École Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School
At ESBCHS, we regularly remind students of the correlation between attendance and achievement, and since students are expected to attend school punctually and regularly in accordance with the School Act, we monitor their attendance closely and strive to keep them on track.
Parents can expect regular communications from the school alerting them to their child’s absences, but once a student’s absences approach 5 or more in a class, our administrators and teachers will become involved to work with families to address the root causes of the attendance concerns. Student Services will become involved to provide support if the situation warrants. Please email [email protected] to notify the school of a student absence.
Please keep in mind that students can be withdrawn from a course if they miss in excess of 20 classes in a semester, however our ultimate goal is to avoid that and to work as a team with families to keep absences to a minimum.
All students who are late to class are to go straight to their current class. Any student who is less than 20 minutes late arriving in their class should check in with their teacher to have their attendance changed from UNVERIFIED to LATE by their teacher. If a student arrives more than 20 minutes late, their attendance will be shown as UNVERIFIED and an automated absence notification will be sent home.
ESBCHS defines extended absences as any absence longer than five (5) consecutive school days. Academic success is directly impacted by attendance, and therefore any activity which inhibits a student’s ability to attend class, inhibits their ability to learn. The first priority of the school is education and, as such, students should be in classes for the full learning experience. It is the students’ responsibility to attend school regularly in order to meet the expectations of the Education Act. Students need to be present in order to grow academically, socially, emotionally, physically and in order to have their learning assessed on a regular basis prior to making a choice between attending school and the extended absence, we ask that the family familiarize themselves with the following points:
In order to be considered a full-time student, ESBCHS requires that students adhere to Black Gold School Division’s Administrative Procedure 335 on Student Course Loads which reads as follows:
In order to make optimum use of facilities and resources, high school students are to register in sufficient courses each year in order to allow for graduation within three (3) years.