8. Extended Absence Due to Illness/Emergency. Parents will notify the MS office when an
absence due to illness or emergency will prolong a student’s return to school. Teachers will
make every reasonable effort to provide learning materials, assignments and assessments
to students faced with this challenge. A student’s assessments and proficiency results
may be adjusted at the teacher and Principal’s discretion to reflect what the student was
reasonably able to accomplish.
9. Participation if Absent. ASB Middle School students are not permitted to participate in or
attend a Middle School activity on a day they are absent from school. In order to participate
in an activity, Middle School students must be present all day or, if late to school, should
arrive by 12: 15 pm on the day of participation. If a student cannot participate in PE, he/she
should not participate in after school athletics. The only exceptions to this procedure can be
made by the Principal. Absent students should not contact any other students during the
school day by phone, SMS, email or any other electronic means. All messages to the school
should come through the MS Office.
10. Student Guests. If a student has a guest/friend who would like to spend a day at ASB, we
welcome the opportunity to share our school. Please let the MS Office know of this plan at
least one week in advance. The guest should expect to participate in classes as a student.
The host should be sure that the guest knows our general expectations of students. The
host should check in at the office on the day(s) of the visit. The host should also introduce
the guest to each teacher before class begins. The host and guest must stay together
throughout the day. Guests may visit for one school day only. Returning student guests
may spend two days at the school. Please note that during the first two weeks of school
we cannot accommodate guests in our classes as the establishment of routines and
relationships with current students takes precedence.
11. School Trip Late Arrivals. Students arriving in Mumbai or at the Mumbai airport after
10 pm as part of a school-related trip/flight are excused from class for the following
10 hours after arrival. Student-athletes are not excused from class the day after a
tournament and are expected to attend class after this excused period of 10 hours.
As on other occasions, student-athletes are responsible for their transportation to and
12. Tardiness. Beginning school and classes on time is essential to guarantee to each student
full access to all of the educational opportunities that ASB has to offer. Students are
expected to arrive at school and to be in class on time. Five minutes before class starts,
students should be heading to class so that they are in their seats and ready to learn at
the start of class. When arriving late in the morning, students are expected to have a note
from parents, and report to the MS Office for a tardy pass so that we may remove their
name from the absentee list. At all other times of the day, teachers will report tardiness to
the MS office. When a student is frequently tardy to school or class(es), there is a series of
progressive consequences for these choices, as follows:
• 3 unexcused tardies - the Associate Principal will hold a conference with the student
and an email will be sent to parents.