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*New* Oct. 1 - NS Provincial Attendance Policy

As of October 1, 2017, all schools in Nova Scotia will operate under the Provincial Student Attendance and Engagement Policy.

Please note the following attendance codes and their notes.  You will see these when logging into your Parent/Guardian or Student PowerSchool Portal and viewing attendance.

Attendance Codes Effective October 1, 2017
Code Description Attendance Category Notes
  Present Present No Change
L Late* Present No Change
U Absent Absent "U" is now used to record any absence without notification
E Absent Notification** Absent "E" is used to record an absence with notification
ACT School Based Activity Present No Change - Please see the "Other Absences" section on Page 4 of the Operational Plan (document on PVEC and EECD websites)
ISS In School Suspension Present No Change
OSS Out of School Suspension Absent No Change
SC Special Circumstance Not Applicable No longer used as an attendance code.

Please Note:
* The Late Code is also used for students who leave class early. This code will only be used when a very minimum amount of class time has been missed, otherwise a student attendance will be coded "U".

** An Absent with Notification Code can only be applied when a parent/guardian provides a valid excuse for their student's absence, preferably in advance, or before the end of the school day.

Parents/Guardians will continue to receive reminder phone calls to provide a valid excuse when a student is absent from school with a "U" code.

PVEC administration will provide information regarding this new policy as developments are released.

At the 5% total of E and U attendance Codes, parents/guardians will receive an email notification from the student's teachers.

Heather Foote,
Sep 28, 2017, 1:51 PM
Heather Foote,
Sep 28, 2017, 1:51 PM
Heather Foote,
Sep 28, 2017, 1:51 PM