All children are bound to conform to the SJS honor code and guiding values.
Doors open at 7:25 am and close at 8:00 am. All students are asked to be present at 7:50 am for the morning assembly. For students arriving after 8:00 am, parents are requested to accompany them to the Administration prior to attending class.
Students are dismissed at 2:50 pm. Students who use the school transportation are asked to head to their respective buses promptly, while those who leave by private means, should head to the school main gate and leave by 3:15 pm.
Discipline is a shared responsibility among the students, the parents, and the school. Students are encouraged to communicate positively with each other using respectful language and courteous manners. During recess, they are encouraged to play cooperatively with each other.
Merit and Demerit System (Cf. School Policies page 16)
Uniform and Attire
Students are expected to wear the SJS uniform and dark leather shoes. Students are not allowed to come to school wearing the PE outfit. All students’ belongings must be clearly marked (full name/class/section).
Boys’ hair should be cut short and girls with long hair should have it neatly tied.
Jewelry, nail polish, Scarves, and ties are not permitted.
Tuck Shop & Cafeteria
Students are encouraged to bring their lunch from home. In addition, a tuck shop offers healthy snacks in the division. Pocket money should be limited to minimal amounts. Moreover, the school cafeteria offers a well balanced lunch.
Medicine and Illness
Parents are required to complete the medical report update provided at the beginning of the year. This report will be kept confidential
Parents are asked to promptly contact the Upper Elementary Administration in case their child does not come to school
Students should not handle medication. All medications must be turned in to the nurse’s office by parents or the bus supervisor
Whenever a student is feverish (38° or above), he/she will be isolated and parents will be called to pick him/her up immediately from school.
A student must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
The school may require the submission of a doctor’s written permission to assure that the student’s illness is not contagious.
If lice are detected, parents are asked to keep the child at home until the treatment is effectively finished.
The Report Card is sent four times a year: in November, February, April and July. Upon receiving the report card, parents or guardians are requested to sign the detachable slip and return it the following school day
Parents are asked to daily check their child’s schoolbag for written notes sent by the Administration.The agenda should be daily checked as well. Corrected tests and quizzes should be signed by parents
The Information Page on the student’s agenda should be filled out by parents at the beginning of the school year
Parents are asked to send a written note if there is a change in their child’s transportation mode. Phone calls and last minute notices will not be considered sufficient
Major changes in family circumstances should be communicated to the Upper Elementary Administration
The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Updated news are available on the school’s website: www.sjs.edu.lb
Parent Teacher Assembly
A general assembly for the parents of grade 4 students is held at the beginning of each academic year and upon the request of the Administration.
Parent teacher conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are held twice a year. A parent or teacher may request an individual conference if needed. If parents require an appointment, they should request it from the Upper Elementary Administration two days ahead of time. Teachers meet with parents during the assigned office hours.
The library provides a wide range of activities and events throughout the academic year. Students may borrow books and take them home. For any delay in returning the book or for any loss of books, children must pay the appropriate fee in compliance with the library policy. (cf. Library Policy on p. 26)
Upper Elementary students go on instructive field trips. The Upper Elementary Administration informs parents in advance about the details. All students must return a signed permission slip in order to participate
Clubs at the Upper Elementary Division target spiritual, social, environmental, and kinesthetic aspects of the student’s holistic growth. Students in the Upper Elementary Division have the opportunity to join the available clubs to develop talents and skills in their proper areas of interest.