Attendance phone line: 250-479-8271 (ext #226)
At Spectrum Community School, our focus is on student achievement. We place a high priority on attendance: students cannot succeed if they are not in class.
To report a student absence, the parent/guardian is requested to contact us either by phone, 250-479-8271, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Spectrum’s response to absences:
- Regular attendance is key to your ability to succeed in your classes. As a member of this school community, you are expected to attend class, every day, on time.
- Parents/guardians, please remember to contact the office to explain absences before hand, when possible.
- Students, when you are absent for any reason, you are expected to check in with your teacher about making up missed work.
- In order to support your being in class on a regular basis, absences will be addressed according to the following process:
Step 1: Understand your teacher’s attendance policy. Refer to your course outline.
Step 2: After 3 unexcused absences, your parents/guardians will be notified by e-mail or by phone.
Step 3: The next unexcused absence will result in a referral to School Based Team*.
Step 4: Continued absences will result in a referral to administration, and a meeting with parents/guardians. Next steps will be determined at this meeting.
*School Based Team is made up of counsellors, Inclusive Education teachers, the Aboriginal Nations counsellor, and administration. A plan is made at the School Based Team meeting to support referred students.
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