Required information:

  • Student’s first and last name
  • Date of absence
  • Time of absence
  • Caller’s name
  • Brief description of absence (example: ill, family, appointment, vacation, bereavement, etc.)
  • PLEASE NOTE: if a parent/guardian excuses a student from class, the student must leave school property. This includes Conroy Park and the Lookout Field during school hours.

Illness

  • Call or email the attendance line preferably before 8am, or the evening before.
  • In the message, simply say the student will be absent due to illness. Explanations of the illness are not necessary.
  • If you are unsure if the student is well enough to return to school, please check the Daily Assessment student screening tool located here: https://www.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Explained Absence

  • Explained Absence is a general code that includes appointments, family obligations, vacations, mental health days, etc.
  • Call or email the attendance line preferably before 8am, or the evening before.
  • In the message, please provide a brief description of the absence, such as family or appointment. No further explanations of these absences are necessary

Lates – Parent Excused

  • If your student will be arriving late for a class, please call or email the attendance line and indicate the estimated time of arrival, so the correct periods can be excused.
  • If the appointment/engagement goes longer than expected, please call back to excuse the next period.

Last Minute Student Pickup

  • If your student has a last minute appointment or family emergency, please call the main number (705-789-5594) upon your arrival at the school to pick up the student. The student will be called out of class at that time and the attendance will be corrected.