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Policies :

  • Academic City International Schools have multiple policies and practices that affect students. Some of these have been deliberately set in place, and others have evolved with time. These practices will be familiar to both students and faculty.
  • The goal of school policies and practices is student mastery of the curriculum and development of his/her potential.

Respecting Our Environment

ACIS has a beautiful campus. It is hoped that each student will be responsible for the school environment; this includes clearing up their tables after recess or lunch. Waste bins are provided for the control of trash/litter. Consequences apply for students who do not look after the school environment.

Safety and Security Policy

Politics:

The security and protection of schools are among the established values in the schools of KSA, whether they represent the protection students of schools, those working in them, or the school campus. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and security.

The aim of the policy:

This policy aims to create a safe working environment, and to define the basic rules and complex definitions in the school as a whole.

Procedures:

To implement this policy, the following procedures and steps must be implemented

1-Building Supervisor responsibilities related to the security of the educational facility:

Maintaining school security is extremely important because it ensures the safety of staff and students and reduces the risk of vandalism or theft.

Therefore, the building supervisor’s responsibility lies in:

*Maintain a registry of keys and change lost or stolen keys instantly.

*Make sure all classes and buildings are safe, and close windows and doors.

*Report any security violations to the school administration, specifically to the vice-principal for Quality Assurance.

*Ensure that there are no students, employees, or visitors in or around the school building in the post-working hours.

*Ensure that if there was someone wishing to move around the building must obtain written permission from the leader or assistant leader and he will be under the supervision until he leaves.

*Arrange procedures for any maintenance work after working hours and provide a complete and approved work permit with each maintenance worker

*Special security and a school guard are available in front of each building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the main gate.

 

2-Security Awareness Training

The school staff needs to be informed of security rules and regulations by the safety and security committee at least once in one semester.

 

 3-Dealing with visitors / special entry permit

Identity Verification:

All the above-mentioned categories of visitors must submit their ID to the receptionist by the visitors before they leave from the reception desk

Privacy:

The visitor must remain in the reception area and respect the privacy of the school departments.

It is not possible to reach other departments in the school without permission from the administration until it is directed or accompanied by a school employee.

If a visitor needs to enter some areas of the school that visitors cannot normally reach, he/she must obtain approval from the school agent or the leader after recording their information in the visitor record.

Parents and visitors are not allowed to enter any building without registering the required information according to the visitors ’record in the reception area upon entering the school from the main entrance.

In the case that a visitor / trainer / supervisor arrives to meet any employee in the school, the visitor is received at the reception area , and his/her information is recorded in the visitor register as mentioned above, then he waits in the reception area for the concerned employee to come and accompany her to the hall Meetings at the administration office under the supervision of the school leader or assistance.

*Arrange procedures for any maintenance work after working hours and provide a complete and approved work permit with each maintenance worker

*Special security and a school guard are available in front of each building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the main gate.

 

2-Security Awareness Training

The school staff needs to be informed of security rules and regulations by the safety and security committee at least once in one semester.

 

 3-Dealing with visitors / special entry permit

Identity Verification:

All the above-mentioned categories of visitors must submit their ID to the receptionist by the visitors before they leave from the reception desk

Privacy:

The visitor must remain in the reception area and respect the privacy of the school departments.

It is not possible to reach other departments in the school without permission from the administration until it is directed or accompanied by a school employee.

If a visitor needs to enter some areas of the school that visitors cannot normally reach, he/she must obtain approval from the school agent or the leader after recording their information in the visitor record.

Parents and visitors are not allowed to enter any building without registering the required information according to the visitors ’record in the reception area upon entering the school from the main entrance.

In the case that a visitor / trainer / supervisor arrives to meet any employee in the school, the visitor is received at the reception area , and his/her information is recorded in the visitor register as mentioned above, then he waits in the reception area for the concerned employee to come and accompany her to the hall Meetings at the administration office under the supervision of the school leader or assistance.

Staff safety is of great importance and the school strives to make the school a safe educational environment.

At the beginning of each academic year, employees are provided with information that provides details of all school policies and procedures.

Students are not allowed to leave school except with a guardian or authorized persons.

The school’s safety and security policies are shared with students and parents via the school’s platforms.

Portal School safety policies cover various aspects of student and employee safety

5-Protection of school property

The school has several assets and may purchase new assets.

All equipment that can be moved or carried easily will be marked, and stored safely to prevent theft or damage.

The following guidelines will be used by the school to distinguish the school property

Maintain inventory of equipment and property by building supervisor and maintenance

Mark all school assets with a label created from the Assets Unit, which makes the assets traceable.

Asset classification should not slow down manufacturer guarantees, damages, or safety risks

A disciplinary measure will be taken by the school against students or employees in the event that they commit certified theft or damage to school property.

6-Incident Management

In the event that the visitor who does not have an appointment or permission insists upon entering the departments that he is not allowed to enter, the security guard or the security and safety supervisor immediately calls on a communication device to accompany the visitor outside the building

If refusal to register data upon entering the visitor register or presenting the identity card to the receptionist, the school has the right to call the safety and security supervisor to accompany the visitor outside the building or to contact the designated authorities

The most important point of sophistication, rapid intuition and a smile in dealing with all critical or difficult situations quickly and effectively to control these situations and prevent their escalation.

Attendance

School success goes hand in hand with good attendance

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Regular school attendance is critical if a child is to attain his or her full potential. students must have no more than 7 absences during the entire school year to attain Proficient/Advanced attendance. Parents and guardians will be notified if there is a concern that the student’s absences or tardies are threatening his or her educational progress.

Things to Remember:

Provide the school with absence notes for all dates your child has been absent including any doctor’s notes and/or medical documentation related to your child’s absences from school.

Inform the school immediately of any residence changes and/or changes to parent/guardian contact information.

Return from school breaks by scheduled dates.

One day of school missed takes your child a WEEK to catch up!

Absences can affect your child’s grades.

Please let us know if you need any support regarding your child’s attendance. We look forward to working together to ensure your child achieves.

HOMEWORK

Homework is an important part of each student’s academic year. The purpose of assigning homework is to give students the opportunity to extend lessons, practice skills, engage in critical thinking, and develop good work habits.

Student’s Responsibilities:
• To understand all homework assignments by listening to directions, asking questions when something is unclear, and reading directions.
• To gather all materials necessary to complete assignments before leaving the classroom.
• To complete all assignments to the best of his/her ability.
• To return materials and assignments on time.
• To make up any missed homework that the teacher requires.

Family’s Responsibilities:
• To provide a routine and environment that is conducive to doing homework.
• To offer assistance to the student, but not do the actual homework.
• To check that your child has edited his/her homework for spelling punctuation, neatness, etc.
• To notify the teacher when homework presents a problem.
• To read school notices and respond in a timely manner.

Teacher’s Responsibilities:
• To provide purposeful homework
• To provide clear directions and instructions
• To explain homework assignments to the students prior to the assignment.

  • To communicate with families when students are not consistently completing assignments.

Homework Tips for Students:

1. Ask clarifying questions to be sure the expectations on your assignments are clear.
2. Know, record, and monitor due dates.
3. Have a quiet space with basic materials for homework completion.
4. Make homework part of your daily after-school routine.
5. Take a break when tired; then resume work.
6. When you have questions about the homework, place a note next to it and ask the teacher the next day.

COVID 19

Safety rules must be followed to keep everyone safe.

  • Showing health status on Tawakalna.
  • Hand washing and hygiene
  • Face coverings
  • Maintaining physical distancing

Hand washing and hygiene

Staff and students should maintain hand hygiene throughout the school day.

Face coverings

Teachers and students must wear face coverings.

Maintaining physical distancing

Students and teachers should limit their interaction when moving between class, in hallways, and other shared areas.

Student’s desks should be a 2-meter distance apart but at least 1-meter distance from individual students or staff.

Teachers should maintain a 2-meter distance in staff rooms and staff.

*Wherever possible, each student should have their own set of textbooks and their own pencils/pens and pencil case. They should not share these items with other students. 

Speaking to children about COVID-19

You should provide your child with age-appropriate information about COVID-19 so that they know how to protect themselves and others and know how to recognize and report symptoms of COVID-19.

If your child becomes unwell at school:

  • You will be contacted immediately.
  • Your child will be accompanied by a staff member to an isolation area away from other staff and students while maintaining at least 2 meters distance.

When to keep your child home from school:

If your child is a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19. They must restrict their movements and get a PCR test. They can stop restricting their movements if they get a negative PCR test.

If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19 they should stay home and self-isolate. You should book a PCR test for your child and keep them at home even if they are fully vaccinated.

 School visitors:

Visitors to schools during the day should be received at a specific contact point.

Visitors should show their health status on Tawakalna.

Visitors should wear a face mask.

Visitors should maintain 2 meters of physical distancing from pupils/students and staff while in school.

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