Reporting Student Absences:
is of paramount importance at the Vancouver School District. Ensuring student safety is a shared
responsibility. In order to assist
schools, we ask parents to notify schools of student absences. If your child
will be absent from school, please phone the school to report this absence as
early as possible. Parents should leave a message on a dedicated answering
service by calling 604-713-5159, extension 87#.
Messages will be
received before the office is open. School offices are busy places: consistently
notifying the school in advance of your child’s absence will significantly
improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the safe arrival morning routine.
To report your
child's Absence – Please call 604-713-5159, extension 87# prior to 9 am on
the first day of the absence. You may report multiple-day absences at one time or, please call each day your child is absent if you do not know the duration of their absence. Thankyou.
Student Sign Out Procedure
When you pick up your child during the school day, please ensure that you notify the school that they will be picked up. It is important that we sign them out at the school office. If this does not happen, they may be unaccounted for, and the school will identify your child as a ‘missing’ student and commence a search of school grounds. If the school staff do not locate the child, and are unable to reach a parent promptly, the school will call the Vancouver Police Department. Therefore, clear communication is essential for ensuring the safety of your child and to prevent unnecessary searches.
Thank you for
helping us keep your children safe!