AIS-R is a school that honors and promotes respect for others, inclusiveness, individual differences, and appropriate behavior. We believe that ethics and values are essential in a principled community, and expect behavior that upholds the dignity and self-worth of all community members.

In order to reinforce these beliefs, AIS-R has defined what it means to be an AIS-R EAGLE: Ethical, Adaptable, Global, Learning, and Environmental. AIS-R students are expected to live these dispositions, and avoid behaviors that are inconsistent with their spirit and meaning. 

Together, these five over-arching characteristics comprise AIS-R’s Honor Code, and students are reminded of this code in many different ways throughout the year.  

The goal of the AIS-R Honor Code is to “educate and inspire our students to be responsible, productive, and ethical global citizens,” perhaps one of the most important components of AIS-R’s Mission. Parents and students are encouraged to discuss the Honor Code and its meaning and students must strive to be an AIS-R Eagle in every aspect of their lives.

The goal of the IB Learner Profile is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world and who are encouraged to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people and their differences can also be right.

Just like the Honor Code, parents and students are encouraged to discuss the Learner Profile and students must strive to demonstrate all of its qualities, no matter what path in life they follow. The Learner Profile is an aspiration and goal for students in all grades, not just 11 and 12.

The primary responsibility for a student’s behavior rests with the individual student.  Students not adhering to AIS-R expectations, practices and procedures and policies will be subject to disciplinary action. Any high school students who behave in a way that does not cast a positive light on themselves, their peers, or our AIS-R community will also be subject to disciplinary action, this includes in person, in the community and online (see TRUA). 

Compliance with Rules
Students shall comply with all rules and regulations adopted by AIS-R which will be enforced by the leadership team, faculty and staff. The following rules identify, but do not limit, the types of activities covered by the school rules and regulations:
  • On the school grounds or in the vicinity of the school during and immediately before or immediately after school hours
  • On the school grounds or in the vicinity of the school at any other time when the school is being used by school groups
  • Off the school grounds at a school activity, function, event or any school-sponsored trip
  • Off the school grounds in any case involving local law, provincial, or national authorities
  • And online when applicable.
Honesty-“Ethical”
The first E in our honor code stands for ethical and the first statement under ethical in our honor code is “I am honest.”  Because we strive to have all of our students live up to the high standards of our EAGLE Honor Code it is imperative that students always tell the truth when speaking to any adult at school about a behavior issue. Not being immediately honest with an adult regarding a behavior issue will result in serious consequences. 

Academic Honesty Policy
AIS-R expects and requires that students will uphold the highest standards of ethics and academic excellence. The Academic Honesty Policy represents our effort to guarantee that students are committed to building and maintaining a learning community of the highest integrity by carrying out academic tasks with honesty in all situations. “Academic dishonesty” includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Plagiarism (i.e., using another person’s ideas or words without giving credit to that person, including direct quotes, paraphrasing, or summarizing)
  • Copying, by any means, other students’ home learning.  Students who are observed in common areas looking at their own and another student’s lab notebook, learning sheet, or any other home learning assignment would be assumed to be in violation of this rule, regardless of the exact wording of their learning.  Equally, students submitting assignments with identical phrases in free-response sections would be assumed to have violated the policy
  • Allowing one’s home learning to be copied. In this regard, all home learning is considered individual learning unless otherwise stated by the teacher.  As such, no student should physically give their home learning to another student.  If copying occurs, it will be presumed that the student sharing their home learning, allowed it to be copied
  • Using written formulas, hidden reference sheets, notes, codes, or key words on one’s person or objects for use on any test, quiz, presentation, or assignment without prior permission from the teacher; also, carrying such materials with the intention of using them on a test or exam
  • Looking at another student’s test or quiz during its administration or using programmed material in watches, calculators, phones, MP3 players, or computer programs without permission from the teacher
  • Giving answers or questions to another student during or after a test or quiz; receiving answers or questions from a student who is or has already taken a test or quiz.  Students engaged in any form of unauthorized communication while in the possession of a test or quiz may be presumed to be in violation of this rule
  • Using the Internet, laptop computers, text messaging, phone cameras, MP3 players, or other modern technology to plagiarize, copy, or share learning with another student  including - but not limited to - copying and pasting in whole or in part material from the Internet, purchasing material from the Internet to be submitted as one’s own learning, using a translation program for a world language class, presenting lab data found on the Internet as one’s original learning, using email to share individual home learning assignments.
  • Taking credit for learning done by someone else (e.g. family members or tutors) including submitting rough drafts or similar created by another person
  • Presenting invented data as authentic (e.g. lab results for lab activities that have not actually been conducted, information, or cited sources in a bibliography)
  • Any deceitful means used on a test, quiz, or assignment - including but not limited to - stealing electronic or paper copies of tests from teachers’ classrooms or computers; receiving copies of tests, quizzes, or assignments from students who took the class in previous years; possessing unauthorized teachers’ materials; taking credit for learning not completed (as in group assignments); submitting the same assignment for credit in multiple classes without teachers' permission
  • There are also rules and regulations that apply specifically to DP  examinations and AIS-R final examinations.  These are communicated to students and parents before the examinations, posted around the school, outside the examination halls and read to candidates before each examination
  • Any other behavior that could be reasonably construed as academic dishonesty, including class-specific expectations explained in teachers’ syllabus
Note: On cooperative learning: all written assignments are considered to be individual assignments unless otherwise stated by the classroom teacher.  Although it is acceptable to talk with classmates, friends, and family members about what you are studying and thinking, do not compose written assignments collaboratively, and make sure that written assignments you submit for credit are presented entirely in your own words when quotation marks are not used.  Always remember that you are responsible for your own written assignments and you are also responsible if your friends copy your written assignments.  

Any students found to have shared photos of exams/tests or received photos without alerting the teacher immediately, will face an out-of-school suspension for the first offense.  Sharing of such photos (i.e. either way) is considered to be the equivalent of stealing an exam.  

It is the responsibility of the student to inform their teacher and/or the High School office if a copy of an exam has been received, even if they did not request it.

Support for Students in Maintaining Academic Honesty
Academic Honesty is an important requirement for success in High School and at the university level as well.  AIS-R employs several strategies in order to support students in learning about the importance of academic honesty and strategies for maintaining honesty.  First, the Academic Honesty Policy will be shared with all students.  Beginning in grade 9, students will receive instruction in research and study skills as well as the use of MLA citation.  All subject areas will play a role in this effort and there are units dedicated to teaching Academic Honesty in the Eagle Citizenship Moodle Course for each grade, which students must complete.  Students will receive practice in maintaining academic honesty through formative assessment.  This will continue throughout their entire High School career. 

Good Practice: Recommendations for Students
The following information comes from Academic Honesty in the Diploma Programme, an IB publication.  
  • Ensure that all sources you have consulted are acknowledged in your assignments using the referencing style agreed with your teacher.
  • Make sure that information you have used is acknowledged in the body of the text and is fully listed in the bibliography. 
  • Use quotation marks or indentation to show all text that is someone else's exact words and do not forget to show whose words they are. 
  • Cite your sources so that readers can find them.  If you cannot state the origin of the source it is probably better not to use it.
Essentials
  • Make clear which words, ideas, images and learnings are not your own.
  • Give credit for copied, adapted, and paraphrased material.
  • If you paraphrase an idea - that is if you restate it, but alter the exact wording - you must still cite that source. 
  • You must cite the source of images, maps, charts, tables, data sets, musical compositions, movies, computer sources codes, and song lyrics - any material that is not your own. 
  • Make clear where the borrowed material starts and finishes; this can be done by using quotation marks, using an “opening” indication, and closing page number. 
  • All sources cited in the text must also be listed in the bibliography (or reference lists/list of learnings cited) and all sources listed in the bibliography (or reference list/list of learnings cited) must be cited in the text. 
Good Practice: Advice for Parents
  • Encourage your daughter or son to plan each assignment.
  • Provide support with the scheduling of their learning, as your son or daughter may have many assignments to complete.
  • Let your child do her/his own learning, but show them how to research and plan their learning. 
  • Establish a good level of communication with the school so that you understand the requirements of your child’s assignments and what is expected of students. 
  • If you child is having difficulty with their learning, encourage them to ask a teacher for advice.
Additional Support
All students have access to Noodle Tools via the Learning Commons page on Moodle. This program helps students organize their sources, create in-text citations, and formulate the 'works cited' page. The High School Teacher Librarian is available for help in all aspects of academic honesty and spends time in subject classes teaching and reinforcing the school’s expectations.

For more information and to find advice and examples, please refer to Effective Citing and Referencing, a publication released by the International Baccalaureate.

Consequences for Acts of Academic Dishonesty
All academic honesty violations will be reported to the Grade Level AP and counseling office. The principal will be informed. The violation will be recorded in Skyward. Students are responsible for reporting their disciplinary history honestly to colleges in the United States when they apply.

1st Offense:
  • Student will re-do the assignment or project, or re-sit the test/examination within a time frame set by the teacher
  • Student will be required to meet with the Grade Level AP to discuss the importance of academic integrity.  Student’s/parents will be informed of the violation
  • Student will receive an after-school detention.  Student will write a reflection and create an action plan for academic integrity
2nd Offense:
  • Student will re-do the assignment or project, or re-sit the test/examination within a time frame set by the teacher.  Depending on the severity and intention behind the incident, it may be recorded on the student's academic transcript
  • Student’s parents will be informed of the violation
  • Student will be required to meet with the Grade Level AP to discuss the importance of academic integrity and will write a reflection, review their action plan for academic integrity and update it
  • Student will receive Saturday School detention
3rd Offense:
  • Student will re-do the assignment or project, or re-sit the test/examination within a time frame set by the teacher.  The incident will be recorded on the student's academic transcript
  • Student’s parents will be informed of the violation
  • Student will be required to meet with the Principal and their parents to discuss the importance of academic integrity and will write a reflection
  • Student will be suspended from all sports and extracurricular activities for the duration of the season or quarter
  • Student will receive a two-day Out-Of-School Suspension from school
Additional Offenses will result in expulsion from AIS-R.

Note: If a student facing expulsion for an academic honesty violation has had no acts of academic dishonesty for at least one full calendar year, the school may choose, at the discretion of school administration, to allow the student to present information to support their ability to continue attending school and/or school-related events.

Theft of an Examination/Receiving a Stolen Examination
The consequences will be as above, except that a first offense will result in a one-day out of school suspension. A second offense will result in serious consequences, which may include expulsion.

Fraudulent Use of Skyward
Any student found accessing Skyward through a teacher’s/administrators log in or by “hacking” into the system will face consequences ranging from out-of-school suspension through to expulsion.

Academic Honesty & the Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate
It is the responsibility of AIS-R as an IB World School to uphold the integrity of all DP Examinations and internal assessments (IA's). As such, our Academic Honesty Policy is in line with the IB General Regulations expectations and requirements. Our procedures and practices are clear and include straightforward consequences.

The IB Learner Profile is embedded into AIS-R’s daily life and is, therefore, aligned with our AIS-R EAGLE Honor Code – the cornerstone of this policy. Further guidance comes from the IB Publication, Academic Honesty.  In developing AIS-R’s academic honesty policy we encourage our students to be:
  • Inquirers –  who acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research
  • Knowledgeable – who explore concepts, ideas and issues
  • Principled – who act with integrity and honesty, take responsibility for their own actions
  • Open-minded – who are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view
  • Risk takers – who are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
These qualities, when applied to learning, will establish skills and behaviors which support good practices to be found in the classroom, used for learning at home and continued to examination level. The good practices are expected to be introduced, modeled and used throughout the school. These practices are also clearly articulated in our EAGLE Honor Code.

There are also rules and regulations that apply specifically to DP examinations and AIS-R final examinations.  These are communicated to students and parents before the examinations, posted around the school, outside the examination halls and read to candidates before each examination.  The consequences for violating these rules and regulations are also clearly communicated to candidates.

AIS-R Honor Code-related Policies: Reporting Discipline To Colleges & Universities
The AIS-R Counseling Center maintains close working relationships with colleges and universities.  Our integrity is integral to these associations.  Therefore, we require students to communicate major discipline issues to colleges and universities in a timely and accurate manner throughout the application process.  Student integrity is a major component of learning at AIS-R and as such, we require honesty in all applications when answering questions related to behavioral misconduct resulting in suspensions.  While we acknowledge that making mistakes is part of a student’s personal growth and educational development, AIS-R requires students to comply with college/university requests regarding major disciplinary violations.  Students who are found to be dishonest in the application process run the risk of an offer of admission being rescinded—even after the student has enrolled.  Seniors applying to colleges and universities must disclose suspensions to her/his counselor if they have occurred from grades 9-11.  If any AIS-R senior receives a suspension in grade 12, a letter of explanation written by the Grade Level AP and co-signed by the designated college counselor will be sent to each college/university to which the student has active applications or has matriculated.

Parent Conferences
Parents are encouraged to make appointments for conferences with teachers at any time during the school year. This is most easily done through Skyward or by contacting the High School office, (459-7500, Ext. 700) or the counseling office, (459-7500, Ext.708). Additionally, Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled and indicated on AIS-R’s Master Calendar 

High School Dress and Appearance
Students are expected to take EAGLE pride in their appearance and communicate their respect for our host country, our school, our community and their commitment to learning through their adherence to the AIS-R dress code. Students’ dress and appearance are directly related to the learning environment of the school, the conduct of students and the quality of school learning.

All students are expected to wear “western-type” clothing that is clean, well-maintained and loose fitting, and they must adhere to the following guidelines or they will be asked to wear an AIS-R Polo shirt and appropriate long pants. The following is not permitted:
  • Clothing that is disruptive to the teaching/learning process and is revealing, indecent, vulgar, or obscene 
  • Distracting hairstyles, hair colors or tints are not appropriate in the Kingdom or at school; Students who wish to dye their hair must only use natural hair colors (versions of blonde, black, brown and auburn)
  • Clothing which promotes alcoholic beverages or the use of controlled substances by words or symbols, or is of a disruptive nature 
  • Any offensive and/or immodest garb inclusive of, but not limited to, clothing that contains profanity, nudity, depicts violence or is sexual in nature by words or symbols 
  • Hats, hoodies, caps or sunglasses inside school buildings
  • Clothing that is sheer or mesh or undergarments that are visible, including ripped shirts, or ‘cold shoulder’ shirts and tops
  • Clothing that mimics traditional/cultural dress, abayas/thobes, etc. (i.e. non-western dress)
  • Sagging pants which cause undergarments to be visible 
  • Any item of clothing with holes/rips
  • Ripped pants or pants with holes, whether by design or not, whether patched or not
  • Tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps, and bodysuits when worn with a see-through over-shirt or when worn in such a manner to expose the shoulders and/or midriff.  Tank tops or muscle shirts without a tee shirt 
  • Exercise spandex or other leisure/sports type shorts, except as approved for Wellness, Health and Fitness, athletics and drama. Wellness, Health and Fitness, clothes cannot be worn outside of Wellness, Health and Fitness class
  • Sleepwear, yoga pants, leggings, track pants and sweat pants 
  • Footwear must be free of rips and inappropriate markings - this includes the soles of shoes
  • Visible tattoos 
  • Concert attire and formal attire for presentations, MUN Conferences etc. must be consistent with our dress code
Females
  • Must wear blouses, shirts or dresses with sleeves that cover the shoulders. No bare midriffs
  • Must wear long pants, tops and shirts that are loose fitting
  • Must wear dresses and skirts that reach the knee. Pants must be at least calf length
  • Must wear necklines that reach the collarbone
  • Tights and leggings are not pants and may only be worn under knee length dresses or skirts
  • May wear headscarves for religious reasons
  • May not wear clothing that mimics traditional/cultural dress, abayas/thobes, etc. (i.e. non-western dress)
  • May wear earrings, but may not wear rings in other facial piercings.
Males
  • Must wear shirts with sleeves that cover the shoulders and upper arms. Tank tops are not permitted
  • Must wear long, loose fitting pants
  • May not show bare skin or underwear between shirts and pants
  • May not wear earrings, as they are not appropriate in the Kingdom or at school  
  • May not wear clothing that mimics traditional/cultural dress, abayas/thobes, etc. (i.e. non-western dress)
When students are found to be in violation of the dress code, they will be sent to the Grade Level AP.   The Grade Level AP will decide the appropriate action for all dress code violations, which include the following consequences:
  • 1st Offense: Student is issued with AIS-R polo shirt and/or appropriate pants. Student receives a warning from the Grade Level AP, the violation is recorded on Skyward.  Student surrenders phone as collateral for AIS-R polo shirt and/or appropriate pants which will be exchanged for the returned clothing.  
  • 2nd Offense: Student is issued with an AIS-R polo shirt and/or appropriate pants. Dress code violation is recorded on Skyward and parents will be notified by email student receives an after-school detention.  Student surrenders phone as collateral for AIS-R polo shirt and/or appropriate pants which will be exchanged for the returned clothing.  
  • 3rd Offense: Student is issued with an AIS-R polo shirt and/or appropriate pants.  Dress code violation is recorded on Skyward and parents will be called.  Student receives a Saturday School.  Student surrenders phone as collateral for AIS-R polo shirt and/or appropriate pants which will be exchanged for the returned clothing. Student loses phone privileges for 1 week.  
  • 4th Offense: Parent/student conference with the Grade Level AP.  Dress code violation is recorded on Skyward.  The student will be sent home and will lose phone privileges for the remainder of the semester or first quarter of second semester.
Wellness, Health and Fitness Dress Code

Students are required to wear a Wellness, Health and Fitness uniform to all Wellness, Health and Fitness classes. Failure to do so will result in the following consequences:


  • 1st and 2nd Offense: Student receives school supplied uniform and an after-school detention
  • 3rd Offense: Student receives school supplied uniform and Saturday School
  • 4th Offense: Student receives school supplied uniform; parent/student conference is arranged with the Grade Level AP, Counselor and Wellness teacher to create an Action Plan for Success, and the student receives an absence for that class. Student loses phone privileges for 1 week
  • 5th Offense: Student will lose phone privileges for the remainder of the semester or first quarter of second semester and receive further consequences, which may include an out-of-school suspension

Dress Up Days
The school administration may designate certain days throughout the school year as Dress Up Days such as during Spirit Week or United Nations Day. Guidelines for such days will be provided prior to the designated day.

General Behavior
It is the responsibility of each student to monitor the appropriateness of, and be accountable for, all of their actions based on the AIS-R Honor Code.  Any indecent, discourteous or disruptive act is inappropriate and unacceptable.  This includes any action inside or outside the classroom which interferes with the educational process or the well-being of others.  The following list of unacceptable actions and definitions is provided as a guide but is not intended to be a complete list.

Please note: Confidentiality of issued consequences: “Issued consequences are only shared with the respective family and confidentiality is honored.”

Gum Chewing 
Chewing gum is not permitted on campus on school days from the time a student arrives on campus until s/he departs.  The consequence for each offense is after-school detention.  After the third and fourth detention, the student will have their phone confiscated for a week, receive a Saturday School and risk receiving an incomplete for Student Life on their transcript.

Possession of Single Use, Disposable Plastic Bottles
As part of AIS-R’s commitment to environmental, sustainable living, we do not permit single-use, disposable plastic bottles on campus.  Our campus is fitted with state of the art drinking fountains designed to fill reusable water bottles.  Students found to be in possession of single-use, disposable plastic water bottles are subject to the following consequences:
  • 1st Offense Bottle is discarded.  Student receives a warning from the Grade Level AP, the violation is recorded on Skyward
  • 2nd Offense Bottle is discarded.  Violation is recorded on Skyward and parents will be notified by email. Student receives an after-school detention
  • 3rd Offense Bottle is discarded.  Violation is recorded on Skyward and parents will be called.  Student receives a Saturday School.  Student loses phone privileges for 1 week.
  • 4th Offense Bottle is discarded. Parent/student conference with the Grade Level AP. Violation is recorded on Skyward. Student is placed on Student Life Probation and may risk failing Student Life on their transcript. Student loses phone privileges for the remainder of the semester or first quarter of second semester.
Threats of Violence
AIS-R has a no tolerance guideline for any threat (verbal, written or otherwise) in relation to threats of violence (e.g. gun, bomb, rape, murder, etc.,) even if it is intended as humor or made in a joking fashion. Should a student choose to reference the use of a gun, bomb, or act of violence of any kind, either toward AIS-R personnel, peers, campus, or otherwise, that student will serve an immediate and indefinite suspension in order to conduct an investigation by appropriate parties. AIS-R will act in the best interest of the community and may involve the US Embassy and/or local police to assist with the investigation. Pending the degree of violation and outcome of an investigation, the suspension may result in completing the school year online or expulsion. If the school decides that the student may re-join, a re-entry plan will be developed by AIS-R administration and the respective counselor to include an Educational Psychological Evaluation by a certified psychiatrist obtained by the parent. Re-entry may include combination of the following consequences: weekly or bi-weekly mental health sessions with a certified psychiatrist; daily screening at the Learn with Us gate; community service; loss of cell phone use; and any other related consequence as determined by the Superintendent.

Fighting 
To contend through physical contact or altercation is considered fighting.  All who participate, regardless of who initiates the contact, are guilty. This includes “fooling around” or “play” fighting.  Consequences for fighting range from Saturday School to expulsion.

Profanity 
Profanity, whether expressed in written form, verbal comments (in any language), or through hand gestures, will not be tolerated.  The consequence for using profanity is after-school detention.

Culturally insensitive and racially offensive comments and ‘jokes’
We do not tolerate culturally insensitive or racially offensive comments or ‘jokes’ of any kind at AIS-R. Any written or verbal language, or physical gesture directed at an adult or at another student which is culturally or ethnically insensitive or racially or ethnically offensive including ‘jokes’ either implicitly or explicitly is totally unacceptable. Such actions will be dealt with immediately. This includes actions in online e-forums such as social networks, chats, blogs and the like. The consequences for culturally insensitive and racially offensive comments and ‘jokes’ range from after-school detention to out-of-school suspension. 

Intimidation and Harassment

Conflict

Bullying

Harassment

  • Between Friends/Peers/Equals

  • Spontaneous/Occasional

  • Accidental/Not Planned

  • Little or No Serious/Lasting Harm

  • Not Done for Domination/Control

  • Sense of Remorse

  • Desire to Solve the Problem

  • Not Friends/Imbalance of Power

  • Repeated Over Time

  • Intentional

  • Physical/Emotional Harm

  • Unequal Emotional Reaction to the Incident

  • Seeking Control/Possession/Domination

  • No Remorse/Blames the target

  • No Effort to Solve the Problem

  • Aggressive behavior focused on a student’s race, national origin, religion, color, disability, or gender.

  • Behavior is severe, persistent, or pervasive enough to interfere with a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from school


We do not tolerate intimidation and/or harassment of any kind at AIS-R. Any written or verbal language, or physical gesture directed at a teacher or at another student which is insolent, demeaning, abusive, or implicitly or explicitly implies a threat of bodily harm is totally unacceptable.  Such actions will be dealt with immediately.  This includes actions in online e-forums such as social networks, chats, blogs and the like.  The consequences for intimidation and harassment range from after-school detention to out-of-school suspension. 

Petitions and Surveys

The consequences for maligning, misrepresenting, or inaccurately communicating the reputation of a teacher or administrator and/or school program/curriculum, whether in the form of contributing to any kind of petition or survey, online comments, or seeking to represent the views of other students/parents will result in a maximum suspension and immediate removal from all leadership positions and/or clubs.


Sexual Harassment 
Sexual harassment is defined as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, made by someone from or in the educational setting.”  This can also include, but is not limited to, sharing inappropriate pictures via email and on the Internet and inappropriate sexual advances conveyed in online forums such as social network, chats and email.  Board policy makes it clear that a student may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion if the Superintendent and the Principal determines that the student has committed sexual harassment.

Stealing/Vandalism
Theft and vandalism will not be tolerated.  Students will be held responsible for behavior (regardless of their intent) which results in the damage or loss of school property or the personal property of another community member.  Consequences will range from restitution to expulsion.

Smoking 
AIS-R is a smoke/vape-free campus and is serious about the health risks associated with smoking.  Students will neither be allowed to smoke/vape nor be in possession of any tobacco or vaporizer (eCigarette) products and/or paraphernalia under any circumstances on the AIS-R campus, including in the parking lot.  This also applies to all school-related functions and activities, including Week Without Walls and other school trips, whether on or off campus. Anyone caught in possession of smoking/vaping paraphernalia or caught in the act of smoking/vaping will automatically be given an out-of-school suspension and lose the privilege of being in possession of a personal phone while on campus for the following periods: 
  • First Offense: one-day suspension and phone loss for 90 school days; 
  • Second Offense: two-day suspension and loss of phone for a period of 180 school days. In such cases, the student may not bring a phone on to campus under any circumstances. 
Drug-Free Environment 
Unlawful possession, use, or sale of any controlled substance or alcoholic beverage (including being under the influence of) is a serious matter, and a violation of the laws of our host country, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Any infraction, including possession of drug paraphernalia while under the supervision of the school, subjects a student to expulsion.  AIS-R reserves the right to monitor its students’ health through medical testing for illegal substances should it be deemed necessary by the school administration. 

Weapons/Look-a-like Weapons 
Use or possession of weapons or look-a-like weapons will result in recommendation for expulsion.

Public Displays of Affection/Inappropriate Physical Contact
 Public displays of affection and inappropriate physical contact include, but are not limited to: hand-holding, arms around each other, kissing, hugging, sitting in between the legs of another, etc.  Public displays of affection are not appropriate in the Kingdom or at AIS-R.  Repeated PDA will result in consequences as determined by the school’s administration.  

Deliveries 
Students are expected to come to school prepared each morning.  Among the items the school will not accept for delivery to High School students are home learning assignments, laptops, food, lunches, money, sports clothes and projects.

Classroom Behavior
In order for students to make the most of their educational experiences they must assume the responsibility to:
  • Report promptly to classes, Eagle Exploratory Advisory, Study Halls, assemblies and other required student activities
  • Place their phone in the phone pockets or lockers, refrain from any use of a phone unless permission is granted by the classroom teacher
  • Bring appropriate learning materials and supplies to class with them, including laptop and charger
  • Not chew gum or bring food or drink (except water in a reusable bottle) to the classroom
  • Be attentive to teacher instruction, learning on assigned tasks, participate in class activities and complete all assigned learning to the best of their ability
  • Be prepared to stay in the classroom for the entire lesson (no visits to the bathroom, etc.)
  • Be respectful of the staff, other students and the learning environment
Failing to follow these rules will result in after-school detention.
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Students Out of Class During Instructional Time
No student should be in a hallway without a pass during instructional time.  Students must wear the Hall Pass for the duration of their time outside the classroom.  Teachers and the SSC Supervisor will issue only one Hall Pass at a time at their discretion.  An email will be sent from the teacher sending the student to the teacher/office receiving the student, copied to the high school office, indicating the time the student left the classroom.  An email will also be sent to record the return journey and the time they left their destination to return to the classroom.  Please see below for the protocol for visiting the Nurse.

Students without hall passes will receive a detention in the first instance, followed by a Saturday School.

Students may not under any circumstances visit the Dining Hall during instructional time.

Study Hall Expectations
The majority of Study Halls will take place in the Student Success Center.  These expectations apply to all Study Halls, wherever they take place:
  • Study Hall is a place for silent, independent study.  Students should respect the right of others to study in silence while in Study Hall.
  • Alternatively, at the discretion of the Study Hall supervisor/teacher, students may be permitted to work collaboratively in the nearest breakout space.  
  • Students wishing to learn with a teacher during Study Hall must arrange for an email to be sent by that teacher stating they have permission to study with them
  • There are no breaks during Study Hall.
  • The SSC Supervisor must be treated with respect at all times
  • Food and drink, with the exception of water in a reusable bottle, are not allowed in Study Hall
  • The consequences for failing to abide by the Study Hall expectations are the same as for classroom behavior

Grade 11 Self-Directed Study Hall

Eligibility will be reviewed quarterly based on Q1, S1, Q3 and S2 grades, attendance and a student's Skyward behavior record. Students with a semester 2 GPA of 3.0 and above in all classes at the end of Grade 10, no disciplinary infractions and good attendance and punctuality, not exceeding four absences or four tardies in the proceeding semester, will be eligible for Self-Directed Study Hall. Students must check-in for attendance with the High School Office and may then choose to study in the Dining Hall or the Learning Commons. Students must stay in the location they have chosen. Eligibilty will be checked at every quarter and students not meeting the conditions will be placed in a supervised Study Hall. Passes are electronic.


Students will be instantly removed from SD Study Hall and placed in a supervised Study Hall for the remainder of the Quarter for the following reasons:

  • suspensions/violation of SD study halls expectations

  • missing ER Days

  • skipping class (including exceeding the 15 minutes allowed for visits to the Nurse or Counseling Centre)

  • failing to meet Student Life requirements

  • exceeding 2 tardies or 2 absences in the quarter (including Study Hall and Islamic Studies)

  • missing DP deadliness, including CAS/EE/ToK


Grade 12 Senior Privilege and Self-Directed Study Hall

Seniors must meet the conditions outlined in THIS letter, shared with Seniors and their parents in February of Grade 11. Seniors eligible for Senior Privilege must check-in for attendance with the High School Office and may then choose to study in the Dining Hall, the Learning Commons or the Senior Breakout area. Students must stay in the location they have chosen. Eligibility will be reviewed each quarter and seniors not meeting the conditions will be placed in a supervised Study Hall and will lose the privilege of arriving at the beginning of Block 2 and leaving at the end of Block 3 when they have Study Hall first or last block. Passes are electronic.


Students will be instantly removed from SD Study Hall and placed in a supervised Study Hall for the remainder of the Quarter for the following reasons:

  • suspensions/violation of SD study halls expectations

  • missing ER Days

  • skipping class (including exceeding the 15 minutes allowed for visits to the Nurse or Counseling Centre

  • failing to meet Student Life requirements

  • exceeding 2 tardies or 2 absences in the quarter (including Study Hall and Islamic Studies)

  • missing DP deadliness, including CAS/EE/ToK


English Only 
The strong intent among parents and companies supporting AIS-R is to provide an excellent opportunity to prepare students for colleges and universities that use English as the language of instruction.  Fluency in spoken and written English is critical to achieving this goal.  English will be the language of instruction and must be used in classes at all times.  The only exception to this may be language classes or specific areas of study which require another language.  “English Only” is our operating rule and students are strongly encouraged to speak English throughout the day.  Consequences range from a warning to after-school detention.

High School Class Breakout Areas
The purpose of these Breakout Areas is to provide another space for members of the class to meet together during break and lunch times.  Students may study alone or together, read, talk and socialize quietly, use their laptops and their lockers.  Handbook rules apply at all times.  Students must respect the space, the furniture, and the atmosphere and ethos of the High School.  They must treat the Breakout Area as if they were a special guest in someone’s home; remembering at all times that the use of the Breakout Area is a privilege and not a right.

The expectations that specifically apply to the Breakout Areas are:
  1. Keep food and drink out of the Breakout Areas
  2. Treat the furniture with respect.  No lying on the couches or benches.  Keep your feet on the floor
  3. Public displays of affection are not appropriate in the Kingdom or at AIS-R
  4. Breakout Areas are for quiet socializing, reading and studying.  No horseplay of any kind, including sitting on each other, is permitted.
Students unable to follow these guidelines will be sent to the Grade Level AP.  Students may lose the privilege of this area for up to a semester.

Meditation Room
AIS-R’s Meditation Room provides students with a private, reflective space on campus.  The behavioral expectations for this space are as follows:
  • Be respectful of the significance of this calm, tranquil space
  • Be mindful that others are observing meditation/prayer/wellness 
  • While using the Meditation Room, Eagle behavior is expected as highlighted in the Eagle Honor Code and this Handbook
  • The Meditation Room is a food-free and drink-free space
  • All provided accessories (hijabs, abayas and prayer mats, etc.) made available in the Meditation Room need to be properly stored by those using them
      • Individual prayer mats, hijabs and abayas need to be folded and put away in the storage unit
      • Communal prayer mats need to be rolled up and placed upright beside the storage unit
  • The Meditation Room is used exclusively during scheduled breaks (excluding the five minute passing time) and after school
  • To continue use of this quiet space, students agree to follow the above etiquette; if choosing to act otherwise, students will forfeit the privilege to use the space during school hours
Lunch Period, Dining Hall and Seattle's Best Etiquette
Please note: With 60 nationalities and a transient community, AIS-R is NOT a nut-free campus and cannot guarantee that food prepared by our Dining Hall nor food brought by students is nut-free.

Students may use the lunch period to eat, have conference time with teachers, study in the MS/HS Learning Commons, research colleges and careers in the Counseling Center, or socialize in one of the designated areas.  Students are also involved in Student Life activities as designated in the Lunchtime Superblock Schedule.

All students are in a closed lunch program, which means they may not leave the campus.  Lunch may be purchased from the MS/HS Dining Hall or brought from home and eaten in the dining hall.  Students are required to observe the following expectations: 
  • Food and drink may only be purchased using the cashless system in place
  • Food and drink purchased in the Dining Hall must be eaten in the Dining Hall or the designated covered areas outside the Dining Hall
  • Food may only be purchased in the Dining Hall before 8:20 am, during morning break, and during lunch.  Students are not able to take hot drinks/iced drinks out of the Dining Hall
  • Cutting in line, saving a place in line for someone else, or asking someone else to purchase something for someone else is prohibited.  Students may have their dining hall card confiscated for the day if they are found doing this
  • Condiments must be replaced on the condiment tables
  • Students must make sure their table and the area around it is clean before they leave
  • Students must be polite and courteous to the Dining Hall staff
  • Students must use good manners
  • Students must not have lunch delivered to school from any outside sources to include Al Bustan Compound
Birthday Celebrations in High School
In Middle and High School it is appropriate to celebrate the birthdays of students informally, but not in an extravagant or competitive way that makes other students feel left out.  Celebrations may include:
  • Decorating the student’s locker
  • Sharing a birthday card
  • The student celebrating the birthday may bring homemade baked goods to share with a small group of friends.  These must be delivered to the divisional office in the morning and collected by the student at lunchtime for distribution in the Dining Hall at lunchtime only
  • Celebrations must take place at lunchtime in the Dining Hall.  Celebrations may NOT take place in the breakout areas, during classes or advisory
Club Sales and Promotions in High School
Clubs are invited to hold one Club Sale/Promotion during the school year.  The Club Sale/Promotion must be approved through the Athletics Office and must meet the following requirements:
  • Club Advisor must be present
  • Products being sold must be:
    • Homemade products only, including made by the students themselves 
    • Healthy
    • Low in sugar - this means healthy muffins, fruit breads, etc., are acceptable
  • Store- bought doughnuts, cupcakes, cookies are not acceptable
  • Products from off-campus vendors are not acceptable (eg. McDonald’s, Burger King, Turnstone Pizza etc.)  
  • Students may sell bagged fruit, raw vegetables, popcorn, etc.
  • Any item containing nuts must be clearly labeled  
Cell Phones
Cell phones must EITHER be stored in a student’s locker OR placed at the student’s risk in the phone pocket provided in the classroom. Cell phones may not be used, seen or heard in class or assemblies unless used with the teacher’s express permission for school purposes. Students may use their cell phones for appropriate purposes before school, during breaks, at lunch and after school. Any recording (audio or visual) using a cell phone is strictly prohibited unless with the direct permission of the teacher and/or person being recorded. High School leadership reserves the right to check phone contents when necessary. 

Misuse of Cell Phones
  • The cell phone and SIM card will be confiscated and held in the office. It may be collected no earlier than 3:30 pm on the third school day from the day it was confiscated

  • The cell phone and SIM card will be held in the office for one calendar week. It may be collected no earlier than 3:30 pm at the end of the calendar week

  • Confiscation of the cell phone and SIM card for the remainder of the semester

  • Out of School or In-School Suspension

  • Saturday School


Search and Investigation of Personal Property, including Devices
  • In cases where a student is suspected of using a device inappropriately (either on or off campus), bring contraband items to school, etc. an AIS-R administrator and/or faculty member has the right to search the device or personal belonging of the student, to include, but not limited to: bag, pencil case, wallet, pocket, device, phone, car, locker and WHF locker
  • In turn, AIS-R administrators and Faculty Members are in loco-parentis while school is in session, on school trips, during after-school activities etc. and thus have the right to question students who are believed to be in violation of school rules and/or the AIS-R Eagle Honor Code by using devices inappropriately or bringing contraband items to school, or are believed to be witnesses to a violation of school rules and/or the AIS-R Eagle Honor Code involving using devices inappropriately or bringing contraband items to school
  • This is for the safety of all students
  • Parents will be contacted when such an incident occurs and appropriate disciplinary consequences will be enacted once a thorough investigation has taken place

  • Devices include password protected devices, where the student is honor-bound to provide the AIS-R Administrator/Faculty member with the password


Littering
All food and other items to be discarded are to be thrown in the trash cans and recycling bins provided.  Discarding trash in the parking lot, flower beds, halls, desks, locker areas, and courtyard areas etc. is unacceptable and will result in disciplinary action.

Middle School and Elementary School Wing Access
High School students may not be in the Middle School or Elementary School without the written permission of the Middle School Office or a Middle School teacher or Elementary School Office or Elementary School teacher.  

Student Drivers and Parking
Driving to school and having a parking space is a privilege extended to students with a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance who also submit a properly completed Student Driving Contract.  An AIS-R parking sticker will only be issued to student drivers after the contract is submitted to the Director of Facilities & Services.  If a student does not adhere to the terms of the Driving Contract and the directions of the parking lot monitors and security personnel, her or his privilege to drive to school will be revoked.  The administration reserves the right to revoke parking privileges at any time.  The school reserves the right to inspect personal effects left in automobiles on campus and assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage of any property left in a student’s car.  No student may be a passenger in a car driven by another student unless both students (the passenger and the driver) have turned in the passenger permission form to the High School office.  Student drivers who neglect to follow these procedures will have their driving and parking privilege revoked.

Substitute Teachers and Other Adult Supervisors
Any adult on our campus, whether a visitor or substitute teacher, will be afforded the same respect and courtesy that is given to our faculty.  When a student’s behavior violates school rules they will be subject to a range of disciplinary consequences at the discretion of teachers and school administration. 

Consequences may include the following:
  • Verbal Reprimand and/or Student Conference
  • After school detention
  • Saturday School
  • Parent and/or Guardian Contact
  • Parent Conference
  • Out-of-school suspension
After-School Detention
Teachers and Counselors, as well as the High School Leadership Team may issue detentions.  Detention is assigned as a consequence for unacceptable behavior including, but not limited to, sleeping in class, play fighting, defiance, disrespect or expulsion from class.  Detention will be served after school between 3:30 - 4:30 on Monday and Wednesday.  Detention is a device-free hour.  Students must bring books and/or paper assignments while serving detention.

Saturday School
High School Leadership may issue a Saturday School Detention which will be served between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon on an assigned Saturday.  Students assigned Saturday School should follow arrival procedures and report to the Student Success Center before 8:00 AM, in school dress code, prepared to work on school assignments.  Failure to attend Saturday School without a valid excuse (such as illness supported by a medical certificate) will result in a week of lunch time detentions.  The next occasion within one semester on which a student misses Saturday School without a valid excuse will result in an out-of-school suspension.  Any suspension is reported colleges/universities.  Students are required to report disciplinary infractions and suspensions as part of their college applications.

In-School Suspension (ISS)
Students may be assigned either a half or a full day ISS.  Students in ISS are provided with assignments and required to spend their time reading and writing.  They may complete their assignments for full credit.  

Out-Of-School Suspension (OSS)
OSS is the temporary removal of a student from school for various reasons which include (but are not limited to) disrespect for an adult, lack of cooperation, or disrupting the teaching and learning process.  Students who are suspended out-of-school are not allowed on the school campus until they have been reinstated.  Suspended students are not allowed to participate in school activities.  Upon reinstatement, a signed letter and parent meeting are required before a student is readmitted.  Out-of-school suspensions are reported to colleges/universities through a letter from the counselor.  Students must also self-report suspensions on college applications.

When a student receives an out of school suspension, the following steps are taken:
  1. Principal informs Superintendent
  2. Superintendent approves suspension
  3. Principal and/or Assistant Principals:
      • Withholds suspended student from class until transportation is arranged
      • Contacts parents over phone to explain the incident, the determination of suspension and the logistics of the suspension
      • Prepares and sends the letter/email to parents 
  4. Assistant Principal(s)
      • Communicates with teachers to inform them that the student will be out of class for the decided upon time
      • Meets to discuss clear expectations of EAGLE Honor Code Behavior with students upon their return to school 
      • Collects letter signed by parents before admitting student back to class
Expulsion
Repeated violation of school rules and procedures may make a student subject to expulsion.  Expulsion is a permanent removal from the student body.  Only the Superintendent, following the policy stated in the School Board Policy Handbook and after recommendation from the Principal has the authority to make the decision to expel a student.  Students who are expelled for disciplinary reasons are not allowed to return to campus to visit or attend any activities, nor may they re-enroll at a later date.

College Application Reporting
For school reports provided to university admissions offices, specifically those associated with The Common Application, AIS-R is bound by an obligation to report disciplinary violations from the ninth grade forward, whether related to academic misconduct or behavioral misconduct that results in suspension.  These actions could include but are not limited to academic malpractice (including plagiarism and academic dishonesty), academic probation, suspension, or expulsion.

See AIS-R Honor Code-related Policies: Reporting Discipline To Colleges & Universities Above.

Behavioral Probation
  • Students who have exhibited ongoing behavioral issues may be placed on “probation” (i.e. a conditional placement) for the next school year.  If a student is transferring from MS to HS, that student and her/his parents must meet with the principals to discuss the conditions of the behavioral probation and sign a letter before the end of the school year accepting those conditions
  • Students who do not meet the conditions of their probation, as stated in their letter and in the accompanying contract, will have their place at AIS-R rescinded
  • Parents who are unwilling to sign the contract will be invited to withdraw their child from AIS-R
Procedure for Students Staying After School
The following procedures are followed for all students staying after school: 
  1. Gates remain open from 3:30-3:45 and students may come and go during this time 
  2. All after school activities and ASL’s begin at 3:45
  3. Students must remain in their supervised location from 3:45-4:20 and/or 3:45-5:00
  4. Students dismiss at 4:20 or 5:00 and all athletic teams are escorted by their coach 
  5. At 4:20 and/or 5:00 dismissal, students are supervised at the dismissal gates
    • Any students exiting the main gate and are waiting for a sibling must wait in the Student Waiting Area.
Cross-Divisional Event Student Attendance - During the School Day
In order to attend a siblings performance, the following guidelines must be followed:
  1. The parent must contact the respective office(s) and give permission
  2. The duration of the performance must not exceed 60 minutes
  3. Students must be accompanied by an adult
  4. The respective division must be notified of the additional attendance and give permission.  Please note, at times, seating is limited
  5. All students must sign-out and sign-in from their respective office
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