A school is a place that promotes responsibility, respect, civility and academic excellence in a safe learning and teaching environment. Role of the parents
The primary right and duty to educate rest with the parents. In the home, more than any other place, parents teach by their example, reverence for God and respect for the dignity of others. They are also tremendously influential in cultivating among their children the virtues of love of neighbor, justice, generosity, loyalty, industry and honesty which are essential to their life. Parents play an important role in the education of their children and have a responsibility to support the efforts of school staff in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all students. Parents fulfill this responsibility when they:
Show an active interest in their child's school work and progress; Communicate regularly with the school; Help their child be neat, appropriately dressed and prepared for school; Ensure that their child attends school regularly and on time; Promptly report to the school their child’s absence or late arrival; Become familiar with the Code of Conduct and school rules; Encourage and assist their child in following the rules of behaviour; Assist school staff in dealing with disciplinary issues
Student should be in school by 9:40 AM. All children go directly to their classroom after a short assembly. Under no circumstances may Crescent Academy accept responsibility for children left at the school before 9:40 AM. Regular dismissal time is 3:00 PM. Students are accompanied to the swimming pool area by a teacher and parents are to wait at the basketball court to receive students. For safety and security no parent is to take a child from the dismissal line before reaching the swimming pool area.
Students arriving after the normal time will receive a remark in the school diary.
Parents are responsible to pick up their children at dismissal time. In extraordinary circumstances, if a parent or guardian is unable to pick up a student, arrangements must be made with the Vice-Principal or Teacher in advance. For your convenience, an After-School Program is available. Student must be enrolled for the month or the whole year if needed. Registration form for After-School Program can be obtained in the school office. At dismissal time all students will be taken to the swimming pool area. Parents are asked to meet the students at the swimming pool area. On stormy days, parents of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten and 1st graders will be allowed to pick the student up from the classroom at 3:05 PM.
Regularity of attendance and punctuality are important in the academic progress of the child and in His or Her character training. The list shows some of the acceptable absences: Sickness of a student Sickness or death in the family impossible roads or weather which make travel unsafe Religious Observance
All other absences are classified as unlawful detention on the part of the parent or truancy on part of the child. Removing the child from school for an extra vacation during school time should be given very serious consideration by the parents. Teachers are not able to anticipate absence or can they practically make up work with the student and all students are held accountable for all missed work to pass a grade. In all cases, the school office should be notified by the parent before 9:00 AM if a student is to be absent that day. Student absent without notifying will be considered truant and the proper authorities will be notified. A written excuse in the school diary from the parent of an absent student must be presented to the teacher when the student returns to school. These become part of the attendance file. No student may leave school during the school day unless accompanied by a parent or guardian who must report to the school office. In the case of a student's illness while in school, the school will call the telephone number listed on the school diary "Emergency Contact Number". If the nature of the emergency requires immediate medical attention, the principal or the teacher will call the Emergency Medical Service. If there are any changes on the "Emergency Contact Number" , the parent or guardian is responsible to notify the school in writing immediately. The parent or guardian must sign the student out before the student leaves the building. This record will be kept on file and is considered a legal document.
One of the most important aspects of education is discipline which should eventually be internalized. Discipline is the training that develops self-control, orderliness, efficiency and character.
Basic to all discipline is the principal of respect - respect for one's self, for others and for all students. In order to form proper habits and attitudes, the following rules for good conduct are expected to be obeyed by every student: 1. Respect for all faculty members, other students and self. 2. Respect for all school property and school uniform. 3. Courtesy and consideration for all members of the school community. 4. Silence places and times designated for silence. 5. No chewing of gum in the building or on school grounds. 6. No student is allowed anywhere in the school building without supervision. 7. All students are expected to communicate in English.
Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken for failure to adhere to the above rules.
It is not necessary for a student to be Nepali to be admitted to Crescent Academy. In all cases, the new student is on probation for a period of one (1) Year (210 school days); some student may be accepted conditionally. The conditions will be prescribed by the Principal and/or the vice-Principal. Crescent Academy admits student of any race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admission policies and athletic or other school administered programs.
If a student is to be transferred to another school, the school must be notified at least two weeks prior to the transfer. A parent or legal guardian must sign an official Withdrawal Form in the school office.
Re-registration is not required for students once they finish the current academic year. No students will be permitted to begin the new school year unless all financial obligations of the pervious school year have been satisfied.
It is the duty and the responsibility of the parent or guardian to check and note on the School diary provided by the school any days of early dismissal of days off.Dress Code
Wearing a uniform is a sign of identification with the school community of Crescent Academy. By wearing a uniform, students show pride in their school and exhibit respect for their person by dressing in a dignified manner. The uniform also helps to reduce competition in dress as a result of contemporary styles. Student should arrive at school and leave school in full uniform.
Boys Hair length may not exceed collar length. All hair must be kept clean and neat. Fad or engraved hairstyles are not permitted. Jewellery is not permitted, except that girls may wear one pair of post earrings, no hoops or dangles. Positively NO Make-Up or Nail-Polish is permitted during school hours. School Shoes (oxford type) black is required. No sandals, clogs or loafers. Heels on shoes are not to be more than one inch in height. Uniforms are also required for sports classes.
The following is the standard Crescent Academy has accepted:
|GIRLS||color and type accepted|
|Shirt||white or blue|
|Socks||grey or white|
|Shoes||black or white|
|Sports Uniform||According to school|
|BOYS||color and type accepted|
|Shirt||white or blue|
|Pant||grey or trouser|
|Socks||grey or white|
|Shoes||black or white|
|Sports Uniform||According to school|
In order to reduce and perhaps eliminate any unpleasant incidents involving the safety of students and faculty, we are asking your cooperation in following these regulations:School Preparedness All students are required to have their School diary with them daily. Both the ID and the School diary must be presented to any staff member upon request. Students are expected to have a notebook, pens, pencils and textbooks with them daily. Students are NOT permitted to wear hats, doo-rags, or head coverings in school at any time. THEY MAY BE CONFISCATED AND WILL ONLY BE RETURNED AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL TERM. Students are NOT permitted to wear headphones, or carry a radio, CD player, walkie-talkie, beeper or cell phone at any time. These items will be confiscated as you enter the building and will be returned at the end of the school year. School is not responsible for lost cell phone, etc. Students will not be reimbursed. Students may not carry matches, lighters or markers. These items will be confiscated and parents will be contacted. Do not bring sports or recreational equipment, such as balls, bats, rollerblades, skateboards or scooters to school. Students must arrive dressed appropriately. If you are required to use a cane or crutches, you must bring a doctor's note to verify the need and get principal's approval in writing. Building Rules Students are required to be in all classes listed on their School diary. Students are to be in class at the sound of the Bell. Students are not allowed to run in the school corridors and climb on the tables. Entrance and exit procedures. All students are required to leave the building at the end of their school day. Students are NOT allowed to linger in the building during lunch hours and after their last period. The class captain must ensure that all the doors and windows are closed and all electrical goods are turned off before leaving the class room. Failure to comply with these regulations may lead to serious disciplinary action, including suspension. Please, follow these rules to insure that you can complete the school year and maximize your opportunities to succeed in school. The following penalties will follow students that break the rules of the school: 1st cut Complain written in the School diary 2nd cut Student will receive Saturday detention and parent will be notified 3rd cut Student must bring in their parent/guardian for pre-suspension conference 4th cut Student will be given a principal’s suspension. Repeated offenders will face additional disciplinary measures Purpose Crescent Academy recognizes that the capabilities and conduct of teachers greatly affect the quality of education provided to students in the schools. Students deserve, and the general public expects, each teacher to demonstrate a commitment to excellence, equity and effectiveness in performing the role and responsibilities of a teacher. The purpose of the Teacher Code of Conduct is to define appropriate standards of conduct for teachers in the school. Teacher Code of Conduct To provide students with quality educational opportunities which reflect both excellence and equity, every teacher in the schools shall: 1. Demonstrate a belief that all students can learn. 2. Give assignments that make learning relevant. 3. Teach responsible citizenship and life skills. 4. Treat each student fairly. 5. Promote a safe and positive learning environment. 6. Be a good adult role model. 7. Exhibit a caring, honest and professional attitude. 8. Maintain professional growth and development. 9. Communicate with parents. 10. Recognize the community [Parents/Guardians] as a partner in educating students. 11. Maintain confidentiality. 12. Abide by policies and regulations. Teachers and School staff, under the leadership of their principals, maintain order in the school and are expected to hold everyone to the highest standard of respectful and responsible behaviour. As role models, staffs uphold these high standards when they: To provide students with quality educational opportunities which reflect both excellence and equity, every teacher in the schools shall: 1. Help students work to their full potential and develop their self-worth; 2. Communicate regularly and meaningfully with parents; 3. Maintain consistent standards of behaviour for all students; 4. Demonstrate respect for all students, staff and parents; 5. Prepare students for the full responsibilities of citizenship. This list of recommendations is a condition of your teaching with Crescent Academy. Please consult the school principal in the eventuality of any problems so that all matters can be dealt with as soon as possible. Important Considerations Preparation always come to school with lessons prepared and ready for the commitments of the school day. Appearance you are expected to convey a professional approach and this should be mirrored in the type of clothing you choose to wear. Punctuality Arrive at school at the pre-arranged time. Crescent Academy reserves the right to pay you a lower daily rate in the case of lateness. Whilst Teaching Curriculum The class’s age group and ability should be taken into consideration and lessons given accordingly. Follow the directions set by the school. Resources when using school materials remember the school has a budget and that it is your responsibility to take this into consideration. Extra-Curricular Activities You should be prepared to help out with non-teaching duties in the school and you are expected to be responsible for normal teaching activities, such as attendance of staff meetings and parents’ evenings, the writing of reports and assessments, also exam invigilation and marking. School Rules you are expected to uphold the school rules and comply with the procedures, policies, and guidelines that are in place. Never leave your class unattended. You should not act on the schools behalf or make agreements without prior consent from the Head or a senior member of staff. Physical Contact Serious discipline matters should be dealt with in a non-confrontational manner and by adhering to the school behaviour management policy. You should always remember that physical punishment of any type is completely illegal. Physical contact of any type should be avoided. It is accepted that student restraint can be necessary in certain situations to prevent injury. Contact with children of an inappropriate nature will result in immediate termination of your employment with Crescent Academy and possible police investigation. On Completion of a teaching placement Home Before leaving for the day makes sure that all students under your care have safely left the school. Young children should not be left unaccompanied. CRESCENT ACADEMY EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT Crescent Academy is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity both as a teacher recruitment agency and as an employer. All teachers who work through Crescent Academy agree to uphold both the letter and spirit of all relevant legislation and good practice guidelines. Specifically we expect all our teachers to welcome the opportunity to promote the equality of learning irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, or special needs. We expect our teachers to incorporate these values in their planning, use of resources, teaching and with their links to the whole school community