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Attendance Policy

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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.


Call-Back Service
Shortly after 9:00 am and 1:00 pm every day, the school will contact parents of any absent students for whom the school has not received a School Messenger notice indicating their child will be absent. Of course, we'd prefer to keep call backs to a minimum and would greatly appreciate it if parents report all absences using School Messenger


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