Attendance

Attendance phone line: 250-479-8271 or spectrum_attendance@sd61.bc.ca

PARENTS/GUARDIANS can report an absence by:

  1. Email: spectrum_attendance@sd61.bc.ca
  2. Phone: 250-479-8271, local 226 – 24 hours a day
  3. Student can bring a note signed by a parent/guardian. Notes should be handed in to the Office.

When reporting an absence, please include:

  1. Student’s name
  2. Your name and relationship to the student
  3. The date and the times the student will be missing, for example:
  • student will be missing all day
  • student will miss 1st block
  • student will be leaving at lunch and returning halfway through their 3rd block
  • student will be leaving in the middle of last block

4. The reason your student is missing, for example:

  • Sick
  • Medical/dental appointment
  • School-related event
  • Family matters

Please note:

  1. Students can not excuse themselves from school.
  2. Students are expected to sign in/out at the office when they leave early or arrive late; this includes students who have been excused by a parent/guardian.
  3. If a student comes to the office to sign out and the school has not been contacted by a parent/guardian, the school will call the parent/guardian to inform or to confirm the absence.
  4. If the school is not contacted by a parent/guardian for an absence, you will receive an automated phone message that evening.

Please contact the Attendance Clerk, if you have any questions or you believe there is a discrepancy with your student’s attendance.