Welcome to AIS-R’s elementary school programs page. Here you will find specific information about our Eagle Honor Code, curriculum, home learning, food services, after school activities parent partnerships and communication. For additional information, please visit the elementary school blog.
EAGLE Honor Code:
AIS-R elementary school students are expected to follow our AIS-R EAGLE Honor Code, which defines what it means to be an AIS-R EAGLE: Ethical, Adaptable, Global, Learning, and Environmental. Classroom expectations and behaviors are grounded in these principles. We believe our elementary school children are AIS-R Eagles and that they Make a Difference. Students are asked and expected to Give their Eagle BEST and Be their Eagle BEST!
Eagle BEST (Believe; Effort; Support; Trust):
- We believe. I believe in myself, my work, my learning, and my choices
- We give 100% effort. I gave it my all!
- We support each other. I’ve asked for support or I’ve given support to another to help each of us reach our Eagle BEST.
- We trust. I trust myself. I trust my Eagle friends. I trust my Eagle teachers.
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL):
Today, schools and careers are increasingly multicultural, multilingual and diverse. Social and emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for safe and positive learning, and enhances students' ability to succeed in school, careers, and life. At AIS-R we understand that explicitly teaching Social-Emotional Competencies prepares students for success in school and beyond. It is through the explicit teaching and modeling of Social-Emotional Learning Competencies that students are provided the opportunity to demonstrate and live the attributes of being an AIS-R Eagle, listed above. The five Social-Emotional Competencies are defined below:
- Self-awareness - the ability to accurately recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior. This includes accurately assessing one’s strengths and limitations and possessing a well-grounded sense of confidence and optimism.
- Self-management - the ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. This includes managing stress, controlling impulses, motivating oneself, and setting and working toward achieving personal and academic goals.
- Social awareness - the ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand the social and ethical norms for behavior, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports
- Relationship skills - the ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. This includes communicating clearly, listening actively, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seeking and offering help when needed.
- Responsible decision making - the ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on consideration of ethical standards, safety concerns, social norms, the realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions and the well-being of self and others.
- Homeroom Content Areas:
- All ES Curriculum information can be found on the AIS-R ES Curriculum Site
- All students, Kg2 - grade 5, in the UES participate in Specialists classes. To learn more about our Specialists classes visit the aisr.org website HERE.
Home learning is dependent upon student need and is assigned respectively. AIS-R does not promote or support a “homework” expectation/environment. Homeroom teachers determine a student’s specific need for home learning due to absence and/or the need for further practice. When assigned, home learning is communicated with the respective parents/families (i.e. email, blog post, assignment notebook) and does not exceed 30 minutes in Gr.1-3 and 45 minutes in Gr.4-5. Kg2 students are not assigned home learning.
All students eat snack and lunch at school. AIS-R students are required to bring a snack from home for their morning break, Kg2 students eat snack in their rooms while Grade 1-5 eat snack in the ES Dining Hall. AIS-R students may choose to bring a lunch from home or Grades 1-5 may pay for a hot lunch (Kg2 must bring a lunch from home). The Dining Hall uses a cashless payment system for hot lunch purchases that allows students to use an AIS-R ID Card to purchase meals. Parents or students add credit to their lunch card in the Finance Office (minimum of 200SR at a time).
All food brought from home needs to adhere to the Guidelines for Snacks and Lunches & ES Wellness Guidelines:
- Nutritious snacks are essential to keep students’ energy at appropriate levels to keep them satisfied and attentive to the learning tasks at hand. Sweets and foods with a high level of sugar provide false bursts of energy and may leave students hungry and sometimes irritable. Candy, chocolate, chips, commercially-packaged cookies, and soda are prohibited and students will be asked to save these “treats” for home. As AIS-R Eagles and “models of healthy living,” we ask that only healthy options are packed for your child. The determination of a healthy snack is dependent upon labels and packaging and is to the discretion of the dining hall supervisors which include the Eagle Learner and Academic Coach (ELAC), assistant principal and principals. No exceptions apply. Please refer to our ES Wellness Guidelines HERE.
- With 60 nationalities and a transient community, AIS-R is NOT an allergen-free (nut, milk, wheat, fish, etc.) campus and due to our food suppliers, we cannot guarantee that food prepared in our Dining Halls or food brought to school by students is nut/allergen free.
After School Activities:
The After School Activities (ASA) program offers a wide range of activities for students grades 1-5. There are three ASA sessions (one per trimester), permitting students to experience a variety of activities. Activities are teacher selected and inclusive, targeting all skills and abilities. Activities run from 3:30 - 4:20 with offerings on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. ASA’s are offered by teachers on a volunteer basis based on teacher and student interest. If less than 10 studentst sign up for an offered ASA, the ASA will be cancelled or combined with another ASA. If an ASA is cancelled, the students enrolled will be offered an ASA that has open spots. Parents will be contacted by the ES Office for additional choices.
Parent Partnerships & Communication:
Open, honest and ongoing communication is critical to the success of the educational partnership we strive for between students, parents and teachers. We ask that you follow the Parent Communication Flowchart when communicating concerns. The following are sources for school related information:
- K-12 Activity Calendar: A calendar of all AIS-R events is shared via our Eagle Site.
- Blogs: The Elementary School blog, http://blogs.ais-r.edu.sa/jcanar/, contains news and information about Elementary School activities.
- Grade Level Blogs: All grade level events and activities can be accessed via your child’s grade level blog.
- Email: Families can email teachers and administration with questions and concerns.
- Moodle: http://moodle.aisr.org/: AIS-R’s blended learning platform allows parents and students online access to Newsflash, the ES Dining Hall Menu, general school information and resources. Each parent is issued a Moodle ID and password.
- Newsflash: A weekly newsletter of upcoming events, articles, and items of special interest to parents and students is emailed to all parents and can be viewed online through Moodle.
- Skyward: Is our school information system that allows parents to view their child’s report cards, MAP scores, and school messages. Each parent is issued a Skyward ID and password. Please keep your skyward contact information current.
- Website: Browse the school’s website to find general information about each grade level and general school information www.aisr.org.