At Riyadh Najed Schools we recognize that attending school regularly has a positive impact on learning, progress and therefore the best life chances for children. We recognize that attending school regularly and punctually is vital to the educational process and encourages a good pattern of work. We will encourage good attendance for all pupils, by offering an environment in which students feel valued and part of the school community.
Attendance in class is vital for learning. Regular class attendance along with assigned work, successful completion of class work and participation in class discussions, experiments and written work are directly related to success in school. There is no way to duplicate the classroom experience after a student has been absent.
It is the responsibility of the student to make up and complete homework/assignments that have been missed. Absent students are not, under any circumstances, exempted from handling homework, or any other assigned work on time. It’s the absentees’ duty to refer to the school, classmates or any relevant source to be aware of the assigned duties. A zero will be assigned for any work not completed within the time limit set by the teacher.
We expect from our students to show positive interaction towards school through abiding by the school regulations; therefore, we would like to emphasize the following:
When a student is absent for 25% or more of a particular course their enrolment in that course is cancelled. Regardless of the reason for absence a minimum of 75% attendance is an essential requirement. Students who have missed 25% or more of a course must repeat the course the following year.
Students who repeat a course due to absence are expected to complete all of the assessment and class work provided by the teacher. Subjects which were passed do not need to be repeated. Repeating a subject may prevent graduation at the same time as the rest of the cohort.
Ministry of Education outlines what constitutes an “excused” absence. The following are considered reasons for Excused Absences:
Parents must email or call the principal’s office the day their child is absent from school.
It is vital for the student’s academic success that he/she be in school. The school calendar has clearly outlined dates the school will be in session. All students are expected to be in school when it is in session. Any absence which is not included in the list of excused absences is an unexcused absence. All other absences are unexcused and unlawful for reasons other than those stated above. The principal will decide what consequences will be appropriate for unexcused absences. Truancy, vacations and no reason indicated are all unexcused absences. If a child is suspended from the bus and does not attend school, that absence is unexcused. However, if a child is suspended from school, that absence is excused.
Students suffering, vomiting or diarrhea will be excluded from school and may not participate in school activities until they are symptom-free without medication for 24 hours. Students with an undiagnosed rash may be excluded from school. Parents will be called when a student’s condition prevents participation in normal school activities.
Parents need to be sure that they have sent updated telephone numbers and address changes to the school. If there is an emergency, this information is very important. School staff has the capability to telephone everyone in a class and school with important information; however, if your phone number is not current, you will miss the call.
Parents are regularly notified through weekly reports, SMS messages and letters of the absence and lateness of their children.
If a student reaches 5 absences in any class per semester, the student will be placed on Academic Probation. If the student meets the following requirements, while on probation, he/she can maintain the grade and receive credit for the course at the end of the semester.
An absence includes all type of non-school related absences including the following: illness, doctor visits, travel, vacations, etc. Please note that these are not considered excused absences. It is very important that students miss as few days as possible so that they do not miss classroom instruction and activities that cannot be made up. Because colleges are particularly interested in a student’s motivation, focus, and work habits, a student’s attendance and tardy record for each year will be documented in his/her recommendation letter.
No student will be permitted to leave the building before the close of school unless a written request or phone call from home is presented and approved by the administration.
All early dismissal requests must be written, signed by a parent or a call from a parent must come to the Principal or Principal Assistant.
Please note that students will be allowed to make up work whenever possible, but there are certain types of graded activities that require a student to be present in the classroom when they are happening and thus are impossible to make up if a student is absent. These types of activities include debates, discussions, group work, rehearsals, warm-ups, etc. (Please note: this is not an exhaustive list.) Participation points cannot be made up. The decision as to what is required for make-up and the time and place of make-up work will be the responsibility of the teacher working in conjunction with the student. It is the student’s responsibility to check with the teacher and to complete the required make-up work within the allowable make-up period following the student’s return to school: 1 day absence = 1 day make-up period. Major projects and major exams with due dates known well in advance are exempt from this make-up time allowance. Major projects, papers and presentations cannot be made up unless there are extreme circumstances surrounding the absence. Please note that if you are present at school on the day of a test but miss the class period of the test, it must be made up on that same day or a grade of a 0 will be given. Students who are truant from a class are not allowed to make up the work missed.
Please be aware that all make-up tests will be a different version of the original test.
Students placed on Academic Probation will not be given the same make-up opportunities. They will need to attend class to complete their work.
If a student is absent from a final exam for any reason, he/she must see the High School Principal and must provide proper documentation. The grade will be changed when a make-up exam has been taken. Under no circumstance will a final exam be administered before the scheduled date of the exam.
We value your cooperation and support in following up on these matters to ensure that your children do not lose out by missing exams and tests because they have accumulated too many absences from classes.
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