STAY CONNECTED AND INFORMED
Dear UMC Middle School Parents and Guardians,
As your partner in educating your child, the school is concerned that absenteeism may cause some difficulties that could lead to academic problems in the future.
If your child, for any reason, is not coming to school, we ask that you inform the school as soon as possible (preferably prior to the start of school day) as we concern about student’s safety more than anything else
We also request Parents/guardians to report late arrivals as a full-day absence. When a student arrives, they are expected to sign in at the office and staff make the amendment in our attendance system.
When a student leaves early, again they are expected to sign out (with parental permission) and again the amendment is made in our system. This method allows us to best track student attendance to ensure safety.
The school has a responsibility to ensure that all students arrive safely. If a student does not arrive by 9:00 a.m. and a parent has not phoned the school, someone will call the student’s home and emergency contact to inquire into their absence.
HOW TO REPORT YOUR CHILDS ABSENCES AND LATE?
- 416-438-0707 – EXT 101 Front Office
- 416-438-0707 – EXT 108 Admin Office
- 416-438-0707 – EXT 113 Teachers Office
Please send an email to school: firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the start of school day (8:45 AM), indicating the student’s full name, reason and period of absence.
Here is a sample message parents can leave on school telephone or email when a child will miss school: This is < your name >. My child < her or his name > is sick today. She or He is in Grade < 6 – 12 >. Her/ His teacher’s name is < teacher’s name >.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us
Thank you so much for your support!
Please contact our regional counselors or student advisors for further assistance.