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DUE PROCESS

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.

WARNING

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

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:

 

On weekdays:

16:20 to 18:00

 

 

At Weekends:

08:00–10:00

10:00–12:00

13:00–15:00 or

15:00–17:00

SUSPENSION

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.

 

EXPULSION

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.

 

DISCIPLINARY CONSEQUENCES

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 (see the link; confiscation as stated in registration forms)

Informing parents, verbal notice

1 day detention

3 days detention

Tardiness to school (please see the tardy policy)

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.) (please see social media policy)

Informing parents  and 10 days suspension

1 term suspension

Expulsion

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