Misc Policies

 

What's New:

March 8th - End of 3rd Quarter

March 12th-14th Book Fair ES

March 13th - Athletic Awards

March 14th - Parent Teacher Conferences

March 14th - 15th Days Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aya of the Week

Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verse of the Scripture that maketh plain. (1) Lo! We have revealed it, a Lecture in Arabic, that ye may understand. (2) We narrate unto thee (Muhammad) the best of narratives in that We have inspired in thee this Qur'an, though aforetime thou wast of the heedless. (3) When Joseph said unto his father: O my father! Lo! I saw in a dream eleven planets and the sun and the moon, I saw them prostrating themselves unto me. (4) He said: O my dear son! Tell not thy brethren of thy vision, lest they plot a plot against thee. Lo! Satan is for man an open foe. (5) Thus thy Lord will prefer thee and will teach thee the interpretation of events, and will perfect His grace upon thee and upon the family of Jacob as He perfected it upon thy forefathers, Abraham and Isaac. Lo! thy Lord is Knower, Wise. (6) 

Staff Meetings
Size and training of staff are not enough to assure a quality program unless that staff has adequate opportunity to plan, coordinate and evaluate program goals and activities. To facilitate our operation, we conduct Monthly staff meeting for all teachers as units or with the principal.
Staff Growth and Development
Staff development is the key to a quality school. Our on-going training program includes:
* Annual orientation.
* Workshops
* In-service seminars
* Local & National conferences
These training programs are designed, so that the teachers meet the needs of the students and their own professional growth. The workshops cover a variety of issues & topics the teachers need, such as instructional techniques, classroom management, and discipline. Workshops on Islamic Education are also available for Salam School staff and faculty.
Salam School teachers are encouraged to improve their proficiency by enrolling in post-graduate education programs in recognized universities
Personal Items
For Grades 1-12 toys, comics, electronic games, CD players, make-up, jewelry, perfume, and other inappropriate items are not permitted at the school. If brought to school, the teacher will take those items from the child. They will be confiscated and returned at a later date.
Labeling
Book bags and personal items should be clearly and permanently labeled with the student’s full name. Clothing items, like scarves, and sweaters, must also be labeled clearly. A label may also be placed inside the student’s uniform and shoes. This is absolutely nassasary to make sure each student can keep track of his/her belongings.
Lost/Found
A lost and found area will be maintained near the office. Students should contact the school office when they have lost or found any item. Of course the labeling of all coats, jackets, sweaters, lunch boxes and other personal items will prove very helpful in reducing the number of items never claimed. Parents are urged to stop by and check these items occasionally. Please encourage your children to check the lost and found for their missing items.
The school will make very effort to safeguard personal belongings brought by the child, but will not be responsible for lost or broken items. Expensive or irreplaceable items such as jewelry, watches or cameras should not be brought to school.
Visiting
Parents are welcome to observe classes. However, they need to make an appointment with the teacher via the main office. They must not disturb the classroom with their presence. All visitors must check in at the office receive a visitor badge before going onto the school premises. The teachers have been advised not to respond to parents who do not have a visitor pass. This is for safety, purpose and also to avoid disruption of teaching.
Birthdays
We do not encourage celebration of birthdays in school. However, we do realize the significance of this day for the child and the parent. This day is special and the child needs to know that. Parents of students in K4-3rd grade may bring in treats to be shared with all classmates. No decorations or distribution of invitation cards is permitted. Parents need to inform the teacher at least one week in advance, if they plan on bringing treats.
Parties
Salam School policy is to limit excessive parties in classrooms. Four scheduled parties will be allowed throughout the year. These will be for Eid ul Fitr, Eid ul Adha, Culture day and one at the end of the year. Treats may be shared for Isra Miraj and the advent of Ramadan.
Vacation
Winter break: Students receive a two-week break during part of December and January.
Spring break: Students receive a one-week break during March or April.
Summer vacation: mid June to late August.
School Holidays
The school takes certain holidays each year. On these days the school remains closed. The following holidays are observed during the academic year:
Labor Day Eid ul-Fitr (3 days as indicated on the calendar)
Thanksgiving Day Eid ul-Adha (3 days)
Memorial Day
Please refer to the school calendar for the complete list of school breaks/closings.
Summer Office Hours
Salam School office is open for most part of the summer from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.