For clarification purposes, "Parents" includes "Guardians".
At the Maritime Muslim Academy, students are expected to exhibit a commitment to learning and to achieving success. We have guidelines for appropriate student behavior which reflect the school's philosophy of openness and mutual respect. The guidelines show that one is expected to take personal responsibility for his/her behavior. This responsibility applies not only to academic duties, but also to the moral and attitudinal behaviour of the student, as well as use and care of school facilities, equipment, textbooks and supplies.This document should be read in conjunction with the MMA Discipline Policy.
Please refer to the Maritime Muslim Academy Discipline Policy.
The parents/guardian must call the school office each day by 9:00 AM, if your child or children are going to be absent.
Students are expected to be at the school by 8:45 AM. The school assembly starts at 8:50 AM sharp, at which time the main entrance of the school will be locked. A roster of late arrivals will be kept on file in the main business office. Upon receiving a 3rd late slip in a month, a late fine will be imposed by the school administration.
The morning supervision starts at 8:30 AM. The school will not accept responsibility for children left unattended before this time. After 3:30 PM, the parents of any children remaining on the school premises will be charged a minimum of $5.00/child.
Uniform Dress Code
School uniform policy is to be implemented by parents and enforced by staff.
Uniform information is to be supplied by the School office at the time of registration. Students are expected to comply with the uniform as of the first week of school.The uniform policy is for the benefit of the student, the family and the school.Socks must be worn at all times in all seasons.We expect standard haircuts with NO half-shaves, half-shaven, or shaven head designs.
From Grade 6 and up all girls are to wear white hijaab. All girls younger than Grade 6 are encouraged to start good Islamic habits.
Tuition Fee Policy
For the academic year 2003/2004 the approximate cost of running the school will be $286,000. Tuition fees set for the academic year 2003/2004 are not expected to cover the cost of running the school, therefore the Board would like parents to be supportive and punctual in paying the fees for their children. Parents are also expected to participate in fundraising. Following are the policies adopted by the Board:
TUITION FEE SCHEDULE 2003-2004
During the course of an academic year, students from Primary to Grade 9 will be assessed academically. Report Cards must be signed by the parents and returned to the school at parent/teacher interviews. Grade 2-12 will write their exams on dates set by the school. Students from Grades 7 - 12 on receiving an overall average of 85% or above (with no mark below 70%) will receive an Honors Certificate. Parents are requested not to make any travelling plans prior to end of final exams. Parents should endeavor to attend designated Teacher/Parent interviews so as to discuss their childrens' progress.
Students who are absent from examinations, without a valid reason, will incur a "zero" grade. In case of illness, upon returning to the school, a student must provide a written note from a physician explaining the absence.
Parents are responsible for their childrens' transportation to the school.
It is the responsibility of the parents whose children are taking a taxi, or private van, to make financial arrangements with the drivers. The school takes no responsibility regarding the safety of these vehicles.The school (when operating) will not convey messages for the drivers; parents must communicate any change of plans directly to their children or the driver.Since the parents are not allowed in school during school hours, any one wishing to see his/her child MUST COME TO THE BUSINESS OFFICE.
Parents are required to pick up their children at 3:15 PM and for safety reasons, present themselves at the school door.Parents are not allowed to enter classrooms to pick up their children, as this interferes with the routine of the class. Parents must wait for their children outside the building.
The driveway in front of the school is not a parking area. Parents are requested to use the parking spaces as marked in the parking lot.
All parents who wish to enter the school, must use the main entrance.
They must present themselves at the business office and inform the administration of the purpose of their visit. Any parent, who wishes to speak to his/her child or bring them something, must also inform the office. You may also leave the message at the business office.
If your child has to leave school during the day, please inform the school in advance, in writing, the hour of departure. At that time the teacher will send your child to the office where the student will await you. Please do not go directly to the classroom as this disrupts the routine of the entire class.
Parents who have a complaint should first discuss it with the teacher. If not satisfied, the issue will be referred to the Principal. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, ARE THE PARENTS AUTHORIZED TO INTERRUPT THE TEACHER IN THE CLASSROOM. For discussion with the teachers or Principal, appointments must be made in advance.
Students are not allowed to use the school telephone. In case of an emergency, a teacher or office staff will call the parents.
Weather permitting, all students must go outside at recess and lunch times. Sick children, who wish to remain indoors, must bring a written request from their family doctor.
In case of rain, snow, bad weather or extreme cold, children will use the indoor play area where they may play quietly. Playing with a ball or other unauthorized objects is strictly forbidden.
Should MMA School Board decide to close the school the following procedure will be observed: the school answering machine will play a recorded message from 7:30 am.Before sending their children to school, parents, must call the school at (902)429-9067 to clarify opening for bad weather days.
The Maritime Muslim Academy has a Board, which is responsible for formulating policies and regulations. Anyone wishing to contact the board can email the Directors at email@example.com.