Attendance Instructions 2022-2023 (please note the new email)

REPORTING LATES & ABSENCES

Glenwood Elementary uses School Messenger as our automated callout system for unexcused absences or late arrivals.

If your child is going to be absent, arriving late, away or leaving early due to an appointment, please notify the school of your child’s absence by doing either of the following:

  1. E-mail GESAttendance@sd35.bc.ca with information including:
  • Student First Name and Last Name
  • Grade
  • Division
  • Length of Absence
  • Reason (illness, late, appointment, vacation)

OR

  1. Call 604-534-4644 (press 1 to leave an attendance message) and follow the prompts for the attendance line and leave a message with information including:
  • Student First Name and Last Name
  • Grade
  • Division
  • Length of Absence
  • Reason (illness, late, appointment, vacation)

 

If you wish to inform your child’s classroom teacher as well, please include them on your email. Sometimes classroom staff are absent for the day and messages that were sent to teachers do not always get forwarded to the office.  School office email and voice mail is checked daily.

If students are arriving late please have them enter through the front door and check in at the office before going to their classroom.

If the school office is not informed or your child’s absence or late arrival before 9:15 a.m. you will receive an automated callout/text/email shortly after 9:30 am.

Please continue to keep children home if they are feeling unwell or have any symptoms on the Daily Health CheckWe greatly appreciate you erring on the side of caution in this area.

It can be challenging for students to wait in the line-up for long periods of time and most or our line-up areas do not have cover on rainy days.  To help with this, we would like to ask that students arrive and begin lining up 5 minutes before our warning bell time of 8:45 am.