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Attendance Procedures

posted May 3, 2016, 11:23 AM by Wendy Carlan   [ updated Nov 18, 2016, 5:18 PM by Connie Tscherner ]
Here you will find some important procedures for absence reporting, late arrivals and early dismissals.
Our school hours are as follows:

9:15 Classes Begin
10:55 Nutrition Break
11:35 Classes Resume
1:15 Lunch Break
2:05 Classes Resume
3:45 Dismissal

School playground supervision in the morning begins at 9:00 a.m. and in the afternoon ends at 4:00 p.m.Students are not to be dropped off at the school before there is supervision.

All absences must be reported by a parent or guardian to our automated attendance system via phone (1-877-409-6310) or web portal (hdsb.schoolconnects.com).

We HIGHLY recommend that you make a call to the number and register for the online portal even if you do not need to report an absence at this time. This way, if you encounter any issues or have questions, we will be able to help you solve them prior to the urgent need to report an unexpected absence.

Advance reporting is possible at any time (e.g. vacations). When reporting a same day absence, reporting must be done by 9:30 a.m.

. Students arriving late must report directly to the office to obtain a “late slip” in order to be admitted to class and amend their attendance record from absent to ‘late’.

We appreciate that it is not always possible to schedule appointments outside of school hours. For instances when this cannot be avoided, please adhere to the following procedure in order to minimize disruption to the learning environment of all students:
Do not report early departures to our automated attendance line as the information cannot be transferred effectively to the classroom teacher
Do communicate the early departure clearly to your child and ask them to meet you at the office at a designated time. We try to avoid calls to the classroom in order to minimize disruption.