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School Attendance Policy Clarification

At Upper Canada College, giving our students the best opportunities to learn is our top priority. We want all boys at UCC to find academic success and share in the rich learning experiences that happen here. There is a documented relationship between high levels of attendance and high levels of achievement. Timely and consistent attendance in all learning spaces is a core expectation of all of our students and is fundamental to their full experience at the College. Additionally, UCC has a legal obligation to account for the whereabouts of our students and to ensure that enrolled students are attending class and meeting required hours for credit granting. With these key principles in mind, this year we are re-focusing efforts on decreasing incidents of lateness and class absences.

We completely understand that lives are busy and all families in the College are juggling many things. It is critically important, however, that if your son is absent, that this be reported to the College. This can be done by emailing usattendance@ucc.on.ca  or by calling 416-488-1125, extension 2219.

Please note that our system generates automated responses and will email you if your son is absent without excuse. If you receive this email we ask that you reply to it with a reason for his absence within 24 hours. If we do not hear from you, the school will consider your son unexcused from class. Unexcused absences at UCC are subject to a graduated disciplinary response beginning at detention for a second offence and escalating to conduct status for repeated offences.

Additionally, if your son will be late for a valid reason such as an appointment or unexpected traffic, please reach out to the attendance email or phone line or give him a note excusing his tardiness. Students who demonstrate a pattern of unexcused lateness to class will also be subject to a graduated disciplinary response beginning at detention and escalating to conduct status for repeated offences.