Report a Student Absence

Absences & Late Arrivals, etc.

If your child will be late or absent from school, please call the school office at 604-517-6020 by 9:00 a.m. or visit the office to report in person. To keep our students safe by verifying student attendance as quickly as possible each day, it is important that parents and guardians use this central reporting system.


Voicemail messages can be left 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.  Please do not use email to report student absences as not all emails are monitored regularly.


While it can be helpful to teachers and/or other staff to also advise them of upcoming absences all absences must be reported to the school office by phone or in person.


If your child will be arriving after the bell, please visit the office when you arrive to sign them in.

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