Absences/Reporting Lates

Research clearly indicates that regular and punctual attendance is a major contributor to success in school.

Please use the following procedure when reporting your child’s absence or tardiness:

1. If you know before-hand that your child is going to be absent or late, please send a note/email to the teacher and the office explaining the circumstance before he or she will be absent.

2. If unable to send a note, please call or email the school office. If we do not receive notice, our automated system will attempt to contact a parent. There is an answering machine on before/after hours so you can leave a message. Please include the child’s first name, last name and classroom teacher in your message.

  • Phone: 306-9312233 – Leave a message if after school hours.
  • Email: vms@spiritsd.ca

We realize that occasionally students get ill. We support parental decisions to keep children home when they are ill in the best interests of the sick child and others in the school. Homework and/or missed assignments can be organized by contacting the homeroom teacher.