Welcome to ISG Jubail's Nurse's Office (#481 located in the MPR). Please meet our school nurses: Sunhee Nam and Gina Jayme-Ladsak.
Please see below some regulations regarding sending students home / communicable diseases and criteria for school exclusion.
A student will be sent home for:
a fever of 37.8C (100F ) or above
vomiting for an unknown reason more than one time and with no other symptoms
persistent diarrhea (more than 2 episodes during school hours)
injury or illness of a serious nature and the nurse determines doctor’s attention is required
Students should be kept home for 24 hrs after fever or above symptoms have subsided. The nurses reserve the right to ask a parent to keep a child home using their professional discretion regarding a student’s wellness.
Parents are notified by phone and must provide transportation for their child. Students must remain in the nurse's’ office until a responsible adult collects them – this should be a parent, but if this is not possible an arrangement must be made with the nurse and parent allocating another adult to act in their position. At no time is a student allowed to wait for transport unattended by the school reception.
When the nurse decides that a student must go home she must inform the respective school so that teachers and siblings are aware/informed of a student’s departure (email all Teachers, etc.).
Please note, with regards to headlice, no child will be sent home because of a head lice infection unless it is causing severe discomfort/distress to the child in question. Exclusion should not be used to manage a head lice infestation. School nurses provide as needed information to students/parents/teachers about how lice are spread, emphasizing that live lice require body heat to survive. Prompt treatment and avoidance of sharing hats, brushes, hair ornaments, bedding, etc. minimizes spread. Head lice are ever - present in school communities, particularly one as large as ISG Jubail. Although teachers are encouraged to inform parents in their classroom if a case of lice is reported, prudent parent observation followed by treatment, is the most effective way to prevent the spread of head lice.
The ISG nurses follow guidance from hpa.co.uk website regarding communicable diseases and criteria for school exclusion. Guidance for exclusion for conditions such as varicella (chickenpox), measles, mumps, etc. are clear and intended to safeguard not just the individual student but the school community. Students who are hospitalized due to illness or injury, or those who have been diagnosed with a communicable illness, must present a note from the physician indicating they may return to school. See the following table from the HPA for specific guidance:
Below are excerpts from a few important school policies:
Dress Code (ISG Policy #2030 - included in the Student Handbook)
In accordance with the District Policy the following dress code has been established for students at ISG Jubail School.
Clothing worn during school hours should be clean, modest, in good taste and sensitive to the expectations of the host country.
The below expectations are for all members of the community as well as the students. Parents and faculty will note that these standards must also be adhered to when on campus.
The ISG Jubail Dress Code is the following:
Clothing worn to school must be clean, well maintained (without tears/holes), hemmed (not dragging on the floor) and loose fitting. Pants are to be no lower than hipbone level.
Clothing with offensive and/or distracting pictures/words is not acceptable. Clothing that displays any pictures, symbols or language that represents violence, illicit drugs, or anything that would not be acceptable in the host country is not acceptable.
Students are encouraged to bring caps and hats to wear during hot weather while they are outside, but may not be worn inside the school building.
Shoes that pose a safety concern are not acceptable.
Distracting jewelry, hairstyles, hair colors, or tints are not appropriate in the school. The general appearance of students should be conservative.
Sleeves on shirts, blouses, and dresses must cover shoulders and upper arms. Blouses and shirts must have a modest neckline and not be made of see-through fabric. Blouses and shirts must not allow any skin to be shown in the midriff at any time during any activity.
Students are asked to wear a light-colored cotton t-shirt, comfortable pants or shorts, and athletic shoes during PE class.
Leggings and tights are not to be worn as the primary clothing. They may only be worn as undergarments. Leggings and tights may be worn during PE with shorts.
Students in all classes may wear shorts. Skirts, dresses, and shorts must reach to the top of the knees for all students in all grade levels.
Shorts may not be worn for school sponsored activities off the school campus except as approved by the supervising adult and for athletic or SAIKAC competitions.
We recognize that children will need to dress differently when they have PE. We encourage students to bring a change of clothes as needed for physical activity during school.
Regular attendance is important to your child’s progress. Please keep early dismissals, tardiness and absences to a minimum. Call the school office (03-341-7550 x 410) early to report your child’s absence. We will notify your child’s teacher. Students must be in attendance until 1:30 pm to receive credit for a full day. Students must be in attendance until 11:20 am in order to receive ½ day credit. Our school Nurse and Registrar will follow up on extended absences.
Our parent-school partnership is essential for your child’s success in school. Family holidays and non-medical absences should be kept to a minimum to ensure continuity of student learning. For unavoidable planned absences such as vacations, advance notification in writing is appreciated. It is the student’s responsibility to make up all work missed due to absence.Teachers are not expected to make special arrangements or give advance assignments for any student who is absent due to truancy or family vacation.
Teachers will not be required to use Moodle outside of regular classroom use in order to fit the needs of students who are absent due to vacation. If extenuating circumstances exist that do not allow the student to be in attendance, the use of Moodle to fit a student’s needs will be at the teacher’s discretion. Moodle will be used as an instructional tool when the school is closed for unplanned periods of time in which case Virtual School will commence.
Attendance: Elementary and Middle School Students must be in attendance for 85% of the reporting period in order to receive a report card. Students in attendance less than 85% of the reporting period will be given an “I” for Incomplete. Students need to be in attendance for any final exams. Students will not be given final exams outside of the pre-set exam dates and times.
Please note that attendance is recorded on report cards as a part of the formal record of every student and will thus affect the formal report process. If a student is enrolled after the start of the school year, the student will receive a grade to date.New students in elementary classes who are in attendance for less than one calendar month will receive a narrative statement of their academic standing written by the homeroom teacher in lieu of individual grade marks.
Attendance: High School Student attendance is an essential part of student learning. Attendance is of paramount importance to develop outlined understandings and to demonstrate these understandings. Students in grades 9-12 earn high school credits for each class they take so their attendance is critical. Students who are absent or tardy more than 8 times per class per semester will not earn credit for that class.
Absences for school-approved activities such as study trips, athletic trips, or other official school-sponsored events will not be considered in the accumulation of absences.
Students new to the high school during the academic year, grades 9-12, with less than 35 days of attendance in the semester will receive a “progress to date” report and credit for the course will be determined by a student's ability to demonstrate understanding of the outlined learner outcomes. Any student attending for 10 days or less in a reporting period will receive an acknowledgement of attendance only as assessment of learning will not be possible.
Please note that report cards will not be issued prior to the end of school for students who are leaving early. Parents may collect end-of-year reports from the Registrar at any time following their general release (usually the second to last day of the school year), at a time convenient to both, but preferably prior to the start of the new school year. Parents will be able to access report cards and print them on Skyward when they are posted.
Our campus includes three buildings, two open turf fields, one covered multi-court area, two covered play-grounds, an internal covered courtyard, and a Multi-Purpose Room (used for indoor PE classes, lunch room, staged performances and assemblies) in the main building. A new dedicated, air-conditioned gymnasium has been completed in SY 2014-2015 and officially opened in May 2015.
View our photo galleries to take a virtual tour of the campus.