***Student Absence, Late Drop Offs or Pick Ups***

Herbert Spencer – Reporting a Student Absence 

Our team asks that all parents and guardians report a student absence, before the start of the school day. This helps us ensure that you have given permission for your child to be absent, and supports our staff in accurately tracking and following up on absences.

Absences can be reported:

  • 24 hours a day through our voice message system at 604-517-6030, or email spencer@sd40.bc.ca
  • or they can be made any time in advance, or before 9:45 am on the day of the absence, using the link below please fill out the form.


If you are leaving a voicemail message, please state the student’s full name, division, the date of the absence and reason for absence.
Please do not email your child’s classroom teacher only with an absence or early
pick up as they may be away or they may not have checked their email in order to let us
Thank you!


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