A Message from the NTCI Parents Mailing List:
Dear Parents & Guardians,
Excellent attendance and punctuality are essential for your son/daughter's
success. I wanted to remind you of some of our practices to ensure there is
clear communication between the home and the school. Please contact the school
if you have any questions.
-If a student must be absent for a full day or any part of a day, the parent or
guardian must notify the school by telephone or in writing. If a parent chooses
to submit a note, it must be presented, immediately upon return to school, with
a satisfactory written explanation for the absence, and signed by the parent or
guardian. This note is to be brought to the Main Office by 8:45 a.m., and will
be signed by the Office Staff. Students will bring the signed note to show the
teacher whose class was missed. Students who are 18 years of age or older may
write their own notes.
-In the case of student illness resulting in an absence, parents are required
to telephone prior to the start of the school day. Voice mail is available at
all times. Please call 416-393-9180 option #1 to report an absence. If you
prefer, an office assistant will receive parent calls after 8:00 a.m. Parents
(students if over 18) should indicate if a test, presentation or due date is
scheduled for that day. Any unexplained absence will generate an automated
phone call (or email) to the student's home, reporting which class(es) of the
day the student has missed. If there are errors, students are requested to
come to the Main Office to arrange for corrections to their attendance record.
-An attendance summary will be provided to teachers daily so that they may
track individual student attendance and use the information to follow up with
the student, parent or Vice-Principal.
-A record of absences will be included on all report cards. A student who
fails to maintain regular attendance may be withdrawn from a course(s) or from
-Some departments or courses may require a parental note for an absence (in
addition to a telephone call to the office). This requirement will be
communicated to parents directly by the teachers in these departments.
Punctuality / Signing In
Students are expected to arrive in enough time to be in their homerooms before
the bell at 9:00 a.m. and the class directly following lunch. If a student
arrives late at either of these times, s/he must report directly to the Main
If it becomes necessary to request an excusal from school for an appointment,
the student must sign out in the Main Office before 8:45 a.m. and present, at
that time, a written note from a parent explaining the reason for the request.
Occasionally, unavoidable circumstances may occur during the day to warrant a
student's leaving school. If so, the student should report directly to the Main
Office. An attendance secretary or school official will then contact parents
to arrange for the sign-out.
It is expected that students and their families prioritize the importance of
education by scheduling absences during non-school times. Students absent
during regular school days must provide a letter of notification from their
parents to the Principal or Vice-Principal at least two weeks prior to leaving.
The note must state that the parents and the student are aware that the
student is responsible for work missed.
Arrangements for missed tests and assignments must be made two weeks before the
planned absence with individual teachers.
Ministry of education regulations dictate that summative assessment must occur
during the final six weeks of the school year. Students and parents should be
aware that scheduled vacations at this time can significantly impact student
achievement. With the exception of medical emergencies, all summative tests
and assignments that are missed as a result of these absences will be assigned
a mark of zero.
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North Toronto Collegiate Institute
17 Broadway Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1T7
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