Policies of Operation

 

What's New:

May 26th Ramadan Begins

May 29th Memorial Day (No School)

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)

 

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) 

Admission Policies
Salam School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, religion, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. The primary concern of Salam School is always the welfare of its students. The School enrolls and welcomes a diverse student body.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition payments constitute only a portion of the total operating budget. Therefore, to assure that the school continues on a sound basis, tuition payments must be kept upon established agreements. Special arrangements may be made for unforeseen situations.
This payment does not include billing that may be accrued for any other program. Students will not be accepted for registration whose accounts have not been paid in full from the past school term. Statements of accounts owed will be sent to each family monthly. The school reserves the right to withhold the final report card of the child if ALL dues are not cleared. Any questions regarding tuition should be made to the Business Manager.
For students to continue their education at Salam School, re-enrollment forms must be completed and submitted to the office within the official open enrollment dates.
Students must be the required age by September 1st of the enrollment year. This means 4 years old for K4, 5 years old for K5 and 6 years old for 1st grade. Parents who withdraw their children from Salam School, for any reason, may not be allowed to re-enroll during that school year.
Non-refundable tuition: Students that are enrolled for the school year but withdrawn prior to the end of the school year may not be eligible for refund. Check with the Business Manager for details.
Book Fees
Books for Salam School students are either purchased (consumable workbooks) or rented (textbooks). All rented books are the property of Salam School and must be handled carefully. Parents will be responsible for the replacement of lost or damaged books.
Financial Assistance
Salam School participates in the Milwaukee Parental School Choice Program. The Choice program allows students whose families live in the city of Milwaukee and meet income guidelines to attend Salam School at no charge.
Financial assistance through the PAVE Foundation is also available to families living in the city of Milwaukee who qualify under set income guidelines.
Please see the office for an application and list of income guidelines. Applications for financial aid must be made prior to the beginning of the school term and require income verification.
Choice Vouchers
Salam School participates in the Milwaukee Parental School Choice Program. The Choice program allows students whose families live in the city of Milwaukee and meet income guidelines to attend Salam School at no charge.
Financial assistance through the PAVE Foundation is also available to families living in the city of Milwaukee who qualify under set income guidelines.
Please see the office for an application and list of income guidelines. Applications for financial aid must be made prior to the beginning of the school term and require income verification.
School Hours
Students are considered tardy after 7:45 am. Classes end at 3:05 pm for all students in K-4-5th grade. After 8:00 am, students must use main doors and obtain a late pass from the office.
Morning K-4 classes end promptly at 11:15. The afternoon K-4 session is from 11:30-3:05.
Any child not picked up within 25 minutes of dismissal will be sent to the office. For every half hour or part thereof after 3:30 pm, a $10.00 fee will be incurred and parents will be billed.
Middle and High School:
Students are considered tardy after 7:45. Classes end at 3:20 pm. The same fees apply to children being picked up after 3:45 pm.
Please refer to the discipline policy regarding habitual tardiness.
Prayers
Students assemble daily for Zuhr prayer, in the Mosque. 2nd – 12th grade students also assemble in the center hall/gym for Juma’a prayer every Friday. Guest speakers are invited to give the Khutba (lecture), which often correlates with our value or theme of the week. General announcements are also made at this time. Parents are welcome to attend our Friday Prayers.
Daily Attendance
Regular and punctual attendance is critical to the maximum academic achievement of our children. A child can never make up a day missed at school even though some assignments may be completed at a later date. The interaction and instruction that take place in the classroom are regarded as valuable as written assignments. Students should only be absent from school in the case of illness, unusual family difficulty, or emergency. Other absences from school should be avoided as, in fact it is considered truancy.
In case of absence, parents should call the school office between 8:00 a.m.and 8:30 a.m. to inform the school of the absence. Parents should leave a message on the answering service, if no one is available with the name of the student, the name of the student’s classroom teacher and the reason for the absence. When a student is absent for three days or more, the student should bring a note to school signed by the parent indicating the reason for the absence. If a student is absent for five days or more, the student should bring a note signed by a physician indicating the reason for absence.
Tardiness
Students must be in school promptly at 7:45 a.m. Parents are responsible for getting their children to school on time. The school records tardiness, and students may lose their activity time to catch up with the missed work. Students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. should go directly to the office. The office will issue the student a tardy slip. After five tardies the student will receive after school detention. Parents will be notified when detention has been assigned to their child. Chronic tardiness is a poor habit and is unacceptable.
Excused Absences
Excused absences are those due to illness, injury, family emergency, or religious commitments. However, all absences are recorded. All work may be made up for full credit. Parents should not excuse students to avoid tests or paper deadlines. Such action is unfair to other students and undermines school standards. The school requires a doctor’s note after an absence of three days or more.
Unexcused Absences
Unexcused absences result from truancy, day trips, unauthorized early departure, from school or late return from vacations, or any absence that is not excused by the school. In such cases, teachers are under no obligation to help the student make up missed work.
90% attendance is required of all students to be promoted.
Make-up Work
Students are responsible for getting assignments and making up class work. On the second day of absence, parents may pick up assignments after 3:00 p.m. providing they have requested them before 9:00 a.m. that morning.
Early Dismissal
Parents must inform the office of any medical or other appointments for their child at least one day in advance. Parents must also sign the child out in a special sign-out book in the office on those days. Parents should come to the office first to pick up their child. Salam School curriculum is a demanding one; we view class attendance as crucial to student success. To minimize the penalty of missed classes, we ask that elective medical and dental appointments be scheduled outside the school day, whenever possible.
Family Trips
The school calendar provides a generous vacation schedule. Therefore; we strongly discourage family trips during school days, which result in students missing school. Such absences undermine the commitment to excellence and interrupt the student’s work. Notification for such absences must be arranged in advance.
Snow Day Policy
If the Milwaukee Public School System closes because of inclement weather, Salam School will also be closed. Because the school serves students from so wide an area, there might be rare occasions when Salam School closes independently of the Milwaukee Public School System. Cancellation of classes, or a delayed opening time, will be announced on television station WITI (6). Every effort will be made to provide such announcements by 6:30 a.m. In the event that early morning weather conditions make travel to school hazardous and unsafe, the parent makes the decision for the child/children to attend.