*Please allow teachers 48 hours for the return of emails and voicemail messages. 

If it is an urgent matter (ie: illness), please speak with the school office. 

Email is to be used as a tool for reminders and clarification.  If you have concerns you should arrange a meeting with the teacher.

Regular Absences

To report absences, please call 204-489-2115 (ext 241) or e-mail: receptionist@sjbcommunity.ca before 9 a.m.


  • Encourage and ensure regular, punctual attendance
  • Contact the school receptionist (not the teacher) by note or phone prior to 8:40am when the student will be late or absent
  • Contact the school receptionist by note or phone if the student must leave early
  • Notify the classroom teacher, administration and school receptionist before taking their child out of school for any vacations
  • Assume responsibility for any time taken away for their child’s education

Extended Absences

Extended Absence Protocol