The Elementary School National Girls
The Principal’s Statement


Dear parents,


I consider myself fortunate to be a part of an educational institution that sets up high expectations for learning and provides support for all learners to achieve their goals. We, as leaders and teachers, are confident that the elementary school will pose the right challenge for your child to help him/her develop academically and socially.


This year, our goal focuses on implementing California Core Standards, the English-Language Development Standards, modern mathematics strategies, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and promoting the ongoing assessment that supports the learning of students to be lifelong learners.

The information in this handbook will help you know Riyadh Schools’ policies and services, find answers to any questions you might have about our schools, and assist your child to organize time and assignments effectively. Moreover, it will allow parents to follow the daily progress of their child in the classroom and through his/her assignments. It also works as a proper tool for parents to communicate with teachers about their children.


The communication between home and school is a key reason for the academic and social development of students. Hence, we hope you make use of the formal and informal opportunities to effectively communicate with the Elementary School’s staff.

Again, we would like to encourage your participation and welcome your suggestions.


I urge you to carefully read this handbook and keep it as a reference throughout the school year, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Furthermore, you will find in this handbook the contact details of the school leaders to communicate with them when needed.


In conclusion, we are looking forward to establishing effective communication with parents to ensure a successful school year for our dear students.



Best regards,


Najoud Al-Harthi

Principal of the Elementary School National Girls


School structure

هيكل المرحلة

National Stream


Riyadh Schools for boys and girls adopts the Ministry of Education’s curriculums in the national stream from grades 1-12. In addition to that, Riyadh Schools also adopts an advanced curriculum in English Language that is compatible with the California Core Standards and the progress of students in English is assessed using WIDA tests. Moreover, Riyadh Schools has added some enrichment material in Arabic Language, such as free reading and creative writing. Riyadh Schools also applies the 21th century skills rubrics as these are common skills that will be needed for the future labor market. The national stream has been accredited by AdvancED.


Student’s Rights and Responsibilities


Student Responsibilities:

  • Be on time for all classes, student assemblies and scheduled appointments
  • Arrive at school well rested and prepared to actively engage in all classes and activities.
  • Complete and submit all homework and tasks on due time.
  • Adhere to and obey all Riyadh Schools’ guidelines and regulations governing behavior in and out of classrooms.
  • As a part of the learning process, listen and respond positively to constructive feedback and use it to improve learning.
  • Always strive for academic excellence.
  • Show respect, care and concern for all members of Riyadh Schools’ community.
  • Help to keep a safe and positive school environment for everyone.

Student Rights

  • A broad based quality curriculum that, when coupled with quality teaching, meets the differentiated and developmental needs of each student.
  • All students have a right to receive instruction that encourages and reinforces the qualities of honesty, integrity, compassion, sincerity, hard work that are central to Saudi culture and Saudi Islamic identity.
  • Students have a right to a safe and non-abusive environment that fosters learning and to beneficial relationships with all members of the Riyadh Schools’ community.
  • Students are entitled to individualized constructive feedback that takes into consideration the strengths, weaknesses and success of each student while developing improvement strategies.
  • When appropriate, students have a right to intervention programs. Students should support these programs as they are in their best interest.


Attendance Policy


Attendance Policy

  • You are expected to attend every day of school unless you are sick, had a death in the family, need to appear in court or have a medical appointment
  • If you need to leave school early, your parent/guardian must inform the school beforehand, latest by 8:00 am on that day (except for bereavements, when your parents can request your leave at any time). You must not leave school until a vice principal has given you permission to leave.
  • In all other cases, you will not be allowed to leave school until 1:30 pm. Requests on the same day after 8:00 am cannot be accepted.
  • On returning to school after any absence, you must hand in a letter (with any medical certificates/doctors notes, appointment cards) from your parent/guardian explaining the reason for your absence, to your homeroom tutor.
  • Any work missed due to an absence must be caught up with.

Lateness Policy

  • It is your responsibility to arrive to all of your lessons on time.
  • Late students will be given detentions for lateness on the next school day for up to 30 minutes
  • If you are late on more than three occasions in one semester the school will discuss with your parents your future at the school.

Leaving School due to Sandstorm/Dust storms/Rain

  • As per the instructions of the Ministry of Education, the school can only release those students who are registered with the school’s doctor with certain illness. The doctor may recommend that certain students leave school early

Seeing the Schools’ Doctor

  • Except for emergencies, students can only visit the doctor during lessons if they have been given written permission by a teacher
  • If the doctor decides you should go home or to the hospital, he will call your parent and inform the school admin office. You should wait for your parent in the medical room

Absence

If a student is unable to attend school, parent(s)/guardian(s) are required to call the school before 7:30 AM on each day of the absence or obtain approval before the absence. Disciplinary action will be taken against the student if the school is not notified.

In exceptional cases, students may be granted authorised leave from school for one of the following reasons:

  • Illness
  • An immediate family bereavement
  • Religious holidays
  • An emergency case in the family, or any emergency a student might face (decided/approved by the school admin office)
  • A filed trip organized by the school
  • Any other reasons, e.g. appearing before a court of law or seeing a doctor



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