Yesterday, the awards for those Registrants meeting the merits of achievement for attendance in the first school term were mailed out by Canada Post. Congratulations to those families for their commitments.
We wish encouragement on all our Registrants and good luck during the remainder of the school as they strive to meet the merits of achievement for the final term of the school year.
We have exciting news about a change to the 2022-2023 regulations for the Significanter Praesens (Substantially Present) award criteria. In response to the significant illnesses amongst students in November of this past year in adapting to post-pandemic isolation, as identified by the various school boards in Calgary, the PAF Board has agreed to increase (add to the existing) the number of acceptable days absent to still be considered ‘significant attendance’ by 5 days (1 week), as follows;
current criteria = 1%, or approximately 2 days for the year
proposed criteria = 4%, or approximately 7 (2+5) days for the year.
In our mandate to encourage attendance at school, the Perfect Attendance Foundation upholds the health and safety of it’s Registrants to the highest degree. We look forward to this this one-time adjustment having meaningful impact for students in their academic endeavors.