Reporting Student Absences

Attendance Attendance

Attendance, Late Arrivals and Absences

Safe and Caring Schools

Reporting Student Absences: Please leave a voice message on our OLS attendance line 403-609-3699 or email if your child is going to absent from school due to illness, vacation, appointment, etc.  

You may send the teacher an email to let them know but please also call the attendance line so the office is aware.  

Students arriving late can check in with the main office and pick up a late slip before going to class.

  • When you have notified us that a student is away, it is recorded as an excused absence.
  • If we do not hear from you, we attempt to contact a parent/guardian by phone and leave a message if possible. 
  • If we are unable to confirm the reason for the student being away, it is recorded as an unexcused absence.
  • All absences are recorded on student Report Cards.


Please take a moment to read a message from Mr. Behm, Associate Superintendent, regarding attendance and ensuing student success at school and further information on Truancy  and tips for Keeping Kids at School.