Rules and Regulations 2017-2018

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October 4, 2017

 Rules and Regulations
2017-2018


Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

As a new school year starts, we renew our commitment to Jesus & Mary School’s spirit and values.

 

The detailed Rules and Regulations of the Secondary Division have 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, the help that makes them develop their full potential and become self-disciplined role models for others, and the reflection of the virtues promoted by Jesus & Mary school.

 

Bus Transportation policy will be sent soon.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Sincerely yours, 

 

Nathalie El Hani

Secondary Principal

 

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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 _________, 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.   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 the student’s 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.     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.

 

·         Students coming late must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and cannot enter class unless with a permission slip signed by the Principal.

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

·         In case of absence, the student’s parents or guardians must call the Division Administration to specify the reason for 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/exams are given on an appointed day within a maximum of one working week from the missed tests/exams.

C.  Transportation and Departure from School:

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.

 

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.    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 avoiding 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, Assistant 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:

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

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

o   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:

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

o     Any offense after the second DB offense will result in a warning letter that will be sent to the student’s parents or guardian.

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

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

o     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.

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

o     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 parents or guardian.


 

·         The Review Council:

 

o   A student who feels that s/he has been seriously wronged may send a written petition to the Rector and Division Principal asking that her/his case be reviewed. A Review Council presided by the Rector, and formed by the Principal/Assistant Principal, the concerned teacher, a teacher designated by the Rector, the Head Girl/Boy and the student will be held and the matter will be reviewed.

o   A Review Council session may be held at any time upon the Rector’s request.

 

·         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.      Written Work:

At Jesus & Mary, assessment and evaluation are comprehensive and continuous. Thus, every item of the student’s 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.   Circulation in and out of the Division:

Jesus & Mary Secondary students are role models to their younger peers and are recognized by their demeanor, their politeness, and their compliance with the rules.

 

·         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, Assistant 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 given by 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, Assistant 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.   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 Secondary 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 in consultation with the Assistant Principal and concerned adult (teacher, staff member and others.) and will be categorized as 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.

 

I.        Nonacademic Classes:

At Jesus & Mary, education is holistic; thus the importance of all non-academic classes and activities.

 

·         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. These students will then have to attend a research        methodology class instead.

 

 

J.      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.

 

K.     Smoking and Substance Use:

 

·         The possession and consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and inhalants/solvents are strictly forbidden and will lead to detention, immediate suspension or expulsion from school.

  

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Nathalie El Hani

Secondary Principal


 

APPENDIX A

Secondary Division Uniform Code – LADIES

As of July 7, 2017

 

The JM Secondary Division Ladies’ School Uniform consists of:

 

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

B.    The regular school uniform to be worn on a daily basis.

C.   The sports uniform.

 

A.   The official school uniform:


. School white shirt. *

. JM blazer. *

. Black opaque 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:

 

1.    On cold days:

. Fine white turtle neck jumper under the white shirt.

. School pullover. *

. School cardigan. *

. School sleeveless vest. *

. Black trousers or the school knee-length skirt. *

. Black ankle boots.

. White, beige, black, or grey coat.

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

2.    On warm days:

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

 

C.   The sports uniform:

.  School designated jumper suit. *

.  Sports polo shirt. *

.  School sports shorts. *

.  White ankle socks.

.  Trainer shoes.

 

P.S. Please note that the lab coat is mandatory.

* Items found exclusively in the school store.


Secondary Division Uniform Code – GENTLEMEN


 

The JM Secondary Division Gentlemen’s School Uniform consists of:

 

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

B.    The regular school uniform to be worn on a daily basis.

C.   The sports uniform.

 

A.   The official school uniform:

 

      . School white shirt. *

      . JM blazer. *

      . Grey school trousers. *

      . Sweater.

      . Dark socks.

      . Black shoes. Trainers are NOT allowed.

      . Belts.

      . JM Slim cut tie. *

 

B.   The regular school uniform:

 

1.    On cold days:

      . Fine white turtle neck jumper under the white shirt.

      . School pullover. *

. School cardigan. *

. School sleeveless vest. *

. Secondary Division sweatshirt. *               

      . Grey school trousers. *

      . Black boots or trainers.

      . White, beige, black, or grey coat.

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

2.    On warm days:

. White short-sleeved polo shirt. *

. Grey Bermuda *

 

C.   The sports uniform:

      .  School designated jumper suit. *

      .  Sports polo shirt. *

      .  School sports shorts. *

      .  White ankle socks.

      .  Trainer shoes.

 

D.   Grooming:

     .  Short hair and clean-shaven.

 

P.S. The lab coat is mandatory.

* Items found exclusively in the school store.

 

APPENDIX B

 

 

                                                                      DISCIPLINARY SLIP

  

 

Jesus & Mary School – Rabweh

 

                     2017 - 2018

Secondary Division.

 

  Date: ______/_______/_____

 



Student’s 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

(Specify): ________________________________________

 

____________________________________________

Teacher’s/ Administrator’s Name and Signature

 Administration’s Decision:

 

Category of Offense

Action

 

 

 

 

______________________________________

Parent’s/ Guardian’s Name and Signature

 

                                                                         Thank you

 

APPENDIX C

 

Jesus & Mary School – Rabweh

 

                     2017 - 2018

Secondary 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

 

 

Principal’s Approval

 

 

________________________________________________