All students 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 must conduct themselves with self-respect and show respect to others, including teachers, staff and peers.
Merit and Demerit System (Cf. School Policies page 16)
Uniform and Attire
Students are expected to wear the SJS uniform and school appropriate shoes. All students’ belongings must be clearly marked (full name/class/section). Students are not allowed to come to school wearing the PE outfit.
Boys are expected to have short hair and come to school well groomed and shaved and girls are expected to maintain their hair in an appropriate manner that does not impede their work in class or during activities. Girls with long hair should tie it to the back.
Odd hair colors and cuts, nail polish, and jewelry are not permitted.
Tuck Shop and Cafeteria
Students are encouraged to bring their lunch from home. A tuck shop in the division is available for healthy snacks. Moreover, the school cafeteria provides 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 Middle School Administration in case their child does not come to school
Students on medication should hand the medicine to the division nurse with a written note from the parents.
Whenever a student is feverish (38° or above), he/she will be isolated and the division nurse will call the parents to take the student home.
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.
In case of sickness and absence on a test date, a medical report must be presented.
The Report Card is sent four times a year: in November, February, April and July. Upon receiving it, parents or guardians are requested to sign the detachable slip and return it the following school day
Parents are encouraged to regularly check their child’s test schedule and agenda
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
The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Updated news are available on the school website: www.sjs.edu.lb
Major changes in family circumstances should be communicated to the Middle School Administration.
Parent Teacher Assembly
A general assembly for the parents of grade 7 students is held at the beginning of each academic year and upon the request of the Administration.
Parent Teacher Conferences
A parent teacher conference by invitation for parents is held after the distribution of the first and third daily report cards. A general parent teacher conference is held prior to the midyear exams. If parents require an appointment, they should request it from the Middle School Administration two days ahead of time. Parents can meet with teachers during their office hours. Individual parent/teacher/principal conferences may be held when needed.
The library provides a wide range of books, 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, students must pay the appropriate fee in compliance with the library policy. (cf. Library Policy on p. 26)
Middle School students go on instructive field trips. The Middle School Administration will inform parents in advance about the details. All students must return a signed permission slip in order to participate.
Clubs target spiritual, social, environmental, and kinesthetic aspects of the student’s holistic growth. Students in the Middle School Division have the opportunity to join the available clubs in order to develop talents and skills in their respective areas of interest.