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Toronto Catholic District School Board

ATTENDANCE POLICY

 
The duty of a student is to attend school regularly and punctually” (Education Act). Regular attendance is paramount if students are to succeed in school. School attendance under the age of 18 years of age is compulsory.
 
PUNCTUALITY:
·          Any student arriving after 8:40 a.m. should sign in at the main office.
·         Any student arriving after 9:00 a.m. will be given a detention to be served from 2:50 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Cafeteria.
·          Any student returning late from lunch (after 12:10 p.m.) should sign in at the main office.
·         Any student who has 5 or more lates will be required to meet with the Vice Principal. 
 
ATTENDANCE:
·         If a student is absent, the student MUST present a note to the main office and receive an admit slip upon his/her return.
·         Admit slips should be obtained from the attendance secretary in the main office before 8:30 a.m.
·         Absences of 3 consecutive days or more should be reported by classroom teachers to the Main Office.
·         Parents of students who are absent should call the school before 8:15 a.m. to notify the school of the absence, and they should send a note with their son or daughter the next day.
·         Students may be sent home for failure to comply. 
 
 
STUDENTS ON SPARE
·      Students on spare must have either their schedule or a “spare card” with them and present it to staff upon request.
·      Students on spare are expected to work quietly in the library or the cafeteria. Students are not permitted to be in hallways/stairwells.