What happens if my child misses more than 20 per cent of time?

Topic: 
Student Attendance and Engagement Policy
Body: 

A potential loss of credit would only happen in high school if a student misses 20 per cent or more of class time. And even then, it would be based on the individual circumstance of the student and the judgment of the principal and teacher.

Our goal, through the policy, is to make sure that it doesn’t get to that point by working with the student and families.

The operational guide includes questions for principals and teachers to consider in making a decision about loss of credit. Principals and teachers must fully understand the reasons for the absence. 

No student will lose credit within 3 weeks prior to writing a final exam.