Attendance phone number 613-548-4393
If Students Are Absent From SChool
Parents/Guardians are asked to call the Attendance Office when student is absent from school - 613-548-4393
You are expected to attend school regularly and to attend all classes. Frequent absences from class may affect your mark. If you are absent from school or miss any class without permission, you are considered to be truant. Your parent/guardian will be informed. Continued staying away from school without permission will be treated as a discipline matter and will be referred to a Vice-Principal. Consequences may include academic detentions, attendance contracts, suspension, and withdrawal from your program of study.
School starts at 8:17 a.m. Arriving on time is an expectation in school, in the workplace and in personal relationships. If you are late, you inconvenience both your teachers and your classmates. Normally a teacher will accept you into class up to the ten-minute bell. If you arrive to school after 8:45 a.m., you must sign in at the Attendance Office with the attendance secretary. If you arrive late in the afternoon, report to the Attendance Office upon your arrival to school. If you are late repeatedly, your parent/guardian may be advised. Your teacher may give you a detention to make up for the missed time. Repeated lateness may result in a referral to a Vice-Principal for further action.
When you are absent from school, your parent or guardian must phone the school on the day you are absent. If the school has not been notified on the date of your absence, you must bring a dated note, signed by a parent or guardian, indicating the reason for your absence. The note is to be given to your homeform teacher or the attendance secretary.
The calendar in this planner contains important dates of events in the school year. The school strongly recommends that families not plan vacations during regularly scheduled school time.
If you are going to be absent from school for an extended period (i.e. 3 or more days) you must complete the Extended Absence Form. This form is available in the Attendance Office and requires parent or guardian signature.
FINAL EXAMINATIONS and CULMINATING ACTIVITIES
Examinations and Culminating Activities are held during the last two weeks of the semester. Students must write examinations and culminating activities at the scheduled time. The only exceptions are conflicts in the schedule, court order, family emergency with a parent/guardian note, or medical reasons verified by a doctor’s certificate. Students will be given a schedule of the culminating activities and the final examinations by their teacher.
Students with conflicts, that is two exams at the same time, will be given an alternate schedule. Do not plan holidays or employment during the examination dates or the two preceding weeks. In order to protect the security of the exam, exams will not be written in advance of their scheduled date and time. Students absent from an exam with a legitimate reason will be scheduled to write the exam on a given date in the conflict room. If you arrive late to an exam without a legitimate reason, the time remaining for the exams is the same.
IF FAMILY PLANS OR PERSONAL PLANS CONFLICT WITH THESE EVALUATION DATES, REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO THE PRINCIPAL.
When it is necessary for a student to leave school during the day, a note is required from a parent or guardian. The note must be given to the attendance secretary. If you are over the age of 18, you are to sign-out in the Attendance Office.