Frequently Asked Questions
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Reporting an Absence:
Attendance, Punctuality and Reporting Absences
Teachers, counsellors, and administration regularly monitor attendance, attitude, and achievement. Classroom teachers record absences and punctuality for each class into MyEdBC, (Ministry of Education student information data system). Student absences are then reported daily to parents/guardians via the School Messenger System by both voice mail and email notification. It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the school office for both a daily absence and/or extended absence.
Daily Absences - Parents/guardians are to report absences to the office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emails should be sent using a parent/guardian email address and should provide the
- student's name
- date of absence (s)
- 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, students 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
Any student who misses more than one month of school in consecutive absences may be withdrawn and asked to re-register upon their return. Please contact the school office for questions.
Notice of Late Return
Any student who arrives late for school in September without having completed a Notice of Late Return Form may be withdrawn. Any student who leaves school before completing the Provincial Assessments must re-write the exam at a later date. Note that UHill Secondary may not offer all assessment sittings.