- School Hours
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- Personal Holidays
- School Phones
- Cellular Phones
- School Effectiveness
- Tardy to School
In case of any academic or behavioral problems with their child at the school, the parent should first and foremost discuss the issue with the teacher involved. After consultation, discussion, and time given for resolution then the parents of a secondary student may wish to discuss the matter with the Secondary Vice Principal; and the parents of grade PK – 5 students may wish to discuss the matter further with the Elementary Principal for a final resolution of a problem.
- Please see the Registrar in regard to student admission or withdrawal procedures as well as for car stickers and registration.
- Please see the Head of Accounts/accounts office in regard to fees, payments, and billing.
- Please see the Head of Administration with any immediate concerns in regard to security, facilities up-keep or cleanliness.
- Please see the Activities Director in regard to after-school or any special school activities.
- The regular school day for Lower Elementary students (PK-5) runs from 07:50 to 14:20 daily with 45 minutes class periods on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
- The regular school day for Secondary School students (G6-G11) runs form 07:50 - 15:25 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesdays, all classes end at 13:55.
- On Fridays, all classes end at 13:20. There is a 15 minutes morning break daily. There is also a daily 40 minute lunch break.
Assemblies cover a variety of topics with plays, demonstrations and presentations put on by the students under faculty supervision.
Except in the case of long-term projects, no credit will usually be given for this work. Students who miss classes as a result of participation in school sponsored activities are not considered absent for that day or part of the day and must also make up any work missed and will be given credit. For any absence, parents are asked to provide a note in advance, if at all possible. If this is not possible, then a note is to be provided upon the child’s return to the TCIS office that describes the reason for the absence. After an absence, the student is responsible for meeting with their teachers to get their assignments so that they can make up all the work missed.
Families should schedule doctor and other appointments after school hours or when school is not in session. When this is not possible, parents may request that their child be excused from school for several hours. Such a request must be made in writing to the Secondary Vice-Principal for secondary students or the Elementary Principal for Grade PK - 5 students at least one day in advance. For any classes missed as a result of appointments, the student must make up all worked missed. Absences resulting from truancy may result in disciplinary action. Continued truancy will result in a recommendation to the School Board that the student be expelled from school.
Please be aware that In the case of more than 10% of total school days being missed, this could lead to a student repeating a school year or, in the case of an extreme number of absences from school, to expulsion.
The emphasis on how people learn leads staff into discussions of teaching/learning strategies and related professional development. Student Participation – i.e. student council, extracurricular program. High level of expectations as expressed through teacher behaviors. Teacher behaviors, resulting from their expectations are closely related to student achievement. General attitudes in the school also reflect expectations. School Organization and Teacher Skills. Effective teaching is central to effective schools. Students should be engaged in their learning and have a clear understanding of the school’s expectations.
Fire and emergency drills are held to prepare students to know how to respond appropriately if a genuine emergency should arise. The school has a full time nurse on duty and a school clinic. Some of the teachers are trained in First Aid and can assist the nurse if needed. Important details you should provide to support the school’s efforts: · Provide TCIS with your telephone number. Please ensure that you inform the school with either new or changed numbers. · Provide TCIS with your email address, you must have one, so that you can receive any messages or school-related information via e-mail. Your e-mail can be sent to: [email protected] · Person who can act on your behalf if you cannot be reached. · Comply with Administration requests and the Security Personnel requests at main gates (Please be sure that your driver or care giver are notified of any emergency and of the emergency procedures. Student ID All students are issued a TCIS picture ID. Parents, appointed drivers or caregivers should have the students ID available when picking up Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2 students. All upper Elementary and Secondary students are required to carry their IDs’ at all times.