Reporting Student Absences and Lates

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are pleased to let you know that we will be implementing a new telephone attendance reporting system, iNFORM, beginning Tuesday March 23, 2021.  This is in addition to the online absence reporting already available through Edsby.

Regular and punctual attendance affects school success and is expected of all students. You are responsible for notifying the school before 8:30 a.m. if your child will be absent or late. We have a safe arrivals program so that we can account for the whereabouts of absent students if the absence has not been reported prior to our starting bell time.

To enhance our safe arrivals system, this new telephone system will reduce the time it takes to verify student attendance. It will also confirm student absences that have not been verified by automatically calling you.

If your child is going to be absent or late you now have two options.  Please let us know before 8:30 a.m. by either:

1. Calling the schools main phone line at 905-889-2448 and select the option ‘To report a student absence or late’

or

2. Logging in to Edsby and using the “Report an Absence” feature.  For more information on reporting your child’s attendance through Edsby, please see the online video tutorial to learn more (bit.ly/edsbyabsence).

Long-term absences or absences beyond the following day can be reported through the new telephone absence reporting system, Edsby or by contacting the school. If your child will miss more than 5 consecutive days of school, you must complete the Request for Vacation Form available through the school.

Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to ensure the safety of our students.  Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.

We thank you for your continued partnership.