Reporting Student Absences

Student safety is of paramount importance at the Vancouver School District and Simon Fraser Elementary. Ensuring student safety is a shared responsibility. In order to assist our school, we ask parents to notify the school of student absences. If your child will be away from school, please phone us to report this absence as early as possible. Parents should leave a message on a dedicated answering service by calling (604)713-5159 ext 31. Messages will be received before the office is open. School offices are busy places: consistently notifying the school in advance of your child’s absence will significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Safe Arrival Morning Routine.

To Report Your Child’s Absence – Please Call (604) 713-5159 ext 31 prior to 9 am on the first day of the absence.

Student Sign Out Procedure When you pick up your child during the school day, please ensure that you sign them out at the school office. If you do not sign out your child, they will be unaccounted for, and the school will identify your child as a ‘missing’ student and will commence a search of school grounds. If the school staff do not locate the child, and are unable to reach a parent promptly, the school will call the Vancouver Police Department.

Therefore, clear communication is essential for ensuring the safety of your child and to prevent unnecessary searches.

Thank you for helping us keep your children safe!

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