Academy Dates 2023 – 2024
COVID – 19
The health and safety of students, staff members and their families continue to be our top priority. Nasir Academy Northern Ontario will continue to follow the guidance and direction of the Government of Ontario and Simcoe County Public Health, and share information with families as it becomes available. It is important to note that some information in this package may be subject to change to ensure we adhere to health and safety guidelines.
There are both staff and students in our school who have life-threatening allergies to nuts and other allergens. If they smell or come into contact with these foods, they may have an anaphylactic reaction. We ask that you do not include nut or nut products in your child’s snacks or lunches. In an effort to ensure student safety, please do not provide ‘treats’ or a class snack to the school to celebrate any occasion.
If your child has a serious or life-threatening allergy or medical condition, let the school know immediately and speak to the school office about completing the appropriate medical forms. Please note that if your child requires an epi-pen, you must provide two for school (one is kept in the office and one is to be with the student at all times)
● Head lice – this is a recurring problem in school-aged children. When lice are found in the child’s hair, the parent will be contacted. We would ask that you check your child’s head on a regular basis. Please remind your child not to share hats, combs, bike helmets, etc. children who have contracted lice may return to school once they have completed treatment and there are no visible nits.
● Pink eye – this is an infection of the eye caused by bacteria. It is spread by direct contact with the discharge from the affected eyes to another person. The infection causes the eye to turn a pink to red colour, with a yellow discharge, which often causes the eyelids to stick together in the morning. A person is contagious during the time the eyes are reddened. Once all redness and sticky discharge disappear, the student may return to school, though the full course of treatment from the doctor must be followed.
● General Illness – students should remain home if they are vomiting, experiencing diarrhea, running a fever, or have any contagious illnesses, including a cold or flu. If a child is well enough to attend school, we expect him/her to participate in all activities.
● From time to time, we are asked to administer medication to students or to allow students to self-administer medication. In both of these cases, the policy of Nasir Academy Northern Ontario states that a standard permission form must be completed. Any medication sent to school must be in a re-closable container, childproof and labeled with the child’s name, the name of the medication and the dosage
● Students are not permitted to carry medication with them unless the office is made aware of an ongoing emergency medical condition. Please ensure that short-term medication comes to the office immediately so that appropriate forms are filled out
● This does not apply to Epi-pens.
Books for students will be available online. Parents can inform their children’s teachers if they would like to purchase the book
Nasir Academy Northern Ontario will be having a bake sale every other month. Our first bake sale tentatively will be on February 19, 2023. We will inform once this date is finalized. Please note that items for sale may contain allergens.
We ask that parents who drive children to school parks walk their children to the designated area. Cars should not be entering the fire exits. Please DO NOT block our neighbour’s driveway or make U-turns.
Regular, punctual attendance is expected of all students as it ensures the continuity of the program and promotes success in academic and social areas. Late arrival disrupts the lesson, the learning and the focus of other students. Late arrival also affects our safe school arrival program. Please help us in ensuring that your child is not late for school.
Students are expected to be in class on time.
A student is considered late if arriving after 10am.
*** Students will be taken off attendance if they miss three consecutive classes without reason provided to the teacher or office.
Students are expected to demonstrate behaviour that is respectful and courteous at all times to all adults in the building and to their peers. This includes demonstrating respect for each other and our community.
Self Students shall:
|Self Students shall:|
|A. Learning||Use class time productively and complete all assignments;|
|Attend school regularly and be on time for all classes;|
|C. Personal appearance||Observe School Dress Code|
|Other Students Shall:|
|A. Respect for Others||– Respect the rights and dignity of students and all adults in|
– Do not use “put-downs” or racial/biased/inappropriate
– Use a respectful tone of voice and appropriate language
|B. Safety||– Play and work safely by keeping hands and feet to|
– Avoid any form of aggressive play (i.e., wrestling);
|C. Honesty||– Assume responsibility for your own actions;|
– Be honest and tell the truth
|A. Respect for property||– Respect the property of others and of the school by keeping|
classrooms and school grounds neat and clean
– Practice the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
– Leave valuables at home. The school is not responsible
for lost or stolen items;
Use of Electronic Devices at School
Cell phones and other personal communication devices must be turned off and kept out of sight during the school day (including recess and lunch breaks), except with clear permission of the classroom teacher or principal. Students who require specific devices such as voice recorders or mobile technology will use such devices as per instructions from the teacher or principal
Discussions will take place in our classrooms throughout the year about the impact of digital footprints and how a positive attitude towards using technology supports collaboration, learning and productivity.
Camera and/or video functions on mobile devices are not permitted for use on school property without clear permission from the principal or teacher. Infractions will be dealt with as students discipline.
Students are responsible for the care and security of personal devices. The school cannot take responsibility for any damage, loss or theft.
In order to support the safe and appropriate use of technology, we encourage parents to consistently review the following points with children:
A. Safe Use
– Be aware that the internet is not anonymous. What is posted on the internet cannot be taken back, ever
B. Appropriate Use
– Phones and other digital devices are used only under teacher/adult supervision. (at school, digital devices are to be kept out of sight during the school day, including at recess)
– Respect the work of others; do not copy others’ words or ideas (plagiarism)
– Do not text or phone family members during the school date.
– Inform an adult when technology/ the internet is used inappropriately or to hurt others
Students are reminded to dress in modest and comfortable clothing that is respectful of themselves and others.
A.- Shorts must be mid-thigh length or longer. If students are standing with hands at their sides their shorts should reach the tip of the longest finger
– Tops must meet bottoms without the midriff showing
– A top must not be a low cut
– No muscle shirts (shirts which reveal bare shoulder blades)
B. Undergarments must be covered (pants should not be so low that we see underwear)
C. Running shoes or sturdy sandals are required. Flip flops and high heels are considered inappropriate footwear for school due to the increased potential for slips and falls on stairs and during outdoor play. Running shoes with wheels are also not permitted at school
D. T-shirt logos: No phrases, words or images which are sexual in nature or derogatory towards any gender, ethnic group, region, etc. (i.e., A shirt promoting a brand of beer or alcohol is not appropriate for school)