Attendance and Absence Notification
Students are expected to attend school regularly, be punctual, and participate in all classes. Children who must leave for an appointment need to have a note, and must be picked up and signed out at the main office. If returning the same day, they are asked to sign in. Arrangements to go home with friends should be made prior to arriving at school and notes from the parents of both students must be received at the office.
The Advance Absence Program was put into place to help ensure that children arrive safely at school. Your cooperation in notifying the school when your child is absent for illness, appointments, etc. is essential and greatly appreciated. Simply leave us a message at 613-546-9454, the answering machine is available 24 hours a day.
It is also important that an emergency phone number be given on the pupil registration form in case of illness. The parent, guardian or emergency contact person will be called so that the student may convalesce in a more comfortable setting.
If a child arrives at school after the bells for classes have rung, they must check in at the office before proceeding to their classroom with a late slip. Repeated lateness will result in home contact.