School Policies and Procedures
Attendance - General
Good attendance is obviously important for academic achievement and success in school. The Education Act requires that all students attend classes punctually and regularly. School activities commence at 8:15 a.m. All students are expected to be present in their assigned classroom, ready to begin their day at that time.
Attendance Check – Safe Arrival
Attendance is taken at the commencement of the school day. If a student is absent and the school has not been notified, the parents will be phoned to check that they are aware of the student’s absence from school and to inquire about the nature of the absence. These calls are made out of concern for the safety and security of the students.
Absence of Students
To assist the school in providing security for the children, parents are asked to notify the school if their child is going to be away. A written note to the teacher, a note in the student’s agenda or a phone call to the Main Office in advance, is requested. In the case of an extended absence, please inform the school of your child’s planned return date. This will minimize concerns at the school and eliminate unnecessary phone calls to verify the absence of a student. Also, if appropriate, arrangements can be made to provide the students with school work during that absence.
The school telephone numbers are (202) 2617-4500 or (202) 2617-8111.
Withdrawal from Courses (Secondary)
Secondary courses require the student to participate in 110 hours of instruction As a result Students in Grade 9 – 12 who are absent from a significant number of classes for no justifiable reason may be deemed unable to complete the requirements of the course and be withdrawn from it by the Secondary Principal. As a result, no credit for the course will be given.
On-Line Courses (Secondary)
From time to time, students request that an on-line course be permitted as part of their regular program. While such courses have their place, they are not as substantial as a regular course delivered in a classroom by one of our teachers. Taking such a course requires pre-approval.
Such courses will be approved by the Guidance Counsellor or the Principal, for inclusion on the student’s transcript, once successfully completed, if there is a compelling reason why the course needs to be taken.
On-line courses will not be approved for inclusion in the student’s school transcript:
- If he course is chosen to replace a failed compulsory course
- If the same course is offered by the school and available to the student
- If taking an on-line course is part of an effort to ‘fast-track’ and graduate early
Students taking on-line courses are responsible for their own registration and all costs associated with the course. As well, the school will not ask a teacher to provide extra-assistance to a student enrolled in an on-line course.
If a student arrives at school after the start time in the morning or after the start time in the afternoon, he/she must report to the Main Office. Each late student will be given a late slip explaining to their teacher the reason for the lateness. However, if a student is away in the morning and comes back during the noon break period, he/she can go directly to their next class. The teacher will account for his/her return in the daily attendance control system. All parents are asked to put forth a concerted effort to ensure punctuality.
Parent Attendance at School
As CISE grows, it is increasingly difficult to ensure student safety without more stringent control of access to the school. Parents who wish to accompany their child to class in the morning, prior to the start of the school day, must come to the Security Office to sign in and receive a visitor/ pass prior to entering the school. Parents should then report their presence to the Main Office. If a parent wishes to meet with a teacher, it is necessary to make an appointment in advance. Appointments during the teaching day are difficult to arrange and will only be considered in extraordinary circumstances.
Leaving School During the School Day
Students who must leave the school early for an appointment or special event must be picked up by the parents or by a driver or other adult with the parent’s written permission and signed out in the Main Office. Parents are not go to their son’s or daughter’s classroom. Students will be called to the Main Office to meet their parents.
Leaving the School Grounds
Students are not allowed to leave the school grounds at any time during the day unless on a supervised school activity or with parental permission. Security staff is responsible for the enforcement of this expectation.
Students who must leave the school grounds during school hours, for a specific reason, must bring written permission from their parents to the homeroom teacher and the Main Office must be notified.
Secondary students who do not have a last period class are required to remain at school until the end of the school day. That free time is to be used for study, homework or project work. If the school has received written permission from the student’s parents to leave the school after third period, then the student will be expected to do so every day of the school week.
Secondary students who do not have a first period class are none the less expected to arrive on time at the beginning of the school day and use the Library for study or class assignments until their first scheduled class.
Non-Registered Student Visitation
Non-registered students may visit the CISE with their parents after making an appointment with an administrator or a member of the office staff. Students and parents are more than welcome to visit the CISE and will be accompanied by a staff representative during this visit so a pre-arrangement is necessary.
If a CISE student wishes to arrange a school visit for a friend to see what the CISE is like, the visiting student’s parents must contact the Main Office in order to make an appointment.
Homework, which is defined as course-related tasks assigned by the teacher to be done outside of regular class-time, is a vital component of the learning process. When they engage in doing homework, students review and apply concepts learned in the classroom, they further integrate these new ideas with prior learning, and they extend classroom learning. They also develop personal organization and independent work skills.
Some Types of Homework:
- completion of work assigned in class or missed due to absences;
- supplementary practice and/or further study;
- reading of a book and working on book reports;
- research projects;
- preparation for the next lesson, tests or exams;
- organizing binders/notes etc.;
- on-going review
- discussion of a topic at home.
The student will:
- clarify what is required by the homework assignment and complete assigned homework properly and diligently;
- ask teachers for help if needed;
- plan/choose with parents/guardians an appropriate time and place to complete work;
- have all materials ready to complete homework assignments;
- use their student planners to facilitate homework completion;
- provide reasons if homework has not been completed on time as well as plan for completion.
The teacher will:
- vary the types of homework, e.g., research, practice, etc.;
- demonstrate/model the work to be done prior to assigning any homework;
- collaborate with other teachers on timelines for major assignments of projects as well as amount of homework;
- explain to students and/or parents the marking system which will be used;
- ensure that expectations are clearly understood;
- monitor progress on extended homework;
- teach organizational skills and time management and assist students in developing these skills;
- teach and then review study skills.
Parents are asked to:
- provide a quiet place for students to work, with appropriate supplies;
- assist students with the management of time, seeking a healthy balance between homework, family activities, and other activities;
- show interest in what the child is doing by asking what he/she has for homework;
- provide occasional guidance such as clarification, editing, and listening;
- check work and sign the student planner when appropriate;
- for younger students, read regularly to or with the child;
- help locate resources for research;
- provide praise, encouragement and helpful critiques when necessary;
- communicate with the teacher when necessary, for example regarding specific ways the parent and teacher can work together to assist the child;
- in extenuating circumstances, communicate with the teacher providing reasons why homework is not completed.
Students are expected to complete all assignments on time. Teachers and the principals will assist students in developing good work habits, including time management, and in developing the attitudes that lead to success in life, including pride in work done. The cooperation of parents is invited and is essential.
Assignments that are late or incomplete will result in responses ranging from required completion after school hours to the development and monitoring of an action plan with the student, parent, teacher(s) and the principal.
Student Dress Code
- Parent support of the CISE dress code is appreciated. Students must be in uniform to gain admission to class. If a student comes to school without a uniform or wearing an unacceptable item of clothing, the parents will be informed. Normally in this situation the student will be sent home to correct the problem. Students who arrive at school consistently out of uniform will be subject to suspension.
- Students need to understand that proper dress is a significant school expectation and any effort to ignore expressed standards in this regard will not be tolerated.
- Exceptions may be made for special occasions as agreed upon in advance by the appropriate Principal.
- The CISE may on occasion host “Special Dress Days” during holidays, festivals, sports days, and the like, when the uniform is not required. Students will be notified well in advance of these days. Hats are not to be worn inside the school.
- Uniforms are to be purchased at the school uniform/supply shop. It is important to ensure that sufficient shirts and/or T-shirts are on hand at home.
- Any modifications to the school uniform for reasons of faith must be discussed and approved on an individual basis with the administration.
- Students are expected to come to school clean and well-groomed. Excessive expressions of individuality such as coloured hair or body piercings are not appropriate for this school and will require a discussion with the administration of the school should they appear.
- These dress code expectations apply as well to students involved in field trips unless specific alternative clothing directions have been given.
All teachers will communicate with parents regularly, concerning student progress, performance expectations, behavior and other matters. The main strategies for effective Parent/Teacher communication include:
- Parent-Teacher Conferences.
- Calls home
- Agendas – provided by the school
- Individual meetings, in person, by appointment, usually scheduled after school.
- As necessary, meetings with a member of the school’s administration
- Please remember that parent-teacher or Principal-teacher meetings are by appointment only. Parents are asked not to arrive without an appointment, as it will not be possible to accommodate an interview with a teacher since the teacher will be with his/her class or involved in student supervision. Also, unscheduled meetings do not allow the school staff participants to be properly prepared for the important discussions which make such meetings productive.
- It is CISE school policy to decline to provide parents with personal teacher contact information such as e-mail addresses, home phone numbers and home addresses unless agreed to, in advance, by the teacher.
THE School Council
CISE has an active School Council. Its membership includes elementary and secondary school parents, teaching staff representatives and the members of the school’s administrative team.
The School Council exists to facilitate communication between the parent community and the school’s administration. As well, it is a source of ideas, advice and where appropriate, expressions of concern for the school’s administration.
It does not concern itself with individual student or parent issues.
Over the school year, information about the activities of the School Council and requests from it for parental assistance will come from the school’s administration or the School Council itself.
An invitation for parents to consider joining the School Council will be sent out in August of each year.
Transportation – General
Bus transportation to and from school is available to most students although the school does reserve the right to decline to provide transportation to students whose residence is sufficiently remote from the school to make efficient pick-up, drop-off and travel times impossible.
The transportation fee is set at the beginning of the year.
- Students are expected to follow the bus rules and respect the instructions of the bus monitor.
- Students are expected to be punctual for buses. Buses cannot wait or return for tardy students in the morning. Students who miss their bus at the end of the day will have to call their parents and make alternate arrangements to get home.
- Students may only travel on the bus to which they are assigned. They will not therefore be permitted to leave the school on a bus with a friend unless it is their assigned bus. Switching buses creates overcrowding and security concerns and cannot be allowed. Please do not ask.
- Students are expected to follow these simple bus safety rules:
- Remain seated in your assigned place while on the bus.
- Keep hands, feet and head away from windows and doors.
- Use appropriate language.
- Behave responsibly – every student deserves a safe and happy ride.
- Follow the directions of the Bus Monitors at all times.
Being transported by school bus is a privilege. Students who consistently ignore bus rules may have this privilege withdrawn.
Late buses are scheduled each week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, except during Ramadan, so that students can participate in team sports and other activities and receive additional assistance from teachers. The late buses will leave the school at approximately 4:20 p.m.
When students are transported to school privately, parents are required to provide the school, in writing, with the name of the driver and other contact information. Parents are also asked to notify the school in writing, if a change in the driver is to take place. A form for this purpose will be provided. These procedures are in place for the security of individual students
Supplies Purchased by Parents
Students are supplied with the necessary individual learning materials such as textbooks. However, for Grades 1 to 12, parents are requested to buy pencils, markers, pens, rulers, erasers, notebooks, folders, and duotangs. Students in Grades 3 to 12 will also be expected to provide binders, loose-leaf sheets, a geometry kit and a calculator. During the first week of school, teachers will notify parents of the requested supplies.
Computer Technology and Internet Policy
CISE has Internet connection to support learning. All computer use must support education for classroom activities and/or professional or career development. The school supports only the ethical and legal utilization of technology and Internet resources. The smooth operation of the network is dependent upon user adherence to the guidelines set out in the CISE Acceptable Use of Computers and Internet/Intranet Technology Policy.
- All users will become familiar with this policy and procedure. The CISE has the right to monitor all electronic communication.
- Users will not transmit, relay or receive information or materials that are inappropriate and/or unlawful.
- If a user unintentionally accesses unacceptable materials, he/she will follow an identified procedure as outlined in class.
- Users will familiarize themselves with and respect copyright laws and licensing agreements.
- Users will exercise extreme caution about revealing personal information to others. Users will not share passwords or gain unauthorised access to information resources, another person’s materials, information or files or attempt to log on as another user without permission of that person.
- Users will not use school technology Internet/Intranet for political purposes, the conduct of a business, for unauthorised commercial purposes or for financial gain unrelated to the mission of the school.
- Use of electronic media such as e-mail, chat rooms, blogs, social networking sites or newsgroups without a specific identified task / focus / issue is inappropriate.
- Users must report any hardware, software or security problems immediately to their supervisor/manager.
- Vandalism and / or the unauthorised use of non-school hardware or software on the network environment are prohibited.
Computer Misuse and Consequences
Each student will be furnished with a computer account and a password after they have signed the school’s Computer Use Agreement which outlines the school’s expectations for computer and internet behaviour. If the expectations expressed in this agreement are violated, one or more of the following consequences may result:
- suspension or cancellation of use of access privileges;
- payments for damages and repairs;
- discipline under other appropriate school policies, including suspension or even expulsion;
- civil or criminal prosecution under applicable Egyptian law.
Should an infraction occur, the school administration may immediately revoke user privileges. Any user identified as a security risk or as having a history of problems with other computer systems may be denied access to CISE computer system.
Students are required to transfer files to the school as e-mail attachments. No work is to be transferred from home to the CISE computer network by portable memory devices such as flash memory as this practice puts the integrity of the school's computer system at risk.
Academic PERFORMANCE POLICIES
It is expected that all essays, assignments, projects and the like, presented by students for assessment, will be their own work. The advent of the Internet, which is a superb source of information for students, has led to a large increase in plagiarism the presentation of another person’s work as your own. Plagiarism includes students copying into their work, sentences, paragraphs, graphics and so on from another author, without providing an acknowledgment of the source.
Plagiarism becomes an increasingly frequent problem as students get older. It is also a problem in post-secondary institutions which regard it so seriously that they will often require a student who has been academically dishonest to withdraw from their program. The school wishes to cooperate with parents in developing students’ commitment to academically honest practices. If a student presents work for assessment that contains another person’s work, without adequate acknowledgement, the work will be returned un-assessed and parents will be contacted to set additional consequences, including suspension, depending on the grade and the extent of the plagiarism.
Plagiarised work will be assigned a zero grade.
Students are expected, through their co-operation with their teachers and their own efforts, to maintain an appropriate level of academic accomplishment. Failure to do so in the absence of justifiable circumstances will have significant consequences.
Students must maintain a minimum average of 65% (Level 2) as determined by their teachers based on the school’s usual evaluation practices. Of course, accommodation for new students dealing with English as a Second Language challenges will apply.
When a student’s average falls below the required minimum or he or she gets two or more failing grades in an elementary term (or Secondary semester), he or she will be placed on academic probation. If the student does not improve his or her performance to meet the minimum level of academic accomplishment in the next term or semester, the appropriate CISE principal will meet with the student and parents to consider whether the student can remain at CISE. At that meeting, all circumstances related to the student’s academic situation will be reviewed. Thereafter, the principal will decide if the student can continue at CISE or is to be demitted.
If the Principal’s decision is that the student is to be demitted, that decision may be appealed to the school’s Director. That decision will be final.
If the student is allowed to remain at CISE, the principal will determine the expectations of the school for the student and his parents and all concerned will be obliged to sign a performance contract which will specify those expectations. That contract will also express a timeframe within which the student is to correct his academic situation or be demitted.
During the period of the contract the school will provide all reasonable supports to the student and his family in an effort to achieve a successful outcome.
Field trips are organized to enrich the student’s experience of the school curriculum. These are valuable experiences related to one or more of the school’s academic programmes. All students are expected to participate in these educational outings subject to the following requirements:
- Students must have their parents sign appropriate field trip forms including parental consent, in order to be allowed to participate in field trips. Permission given over the phone is not sufficient.
- If students arrive at school on the day of a field trip without their signed field trip form, they will be offered an alternative programme if that is possible or asked to work independently in the library. For younger students it may be necessary to ask parents to take them home for the day.
- All students must wear their school uniform on field trips unless an exception has been approved by administration.
- Students in Grades 9 – 12 who are failing a course or whose behaviour at school has been consistently in appropriate may not be permitted to participate in extended (i.e. duration more than one day) field trips at the discretion of the appropriate Principal.
Expectations for student behaviour
All CISE students are expected to adhere to the CISE Code of Conduct. Depending on the severity of the discipline infraction, the CISE administration reserves the right to give detentions, suspend or expel students depending on the seriousness of the infraction.
Students are expected to: come to school prepared for class with books, pens and paper; be on time; be in uniform; treat all teaching and support staff with respect; treat fellow students with respect and, of course, be respectful of themselves.
Code of Conduct
CISE adheres to the guiding principles of the Ontario Schools Code of Conduct. All members of the school community – students, staff members, parents and volunteers – are included in this Code of Conduct whether they are on school property, on buses during an educational outing or at school-authorised events or activities. All members are to be treated with respect and dignity and are expected to use non-violent means to resolve conflicts.
The Principals provide leadership by:
- demonstrating care and commitment to academic excellence and a safe and orderly teaching and learning environment;
- holding everyone accountable for their behaviour and actions;
- communicating regularly and meaningfully with all members of the school community.
The Staff Members maintain order in the school and are expected to hold everyone to the highest standard of respectful and responsible behaviour. As role models, staff members uphold these high standards when they:
- help and encourage students to work to their full potential and develop their self-worth;
- communicate regularly and meaningfully with parents;
- set a positive tone in the school;
- maintain consistent standards of behaviour for all students in their classroom and the whole school;
- treat students and their concerns in a consistent, fair and courteous manner;
- demonstrate respect for all students, other staff members and parents;
- prepare students for the full responsibilities of citizenship.
Students are to be treated with respect and dignity. In return, they must demonstrate respect for themselves and for others through acceptable behaviour. Respect and responsibility are demonstrated when a student:
- comes to school regularly, on time and ready to learn;
- is prepared for all classes by bringing required material and completing homework assignments on time;
- is responsible for any work missed in classes due to absence;
- shows respect for themselves, for others and for those in authority;
- develops self-discipline and shows courtesy through language and actions toward all members of the school community;
- shows respect for school property and the personal belongings of others;
- cooperates with other members of the school community;
- resolves interpersonal conflicts and difficulties through discussions with the other person or through seeking assistance from school personnel;
- refrains from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others (e.g. alcohol, illegal drugs, weapons, objects which may be used as weapons);
- follows the established rules and takes responsibility for his/her actions.
Parents expect that staff members will act as positive role models for students and will treat each one in a fair and consistent manner. 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 fulfil this responsibility when they:
- show an active interest in their child’s school work and progress;
- provide a suitable environment for regular homework and ensure that their child completes school assignments and prepares for the next day’s work;
- communicate regularly with the school;
- attempt to attend school events and meetings and give constructive input and support to school;
- help their child to 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.
Consequences of Inappropriate Behaviour
Problems involving physical/verbal abuse, neglect of school property, disruption of the learning of others, or other inappropriate behaviour, will be dealt with immediately and with suitable consequences. Parents will be notified in the case of repeated serious infractions.
A detention involves the student reporting to the detention room during the student’s lunch hour. The student may be asked to fill out a “Student Action Plan” form indicating what the problem was and how to solve it the next time.
In –School Suspension
If the need arises for the student to be suspended and the family is unavailable, then an in-school suspension could be applied. The student will not return to his/her regular class but will be expected to complete his/her work in a designated, supervised area. The family will be contacted and required to attend a meeting as soon thereafter as possible.
Out of School Suspension
A suspension involves a student remaining at home during school day(s) for the period of the suspension. The student is not welcome back at the CISE or on any CISE bus until the date of the suspension is over. A parent conference will be a requirement before the student is readmitted to the school.
If a student is considered for expulsion, that is, permanent removal from the school, parents will be contacted to participate in a discussion concerning the matter. If, after that discussion; a decision to expel the student is made, he or she, with parental support, may submit a written appeal of the decision to the Director. His decision in this regard is final.
Should a student be expelled, a discussion will be required regarding a possible partial tuition refund depending on the timing and circumstances of the expulsion.
Following an expulsion all CISE textbooks and borrowed supplies/material must be returned before any fees refund will be paid or official student documents will be released.
The school will, within reasonable limits, assist the parents to obtain an alternate school placement for their child.
Care of CISE Facilities
The CISE ownership has invested substantially in the school’s facilities. All students are expected to respect and use the facilities with utmost care. Mistreatment or misuse of a facility or equipment may result in a suspension. A student will be expected any equipment he or she has damaged wilfully. The student will not receive his or her report card or diploma until the required payment has been made.
The Auditorium, Gymnasium, Library, Computer Labs, Squash Courts and Science Laboratories are important areas in our school. All students are expected to respect and use the equipment in these areas appropriately and to help others to do the same. This means students will:
- Treat all facilities and equipment with care;
- Ensure tidiness and organization of each facility after use, e.g., placing equipment back in order;
- Consume food in the Cafeteria only
- Make use of facilities only with a teacher present
The Library is to be used for research and reading for pleasure. All students are invited to take advantage of the Library’s materials and services. An impressive selection of books, periodicals and electronic resources facilitates the learning of students. Students may use these materials in the Library or sign out books and return them in good condition by the due date.
All teaching and support staff are expected to assist students to:
- treat the facilities, Cafeteria and staff with respect.
- sit at assigned tables for Grades 1 - 6
- line-up in an organized fashion.
- ensure tidiness and organization of the Cafeteria after use (e.g. placing dirty dishes, cutlery away properly).
- remain seated on chairs while eating.
- eat with good table manners.
- talk in a normal tone of voice, with no excessive raising of the voice.
- wait until teachers give permission before leaving.
Students may purchase coupons from the Uniform Room to pay for food. Students must pay cash for these coupons. There are no provisions for credit for food coupons.
Each of our three food services providers, the school’s kitchen, Papa John’s and Cilantro are committed to delivering, quality meals at reasonable prices. Their efforts are monitored by the Administration and concerns or compliments regarding these services are welcomed.
- Shoes are to be removed before entering
- The Prayer Room should be left clean after use.
- Students will not be excused from class to go to the Prayer Room. There are opportunities during the students’ free time to visit the Prayer Room for prayer and reflection.
A locker is assigned to each student. Lockers are used for storage of students’ personal property only. Access to lockers is at the beginning of the morning and afternoon class only, with the exception of the Physical Education class. The school is not responsible for the loss of property in lockers. Lockers are the property of CISE and may be opened by CISE administration for the purpose of inspection, when deemed appropriate. Students must submit the combination or duplicate key to their teacher to be kept should an emergency occur.
Award assemblies will be scheduled once each term for the elementary grades and once each semester for the secondary grades. At these assemblies, awards which recognize extraordinary achievement will be presented. Examples of such achievements include but are not limited to: academic excellence, exemplary behaviour or good citizenship, improvement in behaviour, athletic success and the like. Parents, where possible, will be invited to assemblies where their sons or daughters are being honoured.
Extra-curricular activities such as clubs, sports and special projects will begin early in the school year. Parents will be asked to consent to their sons or daughters, participation in these activities.
They may include but are not limited to: Football, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Swimming, Homework Club, Drama, Art, Choir, Music, French, Keyboarding Club, Computer Club, Table Tennis, Chess and Board Games, Squash and Handball, Tutorials, Student Council, School Plays and Talent Shows as examples.
After school sessions will also be designated for extra academic support. These are valuable opportunities for students to improve their academic performance.
Throughout the year CISE will be hosting several special days for the CISE community. These days may include, but are not limited to: Halloween Celebration, Sports Days, Carnival Days, Egyptian Culture Day and Open House Days. The dates for these special events will be communicated to you well in advance.
Safety & Valuables
Anything of value to the student should be kept locked away or not brought to school. Objects such as CD players, video games, mobile phones and cameras are not needed at school and ideally should be left at home. While every effort will be made to monitor student activity, the school cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.
Student mobile phones may not be turned on during class. Failure by a student to respect this requirement may result in the phone’s confiscation. The same expectation will apply to personal entertainment devices such as IPods.
Students who wish to use their mobile phones during their lunch hour may do so out of the school, in the play areas. Students are not to use their phones inside of the school buildings.
CISE has a full-time doctor (General Practitioner) on its staff who will attend to all immediate and emergency needs of its students and staff. The doctor compiles and files required medical information about all students and implements a preventive medical program where required. Students should have their teacher’s permission to visit the doctor during class time. As necessary the doctor will contact parents to provide important information.
Lost & Found
The Lost and Found is located in the telephone operator area. Students are asked to check there first if they have lost anything.
Gifts to Teachers
The best gift to a teacher is your support for your son’s or daughter’s learning and your encouragement of their good behaviour. Other tangible expressions of appreciation are discouraged.
School TUITION Fees
CISE, like any private school, relies on the prompt payment of school fees to enjoy good financial health. The school’s procedures as far as the payment of fees in full or by instalment are as follows:
- Payment of fees in full, prior to the beginning of the school year will result in a 5% discount.
- An instalment plan is also available.
- Failure to make the required payments within two weeks of the payment period will result in a late payment penalty of 10% of fees due being added to the fee account. Continued failure to pay may result in an increase in the late payment penalty to 15% and the withholding of student reports and diplomas.
- School fees may be paid either in cash at the school, by cheque made out to the Canadian International School of Egypt, or by a deposit at the bank. For more information on fees and payment options, please contact the Finance Manager at the school.
- If a parent decides to withdraw their child from the school, the withdrawal will be considered to have occurred, for purposes of a fees refund if applicable, at the end of a term for an elementary pupil and at the end of a semester for a secondary pupil.
As the school grows, the need for the payment of fees in a timely manner also grows. Staff time spent endeavouring to contact parents concerning late payments is problematic. Therefore, the failure to honour the schedule for the payment of fees, after a written reminder has been sent, will result in the exclusion of the student from classes until the matter is resolved.
An Activity Fee of 1,000 L.E. is charged each year and should be paid at the time of the regular payment of fees. This activity few covers the cost of the school yearbook, class and individual photographs, the Student Agenda, transportation fees and entry fees for within country field trips and inter-school competitions. This activity fee reduces the need to make frequent requests of parents for monies for activities.
Secondary School – Science Laboratory Fee
Grades 11 and 12 students require chemicals, litmus paper, gas and other special materials for their science courses. Therefore a 200 L.E. laboratory fee will be collected in September to pay for the cost of such materials.
Detailed information on fees is available from the Finance Office or the Main Office.
A handbook such as this is prepared to provide practical information for parents and students regarding school expectations and practices. It is updated annually. You are encouraged to become familiar with it and use it as necessary throughout the school year.
Your suggestions for improvements to this handbook are welcomed. Suggestions of additional topics or required clarifications of handbook content are particularly useful to the school’s administration.
Where changes to policy or practice occur over the course of the school year, you will be informed in writing so that you are able to keep your copy of the handbook as current as possible.
The handbook is one of many tools CISE uses in its effort to co-operate with you to provide your sons and daughters with the best Canadian education possible.
We thank you for the privilege of being of service to you
to your children.