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.
Starting 7:25 am, only parents or guardians of Lower Elementary children who have an SJS car sticker (which can be obtained from the Public Relations Office) can drop off their children at the school gates.
All children are asked to attend the morning assembly at 7:50 am.
For children arriving after 8:00 am, parents are requested to accompany them to the Administration prior to attending class.
School buses leave at 2:30 pm.
Doors open between 2:30 pm and 2:55 pm for parents to pick up their children.
Children are not handed to any person other than the known custodian unless the same custodian informs the Administration otherwise in writing.
Disciplinary Motivational Program
Discipline is a shared responsibility among the children, the parents, and the school. Children are encouraged to communicate positively with each other using respectful language and courteous manners. They are encouraged to interact and play cooperatively with each other
Star of the Week:
Weekly, the Homeroom teacher elects one child to be "Star of the Week". This activity is intended to encourage good behavior
Happy Face/Sad Face System:
"Happy Face" slips are given to children to promote good behavior. Children with fifteen "Happy Face" slips receive a gift from the Administration
"Sad Face" slips are given to children who misbehave. Three "Sad Face" slips result in a break detention. A break detention requires children to perform additional work during recess. Five "Sad Face" slips result in a Saturday detention.
One "Sad Face" slip cancels one "Happy Face" slip. When given by the same teacher, one "Happy Face" slip cancels one "Sad Face" slip
Uniform and Attire
Children should wear their school uniform and dark leather shoes. The school’s badge for G1 students should be kept on the child’s uniform for the entire academic year. All children’s belongings must be clearly marked (full name/class/section).
Children are allowed to wear the school sports uniform and tennis shoes on the day they have Physical Education. On other days of the week and in outings, the official uniform should be worn.
Girls with long hair should have it neatly tied. Boys’ hair should be cut short.
Jewelry and nail polish are not permitted.
Scarves and ties are not allowed.
Parents are requested to pack two snacks in their child’s lunchbox.
Parents may put in their child’s lunch box a choice of:
Two sandwiches (cheese, butter and jam, peanut butter…)
Vegetables (cucumber, lettuce, carrots)
Fresh fruits (apples, pears and other fruits); the pits must be removed from the fruit.
Dry fruits, cereal bars, cookies, dry cakes, and wafers
The following items are strictly forbidden: Lollypops, chewing-gum, chips, soft drinks and similar items.
Sometimes special items are cooked at school for educational illustration purposes; parents may be asked to send supplies for this activity.
Food allergies and intolerances should be immediately reported to the Lower Elementary Administration.
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 Lower Elementary Administration in case their child does not come to school
Children should not handle medication. All medications must be turned in to the nurse’s office by parents or the bus supervisor
When the child is ill, parents are requested not to bring him/her to school in order to preserve the well being of all children because Illnesses spread quickly in early childcare settings. The school recommends that a child be kept under home supervision at the onset of any of the following symptoms:
Fever, current or within the past 24 hours
Diarrhea or vomiting
Yellow or green nasal discharge
Any symptom of childhood disease such as chicken pox…
Sore throat or croupy cough
Any unexplained or contagious rash or pink eye
Whenever a child is feverish (38° or above), he/she will be isolated and parents will be called to pick him/her up immediately from school.
A child must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to the classroom.
The school may require the submission of a doctor’s written permission to assure that the child 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 distributed three times a year: in January, 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 children’s schoolbag for written notes sent by the Administration. The agendas should be daily checked as well. Corrected tests and quizzes should be signed by parents
The Information Page on the children’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 Lower Elementary Administration
The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Updated news are available on the school website: www.sjs.edu.lb