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Jameswood Alternative School
Attendance Policy


School attendance is a critical factor to a productive and successful school career. All schools in St. James-Assiniboia actively promote and encourage 100 per cent attendance for all our students. We encourage parents/caregivers to be actively involved in promoting their child’s attendance at school.

What if my child will be absent from school?

If your child will be absent from school, we request that parents report their child's absence using the School Messenger system. Using School Messenger, absences can be reported using the SchoolMessenger app on your mobile device (iOS or Android), on the web, or by calling the toll-free interactive telephone system at 1-844-434-8116.


Click here for more information about getting yourself set up to use the School Messenger system.

What if my child will be arriving late for school?
Again, parents can report that their child will be arriving late for school using the School Messenger system.

Automated Attendance Calling Service
Every evening at 6:00 pm, the School Division's automated robo-call system will call home to ensure parents are apprised of any unexcused absences recorded throughout the day for their son or daughter. Additionally, parents can also check on attendance using the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Click here to view the School Division Policy JE: Student Attendance for further details regaring the Division's attendance policy.