Extended Absence Policy


Parents may wish to remove their son or daughter from school for an extended period of time (longer than 3 days) for reasons other than those outlined in the School Act (bereavement, illness or other emergency). George McDougall High School staff does not encourage this practice, however, in the event that parents make this decision, a letter is to be provided to your student’s grade level administrator, two weeks prior, outlining the reason for the absence.

It should be noted that teachers are under NO obligation to provide additional work or tutoring for work covered during time missed, as this is a parental choice.

Refer to the individual teacher course outlines for details on how missed work and/or tests will be handled. Students are expected to be in attendance for all major exams, including end of semester exams in January and June. Parents are discouraged from removing students from school at this time.

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