Student Absence Procedures

Attendance, Lates and Early Dismissal

Attendance Procedures

To provide quality educational opportunities for all students, parents, students and the school must work closely in supporting regular daily attendance. If students are absent, parents are asked to call the school and report the absence on the attendance line at 403-242-8782. In addition you may also want to advise the teacher directly by phone or e-mail.

Extended Absence

In the event of any extended absence, other than illness, students must provide a note indicating the nature and duration of this absence. This note should be addressed to the principal and delivered one week prior to the start of the absence. Extended, “during the school year holidays” affect student performance. Please consider this carefully when planning holidays. Teachers are not obligated to provide instructional materials for students due to extended family holidays.

Arriving Late and Leaving Early

Students should arrive no later than 8:32 a.m. to allow 10 minutes for a locker visit and organization for the day before the start of period 1 at 8:48 a.m. Students should be seated in the classroom and ready to learn by 8:48 a.m. Students must report to the office when arriving late for school. Students are expected to arrive promptly to all classes. Individual incidents of tardiness will be handled by the classroom teachers. Chronic tardiness will result in a disciplinary action and parents will be contacted. In the event tardiness continues to be a problem, administration will become involved. Students leaving school at any time during the day must be signed out by a parent or guardian at the office.

Early Arrival

Students should arrive no earlier than 8:00 am. at which time doors are opened and supervision provided. The only exceptions to this rule are early extra-curricular, supervised activities. Before and after school care is available through Cottage Care at 403-242-1244.

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