Welcome to AIS-R’s elementary school programs page. Here you will find specific information about our Eagle Honor Code, curriculum, homework, food services, after school activities & learning, & 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 Honor Code, which defines what it means to be an AIS-R EAGLE: Ethical, Adaptable, Global, Learning, and Environmental. Regular elementary school assemblies highlight these dispositions and 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!
- 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.
Homework is dependent upon student need and is assigned respectively. Homeroom teachers determine a student’s need for homework due to absence and/or academic expectations. When assigned, homework 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 homework.
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 assistant principals and principal. No exceptions apply. Please refer to our ES Wellness Guidelines HERE.
After School Activities:
The After School Activities (ASA) program offers a wide range of activities for students grades 1-5. There are three six-week ASA sessions, permitting students to experience a variety of activities. Activities are inclusive, targeting all skills and abilities. Activities run from 3:30 - 4:20 with offerings on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.
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.
- Classroom Blogs: All classroom events, homework, and activities can be accessed via your child’s classroom 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, and 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.