Attendance

REPORTING LATES & ABSENCES

Please always advise the school office first of your child’s absence or late.  Please either call or email the school.  The answering system will record a message if you call before office staff arrives. The phone number is 604-534-4644 (press 1 to leave an attendance message).  You can also email your message to the office using mhamilton@sd35.bc.ca or gesattendancevoicemail@sd35.bc.ca.  If you wish to inform your child’s classroom teacher as well, please cc: 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.

Please continue to keep children home if they are feeling unwell or have any symptoms on the Daily Health Check.  We greatly appreciate you erring on the side of caution in this area.  If your child is ill and you feel they require a test for COVID please inform Mrs. Redekop that you have taken them for testing.  Feel free to email her at credekop@sd35.bc.ca

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 bell time of 8:45 am.  Please plan your arrival time accordingly and have students wait in vehicles until 8:40 am.

Due to the new COVID 19 Health Regulations it is extremely important that students arrive on time for school.  Students arriving late cause attendance and safety issues as well as health issues with students needing to sanitize hands upon arrival.

If students are arriving late please call the main office when you arrive (604-534-4644 and press 2) to confirm that your child is now at the school.  Parents will then be responsible to supervise their child walking to the exterior classroom door, knock and wait until the teacher opens the door.  Parents are responsible for supervising their child until he/she is ushered into the classroom.  The student will wash their hands in their classroom.