JEDDAH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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School Diary

Below, please find the contact details of the various departments. If there is no answer, please contact reception and leave details. The relevant person will return your call before the end of the day.

Reception

  • Girls Section: 012 6065 700 ext.202
  • Boys Section: 012 6065 700 ext.108

Admissions

  • Girls Section: 012 6065 700 ext.201
  • Boys Section: 012 6065 700 ext.106

RFinance: 012 6065 700 ext.107

Coordinators English Girls Section

  • KG: 012 6065 700 ext.215
  • Elementary: 012 6065 700 ext.210
  • Middle School: 012 6065 700 ext.209
  • High School: 012 6065 700 ext.211

Coordinators French Girls Section

  • KG: 012 6065 700 ext.225
  • Elementary: 012 6065 700 ext.227
  • Middle School: 012 6065 700 ext.363
  • High School: 012 6065 700 ext.363

Coordinators English Boys Section

  • Elementary: 012 6065 700 ext.110
  • Middle School: 012 6065 700 ext.120
  • High School: 012 6065 700 ext.130

Coordinators French Boys Section

  • Middle and High School: 012 6065 700 ext.119
School Clinic Girls: 012 6065 700 ext.205

School Clinic Boys: 012 6065 700 ext.115

School Counselor Girls: 012 6065 700 ext.229

School Counselor Boys: 012 6065 700 ext.123

049: CREDITS FOR A 4 YEAR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

Subject CREDITS FOR A 4 YEAR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
English/Language Arts 4
Mathematics 4
Science 4
History 4
Modern Languages: Arabic/IS 4
Electives (i.e. Study Skills, Career Planning, Public Speaking, Health, French, I.T, Art, PE,) 4
TOTAL 24
• IN ALL CASES, A JIS DIPLOMA CANNOT BE ISSUED UNLESS ALL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADES 9, 10, 11 AND 12 ARE MET. THE OPTION TO MAKE UP COURSE FAILED IS AVAILABLE AS EXTRA (PAID FOR BY PARENTS) TUITION DURING THE AVAILABLE SATURDAY SCHOOL AND/OR HOLIDAY TIMES. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT COMPLETE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY GRADE CAN NOT PROCEED TO THE NEXT.

050: HIGH SCHOOL COURSE OFFERINGS

Course Offering Grade 9 Credits Grade 10 Credits Grade 11 Credits Grade 12 Credits Total Credits /Grade
English 1 1 1 1 4
Mathematics 1 1 1 1 4
Science 1 1 1 1 4
Social Studies 1 1 1 1 4
Arabic/IS 1 1 1 1 4
Elective 1 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 2
Elective 2 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 2
TOTAL 6 6 6 6 24
Note: School taught AP course earn up to 2 credits while successfully completed University of Nebraska High School courses earn 0.5 credits.

051: MSA/JIS US HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Completion and attainment of at least 24 credits.
  2. Completion and passing of prerequisite High School courses.
  3. Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Score.
Note: Any student who has been expelled from JIS will not receive the MSA/JIS American High School Diploma.

052: GRADES AND GRADE POINT AVERAGE

Grade and Symbol GPA AP GPA Effort and Behavior
A+: 98-100% 4.0 5.0 O: Outstanding
A: 94-97% 3.9 5.0 VG: Very Good
A-: 90-93 3.7 4.5 G: Good
B+: 87-89 3.3 4.5 S: Satisfactory
B: 83-86 3.0 4.0 IS: Improvement Seen
B-: 80- 82 2.7 4.0 NI: Needs Improvement
C+ :77- 79 2.3 3.5 U: Unsatisfactory
C: 73- 76 2.0 3.5
C-: 70- 72 1.7 3.5/td>
D+: 67- 69 1.3 3.0
D: 63-66 1.0 2.0
D-: 60-62 0.7 1.5
F: LESS THAN 60% 0 0

053: PROGRESS REPORTS

To monitor the performance of a student, progress reports will be issued at the end of the first and third quarter. This will be followed by a scheduled Parents Teachers’ conference to discuss the academic progress, effort and behavior of the student. The progress report will show the letter grade of the student’s academic standing per subject and the effort and behavior’s abbreviation of the student in each class.

054: LETTER GRADES IN PROGRESS REPORTS

A (90% – 100%) Excellent comprehension and application of all material. Performance is very well. Scholarship exceeds teacher expectations. Contributions exceed assignments. Attitude is positive and beneficial to the entire class. Improvement is observable and measurable.

B (80% – 89%) Above average comprehension and application of all material. Consistent Performance is at grade level. Scholarship is accurate and complete. Attitude and cooperation are beneficial to the class and enhance the learning environment.

C (70% – 79%) Average comprehension and application of all material, or below average in some areas. Scholarship may be strong in one area and weak in another. All assignments are attempted. Work in general is of medium quality. Improvement is needed in some areas. All assignments are attempted. Attitude and cooperation are proper and acceptable.

D (60% – 69%) Comprehension and application of most material barely meets minimum quality. Scholarship is weak in most areas. Performance is below the grade level expectations. Initiative is usually not evident. Attitude is neutral at best. Cooperation is neither positive nor effective.

F (0 - 59 %) Failure to comprehend or apply most of the material presented. Scholarship is weak in all areas. Work in general does not meet the minimum requirements of the teacher. Attitude is generally apathetic or uncooperative. No initiative is evident.

NB: Refer to the French version of the Handbook for the French Section Grading.

055: EFFORT

This grade will reflect how hard the student is trying. For example, a student scoring a C for Academics but getting an A for effort tells you a lot about the child.

Outstanding (O): The child is performing exceptionally well at all times and shows application and aptitude of a consistently high standard.

Very Good (VG): The child is performing very well at all times and shows application and aptitude of a consistently high standard.

Good (G): This child is trying hard and performing all activities consistently and well in accordance with the teacher’s expectations.

Satisfactory (S): This child is trying hard but not performing all activities consistently well in accordance with the teacher’s expectations.

Improvement Seen (IS): Refers to a child who has been performing below the grade level expectations, but has tried hard and put in the effort, which to his /her improvement. We see this as a positive development and the child should be commended for his/her effort and strongly encouraged to keep up the good effort.

Needs Improvement (NI): The child’s efforts are inconsistent and not meeting either the teacher’s expectations or those needed to satisfy the expectation or those needed to satisfy the expectation for the child or for the class. In such cases, the parents and school will need to form a child study team determine the full extent of program required to assist the child for both now and the future.

Unsatisfactory (U): The child’s efforts and performance do not meet with the grade level expectations and those needed to satisfy the requirements to pass this class/subject/grade level. We see this as a very real concern so the parents will be called to discuss his/her progress and whether or not she/he will be able to continue to the next grade.

056: REPORT CARDS

Teachers, in assessing the student’s individual achievement consider homework assignments, classroom participation and effort, together with quizzes, tests, outside projects and exams.

  1. Reports for all grades Pre-kg – Grade 12 will be issued at the end of each semester.
  2. Grade 1-5 reports are based on Ongoing Assessment using the follow criteria.
    Class work – 20%
    Tests/ Quizzes – 60%
    Homework - 10%
    Projects – 10%
  3. Grade 6-12 reports are based on ongoing and overall assessment using the
    Class work – 20%
    Tests/ Quizzes – 20%
    Exams – 40%
    Homework - 10%
    Projects – 10%

057: EXAMS AND PROGRESS TEST

They are scheduled on the school’s calendar for the end of each term. A separate and detailed schedule will be prepared closer to the time.

Please Note the following:
  • Students not completing any exam will not have completed course requirements and will not receive a final report card; and will therefore, not be promoted to the next grade.
  • Students leaving early before the end of a semester or before the end of the year because they are transferring to another city or country or they have an urgent medical emergency for themselves or a family member will not be able to take final exams early. In these cases, the school will arrange and prepare trial report cards so as not to penalize the student.

058: EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS

The following external testing will be offered this year:

EXAM GRADE CONTENT CONDITION
Standardized Tests K-Grade 12 Core Subjects Compulsory for all
PSAT Grades 10 & 11 Math, Reading &Writing Compulsory for all
SAT I Grades 11 & 12 Math, Reading &Writing Graduation requirement
SAT II Grades 11 & 12 Subject Tests Optional
TOEFL (IBT) Grades 11 & 12 Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking Optional
Advanced Placement Test Grades 10 & 12 Chemistry, Biology, Math Economics, etc. Optional
University of Nebraska Program Grades 8 & 12 Course/Subject Read Optional
Baccalaureate (French section) G12 (Terminale) Maths, Historie, Geographie, Philosophie, LV1 (Arabe/Anglais), LV2 (Arabe/Anglais), +Physique-Chimie, SVT (Serie S) + SES (Serie ES) Compulsory for all
Anticipe (French section) Grade 11 (1 ere) Franҫais, Science –Serie ES Franҫais –Serie S Compulsory for all
Brevet (French section) Grade 9 (3eme) Maths,Français, Chimie Physique, Historie, Geographie, SVT (Arabe/ Anglais),Technologie Compulsory for all
PLEASE NOTE:

External examinations receive a separate report and grade. They do not form part of the school report.

059: INTERNAL EXAMINATIONS

In addition to the ongoing assessments throughout the year, compulsory internal exams will be administered as follows:

EXAM GRADE CONTENT DATE
Quarterly Progress Test Grades 1- 12 Quarter’s Syllabus End of Quarter
Mid-year Exam Grade 6-12 Quarter 1 & 2 Curriculum End of 1st Semester
End-of-year Exam Grade 6-12 Semester 1 & 2 Curriculum End of 2nd Semester
PLEASE NOTE:

Mid-Year and end of year exams count for 40% of the final grade.

060: PROMOTION OF STUDENTS

Students who successfully complete all academic requirements at their current grade level and who appear to be physically, emotionally, and socially ready for studies in the next grade, will be promoted at the end of the school year. Students MUST meet the attendance requirement to be promoted.

061: ACADEMIC WARNING

Students whose academic performance is not meeting expectations may be placed on Academic Warning as a first step before Academic Probation. Students with one or more D and/or F grade, a GPA below 1.3, or any other cause for concern may be placed on Academic Warning at any time during the year by the Section Principals.

Students on Academic Warning may receive assistance and support, such as academic counseling, supervised homework sessions, and tutoring. Their academic standing is reviewed at the end of each quarter. If there is no improvement, they may be placed on Academic Probation; with satisfactory improvement they are removed from the Academic Warning list.

062: ACADEMIC PROBATION

Students who consistently perform below their grade level academically or do not put forth sufficient effort may be placed on Academic Probation by the Section Principals.

Probation is usually determined after each quarter in the academic year. Students with one or more D and/or F grade, a GPA below 1.3, or any other cause for concern will be placed on Academic Probation after being advised with an academic warning.

Students on Academic Probation will remain on Academic Probation until the next appropriate grading period. The probation is reviewed at the end of each quarter. Students on Academic Probation will receive assistance and support, such as academic counseling, supervised homework sessions, and tutoring.

Many students are able to improve with applied effort, and their status is reviewed at the end of each quarter. If there is no improvement, Students on Academic Probation may not be allowed to continue their education at JIS, or their re-registration may be subject to specific conditions.

063: AWARDS

The purpose of the Award is to recognize outstanding performance in a specified area of achievement.

064: ACADEMIC AWARDS

Students achieving this distinction are recognized with a certificate at the end of each semester. Students with a grade point average of 4.0 on a semester report card qualify for the Highest Honor Roll, 3.90 or higher qualify for the High Honor Roll, while students with a grade point average of 3.70 or higher on a semester report card qualify for the Honor Roll. Grades for all subjects are considered. These Academic certificates recognize students who demonstrate high academic achievement, responsible behavior, and timeliness. However, they are not awarded to students who have served detention or suspension.

065: RECOGNITION OF EFFORTS AWARDS

These will be awarded to all other students who are working consistently well/showing significant improvement in behavior and general performance. These certificates may include the class/grade Model Student and the class/grade Most Improved Student. Other categories may be added as deemed necessary for recognition.

066: ATHLETIC AWARDS

These will be bestowed in recognition of exemplary Sportsmanship. These certificates may include the Best Achiever in a Sport, The Most Disciplined and the Most Determined.

067: VALEDICTORY AWARD

The Valedictory Award is presented to the senior student who achieves the highest cumulative academic record at JIS. A student must be in attendance at JIS for at least four years to be eligible for this award.

068: SALUTATORIAN AWARD

The Salutatorian Award is presented to the senior student who achieves the second highest cumulative academic record at JIS. A student must be in attendance at JIS for at least four years to be eligible for this award.

069: GOLDEN STUDENT AWARD

The Golden Student Award is presented to the senior student who has been in JIS for at least ten years to be eligible for this award.

073: STUDENT ORIENTATION WEEK PROCEDURE

The first week of the school year will be the orientation week for all the students, the following procedures will apply:

  1. Greet and welcome your students and parents, taking special care to make new students feel welcome and comfortable at JIS.
  2. On the first day of School, students will only be led to their new classroom with the homeroom teacher after assembly.
  3. Student attendance lists and schedules will be provided to the homeroom teachers at the signing in desk in the morning.
  4. Please take attendance using this list. Any students not present should be marked absent.
  5. Students who are not listed should be sent to the Section Coordinator’s office for clarification.
  6. Discuss classroom and school rules and expectations, playground rules, assembly rules, emergency evacuation drills rules, traffic rules, entrance and exit doors, toilet, etc.
  7. Practice routines that you want your students to use throughout the year.
  8. Have students write their names in ink on the front page of all their school textbooks, workbooks, etc. that they will be using.
  9. By the end of the week, ensure that the class seating chart is well adhered to by all your students.
  10. Students’ names on desks are helpful to all teachers and other students in getting to know each other quickly. So, let the desks be labeled with students names on a white sticker.

074: STUDENTS’ ATTENDANCE

  • Attendance registers are the responsibility of the home room teacher.
  • The school is required to keep a record of attendance for all children. Please take the register at 7:30 a.m. for all classes at the designated assembly point for each grade/class. By 8:10 a.m., inform the Section Principal / Section Coordinator immediately of any absences on the daily absence form. The first lesson commences with Assembly at 8:00 a.m. sharp and students and staff are expected to be punctual.
  • All specialist teachers must keep an attendance register for each lesson they teach.
  • A permission note for leave must be signed by the Section Coordinator, approved by the Section Principal and a copy kept in the attendance register.
  • High school students will not receive credits and therefore not be promoted, if they are absent more than ten days a year.

075: MORNING TARDY CONSEQUENCES

Grade 1 - 5 Students will receive a late attendance slip from the Section administrative assistant and be registered as latecomers. This late attendance slip is to be kept in attendance register. Grades 1-5 students will make up missed work during break times.

Grade 6 - 12 Students
  • On the first occurrence, the student will be verbally warned (A notification will be sent to parents via school SMS).
  • On a repeated occurrence, the student will be assigned same day detention (A notification will be sent to parents via school SMS).
  • Tardiness affects a student’s credits negatively and can lead to a student not being promoted.

076: NOTIFICATION OF STUDENTS’ ABSENCE

  • The Nursery to Grade 5 home room teacher must send an SMS to the parents to ascertain why any child is absent. For any period of absence exceeding 2 days, a medical report or Parent’s Letter of Consent should be asked for, as soon as the child gets back to school.
  • For Grades 6-12, an SMS to parent/s is to be sent each day by the Section’s Administrative Assistant/Secretary and the student cannot reenter school without satisfactory completion of all class and homework missed.
  • For extended absences, each Section Principal shall need to follow up. In all cases a written note is to be included in the Home Room Log Book and attendance register. For any period of absence, a medical report or Parent’s Letter of Consent should be asked for as soon as the child gets back to school.
  • Late to school does not constitute an absence.
  • All students, following any absence, should be given an Absence Slip by the Section Coordinator for each of his/her teachers to sign. The purpose of this is to advise teachers whether the absence is excused or unexcused. It is important to note that unaccountable (neither a telephone call nor a note was received) absences are unexcused and marks/grades/tests will be counted as zeros. Students who fail to provide a written excuse for their absence upon the day of their return have one additional day in which to do so.

077: ABSENCES AND MAKE UP CLASSES FOR GRADES 9 -12

Students in Grade 9-12 may make up absences and thus not lose credit by completing extra classes at the end of the year. All makeup courses must be completed before progress to the next grade. Please Note that Grade 12 Students must complete any makeup classes BEFORE the start of 4th Quarter of Grade 12. Any courses not completed for credit prior to the start of 4th Quarter of Grade 12 will make the student ineligible to receive the JIS High School Diploma and they will instead receive a letter only stating what they have completed and the fact that they have not graduated with a Diploma. The criteria for this makeup is:

  • 11 – 15 absences whether they are approved or unapproved is equal to one extra week. This is equal to 30 hours of online classes.
  • 16 - 20 absences whether they are approved or unapproved is equal to two extra weeks. This is equal to 60 hours of online classes.

(These weeks are to be used for revision and will require the student to successfully complete end of week assessment or online program. Failure to pass the assessment will result in incomplete requirements for the year and thus repetition of the grade.)

078: GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

079: OPEN DOOR POLICY

The School Section Coordinators, Principals, Assistant Director and School Director’s doors are always open for discussion, questions, comments, compliments, etc. It is however requested that appointments are made in order for the person you wish to see to be available and schedule time in this regard.

080: DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS FOR STUDENTS

When a student’s behavior is in violation of school rules, he or she will be subject to a range of disciplinary consequences at the discretion of teachers and school Administration. Repeated violation of school procedures may make a student subject to expulsion. The following is a range of normal disciplinary actions that may be taken:

081: VERBAL WARNING / STUDENT CONFERENCE/GUIDANCE

The term “guidance” refers to a variety of conversations with students: from informal discussions, such as that between a student and his or her homeroom teacher, Section Coordinator, and/or parents; to professional counseling, such as that between a student and the School Counselor, or an off-campus specialist.

Note: When a student is approached out of concerns that have come to the School’s attention from student or faculty information of a general nature, we face a counseling situation. When any direct information reveals that a rule or regulation violation has harmed someone else (e.g., stealing or harassment), it may necessitate intervention of a disciplinary nature.

082: WRITTEN WARNING LETTERS/WARNING NOTES

These are issued as an advisory to the students and parents on the concerns the school has over the conduct of the student. Usually, a written warning is given in cases where students are at the verge of more serious consequence in the event of recurrence of the infraction.

083: DETENTION

Teachers as well as administrators may issue detentions. This includes “After School Detention” which will be served between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on a day designated by a teacher or administrator.

Detention may be imposed by the faculty or administration, and parents must be notified one day prior or by phone on the day. Section Coordinators and Principals shall supervise.

084: IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS

Students who are on in-school suspension are to report to the Section Coordinator prior to the beginning of the first period class. Students will have the opportunity to receive class work from their teachers in order not to fall behind. Work completed In-School Suspension will receive a reduction in value.

In-School suspensions are serious disciplinary responses that are designed to provide an appropriate corrective environment without interrupting the student’s educational development. Students assigned to In-School suspension should expect to receive a disciplinary contract that will allow them to share in the decision-making and planning for implementation of changes in their behavior.

Students placed on In-School suspension should:

  • be isolated from the rest of the students.
  • Not share break with other students
  • be assigned to work from the detention room
  • use the weekly plan to cover all materials being covered in class
  • be assigned extra work since they have extra time.

In school suspensions may be followed by a period of disciplinary probation. Repeat infractions of a serious nature may result in out of school suspensions.

085: OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION

Students who are on an out-of-school suspension are not allowed on the school campus. To be reinstated to school, the student and his/her parents must meet with the Principal and other involved persons to work out a solution to the particular difficulty. Suspended students are not allowed to participate in school activities. Students on suspension will have the opportunity to make up missed assignments / exams within the period of time specified by the attendance policy. However, any make-up graded work will be 75% of the makeup score.

086: DISCIPLINARY CONTRACTS

In many cases students will be issued a disciplinary contract in conjunction with their other consequences. At JIS we believe in working with our students, and that they can demonstrate their commitment to remaining a member of the JIS community through meeting the terms of a contractual relationship between the student and the School. Receiving any disciplinary contract is a serious warning. It means that a student’s conduct has been contrary to the best interest of the student or of the school. Students will normally have to write a statement examining the degree to which their actions have disrupted the School and showing cause why they should be allowed to remain a member of the school. The contract will clarify what commitment(s) the student will make in order to remain a member of our community.

087: FINAL WARNING LETTER

In some instances, especially in the case of repeated violations, a disciplinary contract will be issued in the form of a final warning letter. Because students on discipline contracts have already demonstrated behaviors that are not in the best interest of the community, violation of a discipline contract is considered a major rule violation and will result in a disciplinary response. Violation of a final warning letter normally results in a recommendation for dismissal.

088: DISCIPLINARY PROBATION

As the result of serious or repeated disciplinary infractions or because of a more general concern that a student is out of sympathy with the goals and ideals of the School, a student may, in addition to other disciplinary consequences (suspensions/warnings), be placed on disciplinary probation. A student on disciplinary probation:

  • cannot participate in any sports or activities.
  • loses any leadership status if previously assigned.
  • loses enrollment on the school awards list.

While on disciplinary probation, a student’s behavior is expected to meet acceptable standards.

All disciplinary probation cases will be reassessed every six weeks by the Senior Management Team. Parents will be informed immediately when their child is placed on disciplinary probation. Students who do not earn their way off disciplinary probation may be subject to further disciplinary actions.

089: INDEFINITE SUSPENSION.

Students who are on an indefinite suspension are not allowed on the school campus. This action is usually taken by the School when an extreme infraction has been committed by the student. Indefinite suspension is given to allow for investigation and/or convening of the Senior Management Team to decide on a case that has been recommended for expulsion.

090: EXPULSION

Expulsion is the permanent removal of a student from the student body. Only the Senior Management Team, in conformity with the policy stated in the school board policy handbook; has the authority to expel a student upon a decision made by a committee. Students who are expelled for disciplinary reasons are neither allowed to return to campus to participate in any activities, nor may they re-enroll at a later date.

Forfeiture of Tuition: If a student is suspended or expelled, tuition for the period of suspension or for the remainder of the year after expulsion cannot be refunded.

Disclaimer: The disciplinary procedures outlined in this handbook are designed to guide the Administration in reaching just decisions. They do not confer any contractual rights to those students accused of violating the School’s standards of behavior. Circumstances can vary greatly between cases and the School reserves the right to modify the disciplinary procedures in any particular case in order to reach a just and timely decision.

091: DISCLOSURE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION

It is the policy of JIS to report all disciplinary infractions to colleges, educational programs, or other educational institutions to which the student has applied when, in the judgment of the School, it would be irresponsible or unprofessional not to do so. That reporting may include detentions, suspensions, probations, or dismissals from the 9th grade forward. Situations when the School will report disciplinary infractions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. When forwarding information as part of the normal admissions process of the institution.
  2. In response to a request from the institution.
  3. When necessary to update or clarify information previously requested.
  4. When a student leaves the school, withdraws, or is dismissed for disciplinary reasons before his/her senior year.
  5. When a student leaves the school, withdraws, is dismissed, or is suspended for disciplinary reasons during his/her senior year.

092: STUDENT DRESS

Uniform dress is required of all students. The uniform dress code requires students to come to school appropriately dressed for participation in the educational process.

Any student not in compliance with the dress code will not be allowed to attend class until he/she is properly dressed. In order to minimize loss of instructional time, the following consequences will apply:

  • On the first offense: The student shall be issued the appropriate new set of uniform and parents charged it.
  • On the second offense: The student shall be sent home.

The uniform Policy for JIS is: No uniform = No School

Regular School Day Dress Code:

Both girls and boys must wear the required long NAVY BLUE pants purchased from JIS.

No other pants are acceptable.

Both girls and boys have to wear the YELLOW polo shirt (for KG-G5), beige shirts (for G6-8) and light blue shirts (for G9-12) with the school logo purchased from JIS. Blouses, pullover sweaters, casual or dress shirts may not be worn over the JIS polo shirts / shirts or in place of them. In cold weather, students may wear JIS jackets which could be purchased from JIS store. Any T-Shirt worn under the JIS uniform MUST BE WHITE.

For girls, dress code must be followed even when wearing an “abaya”. Please note that girls are not allowed to wear abayas during school hours. Middle and high school girls are however required to wear an abaya and cover their hair when they leave the school building at dismissal time as per ministry regulations.

Footwear: Only black shoes with non-marking soles are permitted. Any footwear worn by students MUST COVER THE TOES. Students are not allowed to wear rubber sandals, flip flops, Crocs or to go bare foot.

Hats: Hats are not to be worn from the time a student arrives on campus until they leave the campus.

Headscarves
  • Girls may choose to wear headscarves for religious reasons.
  • Headscarves must be WHITE, GREY, NAVY BLUE or BLACK.
  • All middle and high school girls have to wear headscarves when they leave the school building following the dismissal of the school day. This is as per requirements from the ministry.
Hair:
  • Boys are expected to keep their hair short and neatly trimmed. Hair that covers part of the ears or forehead is unacceptable and the student should be notified and made to trim it within two (2) days of notification.
  • Girls are expected to keep their hair tied. Loose hair is unacceptable.
Student ID:
  • All students are required to wear their student ID at all times.

093: CELL PHONES AND OTHER MUSIC STORAGE DEVICES

Cell phones are a distraction to the learning environment at JIS. In order to maintain a positive and distraction free learning environment, cell phones are NOT allowed in any classroom and may not be seen or heard at any time during the school day from 7:30 a.m a.m. – 2:15 p.m. ALL CELL PHONES MUST BE LEFT AT HOME OR KEPT IN A STUDENT’S LOCKER OR BAG DURING THE SCHOOL DAY. Any cell phone in a student’s hand or pocket WILL BE CONFISCATED. In an emergency, a student may request to use the office phone. A parent wishing to reach a son or daughter may call the Administration Office and the student will be notified as soon as possible. If a cell phone is seen or heard by a faculty member or administration, the following consequences will apply:

For Grades 1 – 5:
  • On the first offense: The phone will be confiscated and held in the office. The student can pick the phone up from the office at the end of the day and the parents will be notified.
  • On the second offense: The phone, including SIM card, will be kept in the office for a period of one week before being returned to the student’s parents.
  • A third offense: More punitive measures shall be implemented, as determined by the school administration.
For Grades 6 – 12:
  • On the first offense: The cell phone and SIM card shall be confiscated and held in the office. It shall be returned after one week from the time it was confiscated.
  • On the second offense: The cell phone and SIM card will be held in the office for two weeks. The cell phone will only be returned to the parents.
  • A third offense will result in the confiscation of the cell phone and SIM card for the remainder of the school year and a possible suspension.
IN AN EMERGENCY, A STUDENT MAY REQUEST THE USE OF AN OFFICE TELEPHONE.

095: INFRACTIONS AND CONSEQUENCES CLASSIFICATION

The following classification of infractions is a discipline guide for the whole school. The number of consequences beyond after school detention will be noted on the student’s permanent records including but not limited to the student report card and transcript.

Infraction warranting warning and detentions may be imposed by the teacher in consultation with the Section coordinator.
  • Infractions warranting suspension may be imposed by the Section coordinator in consultation with the Section principal.
  • Infractions warranting Disciplinary probation may be imposed by the Principal in consultation with the Assistant director and the Director.
  • Infractions warranting indefinite suspension with recommendation for expulsion may be imposed by the Senior Management Team.
  • Infractions warranting expulsion may be enforced by the School Board of Trustees.
  • 096: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND DISCIPLINE

    Effective discipline is basically good teaching and good class management, and should be approached in a positive way as an opportunity to teach appropriate behavior. The practical problems of classroom management are normal; however, good teaching methods must be supplemented by good control.

    097: ACCIDENTS AND ILLNESS (STUDENTS)

    • All serious accidents and illness must immediately be reported to your Section Principal and the Nurse who will decide on appropriate action.
    • For accidents this will usually involve giving appropriate first aid, or in more serious incidents, taking the child to the local childrens hospital; for illness, it may involve confining the child to the sick bay.
    • No child is to be sent either unaccompanied or without the accident report form filled in and signed by the subject/homeroom teacher.
    • In any event the teacher must inform the parents by phone, in person and by the accident report form sent home.
    • A copy of the form should go in the class logbook and the childs school file. This will be determined by the gravity of the situation.
    • Details of all accidents must also be recorded by the supervising teacher in the log book.
    • Your Section Principal should also have a copy of this. Each students health and welfare is our collective responsibility so at all times, we must be seen to have acted correctly and in a timely fashion.
    N.B. We do not give any medication without the written authority of the Parent and the written approval of the Section Principal.

    098: AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

    These shall be held two afternoons a week from 2:20 p.m. –3:30 p.m. Staff interested in offering After School Activity Club should complete the form, detailing the 8-10 week objectives, program and resources and submit it to the activity coordinator for approval by SMT. This activity shall be paid for by parents and staff shall receive payment for each afternoon.

    099: STUDENT WELFARE

    Since the school exists because of its students, it provides for other opportunities for student learning experiences outside of the classroom through co-curricular activities to develop students with well-rounded personalities.

    Co-Curricular activities are designed to augment formal lessons inside the classroom. They help in the total development and formation of students and are usually sponsored by the different interest clubs and student organizations led by their respective moderators/patrons.

    Policies and Standards of the Co-Curricular Program
    • Co-Curricular activities should be functional and in consonance with the philosophy, goals and objectives of the school.
    • Co-Curricular activities should not coincide with the scheduled testing periods. A moratorium on activity should be observed a week before examination days.
    • Academic contests are part of the co-curricular activities; they should be planned and organized together with the faculty in their field of specialization and Co-Curricular Activity Coordinator.
    • All Homeroom Teachers, subject teachers/specialist and activity coordinators shall extend help, support and cooperate in the implementation of the activities to make them meaningful and successful.

    102: LIBRARY SERVICE

    In borrowing book/s, the borrower must present the book/s to the circulation desk where the librarian will record the necessary information and mark the due date. Once the due date is reached, the borrower is required to return the book/s to the school librarian for inspection, renewal and shelving.

    In case the book/s are damaged or lost, a fine of three times the cost of the book shall be imposed, to be used to meet the replacement cost.

    103: LOCKERS

    • Lockers are the property of JIS.
    • Students may go to lockers before and after school or during breaks only. Students must treat lockers and the locker areas with care.
    • Lockers are subject to administrative search in the interest of school safety, sanitation, discipline and enforcement of school regulations. The school does not recognize any right of privacy which a student may wish to claim with regard to the locker.
    • Every student is responsible for the contents of his or her own locker and may not permit any other student to use the locker. Students who give their locker combinations/keys to other students or who do not properly secure their lockers jeopardize the safety of their belongings. In such cases the school shall not take responsibility for damaged or lost/stolen items.

    104: MEDICATION FOR STUDENTS

    If a student needs medication, consultation with the students physician should be made about taking the medication before and/or after school hours as no child will be allowed to take any medication in school without administrative approval. The following procedure must be observed:

    • A request in writing by the parent or guardian of the student that the school nurse administer the medication.
    • A written order from the doctor stating the diagnosis, name of the medication, the dosage, and frequency of dosage.
    • The medication must be kept in the School Clinic in the original pharmacy container.
    ASTHMATIC STUDENTS

    Students diagnosed with asthma may carry their inhaler and self-administer it if, in addition to the above criteria, the doctors note states "child may carry inhaler at all times." This note shall also allow the child to take the inhaler on trips.

    CRUTCHES FOR STUDENTS

    If a student needs crutches, a doctors written order and a parents written permission are required. A student will not be permitted to remain in the school building without a physicians order for the use of crutches.

    ISOLATION ROOM – The isolation room is used to isolate a sick student who carries a communicable illness/disease.

    105: EMERGENCY INFORMATION SHEETS

    Parents are asked to provide up-to-date contact information regularly. This information should be kept as current as possible to be used for communication in case of emergencies, early dismissal due to bad weather, and when a student becomes ill and parent contact is essential. The school should be notified of all changes of emergency contact numbers and address as soon as possible.

    106: HANDWRITING POLICY

    Initial teaching of handwriting should be done according to the adopted J.I.S. handwriting scheme which is D'Nelian. The main aim of the handwriting policy is for each child to develop a legible, efficient script. Children entering the school from other systems, who already fulfill these criteria, should not be made to change to 'our style'. It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that neat and legible hand writing are produced as a relevant academic expectation from all students at all times.

    113: GUIDELINES FOR PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

    In addition to the mornings when class parents may be invited to join in with classroom activities, teachers should be encouraged to involve parents informally throughout the year. Ways of doing these might include:

    • helping with an outing;
    • helping children read;
    • small group art and craft activity;
    • playing a game with a small group;
    • sharing a special interest or skill;
    • telling a story or helping with a celebration from their own culture.

    114: PARENTS’ INVOLVEMENT & COMMUNICATION

    • For all parents, an orientation package at the beginning of the school year shall be sent home, which gives an overview of programs policies and operations.
    • The school launches an interactive administrative platform where parents, students and faculty shall communicate through their portals. A guide on how to access the program with user word and password, and how to use the program shall be sent home at the beginning of the year. Students shall be trained on usage during the orientation week.
    • A weekly plan per grade shall be displayed on the school website every Wednesday, which include all the work that should be covered, either in class or at home. It also includes projects, tests or quizzes and activities.
    • Various activities and events are organized for parents, during school time, throughout the year, and there shall be notifications of these. There shall be occasions when the class teacher shall invite parents to work with the students.
    • Parent – teacher conferences shall be based on discussion of students’ written reports at the end of each quarter on designated days on the calendar. A school newsletter shall be sent home as a reminder.
    • Parents and teachers may request additional conferences throughout the school year to discuss a child’s academic or social progress. It is very important to pre-arrange a time to meet with the child’s teacher. A request can be made by scheduling an appointment. Parents are encouraged to discuss any concerns with the child’s teacher. The faculty at JIS is dedicated to the child’s success and wants to be aware of any legitimate concerns.
    • Open door and meeting: Parents are encouraged to make appointments with staff to discuss any matters of concern. Meetings are arranged between the teacher, parents and section coordinator. If the matter is still unresolved then a meeting shall be arranged between the teacher, parents, section coordinator, section principal and if need be, the Assistant Director.
    • The School Newsletter sent out regularly by the administration keeps parents informed on current, upcoming events and general developments.

    115: LEARNING AND WORKING TOGETHER

    As a JIS student it is my responsibility to:
    1. Attend school every day and to be on time to all classes
    2. Come to school prepared with books, paper, pencil and materials and assignments as directed by teachers
    3. v Obey and respect direction from all staff members
    4. Maintain a positive attitude toward learning and believe in my ability to succeed
    5. Respect myself and the rights and property of others
    The staff at JIS accepts the responsibility to:
    1. Provide a learning environment designed to meet the needs of each student
    2. Provide a safe environment
    3. Develop programs and activities which will respond to the social, emotional and personal and physical developmental needs of each student
    4. Assist parents in helping their children develop self-control, respect and confidence to effectively participate in school and society as responsible citizens
    As the parent of a JIS student, it is my responsibility to:
    • Send my child to school each day on time, prepared with all necessary materials, well rested, and properly dressed
    • Check my child’s work and planner on a daily basis
    • Provide my child’s needs
    • Communicate with my child’s teacher when I am concerned about my child’s work or health
    The School shall ensure that clear and robust safeguards are in place to protect personal information from loss, theft and unauthorized disclosure, irrespective of the format in which it is recorded. Any theft and unauthorized disclosure of information, shall be deemed as a violation of professional ethics, school rules and regulations, and the law. The school director shall take the necessary disciplinary action commensurate with the gravity of the violation.

    116: GUIDELINES FOR ACCEPTABLE USE OF JIS TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

    These guidelines are to make students and parents aware of the responsibilities students accept when they use JIS computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail, local databases, CD-ROMs, digitized information, communication technologies, and Internet access. Additionally, access to the Internet is provided to students through teachers, for specific class-related, and officially approved, activities. In general, acceptable use requires efficient, ethical, and legal utilization of all JIS technology resources.

    1. Expectations
    1. Student use of computers, and other JIS technology resources, is only allowed when supervised or when granted permission by a staff member.
    2. All users are expected to follow existing copyright laws as defined by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia law. Students who use the intellectual property of others must pay attention to the portion limits and distribution allowed under the Laws of Fair Use; this includes citing the owner of the work.
    3. Laws of Fair Use: This means that, any copying of copyrighted material used for a reason, such as to comment upon, criticize, or imitate a copyrighted work; can be done without permission from the copyright owner.
    4. Students are expected to notify a staff member whenever they come across information or messages that are inappropriate, dangerous, threatening, or make them feel uncomfortable.
    5. Students who identify or know about a security problem are expected to convey the details to their teacher without discussing it with other students.
    2. Unacceptable conduct includes, but is not limited to the following
    1. Using the network for illegal activities, including copyright, license, or contract violations or downloading inappropriate materials, viruses, and/or software, such as but not limited to hacking and host file sharing software.
    2. Using the network for financial or commercial gain advertising, or political lobbying.
    3. Accessing or exploring on-line locations or materials that do not support the curriculum and/or are inappropriate for school assignments, such as but not limited to pornographic sites, social networking sites (i.e. MySpace, Facebook, Twitter,Instagram etc.), as well as chat and/or blog sites.
    4. Vandalizing and/or tampering with equipment, storage devices, programs, files, software, system performance, or other components of the network. Use or possession of hacking software is strictly prohibited.
    5. Causing congestion on the network or interfering with the work of others, e.g., chain letters or broadcast messages to lists or individuals.
    6. Intentionally wasting finite resources (i.e., on-line time, real-time music and/or video not for educational purpose).
    7. v Gaining unauthorized access anywhere on the network.
    8. Revealing any identifying information of one's self or another person (i.e. telephone numbers, addresses, etc.).
    9. i. Invading the privacy of other individuals.
    10. Using another user's account, password, or ID card or allowing another user to access your account, password, or ID.
    11. Coaching, helping, observing, or joining any unauthorized activity on the network.
    12. Students may not initiate communications into the system from other computers (for example, home computers) that are inconsistent with the intended purposes of the system or with any of these Acceptable Use Guidelines.
    13. Forwarding/distributing e-mail messages without permission from the author.
    14. Posting anonymous messages or unlawful information on the system.
    15. Engaging in sexual harassment or using objectionable language in public or private messages, e.g., racist, terroristic, abusive, sexually explicit, threatening, demeaning, stalking, or slanderous.
    16. Falsifying permission, authorization, or identification documents.
    17. Obtain copies of or modify files, data, or passwords belonging to other users on the network.
    18. Engaging in plagiarism and/or copyright infringement. Students will properly attribute material they obtain through Internet Access and not infringe the copyrights of others.
    19. Knowingly placing a computer virus on a computer or network.
    20. Students may not encrypt communications or files, except as specifically authorized by a teacher.
    21. Students may not alter the software or hardware configuration of the computer used for system access in any manner, or attempt to bypass security or filtering systems set in place by the school.
    22. Students may not use personal communication and/or storage devices such as iPods, mp3/mp4 players, flash/pen drives, or cell phones which require a data connection to JIS technology resources.
    23. Students may not use personal media with JIS technology resources (i.e. personal music CDs, DVDs, digital media players including, but not limited to iPods, cell phones and/or flash/pin drives containing audio or video)
    3. Acceptable Use Guidelines Computer On-Line Services
    a. General Guidelines
    1. Students will have access to all available forms of electronic media and communication which is in support of education and research and in support of the educational goals and objectives of JIS.
    2. Students are responsible for their ethical and educational use of the computer on-line services in JIS.
    3. All policies and restrictions of the JIS computer on-line services must be followed.
    4. Access to the JIS computer on-line services is a privilege and not a right. Each employee, student, and/or parent will be required to sign the Acceptable Use Policy Agreement Sheet and adhere to the Acceptable Use Guidelines in order to be granted access to JIS computer on-line services.
    5. The use of any JIS computer on-line services must be in support of education and research and in support of the educational goals and objectives of JIS.
    6. When placing, removing, or restricting access to specific databases or other JIS computer on-line services, school officials shall apply the same criteria of educational suitability used for other education resources.
    7. Transmission of any material which is in violation of the law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: confidential information, copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, and computer viruses.
    8. Any attempt to alter data, the configuration of a computer, or the files of another user without the consent of the individual, campus administrator, or technology administrator, will be considered an act of vandalism and subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the JIS Student Code on Conduct.
    9. Any parent wishing to restrict their childrens access to any JIS computer on-line services will provide this restriction request in writing. Parents will assume responsibility for imposing restrictions only on their own children.
    b. Network Etiquette
    1. Be polite.
    2. Use appropriate language.
    3. Do not reveal any personal data (i.e. home address, phone number, phone numbers of other people).
    4. Remember that the other users of the JIS computer on-line services and other networks are human beings whose culture, language, and humor have different points of reference from your own.
    c. E-Mail
    1. E-mail should be used for educational or administrative purposes only.
    2. E-mail transmissions, stored data, transmitted data, or any other use of the JIS computer on-line services by students, employees, or any other user shall not be considered confidential and may be monitored at any time by designated staff to ensure appropriate use.
    3. All e-mail and all contents are property of JIS.
    4. Consequences

    The student in whose name a system account and/or computer hardware is issued will be responsible at all times for its appropriate use. Noncompliance with the guidelines published here in the Student Code of Conduct may result in suspension or termination of technology privileges, and disciplinary actions. Use or possession of hacking software is strictly prohibited and violators will be subject to consequences of the Code of Conduct. Violations of applicable Kingdom of Saudi Arabia law, will result in criminal prosecution, as well as disciplinary actions by JIS.

    Electronic mail, network usage, and all stored files shall not be considered confidential and may be monitored at any time by designated JIS staff to ensure appropriate use. JIS cooperates fully with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia officials in any investigation concerning or relating to violations of computer crime laws. Contents of e-mail and network communications are governed by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia law and proper authorities will be given access to their content.

    5. Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability

    JIS makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, including, without limitation, those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any of the Internet services provided by JIS, including any information obtained through the Internet. This limitation of liability includes loss of data, service delays or interruptions, and is in addition to any other limitations of liability as may be provided by law. JIS specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through JIS Internet Access and E-mail services, or for access or receipt by Users of inappropriate content. Use of any information obtained through Internet Access and E-mail services is at the Participant and Users own risk.

    6. Indemnification

    Students and their parents or guardians agree to indemnify and hold the JIS, and their affiliates, officers, agents, or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, due to or arising out of use or misuse of Internet Access by the User, or arising from any User's violation of these Acceptable Use Guidelines.

    JIS celebrates Saudi National Day!

    There will be NO School on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

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    Date : September 22, 2018 ate 09:22:19am