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Attendance Procedures


School starts at 9:00 am and finishes at 3:15 pm. The school office is opened from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Some of the school & city buses arrive at 8:00 am and the school is open for students at this time. The school is closed at 4:30 pm except for students involved in scheduled after school programs.


Students are expected to arrive at school on time. When students are unavoidably late, they must report to the office, sign in and obtain a late slip.  Parents are requested to use the SchoolMessenger Safe Arrival Reporting system to mark their child's excused late,  contact the school or provide a note if they wish to excuse their child.  


Please use the SchoolMessenger Safe Arrival Absence Reporting system to mark your child absent/early dismissal or late.   The Safe Arrival system processes all reported absences and promptly calls parents or guardians of students who have not yet been accounted for.  When a parent or guardian receives an automated call or text they can resolve the issue by proving a reason for the absence.  If they are unaware of the absence they are directed to call the school.

Three ways to connect:

  • SchoolMessenger Safe Arrival app on your phone
  • SchoolMessenger Safe Arrival Parent Portal Website:
  • SchoolMessenger Safe Arrival touch tone system.  Call the school at 250.870.5106 and follow the prompts


If a student feels ill at school, they should ask the classroom teacher for permission to go to the office. The office will contact a parent/guardian.   For safety reasons, it is important that students do not use their personal cell phones to call home as an adult in the building needs to know when students are not feeling well.


Students needing to leave early can come with a note and use the SchoolMessenger app to excuse their early dismissal.  In order to ensure the safety of our students, it is important that students sign out at the office still, even if the parent reported the excused early dismissal.  Thank you.


Teachers are not responsible for providing work in advance or at all to students who miss school due to vacations taken during school time. If parents choose to take a student out of school, the many daily classroom activities they miss cannot be duplicated through worksheets or assignments. The students may well have cultural or travel experiences during such absences which contribute to overall development, however, it is unavoidable that school work will suffer.  Before leaving and upon returning, parents should contact their child’s teachers to discuss the impact this absence will have on their individual child’s progress. Teacher contact information and websites can be accessed via our school website at  You can use the SchoolMessenger app to report the extended absence.