There are two sessions in the school day, AM and PM. By law, schools are required to record an attendance mark in each session of the day for every school-aged pupil.
Session marks can be recorded in separate tutor period in the morning and afternoon, they can also be recorded during a mapped lesson period. Session registers are displayed in PARS with a red register symbol.
The time when the AM session stops and the PM session starts is called the "AM/PM cutoff time" and should be set to ensure that mapped lesson marks are written to the correct session.
To set the AM/PM cutoff time:
- From the PARS main menu select System management -> Registration preferences
- Click "Operational Preferences"
- The time is set via the first preference on the list.