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School Rules

School's Rules and Procedures for the Academic 2013/2014

 PURPOSE:
To provide guidelines regarding the framework of behavior and discipline which governs the culture of IQRAA INTERNTIONAL SCHOOL


SCHOOL SCHEDULE

KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL
•Classrooms open at 7:15 a.m.
•Students are expected to be in their classrooms by 7:40 a.m.
•Classroom instruction ends at 1:15 p.m.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Grades 1 to 6:
• School day begins at 7:30 a.m. with a short assembly in the playground. The opening activities include the national anthem, announcements and general information on activities, meetings, theme of the month, and other school functions.
•Classroom instruction begins at 7:45 a.m.
•Classroom instruction ends at 1:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL
• The school day begins at 7:30 a.m. with a short assembly for all students in the courtyard. The opening activities include the national anthem, announcements and general information on activities, meetings, theme of the month, and other school functions.
•Classroom instruction begins at 7:45 a.m. 
•Classroom instruction ends at 1:30 p.m.




ARTICLE II: SCHOOL UNIFORM

The school's dress code has been established to promote an atmosphere that emphasizes neatness in grooming, uniformity in our school's image, and pride in the school. All students are expected to be in full uniform each day with the exception of scheduled non-uniform days.
Dress Code for Girls
•Girls should wear IIS uniform dress 
•Hair should be well groomed. Long hair should be tied back and short hair should not cover the face.
•Girls can wear white (shayla) up to grade 6, and white or black (shayla) up to grade 11.
•Girls can wear only one stud (non-dangling) earring per ear. High School and Middle School students can wear a simple necklace. Girls in Kindergarten and Elementary School are not allowed to wear necklaces for safety reasons.
•Make-up and nail polish are not allowed. Nails have to be kept short and clean.
•Only black shoes are allowed. Sandals and flip-flops are not allowed.
•Running shoes are only allowed on days physical education classes are scheduled. Running shoes can be white, blue or black with no accessories such as wheels.
•Only white cotton socks are acceptable.

Dress Code for Boys
•Boys should wear IIS uniform pants and IIS light-blue shirts. Light-blue shirts cannot be substituted for IIS light-blue shirts.
•Boys should wear IIS jumpers or sweaters only. Navy blue sweaters cannot be substituted for IIS sweaters.
•Undershirts should be plain white with no print.
•Hair should always be well groomed and cut short.
•Boys must be clean-shaven; beards and goatees are not allowed.
•Only black shoes are allowed. Sandals and flip-flops are not allowed.
•Running shoes are only allowed on days physical education classes are scheduled.
•Running shoes can be white, blue or black with no accessories such as wheels.
•Only white cotton socks are acceptable.

Physical Education (PE) Uniform for Girls and Boys
•All students should wear the school PE uniform on the days they have PE classes. They should wear:
-IIS PE pants
-IIS PE T-shirts
-Running shoes; shoes can be only black, blue, or white.
•Students who are not dressed in the PE uniform will not be allowed to participate in the PE class.
•Even if a student cannot participate in the PE class, for instance in case of an illness, the student must come to school in the PE uniform.

Uniform Purchases
•Uniforms can be purchased at the school's uniform store.
•IIS pants must properly fit the student's waist.
•Any special size requirements that cannot be met at IIS uniform store should be brought to the attention of the Principal. The Uniform Store staff will take measurements and the uniform will be tailored and delivered within a short period of time.
•Any alterations made to the uniform must be consistent with the basic design.
•All uniforms must be clean and neatly worn.
•Worn out uniforms must be replaced.



ARTICLE III: STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS

The school's mission is to support all students develop to their full potential. Students who struggle may require additional assistance beyond that received during formal classroom instruction. It is the responsibility of the school to meet those students' needs through the available resources.
A student who is identified as struggling may be recommended to remedial classes. 

ARTICLE IV: SCHOOL RULES

School rules are designed to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment. School rules apply on campus, school buses, field trips, and school-sponsored events. The rules are stated below and the examples provided are illustrative rather than comprehensive.
Tardiness
•Students must arrive to school no later than 7:45 a.m. When students are late they must report to the Supervisor to record the time and pass to the Vice Principal. The student receives a late slip, which allows the student to be admitted to class.
•Excused tardiness only involves car accidents and traffic-related incidents that are documented. 
•A student who is late more than 5 consecutive times will not be admitted unless parents meet the Vice Principal.

End-of-Day Dismissal
•Parents should pick up their children from the waiting classrooms at the end of the school day.
•Staying on school premises during after-school hours is not permitted. Students must leave school premises by 1:40 p.m.
•The school is not responsible for students who stay on school premises after 2:15 p.m.

Absentesim
• When a student is absent from school, the parent must call the school before 8:00 a.m. In the case of an emergency, when the parent cannot call the school, the absence is recorded as unexcused until the phone call is placed and the absence is approved.
•When a student arrives after the third period in the day, it is considered an absence.
•An absence of two consecutive days or more must be justified with a certified medical doctor's report. Failure to bring this documentation may result in an unexcused absence and loss of credit for missed classes. The credibility of the report is left to the principal's or supervisor's discretion.
•A student returning to school after a one-day absence must present a written note signed by a parent giving the dates and reason for the absence. Failure to bring a note will result in an unexcused absence and loss of credit for missed classes. The credibility of the note is left to the Principal's or Supervisor's discretion.
•If a student is absent for 20 school days or more for any reason — valid or invalid — other than disciplinarian, irrespective of whether the absence is uninterrupted or intermittent, the student will fail the year. (Note that the school administration will notify the parents and the ministry)
•Parents or guardians should collect the assignments from the Vice Principal's office. If the absence is due to an illness or other unforeseen reason, missed work must be made up as soon as possible.

Leaving Class or School
Students are not allowed to leave the school premises during the school day. If a student has to leave school:
•The parent/guardian must provide a written request expressing therein the time and reason for departure. The parent should present the request to the Principal. If approved, the Principal will prepare a gate pass or a permission slip for the student to leave.
•The parent/guardian must collect the student personally from the Vice Principal's office. If the parent/guardian cannot pick up their child, they should send with the person picking up their child an official letter signed by them authorizing the person to do so.
•Students should visit the school nurse in cases of illness or injury. If the student needs to leave school, the nurse notifies the Supervisor who will call the parents to pick up their child.

Dress and Appearance
•Students should come to school wearing the proper school uniform. 
•Students will be sent to the Supervisor's or the Vice Principal's office and will wait until their parents bring their school uniform and will be then sent back to class. 
•Students should maintain a tidy and proper appearance that is consistent with the school dress code. 
•Students will also be sent to the supervisor's or the principal's office to take corrective measures (i.e., remove make-up and dangling earrings). If additional measures need to be taken (i.e., a haircut), parents will be contacted.

Class Preparation
•Students should come to class with all homework completed and with the required books and learning materials.

Classroom Conduct
•Students should not disobey the teacher or disrupt normal class activity.
•Students are not allowed to throw objects (e.g., pencils, books) in class.
•Students should remain in their assigned seats unless permitted or until the teacher dismisses the class.



Food and Beverages

•Students cannot chew gum on school campus or in school-sponsored events.
•Parents are encouraged to send with their children a healthy homemade snack that consists of fresh sandwiches, fruits or vegetables, juice and yogurt.
•Ordering food and beverages from external restaurants and stores is prohibited during the school day. 

Cleanliness /Tidiness

•Students should dispose off their personal trash in waste bins and not on the floor, school grounds, and playgrounds.
•Students should keep the areas around them clean and tidy.
•Students should not write on or scratch their desks or chairs. This act is considered vandalism.

Playground

•Students should not dispose their litter on the ground.
•Students should remain on the playground where they can remain under supervision. Leaving the playground to other undesignated areas is not permitted.
•Students should follow the safety rules and procedures when using play units.

Hallways

•Students should move to and from classes in an orderly and quiet manner. 
•No running, pushing, or shouting is accepted.

Profanity and Violence

•Students cannot use profanity at any time.
•Students cannot verbally or physically assault a staff member or student.
•Bullying and fighting of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Vandalism

•Students are forbidden from damaging school property (i.e., desks, bulletin boards, and white boards) or others' property.
•Students are prohibited from drawing and writing on school property or others' property.
•The school may request that the students/parents reimburse the school the cost of the item damaged by their child.

Prohibited Articles and Electronic Devices

•Students are prohibited from carrying personal articles disruptive to the educational process. Such articles include cell phones, cameras, pagers, i-pods, laser pens and pointers, toys and other items. All confiscated items will be returned at the end of the school year.
•Certain articles are permitted in case the student has Show-and-Tell.

Prohibited Substances

•Students are prohibited from possessing or using tobacco, medwakh, and other substances on school campus, at school-sponsored events and outside the school when wearing the school uniform.

Dangerous Items

•Students are prohibited from possessing or using dangerous items on school campus, at school-sponsored events, and outside the school when wearing the school uniform.

Inappropriate display of affection

•Students are strictly forbidden to inappropriately display affection on school campus.

Technology Use

•Students should use the school's technology appropriately and comply with the rules and regulations as stated in the Technology Use Policy.

Academic dishonesty
•Students cannot engage in academic dishonesty and any act of cheating, including:
•copying someone else's homework or exam responses
•allowing someone else to copy homework or exam responses
•plagiarizing or copying someone else's ideas and claiming them as one's own
•improperly obtaining exam questions and answer key
•falsifying notes, passes, records or other official documents