Attendance NEWS

JHSS Attendance

Absences

Students are expected to attend all assigned classes punctually. Skipped classes (invalid absences) are unacceptable.  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 (24 hour), 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 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. If a student returns to school the same day after signing out, the student must sign in at the Attendance Office.

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.

Appointments

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