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.
School Clinic Boys: 012 6065 700 ext.115
School Counselor Girls: 012 6065 700 ext.229
School Counselor Boys: 012 6065 700 ext.123
|Subject||CREDITS FOR A 4 YEAR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM|
|Modern Languages: Arabic/IS||4|
|Electives (i.e. Study Skills, Career Planning, Public Speaking, Health, French, I.T, Art, PE,)||4|
|Course Offering||Grade 9 Credits||Grade 10 Credits||Grade 11 Credits||Grade 12 Credits||Total Credits /Grade|
|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|
|F: LESS THAN 60%||0||0|
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.
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.
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.
Teachers, in assessing the student’s individual achievement consider homework assignments, classroom participation and effort, together with quizzes, tests, outside projects and exams.
|Class work||– 20%|
|Tests/ Quizzes||– 60%|
|Class work||– 20%|
|Tests/ Quizzes||– 20%|
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.
The following external testing will be offered this year:
|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|
External examinations receive a separate report and grade. They do not form part of the school report.
In addition to the ongoing assessments throughout the year, compulsory internal exams will be administered as follows:
|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|
Mid-Year and end of year exams count for 40% of the final grade.
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.
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.
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.
The purpose of the Award is to recognize outstanding performance in a specified area of achievement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first week of the school year will be the orientation week for all the students, the following procedures will apply:
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.
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:
(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.)
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
There will be NO School on Sunday, September 23, 2018.
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Date : September 22, 2018 ate 09:22:19am