Attendance » Attendance


    • How do I track my student's attendance?
      • Columbia uses PowerSchool to track attendance. The app can be downloaded in your app store. The CHS front office can set-up accounts and reset passwords. You can also set up an account on our website using this link The app allows for you to set up notifications when a student is absent or tardy.

      Who do I contact to report absences?

      • The attendance office (208)498-0571 ext.6506 or (208)498-0572 is the attendance line where you can speak to JoAnna Fischer (attendance secretary) or leave a message.

      Who is the attendance dean?

      • Bobby Gantt is the CHS attendance dean and can be reached at (208)498-0571 ext. 6641 or

      How many absences can my student get before they receive an "NCA"?

      • 6 unverified (unexcused) absences or truancies and above will result in an NCA (no credit awarded). Time4Time will need to arranged with Mr. Gantt to work off NCA's.
      What types of attendance codes don't count against my student?
      • School deemed leave (S), bereavement leave (B), medical leave (note provided (M))and legal leave (note provided (L)). All other types of leave will be counted toward students attendance leave.
      How does my student make up time?
      • Time 4 Time is offered Tuesdays & Thursdays (Power Hour) from 2:45 to 3:45 in D103. Every other Wednesday (Overtime) starting February 5th from 1:45 to 2:45 (with motivational speaker) in D103. Every Saturday (Breakfast Club) from 9am to 11am.