Regular attendance at school is a very important factor in academic success. As a means of drawing attention to this fact, Trillium Lakelands District School Board has instituted a system of Perfect Attendance Awards.
To be eligible for this award, a student must be in attendance at school every day of the school year, and faithfully attend all classes. Any absences, other than those outlined below, will not be accepted. It should be noted that students who are away from school or from scheduled classes because of other school activities such as field trips or athletic events are not considered to be absent.
Certain absences from school are considered to be “excused absences.” These include a court appearance, attendance at provincial, national and international events, a bus day for inclement weather, and school activities. Students returning from a court appearance must present documentation within three days of returning or they will be considered absent.
Students who achieve the distinction of Perfect Attendance will be presented with a plaque at the undergraduate Honours and Awards Assembly or the Commencement and Awards Ceremony. This award is presented for each year that a student achieves the perfect attendance.