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Attendance

ABSENCES & LATES (ATTENDANCE)

 

Attendance Procedures

If students are absent, or leave/arrive before/after medical appointments, please contact Melissa Cerro in the Attendance Office, (905) 326-7994 ext. 101.

 

Absences
Regular attendance and punctuality are a vital part of learning and are directly related to student success. Students will attend and participate in all of their classes regularly and be punctual. The only valid reasons for absences are:
  • illness;
  • parent/guardian authorized reason;
  • authorized school activity; or
  • religious observance.
Teachers must be notified in advance when a student will be absent for appointments, field trips, etc. It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with individual teachers to complete missed assignments and evaluations. Students are responsible for all work missed during absences. Students must be prepared to submit assignments or complete evaluations on the day that they return from a valid absence, or at a time that is determined in discussion in completing the student success plan with the teacher.
If a student is absent, their parent/guardian must phone the school or provide a note with the student’s name, date of absence(s), the reason for the absence and a parent/guardian signature. The note is to be submitted to the office when the student returns to school prior to 8:25 am.
If a student must leave during the day for any reason, he/she must sign out at the office with parent/guardian permission. Upon return from their appointment, the student must sign in at the office.
 
Lates
Students who are late must proceed directly to class and the teacher will adjust the attendance record. However, if a student first arrives to school after first period he/she must sign in at the office before proceeding to class.
Students are expected to be on time for all classes. Persistent lates will be dealt with by the teacher and/or an administrator.
 
Extended Absence
The school does not endorse extended absences due to personal vacations. Past experience clearly shows that such absences often compromise the learning process. We urge students and parents to carefully consider the implications of such a decision. Students will write their exams at the place, time and date indicated on the exam schedule.  Students cannot be exempted from exams for activities such as:  camps, sports events, family holiday or employment (see section on Examinations).
A student who will be absent for three or more days at the request of parents or guardians must complete a “Request for Temporary Withdrawal” form in advance of the absence and submit it to the office.
 
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