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Attendance and Absences

Children are required by law, to attend school every day the school is open unless there is a valid reason for non-attendance. For planned absences a letter or email is to be written to the Principal explaining why your child will be absent and for how long. It is a matter of courtesy to inform the child’s teacher as well. When students arrive late they must report to the office and if leaving during school hours must be signed out at the office.
The teachers need to know why your child is absent or late for school, so it is essential that you telephone before 9 am. The school verifies every child’s attendance or absence each day and families will be contacted if there is an unexplained absence. Likewise, if they have a medical/dental appointment during school hours, please advise the school office and/or teacher beforehand.