The school day at AlBaqir Academy commences at 8:25 a.m. with the morning assembly, and all students arriving after this time will be considered late. All students who arrive at school after 8:45 a.m. must sign in at the Office before going to any class.
A student wishing to be dismissed early from school must be signed out by a parent/guardian at the Office.
Students under the age of 18 cannot be released from the school for any reason without parental permission. We recommend that any scheduling routine doctor/dentist appointments or personal business be done at the end of the school day.
Late to Class
School day begins at 8:25 a.m. with the morning assembly. If a student arrives any time after 8:25 a.m. then he/she is marked late. Moreover, students are considered late for class if they are not in class when the bell rings. Students are expected to be on time and prepared for each period. They must be in class in complete uniform with all the required books and materials. Lateness is detrimental to the progress of the student who is late. Lateness also causes a disruption of the class and is disrespectful to the teacher and students in the classroom.
A student who arrives to school after 8:45 a.m. must report to the Office Administrator, and parents have to sign the student in the Office.
A student who is frequently late without a phone call or note from a parent/guardian will be asked to meet with office staff.
Classroom teachers will track student lates.
School supports for ongoing lates may include:
By the teacher:
Written realection signed by parent/guardian
Phone call home
By the Administration:
When a student is absent from school, it is the student’s responsibility to complete all work missed due to their absence. A meeting with teachers upon a return from absence is encouraged. Please call the school before 9:00 a.m. to inform of student’s absence. For planned absences, please make arrangements with the teacher and the school in advance.
For high school students, if a student is chronically absent from school he/she may not receive a credit.
A parent/guardian MUST contact the school if a student is to be absent.
If no phone call and/or note is provided to verify the student’s absence, the student must report to the Office before the start of period 1.
If a student has been absent without reason, a mark of zero may be assessed for incomplete work. Furthermore, the student may receive community service, a school detention or suspension from school for skipping a class.
It is essential that our students attend all classes so that they do not fall behind. Please arrange your holidays to coincide with the school holidays outlined in the signiaicant dates section. 7
Students should not be withdrawn otherwise. It is the parents’ and student’s responsibility to obtain and complete all missed work from the teacher. Teachers are not responsible for reteaching missed work or supplying homework to students who are on holiday outside the allotted time.
Skipping Classes/ Truancy
An absence without a valid reason is considered a skip/truancy. Skipping classes is a very serious matter because it jeopardizes the academic success of the student and it contravenes the Ministry of Education mandate of compulsory attendance.
School supports for skipping/truancy:
By the teacher:
Phone call home
Deprivation from participation in certain school activities
Social Worker referral and counselling
Deprivation from some school privileges
** If a student has been absent without reason or is truant, a mark of 0 may be given by the teacher for incomplete work, missed tests, assignments etc.