Auburn Drive High

Attendance Changes

Attendance at Auburn Drive High is done in writing. You can do this via email from the parents’ work or private account (the one we have on file) or a written note can be sent in with the student. These notes can be done at any time prior to the absence or within 5 days after the absence (or last day of a sequential absence). Please include the student’s First AND Last name in all communication, as well as the date and times in question.

Attendance Emails should be sent to jennifer.johns@hrsb.ca .

The provincial Department of Education implemented an attendance policy commencing October 1, 2017. You can find the policy linked on the HRSB website. For quick reference here is the address:

https://www.ednet.ns.ca/sites/default/files/docs/provincial_student_attendance_and_engagement_policy.pdf

Fact sheet:

https://www.ednet.ns.ca/student-attendance-and-engagement-policy

A summary of changes as they affect Auburn Drive High School Students are as follows:

Exemptions are still available. In order to qualify for an exemption the student must have no more than 6 absences (suspensions are included in these) and/or 6 lates per class. Students must also have completed all major pieces of assessment for the course.

The province is welcoming feedback on the new policy. You can express your views at

attendance@novascotia.ca