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Safe Arrival & Attendance

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Safe Welcome/Arrival Policy & Attendance Procedures

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s Safe Welcome Protocol supports a welcoming learning environment ensuring that parents and other authorized visitors have access to elementary schools while keeping students and staff safe.

Parents & Visitors

All ASPS exterior school doors are locked during the instructional day. Visitors access the school during school hours via the main entrance.

The ASPS front door is equipped with a video/intercom access system and signage.  The access system allows staff to see and talk with visitors requesting entry. The system also allows school office staff to electronically release the lock on the door.

NOTE: All parents and visitors must report directly to the office upon entering the school. Volunteers and visitors must sign in and wear a Visitor lanyard prior to circulating in the school.


At ASPS safe arrival is a system that parents and staff will employ to account for a student’s absence from school and to address the concern regarding student attendance.

It is extremely important that students attend school regularly.
Regular, punctual attendance is essential to academic and social success.

Parents / Guardians must keep the school informed of any absences, lates, or early dismissals to school by either a phone call or a note delivered to the office.

 Absences and Lates?
Call us at 905 648 4439, ext 305 before 8:00 am.
The line is open 24 hours.

When a call is made, please provide:

  • Your name and relationship to the student
  • Student name and homeform class
  • Reason for absence and late arrival

When a note is shared, please provide:

  • Student’s full name and homeform
  • Reason for absence and/or late arrival
  • Parent signature and contact number

NOTE:   All unexplained absences will result in an automated call home.

Updated on Saturday, June 02, 2018.
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