Staff Policies

 

What's New:

March 6th-20th New Students Enrollment

March 14th-16th Scholastic Book Fair

March 16th PT Conferences

March 17th Day off

March 20th- April 7th FORWARD Testing

March 21st Arabic Spelling Bee (EHS)

March 22nd Arabic Spelling Bee (MS)

 

 

Aya of the Week

Woe unto every slandering traducer, (1) Who hath gathered wealth (of this world) and arranged it. (2) He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal. (3) Nay, but verily he will be flung to the Consuming One. (4) Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Consuming One is! (5) (It is) the fire of Allah, kindled, (6) Which leapeth up over the hearts (of men). (7) Lo! it is closed in on them (8) In outstretched columns. (9)

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 weekly 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
Traffic Guidelines
The following guidelines are established to minimize the traffic congestion during arrival and dismissal times as well as increase the level of safety for our students, families, and neighbors.
Please follow these guidelines if you have a student at Salam School:
1. Drive slowly while entering and exiting.
2. Do not make a left turn on 13th Street when exiting
3. Do not leave your car unattended in the driveway.
4. Utilize available parking spaces. Parking is not allowed in the driveway.
5. Do not Double Park.
6. Pull your car up as far as possible when using the driveway. Do not stop in the middle of the driveway.
7. Drop off and pick up students by the gym door. Students should not be dropped off at the school entrance.
8. Remember that dismissal is at 3:00 p.m., however it takes the students 5-10 minutes after dismissal to go to their lockers and gather their belongings. In order to minimize the congestion, we ask that you arrive closer to 3:05 p.m.
9. Use the crosswalk. Do not leave children unattended while crossing the street.
10. Do not leave children unattended in the parking lot area.
11. Drop and pick up the children on time.
Personal Items
For Grades 1-12 toys, comics, electronic games, CD players, make-up, jewelry, perfume, Mobile phone 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.