Daily Attendance (Reporting Absences)

If your child is excusably absent, parents/guardians should call the school absence line at 902-832-8964 extension 1 to inform the school. Please do not leave attendance messages for administrators or teachers. Do not send emails for attendance purposes.

The attendance line is used to manually enter attendance directly into the school’s PowerSchool system to inform both subject teachers and administrators of students who will not be attending for that particular day or class. The attendance line is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for your convenience. Absences are taken off of the attendance line in the morning and again at 3:00pm each day school is in session.

At the end of the day, an automated call will be forwarded to your home telephone to notify of any unexcused absences recorded.

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Zombie Night

Our annual zombie night will be hosted on Wednesday, October 25 from 7-10 PM. We will start to register teams of up to 10 players in the Cheetah Spot starting this Friday, October 6. This event is a zombie-themed 120 person NERF tag game taking place on all 3 floors of our decorated school. The game will consist of 2 rounds (7-8:30 and 8:30-10:00). Each round is $5 per person. Waivers must be submitted in order to play. Waivers can be picked up at lunch in the Cheetah Spot or you can print it here. This year’s theme is creepy carnival.

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New Provincial Attendance Policy Effective October 1

As of October 1, a new provincial attendance policy developed by the Department of Education came into effect. This policy can be viewed here. This policy was developed to reinforce that regular attendance at school supports greater student success and achievement. Thresholds have been built into the new policy that requires active communication between students, teachers, administrators and families, all in an effort to reduce lateness and absenteeism. If a student misses 20% of a course the student may lose credit in that course. One major difference with this new policy is the change in attendance codes when recording student attendance. The five codes that we are required to use are P for Present, L for Late, U for Unknown Absence, E for Explained Absence and ACT for school based activity. Please note there is no longer a Special Circumstance (SC) absence. CP Allen will still have exam exemptions as outlined in our student handbook. Students will be eligible to exempt an exam if they have 6 or fewer excused absences and 6 or fewer lates in a class. If they go over in any class, they lose their exemption.

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AARO Post Secondary Expo

The AARAO tour (Post-Secondary Expo) for grade 12 students will be visiting CPA on Friday, October 6th from 1:15pm-2:30pm, then breakout sessions from 2:30-3pm for MSVU, Acadia, DAL, UNB, NSCC, STFX, SMU and Mt. Allison.

Grade 12 students will go to their class after lunch and will proceed with their class to the gym when it’s time.

Institutions in attendance are:
• Academy Of Learning Career College
• Acadia University
• BayTech College
• Bishop’s University
• CBBC
• Canadian Coast Guard College
• Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy
• Canadian Forces
• Cape Breton University
• Carpenter MIllwright College
• Class Afloat – West Island College International
• Crandall University
• Dalhousie University
• Eastern College
• Elevate Beauty Institute of Cosmetology
• Engineers Nova Scotia
• Grenfell Campus – Memorial University of Newfoundland
• Hair Design Centre
• Holland College
• Jane Norman College
• Marine Institute
• Maritime College of Forest Technology
• Memorial University of Newfoundland
• Moncton Flight College
• Mount Allison University
• Mount Saint Vincent University
• New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
• Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
• Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education
• Nova Scotia Community College
• Oulton College
• Ravensberg College
• Saint Mary’s University
• St. Francis Xavier University
• St. Stephen’s University
• St. Thomas University
• Success College/Maritime Business College
• Trent University
• University of King’s College
• University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Campus, Saint John Campus
• University of Prince Edward Island
• Université Sainte-Anne
• Université de Moncton
• Western University
• Young Brokers Network (YBN) of Nova Scotia, Sub-Committee of Insurance Brokers Assocation of Nova Scotia (IBANS)
• daVinci College

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An Important Message from Public Health Re: Lyme Disease

Please read this important message from Public Health regarding tics and lyme disease.

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