JHSS Attendance

If the student absence you have reported is a result of your child experiencing symptoms of COVID, please complete COVID-19 School Screening Tool and follow those directions.  



Students are expected to attend all assigned classes punctually.   A parent/guardian must validate all absences for students under the age of 18.

Reporting Absences: By Phone or By Email

To report an absence by telephone, please call the attendance line below. If your call is directed to voicemail please include your name, student’s name and reason for absence.

Call  519-658-4910, Press 1 followed by,then ext. 1 for A to K    ext. 2 for L to Z

If more convenient, please e-mail our attendance desk at:  jhs-attendance@wrdsb.ca

When e-mailing, please include the student’s name in the subject line.  In the message area please note the date and reason for the absence.

Excused Absences

Students who need to be excused during the school day must sign out at the Attendance Office.  A note or a phone call from a parent/guardian must accompany this request.

Adult Students

Students who are 18 years of age may pick up an Adult Student Status form at the Attendance Office. When the form is completed and returned to the school the student may provide their own information concerning absences.


When possible, please book appointments (i.e. dentist, doctor) outside of school hours.