All students are expected to attend classes regularly and punctually (Alberta School Act.) Research and experience show that regular attendance is an important factor in high achievement. Parents/guardians are asked to contact the office (phone call, email or note) when your student is absent.
Note: If a parent/guardian does not contact the office to explain a student absence, an automated phone call, text, and/or email will be sent to the parent. This is to ensure that parents are aware of every absence a student has.
Students who must leave school during the school day for whatever reasons must sign out in the office and check in at the office upon return.
The Livingstone Range School Division's Administrative Procedure 330, #5 states that it is the school administration's responsibility to determine what shall be considered an excusable absence or late. Administrative Procedure 330 provides a list of what is classified as an excusable absence or late. Only administration can excuse absences. Students must notify the office prior to, or on the day of, their absence.
Students are expected to maintain a minimum attendance record of 90%, regardless of whether the absences are excused or unexcused. Students who do not meet this benchmark will be supported in one or more of the following ways:
- conference with the student and/or parent(s)
- adjustment of programs or schedules
- appropriate counselling
- other appropriate action
If a student arrives 15 minutes or more after the start of class, they will be considered absent for attendance purposes. It is important they still attend so that they do not fall further behind.