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 more than 5 in a class, our administrators and/or counselors become involved at various points to work with families to address the root causes of the attendance concerns.
Please keep in mind that students can be withdrawn from a course if they miss in excess of 20 classes in a semester, however our ultimate goal is to avoid that and to work as a team with families to keep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 required to sign in using the kiosks in the main office. Any student who is less than 20 minutes late and signs in at the office will have their attendance changed to LATE. If a student signs in more than 20 minutes late, their attendance will be shown as UNVERIFIED and an absence notification will be sent home. A parent or guardian may choose to excuse the late.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK – Quick Reference COVID-19 Symptom Flowchart
The PRIMARY symptoms for COVID-19 are:
If your child develops any of the PRIMARY symptoms,
The SECONDARY symptoms for COVID-19 are:
If your child develops one of the SECONDARY symptoms,
If your child develops more than one of the following SECONDARY symptoms,
Please refer to the following document for expanded information regarding students with COVID-19 symptoms:
As an educational institution, we are aware that extended holidays and extra-curricular related travel commitments occur during the regular school year. However, missing numerous consecutive classes during the school term can result in a student falling behind in their course work.
Please note that it is not always possible to recreate certain classroom activities such as demonstrations, lectures, class discussions, group work and pop quizzes for example, and as such it is not possible for teachers to create pre-packaged school work for students who are on extended leave.
Please refer to the following expectations that will assist you with developing a plan of success while on leave:
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.