There is a direct relationship between attendance and academic success in school. Students absent from class are missing out on key learning opportunities and chances to work cooperatively with peers and teachers. Therefore, every attempt should be made by students and their families to minimize the amount of time absent from school.
Please take a look at the Attendance Matters flyer below, and feel free to contact the grade counsellor if you have any questions.
Procedures for Parents
It is the responsibility of students, with the support of their parents, to attend and be on time for all their classes.
TO REPORT AN ABSENCE:
Email: email@example.com (preferred)
*Please remember to include the words absence or attendance in the subject line
Call Attendance Line: 604-903-3707
WHEN REPORTING AN ABSENCE:
You may report an absence on same the day up until 3:00 pm to avoid a phone call, or days in advance.
- First Name
- Last Name (if leaving a voice message please spell the last name)
- Date of absence (whole day/portion of the day)
- Explanation for absence (“excused”, “ill”, “appointment”, “vacation”). It is critical that student absence explanations are specific to ensure accurate reporting
to the School District and Public Health Unit.
- Your name & relationship with the student (only messages from parents and legal guardians are accepted)LEAVING SCHOOL WHEN CLASSES HAVE BEGUN:
If a student is leaving the school for any reason, parental permission is required and they must sign in and/or out at the office that day.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU RECEIVE A PHONE CALL:
To see details, including the class and period of absence, please log in to the Parent Portal. On the left you will find the 'Recent Activity' box. Uncheck the 'Grades' button and you will see the attendance listed for your child.
If your child says they were in class, they must speak with the teacher who marked them away. Please note: only that teacher can verify and change the attendance if they were in class.
Thank you for your cooperation!