All of South East Cornerstone Public School Division’s Policies and Procedures may be found on our website at: https://www.secpsd.ca/DivisionInformation/policiesprocedures/Pages/Default.aspx#/=
Attendance records are permanent legal documents. The accuracy of the attendance records is also of critical importance should they ever be needed in the event of an emergency where school buildings are evacuated.
The Division believes regular and punctual attendance is necessary for students to maximize their learning and achievement. The Division also: Believes in a collaborative approach between the school and the parent/guardian in expecting and supporting regular attendance of students; Requires that schools track and record student attendance consistently on a daily basis and investigate reasons for non-attendance; Requests that parents/guardians communicate to the school with prior notice of a student’s unavoidable absence; Understands that ongoing collaboration may be needed to support students when avoidable absences/tardiness negatively impacts their learning and achievement.
1. Tracking and Recording Protocol 1.1. The Principal shall: 1.1.1. Implement school-based tracking, recording and reporting procedures that are consistent with the legislation and other directives issued by the Ministry, Board policy and this Administrative Procedure. 1.1.2. Ensure that investigations regarding all student non-attendance are conducted in a timely manner. 1.2. The Teacher shall: 1.2.2 Record attendance within the first ten minutes of the morning and afternoon for students in Kindergarten to grade 8. 2 Follow-Up Protocol – School Level 2.1 When a student is recorded absent without permission or notification from the parent/guardian, the Principal or designate shall ensure that parents/guardians are contacted by phone each time the student is absent. When necessary, alternative contact methods such as a letter home, email or text may be used.