Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance in all classes is a key factor in student success. To minimize disruptions and maximize learning, it is also necessary that students be in all scheduled classes on time.


The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the provincial body responsible for public education, has developed an attendance policy to encourage consistent student engagement in classes. Students absent for 20% of the course classes (typically 19 courses in a semestered class) are eligible to be removed from the course. A number of steps will be taken to support the student prior to removal, but it is the student’s responsibility to take advantage of those supports and attend classes.


Please note that Attendance Policy course removal-counts include excused absences and unexcused absences. School-based activities, special circumstances, in-school and out-of-school suspensions do not count towards the 20% threshold.


Full details on the attendance policy can be found at the following website:


Please note that the Attendance Policy is currently under review by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  Should there be any changes made to this policy they will be communicated with students as soon as they are received by the school.



Students arriving within the first ten minutes will be marked late by the classroom teacher. Habitual lates will be considered disruptive to the learning environment and may result in consequences.  Students who arrive to a class more than 10 minutes late may be referred to the office.  This may result in consequences and/or the period being marked as an unexcused absence.