SOPs for Students (2020-21)
- Students who have fever, flu, cough, sore throat etc., or come in contact with an infected person, should refrain from coming to school.
- Cooperation with the management at the entrance gate in getting temperatures checked is requested. Students should enter one by one, and avoid crowding at the gate.
- It is mandatory to wear a face mask throughout the day in school, especially while talking to someone, and bring an extra one.
- Students should carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer.
- Students should bring their own water bottles and snacks.
- Students must not share their water bottles, stationery or any other items with other students.
- Social distancing must be maintained at all times.
- Shaking hands / hugging should be avoided.
- Coughs / sneezes should be covered with elbows.
- Students should wash their hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds.
Behaviour & Discipline Policy
To ensure a cooperative, safe and caring environment, the Behaviour & Discipline Policy of the school is expected to be followed by all stakeholders. The aim of the policy is to safeguard both the students and the whole school environment. Standards of behaviour are focused on creating an environment where everyone is able to develop personally, educationally and socially and to avoid injury / damage.
Code of Conduct:
- Students are expected to know and follow the rules & regulations of the school regarding general conduct, uniform, grooming, attendance, social media, bullying and harassment.
- Students are expected to treat others with respect and consideration.
- Students should use the school property / facilities / equipment with care.
- Students should be able to differentiate between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.
- Students should positively promote the school ethos and not act in a manner contrary to the interests of the school.
Examples of inappropriate / unacceptable behaviours include (but are not limited to): not following directions the first time they are given, leaving assigned areas without permission, use of foul language, threatening the health or safety of others, stealing, damaging or destroying property, general disrespect or defiance, non-cooperation. Students who have repeated difficulty behaving appropriately will be temporarily suspended or permanently dismissed from the school. Such students may not enrol again.
The following steps may be applied for inappropriate behaviour:
Step 1: The student is given a verbal warning and instructed to correct his/her behaviour.
Step 2: The student is fined according to misdemeanour and the parents are notified. The parents are expected to discuss the inappropriate behaviour with their child and to work with the school staff to stop the misbehaviour from recurring.
Step 3: The student is given a second fine slip and/or written warning and parents are asked to immediately come to pick up the child for the remainder of the day.
Step 4: The student is given a final warning, the parents are asked to take their child home, and the student is suspended from school for one or two working day/s.
Step 5: Parents are called for a final meeting with the Principal; the student is suspended for 5 days or expelled, depending on the severity of the offence.
General Rules & Regulations:
- Students should be regular and punctual.
- Students of classes up to O Level are required to follow fixed timings as per the time table, whereas A Level students are expected to come to school when their first class starts and leave when their last class ends. Leaving the school in between classes / during school hours is not allowed, except with a formal written permission from the Management.
- Students being absent without prior notice, coming late to school or skipping classes will be penalized.
- In the case of continuous absence of 15 working days without intimation, the name of the student shall be struck off the school roll.
- Students suffering from infectious diseases should not be sent to school until they have recovered and certified as such by a Physician.
- Parents must get their child/ren dropped and picked up within half an hour of the reporting and home time respectively. The school will not be responsible for students getting dropped earlier or picked up later than that. The persons authorized for pick and drop shall have to abide by the instructions given at the gate by the security personnel, supervisor and/or time master. The school reserves the right to impose fines if this clause is violated on a regular basis.
- No relatives (except parents / guardians) or friends of students can enter the school and/or loiter outside the campus without seeking permission from the school administration.
- On-roll students must wear the prescribed uniform to school. A Level students are allowed to come to school in coloured clothes on Fridays. On days when students are allowed to wear coloured clothes, students must be dressed decently in culturally acceptable attire. Shorts are not allowed in any circumstances. Girls are not allowed to wear makeup.
- Hair should be neat and lice-free.
- Students must have the required books, notebooks and stationery.
- Parental supervision is necessary to ensure that students complete all their home assignments independently and meet their respective deadlines.
- Students must not wear / bring expensive items to school or anything that is not directly relevant or related to their studies.
- Carbonated / energy drinks are not allowed on campus.
- Smoking and/or the use / possession of any intoxicant / weapon by students is strictly forbidden and highly punishable.
- Theft and the use of unfair means during exams will lead to a severe disciplinary action.
- Misbehaviour with other students, faculty members and/or the administrative staff may result in immediate expulsion of the student involved.
- The custodial staff is not to be paid any tips / gifts by students or their parents.
- Political activity is prohibited in school.
- Students cannot display or distribute any posters / banners / flyers / brochures in school without the permission of the school management.
- Students should avoid littering and scribbling on desks and walls in the school.
- Students should immediately reimburse in cash any intentional or unintentional damage done by them to school property.
- Fines imposed must be paid at the Accounts Office by the due date, else the amount of fine will be added to the next fee bill with a surcharge of 50% of the amount of fine.
- The school reserves the right to expel a student on disciplinary grounds, academic failure or any other reason including non-payment of dues, without prior notice and without refund of any fees paid.
- Students should check the school notice boards, website and official Facebook page regularly for important announcements / updates.
- The school management may amend the Rules and Regulations at any time, with or without prior notice. However, intimation of amendments would be duly conveyed within a reasonable amount of time.
- Students / parents / guardians must appreciate that as an educational institution, we find it absolutely impossible to condone certain offences committed by students, even if it their first time.
- Students are expected to be courteous, show sportsman spirit and follow the rules / dress code for extracurricular events both on and off campus.
Gadgets, IT & Social Media Policy:
- Grade VI - OII students must not bring any gadgets to school (cell phones, laptops, iPad, iPod etc.). If they bring a device like cell phone to school for emergency purposes / valid reasons, it must be submitted to the Academic Coordinator on arrival and collected at home time, else it may be confiscated.
- A Level students may bring cell phones to school, but are not allowed to use them in class and must put them on silent mode during lessons.
- A Level students should not lend their cell phones to their juniors to make calls.
- The Computer Lab must not be used to surf inappropriate sites.
- Students are not allowed to join any group/s whose admin is anonymous. The school reserves the right to hold students who become members of such groups, as well as admin (if known), responsible for any derogatory comments regarding KIMS, its students or its staff.
Anti-Bullying & Harassment Policy:
Bullying may be defined as “the behaviour of a person who hurts or frightens someone smaller or less powerful, often forcing that person to do something they do not want to do” (Cambridge English Dictionary). Bullying may be subtle or overt, and may hurt others physically or emotionally.
The main types of bullying are:
- Verbal bullying, which includes teasing/taunting, name-calling, passing inappropriate remarks, insulting, abusing or threatening to cause harm.
- Physical bullying, which includes hitting, kicking, pushing, pinching, biting, scratching, tripping or damaging property.
- Social bullying, which includes damaging someone’s reputation, causing humiliation, lying / spreading rumours, excluding someone and encouraging others to do the same, and negative facial or physical gestures.
- Cyber bullying, which, The Cyber Bullying Research Centre defines as “intentional and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, phones and other electronic devices”, and includes abusive, threatening or hurtful texts / emails / posts / images / videos, nasty gossip or rumours, deliberately excluding others online, imitating others online or using their log-ins.
According to the HEC Policy on Protection against Sexual Harassment:
- “Sexual harassment” means any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favours or other verbal or written communication or physical conduct of a sexual nature, or sexually demeaning attitudes.
- It may be overt or subtle, and ranges from visual signals or gestures to verbal abuse to physical contact along with hand or sign language to denote sexual activity, persistent and unwelcome flirting.
- Sexual Exploitation, i.e. taking of actions that violate the sexual privacy of others or taking sexual advantage of another, is prohibited.
- Other unwelcome behaviours are also prohibited if (i) they are based on an individual’s sex or gender (ii) are persistent or highly serious and (iii) create an atmosphere which is intimidating or hostile. These include but are not limited to lewd remarks or gestures, highly offensive jokes of a sexual nature, commenting inappropriately about another’s body, and stalking.
Bullying and harassment are serious offences. Students should treat others the way they wish to be treated themselves. Complaints related to bullying / harassment will be taken very seriously, investigated thoroughly and acted upon accordingly.
We welcome and encourage students / parents / guardians to communicate their concerns to us, and assure them that we will try to respond to them efficiently and take action where appropriate.
We encourage students / parents / guardians to give their names and relevant details while registering complaints, and assure them that their concern / complaint will be treated with confidentiality, involving only the senior management and those directly involved, and not affect the student coming forward with the complaint adversely.
Complainants may choose to remain anonymous; however, they should note that it may not be possible to investigate or take action against an anonymous complaint.
Apart from the rules outlined in this document, any action risking / damaging the reputation of or negatively impacting the school (whether on or off campus, during or outside school hours) will be considered a violation of school rules.