BANNER: North Albion Collegiate Institute.  2580 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke, On., M9V 3B2, 416-394-7550

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Attendance & Late Policies


Students must attend all classes and must be on time for classes. Students who skip classes or repeatedly arrive late may receive consequences based on the principle of progressive discipline and in accordance with the School's Attendance Late Policies, and TDSB Operation Procedure PR.697 - Consequences of Inappropriate Student Behaviour.

Regular school attendance and punctuality are crucial to reach your full potential and increase opportunity to:

  • Achieve academic success;
  • Participate in extra-curricular activities;
  • Build character;
  • Develop good work habits;
  • Attain and maintain employment;
  • Earn rewards for exemplary behaviour.



  • Only illness and family emergencies are acceptable reasons for absences. Success in each course is directly related to regular and punctual attendance. When you are absent, you miss not only the content of the lessons, but all the other important interactions that take place during the class.
  • When you are absent, a parent/guardian must call the school at 416-394-7550 by 9am. Otherwise, the school will contact the home at the end of the day;
  • When you return to class after an absence: you must present a note from a parent/guardian to the Main Office to explain the absence (date, reasons and signature - see Note for Absences sample below).
  • Teachers will call home when students are absent for three or more consecutive days.
  • You are responsible for making up all work missed due to absences. If you are absent from a class, it is important that you ask another student or the teacher on the day of your return about the work you may have missed.


Note for Absence

Student's Name: ___________________________________________________

Date of Note: __________________ Date(s) of Absence: ____________________

Reason for Absence: ________________________________________________


Signature of Parent, or Guardian, or
Student (if 18 years of age or older)



Planned Absences: Short - or Long - Term

  • Any planned absences must be discussed in advance with a Vice Principal. The student is required to obtain a form from the Attendance Secretary to inform teachers and get it signed prior to the start of the absence period. If a student is absent from school without prior notification, the matter may be referred to the TDSB Attendance Counselor for follow-up.
  • Student illnesses/injuries requiring absences of more than 3 days should be reported to the Vice Principal to ensure teachers are notified and arrangements for schoolwork are made. Medical certificates should be provided to the student's Vice Principal indicating dates of absences, as well as the reason the student was unable to attend school and participate in evaluations.


Late to School or Class

  • You must be on time for all classes. Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class. If you are NOT in the classroom when attendance is recorded, you will be marked as absent.
  • If you arrive within the first 20 minutes of the class, your teacher will change your absence to a late.
  • If you arrive after the first 20 minutes, you must sign in at the Main Office and present a late slip to your teacher. The Attendance Secretary will call home to verify reason for lateness.
  • If you continue to be late, your teacher will assign a detention to be served either before school, at lunch, or after school.
  • If your lateness becomes a serious problem, you will be referred to your Vice Principal.


To Leave the School

  • If you need to leave the school before the end of the day, you must sign out in the Main Office.
  • Students are encouraged to present a note to the office before 8:45 a.m. to receive permission to sign out for appointments. Otherwise, office staff will phone your parent/guardian to get permission before you can leave.
  • Students returning after signing out must sign-in at the Main Office.