Remember, education should never be limited to just school hours. The valuable time spent time at home working with your child will help them meet his/her potential. Your child’s progress will depend upon the quality of the partnership between the home and school.
It is essential that each year parents complete the following documents:
Emergency contact information must be kept up to date. In the event of a medical or national emergency or school closing, we must be able to reach you or a family member. Please be sure to notify the school of any changes in address, phone number or emergency contact.
Children’s birthdays can be celebrated at school with a simple party. Parents can contact the classroom teacher a few days before their child’s birthday to arrange for the celebration. Please note that no adults will be permitted into the classroom. The party will be no longer than 20 minutes due to the break of instruction.
Homework has always been recognized by the school community as an important medium to foster the academic achievement of students and extend school activities into the home and community. Homework assignments are given on a daily basis.
There are several criteria areas used to determine whether a student will be promoted to the next grade:
Students receive report cards three (3) times a year. The cards/reports are part of your child’s permanent record.
You are urged to make comments in the space provided on the cards/reports. If you desire further explanation, call the school to arrange a meeting with your child’s teacher(s). Please use this as an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress.
In addition to these reports, your child’s teacher may contact or write to you in order to maintain a closer alliance between the home and school.
Your child may be receiving AIS Remedial services throughout the school year. AIS are provided to children who have received a score of below 60% in assessment. They are based on teacher recommendations. You will receive notification if your child will be benefiting from these services.
Regular school attendance is extremely important and will be closely monitored. However, if your child is ill, he/she should remain at home until well. If the child comes to the school ill, the school nurse will contact you. In some instances, you may be required to come to the school to pick up your child.
Information pertaining to school absence should be provided to the school in the form of a note after each absence, including a doctor’s note if appropriate. You may also call the school when you know your child will be absent. You will be required to notify the school of the date your child is expected to return to school.
Before your child leaves for school each morning, check to see that your child is feeling well. What might only appear to be a little “sniffle” may be the sign of some infectious disease? Keep your child home from school if you notice the following: flushed face, running nose, sneezing, coughing, red throat, pink eyes, skin rash, sores or blisters on the skin. By keeping him/her home, you are not only helping him/her to recuperate faster, but you are preventing the illness from spreading to other members of the class. Let the teacher know as soon as possible that your child is ill. When your child returns to school, provide a note for the teacher explaining the absence.
Every child should have a check-up annually. Also, every child should have his/her teeth examined by a dentist once a year. After each of these visits, please send in the doctor or dentist’s note.
Good hearing and good vision are both essential to a child’s comfort and progress in school. The child who cannot see well or hear well becomes restless and bored and will fall behind in the schoolwork. In general, he/she will feel insecure. Tests for vision and hearing are administered at the school once each year. You will be notified if there is an indication that your child requires further testing. In the meantime, you can help by making sure that there is good lighting at home and by checking with your physician during annual check-ups.
The UAE Department of Education and the Board of Health require that documentation be secured proving that all students who come to school are fully immunized. We are required to exclude students if they are not immunized and do not have documentation from an authentic physician indicating that they have received all required immunization.
|Chicken Pox||Six (6) days after appearance of the rash|
|Rubella (German measles)||Until rash has disappeared|
|Measles||Five (5) days after appearance of the rash|
|Mumps||Until all the swelling of the glands disappear|
|Whooping Cough||Fourteen (14) days after cough begins|
|Hepatitis||Until temperature is normal for (24 hrs.)|
Streptococcal (Sore Throat)
|Until temperature is normal for (24 hrs.)|
|Including Scarlet||Until temperature is normal for (24 hrs.)|
|Fever||Until temperature is normal for (24 hrs.)|
Immunization Requirements appear in the appendix at the end of this handbook.
Sometimes it is necessary for a family member to pick up a child at school before dismissal. Please try to let your child’s teacher know in advance if you are planning to pick him/her up early. All parents must sign in at the security desk and present a form of identification. They will report to the general office to sign their child out of school. No child will be released without a parent signature.If someone other than a parent will be picking a child up, please make sure that their name is listed on the blue card; otherwise we will not release the child.
Students must NOT: