Awards and Regulations

CURRENT AWARDS : 2022-2023 Academic School Year

Semper Praesens (Latin for ‘Always Present’)

recognition: for perfect attendance throughout the academic year
awardings for achievement: the awarded student will receive the following;

  • a gift card for the following value associated with their grade:
Grade 2$65 (for a $100 year total)
Grade 3$70 (for a $110 year total)
Grade 4$75 (for a $120 year total)
Grade 5$80 (for a $130 year total)
Grade 6$85 (for a $140 year total)

Semper Praesens – Semestris (Latin for ‘Always Present – school term’)

recognition: for perfect attendance throughout the first half/semester or last half/semester of the academic year
awardings for achievement: the awarded student will receive the following;

  • a gift card for the following value associated with their grade:
Grade 2$35
Grade 3$40
Grade 4$45
Grade 5$50
Grade 6$55
  • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) receive a Recognition Award of Merit Certificate

Praesens Amplius (Latin for ‘Present To A Greater Degree’)

recognition: for significant improvement in attendance throughout the academic year from the previous academic year, defined by a Registrant reducing the number of tardies and absences in the previous academic year by 80% rounded to the nearest half day
awardings for achievement: the awarded student will receive the following;

  • a gift card for the following value associated with their grade:
Grade 2$50
Grade 3$60
Grade 4$70
Grade 5$80
Grade 6$90

Praesens Amplius – Semestris (Latin for ‘Present To A Greater Degree – school term’)

recognition: for significant improvement in attendance throughout the second half or final term from the first half or previous term of the same academic year, defined by a Registrant reducing the number of tardies and absences in the previous academic term by 80% rounded to the nearest half day
awardings for achievement: the awarded student will receive the following;

  • a gift card for the following value associated with their grade:
Grade 2$25
Grade 3$30
Grade 4$35
Grade 5$40
Grade 6$55
  • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) receive a Recognition Award of Merit Certificate

Significanter Praesens (Latin for ‘Substantially Present’)

recognition: For substantial attendance throughout the academic year, defined by a Registrant not missing more than 1% attendance in tardies and absences, rounded to the nearest half day. Tardies count as half an absence.
awardings for achievement: the awarded student will receive the following;

  • a gift card for the following value associated with their grade:
Grade 2$10
Grade 3$20
Grade 4$30
Grade 5$40
Grade 6$50

Significanter Praesens – Semestris (Latin for ‘Substantially Present – school term’)

recognition: For substantial attendance in an academic term, defined by a Registrant not missing more than 1% attendance in tardies and absences, rounded to the nearest half day. Tardies count as half an absence.
awardings for achievement: the awarded student will receive the following;

  • a gift card for the following value associated with their grade:
Grade 2$5
Grade 3$10
Grade 4$15
Grade 5$20
Grade 6$25
  • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) receive a Recognition Award of Merit Certificate

Gift Card Venders

Gift cards will be available from one of the following stores:

  • Chapters Indigo Bookstore
  • Toys “R” Us
  • MasterMind Toys
  • Cadillac Fairview Shopping Mall
  • Cineplex

GENERAL REGULATIONS : 2022-2023 Academic School Year

  1. Calgary Registration for the 2022 – 2023 academic school year will be available to Grades 2 through 6 students attending a school within the City of Calgary, Alberta and registered with the Provincial government excluding Home Education.
  2. Participating students must attend schools with established and absolute means of recording student attendance, with a record made available to the Parent(s) or Guardian(s).
  3. School administration and staff must have the means to dismiss a student that poses a health or safety risk to themselves or others in attendance.
  4. Parent(s) or Guardian(s) are required to register and submit the verification and attestation of attendance within the provided deadlines.
  5. ‘Excused absences’, ‘sick leaves’, etc. do not constitute attendance as determined by the educational institute.
  6. Awards are not cumulative; only one Award and it’s value can be achieved per academic year.
  7. Awards and General Regulations are subject to change, and will be interpreted by the Perfect Attendance Foundation.