Po - Welcome to Lahore American School

New Things to Note
Old Things to Remember
in LAS Secondary
NEW!: LAS Profile of Graduates:
Graduates of LAS are…
• Curious Lifelong Learners
• Critical Thinkers
• Effective Communicators
• Innovative
• Collaborative
• Connected
• Balanced
• Technologically Literate
• Global Citizens
• Positive
We want to see all qualities in every LAS student.
REMEMBER! Your parents/guardians must
notify the Secondary Office in the morning
any time you are absent or late to school.
NEW! All students must be off campus by
3:45 pm Monday to Thursday and 1:00 pm
on Friday unless you are registered in an
extracurricular activity.
Faculty will clear the campus each afternoon.
Student Academic Expectations
Academics are the first priority at LAS!
The following expectations are held for all students:
I. Punctuality
II. Regular Attendance
III. Punctual Completion and Submission of all
Assigned Studies – Staying in Good
Academic Standing for Extra-curriculars
IV. Academic Honesty
I. Punctuality = Be in every class on time
• REMEMBER! Students who arrive to class after
the bell must pick up a tardy slip from the Main
Office before going to class.
• NEW!: A student will be forgiven a total of three
(3) unexcused tardies per class per quarter.
• NEW!: The fourth tardy in a class will result in a
grade reduction of 3 points from the quarter
grade in that class.
• NEW!: Each additional tardy in the same class
will result in a grade reduction of 1 additional
point from the quarter grade in that class.
II. Regular Attendance to all classes
This will ensure your success as a learner
and prepare you for university.
• Please note that the current policy for
attendance is under review with a new
policy forthcoming in the 2012-2013
school year.
• In the interim period, the current policy
will stand.
• A student may miss up to five (5) school days in
a quarter, provided that the absence of the
student is supported by a parent or guardian’s
note giving adequate reasons for the student’s
• The quarter grade in each of the student’s
courses will be reduced by 1% (i.e. 1 point) for
every absence after the fifth absence in a
• Any student who is late to any one class by
more than fifteen (15) minutes will be marked
absent for that class only.
• All school work missed by a student on
account of any absence must be completed
within one week of the absence, or such time
as the relevant teacher(s) may direct.
• The superintendent may excuse any absence
for good cause shown if provided with a
request for an absence to be excused within
ten days of the student’s absence.
• If students are in school for any period of
time on test days or major assignments
days, students are responsible for taking
the test/submitting the work due on that
• Failing to meet with the teacher for this
will result in a zero.
• All assignments should be turned in on
the due date even if the student was
temporarily ill during the day.
• If the absence is determined to be
unexcused, e.g., “bunking,” the student
will receive no credit.
• REMEMBER – Newly enforced! Students
who miss classes due to unexcused late
arrival to school will be considered to
have bunked with no credit assigned for
work/assessments missed.
III. Punctual Completion of Assigned Studies
• REMEMBER! Students are expected to
submit assignments on the given date.
Late work will be assessed a penalty
affecting the grade of the assignment.
• REMEMBER! Students who are absent on
the due date of a long term assignment
will see that assignment assessed a
heavier penalty.
• Each teacher will inform students of
his/her penalties applied to late work.
SAISA Expectations & Standards for Participation
2012 - 2013
• REMEMBER! Earn a minimum GPA the previous
quarter of a 2.0 and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or
higher for any subsequent quarters which occur
during the season.
• NEW! No failing grades in the previous quarter.
• NEW! Maintain a grade greater than or equal to
60% (D-) in all classes during the SAISA season.
• NEW! If a student’s grade goes below 60% they
will be withheld from practice and taken off travel
roster until grade is above 60%.
• REMEMBER! Students absent from school will
not be allowed to practice or play that day or
weekend (for Friday school days).
• REMEMBER! A combination of 5 tardies
and/or absences during a SAISA season it will
result in removal from a SAISA team.
• Absences will only be excused by the AD with
appropriate documentation submitted on the
day of return to class
IV Academic Honesty
The development of individual character, honor,
and integrity is a fundamental goal of Lahore
American School.
All lessons take place with the understanding that
the students will present their own work.
Academic honesty means that the student does
his/her own work. It means that the ideas and
thoughts submitted by the student are without
question created by the student.
Remember! Academic dishonesty would include but not be
limited to the following situations:
• plagiarism,
• communicating during a test,
• obtaining copies of tests, copying homework or test answers
from other students,
• possessing any form of “cheat notes” during an exam,
• copying from others on assignments/tests, and
• allowing others to copy their work on assignments/tests
• Using textbook company produced tests, test banks and
• Malpractice in a testing situation: This constitutes breaking
test procedures, e.g. using a cheat sheet; looking at someone
else’s paper; or programming answers into an electronic device
such as a calculator, cell phone, palm pilot, electronic
dictionary, etc.
Academic Dishonesty: Students who commit an act of
academic dishonesty:
• NEW for HS! Will be suspended from school with the
type and length of suspension determined by the
• NEW! Will rewrite the assignment during the
• Will complete all classwork missed during the
• NEW for HS! Will not receive any credit/will earn a zero
for academically dishonest work, and for the work missed
during the days of suspension.
• NEW for HS! Cannot make-up missed work, exams,
quizzes, or major reports for credit during the period of
• May be expelled from school after repeated incidents of
Academic Dishonesty.
REMEMBER! Dress Code: The following are not permitted at LAS.
• Culturally insensitive clothing
• Drug/alcohol related jewelry or clothing
• Clothing promoting sexist, racist, violent attitudes or which are
purposely provocative (i.e. French Connection United Kingdom)
• Gang-related dress wear
• Outlandish hair styles
• Torn, faded, dirty jeans
• Bandanas
• Caps or non-religious headgear inside any classroom or office
• Immodest clothing
• There may be no cleavage or straps from underwear showing
• Stomachs and hips must be covered (no underwear showing)
• Shorts/skirts must be no shorter than just above the knee.
• Boys must have their hair and beards trimmed, not wear
earrings, and, in general, keep ornaments to a minimum.
• Girls are encouraged to dress modestly with respect to the
cultural norms of Pakistan.
Left and Found & Unattended Items
• NEW for HS! No unattended book bags,
trackers or textbooks on campus allowed.
Use your locker.
• NEW for HS! HS and MS hallways and
common areas will be swept of any
unattended items at the beginning of
each class period.
• All unattended items will be turned in to
the Secondary Office.
• Students will not be allowed to access the
Lost and Found during instructional time.
Retrieving Unattended Valuables
• NEW for HS! Books, trackers, jewelry, and
phones will be turned in to the Secondary
Office and may be recovered the same day for
a small charge by determined by the Student
Council each semester– all proceeds given to
charity. 50 Rs
• NEW for HS! Laptops and I Pads will be locked
in the Secondary Office for the duration of
the day and recovered before school on the
next day for a slightly greater charge
determined by the Student Council each
semester– all proceeds given to charity. 200 Rs
Mobile Phones
• Remember! Mobile telephones must be switched
off at all times during class and deposited in a
tray provided by the teacher.
• Failing to switch off a phone in the basket will
result in its confiscation overnight.
• Failing to place a phone in the tray provided will
result in confiscation for one week on the first
• A second inappropriate use of a phone will result
in confiscation for two weeks.
DELF Examinations
• NEW for HS! All students studying French in
grades 8 – 12* at LAS take the DELF French test
as part of the French program.
• All DELF exam fees are borne by
*AP French students who are taking the AP
French Examination may be excused by the HS
French teacher.
HS Only:
The deadline for student schedule
changes is Tuesday, 4 September 2012.
Grade 11 and 12 Only: Study Periods
• NEW! Juniors and Seniors should check in with
the Main Office for attendance in all periods.
• Students are expected to remain quiet in the
hallways and locker areas since other classes are
in session.
• NEW! It is not appropriate to sleep during this
• Abuse of this resource will result in being
assigned to a supervised environment.
• NEW! Students on academic probation or taking
online courses to make up for failed classes may
be assigned to a supervised situation.

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