Discipline Policies and Student Behavior

 

What's New:

May 30th 4th Quarter Ends

May 31st 8th Grade Graduation

June 1st at 8:00am KG Graduation (ES)

June 1st at 5:00pm Senior Graduation (ES)

June 2nd End of the Year Ceremony (MH)

June 5th End of the Year Ceremony (ES)

 

Aya of the Week

O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you, that ye may ward off (evil); (183) (Fast) a certain number of days; and (for) him who is sick among you, or on a journey, (the same) number of other days; and for those who can afford it there is a ransom: the feeding of a man in need - but whoso doeth good of his own accord, it is better for him: and that ye fast is better for you if ye did but know - (184) The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of other days. Allah desireth for you ease; He desireth not hardship for you; and (He desireth) that ye should complete the period, and that ye should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that peradventure ye may be thankful. (185) 

Philosophy
Salam School is not only a place to learn and to practice various academic skills; but also a place for students to understand and observe appropriate Islamic behavior and conduct. Appropriated Islamic behavior and conduct are based to a large degree upon the students’ learning to exercise self-discipline and self-control. This includes learning to respect the rights and properties of others and doing what is necessary to follow rules and regulations, which have been formulated from an Islamic perspective, to ensure a better life for them and those around them.
The disciplinary rules have been established to promote such an Islamic character and to maintain an atmosphere that encourages learning for all students. These rules have been made to ensure fairness and equity for all students. It is impossible for good teaching or learning to take place unless there is order.
Students must keep in mind that teachers are responsible for their overall welfare and safety. As a result, teachers are given the authority to maintain proper student behavior as outlined herein.
The teachers and administrators at Salam School reserve the right to decide whether or not a student’s behavior is in violation of the established rules of Code of Conduct and Islamic values. The goal is to take corrective action that will be counseled by their peers. In some cases, parents will be referred to professional counselors. The purpose is to provide the best possible assistance for a student’s needs. Students in violation of school rules and policies will receive consequences. While students must learn to bear consequences of their actions, they are encouraged to do supplication, dua’ and ask Allah (SWT) for forgiveness. The concept of seeking forgiveness and being forgiven is an Islamic concept that will be incorporated while dealing with all students.
Courteous behavior and respect for the rights and property of others is expected of all students, not only in the classroom, but also throughout the school, within the vicinity of the school, in their neighborhoods, on buses during field trips, and at all school activities. Corporal punishment is completely banned under all circumstances at Salam School.
Rationale
This Code of Conduct is designed to enable students to grow “Islamically,” educationally, socially, and emotionally so that they can be successful in this life and in the hereafter. The students will be in an environment where concerned teachers set FIRM, CONSISTENT, and POSITIVE limits. The intention is to be fair to all students while rewarding and supporting appropriate behavior and deterring undesired behavior.
Attendance Policy
To enable students to learn, it is necessary for them to attend school on a regular basis. Wisconsin School Board states that each and every student must attend school for a minimum of 175 days. It is the responsibility of all parents to ensure that they will take necessary steps to make it possible for their child/ren to be in school on a daily basis.
The following is the attendance policy adopted by Salam School:
Timings: School timings are Monday – Friday. Elementary 7:40 am – 3:05 pm, Middle and High School 7:40 am – 3:20 pm.
Students who make it to school after 7:45 a.m. will be marked tardy. Students coming in after school has started need to report to the office for a tardy pass.
Arrival and Departure: The School does not open to students until 7:20 a.m.; there is no supervision before 7:40 a.m. Students must be picked-up from school before 3:30 p.m.
Tardy Policy: students must arrive to school on time. Specifics are as follows:
PKG – 5th grade: Homeroom teachers will maintain daily attendance records of their students. Attendance will be taken the beginning of first period. The teacher will call or send an attendance list of absent students to the office by 8:05 a.m.
6th – 12th grade: Teachers will take attendance in their classes each period on Ed-line.
The first period teacher needs to call or send an attendance list of absent students to the office by 8:05 a.m.
Please note that at the fifth (5) tardy, students will serve one (1) hour detention.
Explanation of Terms
Excused tardy is a tardy that has been excused by the Principal and or respective Assistant Principal, due to extraneous circumstances.
Unexcused tardy is a tardy that has not been excused by the Principal or Assistant Principal.
Compulsory Attendance: Wisconsin School Board states that each and every student must attend school for a minimum of 175 days.
Excused Absence is when the Principal or Assistant Principal has excused the student due to a required field trip, weather conditions, documented illness (physician’s note of treatment), religious holiday, and/ or death in the immediate family (3 days).
Any 6th-12th student who is absent for more than ten (10) days (of combined excused and unexcused absence) per semester will not receive credit for the semester.
Any PKG-5th grade student who is absent for more than twenty (20) days (of combined excused and unexcused absence) per school year will be in danger of failing that school year.
Parents must notify the school office when their children are unable to attend school or are tardy due to an illness or family emergency. Parents have the option of faxing, sending a note, or calling the school office before 9:00am. If parents forget to notify the school then their children will be marked as an unexcused absent. For illness, a doctor’s note will be needed if a child is absent for more than three (3) days.
Missed homework: Any child who is absent is accountable for arranging to complete missed assignments, quizzes and tests. In case of PKG-5th grade students, parents will need to monitor completion of missed assignments. Middle/ High school students must make up work within 2 days of absence. For extended absences (more than a week), the student has 2 weeks to complete make up work.
Prolonged Absences: Detailed doctor’s note must be submitted to the Principal for approval and for arrangement to make-up missed assignments, tests and quizzes. An example of a prolonged absence would be Hajj: Up to eighteen (18) consecutive days can be taken for Hajj. Parents must obtain prior approval. Other days cannot be combined to exceed eighteen days.
Please Note: Chronically tardy students can be asked not to return to school for the following year if there is no improvement during the school year in daily attendance. Salam School Administration reserves the right to review and repeal any segment of the Attendance Policy.
School Uniform Policy: The uniform for Salam School has been modified for 2008-2009. Please find below the modified uniform code. All school uniform apparel must be purchased from vendors selected by Salam School. The goal and mission of the new policy is to have all Salam School students dressed uniformly. schoollogonotrans.gif

Boys/Elementary

Girls/Elementary

Notes:

Monday

Navy Blue Pants, White shirt with buttons, white socks, black sneakers or black dress shoes, navy blue sweater (optional)

Navy Blue jumper/white dress shirt (long sleeves), navy blue pants under jumper, white socks, white hijab (2nd-5th) black sneakers or black dress shoes

Hijab for girls in grades 2-3 is only required for prayer.

A navy blue cardigan sweater is allowed for boys and girls.

Tuesday

Navy Blue Pants, White shirt with buttons, white socks, black sneakers or black dress shoes, navy blue sweater (optional)

Navy Blue jumper/white dress shirt (long sleeves), navy blue pants under jumper, white socks, white hijab (2nd-5th) black sneakers or black dress shoes

Hijab for girls in grades 2-3 is only required for prayer.

A navy blue cardigan sweater is allowed for boys and girls.

Wednesday

Navy Blue Pants, White shirt with buttons, white socks, black sneakers or black dress shoes, navy blue sweater (optional)

Navy Blue jumper/white dress shirt (long sleeves), navy blue pants under jumper, white socks, white hijab (2nd-5th) black sneakers or black dress shoes

Hijab for girls in grades 2-3 is only required for prayer.

A navy blue cardigan sweater is allowed for boys and girls.

Thursday

Navy Blue Pants, White shirt with buttons, white socks, black sneakers or black dress shoes, navy blue sweater (optional)

Navy Blue jumper/white dress shirt (long sleeves), navy blue pants under jumper, white socks, white hijab (2nd-5th) black sneakers or black dress shoes

Hijab for girls in grades 2-3 is only required for prayer.

A navy blue cardigan sweater is allowed for boys and girls.

Friday

Navy Blue Pants, White dress shirt  with buttons, white socks,  black dress shoes, navy blue tie or kufi ( mandatory)

Navy Blue jumper/white dress shirt (long sleeves), navy blue pants under jumper, white socks, white hijab (2nd-5th),black dress shoes

Dress shirts, dress shoes and tie or kufi are mandatory on Friday.

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