Riyadh Alsalehin School | 1324 Lorne Park Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 3B1 | info@raschool.ca

المدرسة تعمل يوم الأحد من كل أسبوع من الساعة 9:30 ص إلى الساعة 2:30 ما عدا أيام العطل

دليل  المدرسة
Course Calendar

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION 1: STUDENT LIFE

1. ATTENDANCE

2. ABSENCE

3. ARRIVING LATE TO CLASS

4. LEAVING EARLY

5. SKIPPING CLASSES

6. LEAVING SCHOOL PREMISES DURING SCHOOL HOURS

7. ABSENCE DURING EXAM PERIOD

8. HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS

9. LATE AND MISSED ASSIGNMENTS

10. VISITORS

11.  DRESS EXPECTATIONS

12. ADULT STUDENTS

13. COMMUNICATION WITH THE SCHOOL

14. FEES AND FINANCES

SECTION 2: SCHOOL RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. DISCIPLINE

2. CODE OF CONDUCT

3. CONSEQUENCES

SECTION 3: THE PARENTAL AGREEMENT

Terms of the Parental Agreement

SECTION 1: STUDENT LIFE

1. ATTENDANCE

Regular attendance is essential to a student's success in school. Students are expected to be at school unless they are too ill to do so. Credit courses students who miss numerous classes by scheduling vacations or appointments may put their credits in jeopardy. The school's policies regarding absences and late arrivals are listed below.

 

2. ABSENCE

Parents are expected to report the student's absence to the Main Office by email. After repeated absences the school will send a letter or request a meeting with the student and parents and inform them that they are risking the future acceptance of the student. Credit courses students must submit documentation supporting the legitimacy of their absence as soon as they return to school to avoid losing the credit.                                                                                                                                        

3. ARRIVING LATE TO CLASS

Students are expected to arrive at school at 9:30 am.Students will be considered late to school if they are not in the classroom at the start of the first period. If a student is late, he/she must get a late slip from the main office, sign it, and give it to the teacher. Students who arrive late to class will be marked as such on the class attendance sheet. Late arrivals will be reported on the Report Card.

Repeated lateness will result in disciplinary action. Chronic lateness may result in suspension, loss of credit, and will impact the student’s future re-enrollment and admission.

4. LEAVING EARLY

Leaving school early is highly discouraged. Appointments and other activities should be scheduled outside of the school hours. For early release requests, the school must be notified by email. Parents must pick the student up from the main office. No student may leave the school without authorization. Students who do so will be considered skipping class.

5. SKIPPING CLASSES

Skipping classes is considered a very serious matter and will be dealt with accordingly by the Principal or Vice Principal. In each case, the student's parents will be contacted. Skipping classes will result in suspension, or loss of credit for credit courses students. Students who skip classes will be marked absent for the specific day.

6. LEAVING SCHOOL PREMISES DURING SCHOOL HOURS

Students are expected to remain in school building during school hours. Students who leave the school will be reported to the Principal and will receive a warning. Their parents will be notified as well. A second offence will result in student suspension from the school. Students who leave school premises will be marked absent for the day.

7. ABSENCE DURING EXAM PERIOD

Students are expected to attend and write their exams. If a student does not write an exam, he/she will be subject to the loss of the exam grade. The missed tests and exams will not be re-scheduled. In extreme cases such as serious illness (accompanied by a medical certificate) or premade travel arrangement, the school  will decide whether to re-scheduled the exam or calculate the exam's mark based on the student’s term work.

8. HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS

Purpose

Homework supplements and supports in-school learning experiences; encourages the development of self-discipline, independent work and good work habits; assists students in preparing for the next day's work; and provides an opportunity for parents to be aware of and involved in student learning experiences.

Students should expect to have homework every school day. Every student is expected to maintain an accurate and ongoing record of assignments and tests.

Types of Homework

Types of homework assignments include textbook or handout questions to be answered; ongoing preparation for long-range projects; writing assignments; review of specific vocabulary; applications of newly learned structures; research from print and internet sources; reviewing and studying for tests; preparing for presentations and seminars, creating visual displays or projects and group meetings to plan projects.

Communication of Homework

Homework will be posted on the student's homework section on the school portal website. In addition, it may be written on the board or handed out in class by the teacher.

Parent Support

Parents can support their children by inquiring about ongoing work. You can see what homework has been assigned to your child on the Portal website and review his/her workbooks to see the progress of the work. Encourage your child to seek assistance from the teacher when needed.

9. LATE AND MISSED ASSIGNMENTS

Students are responsible not only for their behavior in the classroom and the school, but also for providing evidence of their achievement of the overall expectations within the time frame and forms specified by the teacher. Students must understand that there will be consequences for not completing assignments for evaluation or for submitting those assignments late. Some of the consequences include, but are not limited to, deducting 5% for each day the assignment is late for up to 5 days. Thereafter, the student will have until the end of the semester to submit his/her assignment for marking. However, the assignment will automatically be marked out of 75%. Parents/guardians will be contacted to notify them of these lapses with regards to late or missed assignments.

10. VISITORS

School is a place of business. Visitors are not permitted during the school day. On rare occasions, and with a prior 24 hour notice, a visitor's pass may be issued by administration. No visitors are to be admitted to any class without such a pass. Even with a pass, an individual teacher can refuse to admit a visitor if the visit would be inappropriate. On entering the school, parents and guardians are asked to check in with the Main Office.

11.  DRESS EXPECTATIONS

Students must wear the school uniform. Footwear is required at all times. Shoes that have wheels or leave marks on the floor are not permitted in the school building.

12. ADULT STUDENTS

A consent form must be signed by students who are eighteen years old or above. Refusal to do so will be cause to demit the student from the school. The consent form authorizes Riyadh Alsalehin School to communicate the student's academic standing and other school matters to his/her parents/guardians. The consent form also ensures that the student follows the same protocol as other students with regards to signing out from the school.

13. COMMUNICATION WITH THE SCHOOL

The primary method of communication between the school and parents/students is by e-mail. The school communicates with parents through the email addresses stored in the student's record. Students and parents can contact the school by sending their inquiries to info@raschool.ca. Parents can also communicate directly with the Principal at principal@raschool.ca.  When corresponding with the school the sender must type the full name of the student and the student’s grade in the email body.

Communicating Announcements

All announcements are sent to the school's mailing list, and placed on the Board section on the Homepage of the school’s website. Parent emails are added to the school mailing list automatically at the beginning of the school year. There is also a subscribe button on the Homepage allowing parents to add their personal emails to the mailing list.

Meetings

Meetings between parents and the school administrators or teachers are scheduled by e-mail. Parents requesting a meeting must provide the name of the student, grade, and a brief description of the purpose of the meeting in the email.

14. FEES AND FINANCES

Students must pay the fees in full at registration time as per the fee payment instructions provided at registration time. The registration fee (and any other administrative fees) is non refundable. The tuition fee and Lunch fees are non refundable after the third week of the academic year.

Tax Information

Riyadh Alsalehin school fees do not qualify for the education tax credit. Riyadh Alsalehin school does not issue tax receipts.

SECTION 2: SCHOOL RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. DISCIPLINE

Self-discipline is a valuable character trait for students. School disciplinary rules are the first step in helping students develop self-discipline that will be vital throughout their lives. They are also necessary to ensure a positive atmosphere inside the school and in classrooms that is conducive to learning.

2. CODE OF CONDUCT

Objective

The goals and objectives of Riyadh Alsalehin School Code of Conduct outlined below are to provide effective behaviour interventions and discipline practices that:

  • Ensure the safety and dignity of students and staff;

  • Maintain a positive, weapons-free, drug-free and bullying-free learning environment;

  • Keep school property and the property of others secure;

  • Address the causes of a student’s misbehaviour and provide opportunities to all individuals involved in an incident to participate in its resolution;

  • Teach students positive behavioral skills to become independent, self-disciplined citizens in the school community and society.

Rules and regulations

  1. Mutual respect between students, teachers and parents is the basis for communication at the school.  All students must respect all teachers, administrators and other students, and refrain from any statements or actions that harm the feelings of others.

  2. Shoes that cause marks, skateboards and roller blades are not to be used in the school or on school property.

  3. Eating, drinking, or chewing gum is not permitted in classrooms, the gym or in school hallways. The cafeteria is the only place in the school where eating is allowed.

  4. Play-fighting, and bullying (Verbal, Physical, Psychological, or Emotional) are not allowed.

  5. All personal disputes/arguments must be brought to the attention of a staff member for resolution. Failure to do so will result in both parties being held accountable and facing the consequences. Students must not take matters into their own hands!

  6. Students are not allowed to leave the classroom without the teacher’s permission.

  7. Students are not allowed to leave the school building during school time.

  8. All students must take care of hygiene at all school facilities including classrooms, the cafeteria, and bathrooms.

  9. All students must follow the Islamic/school dress code and personal hygiene.

  10. Fragrances are to be avoided for both genders.

  11. Any foods containing peanuts/nuts are prohibited on school premises.

  12. Use of cell phones, cameras, and other electronic devices is not permitted in class. If they are used without permission, they will be confiscated and given only to the parent. Repeated unauthorized use of the device will result in disciplinary action and may result in student suspension. Any device confiscated on school property may be checked for content.

  13. The student will be expelled from the school without prior warning if he/she is found in possession of any weapons, alcohol or any type of illegal drugs (such as marijuana, cocaine, etc.)

  14. There is zero tolerance for any damage to school property or other people's belongings. Parents shall be asked to compensate for the damages and expulsion might result from such actions.

  15. Plagiarism, or cheating on any assignment, quiz, test, or exam will result in a zero mark and further disciplinary action when the situation warrants it.

  16. Theft is considered a criminal act and its practice warrants disciplinary actions and possible criminal charges.

  17. The school rules and regulations must always be respected. Any student who fails to follow them might face consequences and risks suspension, or even expulsion. This code of conduct has been developed to emphasize Islamic values and to cultivate a feeling of self-worth and self-discipline in students. It is an expression of the school's climate and its atmosphere for learning. A positive climate is an environment in which all students feel that they are encouraged to participate and are a valued part of the school.

3. CONSEQUENCES

Misconduct will always have consequences. Depending on the seriousness and circumstances of the misconduct, consequences vary and may include suspension and/or expulsion.

Misconduct will be dealt with by the teacher, then by the Section Supervisor or the head office as it warrants. The student will receive a warning for minor offences. Major offences will be dealt with directly by the Main Office. The student will be expelled upon receiving 3 warnings during the school year.

Things that can get a student a warning include:

  • Leaving the school building without permission

  • Leaving class without the teacher’s permission

  • Not returning to class after leaving it with permission

  • Repeated failure to respond to the teacher's instructions during lesson

  • Repeatedly sleeping in class during the lesson

  • Profanity

Major offences

Major Offences will result in suspension or expulsion without prior warning.

Major Offences include

  1. Using or possessing tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs.

  2. Possessing weapons, both real and “look alike” (fake) weapons.

  3. Disobedience to teachers, the Principal, other School Staff Members

  4. Cheating or helping others cheat.

  5. Bullying, hazing, aggressive behavior like fighting, making loud or disruptive noises, coercion, threats, intimidation, harassment, extortion, or encouraging or helping others to do these things

  6. Damaging property; school property or the property of others.

  7. Stealing property; trying to steal property, or possessing stolen property.

  8. Trespassing: being in a place inside the school building or outside on school property where the student is not supposed to be.

  9. Pranks: calling “911”, the police or fire department, making a bomb threat, or pulling a fire alarm when unneeded.

  10. Skipping classes.

  11. Being involved in a gang, wearing or displaying gang symbols, using gang speech, or recruiting members for a gang.

  12. Violating any criminal law.

  13. Using the Internet to make threats to the school, a student, or a school employee.

  14. Failing to wear school uniform or decent clothing conforms to the Islamic and school dress code, (for boys: no short pants above the knees nor sleeveless shirts)

  15. Gross disrespect for others, including verbal abuse, threats, and racial or religious slurs.

  16. Lying to a School Staff Member.

Beyond this list, the school Principal may deem any action inappropriate if it harms the school, the community, or anyone in it. In these situations, the Principal can take any disciplinary action that she sees fit.

 

Violent Incident Report

A Violent Incident Report will be filed with the Principal, and the police will be involved in incidents such as, but not limited to, the following:

a) Possession of a weapon (guns, knives, etc.)

b) Threats of serious physical injury

c) Physical assault causing serious bodily harm

d) Sexual assault

e) Robbery and extortion

f) Vandalism causing damage to school property or property located on school premises

 

Violent Incident Forms recording violent behavior that leads to a suspension or to sending a report to police shall be retained in the student's OSR for a period of three years.

 

Violent Incident Forms recording violent behavior that leads to a recommendation for expulsion shall be retained in the student's OSR for a period of five years.

 

Mandatory Suspension Safe Schools Act, 2000 s. 306(1)

It is mandatory that a pupil be suspended from his or her school and from engaging in all school-related activities if the pupil commits any of the following infractions while he or she is at school or is engaged in a school related activity:

a) Uttering a threat to inflict serious bodily harm on another person

b) Possession of alcohol or illegal drugs

c) Being under the influence of alcohol

d) Swearing at a teacher or at another person in a position of authority

e) Committing an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school property at the pupil's school or to property located on the premises of the pupil's school

f) Engaging in another activity that, under a policy of the School, is one for which a suspension is mandatory.

 

The suspension of a pupil is not mandatory for the purposes of subsection 306(5) of the Act if (Reg. 106/01)

a) The pupil does not have the ability to control his or her behavior

b) The pupil does not have the ability to understand the foreseeable consequences of his or her behavior

c) The pupil's continuing presence in the school does not create an unacceptable risk to the safety of any person.

 

Mandatory Expulsion Safe Schools Act, 2000 s. 309(1)

It's is mandatory that a pupil be expelled if the pupil commits any of the following infractions while he or she is at school or is engaged in a school-related activity:

a) Possessing a weapon, including possessing a firearm

b) Using a weapon to cause or to threaten bodily harm to another person

c) Committing physical assault on another person that causes bodily harm requiring treatment by a medical practitioner

d) Committing sexual assault

e) Trafficking in weapons or in illegal drugs

f) Committing robbery

g) Giving alcohol to a minor

h) Engaging in another activity that, under a policy of the School, is one for which expulsion is mandatory.

The expulsion of a pupil is not mandatory for the purposes of subsection 309(3) of the Act if, (Reg.37101)

a) The pupil does not have the ability to control his or her behavior

b) The pupil does not have the ability to understand the foreseeable consequences of his or her behavior

c) The pupil's continuing presence in the school does not create an unacceptable risk to the safety of any person.

Violent Incident Forms recording violent behavior that leads to a suspension or to sending a report to police shall be retained in the student's record for a period of three years.

Violent Incident Forms recording violent behavior that leads to a recommendation for expulsion shall be retained in the student's record for a period of five years.

 

Beyond this policy document, the school Principal may deem any action inappropriate if it harms the school, the community, or anyone in it. In these situations, the Principal can take any disciplinary action that she sees fit.

 

SECTION 3: THE PARENTAL AGREEMENT

A positive and constructive working relationship between Riyadh Alsalehin School, the student, and a student's parents is essential to fulfill Riyadh Alsalehin School’s educational mission. The school relies on parents to help ensure that students cooperate and comply with the rules and regulations. Parents of new and returning students are required to accept the terms outlined in this agreement to enroll their sons/daughters in the school.

Terms of the Parental Agreement

  1. I/we am fully aware of Riyadh Alsalehin School’s mission and programs. I fully agree and understand that my children as students of Riyadh Alsalehin School will subscribe to such.

  2. I/we understand that acceptance and submission of the registration form indicates my/our full agreement of the rules and regulations of Riyadh Alsalehin School, including terms of this parental agreement.

  3. At any time Riyadh Alsalehin School reserves the right to: expel a student; change fees; change policies and procedures; change timings; cancel school days, reschedule school days, cancel classes/courses; rearrange classes.

  4. I/we understand and accept that all new students are subject to an assessment interview and must participate in our academic screening procedures. I/we accept the final decision of the Principal with regards to admission, incoming grade, and classroom placement.

  5. I/we understand that all fees, and any dues incurred must be paid according to fee payment instructions for the academic year in which the student is registering with the following rules applied:

    1. The registration fee (and any other administrative fees) is not refundable

    2. The tuition fee and the lunch fees is not refundable after the end of the third week of the academic year

    3. Riyadh Alsalehin School expenses are not covered by tax exemptions

    4. I/we understand that failure to maintain payments will result in demission of students from the school. I/we also understand and agree that outstanding amounts will impact future cases of enrolment, re-enrollment and admission.

  6. I/we agree to have my/our child attend school within the punctuality requirements of the school. I/we understand the negative effects to my/our child due to arriving late to school or early dismissal. I/we will report any absence of my/our child to the Main Office by email.

  7. I/we commit to dropping off/picking up students as per school timings and/or direction of school administrative staff. I/we ensure that we will pick-up students within 15 minutes from dismissal time; otherwise I/we will pay the late pick-up fee of 20$ per family and a further one dollar per minute.

  8. I/we understand that Riyadh Alsalehin School will not be held responsible for any injury to students after they have been dismissed at the end of the school day.

  9. I/we will follow, cooperate and abide by the school's safety and security policies with regards to school premises.

  10. As a parent/guardian, I/we are committed to having a positive working relationship with the school staff. I/we will not engage in behaviour that will cause damage to a school staff reputation and character in the community including social media and/or other platforms. If such behaviour occurs, Riyadh Alsalehin School reserves the right to discontinue my/our child's/children's enrollment.

  11. I am aware that Riyadh Alsalehin School reserves the right to deny volunteer requests made by parents/guardians or students.

  12. I/we understand and agree that all students' academic performance and behavior will be reviewed periodically by Riyadh Alsalehin School Officials and decisions made regarding enrolment, re-enrolment and admission will be related to such.

  13. I /we hereby grant permission for my/our child to:

    1. Use play equipment provided by the school

    2. Participate in all activities, events and workshops

    3. Have my permission to leave school property for neighborhood walks

    4. Use the internet for academic purposes

  14. I/we understand that Riyadh Alsalehin School does not have the resources for exceptional students (i.e. Special Education, some cases of special needs students) as a result my/our child may be withdrawn from Riyadh Alsalehin School.

  15. I/we aware that still photos and video of my child may be taken on the premises of Riaydh Alsalehin School as well as during any off-site activity. I am aware that still photos and videos may be posted to the school's website or be used in a variety of collateral printed pieces (i.e. brochures, flyers, print ads) for the purpose of illustration, advertising, and promoting the activities associated with Riyadh Alsalehin school. If I/we do not wish to have our child's photo taken I/we will submit our decision for such in the online registration form.

  16. As a parent/guardian I/we agree and understand that I/we are not authorized to photograph the school building, its indoor locations, outside property, and students (other than my/our child/children).

  17. I/we will not hold Riyadh Alsalehin School responsible for anything that may happen or any decision taken by the school as a result of false information given to Riyadh Alsalehin School and/or information withheld at the time of enrolment and that any such false or withheld information may lead to my/our child's dismissal from the Riyadh Alsalehin School.

  18. I/we agree to follow all policies and procedures of the school. I/we will keep myself/ourselves updated with school communication, promptly reading notices from school received via letter/email.

  19. I/we agree to provide vaccination records and a copy of my/our child health card.

  20. I/we acknowledge that Riyadh Alsalehin School is not free from allergens. I/we understand that my/our child may inadvertently come into contact with such allergens which may cause an allergic reaction. I/we understand that in Riyadh Alsalehin School there is a certain level of risk of allergen contact. I/we accept to provide my child with the necessary prescription allergy drug (if applicable) and allow the school to use it in case of emergency.

  21. I/we understand and agree that my/our child is solely responsible for any lost or damaged equipment (i.e. personal devices, toys,...)

  22. I/we fully take responsibility for ensuring that my children wear the school uniform. I/we fully understand and accept that students will not be permitted to class if they are not in proper school uniform.

  23. I/we understand that any student expelled from Riyadh Alsalehin School may not re-register to the school.

  24. I further release, remise, and discharge Riyadh Alsalehin School, its administrators and teachers and their respective heirs, executors, successors, and assigns, of and from all claims, demands, damages, actions or causes of action arising or to arise by reason of the child’s participation in the activities and programs of  Riyadh Alsalehin School as aforesaid, and from all claims and demands whatsoever in law or in equity which I, my heirs, executors, successors or assigns can or shall or may have for or by reason of the child’s participation in the activities and programs of Riyadh Alsalehin School.

 

We thank you for your cooperation, and we ask Allah to benefit our students.

O Allah the Most Merciful, teach us what benefits us, and benefit us with what we learn and increase our knowledge.

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