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Peace Wapiti Public School Division
Educating today for success tomorrow
Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76
Attendance Program

​Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) is working to increase regular attendance at school and look at how absenteeism impacts student development.

A three-tiered approach:

  1. Engage communities about the importance of regular school attendance.
  2. Empower schools to use data to guide and improve practices.
  3. Eliminate barriers to attendance through timely and effective interventions.

Our monthly newsletters will help you learn more about Here for Me. Here for You.

Our Action Plan

Sharing our new Attendance Codes

PWPSD has developed new codes to track attendance that will better inform schools and help them support families in establishing positive attendance habits.

Improved communication and support
PWPSD is also improving attendance communication with parents and providing support to schools on how to work with students, parents and communities.

Our goal
Our goal is to increase student attendance rates through improved focus, communication and cooperative interventions that will see students achieve success in school and in life.

How absences add up over time

Missing 10 per cent or more of school days due to absence for any reason – excused, unexcused absences, and suspensions – can add up over time.

By Grade 3:
Student is at risk in reading and numeracy development.

By Grade 6:
Student is at risk of failing subjects.

By Grade 9:
Student is at risk of dropping out.

Absenteeism impacts student success

Research has shown that the reasons for being absent do not
minimize the impact it can have on student success rates.

We understand that events and circumstances come up for families.

We want to provide your child with the best opportunities for
their success.