Attendance

Attendance phone line: 250-380-9383 or quadra@sd61.bc.ca

Attendance Email: quadra@sd61.bc.ca

What should you do if your child is going to be absent from school?

If your child is absent, please call the Quadra “Attendance Line”  250-380-9383 or email:  quadra@sd61.bc.ca before 8:40 a.m. to report the absence.  Please include your child’s first and last name, grade, division and teacher’s name.

École Quadra uses Synrevoice, an automated communication system. One use of this system is as an attendance tool.  If you child is absent and we haven’t received notification of that absence, you will receive an automated Synrevoice call.

Synrevoice is also helpful in the case of an emergency or unexpected situation. It allows us to notify Quadra families and get information out directly and quickly!

What should you do if your child is late for school or is picked up before the end of the day?

If your child is late, he/she should come in the front doors of the school.  Office staff will provide a late slip for the child and note the time of arrival.

If your child is picked up before the end of the day, please sign out your child with the office staff.

Something to Think About – The Importance of Attendance

Of course, the best place for your child if he/she is ill is home!  However, children sometimes miss school for reasons other than illness.  Did you know?  Research shows that when a student is absent more than 20% of the school year, the student has only a 1 in 6 chance of graduating from high school with his/her peer group.

School classrooms have changed, with an increased emphasis on interactive learning and participation. Missed time is therefore difficult and often impossible to make up, even when work is sent home.

Lateness makes a difference, too!  If a child, is frequently even 10 minutes late for school, he/she can miss valuable time spent on preparation or organizational tasks or even the key concepts of the day’s first lesson.

Attending school regularly and being on time are two of the most important keys to success!