Attendance is taken each day as soon as possible once the entry bell rings. It is important that students arrive before the bell. Students must sign in at the office when entering the school after the morning bell. 

If your child is going to be absent from school it is very important that you notify the school. If you are able to do this in advance when possible it is also helpful.  Any students that are marked absent and their parent has not notified the office will receive a phone call to confirm their child's whereabouts.  This is part of our "Safe Arrival" procedure.  

You are welcome to call and leave a message in our voice mail at anytime (613-969-0140), or to email the school at [email protected] to report an absence. 

On December 4th, 2023, we will be implementing the SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting System as our primary process.

SafeArrival is affiliated with School Messenger, a system used by HPEDSB in schools to send messages to families by email, SMS text, and telephone.

With SafeArrival, guardians can report a student absence in advance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using their choice of a mobile app, the SafeArrival website or an interactive toll-free phone number. Future absences can be reported anytime.

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How does it work?  If a student is marked absent and the absence hasn't been reported in advance, SafeArrival will attempt to reach the student's priority contact (the number you provided to the school) by email, SMS text and telephone to confirm the absence.  If the system is unable to reach the designated contacts, the office staff will call to follow up.

To sign up for SafeArrival app or website reporting, care givers must use the primary email address associated with their child's records at the office.  Families unsure of which email is their child's primary email or who wish to change the primary email, are requested to contact the school office (613-969-0140).

No email address is required for absence reporting through the toll-free phone number (1-833-568-2535).