Piccadilly Central High School Latest News
- Test/quizzes missed due to unexcused absences will result in a 10% reduction penalty. Students will write the assessment the following day.
- Late assignments due to unexcused absences will result in a 5%, 5% and 10% reduction on the first three days that the assignment is past due date.
- A placeholder of 0% will be placed in gradebook until missed or late assignments/tests are completed.
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Below is a letter from the chair of the board of trustees on the importance of student engagement and attendance:
Dear Parents and Guardians: The first month of school is coming to a close and we are all settling into routines. As Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District I would like to encourage you to work with your children to ensure consistent school attendance is an integral part of the routine of your family. Research shows that students who attend school and are engaged in classroom activities are more likely to be successful and, in the end, we want all of our students to achieve to the best of their abilities. Newfoundland and Labrador English School District data indicates that during the 2016-2017 school year approximately 10% of students totaled 18 or more days of unexcused absences. This does not include instructional time lost due to weather, facilities matters, or appointments. When combined, unexcused and excused absences can easily add up to one month of the 10 months of instruction lost for these students and no doubt impact their ability to learn, grow, and achieve. While we certainly understand there are times when a child is sick or an appointment must occur during the instructional day, we ask you to encourage your child to attend school each day when possible. While data shows attendance issues are more noticeable in intermediate and high school students, attendance patterns are established as early as Kindergarten. Given this information, the sooner we can instill the value of school attendance, the more likely your children will be to consistently attend school. I encourage you to stay involved in the education of your children. This can be done as simply as asking them about their day and the activities that occurred in school. The behaviours we model as adults make a difference and ensure our students remain engaged and attend school. Please stay in contact with your children’s teachers and the school administration. Demonstrate that you value education and your children will as well. If you require advice on how to remain engaged with your child please contact their homeroom teacher, your school administration, or your school guidance counsellor. An attending student will be a successful student.