MARITIME MUSLIM ACADEMY POLICIES AND REGULATIONS- OPERATION MANUAL
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For clarification purposes, “Parents” includes “Guardians”.
At the Maritime Muslim Academy, students are expected to exhibit a commitment to learning and to achieving success. We have guidelines for appropriate student behavior which reflect the school’s philosophy of openness and mutual respect. The guidelines show that one is expected to take personal responsibility for his/her behavior. This responsibility applies not only to academic duties, but also to the moral and attitudinal behavior of the student, use and care of school facilities, equipment, textbooks and supplies.
This document should be read in conjunction with the MMA Discipline Policy.
2. REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
4. DRESS CODE AND UNIFORM
A. Girls Uniform Grades 7 to 12
It is the responsibility of the teachers to follow and enforce the dress code and uniform.
Consequences for not wearing the uniform,
Three warnings will be given for not wearing the proper uniform per term are allowed for each student. The fourth time, they have to be sent home and every other single time after that. If parents refuse to pick up the student for any reason, they are not allowed to attend classes or be in the classroom. Each warning will be posted to parents' web and an email will be sent after the final warning advising the parent that their child will not be allowed in the classroom if they violated uniform dress code next time.
5. Evaluation and Assessment
During the course of an academic year, students from Grade Primary to 9 will be assessed academically. Report Cards must be signed by the parents. Grade 3-12 will write their tests on dates set by their teachers. Students from Grades 7 - 12 on receiving an overall average of 85% or above (with no mark below 70%) will receive an Honors Certificate. Parents are requested not to make any traveling plans prior to end of final assessment. Parents should endeavor to attend designated Teacher/Parent interviews so as to discuss their children’s progress.
Students who are absent from assessment, without valid reason, will incur a “zero” grade. In case of illness, upon returning to the school, a student must provide a written note for the absence from a physician.
Please call the school office each day by 9:00 am, if your child or children are going to be absent.
Students are expected to be at the school by 8:45 AM. The school assembly starts at 8:50 AM sharp. At which time the main entrance of the school will be locked. Students arriving late will be marked as TE (Tardy Excused) or TU (Tardy Unexcused) by their teacher on MMA Online info sys. Upon receiving a 3rd TU in a calendar month; the student will be suspended for one day the next TU. Parents will receive a warning email about their child's third tardiness prior to suspension. Keep in mind that every time a teacher mark a student absence and/or late arrival it can be viewed and seen by parents on MMA Online Parents' Web
The morning supervision starts at 8:30 am. The school will not accept responsibility for children left unattended before this time. After 3:40 PM, any children remaining on the school premises will be charged a minimum of $5/child per every 5 minutes.
Parents are responsible for their children’s transportation to the school. It is the responsibility of the parents whose children are taking a taxi, or private van, to make financial arrangements with the drivers. The school takes no responsibility regarding the safety of these vehicles.
The school (when operating) will not convey messages for the drivers; parents must communicate any change of plans directly to their children or the driver.
Since the parents are not allowed in school during school hours, any one wishing to see his/her child MUST COME TO THE OFFICE.
Parents are required to pick up their children at 3:20 PM and for safety reasons, present themselves at the school door.
Parents are not allowed to enter classrooms to pick up their children, as this interferes with the routine of the class. Parents must wait for their children outside the building except for parent of elementary students; grade primary to 6.
All parents, who wish to enter the school, must use the main entrance. They must present themselves at the office and inform the administration of the purpose of their visit. Any parent, who wishes to speak to his/her child or bring them something, must also inform the office. You may also leave the message at the office.
If your child has to leave school during the day, please inform the school in advance, in writing, telling us the hour of departure. At that time the teacher will send your child to the office where the student will await you.
Please do not go directly to the classroom as this disrupts the routine of the entire class.
Parents, who have a complaint, should first discuss it with the teacher. If not satisfied, the issue will be referred to the Principal. UNDER NO CIRCUSTANCES, ARE THE PARENTS AUTHORIZED TO INTERRUPT THE TEACHER IN THE CLASSROOM. For discussion with the teachers or Principal, appointments should be made in advance.
Students are not allowed to have smart/cell phones (please check policy on smart/cell phones) or use the school telephone except in case of emergency, and after permission from a member of the office staff.
The driveway in front of the school is not a parking area. Actually, it is a non-stop zone for all passenger vehicles. Parents are requested to use the parking spaces of the parking lot away from the school and walk to school door.
Weather permitting, all students must go out at recess and lunch times. Sick children, who wish to remain indoors, must bring a written request from their family doctor. In case of rain, snow, bad weather or extreme cold, children will use the classrooms or indoor play area where they may play quietly. Playing with a ball or other unauthorized objects is strictly forbidden.
Should MMA board and administration decide to close the school the following procedure will be observed and followed where by 7:30 am:
12. DISCIPLINE CODE
Please refer to the Maritime Muslim Academy Discipline Policy. It is the responsibility of every parent to be aware of the MMA discipline policy that contains the following:
The Maritime Muslim Academy has BYLAWS that govern the Academy. These bylaws states that all MMA parents and/or guardians are members of the MMA Society. MMA Society meets once a year in the AGM (Annual General Meeting) that elects members to the Board of directors, which is responsible for formulating MMA policies and regulations. Anyone wishing to contact the board can do so through the MMA web site, office manager or Principal.
14. CELL PHONE & DIGITAL DEVICE POLICY
The Maritime Muslim Academy’s policy on cellular telephones and digital devices is designed to ensure that the use of these devices does not interfere with teaching and learning during the school day.
15. mma gymnasium rules & regulations
The staff and students at the Maritime Muslim Academy have a great responsibility of maintaining the new gymnasium facility at the Ummah Masjid. Part of this responsibility requires students to arrive at gym class prepared and with the correct shoes.
In order to participate within the gymnasium and during PED class:
-A pair of indoor athletic shoes must be brought to gym class.
-These gym shoes MUST NOT be worn outdoors.
-It is imperative that gym shoes have a white or light colored bottom to avoid scuffing the gym floor.
-Students caught using the gym without teacher supervision will lose their privilege during gym class
*participation in PED class accounts for a large part of a student’s mark. Therefore, students arriving to class without the proper indoor gym shoes will be losing valuable marks.
16. MMA Online Parents' Web
MMA Online Parents Web is the School Information System for the Maritime Muslim Academy; MMA Parents' web that gives you insight into your child's education.
MMA Online - Parents' Web is the School Management Information System that gives you, the busy parent, an opportunity to get more involved in your child's learning process, student performance, academic progress and future success - all via the Internet!
MMA Online - Parents' Web is a private and secure parents' portal that will allow parents to view academic information specific to their children, while protecting their children's information from others. The privacy and confidentiality of the information is guaranteed for all parents and their children. You may view your child's grades, attendance, homework and conduct, as well as other useful school information such as School Calendar and other announcements. You can also communicate with teachers and other school staff online whenever necessary.
We recommend you to visit this site as often as you can in order to be informed about your child's education. Meanwhile, if you encounter any issue about this service, have concern or question; please do not hesitate to contact us.