Attendance at all classes is expected at
the Lahore American School and students are expected to be in class
on time. It is the belief of the LAS Board of Directors, administrators
and faculty that attendance
is an important aspect of student learning and should be reflected
in student assessment.
The process of education includes a combination
of instruction, classroom participation, learning experiences
and study in order to achieve the maximum educational benefit
for each individual student. The regular contact of students with
one another in the classroom and their participation in learning
activities under the tutelage of a competent teacher are vital
to this purpose. Regular attendance is essential for learning,
asking questions, receiving course material, developing social
skills, participating in extracurricular activities and to increase
student responsibility and accountability.
Responsibility for contacting teachers, collecting
assignments, completing coursework and submitting completed assignments
rests with the students themselves. Other than for absences due
to extended illness, SAISA travel and other legitimate reasons,
students are expected to make up missed work the next time they
return to class. If the absence is deemed to be unexcused, students
will not receive a credit for incomplete or missing work.
Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged
to arrange all non emergency appointments during free blocks,
after school, on weekends or during the summer or school holidays
in order to minimize the loss of time for learning. Extended holidays
are considered unexcused absences. If it is necessary for a student
to be absent, their parent or guardian must call the school after
7.30 am or send a note to notify the school of the absence.
Please note the following :
||A student may miss up to five (5) school days in a quarter
provided that the absence is supported by a parent's or guardian's
note providing adequate reasons for the absence. Absences
are not cumulative from quarter to quarter.
||The Superintendent may excuse any absence when
good cause is shown and may ask for the provision of any appropriate
||A student's quarterly grade in each course will be reduced
by 1% for every absence above the five (5) allowed in a quarter.
||All coursework and assignments missed by a student due to
an absence must be completed with one week of their return
to school or at such time as the relevant teacher directs..
||Any student who is late to class by more than 15 minutes
will be marked as absent for that class.