Punctual and regular attendance is important to success of students' learning. Students and their classmates may suffer if a student is frequently late or misses several classes.

The following are attendance procedures followed by St. Anthony Catholic Elementary School's administration, teachers and students:

  • Teachers take attendance each morning using a laptop.
  • The school secretary will contact the parents/guardians of absent students beginning at 9:30 a.m. to ensure the safety of the students.
  • If parents/guardians have notified the teacher that their child will be absent on a particular day, please also leave a message on the answering machine, with the reason for the absence, for the school secretary .  This will save the secretary valuable time trying to contact parents/guardians when the student is absent.
  • Teachers will notify the office if a student does not return from lunch recess.
  • If students are leaving for any reason during the course of the day, they must sign out at the office before leaving.
  • If students arrive at school after the 9:10 a.m. bell, they must obtain an admit/late slip at the office before going to class. Students will not be admitted to class without a late slip.
  • Teachers will consult the office if they feel a student has an attendance or punctuality issue. (i.e. more than 10 unexplained lates or absences) Administration will contact the parents/guardians. A Board attendance counsellor will be contacted if there is no improvement in the student's attendance or punctuality.
  • If parents/guardians are withdrawing their children for an extended holiday during the school year, they should notify the school Principal. 
  • Absent students should complete any work or assignments that they have missed.