Discipline Policy

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BHA Updated – September 2020

GENERAL PROVISIONS

The mission of the BHA discipline policy is to inspire excellence in character and action according to the Quran and Sunnah. This will be achieved through character development (Tarbiyah), reflection, guidance, and accountability. The basic principle of our discipline policy is to ensure the safety of the children and to provide an opportunity for the enrichment of their learning process. 

 

BHA Codes of Conduct

BHA K1 – “Respecting Authority and Rules”

  • Honor the Dress Code 
  • Only bring school supplies on campus; keep all electronic devices away unless expressly permitted otherwise. 
  • Remain obedient to staff and comply with school rules. 
  • Remain in specified, designated areas at all times. 
  • Be respectful and obedient to faculty at all times. 
  • Follow instructions and teacher’s directions at all times. 

 

  1. BHA K2 – “Manners of Speech”
    • Students are expected to speak with excellence at all times. 
  2. BHA K3 – “Conflict Resolution”
    • Students are expected to take positive, proactive steps to discussing, reforming, and resolving any conflict between themselves and faculty by using the means available to them.
  3. BHA K4 – “Respecting Each other”
    • Be respectful of classmates at all times, physically and verbally. 
    • Students are expected to be honest, courteous, and kind to each other at all times, per Student Policies. 
    • Take care of BHA Property during on campus; students should never take anything from BHA, Faculty, or Students, at all times. 
    • Respect the building, grounds, and property. 
    • Keep the campus free from trash and graffiti
    • Do not vandalize school property (lockers, desks, buildings, bathroom, etc.)
  4. BHA K5 – “Self-Respect”
    • Students are to act with academic integrity at all times. 
    • Students are required to be on time and present during class unless given a written excuse.

BHA Virtual Classroom Conduct 

In order for a virtual classroom session to be educationally effective for students, all students should abide by a standard set of rules. The following rules govern student conduct in the BHA virtual classroom. 

  • Students’ written and oral communications must be free of vulgar, belittling, or offensive language, or any other forms of bullying. Students’ communications with BHA faculty and staff must be polite and courteous. The tone of emails and phone conversations must be respectful. 
  • Students are responsible for proper behavior during online learning. Examples of unacceptable content or behavior may include, but are not limited to, sexual comments or images, racial slurs, gender-specific comments, or any other comments or images that could reasonably offend someone on the basis of race, age, sex, religious or political beliefs, national origin, disability, disturbing the virtual learning environment in any way, unmuting yourself when your teacher has placed you on mute, recording any class session and transmitting it or not dressed properly for class. 
  • Students must abide by rules, policies, and procedures established by each class/subject teacher. 
  • Students who violate the virtual classroom rules of conduct will be warned by the teacher to correct the behavior and/or may be prohibited from attending the live sessions for the rest of the semester depending on the level of the infraction. Students will still be responsible for turning assignments on due dates. 
  • Students are NOT to share the link to any class with non BHA students under any circumstances. Students who are proved to do this will not be allowed to attend live classes and will have other disciplinary consequences according to BHA policies. Access to remote learning must be used in a responsible, safe, efficient, ethical, and legal manners. 

Discipline Policy – Levels of Infractions 

  • Level I – Actions that hinders the orderly conduct of classroom or school. 
  • Level II – Conduct that expresses poor character without causing physical harm.
  • Level III – Conduct that is potentially threatening to life, and/or causes injury, health, and/or morality and/or damaging to property
  • Level IV – Conduct that is serious and/or illegal are classified as Conduct Detrimental. All of the following infractions are a one time only and do no need any other infractions to enforce the discipline policy. The administration has the right to take immediate action as needed to protect the Academy, Students, and Staff.  

Bullying / Cyber Bullying 

  • BHA strives to provide a safe, positive learning climate for students in the school. Therefore, it shall be the policy of BHA to maintain an educational environment in which bullying and cyberbullying in any form is not tolerated.
  • All forms of bullying and cyberbullying by students are hereby prohibited. Anyone who engages in bullying or cyberbullying in violation of this policy shall be subject to appropriate discipline.
  • Students who have been bullied or cyber bullied shall promptly report such incidents to any staff member.
  • Complaints of bullying or cyberbullying shall be investigated promptly, and corrective action shall be taken when a complaint is verified. Neither reprisals nor retaliation shall occur as a result of the submission of a complaint.
  • BHA shall annually inform students that bullying or cuber bullying will not be tolerated.   

 

Academic Honesty

  • BHA does not tolerate academic dishonesty (Cheating or plagiarism), takes the integrity and authenticity of student work seriously and checks on it periodically using a variety of technologies.
  • Copy the work of others allowing other to knowingly copy a student’s work, and/or misusing content from the internet could result in getting a zero for the assignments or ay additional consequences according to the severity of the infraction. Students are expected to abide by the Academic Integrity Policy mentioned in the Students’ handbook. 
  • With the teacher’s approval and after proper investigation by the dean, students may have the opportunity to re-submit the assignment or complete an additional assignment to make up lost points.    

 

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