Occasionally, families ask to excuse their children from school for personal reasons. Though sometimes this is unavoidable, it's important for parents to understand that absences related to family holidays are marked as "unexcused" in our records. As stated in our Parent-Student Handbook, students must maintain a 90% attendance rate in order to remain in good standing at our school. Additionally, the Singapore Immigration Department requires the school to notify them of any student in Singapore on a Student Pass who fails to make 90% attendance in any month.
Submitting Excuses for Absent Students
Please remember that parents and guardians must submit an attendance excusal via the school website if a child will be absent for any reason. The MS Absent Form can be found under the "Quick Links" tab on our website. This is our school's official means for parents/ guardians to communicate absences to the office.
There will be a few very important ManageBac communications coming through to parents and guardians this week. Please look out for:
- Information related to our January Parent Teacher Conferences
- Final payment details for our Week Without Walls trips
- A message announcing that reports have been uploaded to ManageBac on December 17th
We have a busy and exciting week ahead of us.
December 15th- Grade 6 Medieval Exhibition in the Middle School Hall; 8:40-9:40am. Please see my November 27th blog post to learn more about this event. Parents are invited!
December 17th- All students participate in the Walk for Zero Hunger at East Coast Park. Please see my November 27th blog post to learn more about this event. Parents are invited!
December 17th- Semester 1 reports will be uploaded to students' and parents' ManageBac accounts.
December 18th- Last day of school for the first semester. This will be a full day of school for students.