Attendance & Late Arrival

Academic success is related to attendance and participation in the day-to-day activities of the class. Students are required to be present in all of their classes unless valid reasons for being absent are presented.  It is the student’s responsibility to make up all work missed due to an absence.

Validating Absences: By Phone or By Email

The school validates absences related to curricular (i.e. field trips) or co-curricular activities (i.e. school athletic events).  A parent or guardian must validate absences due to illness, medical or dental appointments, bereavement, family matters or other parental approved absences. Calls can be made day or night. If your call is directed to voicemail please include your name, student’s name and reason for absence (spelling the first and last name)


To validate an absence a parent or guardian may either:

1. Call the school on the day of the absence, 519-623-3600 ext 5516

2. Write a note. Notes are to be signed by a parent/guardian and presented to the attendance secretary.

3. If more convenient, please e-mail our attendance desk at When emailing, please include the student’s name in the subject line. In the message area please note the date and reason for the absence.

Extended Absences

Extended absences due to illness may require medical documentation.  A parent or guardian should notify the school prior to any extended absences due to work, travel or any other reason.  A Temporary Withdrawal form must be completed for any absence in excess of five consecutive school days.