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Intermediate Division

October 4, 2017

Rules and Regulations

2017 – 2018

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Now that the school year has duly started, it is time to renew our commitment to Jesus & Mary School’s spirit and values.

 

The detailed Rules and Regulations of the Intermediate Division have also been posted on the school website. I invite you to read them with the utmost care.

 

The Rules and Regulations are the guarantee for our students to thrive in mutual respect, develop their full potential, and become self-disciplined role models for others. They are designed to reflect the virtues promoted by Jesus & Mary school.

 

After having read the document with your daughter/son, kindly sign the return slip below, and send it back to the Division by Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

 

I thank you for your trust and cooperation, and wish you a successful year.

 

 

Sincerely yours, 

  

Nicole Khadij

Principal

 

Form to be completed and returned by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017 to the division supervisors.

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I, the undersigned, __________________________________________ father /mother / guardian of ____________________ in Grade ________ Section _________, have read the Rules and Regulations. I assume full responsibility for ensuring my daughter’s/son’s compliance with the School Rules and Regulations.

 

Signature: _______________________________                                                                         October _____, 2017.


A.   A. Uniform:

Order, equality, and discipline are among the virtues promoted by Jesus & Mary School. The school uniform is essential in that it helps students acquire the above and develop their sense of belonging to the school community.

·       The school uniform, as detailed in the enclosed Appendix A is divided into two parts: the regular and the official uniform.

·       Students failing to wear the correct uniform will be given a letter specifying the non-conforming uniform item(s) and asked to comply with the rules.

·       Second time offense will be regarded as deliberate and students’ parents will be asked to send the proper uniform from home.

·       Further offenses will be regarded as serious premeditated actions and will be categorized as offensive behaviors (OB) – Please refer to Section D.

 

B.   B.  Tardiness and Absence:

Punctuality is a value to be developed and observed by all as it reflects self-discipline and respect for others.

·       Students are expected to be:

o   In the Assembly Hall before 7:45 a.m. every day.

o   In class by the 2nd bell after recess.

 

·       Late students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to see the Principal who will then issue a Permission Slip to enter class. 

·       Repeated tardiness will be regarded as deliberate and categorized as disruptive behavior (DB) – Please refer to Section D.

·       Tardiness on the day of an assigned test or exam is not allowed.

·       In case of absence, parents or guardians of the absent student must call the Division Administration to specify the reason of the absence. 

·       A medical report from the treating physician is required for any absence of more than two school days.

·       Absence from scheduled tests or exams is serious:

o   Absent students will be allowed to sit for a make-up test only if a written medical report from the treating physician is submitted to the Principal. As with regard to absence from exams, a written medical report from the school physician is required. Otherwise, absent students will be given the minimum grade on the missed test or exam.

o   A student may sit for a maximum of three make-up tests/exams during any one term.

o   Make-up tests are administered within a maximum of one week from the missed test.

o   Make-up exams are administered on an appointed day.

 

C.    C. Transportation:

Since our priority at Jesus & Mary school is the student safety and well-being, students are not allowed to leave school before the closing bell or leave with anyone other than the parents without a permission from the Division Principal.

 

Kindly note that students are not allowed to change bus, due to seating limitation and safety precautions.

 

A Bus Transportation Policy will be sent at a later date.

 

D.   D. Classroom Rules:

School is a community in which all thrive in mutual respect. Respect at Jesus & Mary is three-fold: All members of the community are invited to developing self-respect, respect of others, and respect of school property.

 

·       Eating, drinking, chewing gum, writing on desks and walls and use of all electronic devices are examples of inappropriate behavior not tolerated in class.

·       Students are expected to be in class before the teacher comes in and are expected to refrain from visiting other classes or circulating in the hallway between classes. Students who are late to class will be given a Disciplinary Slip by the teacher.

·       Parents of students suffering from a particular condition requiring special attention are asked to inform the Principal of the matter so that appropriate measures may be taken.

·       Any deliberate disrespect of school property or inappropriate behavior will be considered as offensive (OB).

·       Permission to leave class is granted by the incoming teacher.

·       Students are expected to respect and to take care of school property at all times. They will be penalized for any damage or loss of school property or equipment such as rented books, desks, walls, doors, lavatories and so on.

E.     E. Discipline:

The sole purpose of all Jesus & Mary rules and regulations is to help students develop their full potential and become self-disciplined role models for others. Discipline is designed to encourage and celebrate positive behavior as well as effectively guide students to recognizing and moving away any disruptive behavior.

 

·       Jesus & Mary School students are expected to observe a decent composure that reflects their upbringing and JM belonging at all times and in all circumstances. Any inappropriate behavior will be dealt with accordingly.

·       Please refer to Appendix B for the adopted Disciplinary Slip.

·       Disciplinary Slips may be issued by the Principal, teachers, or supervisors.

·       Students are NOT to leave the classroom for misconduct without a Disciplinary Slip. 

·       Once a student is issued a Disciplinary Slip, s/he must leave the classroom; register the offense with her/his respective supervisor, then return to class. Teachers issuing Disciplinary Slips are requested to register the student’s name on the Daily Teaching            Record. 

·       The Principal then categorizes the offense committed and deals with the matter accordingly.

 

·       The three categories of offenses are:

1.     Off-Task Behaviors (OTB): Offenses that are considered to be minor, unintentional, and non-disruptive.

2.     Disruptive Behaviors (DB): Offenses that are disruptive, intentional and relatively serious.

3.     Offensive Behaviors (OB) Offenses that are serious, deliberate and unworthy of a Jesus & Mary Student.

 

·       Any repeated offense--though minor--will automatically be considered as deliberate and, thus, serious.

 

·       Consequences of offenses:

1.     OTB offenses are only considered serious when they are repeated. They are then classified as DB offenses.

2.     Any offense after the second DB offense will result in a warning letter being sent to the student’s parent or guardian.

3.     Any offense after the warning letter will lead to a detention.

4.     An OB will lead to a warning letter sent to the parents/guardians. Any offense thereafter will lead to a Detention.

5.     Offenses after a detention will be evaluated and dealt with by the Principal who reserves the right to categorize them as DB or OB depending on the seriousness of the case at hand.

6.     Any OB after a detention will lead to suspension or expulsion from school as will be decided by the School Rector.

7.     A student member of the student council, yearbook committee, or Division magazine committee, having received a detention will be immediately asked to step down from her/his responsibility.

 

·       All Disciplinary Slips must be signed by the student’s parent or guardian.

 

·       The Merit Slip:

o   Please refer to Appendix C for the adopted Merit Slip.                        

o   Merit Slips may be given by a teacher or administrator to:

1.     A student with a Disciplinary Slip who has shown progress in attitude and/or behavior.

2.     Any student whose conduct is exemplary or worthy of praise.

3.     A student who has demonstrated remarkable initiative.

 

·       The three levels of Merit (designated by stars) are:

o   One star: The student has consistently shown progress in attitude and behavior for a minimum period of two weeks since her/his last Disciplinary Slip.

o   Two stars: The student’s Merit Slip is not related to a previous offense.  Rather, it is given to the student in appreciation for her/his attitude and behavior.

o   Three stars: These are given in appreciation for outstanding performance/initiative/behavior maintained for more than three consecutive weeks.

 

·       The value of the Merit Slip is as follows:

o   The One-Star Merit Slip neutralizes a Disciplinary Slip previously given.

o   The Two-Star Merit Slip may be kept to be used subsequently whenever it is needed throughout the school year.

o   The Three-Star Merit Slip, in addition to being used whenever needed, will be added to the student’s record for future recommendations.

 

F.     F. Written Work:

At Jesus & Mary, assessment and evaluation are comprehensive and continuous. Thus, every item of student work is valued.

 

·       All written work (homework, projects, assignments and so on) must be submitted on time, neat, and tidy.

·       In case assigned work is repeatedly submitted late, the matter will be considered as deliberate (DB) and will be dealt with accordingly.

·       Written work, unless otherwise specified, is strictly personal. Thus, any copied work will be regarded as cheating and will be categorized as an offensive behavior (OB).

 

 

G.   G. Circulation in and out of the Division:

Jesus & Mary Intermediate Division students are role models to their younger peers and are recognized by their demeanor, their politeness, and their compliance with the rules they have helped in setting.

 

·       Students are expected to be silent during Assembly, on the stairs, and in the hallways.

·       Students are requested not to be in the classrooms during the breaks and before classes start. 

·       Students changing classrooms are to be accompanied either by the teacher in charge or by the Supervisor. 

·       Permission to leave the Division building is granted by the Principal, or the Supervisor. 

·       Permission to leave School before the closing bell is granted by the Principal. 

·       Students visiting other Divisions are asked to wear the Visitor card obtained from the Supervisor or the Division Administration Offices.

·       Students returning to the Division are asked to inform the Supervisor of their return.

·       Students wishing to go to the Infirmary should obtain a Permission Slip from the Principal, or Supervisor and return it duly filled and signed by the nurse on duty to the Supervisor; then, upon their return to class, show it to the teacher.

·       Failure to comply with any of the above will be considered as deliberate disruptive behavior (DB).

 

H.   H. Test Taking:

We, at Jesus & Mary School, believe in the importance of order, fairness, and honesty. In order to impartially ensure these standards, we have put in place a clear policy concerning the administration of tests and exams:

 

·       Students must remain seated silently, throughout the test, from the moment the teacher starts distributing test papers, until the last paper has been recollected and the class is dismissed.

·       Timing is a critical part of the test. Consequently, when the teacher declares that time is up, regardless of the bell, the students must put their pens down instantly. They are then asked to pass their papers forward, while remaining seated and silent.

 

All of the above applies for quizzes, tests, and exams.

Any breach in the above rules is considered cheating and will be dealt with as such.

 

I.      I. Dishonesty:

Honesty is one of the fundamental values defined by the Jesus & Mary School ethos which all Jesus & Mary School members strongly advocate. At Jesus & Mary, dishonesty is a serious offense and a major symptom of fundamental underlying ills. As such, it is in no way tolerated in the Intermediate Division. Dishonesty may take the form of plagiarism, copied work, lying, cheating in tests and exams, etc.

 

·       All forms of dishonesty will be dealt with promptly by the Division Principal and concerned adult (teacher, staff member and others) and will be categorized as an offensive behavior (OB).

·       Whenever a student is caught cheating by the test/exam supervisor, the school reserves the right to remove the paper and consider the test/exam invalid, or allow the student to continue her/his work, depending on the gravity of the offense. In any case,             a minimum of 25% will be deducted from the test/exam grade. 

·       Repeated cheating may lead to immediate suspension or expulsion from School upon the Rector’s decision.

 

J.     J.  Nonacademic Classes:

At Jesus & Mary, education is holistic. Thus, the importance of all non-academic classes and activities is recognized and valued.

 

·       All students are expected to attend and participate in non-academic classes. Exception is made for those students with a written medical report stating that they are to be exempted from P.E.

 

K.   K. Mobile Phones:

Mobile phones are beneficial and necessary tools in many a circumstance. However, they are distracting, incompatible, and irrelevant in a school setting.

 

·       The use or display of mobile phones is categorically prohibited during school hours.

·       Mobile phones are to be kept switched off and out of sight at all times. 

·       Failing to comply with the above policy will lead to the confiscation of the phone for 15 days. 

·       Second time offenses are considered deliberate and will be dealt with accordingly.

 

L.    L.  Prohibited Substances:

 

·       The possession or use of prohibited substances is strictly forbidden. It is considered extremely serious and will be dealt with accordingly.

 

 

P.S. The school is not responsible for the loss or theft of valuables.

 

The School Rector reserves the right to overrule any or all of the above rules and regulations.

 

 

 

 

Nicole Khadij

Intermediate Division Principal


 

APPENDIX A

Intermediate Division Uniform Code - Girls

(As of July 11, 2016)

 

The JM Intermediate Division uniform consists of:

  1. The official school uniform to be worn on all formal occasions.
  2. The regular school uniform to be worn daily except on formal occasions.
  3. The sports uniform.

 

A. The Official School Uniform:

. White school shirt (long sleeved shirt has to be worn under the skirt). *

. JM red checkered skirt (length: 5 cm above knee)*.

. School pullover. *

. School cardigan. *

. Skin color tights on cold days and white ankle socks on warm days.

Below-the-ankle, low heeled (less than 4 cm), black shoes. Trainers are NOT allowed.

 

B. The Regular School Uniform:

On Cold Days:

. A fine white turtle neck jumper under the white shirt.

. School pullover. *

School cardigan. *

. Green school trousers or the school skirt. *

· Black ankle boots.

. The school designed anorak. *

. White, beige, black, or grey neck scarf.

            On Warm Days:

.  A white short-sleeved polo shirt * instead of the white shirt. (The polo shirt may be worn above the school skirt).

 

C. The Sports Uniform:

.    The school designated jumper suit. *

.     The sports polo shirt. *

.     The school sports shorts. *

.     White ankle socks. 

.     Trainers.

 

D. Laboratory Coat. *        

 

* Items found exclusively in the school store.

 

P.S. Girls with long hair should keep it tied away from their faces. Makeup and nail polish are not allowed.


 

Intermediate Division Uniform Code – Boys

(As of July 11, 2016)

 

The JM Intermediate Division uniform consists of:

A.The official school uniform to be worn on all formal occasions.

B.The regular school uniform to be worn daily except on formal occasions.

C.The sports uniform.

 

A. The Official School Uniform:

White school shirt (long sleeved shirt has to be worn under the trousers). *

Green school trousers. *

School pullover.*

School cardigan.*

Dark ankle socks.

Black shoes. Trainers are NOT allowed.

 

B. The Regular School Uniform:

On Cold Days:

·  A fine white turtle neck jumper under the white shirt.

·  School pullover.*

·  School cardigan.*

·  Green school trousers. *

·  The school anorak. *

·   Black boots.

·   White, beige, black, or grey neck scarf.

 

On Warm Days:

·  A white short-sleeved polo shirt * instead of the white shirt.

·  Green school shorts.

 

C. The Sports Uniform:

·       The school designated jumper suit. *

·       The sports polo shirt. *

·       The school sports shorts. *

·       Dark ankle socks.

·       Trainers

 

D.  Laboratory coat. *

 

* Items found exclusively in the School store.

 

P.S. Please be advised that boys have to be clean-shaven and maintain a short haircut throughout the school year.       


 

 

APPENDIX B

 

Jesus & Mary School – Rabweh

 

                 2017 - 2018

Intermediate Division

 

Date: ____/____/____

 

DISCIPLINARY SLIP

 

Student Name: _____________________________

Class:                  _____________________________

Time:                  _____________________________

Type of Offense:

 

o Chatter                            o Inattention

o Tardiness                       o Food/Drink Consumption

o Homework                     o Use of Electronic Devices

o Impoliteness                

o Other

(Please specify): __________________________________

 

____________________________________________

Teacher’s/Administrator’s Name and Signature

 

Administrator’s Decision:

 

o ______________________________________________

o Written Warning      

o Detention

o Confiscation of the Device   

o Suspension

Comments: ______________________________________

_________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

____________________________________________

Administrator’s Signature

 

____________________________________________

Parent’s/Guardian’s Name and Signature

                                                                   Thank you

 

           

 

APPENDIX C

 

Jesus & Mary School – Rabweh

 

                 2017 - 2018

Intermediate Division

 

Date: ____/____/____

 

 

 

 

 

                                        MERIT SLIP                        

 

Student’s Name: ________________________________

 

Class: ___________                             Time: __________

 

Merit Value

(Check as many as you think the student deserves)

 

 

 

Reason For Merit (Please tick one)

 

A.   An improvement in

 

1.      Attitude/Behavior

 

2.      Academics

 

B.     Remarkable initiative

 

________________________________________________

Teacher’s/Administrator’s Name and Signature

 

 

Administrator’s Approval

 

 

________________________________________________

________________________________________________

                                                                             Thank you