Attendance Secretary – Elementary Schools

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Location: Peel & Dufferin, ON
Experience: 2 years

Contract: $19/hr

Our client, a top School Board in Peel and Dufferin, is seeking an analytical, organized, and multitasking Attendance Secretary to be part of their team on a contract basis. Long term potential!

Under the direction of the Supervisor/Designate, this position is responsible for collecting, maintaining and communicating promptly and accurately, daily attendance records for all students in the school in which they work, including reporting to school administration staff and informing the parents/guardians of any absent student, through the automated system available to the secretary. Accurate student attendance records must be recorded and maintained daily in accordance with Board and Ministry regulations. Maintaining confidentiality is a requirement for this position. This description is a summary of the typical functions of the job and is not to be considered an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

The working hours will correspond with the individual institution’s timetable and school holidays. Selected applicants for this role would require a vulnerable sector screening check. May be subjected to occasional verbal abuse and in extremely rare circumstances, physical abuse from students

Gathering of Attendance Information80%
·        Taking notes/phone calls from parents and students regarding the students daily attendance in school
·        Issuing admit slips to class
·        Obtain, enter and maintain attendance information accurately into the Student Information Systems
Reporting to and Consulting with Administration and Faculty20%
·        Attendance data and information collected must be reported to the faculty daily to ensure that they are able to guarantee the accuracy and validity of student attendance in accordance with School Board and Ministry requirements
·        Report to Administration and/or Faculty in cases where the validity of a student’s absence is called to question. (i.e. the authenticity of a note/phone call from a parent)
·        Maintain regular communication with both administration and faculty as necessary, in order to ensure the accuracy of attendance data and information. Perceived discrepancies and inaccuracies must be brought to the attention of both of these groups in accordance with Board attendance policies
Student Data Management40%
·        Providing assistance with daily input into student data management system
·        Runs reports using student data management system
·        Updates student data
·        Performs tasks necessary to transfer outgoing students
·        Mails OSRs to other schools when appropriate documentation is received
·        Tracks missing OSRs
·        Maintains student records regarding admissions, retirements and student transfers
·        Other responsibilities, tasks and/or duties can be assigned.



  • Hours of the position are Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST


  • A minimum of 2 years of recent relevant experience
  • Secondary School Diploma
  • Proficient in the use of Board provided computer-based technologies to create, manipulate, store and retrieve information, and communicate with others
  • Preferred experience in an educational setting
  • Experience with Student Information Systems, certification an asset
  • Experience working in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Proficient in the use of Board provided computer-based technologies to create, manipulate, store and retrieve information, and communicate with others
  • First Aid Certification an asset


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task effectively.
  • High level of professionalism with and familiar with working with confidential information
  • Proficient time management and organizational skills attributes.
  • High-level customer service and people skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently while understanding the importance of engaging appropriate members of the senior team for awareness or guidance and/or escalating issues as appropriate

If you feel that you would be a great addition to the team, you can apply by either clicking the “Apply Now” button or by sending your resume to, along with a concise explanation on why you would be a good fit!

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