مدرسة الكويت ثنائية اللغة
Kuwait Bilingual School
Children of Today… Leaders of Tomorrow
دليل الطلاب وأولياء الامور
Student and Parent Handbook
The purpose of this handbook is to
provide greater understanding of Kuwait
Bilingual School – Secondary Stage. It
serves as a reference for students and
parents throughout the school year.
KBS is a candidate school for
accreditation with the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Schools
(MSA) of USA. We have taken this step
because we recognize the importance of
ensuring that our educational programs
are rigorously assessed and approved by
outside, internationally accredited
Kuwait Bilingual School is a nonprofit
institution that was established in
September 1998 in Al Jahra City, Kuwait.
Its foundation was a landmark in
educational provision in the district,
offering a coeducational, bilingual
private school education for people of
the city and State of Kuwait.
The school’s vision involves the
provision of a school worthy of this
millennium. Every attempt will be made
to develop KBS as a progressive school,
whose resources will be utilized for the
constant upgrading of its faculty,
programs, facilities and services.
No educational institution can set a
direction for itself without consciously
shaping the policies that guide it. Most
schools have developed as a result of
planned, deliberate actions not by
default. Kuwait Bilingual School
handbooks have therefore been
established for the following reasons:
To provide continuity and stability.
This provides the school community
with a clear understanding of
expectations of them and direction
for the school (Aims and objectives)
To avoid decisions made upon
impulse, crisis or charisma.
To clarify roles and
Kuwait Bilingual School is a K-12
non-profit English/Arabic educational
community founded in 1998 to serve the
Governorate of Al-Jahra. Through quality
programs that foster ethical and moral
values, positive attitudes, a commitment
to local and global issues and a
life-long pursuit for learning, students
will become the leaders of tomorrow.
At Kuwait Bilingual School (KBS) we
believe we are all equal, regardless of
age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity
or position. We believe every individual
As members of the KBS community we are
guided by, and believe that:
Children are our community’s most
Everyone has the right to a safe,
positive and nurturing learning
Education is the shared responsibility
of the student, family, school, the
governing authority, community, and
Interaction with individuals of diverse
backgrounds and character teaches
tolerance and appreciation for all.
Effective education fosters ethical and
moral values thus developing the whole
person; spiritually, intellectually,
emotionally, socially and physically.
how to learn provides the
necessary framework for academic success
throughout the students’ academic and
Risk-taking and a willingness to change
are necessary for continuous growth.
Instruction should be engaging,
inquiry-based and differentiated.
Assessment should be rigorous and
Life-long learning is essential for
success in a changing society.
A commitment to local and global issues
is important for the growth and
development of our community.
Promoting students' self-esteem fosters
Adopted on May 25, 2014
The Bilingual Program
Learning through the medium of two
languages, Arabic and English, our
students come to appreciate the
traditions of the past and meet the
challenges of the future of their own
culture and that of others, while
engaging in the process of promoting
true international understanding. Arabic
and English are developed to the highest
academic standard through a demanding
High School (Grades 9-12)
High School at KBS
consists of grades 9-12. KBS provides an
educational program designed to meet the
individual needs of a select student
body. All students follow a core program
of studies in each subject and are
expected to achieve mastery of basic
skills. The program emphasizes: academic
excellence; personal, social and
intellectual growth and encourages each
student to be a well-motivated and
constructive member of society. The
curriculum is departmentalized with
different teachers for each discipline.
Students have one team of teachers per
grade level, which fosters rapport
between teachers and students. Students
are taught effective study habits and
Arabic, Islamic and Qur’an Studies, and
Social Studies in Grades 9-10
English, Sciences, Math, Computer,
Arts, PE, IT, Economics, Contemporary
History, English Literature, Public
Administration, Psychology, SAT
preparation… etc. may be taught in
Arabic or English
Admission to the High School
entering KBS must have sufficient
knowledge of English and Arabic in order
to meet the instructional demands of the
grade level to which they apply.
In addition, they need to demonstrate
the potential to contribute positively
to our academic and social
environment while they are enrolled in
the school. KBS only admits
students for whom we can provide an
KBS does not have a program for students
with learning difficulties,
and the school’s admissions
policies and procedures make it clear
that the school does not provide
services for students within this
KBS admissions procedures are
selective, and only average and
above average students with no apparent
learning difficulty gain admission to
the school, if seats are available.
Parents of all new admitted
students sign a special
acceptance contract that does not
guarantee future enrollment. Student
progress is closely monitored at
KBS. Should it appear that the school’s
program is not appropriate for
the abilities and/or interests of a
student or does not meet his/her
educational needs, the school will
consult with parents to determine if the
student could be better served in
another school. In line with KBS's
non-discriminatory policy, admission is
conditional only upon successful
entrance assessment results, a
satisfactory report from the student’s
current school and the availability of
places, regardless of gender,
nationality, religion, or race. Academic
and social development are the principal
selection criteria. Within these general
criteria, priority for available
vacancies is given to siblings of
current students first, then to children
of alumni and finally to children of new
families. In the admission assessments,
which become more formal as the grade
level advances, the school attempts to
determine that the student is
developmentally ready for school.
He/she should have the basic
skills required to enter the grade level
in question and should demonstrate that
he/she will be able to successfully cope
with the heavy demands imposed by a
bilingual educational program.
Students who want to enroll in Kuwait
Bilingual School must submit an
application to the Admission’s office
with the required documents and
assessment fees within the set
registration period that commences in
March of every year. Applications that
are submitted after this period may not
be accepted. Applicants will be asked to
provide up-to-date school records,
including current report cards.
Applicants who meet the criteria for age
and academic record will then be invited
to take an entrance assessment. English,
Arabic, and Math admissions tests for
grades 9- 12 have been designed by the
school to assess language and math
skills. The English and Arabic exams
assess reading, writing and oral
language skills. The Math exam assesses
basic grade level mathematical skills. A
student must meet average/above average
standards in all three areas in order to
be considered for admission.
Admission to the school will be
determined by the Director of the school
after careful review of the test
results, recommendations made by the
examining teachers, High School
Principal and the previous school
academic and behavior records.
Once a student completes all the
assessment tests, the Admission office
will contact parents to arrange for an
interview between the parents and the
Director of the school. The final
decision will be made following this
If assessment results are
satisfactory and places are available,
parents will be invited to register the
student. During the admission process
the school will consult with prospective
parents to ensure that they support the
school’s mission and policies.
Registration is only complete after
submission of all the required
documents, provision of health records,
official previous school transcripts,
and payment of
KBS Secondary Stage' curriculum
and instructional model have been
designed to give support and information
that will enable each student to
succeed, achieve and master skills. As a
bilingual school, mastery of Arabic and
English is required for all students.
The Secondary stage programs foster the
development of confident, capable and
responsible students. We aim to prepare
the students for university/college
studies. As such KBS is a college
We achieve our goals
collaboratively, establishing rigorous,
yet appropriate standards, while
engaging learners in the application of
knowledge. KBS strives to instill the
love of lifelong learning in all of our
Students are expected to complete
and submit their own work. Occasionally
some students will need assistance from
parents or classmates, but it is
important that all students learn to
work independently. Copying work during
a quiz/test or class work from other
students is not acceptable. Using
materials from books, websites or other
sources without proper acknowledgment is
not permitted as well. Such actions will
lead to losing marks on the assignment
and to discipline consequences,
according to the school policy. The
repeat of such actions may lead to
expulsion from school. (see Appendix for
the school’s Academic Honesty policy).
Standards at KBS are high, yet
appropriate. Evaluation of student
achievement is based on informal
observation and supervision of class
work and homework. In addition, formal
assessments may include: oral
tests, projects, exams etc.
Course work grades are based on
student participation, attendance,
quizzes, projects, reports, tests and
other assessments. Each department
determines the system used to compute
course averages. The department grading
system is shared with parents at the
beginning of each year.
Tests and Quizzes
Students are required to sit for
scheduled tests. Quizzes may be
announced or unannounced. There are at
least two tests per quarter in each
subject. Tests are announced on the
information board. In case of an excused
absence, the student is required to take
a make-up test. Generally, students do
not make-up quizzes. Students who are
absent for announced tests without
justification are not eligible for
make-up tests and will receive a zero
grade. All make-up tests must be
approved. The Head of Stage will verify
Exams occur in the majority of
subjects at the end of each semester.
They comprise 30% of the final grade.
Students will be informed prior to
beginning a course if they are required
to take an examination in that course.
is our goal to recognize high school
students during the school year for
achievement and/or effort in academics
and co-curricular activities.
High Honor Roll certificate
is presented to students who have
achieved a GPA of 3.7 or above.
is presented to students who have
achieved a GPA of 3.2 or above
honor a wide variety of students. The
criteria for these awards vary. Awards
may recognize students who have shown
improvement, who are helpful, organized,
hard workers, etc.
– Award ceremonies will be announced in
advance on the school website and
parents of those receiving awards will
be invited to attend.
are given to all students who have
participated in the after school Sports’
Program. These students are recognized
at Morning Meetings throughout the year,
and they will be awarded in a special
ceremony at the end of the year.
are recognized in front of their peers
at Morning Meetings throughout the year.
School co-curricular programs offer an
opportunity for students to participate
in a wide variety of activities. Some of
the clubs offered include computer,
drama, soccer, basketball, volleyball,
ice-skating, etc. In addition, our
school belongs to interscholastic sports
and activities leagues.
High School students should join various
school activities, as many universities
consider that student participation is
an important factor in deciding
admission. Also these activities are an
important part of the program that help
shape student abilities and skills.
In order to graduate, a KBS High School
student must successfully complete the
following minimum requirements
3 credits (must attend 4 courses)
3 credits (must attend 4 courses)
4 credits (Science is compulsory
in Gr 12)
Islamic Studies & Quran
A minimum total of
27 credits should be
successfully completed within the four
years of study in grades 9-12
All students should demonstrate their
leadership and communication skills to
achieve their target. The school will
provide a mentor to supervise. Students
can start preparations from the
beginning of grade 11.
A credit is defined as equivalent to 120
Grading in High School:
0 – 59.4
59.5 – 62.4
63.5 – 66.4
66.5 – 69.4
69.5 – 72.4
72.5 – 76.4
76.5 – 79.4
79.5 – 82.4
82.5 – 86.4
86.5 – 89.4
89.5 – 92.4
92.5 – 96.4
96.5 – 100
Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement:
The student must maintain a GPA
of at least 1.00 to be allowed to
continue at KBS, if the student GPA
drops below 1:00, then the student will
be placed on Academic Probation for one
year. If the student fails to improve
his GPA above 1.00, then he/she will be
asked to leave the school.
The Counseling Office is dedicated to
helping students with both academic and
personal concerns. Our Guidance
Department supports and promotes the
emotional, social and academic growth of
all students at KBS, in addition to
providing college guidance to help
student apply and gain admission to
Students will also find a number of
faculty members available to them to
help them with questions, to address
problems and frustrations, and to guide
them in positive decision-making. A
student’s advisor, the counselor,
principal and all staff members are
willing and eager to work with
individual students on all matters.
The school year is divided into 2
semesters. Students will receive a
Progress Report in the middle of first
and second semester.
Promotion and Retention Policy
In order to be eligible for regular
promotion, a student must have:
met attendance requirements.
an acceptable disciplinary record.
passing grades in all courses.
Upon the recommendation of the faculty,
a student who fails a certain
course may have the opportunity
to make it up during a special summer
course. This needs principal approval.
Or a student may be asked to repeat the
course the following year. If it is not
possible to re-take the course, a
make-up test may be assigned, or
permission given to take another course
to replace the failed subject, providing
that this does not interfere with credit
requirements for graduation.
Students will receive a Report Card at
the end of each semester.
Tips to Improve Study Skills:
Give yourself plenty of time. Don’t wait
until the last minute!
Find a quiet place to study.
Use comfortable table and chair.
Plan your study time. Give yourself
Organize your time.
Check your homework diary and weekly
Plan your work and activities for each
week. Try to spread your work evenly
throughout the week.
If you are studying from class notes for
a test, copy them over. This helps
reinforce the information.
After each assignment is completed, make
sure that it is organized and ready for
the next day.
Put your subject file/book into your
When homework is completed, it is time
to research. Read ahead for any upcoming
Test Taking Strategies
Take a deep breath and relax.
Remind yourself that you know the
Read the instructions carefully.
Look for the number of points allocated
to the question.
If you come to a question you don’t
know, skip it; you may remember the
Answer the questions you are sure about
If the question has 2 parts, underline
Always answer “True/False” questions.
In “multiple choice” questions, if you
are not sure, cross out the answers you
know are wrong.
Don’t change answers. The first answer
that comes to you is usually right.
Look for key words in the question, like
“discuss, describe, compare, contrast,”
before you decide how to answer the
Attempt to answer all questions.
Remember, a test is not a race. There
are no bonus marks for finishing first.
Read it over carefully, check your
spelling, and try to find mistakes.
Minor errors may cost lots of points
Book bags should fit in the
lockers. The school provides a special
homework schedule to reduce the number
of books the students takes home every
day. Therefore there is no need for a
student to carry all his books home
English Only/Arabic Only
Students are expected to speak
only English in the following classes:
English, Science, Math, and Humanities.
They are expected to speak Arabic only
in Arabic, Islamic Education and Social
Studies. Failure to comply may result in
the loss of grade points and
Homework is a necessary part of
each student’s educational program and
is also a mean of strengthening skills
and reinforcing comprehension gained in
the classroom. Project due dates and
general reminders are also included.
Parents should regularly check with
their children to make sure that
homework assignments are being completed
and that students have a quiet and
suitable spot at home in which to study.
Homework will be assigned in all
classes during the course of a week or
during weekends, typically requiring the
following time commitments.
(NONE ARE GIVEN) Homework is not
given during a major holiday. Duration
for daily study and homework is about
have homework diaries provided by the
school in order to help them organize
dates and times for homework and tests.
Also it is a mean of communication
between school and parents.
to Class Procedures
Students must get to class on time.
There is plenty of time allowed for all
students to go from the playground to
class after recess. Students are
expected to be in class by the time the
bell rings. If a student arrives after
the bell rings, 1% will be deducted from
his/her grade each time he/she is late
to class. Teachers will talk privately
to late students about the importance of
coming to class and school on time. If
lateness continues, parents will be
contacted by the teacher, counselor and
/ or principal. A student may be
assigned detention or community service
hours if this behavior continues. School
placement may also be withdrawn in
If a student is late to school, marks
will be deducted from his / her
classwork grade. The student will be
recorded late for that class and will
not be able to take ant test/quiz that
he might have missed.
Each student is assigned a locker so
that he/she may have a place to store
books and personal items in a secure
manner. Students need to use their
lockers. They should not carry all of
their books and supplies in their book
bags. They may bring a lock from home.
Lockers are the property of the school,
and the student will be held financially
responsible for any damage.
and Major Assignments
Projects and major assignments are due
at the beginning of class on the due
Projects and major assignments will
receive a deduction of 5% from the
overall grade for each late day, up to a
maximum of 10 school days late.
Projects and major assignments submitted
more than ten school days late may
receive a maximum grade of 50%. This
means that teachers will begin grading
the assignment out of 50%.
If the student does not hand in an
assignment by the end of the quarter and
there is no justified reason, then the
student will receive a zero for the
The High School Principal is the person
who decides whether the reason given is
valid or not.
School begins at 7:20 AM and ends
at 2:30 PM. On certain days, after
school activities or detention may be
scheduled. Students are expected to
arrive at school before classes begin.
The school is not responsible for
students remaining after 2:45 PM unless
they are in a school -sponsored event.
One of our educational goals is
to help students learn to be responsible
about their work and meet deadlines,
while at the same time allowing for
support and flexibility. We want
students to turn in assignments, even if
they are late.
Assignments are expected to be submitted
In the case of an excused absence, a new
deadline will be established. Students
will be eligible for full credit.
Special consideration will be given to
students who have extended periods of
excused absences. The student and
his/her teachers will create a schedule
that allows the student to make up
missed work/tests; homework may be
collected by parents. The Counselor may
assist in this process.
Most teachers do not have students
make-up quizzes; they simply do not
Homework must be complete on the due
date at the beginning of class. Late
homework usually receives a grade of
“0.” (Please remember that this is not
for major assignments/projects; homework
Students who hand in late assignments,
without an approved excuse, may
be eligible for reduced credit.
Students who are late to class will not
receive full credit for that lesson.
SCHOOL RULES AND PROCEDURES
No student has the right to
disrupt the teaching/learning process.
The school operates upon the assumption
that students are honest and that they
will conduct themselves with a high
level of personal integrity. Misbehavior
that causes a disruption in the
operation of the school, as defined by
the school administration, will be
treated in a similar way as listed
below: Consequences for misbehavior vary
from recess detentions to immediate
suspension, depending on the offense.
The seriousness of the misbehavior and
its repetition will determine the
After investigation the Deputy
High School Principal will decide the
consequences of the misbehavior. But as
a guideline, consequences usually follow
a hierarchy of actions as follows:
Detentions: 15 minutes or more, during
school hours, or after school hours, or
Assigned several hours of community
service at the school
Losing certain privileges like
participating in school field trips,
participating in free dress days,
attending certain activities and
programs, joining after school clubs or
In extreme cases a student is referred
to the Director who is the only
authority in school who can assign
suspension or more serious consequences
such as expulsion.
Students are expected to be in
school and to follow their assigned
schedule every day. Parents and students
should be aware that what goes on in the
classroom (teaching, interaction with
teacher and students, discussion,
lecture, reports, audiovisuals etc.) is
essential for a student’s progress.
Grades are assigned daily to students
for their various classwork. Most of
this classwork cannot be made up in case
case of a student absence, parents
should call the school nurse by 8:30 AM.
When returning from an absence, the
student must bring a written note signed
by the parent, guardian or physician
indicating the dates and reasons for the
absence. Students are responsible for
any work that they have missed. It is
their responsibility to ask the teacher
what work was missed. Assignments must
be completed and submitted as soon as
possible in order for students to
receive credit. An excused absence is
one caused by:
Serious family illness or family death.
Other extraordinary circumstances
approved by the Principal.
In order to participate in a
co-curricular activity, students must be
present during the school day. This
includes activities such as drama,
athletic practices and competitions,
rehearsals, school social events, class
activities, etc. Occasionally, it might
be necessary for a student to leave
school before the end of the school day.
A note from a parent/guardian, stating
the reason, is required and must be
given to the nurse. Parents picking up
students are to go to the reception
area. KBS does not have an open campus.
Students may not leave school during the
day (e.g. for lunch) and then return to
school. Excused and unexcused absences
are included in the total attendance
record of each student.
KBS is a community where the
following fundamental rights apply to
all students and staff throughout the
entire school day, including travel to
and from home and during school field
The right to an education, which means
that teachers are free to teach and
students are free to learn without being
interrupted by inconsiderate and unruly
The right to develop one's own
personality, so long as it does not
interfere with the rights of others,
without criticism or pressure from
The right to be treated respectfully.
The right to have freedom from physical
and mental abuses such as intimidation,
harassment, name calling or mocking
because of race, sex, religion, culture,
handicap, classroom performance, etc.
The right to have personal and school
property respected and safeguarded.
Self-discipline is essential to assure
these rights for members of any
community. Self-discipline develops and
promotes responsible citizenship.
Continued positive self-control requires
the cooperation of students, faculty and
Immediate Referral to Administration
that will result in immediate referral
to the administration, and may result
in serious consequences, are as
tardy to school/late to class during the
not in uniform
acts of insubordination; disobedience or
disrespect to a staff member;
inappropriate language usage
intentionally disrupting the
destruction of school property;
littering the school; graffiti
leaving school without written
substance abuse; use of tobacco, drugs
fighting, play fighting, spitting
throwing objects, including book bags,
pencil case, etc. at others or from the
possession of any weapons, explosives,
or other dangerous objects
inappropriate behavior while arriving or
violation of fire safety; the use of any
harassment; bullying; racial slurs or
any cruel treatment of others
other inappropriate behaviors
using of mobile phone in class
taking pictures without permission
Improving Behavior/ Progressive
In the event a student does not
demonstrate appropriate self-discipline
regarding the school's policies,
procedures and regulations, a variety of
procedures help the student improve
Initially, the teacher concerned
interacts with the student; a parent may
be contacted; the student may serve a
detention, or be referred to the
counselor or Deputy Principal. Parents
need to help solve recurring misbehavior
before it leads to suspension or
A qualified nurse who is
available to provide first aid care
coordinates the clinic. Parents must
notify the nurse of any health problems
their children may have and if a student
is taking medication. Students who
become ill during class time should get
a note from the department secretary and
go directly to the clinic. If the nurse
feels that the student is too ill to
continue in school, she will call the
parent or guardian to inform them that
the child should be picked up.
At times it may be necessary for
a student to leave school due to a
doctor’s appointment. Students will
not be released to nannies or
drivers without parent permission. The
school must speak directly to the parent
who will confirm that he/she is giving
permission for the child to leave
Before a Holiday
The instructional program is in
place each & every day. It is disruptive
to the educational program if families
request that their children leave school
early before 2:30, the day before a
holiday. Students are expected to attend
school before holidays and stay the
entire day. Students may not be pulled
from class to attend an event held in
one of the other divisions –
Arrive at school on time.
Wear proper school uniform.
Be prepared for all classes.
Speak respectfully to adults and fellow
Take proper care of school property.
Not bring gum or Banac to school.
The student loses his right to bring his
mobile phone to school for the rest of
the school year, if he/she uses the
mobile in an improper manner and
violates the guidelines. No second
chance is given.
Not run in the building. Move safely
Not leave school without written
authorization from the nurse or office.
Not engage in “play-fighting.”
Not bring pets to school.
Keep the school environment clean and
free of litter.
Line up when buying food from the
Follow all the rules of any special
area, such as: the media center, the
gym, the science labs, the theater, and
Follow exam rules.
Follow the English/Arabic rule.
Follow classroom rules set by the
Not use his mobile phone for taking
pictures without permission.
After School Clubs
School Clubs take place on Wednesdays
from 2:45-3-45. An additional fee
is required for these clubs. Joining a
club is optional.
Birthday parties are not
The school canteen is open every
day during morning snack and lunch
We are proud of the way our
campus continues to improve its
appearance. Our campus must be free of
litter. Students must dispose of trash
in trash bins. Students cannot throw
trash on the ground and expect the
cleaning staff to pick it up.
Canteen services will be
suspended if this rule is not followed.
The school uniform must be worn
to school and when students are engaged
in school activities outside of school.
School uniforms must be purchased
through our storeroom.
School Uniform consists of:
Navy blue pants
Navy blue polo shirt
Navy blue Sweater (for the cold season).
Shoes or sneakers of any color are
acceptable. Sandals and beach type
sandals are not allowed.
An additional PE shirt and pants and PE
shoes are needed on PE days.
The following are some guidelines for
Uniforms need to be clean, neat, and
Tight clothing is unacceptable.
The length of boys’ hair should be
appropriate. Boys may not wear their
hair long. (It is not allowed for boys
to tie their hair back).
Hats are not part of the school uniform
and therefore should not be worn in the
Large or dangling earrings are
Make up for school is not allowed.
Dress code for seniors:
Upon agreement with the principal,
seniors may wear Graduation sweatshirts,
Educational trips provide
students and teachers with opportunities
for learning and teaching beyond the
classroom. One letter is sent at the
beginning of the school year to all
parents to secure their written approval
for their children to participate in all
trips that will take place during the
addition, a written notification
indicating the purpose of each trip will
be sent before every trip. A student
must be in school on the day of the trip
in order to attend any field trip or
special event. Bus and entrance fees
will be collected for each trip. The
school reserves the right to withdraw
any student from a planned field trip,
with no refund, if the student has poor
In case of fire or emergency
evacuation, every student is to leave
the building as quickly and quietly as
possible. Evacuation procedures are
posted in each classroom and are
reviewed on a regular basis. Drills to
reinforce these procedures are practiced
throughout the school year. If any
student deliberately set off the fire
alarm for an invalid reason, he / she
will be suspended.
of Year Procedures
Students must comply with end of
year procedures. These include returning
all library books, textbooks, emptying
lockers, desks, etc.
Students need to learn to be responsible
for their schoolwork. Students are not
permitted to call home to ask that
homework, projects, clothing, food,
etc., be delivered to school.
school will NOT deliver items to
students, as this would disrupt the
Gifts to school staff are not to
be made. Parents and students are
requested to abide by this regulation.
Identification of Belongings
Student belongings (books,
copybooks, jackets, PE suits, bags,
etc.) must be clearly marked with the
student’s name. Student book bags are
property of an individual and are to be
respected by all.
Loss of Books and Other Materials
Students are provided with the
necessary textbooks for the educational
program. However, each student is
responsible for his/her own books.
Students must pay for or replace any
lost textbook issued to them.
a library book or other material is lost
or damaged, the person to whom it is
checked out must pay for its
replacement. Report cards will be
withheld from any student who has lost
or damaged books.
A Lost and Found container is
located near the main gate. Students
should check this area, as well as the
office for any lost items.
Students are advised not to bring
money or valuables to school. The school
will not assume responsibility for money
or possessions lost at school.
Students are not permitted to
call home to ask that their PE uniform
be delivered to school.
For obvious reasons, it is
considered unethical and poor
professional practice for a teacher to
tutor one of his/her own regular
students for pay; it is the policy of
the school not to permit a teacher to
serve as a tutor for KBS students,
except as a part of a school approved
Students elect KBS Student
Council Representatives. The Student
Council has a faculty advisor. The
Student Council serves as a vehicle for
students to exercise effective
leadership, address concerns coherently,
sponsor school activities and service
projects, accomplish tasks efficiently.
Personal Information Update
Your home and emergency telephone
numbers and email addresses are
essential for the school to have on
file. Please notify the school of any
Students may use the school
telephone for EMERGENCY calls, before
school, during recess, and after school,
only with our authorization. Calling to
ask for permission to go to a friend’s
house is not an emergency.
Back to School Night
Parents are invited to Back to
School Night when teachers present
their course descriptions, goals,
curricula, expectations, grading policy
and regulations. Teachers prepare
handouts with this information. Dates
are on the school calendar.
Communication between school and
family is of utmost importance. The
primary mode of communication from
school to home is via the KBS website or
emails (or SMS in case of emergency).
Students are expected to deliver
school letters and circulars to their
parents on the day of distribution.
Please check our website at
www.kbs-edu.com for important
The administration operates an “Open
Door Policy.” Parents are always welcome
to call or come in to ask questions,
discuss concerns or offer suggestions at
any time. If possible, call for an
A teacher or parent may request a
Parent-Teacher Conference. Parent
contact is essential to the wellbeing of
our students. The high school secretary
will assist families in scheduling
Parent-Teacher Conferences throughout
the school year.
Reports to Students and Parents
Progress reports and report cards
reports give the results of continuous
evaluation and help diagnose a student's
progress. In addition, a progress report
is given to any student anytime who may
be in danger of receiving less than a
70% for the given quarter.
This communication is done in a
timely manner in order to allow a
student to improve his/her performance.
Parents are invited to meet with
teachers to discuss ways to help a
In addition parents and students have
access to the SKOOLEE program through
the school website, where they can login
and check the student progress daily or
weekly and read any remarks or reminders