Attendance
 

WCS High School (Grades 10-12): UNEXCUSED Attendance Procedures ​

 Unexcused Absences

  • 3 Unexcused Period Absences:
      • UNEX3 Classroom Teacher & Student Meeting: The classroom teacher will meet with the student to discuss improving attendance.
      • UNEX3 Letter: After 3 unexcused course absences, a formal letter will be emailed to the parents/guardians as a follow-up to the student attendance meeting.

         
  • 5 Unexcused Period Absences:
      • UNEX5 Call/email: After 5 unexcused course absences, the classroom teacher will contact the parents by phone or e-mail to discuss the student's attendance.
      • UNEX5 Letter: A formal letter will be sent to the parents/guardians as a follow-up to the student attendance meeting to indicate that the student is at risk of being unsuccessful in this class due to lack of attendance.

 

  • 10 Unexcused Period Absences:
      • UNEX 10 Meeting / Call /email: After 10 unexcused course absences; the RTi teacher will meet with the student and will contact the parents by phone or e-mail.
      • UNEX10 Letter (Course Probation Warning): A formal letter will be sent to the parents/guardians as a follow-up to the student attendance meeting to indicate that the student will be placed on course probation if attendance does not improve and is at risk of being withdrawn from the class.

         
  • 15 Unexcused Period Absences:
      • UNEX 15 Student/Parent Meeting & Attendance Contract: After 15 unexcused course absences the student and his/her parents / guardians will meet with the school administration / counsellor / RTi / LST to create a formal attendance contract.
      • UNEX 15 Course Probation Letter: A formal course probation letter will be sent to the parents/guardians as a follow-up to the attendance contract meeting to indicate that the student will be withdrawn from the class if they do not adhere to the written attendance contract.

         
  • 20 Unexcused Period Absences:
      1. UNEX20 Course Withdrawal: After 20 unexcused absences and/or violation of the formal attendance, contract the student will be withdrawn from the course. A course withdrawal letter will be sent to the parents/guardians informing them that the student has been removed from the course due to lack of attendance.

         
  • Absent 20 School Days
      1. ABS20 Course Withdrawal: After 20 CONSECUTIVE unexcused DAYS of school, the student will be withdrawn as per the Ministry of Education guidelines (refer to Appendix E).

         

        Note: Students withdrawn from a course may re-enrol in that course the next semester.