 AM and seated at their desks and prepared for class at the late bell 9:12 AM. If a student arrives at school after the late bell, they will have been recorded as being absent and must report to the office for a late slip before they are admitted into class. If a student needs to leave school prior to dismissal time, parents/guardians are to call the office at 403-777-6900 ext. 0 to advise the office staff.  Students may not go home during school hours unless someone in authority has contacted the office to give permission for them to do so. 

Family Vacation/Leave of Absence

Students who have a pre-arranged absence of 3 or more days must have an Extended Leave of Absence Form completed by their parent/guardian. This form can be obtained from the office or from the link to the right under 'Resources'. 

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​​​Attendance in MyCBE

Our student information system, MyCBE provides parents, guardians 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:

  • (P) =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.. 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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