To report an absence or late arrival, please call, 604-713-5159; Ext 72
Attendance, Absenteeism and Late Arrivals
It is important that all
students attend school regularly and on time.
There is a direct connection between daily attendance and success in
school. Arriving at school on time is so important for
your child’s success. The
first bell is at 8:55 and signals the time for all children to come to class. By the second bell at 9:00 am, everyone should have their coats and
belongings put away, and be sitting down
and ready to learn. Arriving late is disruptive to the class
and teacher, and may set your child off on the wrong foot for the day.
If your child is late, report to the office for a Welcome Slip if they
arrive past 9:15 am and then enter the classroom quietly,
respecting that class is in session. DO NOT interrupt the classroom.
If your child is going to be absent or late,
please call our new Safe Arrival phone line 604-713-5159 (School Code 72) prior
to 9AM on the first day of the absence. Students with unexplained
absences will be phoned by 10:00am.
provided outside each day from 8:40 – 8:55 am and 3:00 to 3:20 pm. Students should NOT arrive at school prior to 8:40 a.m.
After 3:20 p.m. staff will begin to call
parents/guardians as well as emergency contact numbers to pick up remaining
If your child is going to be absent for a lengthy trip
during the school year, their space will only be kept for a maximum of 30 calendar days. If your child
returns beyond this one-month time, the child will be re‑enrolled if there is still space in the school. If
there is no space, your child will be placed in another school where space is