Bulletin Board

Dear Parents and Students,

We understand this time has been a very stressful one. However rest assured, we have been working tirelessly to ensure that our students receive the best, and fairest, possible chance despite the uniquely troubling times we are in. The Cambridge team in Pakistan has been extremely supportive and is working closely with all schools across the country. The Cambridge Team has provided us with two options, with regard to O/A Level examinations:

  1. A grading option: Students who are choosing the grading option will be evaluated on their performance over the course of their O/A Level programme, which includes internal tests and examinations, predicted grades, school recommendation etc. Cambridge will be in touch and will provide further details for this option. There will be another email sent out shortly, as soon as we receive clarification from Cambridge on the grading option, and we strongly recommend that students and parents consistently check their emails to remain updated and informed.
  2. A deferral option: Students can delay taking their examinations until the Oct/Nov 2020 examination period, with the full support of their institution.

In light of the recent Cambridge announcement LACAS has decided the following:

For A2 Students
a)  LACAS will be providing a choice to all A2 students to either opt for the grading option (as described above) or to appear for their A Level examinations in the October/November options.
b)  For students who desire to start their undergraduate studies in August/September 2020 it may be a good idea to opt for the grading option.

For O Level (Grade 10 and 11) Students

To facilitate O Level students LACAS is recommending students to opt for the grading option (as described above). LACAS will send the data of each child to Cambridge for evaluation.

Please note however if parents and students do not want to exercise this option LACAS will accommodate all students who want to sit for their O Level examinations in October/November.

Way forward for Grade 11

Students of grade 11 will start the A Level programme in June 2020. The school schedule will be sent to students shortly along with details of the orientation week. Students who wish to take their O Level examinations in October/November 2020 will be given two weeks off for guided revision and time off for their examinations. School will resume after the O Level examination session to ensure that students do not fall behind on their A Level course.

As a consequence of the disruption to this academic year, we do anticipate a fall-out in the next academic year. However we will try and keep this to the minimum by starting the A Level courses in June and by reorganizing the A Level calendar in the next academic year.

Students of grade 10, 11 and A2 are requested to please submit their choice to the following e mail addresses latest by Thursday April 9, 2020. The e mail must include the students’ name, father’s name. roll number and/or NIC number and clearly state which option they will go for. Option 1 grading option and option 2 October/November option.

A Level Johar Town: urgent.aleveljt@lacas-schoolnetwork.edu.pk

Burki A Level and O level (grade 10 and 11) students: urgent.burki@lacas-schoolnetwork.edu.pk

Johar Town Boys O Level (grade 10 and 11) students: urgent.jtboys@lacas-schoolnetwork.edu.pk

Johar Town Girls O Level (grade 10 and 11) students: urgent.jtgirls@lacas-schoolnetwork.edu.pk

CSC Boys and Girls (grade 10 and 11) students: urgent.csc@lacas-schoolnetwork.edu.pk

Gulberg Boys O Level (grade 10 and 11) students: urgent.gulbergboys@lacas-schoolnetwork.edu.pk

Gulberg Girls O Level (grade 10 and 11) students: urgent.gulberggirls@lacas-schoolnetwork.edu.pk

Gujranwala (grade 10 and 11) students: urgent.gujranwala@lacas-schoolnetwork.edu.pk

Regards,
School Administration

Dear Parents,

We understand that this is a hugely challenging and distressing time for everyone. We at LACAS have been working tirelessly to ensure that we play our part in creating as much normalcy for our students as possible. These are unprecedented times and our academic department has to ensure that there is no compromise on quality.

For LACAS to be successful in ensuring the best for its students we require your full cooperation. It is by working together collectively with understanding, respect and support that we can make these trying times easier for our children.

The Government has announced the extension of school closure till May 31, 2020 and summer holidays have been announced. In light of this statement please note the following:

A. Schools will open for all students on June 4, 2020 Inshallah.

B. Early Years till Grade 1
The month of June will be spent on revision and completing the academic course that was leftover because of the closure of schools.
Students will be promoted to the next class in July.

C. Grades 2 till 9
Examinations will be held for all students from grades 2 to 9 at the end of June. A schedule for examinations and the study list will be sent well before time.
The first two weeks of school will be focused on revision of all subjects.
Results will be given to the students in July and the students will be promoted to the next class thereafter.

D. Grade 10
Student have already completed their examinations save for a couple of subjects. The leftover examinations will not be taken and students will be awarded in accordance with their continuous assessment in those subjects.
Regular classes will commence for grade X in June and students will be promoted to the next grade level in July.
Students will appear for their Pakistan Studies and Islamiyat examinations in the October/November session and will be given study leave before their examinations.

E. A1
Students will resume regular classes on June 4th and sit for their promotion exams at the end of June to start A2 in July.

F. Grade XI and A2
We are awaiting the CAIE update before announcing the plan for these classes.
But please rest assured that the school will take special care of our students and will provide them with maximum support.

LACAS will conduct eLearning till April 20, 2020. The Plan for eLearning for the different classes is as follows.

Playgroup till Grade 3
Learning material has been uploaded on our website and we will continue to do the same.
If Parents have a problem printing the material posted please try and do the work in the copies to the extent possible and use the links given in the study packs. We will try that the next pack contains more work that can be done in the copies to facilitate all Parents. For early years we will guide you on how to involve the students more.

Please note that all work in the study packs is revision work and no new concept has been introduced.

Grades 4-9
Work for these grade levels is also posted on the website. Again if Parents are having difficulty in printing the material please ask students to do the work in their copies to the extent possible.

In the next phase we will share the username and password with you and children will be logged onto Google classrooms. We will be in touch with you next week and share additional information for this.

Grades 10, 11 and A Level

LACAS will give the schedule for online classrooms using the Zoom platform. Classes will commence from Monday and the login details will be shared by the faculty members with their students.

We thank you all for your patience and support.

LACAS Administration
Date: 27 March 2020

Dear Parents,

We understand that this is a hugely challenging and distressing time for everyone. We at LACAS have been working tirelessly to ensure that we play our part in creating as much normalcy for our students as possible. This obviously takes time as these are unprecedented times.

For LACAS to be successful in ensuring the best for its students we require your full cooperation. It is by working together collectively with understanding, respect and support that we can make these trying times easier for our children.

The Government has announced the extension of school closure till May 31, 2020. In light of this statement please note the following:
1. Schools will open for all students on June 4, 2020 Inshallah.

2. Early Years
The month of June will be spent on revision and completing the academic course that was leftover because of the closure of schools.
Students will be promoted to the next class in July.

3. Grades 1 till 7
and 8 (0 Level for Valencia only)
Examinations will be held for all students from grades 1 to 7
and 8 (O level Valencia only ) at the end of June. A schedule for examinations and the study list will be sent to you well before time.
The first two weeks of school will be focused on revision of all subjects.
Results will be given to the students in July and the students will be promoted to the next class thereafter.
4. Grade 8 & 9 Matric (Valencia only)
Students will continue with their classes from June 4 .
5. Grade 9 appearing for Matric Board Exams (Valencia only)must revise their syllabi and practice from past papers. Govt. will announce new dates for the examination. After the examination they will join school as Grade X .
Please rest assured that the school will take special care of our students and will support them in every which way possible.

Playgroup till Grade 9
Learning material has been uploaded on our website and we will continue to do the same.
If Parents have a problem printing the material posted please try and do the work in the copies to the extent possible and use the links given in the study packs. We will try and ensure that the next pack contains more work that can be done in the copies to facilitate all Parents.

Please note that all work in the study packs is revision work and no new concept has been introduced.

We thank you all for your patience and support.

LACAS Administration
Date: 27 March 2020