Student Attendance & Absence

Reporting a Student Absence

Please call the school, before the start of the day, at 604-824-7481 to report a student absence.   Alternatively, email the school at msms@sd33.bc.ca giving the student's first and last name and reason for absence.

Arrival/Dismissal
The school front doors open at 8:00 am
As the days darken and the mornings get cooler, make sure your children have appropriate clothing if they have to wait outdoors.

The area in front of the school is for bus-use only.
Please collect your children from the South car park (off-Cumberland near Twin Rinks).  There is also parking on Cumberland Avenue.  The bus bay becomes very congested as the busses arrive.

Student Attendance
Classroom instructional time is very valuable!  In order to successfully learn, students must regularly be here and be on time! We inform our students that school is their job, and since as adults, they would be expected to be at work and be there on time.

Please make every effort to reinforce regular and prompt arrival to school.
Patterns of regular non-attendance or lateness will impact learning and parents will be contacted by phone or letter seeking support in promoting regular, prompt attendance. If your child arrives after 8:30 am they will require a sign-in slip from the office which should then be given to the teacher.

Children that are ill
Everyone is mindful of how quickly illness can spread through a class or the school.
It is important to note that if your child is ill, keep them home.  Please do not send a sick child to school hoping that they may get better.  Err on the side of caution; and keep your child home to help prevent others from becoming sick.

Signing Your Child Out
If during the day you wish to take your child out of school (i.e., Doctor/Dentist or other appointments), please send a note to school with your child and have them give it to office for processing.  It is very important for us to know when a child has left the building/grounds.  Upon returning the same day, please have your child to come to the office and sign back in.

 

 

 

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