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Frequently Asked Questions

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Guide to School Technology 2022 - 2023


Reporting an Absence:

Daily absences - Parents/guardians can now report absences to the office by email at uhillswitchboard@vsb.bc.ca  Emails should be sent using a parent/guardian email address and should provide the students namedate of absence, grade, student number and reason for the absence.   

 For extended absences parents/guardians must email the student’s counsellor.  A student should also be provided a note for their teachers.  Students must be reminded that falsifying attendance notes is unacceptable.  It is the student’s responsibility to make up any work that is missed, regardless of the reason for the absence. Exceptions to this may be granted due to unforeseen circumstances.  If a student becomes ill while at school, or has an appointment during school time, student’s must sign out at the office.  Students will only be released with parent permission.  Students who are ill should not come to school and if they attend school and is deemed to be unwell, parents/guardians will be contacted to pick up their child.  

 Extended Periods of Absence

While parents/guardians have the right to remove their student from school for an extended period, there are natural consequences for this choice.  For students who take extended vacations, it is the subject teacher’s discretion to allow missed work.  Regardless, it is likely that a student’s grades will be affected from missing classes.  Any student who misses more than one month of school in consecutive absences may be withdrawn and asked to re-register upon their return.


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