Attendance policy for day and evening students

The School of Teaching ESL considers class participation to be an integral part of your studies. Because we emphasize a hands-on approach to learning, your presence is crucial to your teacher and your colleagues. It is by actively participating in class that students are able to connect theory to practice. When a student does not attend or participate fully, everyone in the class is affected. Therefore, it is an expectation that you will attend every class.

If you are ill or have a family emergency, you must contact your teacher and the school as soon as possible in order to make alternative arrangements for any assignments. Please be aware that both class participation and class attendance contribute to your course grade. If you miss a part of a class or an entire class session, your grade will be affected.

Check specific grading rubrics in your course workbook for details on the grading system, as well as the S-TESL policy on late assignments. Be sure to communicate with your instructor about any attendance issues. As a student, it is your responsibility to alert the teacher to any unavoidable absences and to keep up with the required assignments.

If you know you will miss a class in advance, you must turn in the required assignments before the absence in order to receive full credit. If an assignment is turned in outside of class time, it must be delivered to the office during regular office hours.

Under no circumstances may assignments be left elsewhere in the building. If you have not made alternative arrangements with your instructor, your assignment will be graded as late. It is your responsibility to refer to the syllabus, assignment sheet, and/or contact a colleague if you have questions about your assignments.

Attendance policy for online students

The School of Teaching ESL online classes differ from some other online formats that you may be familiar with. In particular, S-TESL online classes have specific start and end dates for each quarter. In addition, within the quarter, modules are released weekly and due weekly (on Thursdays).

Because we feel that it is important that you have consistent feedback from your instructor, we require that you submit assignments on a regular basis. In addition, you will be at times communicating with colleagues in your course. Your regular completion of assignments contributes to the success and learning of your colleagues.

If you are ill or have a family emergency, you must contact your teacher and the school as soon as possible in order to make alternative arrangements for any assignments.

Please be aware that submitting assignments on time contributes to your course grade. If you miss a part of a module or an entire module, your grade will be affected. Specific grading rubrics are available in the first module and include details on the grading system, as well as the S-TESL policy on late assignments.

Be sure to communicate with your instructor about any attendance issues. As a student, it is your responsibility to alert the teacher to any unavoidable absences and to keep up with the required assignments.

If you know you will miss or be late with a module in advance, you must turn in the required assignments before the absence in order to receive full credit. If you have not made alternative arrangements with your instructor, your assignment will be graded as late. It is your responsibility to refer to the syllabus, assignment sheet, and/or contact a colleague if you have questions about your assignments.