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Attendance Policy

Regular and punctual attendance is required at all classes. The school sewadars maintain the attendance policy and records. All matters of attendance are between the student and the school sewadars.

Excused Absences

If a student is absent, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain any announcements, assignments and tests given during their absence. If a student has three (3) absences within any semester, the student will meet with the school sewadars to determine if the student should remain in the school or withdraw at this time.

Administratively Excused Absence

Students who are absent from a class at the request of the school sewadars may be given an administratively excused absence. Students will be allowed to make up assignments, tests or other work missed because of this type of absence without a fee. Students are responsible for getting all assignments before the absence and must make up all tests on the day of their return.

Personal or Family Emergency

Absence due to personal or immediate family illness, emergency or death will be considered excused. Immediate family is a spouse, child, mother, father, sister or brother.

Illness

Any absence due to illness, which is two (2) or more weeks in duration, may be required to present a doctor's signed excuse to be deemed an excused absence.

Medical

Absences due to broken limbs, hospitalization, surgery or infectious illness such as measles or chicken pox, will be excused for up to two weeks as deemed medically necessary by a physician. The school sewadars must approve absence due to non-emergency hospitalization or surgery in order to be considered excused. Students are required to keep up with their assigned schoolwork (reading, homework, papers) during a medical absence, and schedule makeup exams immediately upon return to school. The school sewadars reserve the right to drop a student from the semester's classes if they are not able to keep up with the assigned schoolwork. In such a case, the student will repeat the entire semester (all classes) the following year, plus pay tuition for that semester at the current tuition rate.

Other Excused Absence

We realize that there are some instances where a student will need to miss a day of school due to reasons other than those listed above. In all instances, approval must be obtained for an absence to be considered excused. The school sewadars will make the final judgment as to whether or not such an absence is considered excused.

Unexcused Absences

An absence will be deemed unexcused if the student did not notify the school sewadars of his/her absence according to the guidelines listed for excused absences. If the student has three (3) unexcused absences in any semester, the student will repeat the entire semester (all classes) the following year, plus pay tuition for that semester at the current tuition rate. Regardless of the type of absence, the student is responsible to obtain all announcements, assignments and tests given during their absence.

Tardies

"Tardy" is defined as being late to class. School begins promptly at 10:00 am. If you are late, please quietly take a seat without disrupting class. If you are 5 or more minutes late, it is an unexcused tardy. For every (3) times in a semester the student is tardy, he/she will be assessed one (1) unexcused absence and the policy for unexcused absences will apply, which will have an effect on the student's grade.

Makeup Tests

Makeup tests must be arranged with school sewadars. In the case of extended absences, each case will be handled on a one-to-one basis. If the student knows that he/she will be missing class, it is wise to let the teacher know in advance since it may be possible to take the test prior to the student's absence.

Barred From Attendance

A student may be barred from attending classes for failure to:
  • Comply with admission requirements
  • Respond to official notices
  • Settle financial obligations when due
  • Comply with the Code of Honor
Students who become subject to a Bar-from-Attendance are given advance notice. If a student fails to respond, action will be taken without further notice and the student will be entitled to no further services of the Khalsa School, except assistance toward reinstatement. Under no circumstances may a student who has been barred from attendance attend class or receive a grade.

Parent Teacher Communications

Khalsa School encourages parents to meet with their child's teacher(s) to discuss the student's academic performance. It is together that we educate your child. A Parent-Teacher conference is scheduled for each parent to meet with the teacher at the end of each semester.

A parent may request a conference with the teacher at any other time. It must be scheduled in advance with the teacher. The teacher will arrange a mutually convenient time to meet with the parent when the teacher does not have a class or other responsibilities. Parents are discouraged from showing up during class sessions without requesting and receiving prior permission from the teacher.
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