Any student who performs any of the unacceptable behaviors listed in this handbook, or added to this list at a later date, will suffer the immediate consequences of their actions. These consequences range from notification of parents, detention, immediate removal from a school activity, to suspension, expulsion, and criminal prosecution.
All students at ZIS have the right to feel that they are physically, emotionally, and intellectually safe.
Therefore, if at any time you feel you are the subject of harassment, hazing, threats, or other intimidating behavior, you should immediately inform the on duty teacher, home-room teacher, or administrator about the problem. The situation will be investigated as soon as possible. All reports will be kept completely confidential.
Similarly, if you are concerned about the safety of another student who seems to be the subject of harassment, hazing, or threats, you should immediately talk to the on duty teacher, home-room teacher or administrator about the problem. The situation will be investigated as soon as possible. All reports of this nature will be kept completely confidential.
Notifications are given to serve as a notice to the student that his/her behavior is unacceptable and inconsistent with the School’s standards of behavior. The warning will include notice that any future violations of policy could result in the imposition of more severe sanctions. In some cases it may be the preliminary step to disciplinary probation.
Detention will be held after school or at the weekends. Students will be asked to write an essay and do assigned work by a teacher. Students are not allowed to eat, drink, sleep, or leave detention class for any reason.
Detention schedule is:
16:20 to 18:00
Notice of Suspension and the reasons for the suspension will be given to the student in written form by the head of the discipline committee after hearing the issues involved in a situation. If you are suspended, you will not be given the opportunity to make up work that you missed during the suspension.
During suspension the student is responsible for getting his/her work assignments from his/her friends and is expected to be up to speed on all lessons upon his/her return.
All disciplinary board hearings will be held within two (2) school days of any serious infraction being made. Suspension orders issued by the disciplinary board are final.
A decision to expel any student will be put in writing, and will include the reasons for the expulsion according to the principal after due consideration of all the events involved.
You and your parent/guardian may appeal an expulsion within two (2) school days after the expulsion order is issued. This appeal will be made to the Superintendent and heard by a disciplinary board made up of three (3) teachers. You may not attend classes until the appeal is heard, but you will be able to turn in work for the classes you miss while waiting for the appeal and receive credit for that work. All disciplinary board hearings on suspensions/ expulsions will be held within four (4) school days of the appeal being made. Appeal rulings of the disciplinary board are final.
RE-REGISTRATION OF STUDENTS WITH DISCIPLINARY RECORDS
Registration of students with more than 2 disciplinary reports will be discussed at the teacher’s meeting at the end of the academic year. The school may reject the student’s application according to the decision of the teacher’s meeting and refuse the re-registration of the student.
OFFENSES IMPROPER BEHAVIOR (P&T meet: Parent & Teacher meeting)
|IMPROPER BEHAVIOR||FIRST OFFENSE||SECOND||THIRD|
|Violating school dress code||Informing parents, verbal notice (student will be sent home to change uniform and return to school)||1 day detention||3 days detention|
|Bringing phones, etc; having jewelry||Informing parents, verbal notice||1 day detention||3 days detention|
|Tardiness to school||Informing parents, verbal notice||3 days detention||1 day suspension|
|Gambling||3 days suspension||10 days suspension||Expulsion|
|Using bad language||Informing parents, verbal notice||1 day detention||1 day suspension|
|Disrupting Lessons||3 days detention||1 day suspension||3 days suspension|
|Possession of fireworks or explosives||10 days suspension||1 term suspension||Expulsion|
|Possession of guns or imitation weapons including knives, any pointed or edged weapons and sharp objects||10 days suspension||1 term suspension||Expulsion|
|Cheating||The lowest score||Informing parents,1 day detention||1 day suspension|
|Unauthorized entry to “staff only” areas||1 day detention||3 days detention||1 day suspension|
|Any annoying or disturbing behavior (harassment) towards other students (shoving, etc)||1 day detention||3 days detention||3 days suspension|
|Fighting (that involves two students only)||3 days detention||3 day suspension||5 days suspension|
|Brawling (Fights involving three or more people.)||3 day suspension||10 days suspension||Expulsion|
|Deliberately deceiving school authorities||1 day detention||3 days suspension||10 days suspension|
|Disrespect for authority / willful disobedience||3 days detention||3 days suspension||10 days suspension|
|Physical / verbal assault on teachers or school personnel||10 days suspension||1 term suspension||Expulsion|
|Damage to school’s or others’ property||Informing parents and Payment of damages||1 day detention and Payment of damages||1 day suspension and Payment of damages|
|Use or possession of tobacco and alcoholic beverages||5 days suspension||10 day suspension||Expulsion|
|Creating disturbance on the bus or during organized school activities.||3 days detention||1 day suspension||3 days suspension|
|Stealing||3 days suspension||1term suspension||Expulsion|
|Leaving school without permission||3 days detention||1 day suspension||3 days suspension|
|Defacing, damaging or making any changes to any letters, report cards, ID cards or papers distributed by the school.||Informing parents and 3 days detention||3 days suspension||10 days suspension|
|Defaming teachers via any medium (TV, Radio, Internet, Newspaper, Magazine etc.)||Informing parents and 10 days suspension||1 term suspension||Expulsion|