Below the school policies are outlined. Please read them before registering.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT IN THE SCHOOL
Good student behavior is extremely important in creating the kind of educational environment in which students will be able to realize their greatest opportunities for growth. Good discipline habits assume consideration for the rights of others, cooperation with everyone in the school community, respect for others and the property of others. Self-respect for one's own individual worth, and pride in ones’ own achievements.
Good student conduct provides for a safe and orderly environment where students can grow to their full academic, religious, and social potentials.
The code of conduct outlined below will be followed as long as the students are on school grounds and property.
GOOD STUDENT BEHAVIOR
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING QUALITIES:
I. COURTESY/RESPECT FOR EVERYONE
- Well behaved students treat everyone as they themselves wish to be treated.
- No harassing or purposeful embarrassing other students or adults
- No threats or intimidation
- No foul language, obscene gestures, racial or ethnic slurs, and/or disrespectful language or actions
- No breaking of any rule regarding courtesy and respect established between teacher and students in individual classrooms
- عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه خادم رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : ( لا يؤمن أحدكم حتى يحب لأخيه ما يحب لنفسه ) ، رواه البخاري ومسلم
- Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, that the Prophet, peace be upon him said: (None of you believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself),
II. CONCERN FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE
- Well behaved students act maturely so they and no one else is in danger.
- No fighting, hitting, assaulting
- No throwing of any objects
- No dangerous objects
- No leaving school property, without permission from administrator, teacher, or parent (must sign out)
- No running, tripping, play fighting or rowdy behavior
- No breaking of any rules regarding safety established between teachers and students in individual classrooms
III. RESPECT FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY
- Well behaved students treat the school and everyone's personal belongings in the same manner that they want their things treated.
- No vandalism
- No stealing or possession of stolen goods
- No breaking of any rule regarding respect for personal property established between teachers and students in individual classrooms
IV. RESPECT FOR THE RIGHT TO LEARN AND TEACH WITHOUT DISRUPTION
- Well behaved students will act in such a manner so that their behavior is not disruptive and will display all the good conduct qualities.
- No cell phones, radios, video games, or other such electronic devices – if a student does bring such equipment to school, they wil be required to check it in at the office at the beginning of the day, and pick up after school hours
- No violation of any such rule regarding respect for the right to learn and teach without disruption established between teachers and students in individual classroom.
V. RESPONSIBILITY FOR BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME
- A well behaved student attends school and classes punctually
- No skipping (truancy)
- No tardiness
- No failing to attend appointments or detentions, or Saturday Masjid Services (see Section 8 below)
- No violation of any rule regarding the responsibility for being in the right place at the right time established between teachers and students in individual classrooms
VI. APPROPRIATE GROOMING AND APPEARANCE
- A well behaved student has healthy and good grooming habits and appears neat and appropriate for attendance of both the masjid and school.
- No "gang clothing" (i.e. beads, bandanas, etc.)
- No clothes deemed inappropriate for the masjid (i.e. tight pants, short skirts, etc...)
- No tee shirts with inappropriate words/pictures
- No breaking of any rule regarding appropriate grooming and appearance established between teachers and students in individual classrooms
VII. APPROPRIATE RESPONSES TO THE REASONABLE DIRECTIONS OF STAFFMEMBERS
- A well behaved student follows the directions of the adult member of the school community.
- No insubordination
- No backtalk
- No violation of any rule established between teachers and students in individual classrooms
SNACK TIME BEHAVIOR
Good behavior and proper manners are very important in our snack time so that all students can eat and relax in a comfortable and orderly environment. In order to make this happen we need cooperation during snack period.
- Students should walk not run into the line.
- Students should line up in the proper snack line in order to be served. No cutting into line.
- Students should follow their teacher assistance guidance at snack time
- No chairs are to be moved.
- Proper manners should be observed while eating as a courtesy to others:
- No fooling around
- No throwing food
- No loud talking
- No switching seats
- After eating, students are responsible for throwing away their refuse in the proper containers. Tables are to be left clean.
- Students are to follow the directions of all teachers/adults supervising the area in which students will be eating
IMPROPER BEHAVIOR DURING SNACK TIME
- Students will be informed of unacceptable behavior and instructed to the correct behavior.
- Students may be assigned a designated area (seat) to eat snacks for a period of time
- Students may be referred to the Principal for disciplinary action.
- Students may be denied the privilege of attending extracurricular activities/events.
- Students may be suspended from school.
POOR STUDENT CONDUCT
When students do not follow the Code of Conduct, there are consequences which included, but are not limited to the following:
I. CLASSROOM CONSEQUENCES
Individual teachers will apply corrective consequences as they see appropriate. Such consequences may include teacher-parent contact. See some possible consequences below, as well as basis for said consequences.
II. CLASSROOM EXCLUSIONS
When a student seriously disrupts the learning environment of the classroom, the teacher may ask the student to leave the classroom. The student is to report to the in-school suspension room (Staff) to continue working in isolation for the rest of the period. The teacher will telephone the parent. Office personnel will also contact the parents by telephone and by mail.
III. REFERRAL TO THE PRINCIPAL
When a problem exists and the student misbehavior continues after the teacher has exhausted every means at his or her disposal to correct the situation, the student can be referred to the Principal. Resulting consequences could include a parent conference; a teacher, student, and Principal conference; in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension; detention (Saturday Masjid Service), or other actions as determined by the teacher and the Principal.
IV. IN SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS
Students assigned in-school suspensions by one of the administrators are assigned to a special room with special rules from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. and are not allowed to leave that room without supervision. Students will continue with assigned school work and will eat lunch in this room. During the suspension, these students may not participate in regular school activities or after school activities.
V. OUT OF SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS
Students assigned out of school suspension by the principal are not allowed on school property for the duration of the suspension. These students may not participate in any school or after school activity during this period of time. Students who are suspended may make up their classwork, homework, tests, and quizzes which were missed due to the suspension.
Students may be excluded from school for more than five (5) consecutive Sundays upon request by the Principal. No refund will be given in this case.
Definition of Misconduct and Possible Consequences
SECTION 1: Vandalism
Students who vandalize or deface school property by painting buildings, destroying trees or plants, breaking
windows, or marring the school property in any way will face severe discipline, including a board report, parent meeting, and payment of restitution as well as Saturday Masjid Service.
*Note: Number and duration of Saturday Masjid Services will be decided upon based on the degree of the transgression.
SECTION 2: Electronic Devices
Electronic devices such as cell phones, iPods, laptops, and tablets may not be used in the classroom unless permitted by the teacher. Equipment will be confiscated and given to the administrators when guidelines are not followed.
The use of cell phones, iPods, laptops, and tablets should not disrupt the learning environment or affect other students.
SECTION 3: Fighting
Students involved in a fight on campus will receive a suspension and the parents will be notified. Fighting includes behaviors that provoke, instigate, and/or touch a student in anger resulting in a fight.
Laser pointers are not allowed and could be classified as a dangerous weapon. Any laser pointer brought to school will be confiscated. Discipline may be assigned.
SECTION 4: Leaving a Classroom
Leaving a classroom without teacher permission is not appropriate and disciplinary sanctions may be imposed and would include Saturday Masjid Service or Suspension.
SECTION 5: Refusal to Follow a Reasonable Request
Students are required to follow all reasonable requests made by teachers or administration.
SECTION 6: Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying mean any gesture or display, written, verbal, or physical act that is intended to inflict injury, violence, intimidation, humiliation, or a reasonable fear of the same. A threat of harm in any form directed to another person, student, or staff member is unacceptable behavior. When an incident of harassment, intimidation, or bullying is reported to a school staff member, an administrator will follow up on the report and verify that the behavior has occurred. Teachers and administration will consider the surrounding circumstances, the nature of the behavior, the relationships between the parties involved and the context in which the alleged incidents occurred in their determination of the facts and disciplinary actions.
SECTION 8: Saturday Masjid Service
Students who receive a Saturday Masjid service as punishment for misconduct are obligated to attend on Saturdays. This service will involve cleaning of the masjid including mopping, yard work, dusting, wiping, organization and any other services required by the mosque. Students may not have on their persons any electronic devices and will be confiscated throughout the duration of the service and returned at the end of it. Failure to attend and comply with the requests made by the administrators at the Saturday Masjid service will receive a doubled amount of Saturday Masjid services, and will not be permitted to enter the masjid until the necessary disciplinary actions are executed.