Attendance

IF your child is absent, please call (705) 745-1358 xt 166 or 295. 

Please state your child's name, date of absence and reason for absence e.g. illness.   

Regular attendance is expected under the Education Act.  It is expected: 

  • Students will attend school regularly
  • If an absence exceeds 5 days, a medical certificate is requested
  • Students returning from an absence must present a note on the day of their return at 8:25 a.m., signed by a parent/guardian containing the following information:

    • Date of absence
    • Student's name
    • Specific reason for absence
  • Students, 18 years of age or over, may submit their own notes.
  • A voice message system will automatically call parents of those students who have an unexplained or unreported absence.
  • If a student is late to school in the morning or afternoon, a note is required from home to be presented to the secretary upon arrival.
  • Consequence for Misbehaviour

    • Frequent and avoidable lates cannot be excused. Frequent lates will be addressed using a progressive discipline model.

    Truancy

    Truancy is an unexcused absence from class.

  • When a student has been truant for 15 classes, the Principal will review this student's program at St. Peter.

Signing In & Out

  • Students must present a note to the secretary before school begins to be excused throughout the day 
  • If students do not have a note, a parent/guardian must come into the office or contact the office prior to the student signing out.
  • After 8:30 a.m. sign outs are not available. After 8:30 a.m., sign out permission may only be granted by a Principal or designate. Note: Senior students with a period one study or with morning co-op may have their note accepted by the secretary.
  • Parent permission for a student to sign out of class indicates the student will not be present on the school property.
  • Students who become ill must report to the office. The office will make parental/guardian contact.
  • School liturgies and assemblies are part of the school day. The expectation is that all students attend. Sign outs, scheduled to occur during these important events, will only be approved by a Principal. Such requests should be submitted 3 days in advance.

Reasons for Expected Behaviour

  • The school has the legal obligation to know where all students are when they are not in class.
  • Signing in/out is the school's method for meeting this obligation.

Consequences for Misbehaviour

  • Students who do not provide a note when signing out must have a sign out slip signed by a Principal. Parental contact will be made. A note must be provided upon return.
  • If a note is not presented upon return, a detention will be given.
  • Students not signing out will be considered truant and receive detentions. Continued non-compliance may lead to suspension.
  • Students not picking up their admit slip will receive a detention.
  • A forged note or phone call is a serious offence and will result in parent/guardian contact and possible suspension.
  • If a student is found to have skipped a school liturgy or assembly, a suspension may result.

Extended Vacations/Absences

Family holidays should not be scheduled during regular school time.  The school year calendar is published in advance and holidays should be planned accordingly.  In cases of family emergencies on compassionate grounds, every effort will be made to support the student during this time.