Attendance Policy

Hello Holy Trinity Parents!

Holy Trinity has a new attendance email address that allows you to report your son or daughters absence.

In the body of the email please let us know the full name of your child, their grade and reason for the absence.

We can only accept emails from a parent/legal guardian email address on file with the school. If you would like to update your email address with the school please call our guidance office.  If you are not able to email from one of the registered addresses, please call in to the attendance line as you traditionally have done.

As per our safe arrival policy, attendance messages are sent out each day at 11:30am for period one and two and 4pm for period three and four class.  Please make sure you call or email in well in advance of these times to avoid phone calls.

Please contact your son or daughters Vice-Principal if you have any concerns.

Please email us at: hlyt.attendance@hcdsb.org

Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School actively encourages and promotes regular attendance. Educational research has consistently shown that a student’s progress and academic success are closely related to regular attendance and participation in the day to day activities of the school.

Although trips and vacations may provide diverse learning experiences, the school does not support, academically, travel or vacations during class time. The content covered in each course is important and requires daily attendance. While parents may choose to travel during the school year, the time missed from class is recorded as an absence and counted in the total absence record for the semester. A significant number of absences places a student’s achievement in jeopardy due to the loss of instructional time. Also, assessment and evaluation become problematic. Prior to the trip, the parent/guardian must notify a Vice-Principal in writing and the student must pick-up and complete an Extended Absence Form from the Attendance office. This form must be signed by the parent or guardian.

Examinations missed for any reason other than medical will not be rescheduled and a mark of zero (0) will be assigned to any examination missed for truancy.

Truancy

Students who miss class, without an acceptable reason from their parent/guardian, will be recorded as truant. Persistent truancy will be dealt with progressively with disciplinary action up to and including suspension.

 

MISSED EXAMINATIONS, TESTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:

Students are responsible for all course work and assignments while absent.

NOTE: Students are required to write examinations as scheduled. Please plan vacations/employment so they do not conflict with examination days.

Note: Illness substantiated by a doctor’s note is the only acceptable reason for missing an examination. All notification of absence due to vacation or family trip must be submitted in writing to a Vice-Principal.

Student Lates

Students who arrive 10 minutes or more late for any class, must go directly to the Attendance Office and must have parent/guardian approval explaining the absence. If parent/guardian approval is not received the student will not be given an admit-to-class slip, and they will remain in the Attendance Office. His/her absence will be recorded as “Late no Class”.

Students who are more than 10 minutes late to any class are to go directly to the Attendance Office to receive a late slip in order to enter a class in progress.

* 1st to 4th late: teacher conference and parental contact

* 5th to 8th late: student sent to the office with a tracking sheet to see administration. The student may be admitted to class with teacher permission and a detention will be issued. Parents will be informed if the lates continue.

* 9th late and over: student is sent to the office to see administration. Progressive disciplinary action will result and the student may be suspended.