***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!


PARENT NEWS 2023/2024:

2023 September Letter to Families

September 2023 Newsletter

September 18th – 22nd, 2023

September 25th – 29th, 2023

October 2nd – 6th, 2023

October 9th – 13th, 2023

October 16th – 20th, 2023

October 23rd – 27th, 2023

October 30th – November 3rd, 2023

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November 27th – December 1st, 2023

December 4th – 8th, 2023

December 11th – 15th, 2023

December 18th – 22nd, 2023

January 8th – 12th, 2024

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Spencer Scoop February 5th – 9th, 2024

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Spencer Scoop February 19th – 23rd, 2024

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Spencer Scoop April 1st – 5th, 2024

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Substance Use Prevention Education

Ø Parent’s Guide to Peer Pressure: This guide discusses how social media platforms play a significant role in modern-day peer pressure among teenagers and offers valuable tips for parents on how to help their teens navigate this issue.

Ø Protecting Children From Online Drug Dealers: In the digital age, online drug dealing poses a significant threat. Our resource provides essential tools to safeguard children, including the “Emoji code” to identify online drug dealing, insights into the Dark web, and online safety measures.

Ø Education & Prevention for Teens on Vaping: Explores what vaping is and goes through the risks associated with it.