11710 Hunters Lane

Rockville, Maryland 20852-2363
301-881-1400
 • Fax: 301-230-1986 (office)
301-230-1984 (guidance)

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UPPER SCHOOL CALENDAR .....................................www.cesjds.org
Upper School Campus
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
11710 Hunters Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20852-2363
Telephone Directory
2010-2011
Main Number ................................................................... 301-881-1400
Recorded information concerning changes in:
F Cancellation of Events
F Committee Meetings
F Opening and Closing of School
Athletic Hotline ................................................................ 301-692-4989
After School Emergencies Only . . ................... 301-881-1400 ext 2911
PTO ................................................................................ pta@cesjds.org
Student Absence Line Before Offices Open ........................ 301-692-4903
Transportation Office ........................................................ 301-692-4851
Voice Mail (VM) ..................................................... 301-881-1400 + ext #
Guidance Office FAX Machine ........................................... 301-230-1984
Upper School FAX Machine ............................................... 301-230-1986
Lower School Campus
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
1901 E. Jefferson Street
Rockville, Maryland 20852-4029
Lower School Office ........................................................... 301-881-1400
Business Office ................................................................. 301-692-4880
Chief Operating Officer .................................................... 301-692-4802
Head of School .................................................................. 301-692-4801
This parent/student handbook/calendar is intended to be used as a guide for finding general information,
for understanding policies and procedures, and for being aware of events and activities for the Upper
School. The document is as comprehensive and accurate as was possible at the time of printing. However,
it is important to understand that the dates and/or inclusion of specific activities is subject to change.
Furthermore, it is necessary to realize that no one document can satisfy every issue that might arise.
Being that this handbook/calendar, its contents and format are reviewed throughout the school year
input is welcome.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS


IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS………………………………Inside Front Cover
MISSION STATEMENT……………………………………………………………. 1
INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………. 2
GENERAL GUIDELINES………………………………………………………….. 3
COMMUNICATION INFORMATION…………….……………………………….4
UPPER-SCHOOL ACADEMIC PROCEDURES……………………………….. 8
STUDENT SERVICES…………………………………………………………….12
ACADEMIC PROGRAM…………………………………………………………. 15
COMMUNITY SERVICE…………………………………………………………. 19
SAFETY AND SECURITY……………………………………………………….. 19
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND ATHLETICS…………………………. 21
DAILY SCHEDULE………………………………………………………………. 22
ADMISSIONS, RE-ENROLLMENT AND WITHDRAWAL…………………. 28
RELIGIOUS AND SCHOOL LIFE …………………………………………….. 29
BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE…………………………………….….……….. 33
DIRECTORY……………………………………………………………………….. 40
STUDENT GOVERNMENTS……………………………………………………. 42
SCHEDULES………………………………………………………………………. 43
2010-2011 ACADEMIC CALENDAR……………………………….Back Cover
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MISSION STATEMENT

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School of Greater Washington is an
independent, community day school, serving students from kindergarten through
twelfth grade. The School is dedicated to creating an environment in which
students can grow to their fullest potential as responsible and dedicated members
of the Jewish people and of American society. Based on six basic Jewish precepts,
the Mission of our School is to teach its students:

Torah L=shmah
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to become lifelong learners inspired by a love of
Alearning for the sake of learning@ through a rigorous,
comprehensive academic program of General and
Judaic studies which places a priority on critical,
independent and creative thought and expression.

Ahavat Torah
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to understand and appreciate the wisdom, spiritual
depth and ethical guidance of Judaism.

K=dushah
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to understand and appreciate the perception of God=s
presence in the awe and wonder of our world, and
how we can sanctify our lives through the practice
and experience of the Mitzvot.

Ahavat Yisrael
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to form an inextricable bond with the Jewish people -
past, present and future - to foster a sense of
commitment to the State of Israel, and to appreciate
and master the Hebrew language as the language of
the Jewish people.

V=ahavta L=rayacha
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to create a caring, moral community based upon the
concepts of B=tzelem Elokim (each individual is
created in the image of God) and Derekh Eretz
(ethical decency) in which members respect each
other=s uniqueness and preciousness and are
responsible for each other and the community.

Tikun Olam
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to be passionate about preserving God=s world and
making it a more compassionate, just and peaceful
place through individual and collective commitment
to programs of social action and public policy.



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Wit hout Torah t here is no derekh eret z, wit hout derekh eret z t here is no
Torah.

Avot 3: 21


Welcome t o t he 2010- 2011 academic year! Our learning
communit y, comprising over six hundred st udent s and
over one hundred st aff people, inhabit s a beaut iful and
st at e- of- t he- art campus on spacious grounds. We can
flourish in our beaut iful home and maint ain it s beaut y
t hrough our commit ment t o derekh eret z ( et hical
behavior) —a cornerst one principle of Jewish t eaching,
and hence of t his school.

This Upper School St udent / Parent Handbook and
Calendar—imbued wit h t he spirit of derekh eret z—
provides t he school communit y wit h informat ion about
t he way ( derekh) we operat e so t hat educat ion can t ake
place in an environment most conducive t o learning.

St udent s and parent s are expect ed carefully t o review t he
general guidelines and procedures and t he calendar of
event s. Updat ed calendar informat ion is available on t he
School’s websit e t hroughout t he year.


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GENERAL GUI DELI NES

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Who i s honor ed? One w ho honor s ot her s. Avot 4: 1

The Charles E. Smit h Jewish Day School is known in Hebrew as Beit Midrash Tzuriel. As a beit midrash, a
house of st udy, t he inst it ut ion is dedicat ed t o t he cent ral Jewish t eaching t hat st udy and et hical behavior
are inseparable—each informs t he ot her as our st udent s move t hrough life experiences and as t hey learn
how t o become responsible people who exercise good j udgment . I n order t o be ready for learning in t his
school communit y, a cert ain basic underst anding of respect ful behavior is necessary.

Respect f or ot her s and sel f ;&*9"% $&",
( Kev od habr i y ot )

While on school grounds or at a school- relat ed act ivit y, t he School expect s st udent s t o show t hrough t heir
personal behavior t hat self- respect and respect for ot hers must be combined t o creat e a healt hy school
communit y. The School recognizes t hat conduct at non- school act ivit ies is t he responsibilit y of parent s
and st udent s, and t hat t he School bears no responsibilit y when supervision is not being provided by t he
School. However, as part of our commit ment t o maint aining a safe, caring communit y, t he School is
concerned wit h t he conduct of st udent s at all t imes and reserves t he right t o t ake act ion in response t o
episodes t hat t ake place away from t he school campus or out side t he school day. The School as a
learning communit y and as a communal inst it ut ion st rives t o be a model for upst anding behavior.

Respect f or l ear ni ng and Judai sm %9&;% $&",
( Kev od hat or ah)
The School’s sacred mission t o promot e learning and discovery and commit ment t o Jewish t radit ion in an
et hical cont ext can succeed only when st udent s show unqualified commit ment t o t his t ask t hrough t heir
fulfillment of t he obligat ions t hey carry as st udent s at CESJDS.

I n general, kevod habriyot and kevod hat orah are shown when st udent s:

• are considerat e and friendly t o one anot her, respect ful t o st aff, and court eous and helpful t o
guest s.
• are t rut hful and honest in all mat t ers.
• bring honor t o t he School and t hemselves when t hey represent t he School while part icipat ing in
t rips, conferences, at hlet ic and scholast ic t eams, performances, and communit y service.
• uphold t he School’s reput at ion when out in t he communit y.
• report t o school and classes on t ime and leave t he building when finished wit h t heir official school-
relat ed act ivit ies.
• dress in a manner t hat communicat es respect for oneself, respect for t he communit y, and respect
for learning.
• are respect ful of t he common Jewish t radit ions t hat shape school life and of t he diversit y of
pract ice maint ained by individual members of t he school communit y.
• show respect for school propert y by doing t heir part t o keep t he School and campus at t ract ive and
lit t er- free.

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Et hi cal behavi or comes bef or e st udy . Rabbi Judah Loew of Pr ague


Et hical, respect ful and responsible behaviors are prerequisit es t o learning, and t he Charles E. Smit h
Jewish Day School communit y expect s t hose behaviors from all of it s members. To t hat end, t he School
has developed a specific list of behavioral expect at ions t hat set t he proper t one for a school and can
serve as a guide for st udent s in t heir present and fut ure dealings wit h t he world- at - large. Wit h t he
underst anding t hat none of us is perfect , t he School has creat ed a formal syst em t o help st udent s learn
how t o exercise bet t er j udgment in t heir decision- making. Cent ral t o t he School’s philosophy is t he

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not ion of t he Jewish concept of t eshuvah—t he capabilit y t hat a person has t o learn from her/ his act ions
and t heir consequences, correct his/ her behavior and make amends. A st udent ’s success in t he School
is dependent on her/ his abilit y consist ent ly t o observe t he School’s st andards and rules, and when t he
occasion arises, t o carry t hrough on a plan t o alt er inappropriat e behavior.

All st udent s are expect ed t o observe t he School’s st andards and rules described in t his Handbook, as well
as t hose announced eit her in school or t hrough writ t en communit cat ion during t he school year. The
School will act t o discipline any st udent s whose conduct violat es t hese rules and st andards while on
campus or at any school- relat ed act ivit y, and t he School reserves t he right t o t ake act ion in response t o
violat ions t hat t ake place off- campus or at non- school- relat ed act ivit ies as well.

We hav e al w ay s t ak en pr i de i n t he par t ner shi p w e have w i t h our par ent s. Wi t h t hat i n mi nd,
w e encour age our par ent s t o k eep communi cat i on open w i t h ot her par ent s and w i t h us by
r epor t i ng any suspi ci ous or unaccept abl e behav i or . As al w ays, our mai n concer n i s t he saf et y
and w el l - bei ng of al l of our st udent s. ( See page 33 f or Behav i or and Di sci pl i ne. )


COMMUNI CATI ON I NFORMATI ON

Communi cat i on bet w een Fami l i es and School

Requi r ed For ms
The School requires t he following updat ed forms t o be on file before t he st art of t he academic year:
• Emergency I nformat ion Form
• The Permission for Emergency Medical Treat ment : I n School & Out of School Act ivit ies
I n addit ion, t he Upper School requires t hat all sevent h graders and all lat eral ent ries in grades 8- 12
undergo a complet e physical examinat ion by t heir personal physician. The School mandat es t hat scoliosis
screening be part of t hat physical examinat ion.

St udent s w i l l not r ecei v e t hei r l ock er i nf or mat i on or t hei r schedul es i f al l r equi r ed f or ms have
not been r ecei ved.

I f any informat ion on a st udent ’s emergency form changes during t he year, it is imperat ive t hat t he office
be cont act ed immediat ely. Likewise, if a family’s address is list ed in t he school direct ory incorrect ly, t he
office should be cont act ed immediat ely

Mai l and Fax
The mailing address for t he Upper School is: Charles E. Smit h Jewish Day School, Lerner Family Upper
School Campus, 11710 Hunt ers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852.

The Upper School Administ rat ive fax number is 301- 230- 1986, and t he Upper School Guidance fax
number is 301- 230- 1984. When sending a fax, a cover sheet should be sent wit h t he name of t he
int ended recipient .

The address for t he school- wide administ rat ive offices and t he Lower School is: 1901 East Jefferson St . ,
Rockville, MD 20852. Faxes for t he school- wide administ rat ion should be sent t o 301- 984- 7834.

Each st aff member has a mailbox. Parent s and st udent s who wish t o leave an it em for a st aff member
should leave it wit h t he recept ionist . I f a st udent chooses t o place a paper or an assignment in a
t eacher’s box, t he st udent should ret ain an ext ra copy.

I f email or post al mail from t he School is not being delivered properly, please cont act t he Upper School
office.

Tel ephone and Voi ce Mai l
The School t elephone number is 301- 881- 1400. The t wo campuses share a phone syst em. Voicemail
ext ensions are available on t he websit e.


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All offices have ext ensions and voicemail syst ems. Teachers share ext ensions but have privat e voice-
mail boxes. During t he day office ext ensions or voicemail boxes can be accessed t hrough t he main
number ( 301- 881- 1400) and t he ext ension. Parent s and st udent s should not call st aff at home or on
t heir cell phones.

I f a voicemail message is left and t he call is not ret urned t he next business day, parent s should cont act
t he administ rat ion.

The Upper School has developed a communicat ion guide t o help parent s det ermine whom t o call when a
problem arises. ( See Communicat ion Guide, p. 6- 8.)

Emai l
All st aff members can be reached by email. Most CESJDS email addresses are t he st aff member’s first
init ial and last name @cesj ds. org.

St udent Pack ages
I f parent s drop off lunches or ot her packages for a st udent , t he packages should be left at t he Securit y
Guard’s desk. St udent s are expect ed t o check t he Securit y Guard’s st at ion if t hey have left somet hing at
home.

Dai l y Announcement s
Announcement s will be delivered over t he PA and/ or t elevision syst em during t he first academic period of
t he day.

St udent Use of Tel ephones and Copy Machi nes
Office t elephones are only for official school business or for st udent emergencies. When a st udent has an
emergency or is ill, s/ he must call home from t he nurse’s office or t he Upper School office.

The copy machines in t he office and in t he st aff copy room are for st aff use only. No st udent is allowed
in t he st aff copy room at any t ime. There is a copy machine in t he library for st udent use for a small per
copy fee.

Vi si t i ng School
Adult visit ors t o t he School should ent er t hrough t he main ent rance and obt ain a Guest pass.

Parking is limit ed in t he CESJDS lot . Parent s should park in t he lot in front of t he t ennis court s. The main
lot is reserved for facult y and st aff.

Obser v i ng Cl asses
Parent s are formally invit ed t o an Open House Thursday, November 11
t h
, 2010, t he federal holiday of
Vet erans Day. Parent s are welcome t o observe classes at any t ime, but t hey must cont act t he Middle
School Direct or ( grades 7- 8) or t he Dean of St udent s ( grades 9- 12) so t hat arrangement s can be made.

Conf er ences
Parent s of st udent s in grades 7- 11 are formally invit ed for parent - t eacher conferences on Thursday,
December 9 and Friday, December 10, 2010. An email describing t he procedures will be sent out during
t he first t rimest er. Parent s are asked t o adhere t o t he guidelines so t hat conferences can run as
smoot hly as possible.

Parent s may request a conference about t heir child’s progress at any t ime. Parent s should cont act
individual t eachers or t he st udent ’s Guidance Counselor t o make an appoint ment .




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Communi cat i on Gui de

Of f i ce St af f
The Upper School office st aff can answer quest ions relat ed t o daily event s and rout ine procedures, and
t hey will direct calls t o t he appropriat e individuals when necessary. I n addit ion, if a parent is t rying t o
reach an individual who is not available and immediat e assist ance is needed, he/ she should leave t he
message wit h t he office st aff.

Teacher s
As t rained professionals, t eachers monit or a st udent ’s progress and assess her/ his achievement in a
number of areas: specific subj ect mat t er, general academic issues, and social mat urat ion. Teachers will
meet wit h parent s in December, maint ain ongoing communicat ion t hroughout t he school year, and issue
a grade each t rimest er/ quart er/ semest er ( depending upon t he course) . Communicat ions from t eachers
may t ake t he form of phone calls ( during school hours) , elect ronic st udent updat e forms, int erim report s
or ot her emails.

I f y ou hav e a quest i on about y our chi l d’ s pr ogr ess i n one cl ass, pl ease cont act y our chi l d’ s
t eacher , pr ef er abl y by emai l . By communicat ing direct ly wit h a t eacher in an open and respect ful
manner, a parent can generally solve a problem wit h anot her adult who sees t he child several days a
week. I f it appears t hat a part icular issue is beyond t he scope of t he t eacher’s area, t he t eacher will likely
consult wit h ot her members of our educat ional t eam, such as Depart ment Chairs, Guidance Counselors,
or Administ rat ors. As bot h school and home are concerned wit h children becoming more independent ,
t eachers and parent s should work t oget her t o encourage direct st udent - t eacher communicat ion.
Teachers will work wit h parent s t o help st udent s develop skills in t aking responsibilit y and advocat ing on
t heir own behalf.

Depar t ment Chai r s
The Depart ment Chair oversees curriculum and inst ruct ion in a subj ect mat t er. Depart ment Chairs are
t eam leaders who meet wit h t eachers regularly ( individually and in groups) t o evaluat e curriculum, t o
discuss approaches t o t eaching, and t o share ideas in a professional and collegial manner. Through
rout ine visit s t o classes, Depart ment Chairs develop a broad overview of t he t eaching and learning in t he
depart ment . I n part nership wit h t he administ rat ive inst ruct ional t eam, Depart ment Chairs conduct
t eacher evaluat ions according t o a set schedule and following t he procedures developed by t he
administ rat ion. A parent should cont act t he Depart ment Chair when s/ he has a quest ion about t he ent ire
program in t he subj ect area ( alt hough a child’s t eacher would be able t o answer most quest ions of t his
t ype) , about t he hist ory of a child’s progress in t his area of st udy, or on issues of course placement .
Somet imes a parent ( and/ or st udent ) may not communicat e effect ively wit h a t eacher. I n such a case, a
Depart ment Chair, like a Guidance Counselor, is in a posit ion t o facilit at e t he discussion bet ween home
and school, t eacher and st udent .

Gui dance Counsel or s
The Guidance Counselor is responsible for monit oring t he st udent ’s overall academic and social well-
being in school. A st udent will have one formal meet ing wit h her/ his Counselor t oward t he beginning of
t he year, and at least one ( informal or formal) opport unit y t o t ouch base lat er in t he year. Likewise,
Guidance Counselors make sure t hat t hey have spoken t o parent s ( formally or informally) at least t wice
during t he year. I n addit ion, t he Counselors read all of a st udent ’s academic progress report s and
st andardized t est scores.

I f y ou hav e concer ns i n gener al about y our chi l d’ s pr ogr ess, pl ease cont act t he Gui dance
Counsel or , w ho w i l l gat her i nf or mat i on f r om al l t he t eacher s and r espond t o y ou w i t h
f eedback , suggest i ons and r ecommendat i ons. The Gui dance Counsel or w i l l al so coor di nat e
any meet i ngs t hat mi ght be needed. Pl ease do not cont act each t eacher i ndi vi dual l y . Like our
t eachers, Guidance Counselors view t hemselves as part of an educat ional t eam. When necessary,
Guidance Counselors will discuss issues wit h t eachers, Depart ment Chairs, and Administ rat ors in order t o
work out a solut ion t o a part icular problem.


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As part of our philosophy of helping st udent s grow int o t heir own, Guidance Counselors will oft en direct
st udent s t o discuss concerns direct ly wit h t heir t eachers in a respect ful, honest , and mat ure manner.

Col l ege Counsel or s
College counselors, under t he supervision of t he Direct or of College Guidance ( Ms. Susan Rexford) , work
wit h st udent s in grades 11 and 12. They are responsible for ensuring t hat our st udent s are counseled,
support ed and posit ioned t o pursue out st anding post - secondary opport unit ies. College counselors work
wit h st udent s t o ident ify colleges, universit ies, and ot her post - secondary programs t o which t hey will
apply, and t hey help st udent s navigat e t he applicat ion process. They also act as advocat es on behalf of
our School and our st udent s in t heir dealings wit h college and universit y represent at ives.

Educat i onal Suppor t Ser v i ces Facul t y
St udent s wit h document ed learning needs may be eligible for cert ain services provided by t he School.
The Educat ional Support Services t eachers are in frequent cont act wit h t hese st udent s in t heir St ruct ured
St udy Halls and also wit h t heir t eachers, Guidance Counselors, and parent s. I n addit ion, t he members of
t he Educat ional Support Services facult y are prepared t o serve as resources for t eachers, Guidance
Counselors, and parent s of st udent s who are not in t he program. The Educat ional Support Services
Depart ment Chair ( Ms. Susan Zuckerman) will handle all issues regarding st andardized t est ing for
st udent s in t he Educat ional Support Services Program.

Di r ect or of Jew i sh Li f e ( Ms. Mi r i am St ei n)
The Direct or of Jewish Life oversees t he celebrat ory, experient ial Judaic programming t hat t akes place
out side t he classroom. She plans holiday celebrat ions and Shabbat onim ( Shabbat ret reat s) and works
wit h st udent s t o design many co- curricular act ivit ies. The Direct or is prepared t o answer any quest ions
regarding t he co- curricular program, is int erest ed in hearing feedback and suggest ions, and is happy t o
hear from parent s who wish t o get involved in school programs.

Di r ect or of Ar t s Educat i on ( Dr . Dav i d Sol omon)
The Direct or of Art s Educat ion oversees all Art s- relat ed programming in t he School. This includes t he
st udent Theat er program, Art s- t hemed field t rips, st udent Art s exhibit ions, and t he int egrat ion of t he Art s
int o t he classroom. He also serves as Chair of t he Upper School Art s depart ment , overseeing curriculum
and inst ruct ion in visual art s, music, phot ography, and relat ed areas.

Upper School Admi ssi ons Di r ect or ( Ms. Robi n Shapi r o)
The Admissions Direct or conduct s t ours and int erviews for prospect ive st udent s and t heir families,
oversees t est ing for incoming st udent s, and addresses issues relat ing t o st udent ret ent ion. She helps
new st udent s t ransit ion easily int o t he Upper School and follows t heir progress t hroughout t heir first
year, and she works wit h t he Counselors t o coordinat e parent educat ion programs. She also serves as
liaison t o t he families of I sraeli st udent s enrolled in t he Upper School.

Di r ect or of At hl et i cs ( Mr . Mi chael Ri l ey )
The Direct or of At hlet ics provides administ rat ive direct ion and oversight for all middle school and high
school int erscholast ic at hlet ic programs, facilit ies, and act ivit ies. The Direct or’s responsibilit ies also
include supervision of full- and part - t ime coaches and t he cert ified at hlet ic t rainer. All st udent at hlet es will
receive an At hlet ic Handbook cont aining addit ional informat ion about t he at hlet ics program.

Mi ddl e School Di r ect or ( Ms. Joan Vander Wal de)
The Middle School Direct or is responsible for t he overall school program for 7
t h
and 8
t h
grade st udent s,
ensuring t hat it addresses t he unique needs and well- being of early adolescent s. She direct s
development of t he middle school communit y, schedule, and int erdisciplinary facult y t eams. The
Direct or supervises middle school inst ruct ion, expect at ions of st udent s, communicat ions regarding
st udent s’ progress and school programs. Parent s may cont act t he Middle School Direct or when t hey
have quest ions concerning policies, programs and procedures.



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Assi st ant Mi ddl e School Di r ect or ( Ms. I l ana Li pman)
The Assist ant Middle School Direct or is responsible for working wit h t he Middle School Direct or t o
develop and implement t he academic and co- curricular program for 7
t h
and 8
t h
grade st udent s. She
focuses in part icular on organizing t rips, special event s, and ot her communit y- building act ivit ies for
t he Middle School.

Academi c Dean
The Academic Dean is primarily responsible for guiding t he development of t he Upper School’s
educat ional program, and for t he hiring, supervision, and evaluat ion of facult y. The Academic Dean
serves as t he t eam leader of t he Depart ment Chairs and oversees t he development of curriculum. The
Academic Dean, in consult at ion wit h t he Dean of St udent s, is responsible for mat t ers pert aining t o t he
academic int egrit y of t he Upper School program.

Dean of St udent s ( Ms. Rosl y n Si egel Landy )
The Dean of St udent s is responsible for t he overall well- being of st udent s in t he school Her main
responsibilit ies are t o supervise t he Guidance depart ment , t o develop t he school schedule, t o maint ain
t he class assignment s and act ivit ies calendars, t o direct t he high school st udent assessment and progress
report procedures, and t o plan Graduat ion and ot her Senior Class act ivit ies. Parent s should call t he Dean
of St udent s when t hey have quest ions pert aining t o t he high school program.

Pr i nci pal ( Dr . Mi chael Kay )
The Principal is responsible for overseeing all element s of t he Upper School program. He works closely
wit h t he Head of School t o design and implement an inspiring educat ional vision, and he collaborat es
wit h t he facult y and administ rat ion t o guide t he academic, Judaic, and programmat ic life of t he School.
He chairs bot h t he Administ rat ive Team and t he Academic Council, convening bot h groups regularly for
discussions about academic policy, curriculum, inst ruct ional issues, and st udent welfare concerns. The
Principal also supervises hiring and personnel mat t ers.


UPPER- SCHOOL ACADEMI C PROCEDURES
Changes i n Academi c Pr ogr am
Changes in a st udent ’s academic schedule must be made prior t o t he Drop/ Add deadline and must be
made in consult at ion wit h a Guidance Counselor, a Depart ment Chair, t he Middle School Direct or or t he
Dean of St udent s. Request s for lat eral moves or changes of t eacher wit hin t he same course cannot be
grant ed.

Under some circumst ances and wit h t he consent of an administ rat or, st udent s may be permit t ed t o drop
an elect ive during t he first four weeks of a quart er/ t rimest er.

I f a senior chooses t o drop a course, s/ he must remember t hat seniors may have only one ( 1) free
period.

I f a st udent drops an elect ive aft er t he four ( 4) week deadline, t he course will be list ed on t he st udent ' s
t ranscript wit h t he grade t o t hat point , accompanied by t he not at ion, "Wit hdrawn. "


Assi gnment Schedul e and Ex ami nat i ons
Homew or k
Homework is an essent ial act ivit y in t he learning process. Teachers assign homework t o reinforce work
done in t he classroom, t o provide opport unit ies for independent learning, t o st rengt hen concept and skill
development and t o provide enrichment .

St udent s should expect t hat homework will be assigned, reviewed and evaluat ed on a regular basis.
Middle School st udent s who do not complet e t heir work may be assigned a supervised st udy/ work period
during lunch or Club Period.

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Teachers will post homework assignment s on t heir websit es. St udent s are responsible for all work
assigned in class whet her or not it is post ed on t he web.

Teachers may require st udent s t o submit work by email. Work must be submit t ed via email by t he st art
of t he class period on t he day it is due. St udent s should also bring t o class a hard copy of any work t hat
was submit t ed by email.

St udent s are expect ed t o bring homework t o class. I f a st udent leaves school early or arrives lat e,
homework must be t urned in t hat day direct ly t o t he t eacher.

St udent s are expect ed t o t ake t est s/ quizzes on t he day t hey are scheduled. I f a st udent leaves school
early or arrives lat e and misses an assigned t est / quiz; t he st udent is expect ed t o t ake t he t est / quiz on
t he assigned dat e ( before school if s/ he is leaving early or aft er school if s/ he arrived lat e t o school) .

I n order t o allow for j oyful celebrat ion of Jewish holidays, t he School has developed a number of
guidelines concerning assignment s over t hese days:
• No homework ( including reading) is assigned over Jewish holidays.
• No t est s or proj ect s are given during Chol Hamoed Sukkot ( t he I nt ermediat e Days of
Sukkot ) . A small amount of writ t en homework may be given during Chol Hamoed. I f a
st udent misses a t est prior t o Sukkot s/ he has t he opt ion of making up t he t est during Chol
Hamoed or wait ing unt il aft er t he holiday.
• No long t erm assignment s may be due t he day aft er a Jewish holiday.
• No t est s and quizzes are scheduled for t he day aft er a Jewish holiday.
• No long t erm assignment s are due immediat ely aft er Passover. Long t erm assignment s
during t he t hird t rimest er of year- long courses are eit her complet ed before t he Passover
break or are assigned aft er t he Passover break. Assignment of reading is permit t ed over Chol
Hamoed Pesach ( t he I nermediat e Days of Passover) .

Test and Assi gnment Schedul e
St udent s in t he Upper School may have a maximum of t wo t est s, t wo maj or assignment s due or a t est
and a maj or assignment / proj ect due on one day. A maj or assignment includes a paper, a draft of a
paper, or a proj ect . There may be a maximum of five ( 5) exams and/ or maj or assignment s in any week
( four for Middle School. ) A “ maj or assignment ” is one t hat requires a week’s wort h of work. There can be
no t wo- day t est s, nor can t here be a t est and a maj or assignment in t he same class wit hin five
consecut ive school days.

St udent s may not have t wo t est s/ maj or assignment s from t he same discipline during t he same week.

A st udent will be given at least five ( 5) school days’ not ice before a t est . Teachers will sign- up for
t est s/ maj or assignment s on t he official assignment calendar, which is available t hrough t he websit e.
Alt hough t eachers will inform st udent s in class of upcoming t est s/ assignment s, st udent s should regularly
check t he websit e. St udent s who have a t est ing/ assignment conflict should see t he Dean of St udent s or
Middle School Direct or at least one day before t he dat e of t he conflict ; ot herwise no act ion will be t aken.

Test s, proj ect s and/ or assignment s are never scheduled on t he day aft er a Jewish holiday. I n addit ion,
t here is no work assigned during t he breaks bet ween t he first and second t rimest ers and bet ween t he
second and t hird t rimest ers. See Homework policy for furt her informat ion.

Hi gh School Ex t ensi on Passes
Our program requires t hat st udent s commit t ime in t he evenings and Sundays t o st udy and t o prepare
assignment s or proj ect s. At t he same t ime, t he school recognizes t hat st udent s have co- curricular and
out side obligat ions t hat somet imes int erfere wit h t heir abilit y t o complet e all work in a t imely manner. I n
most cases, st udent s can part icipat e in family event s and co- curricular act ivit ies and st ill get t he work
done. Conflict s bet ween t he t wo are somet imes unavoidable, but st udent s should not always have t o
forgo one for t he sake of t he ot her.


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As a t ool t o help st udent s balance t heir obligat ions and avoid academic overload, CESJDS issues
EXTENSI ON PASSES t o all high school st udent s. The following are t he rules t hat apply t o t his policy.
• Each high school st udent will have ONE ext ension pass per year in each academic class.
• St udent s must fill out t he ext ension pass form and submit it t o t he t eacher at least one
school day BEFORE t aking t he ext ension pass.
• Under ext enuat ing circumst ances onl y , if a st udent does not know t he day before, t he
st udent is t o fill out t he Ext enuat ing Circumst ances form and give it t o t he Dean of
St udent s t hat day. Passes t aken wit h ext enuat ing circumst ances will be reviewed by t he
administ rat ion for approval; approval is not guarant eed. A st udent may use one
ext enuat ing circumst ances ext ension pass in an academic year.
• The t eacher set s t he dat e for t he make- up t est / proj ect / quiz/ homework, any t ime from
t wo days t o five days aft er t he due dat e.
• I f more t han one st udent has t aken a "pass, " t he t eacher can require t hat all of t he
st udent s who used t he ext ension pass make up t he quiz/ t est at t he same make- up t ime.
• St udent s not t aking a t est / quiz will be sent eit her t o t he library or t o a st udy hall during
t he period.
• Ext ension passes cannot be t aken wit hin t wo days of wint er break or Pesach break. All
work must be made up by t he break, unless t here are ext enuat ing circumst ances t hat will
be addressed by t he administ rat ion. There will be a final dat e ( TBA) for ext ension passes
t owards t he end of t he t hird t rimest er.
• St udent s are responsible for knowing if t hey have or have not already t aken t he
ext ension pass. Any st udent who t akes an addit ional ext ension pass in t he same class will
receive a grade of zero for t hat assignment / quiz/ t est .
• Teachers may designat e cert ain t est s/ proj ect s/ assignment s for which st udent s may not
t ake an ext ension pass.

Gr adi ng and Repor t i ng St udent Pr ogr ess
The Upper School Academic calendar is divided int o t hree ( 3) t rimest ers for grades 7 - 11 and int o
( 4) four quart ers for high school elect ives and Judaic St udies courses. Report Cards are mailed home
t o parent s approximat ely t en ( 10) days following t he close of each marking period. I nt erim report s
are sent home midway t hrough each t rimest er t o inform parent s if a st udent is working at a “ C- “
level or below or if a st udent has shown a dramat ic drop in performance. I n addit ion, t eachers send
St udent Updat e forms at any t ime in t he t rimest er t o make parent s aware of a sudden drop in
performance, missed assignment s, and/ or poor t est / quiz result s. St udent Updat es are also sent t o
inform parent s of posit ive achievement s.

Let t er grades are det ermined in t he following manner.

A = 93- 100 C = 73- 76 LC = Loss of Credit
A- = 90- 92 C- = 70- 72 College Recommended Mark = 70
B+ = 87- 89 D+ = 67- 69
B = 83- 86 D = 60- 66 Our grading syst em does not recognize “ A+ ” or “ D- . ”
B- = 80- 82 F = Below 60 All grades of “ D” or above are passing grades.
C+ = 77- 79

Gr ade Poi nt Av er age
For t he purposes of honor roll, Dean of St udent s’ list , and ot her school honors, as well as for college
t ranscript s, t he School det ermines a st udent ’s grade point average in academic classes using a 4. 0
scale. I n high school, grades in honors and scholars classes are weight ed one point when calculat ing
t he GPA. CESJDS does not rank it s st udent s, as ranking does not fairly represent t he differences in
st udent s’ achievement in a small, highly academic program such as ours.

A 4. 0 B+ 3. 3 C+ 2. 3 D+ 1. 3
A- 3. 7 B 3. 0 C 2. 0 D 1. 0
B- 2. 7 C- 1. 7



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St udent Eval uat i on Schedul e - Cal endar
FI RST TRI MESTER August 31 - November 24, 2009
I nt erim Report Dat e Oct ober 19, 2010 ( t o Depart ment Chairs)
SECOND TRI MESTER November 29, 2010 – March 4, 2010
I nt erim Report Dat e Jan 18, 2011 ( t o Depart ment Chairs)
THI RD TRI MESTER March 5- June 17, 2011
I nt erim Report Dat e April 14, 2011 ( t o Depart ment Chairs)
Fi nal Ex ami nat i on Week f or Gr ades 9 - 11: June 13 - 17, 2011

Parent t eacher conferences for grades 7- 11 are scheduled for Thursday, December

9, 2010 and Friday,
December

10, 2010, t o afford parent s an opport unit y t o meet individually wit h t eachers.

I n lat e March, t eachers in full- year courses ( ot her t han elect ives and high school Judaic St udies
courses) writ e ext ensive St udent Report s. St udent report s for semest er- long Judaic St udies classes
are writ t en lat er in t he spring. These report s give each t eacher t he opport unit y t o communicat e
about a st udent ’s achievement beyond a let t er grade.

The Upper School Academic Calendar is divided int o semest ers for 9- 11 elect ives and Judaic St udies
courses and for t he st udent s in grade 12. Grades earned in semest er courses will be report ed on t he
t rimest er report s. I nt erim report s will be mailed home midway t hrough each quart er t o inform
parent s if a st udent is working at a “ C- “ level or below in a semest er course. I n addit ion, t eachers
send St udent Updat e forms at any t ime in t he quart er t o make parent s aware of a sudden drop in
performance, missed assignment and/ or poor t est / quiz result s. St udent Updat es are also sent t o
inform parent s of posit ive achievement s.


FI RST QUARTER August 31- November 9, 2010
I nt erim Report Dat e Oct ober 18, 2010 ( t o Depart ment Chairs)
SECOND QUARTER November 10, 2010 - January 21, 2011
I nt erim Report Dat e December 14, 2010 ( t o Depart ment Chairs)
THI RD QUARTER January 25 - March 29, 2011
I nt erim Report Dat e February 24, 2011 ( t o Depart ment Chairs)
FOURTH QUARTER March 30, 2011 - June 17, 2011
I nt erim Report Dat e May 6, 2011 ( t o Depart ment Chairs)

Fi nal Ex ami nat i on Dat es f or Gr ade 12: Januar y 31, Febr uar y 1 & 2, 2010

Academi c Honor s

Honor Rol l - Mi ddl e School
St udent s in grades 7 and 8 who earn a final academic average of 3. 50 wit h no grade lower t han a “ B- “
are eligible for t he Middle School Honor Roll at t he end of each academic year. A st udent who was
suspended during t he school year will not be eligible, nor will a st udent who has been lat e t o school more
t han fift een t imes during t he year. St udent s are not ified by a let t er from t he Middle School Direct or of
t heir out st anding achievement ; a copy of t he let t er is placed in t he st udent ’s file, and t his honor is
indicat ed on t he st udent ’s Middle School t ranscript . The Honor Roll is not published.

Dean of St udent s’ Li st - Hi gh School
St udent s in grades 9- 11 wit h a final weight ed academic average of 3. 75 and no grade lower t han a “ B”
for t he year are eligible for t he Dean of St udent s’ list at t he end of each academic year. A st udent who
was suspended during t he school year will not be eligible, nor will a st udent who has been lat e t o school
more t han fift een t imes during t he year. St udent s are not ified by let t er by t he Dean of St udent s of t heir

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out st anding achievement ; a copy of t he let t er is placed in t he st udent ’s, file and t his honor is indicat ed on
t he st udent ’s t ranscript . The Dean of St udent s’ list is not published.

Honor Soci et i es
Jour nal i sm: Quill & Scroll ( I nt ernat ional Journalism Honor Societ y) was founded in 1926 at t he
Universit y of I owa by a group of j ournalism t eachers who wished t o recognize and t o reward st udent s
who have consist ent ly demonst rat ed superior work in t he writ ing, edit ing, art , or business areas of t heir
publicat ions while maint aining high st andards in t heir academic achievement s. St udent s are nominat ed
by t he advisors t o The Lion’s Tale, Dimensions, and Reflect ions.

Romance Languages: St udent s enrolled in French, Spanish or Lat in can be nominat ed for t hree honor
societ ies by t he Romance Languages depart ment :

The Sociét é Honoraire de Français ( French Nat ional Honor Societ y) was est ablished by t he American
Associat ion of Teachers of French t o reward out st anding achievement in t he French Language,
Francophone cult ure and French Civilizat ion.

The Spanish Honor Societ y ( Don I saac Abravenel Chapt er) was founded by t he Associat ion of
Teachers of Spanish and Port uguese. The societ y select s st udent s who have shown out st anding
int erest and performance in t he st udy of Spanish.

The Lat in Honor Societ y was est ablished by t he American Classical League t o reward out st anding
achievement in Lat in and t he Roman cult ure.



STUDENT SERVI CES

Comput er Access
The Technology Cent er is open before school, at lunch t ime and aft er school. Use of t he comput ers is t o
be of an educat ional nat ure. The school is equipped wit h several hundred t ablet lapt op PCs, and t he
library and Technology Labs cont ain deskt op comput ers. Each st udent in t he Upper School is assigned a
username and password, as well as space on t he server for st orage of files.

St udent s must make t hemselves aware of t he rules and regulat ions est ablished by t he st aff for t he use of
any comput er on t he School’s net work. St udent s found t o be in violat ion of t hese rules will face having
t heir comput er privileges rest rict ed or denied. When appropriat e, furt her disciplinary act ion will be
imposed in accordance wit h school rules and/ or local, st at e and federal laws. See guidelines in “ Behavior
and Discipline” sect ion.

The school’s websit e has a secure sect ion for members of t he CESJDS communit y ( “ The Lion’s Den” ) t hat
can be accessed only wit h a password. Families will receive individual password informat ion; please keep
t his informat ion privat e.


Educat i onal Suppor t Ser v i ces
CESJDS is a highly academic college preparat ory school wit h a rigorous dual curriculum of general and
Judaic st udies. CESJDS welcomes st udent s wit h document ed learning and/ or language disabilit ies if it is
det ermined t hat t hose st udent s can be successful wit hin t he guidelines of t he dual curriculum
requirement s.

St r uct ur ed St udy Hal l s
St ruct ured St udy Halls provide experiences for st udent s t o acquire organizat ion and st udy skills for
independent and cooperat ive learning, gain academic self- confidence, have an opport unit y t o begin or
complet e ext ended t ime for exams, and t o be t ut ored by privat e t ut ors ( hired by t he parent s) . Learning
specialist s in St ruct ured St udy Hall classes rout inely check assignment books, help st udent s wit h t ime

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management , and provide mini st udy- skill lessons on not e t aking, t ext book reading, and t est
preparat ion. As st udent s mat ure, t hey are encouraged and expect ed t o t ake on increased responsibilit y
and gain self- monit oring and self- advocacy skills. St udent s in 7
t h
grade St ruct ured St udy Hall will also
receive ongoing st rat egy inst ruct ion in a number of areas in addit ion t o learning st udy and organizat ional
skills.

St r uct ur ed Sk i l l s Engl i sh
St ruct ured Skills English classes are offered in grades 7 and 8. They follow t he same lit erat ure and
writ ing curriculum as ot her English classes in t he grade; however, t here are fewer st udent s in each class,
and t here is an emphasis on skill building. I n addit ion, reading and writ ing assignment s are broken down
int o smaller unit s. Given a firm foundat ion, st udent s are t hen ready t o be mainst reamed int o regular
high school English classes. Any st udent in St ruct ured English must be enrolled concurrent ly in a
St ruct ure St udy Hall.

El i gi bi l i t y f or Pr ogr am
I n order t o be eligible for Educat ional Support Services in t he Upper School, st udent s must have a
complet e psycho- educat ional evaluat ion t hat includes cognit ive and achievement t est ing. This t ype of
evaluat ion provides valuable informat ion so t hat t he School can ascert ain t he specific educat ional
support s and accommodat ions warrant ed by t he st udent ’s individual learning needs. Test ing can be
done privat ely or, for some st udent s, t hrough Mont gomery Count y Public Schools. The lat t er opt ion is
cost - free, but it is done at t he discret ion of MCPS, whose personnel det ermine t est ing eligibilit y on a
case by case basis. The ESS Depart ment will be happy t o provide informat ion as t o how t o access
t hese services. Test ing is always required for placement in St ruct ured Skills English classes. I n limit ed
circumst ances, CESJDS will consider placement of some st udent s in St ruct ured St udy Hall wit hout
t est ing, on an individual basis. These decisions are made by t he Direct or of Educat ional Support
Services in collaborat ion wit h t he Upper School Administ rat ion and are generally limit ed t o st udent s
who are t ransit ioning int o our services, st udent s who need minimal support in St ruct ured St udy Hall
and will not receive ext ra t ime on t est s and st udent s whose financial circumst ances preclude t est ing at
t his t ime. Not e: This discret ionary placement does not include provision of ext ended t ime t est ing.

Accommodat i ons
CESJDS is able t o make some or all of t he following accommodat ions for st udent s wit h a document ed
learning or language disabilit y:
• ext ended t ime t est ing as indicat ed; a st udent t aking ext ended t ime on an exam is expect ed
t o complet e t hat exam wit hin 24 hours unless t here are ext enuat ing circumst ances;
• preferent ial seat ing
• use of available audio books and use of t he Kurzweil 3000 soft ware syst em
• use of a comput er for essay exams and in- class writ ing assignment s
• implement at ion of ot her feasible recommendat ions ( as det ermined by t he School)

St udent s who are part of t he Educat ional Support Services program must be enrolled in a St ruct ured
St udy Hall in order t o receive accommodat ions. They may opt out for a semest er t o complet e required
elect ives ( e. g. , Human Development ) wit h permission from an administ rat or.

Ex pect at i ons f or Al l St udent s
• All st udent s must fulfill all graduat ion requirement s, which include t he requirement t o t ake four
general st udies and t hree Judaic st udies courses each year in grades 9 t hrough 11. The Judaic
st udies courses include Hebrew language; Jewish Text , Thought and Pract ice ( JTTP) and Jewish
hist ory.
• St udent s are expect ed t o complet e homework and long- t erm assignment s in t he t ime assigned,
and t hese assignment s are expect ed t o be complet ed wit hout modificat ion or abbreviat ion.


Gui dance and Counsel i ng
Guidance and Counseling is an int egral part of t he School’s t ot al educat ional program. I t s purpose is t o
promot e self- awareness, self- explorat ion, and self- expression in st udent s. Counselors work closely wit h
st udent s individually and in groups t o help t hem reach t heir great est pot ent ial.

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I n grades 7 and 8, st udent s are coping wit h t he newness of adolescence; t he ways in which t hey find
t hemselves being j udged by peers and adult s and t he more rigorous demands placed on t heir academic,
social, emot ional and physical skills. Counselors help st udent s learn how t o deal wit h t he concerns of
early adolescence and help facilit at e a smoot h t ransit ion t o high school.

I n grades 9 and 10, st udent s begin t o face t he demands of high school. Through individual and group
meet ings, Counselors work t hrough academic issues and peer and parent al concerns. St udent s are
encouraged t o t ake t he most challenging program available t o t hem and are urged t o become involved in
co- curricular act ivit ies. Communit y service is an int egral part of t he CESJDS experience.

Addit ionally, in 11
t h
grade, st udent s are assigned a College Counselor who assist s t hem in post - secondary
planning. Counselors at CESJDS consider college counseling t o be an ext ension of t he individual
counseling offered t o all st udent s during t heir years at t he School. The goal is t o help st udent s explore a
wide range of post - secondary school possibilit ies so t hat t hey are in a posit ion t o make informed and
appropriat e decisions about t his next st ep in t heir educat ion. Counselors meet wit h all j uniors and t heir
parent s for an evening session early in t heir j unior year t o out line what is involved in t he college
select ion process. Each family receives a copy of “ The College Handbook, ” prepared by t he Counselors,
t o aid t hem in t heir college search. Following t his meet ing, j uniors have t he first of many individual
conferences wit h t heir College Counselor ( parent s are encouraged t o at t end) t o explore specific college
opt ions and plans. College Counselors st ay in close cont act wit h t heir st udent s t hroughout t his t ime
period and are always ready t o respond t o t he queries, comment s, and anxiet ies t hat undoubt edly arise.

The guidance depart ment is also a resource for summer programs, co- curricular and communit y service
ideas, volunt eer/ work- relat ed opport unit ies and int ernships. Addit ionally, t he Counselors serve as a
resource for psychological and educat ional referrals and provide lit erat ure about st andardized t est ing and
ment al healt h and wellness.

The obj ect ive is t o help st udent s emerge as responsible, caring and self- direct ed young adult s who are
ready t o meet t he challenges of societ y.

When a st udent needs t o see her/ his Counselor s/ he must obt ain permission t o see t he Counselor from
bot h t he classroom t eacher and t he Counselor prior t o t he meet ing t ime.

School Recor ds
1. The guidance office maint ains individual records for all st udent s and official t ranscript s for high
school st udent s. The official t ranscript includes: courses t aken, grades received, credit awarded,
dist ribut ion of grades in a part icular course, st andardized t est scores, co- curricular act ivit ies and
honors/ awards received.
2. A copy of a st udent ’s record or official t ranscript will be forwarded t o anot her educat ional
inst it ut ion upon t he writ t en request of t he family. Advance not ice of at least one week is
required.
3. Each st udent should ret ain for her/ his own file copies of report cards, let t ers of recommendat ion
and cert ificat es of merit and/ or achievement s from programs in which s/ he part icipat es.
4. No st udent records will be forwarded unless t he financial account is current .


Heal t h Room
St udent s should have a not e from a t eacher t o be admit t ed t o t he Healt h Room. The nurse will sign t he
not e for t he st udent t o ret urn t o class. I f a st udent goes t o t he Healt h Room and t he nurse is
unavailable, t he st udent must obt ain permission from an administ rat or t o remain in t he Healt h Room. A
st udent who is ill and wishes t o call a parent t o go home must do so from t he Healt h Room.


St udent Assi st ance Pr ogr am
The goal of t he St udent Assi st ance Pr ogr am is t o ident ify st udent s demonst rat ing signs of possible
involvement wit h high- risk act ivit ies such as alcohol and/ or drug use or violent / dest ruct ive behavior.

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Anonymous concern forms are available for st udent s, st aff and parent s privat ely t o refer a st udent about
whom t here is a concern t o a t rained t eam of CESJDS st aff ( t he St udent Assist ance Team. ) The
anonymous form can be placed in locked drop boxes locat ed t hroughout t he building, mailed in t o t he
at t ent ion of St udent Assist ance at t he school, or submit t ed elect ronically t hrough t he school websit e.
When deemed appropriat e, t he t eam confident ially collect s behavioral observat ions from st aff who are
familiar wit h t hat st udent . I f t he result s of t his inquiry indicat e significant concern about behavior
demonst rat ed in school, members of t he St udent Assist ance Team will meet wit h t he parent s and
st udent . The t eam will t hen refer t he st udent and parent s t o a professional assessor who can provide a
free and confident ial assessment .

Li br ar y
The Upper School Library has fict ion and non- fict ion books for grades 7- 12. The collect ion also includes
comput er resources, an ext ensive Judaic and Holocaust collect ion, periodicals on bot h secular and Judaic
t opics, and audio- visual mat erials. The Library offers st udent s and facult y access t o t he School’s online
cat alog, many CD- ROM resources and subscript ion dat abases, word processing programs in bot h English
and Hebrew, and t he I nt ernet .

St udent s may borrow most mat erials for t wo weeks, wit h t he except ion of reference works and videos.
All st udent s should ret urn library mat erials on t ime. Report cards will be held unt il all library mat erials
are ret urned, replaced, or paid for.

The Library is open Monday t hrough Thursday from 7: 30 AM t o 5: 30 PM and Friday from 7: 30 AM t o t he
close of school. No eat ing or drinking is permit t ed in t he library.

Tut or i al Ser v i ces
The Writ ing Cent er is open every school day during high school lunch and Club Period. The Cent er, which
is locat ed in t he at rium, offers const ruct ive feedback and assist ance t o st udent writ ers working on any
writ ing proj ect at any st age in t he process. St udent s should sign up in advance for sessions wit h
qualified t ut ors on t he sheet locat ed at t he recept ionist ' s desk.

During lunch and Club Period, st udent s who need ext ra help in mat h or Hebrew can use t he services of
t he mat h lab or Hebrew lab. I n addit ion, a st udy room is available during lunch and Club Period.

A peer t ut oring program is in place in t he Upper School. I t serves appropriat ely t o mat ch volunt eer high
school t ut ors wit h middle school and high school st udent s in need of peer academic support . A st udent
who wishes t o make use of peer t ut oring services should cont act her/ his Counselor.

Parent s may make privat e arrangement s wit h professional t ut ors t o work wit h t heir st udent s at school.
This t ut oring can t ake place during t he st udent ’s st udy hall, lunch, Club Period, or before or immediat ely
aft er school. All t ut ors who t ut or in t he Upper School building must regist er wit h Ms. Susan Zuckerman,
Chair of Upper School Educat ional Support Services. Ms. Zuckerman may be reached at ext . 4939 or
szuckerman@cesj ds. org.




ACADEMI C PROGRAM

Mi ddl e School ( Gr ades 7 and 8)
Cur r i cul um/ Academi c Requi r ement s
The Middle School program is int ended t o address t he needs of young adolescent s. The curriculum is
challenging, but ample support s are accessible t o st udent s inside and out side of t he classroom t o help
t hem achieve success in t he present and prepare for furt her academic challenges in t he fut ure.


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Middle School st udent s are required t o t ake t wo- years of t he following subj ect s: English, Hebrew, hist ory,
mat hemat ics, physical educat ion, science, Tanakh ( Bible) and Toshba ( Rabbinics) . St udent s in grades 7
and 8 have one elect ive period each year. Elect ive courses may be chosen from t he following areas:
Spanish, st udy hall, visual art s, performance art s and t echnology. A complet e descript ion of t hese
courses is available on t he CESJDS webpage ( www. cesj ds. org) or from t he Upper School Admissions
Direct or.

St udent s are expect ed t o successfully complet e all courses. St udent s who fail ( “ F” ) a course must make
up t he course in summer st udy. The st udent must receive prior approval from t he Middle School Direct or
for make- up st udy and t o ret urn t o school t he following year . St udent s who fail more t han one course
for t he year may not be permit t ed t o ret urn t o CESJDS for t he following academic year.

Academi c Suppor t s and Saf et y Net s
• Luncht ime and Club Period labs: Mat h and Hebrew labs are held several t imes a week during t he
Middle School lunch period and during Club Period. St udent s are invit ed t o have lunch and learn
wit h t he t eachers who run t he labs.
• I ndividual appoint ment s wit h t eachers: St udent s may arrange t o meet wit h t eachers before or
aft er school or during lunch or Club Period.
• Peer t ut oring: Based on availabilit y and suit abilit y, High School volunt eer peer t ut ors can be
mat ched wit h Middle School st udent s. St udent s seeking peer t ut ors should speak wit h t heir
Counselors.
• Writ ing Cent er for Middle School is available during Club Period.

Adv i sor y
The Advisory program helps 7
t h
and 8
t h
graders become aware of and responsible for t he various
challenges t hey face during a t ime of rapid change in t heir lives. Advisory groups meet regularly wit h
Counselors who, t hrough discussions, act ivit ies and individual conferences build t rust ing advisor/ advisee
relat ionships for t he purpose of communicat ion, as well as personal, academic and social development .

Pl acement
The Middle School Direct or and Assist ant Direct or, in consult at ion wit h t eachers, depart ment chairs, and
Counselors, are responsible for st udent placement . St udent s are grouped het erogeneously in English,
hist ory, science, physical educat ion and elect ive classes. Placement in Hebrew language courses is
det ermined based upon performance on t he placement exam ( given t o all incoming st udent s) and
recommendat ions from 6
t h
grade Hebrew t eachers. Tanakh ( Bible) and Toshba ( Rabbinics) classes are
leveled based on Hebrew language abilit y and pat t erns of achievement in t he underst anding and
int erpret at ion of classical Jewish t ext s. Mat hemat ics classes are leveled according t o pat t erns of
mat hemat ics achievement . When appropriat e, special circumst ances and concerns may be considered in
placement decisions. Parent or st udent request s for lat eral moves or changes of t eacher cannot be
honored.

St andar di zed Test i ng
The ERB Comprehensive Test ing Program is administ ered t o 8
t h
grade st udent s.

Hi gh School ( Gr ades 9 - 12)
Cur r i cul um and Gr aduat i on Requi r ement s
Beginning wit h t he Class of 2007, in order t o meet t he graduat ion requirement s of CESJDS, st udent s
must successfully complet e t he following course of st udy beginning in t he nint h grade:

English 4. 0 Credit s Human Development 0. 5 Credit
Hist ory 3. 5 Credit s Physical Educat ion 1 Credit
Science 3. 5 Credit s Elect ives 4 Credit s
Mat hemat ics 3. 5 Credit s Communit y Service 80 Hours
Hebrew Language 2 – 3. 5 Credit s Minyan Grades 9 - 12
Jewish Hist ory & Jewish Text 6. 5 - 8 Credit s


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Only courses t aken in grades 9 - 12 earn credit .

St udent s must successfully complet e all required courses, including senior elect ives. All senior work must
be complet ed t wo weeks before graduat ion in order for a st udent t o part icipat e in graduat ion ceremonies.
" D" is t he School' s passing grade, while " C" is t he college recommending grade. St udent s who fail ( "F") a
required course must make up t he course in summer st udy. Barring except ional circumst ances, a st udent
cannot make up more t han one course failed in one school year. The st udent must receive prior approval
for make- up st udy from t he Dean of St udent s. St udent s who receive more t han one "F" in academic
courses as a final grade may not be permit t ed t o ret urn t o CESJDS. I t is also recommended t hat st udent s
who receive a grade of "D" repeat t hat course in summer school.

TRANSFER STUDENTS:
St udent s t ransferring from anot her Jewish day school or from a school in I srael must have sat isfied t he
requirement s of t hat school in order t o enroll at CESJDS.

St udent s t ransferring from schools ot her t han day schools aft er 9
t h
grade are responsible for fulfilling all
CESJDS graduat ion requirement s in Hebrew and Judaic St udies. Up t o one credit in Hebrew language
may be waived, at t he discret ion of t he Principal. A plan for fulfilling t hese requirement s should be
devised wit h t he Admissions Direct or, Principal and Academic Dean prior t o enrollment at CESJDS.

STUDY ABROAD:
These guidelines apply only t o st udent s who need t o st udy abroad for a year because t heir families spend
t ime out side t he U. S. This policy is applicable if t he st udent is abroad for one year only. I n one year, t he
st udent will be lacking t hree Judaic st udies credit s.
• The Hebrew credit will be waived if t he st udent fit s int o a regularly scheduled Hebrew class t he
year s/ he ret urns.
• One or t wo credit s in Judaic st udies must be made up during t he summer at t he parent s’ expense
or during an elect ive period in t he remaining year( s) t he st udent is at CESJDS. There is no
guarant ee t hat t he schedule will allow t he st udent t o t ake t he course during t he school year.
• Up t o one credit may be sat isfied wit h an independent st udy in Judaic st udies under t he direct ion
of t he Principal.

EARLY GRADUATI ON:
CESJDS ext ends t he privilege of early graduat ion t o t hose I sraeli st udent s whose families are ret urning t o
I srael at a t ime t hat would int erfere wit h t heir graduat ion from high school and mat riculat ion t o college,
or who upon complet ion of one year of college in t he Unit ed St at es plan t o ret urn t o I srael t o ent er t he
I srael Defense Forces. This privilege is available ONLY t o I sraelis who are in t he Unit ed St at es
t emporarily. All academic requirement s must be fulfilled, including communit y service. Anyone
considering t his opt ion should cont act her/ his Guidance Counselor.

SUMMER SCHOOL POLI CY:
The school does not offer summer school classes but will, if we have available facult y, provide privat e
t ut orials as a service t o families who request t hem.
• Tut orials are generally available t o st udent s wit h special learning needs, st udent s who have been
out of school for an ext ended t ime, st udent s who have failed a course or st udent s wit h ot her
unusual circumst ances.
• The t ut orial must fulfill t he requirement s of a credit , which is 80 cont act hours wit h a t eacher. I n
order t o issue credit , t he School must employ t he t eacher. I n rare circumst ances, wit h prior
approval, t he School may allow a st udent t o t ake a t ut orial wit h a t eacher not employed by t he
School.
• The course t aken as a t ut orial will be list ed as a t ut orial on t he st udent ’s t ranscript .
• Our abilit y t o offer a t ut orial is dependent on our finding a facult y member t o t each t he course.
• As a t ut orial is not required and not included in t uit ion, t he cost of t he t ut orial is t he
responsibilit y of t he parent s. The cost is dependent on t he size of t he group and must be paid t o
t he School.
For addit ional informat ion, please cont act t he Dean of St udent s.



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Cl ass Pl acement and Honor s/ Schol ar s Cour ses
Honors and Scholars courses are offered in t he following depart ment s: English; Hebrew; hist ory; Jewish
hist ory; Jewish Text , Thought and Pract ice; mat hemat ics; science and Spanish. Crit eria for honors
placement differ in each depart ment but include any or all of t he following: past performance,
st andardized t est result s, t eacher and Counselor recommendat ions, st udent int erest , and qualit y of work
samples. The Academic Dean, in consult at ion wit h t eachers, Depart ment Chairs, and Guidance
Counselors, is responsible for st udent placement .

St andar di zed Test i ng
On Wednesday, Oct ober 13, 2010, at 8: 00 AM t he PSAT will be given t o all sophomores and j uniors. The
PLAN ( American College Test ) is available t o sophomores on Tuesday, November 02, 2010, at 8: 00 AM
( Professional Day) . St udent s are aut omat ically regist ered for t he PSAT. They must sign up in Guidance
t o t ake t he PLAN.


SATs I & I I

LOCATI ON

ACTs

LOCATI ON

Oct 18, 2010

CESJDS

Sept 12, 2010

CESJDS

Nov 08, 2010

CESJDS

Oct 24, 2010

CESJDS

Dec 06, 2010

CESJDS

Dec 12, 2010

CESJDS

Jan 24, 2011

CESJDS April 10, 2011

CESJDS

Mar 14, 2011*

CESJDS

June 12, 2011

CESJDS

May 02, 2011

CESJDS

Jun 06, 2011

CESJDS

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COMMUNITY SERVICE
Þ,a D1au .¯1auÞ ¡r U1¯oD 'u
Do not separate yourself from the community. Avot 2:5
The concept of tikkun olam--repairing the world--describes the obligations incumbent upon each
of us to make the world a better place for ourselves and our community.
The CESJDS Mission Statement states that one of the School’s goals is to prepare students to
confront the society in which they find themselves and to work toward its perfection. Our
community service program was designed with this goal in mind.
:` urp uaa `'aa 11r'D .ÞUvr `1`' u`ar 11r`'ÞU Þ¯1D 11r`' '11>
Great is the study of Torah because study leads to action.
Talmud Bavli Bava Kama 17a
We want our students to apply the Jewish values taught in their classrooms to the lives they lead
outside of the classroom. In order to accomplish this goal, we have established the following
guidelines for our community service program.
Requirements
• Students are required to complete a total of 80 hours before graduating from CESJDS. At
least 60 of these hours must be performed after the student has completed 8
th
grade
(that is, a student may earn credit for up to 20 hours of community performed during
Middle School). This requirement applies to lateral entry students as well.
• All projects must be approved by the student’s Guidance Counselor. Details and proposal
forms may be found on the School website.
• Students may begin accumulating hours toward their community service requirement
during the summer after 6
th
grade.
• Transcripts will not be sent out to colleges until a student has completed the community
service requirement.
Guidance Counselors and the Director of Jewish Life are prepared to assist students in finding a
community service project.
Listings of approved service opportunities and procedures are available in the Guidance office and
on the school website.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
See page 25 for additional information concerning after school guidelines.
ID Badges
The safety and security of everyone in our building is of utmost importance. The showing of IDs by
students and faculty and the wearing of “Guest” stickers by parents and visitors are both required. If a
student loses her/his badge, he/she may purchase a new one. IDs should be presented to the security
guard or an admnistrator when requested. The badge is the property of CESJDS and can be revoked at
any time.
Building Access
When students have no official reason to be in the building, their access to the building may be
restricted. However, students who have forgotten something in their locker may enter the building to
retrieve what they need as long as there is a guard at the station.
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Items that are too large for student lockers are to be placed in the closet outside of the cafeteria. Large
items are not to be left on the floor in front of the student’s locker or in the reception area/front office.
Parents and Visitors
Parents and graduates are welcome in the building at any time during the day. Parents and graduates will
be asked by the guard to state the reason for their visit. After school, parents are welcome in the building
to see games or performances or to attend parent meetings and other official programs. The guard will
ask parents to show identification, and he/she may cross-check the identification with the information in
Sefer Echad. Parents should understand that after hours, sections of the building may be closed off.
During the day, non-parent visitors must have an official reason for entering the building. The guard will
not let such a visitor into the building until approved by the school official waiting for the visitor. At no
time during the day are non-CESJDS students (elementary through high school) allowed into
the building unless the visit has been approved by a school administrator.
Emergency Evacuations
Since the safety and security of students is the primary concern, evacuation/fire drills will be held
periodically. Students are to remain silent and proceed to the designated area for their respective
classrooms, where attendance will be taken. If an alarm should sound during a non-scheduled class time
such as lunch or change of classes, students are to quickly and quietly exit the building and proceed to
the designated area for their Period 1 classes. Visitors should follow the person or group they are visiting
to the designated areas.
In the event of an evacuation before or after school, all students, staff, and visitors are to leave the
building through the nearest exit and proceed to the tennis court area.
Harassment and Abuse
Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual attention from students, teachers, staff, parent
volunteers, or any other person during the course of the student’s activities at the school. The range of
behaviors included in this definition is broad but generally includes: unwelcome or inappropriate sexual
advances in verbal, physical, visual, digital and/or electronic form; verbal or written comments of a sexual
nature; obscene language addressed to the victim; hostility toward the victim on the basis of sex; subtle
pressure for sexual activity; or leering, pinching, patting, and other forms of unwanted touching. Such
unwanted sexual overtures are strictly prohibited at the School in all relationships among students and
between students and any School employee.
Students are encouraged to report incidents of sexual harassment to a member of the guidance staff or
administration with whom they feel most comfortable.
Once a charge has been brought to the attention of a Guidance Counselor, the School will commence an
investigation of the incident and will inform the parents of the students involved. It is expected that those
involved with a sexual harassment investigation will protect the confidentiality of all information relating
to the case. Sexual harassment is regarded by the School as an extremely serious offense, in violation of
an individual’s civil rights as well as of Jewish law and ethics. If, after investigation of an incident, a
student is found to have engaged in sexual harassment, such activity may be considered grounds for
suspension or dismissal from the School. There will be no retaliation of any kind by the School for
reporting suspected incidents of harassment, and retaliatory acts by students will not be tolerated.
Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is defined as any act or acts involving sexual molestation or exploitation of a child or any
person, including, but not limited to, contact for the purpose of sexual gratification, voyeurism, exposure,
sexual advances, sexual crime in any degree, and encouraging or engaging in obscene or pornographic
display, photographing, filming, or depiction of a child as prohibited by law. If a student is aware of any
act of sexual abuse, the student should report it to a member of the guidance staff or administration.
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The School may cont act t he police regarding serious allegat ions of abuse or molest at ion and will assist in
prosecut ing such cases.

CO- CURRI CULAR ACTI VI TI ES AND ATHLETI CS

A variet y of co- curricular act ivit ies is offered in t he School. A complet e list of t he co- curricular
act ivit ies is available on t he CESJDS websit e. Announcement s are made at t he beginning of each year
concerning int roduct ory meet ings.

El i gi bi l i t y Requi r ement s
St udent s who part icipat e in all co- curricular act ivit ies are represent at ives of t he School and of t he
communit y. They are expect ed t o maint ain high st andards of personal conduct and academic
performance.

St udent s who part icipat e in co- curricular act ivit ies are not excused from t heir academic responsibilit ies.
All assignment s must be complet ed on t ime. There may be occasions when a st udent will have t o miss
class( es) due t o a school- scheduled game/ act ivit y. St udent s are responsible for informing t he t eacher
bef or e t he missed class and are responsible for all work complet ed in t he class. Any work t hat is due
during t he missed period is t o be submit t ed before t he st udent leaves for t he act ivit y. I n case an act ivit y
is canceled ( e. g. , inclement weat her) , st udent s should be prepared t o do any of t he expect ed class work
including t est s and quizzes. I f a t est / quiz will be missed, t he st udent should make up t he quiz/ t est during
lunch or st udy hall or in a t est make- up session bef or e t he t est ( 6: 55 AM t est makeup session) .

Mi ddl e School :
1. Any Middle School st udent who is earning one ( 1) “ F” or t wo ( 2) “ D’s” as a course grade in
academic classes anyt ime during t he year will be placed on co- curricular probat ion for a t wo-
week period of t ime.
2. During t hat t ime t he st udent may cont inue t o part icipat e in pract ices, rehearsals, games and
meet ings only so long as he or she shows evidence t o t he his/ her Counselor of academic
improvement . The st udent ’s grades will be monit ored for a t wo week period. Each week, an
updat ed report will be request ed in order t o det ermine if t he st udent ’s grades have been brought
up sufficient ly for t he st udent t o cont inue t o play. While a st udent at hlet e is on probat ion, t he
At hlet ic Direct or will need t o approve any early dismissals from class due t o at hlet ic compet it ion.
3. At t he end of t he t wo- week probat ionary period, a st udent who has raised her/ his grades will be
allowed t o cont inue t o play on t he t eam, so long her/ his grades do not fall again. I f t he grades
fall again, t he st udent will be suspended from co- curricular act ivit ies for t he season.

Hi gh School :
1. Any st udent who is earning one ( 1) "F" or t wo ( 2) "D' s" in academic classes anyt ime during t he
year will be suspended for t hree ( 3) weeks from pract ices, games, and meet ings.
2. St udent s will have t hree ( 3) weeks t o bring up t heir grade( s) . At t he end of t he t hree ( 3) week
period, an updat ed report will be request ed t o det ermine if t he st udent can be reinst at ed t o t he
act ivit y or if t he suspension will remain in effect .
3. I f a st udent has been reinst at ed and her/ his grades fall again, t he st udent will be suspended for
t he season.
4. St udent s involved in co- curricular act ivit ies who do not work t o t heir full pot ent ial in t he
classroom, whose behavior is inappropriat e, or who have poor at t endance risk being suspended
from t he t eam or act ivit y.

St udent s who are assigned a det ent ion must serve t he det ent ion on t he dat e assigned, unless he/ she has
a previously scheduled medical appoint ment or professional t ut oring appoint ment . Co- curricular
act ivit ies do not t ake precedence over det ent ions. St udent s may not miss classes for play rehearsal;
work on yearbook, newspaper, et c. ; or at hlet ic pract ice unless t hey have received permission in advance
from an administ rat or.

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At hl et i cs
The School offers a program of int erscholast ic at hlet ics in sport s on t he Middle School, j unior varsit y and
varsit y levels. More specific informat ion is available online and in t he At hlet ics Handbook. All st udent
at hlet es must read t heir At hlet ic Handbook and are held responsible for all guidelines st at ed in t he
Handbook. For daily at hlet ic informat ion, visit t he websit e or call t he At hlet ic Hot line – 301- 692- 4989. A
physical exam and medical release are required t o part icipat e in at hlet ics.



DAI LY SCHEDULE, ATTENDANCE AND GENERAL
POLI CI ES
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Mak e y our st udy a f i x ed pr act i ce. Av ot 1: 15

The first bell rings at 7: 55 AM, and Minyan begins at 8: 00 AM for all st udent s. I n or der t o get t he
most out of school and i n or der t o avoi d di sr upt i ng ot her s, st udent s need t o ar r i ve at school on
t i me. The number of days on which a st udent was absent from or t ardy t o school will be indicat ed on
each report card and t ranscript . The school day ends at 3: 45 PM, except on Fridays during t he wint er
mont hs when t he school day ends at 2: 18 PM. For secur i t y r easons, al l st udent s must show t hei r
I D badges w hen t hey ent er t he bui l di ng.


ABC Day s
The Upper School operat es on a block schedule. The schedule will rot at e:
A Day - Periods 1- 6
B Day - Periods 7- 9, 1- 3
C Day - Periods 4- 9
Days will be indicat ed on calendars at t he beginning of t he school year. , This year, in t he event of a
school cancellat ion, t he schedule of A, B, and C days will not be modified. For example, if Tuesday is
scheduled t o be a " B" day and it is canceled for snow, t hen Wednesday will st ill be a “ C” day.

The different daily schedules are found in t he St udent / Parent handbook and on t he websit e. St udent s
and parent s should familiarize t hemselves wit h t hese schedules.


Ar r i val and At t endance
Unex pect ed Absences
For t he st udent ’s prot ect ion, parent s should call t he at t endance administ rat or, 301- 692- 4903, by 9: 00
AM if t heir child is t o be absent t hat day. Parent s can leave a voice- mail message at 301- 692- 4903
t went y- four hours a day. When leaving a voice- mail message, parent s should leave a dayt ime phone
number where t hey can be reached.

Tar di ness To School
• A st udent is considered on t ime for school if he/ she is present at her/ his Minyan at 8: 00 AM.
At t endance for school is t aken as st udent s ent er Minyan; st udent s who are t ardy t o Minyan—
regardless of whet her t hey were in t he School building before 8: 00 AM—are considered t o be lat e
t o school.
• Car- pooling wit h Lower School st udent s and a parent ’s difficult y in leaving home in a t imely
manner are not deemed t o be ext enuat ing circumst ances. Any st udent who has been t o a
doct or/ dent ist in t he morning should bring a not e from t hat office.

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• St udent s who are chronically lat e t o school will not be permit t ed t o part icipat e in co- curricular
act ivit ies.
• The number of days on which a st udent is t ardy t o school will be indicat ed on each report card
and t ranscript .

Det ent i on
Det ent ions assigned by a t eacher are held at lunch or during Club Period. Det ent ions assigned by an
administ rat or as a consequence for repeat ed or serious misconduct is held for one hour, eit her before or
aft er school. A st udent serving det ent ion must sit quiet ly. St udent s may be called upon t o do work t o
aid t he School communit y.

I l l nesses and Mak e- up Pr ocedur es
When st udent s are ill, t hey should st ay home and recuperat e before ret urning t o school. I t is expect ed
t hat st udent s who are ill will make up missed work. When a st udent is out for a short period of t ime ( 1- 3
days) , s/ he should visit each t eacher’s websit e t o get her/ his assignment s. I f a st udent is absent t hree
days or more, t he st udent ( or a parent ) should cont act t he st udent ' s Counselor, who will arrange for
assignment s t o be collect ed and will discuss how work and assessment s can be made up in a reasonable
and t imely manner. I n any case, when t he st udent ret urns t o school, s/ he should check wit h each
t eacher t o make cert ain all work has been made up. A st udent has a number of days equal t o number of
t he days absent t o make up homework assigned during t he absence, and an equal number t o make up
t est s.
• St udent s who are absent one day and ret urn on t he day of a t est / quiz must t ake t he t est / quiz
unless t here are ext enuat ing circumst ances, in which case t he st udent should not ify his/ her
Counselor.
• St udent s are expect ed t o know t hat t hey must sign up for make- up t est s and quizzes
immediat ely upon t heir ret urn t o school.
• I f a st udent is out for part of a day, t he st udent is st ill required t o t ake t hat t est / quiz before or
aft er school on t he same day.
• St udent s can make up t est s at 6: 55 AM, during st udy hall, during lunch ( if it is not a full period
t est ) , during Club Period, or aft er school.
• The final decision concerning t est s and quizzes will be made by t he t eacher, in consult at ion wit h
t he administ rat ion.

Mak e- up Test s and Assi gnment s
I f a st udent has a one- day absence on t he day an assignment is due or when a quiz or t est is scheduled,
t he st udent should be prepared t o submit t he assignment or t ake t he quiz/ t est t he day of her/ his ret urn.
A penalt y will be imposed for a long- t erm assignment t hat is submit t ed aft er t he due dat e. I f t here are
ext enuat ing circumst ances, t he st udent should cont act t he t eacher t he day t he assignment is due.
Depending upon t he circumst ance, t he t est / quiz can be made up before or aft er school, during lunch or
Club Period, in st udy hall, or in class.

St udent s who are absent from a specific class- - including st udent s who leave for at hlet ic event s and ot her
official act ivit ies- - are required t o submit any assignment s due t hat day t o t he t eacher on t hat day. I f a
st udent will miss a quiz or a t est under t hese circumst ances, t he st udent is required t o inform t he t eacher
t he day before in order t o t ake t he quiz/ t est before school t hat day. For ext enuat ing circumst ances, t he
st udent should see t he t eacher, Counselor, Dean of St udent s, Middle School Direct or or At hlet ics
Direct or.

St udent s who miss required field t rips for any reason may be required t o complet e a make- up
assignment t o be det ermined by t he depart ment sponsoring t he t rip.

I f t here are ext enuat ing circumst ances t hat prevent a st udent from complying wit h t hese make- up
procedures, t he st udent ( or parent ) should cont act t he st udent ' s Counselor.



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Mak e- Up Ti mes
St udent s can t ake makeup t est s and quizzes Monday t hrough Friday at 6: 55 AM, in a st udy hall during
t he day, during Club Period, or Monday t hrough Thursday at 3: 50 PM, unless special arrangement s are
made wit h t he t eacher. St udent s must sign up t o t ake makeup t est s; t elling t he t eacher t hat t hey will
make up a t est is not sufficient . I f t he st udent does not sign up, t he t est will not be in t he make- up
folder. I n order t o insure t hat a st udent ' s make- up t est is available, a st udent must sign up on t he
make- up t est board by t he end of t he middle school lunch period. Ex t ended t i me st udent s MUST not ify
t he t eacher if t hey plan t o finish a t est at 3: 50 PM on t he same day t he t est is given. We will make every
effort for ext ended t ime t est s t o be available at 3: 50 PM, but t his may not always be possible.

Absence/ Lat eness f or Fi nal Ex ams Due t o Ex t enuat i ng Ci r cumst ances
I f a st udent is ill on t he day of a final exam, s/ he must call her/ his t eacher, t he depart ment chair, or t he
Dean of St udent s before t he st art of t he exam.
A st udent who is lat e for a final exam will not receive ext ra t ime unless t here are ext enuat ing
circumst ances. I f possible, t he st udent should call ahead t o alert t he office t o t he sit uat ion. St udent s
should plan t o arrive at least fift een minut es early for finals.

Chr oni c Absent eei sm, Tar di ness, and Loss of Cr edi t
Classroom work is a vit al aspect of a st udent ’s educat ion. I f a st udent misses more t han 10% of any
class- - regardless of whet her t he absences are excused or unexcused- - s/ he may lose credit in t hat
course. I n such a case, t he st udent will receive no grade for t he course. A st udent who receives a loss
of credit and/ or “ F” in t wo or more academic courses for a final grade will not be allowed t o advance t o
t he next grade level at CESJDS. The only except ions will be for document ed, ext ended or on- going
medical circumst ances. A writ t en appeal should be made t o t he Principal.

A st udent in grades 7- 11 is considered t o be chronically lat e t o class if s/ he has been lat e more t han five
t imes in any t rimest er or four t imes in a quart er. A senior is considered t o be chronically lat e t o class if
s/ he has been lat e more t han four t imes in any quart er. Her/ his grade will be lowered t hree percent age
point s for t hat grading period.

Unex cused Absence f r om Cl ass
An absence from class is considered unexcused if a st udent does not have legit imat e permission t o be out
of t hat class.

Part icipat ion in classroom discussion and act ivit ies is a crucial component of t he CESJDS academic
experience. Therefore, a st udent who is absent from class wit hout a legit imat e, document ed excuse will
receive an academic penalt y. The st udent will eit her receive a zero for work due/ done t hat day or
her/ his final grade for t hat grading period will be lowered by t hree percent age point s, whichever of t he
t wo penalt ies is great er. A st udent who is sent t o t he office for disciplinary reasons may be subj ect t o
t he same penalt ies.

Fami l y Tr i ps
Ext ended family t ravel during t he school year is discouraged. Such an ext ended absence must be
approved by t he Principal at least t wo weeks prior t o t he absence. Any st udent who knows in advance
t hat s/ he will be out of school is required t o inform her/ his classroom t eachers t wo weeks ahead of t ime.
Unless alt ernat ive arrangement s are made, all assignment s are due on t he day t he st udent ret urns, and
s/ he is expect ed t o t ake any assigned quizzes or t est s on t he day s/ he ret urns. The absences are
considered part of t he 10% absence limit at ion even if t he absence is approved. Absences due t o
ext ended t ravel t hat are not approved are considered t o be unexcused, and academic penalt ies will be
assessed.


St udent Guest s
St udent s who want t o bring an out - of- t own visit or t o school must submit a request form ( available in t he
recept ion area) t o t he Dean of St udent s ( grades 9- 12) or t he Middle School Direct or ( grades 7 & 8) at

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l east f i ve ( 5) day s BEFORE t he visit . Cert ain t imes of t he year are not conducive t o visit s. St udent s
are not permit t ed t o bring guest s on class t rips. No local st udent s may visit t he School during school
hours, unless special permission has been grant ed by t he Dean of St udent s, t he Middle School Direct or or
t he Admissions Direct or.

Ear l y Depar t ur e
A st udent leaving school early must t urn in t he excuse not e t o t he office upon ent ering school in t he
morning. Not es will be verified wit h parent s by t elephone. A pass will be issued for t he pre- arranged
t ime. No st udent will be permit t ed t o leave a class for an early dismissal wit hout a pass. St udent s must
sign out at t he recept ion desk upon leaving t he building and sign in if ret urning lat er t hat day.

A st udent who forget s t o bring an early dismissal not e will be released only if an administ rat or can reach
her/ his parent s.

When t here is an emergency and st udent s need t o be picked up duri ng t he school day, parent s should
phone t he office in advance t o arrange t o pick up t he st udent at t he recept ion area. St udent s will be
permit t ed t o leave school only wit h a person whose aut horizat ion from t he parent has been verified. The
school st rongly discourages t he use of cabs for t ransport ing st udent s. I n an emergency, cabs will be used
wit h t he permission of a parent and t he approval of an administ rat or.

Of f - Campus Pr i vi l eges
A senior or a j unior has off- campus privileges if her/ his parent s have submit t ed t he signed permission
form for t his privilege. St udent s can lose t his privilege if t hey abuse it or if t here are ot her behavioral or
disciplinary concerns. I n addit ion, t hose who abuse t his privilege can be subj ect t o ot her disciplinary
act ion. These are t he condit ions and limit at ions of t his privilege:

• Seniors may leave school grounds only during lunch or a free period.
• Juniors may leave school grounds only during lunch.
• Seniors and j uniors must sign out at t he guard’s desk when leaving campus and sign back in
upon t heir ret urn.
• Seniors driving off campus may NOT t ake any passengers. Juniors may only walk if t hey go off
campus.
• Seniors and j uniors who leave campus are expect ed t o be in all classes on t ime.
• Seniors may not loit er in t he parking lot and must drive wit h caut ion t hrough t he lot .
• Seniors and j uniors who leave campus must underst and t hey represent CESJDS in t he
communit y. All applicable school rules apply.
• Seniors and j uniors may not bring cooked food from non- kosher rest aurant s int o school.

Ot her t han seniors and j uniors wit h writ t en permission, st udent are not permit t ed t o leave school
grounds during t he school day if t hey have not followed t he early dismissal procedures ( see above) . I n
addit ion, non- seniors ( ot her t han j uniors during lunch) may not leave t he building and ent er t he school’s
parking lot during school hours unless t hey have administ rat ive approval. St udent s who violat e t hese
rules may be subj ect t o suspension or ot her disciplinary act ion, as t hey have seriously compromised t he
school’s abilit y t o safeguard t heir well- being during t he school day.

Af t er School
Mi ddl e School
From 4: 00 PM unt il 5: 30 PM Monday t hrough Thursday, Middle School st udent s may st ay aft er school
only t o work in supervised areas ( st udy hall, Library, Technology Lab) , meet wit h a t eacher, or
part icipat e in aft er- school act ivit ies. At 5: 30 PM, st udent s must be in a supervised act ivit y or should
leave t he building or wait in t he front of t he building wit h t he guard. Aft er 5: 30 PM, st udent s who are
wait ing for rides must wait in t he guard’s area or out side t he front door of t he building.

On Friday, st udent s must leave t he school 15 minut es aft er dismissal unless t hey are wit h a t eacher.

Hi gh School
From 4: 00 PM unt il 5: 30 PM, Monday t hrough Thursday, High School st udent s may st ay aft er school t o

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work in super v i sed areas ( st udy hall, Library, Technology Lab) or ot her open areas of t he school, meet
wit h a t eacher, or part icipat e in aft er- school act ivit ies. High School st udent s are given t he privilege t o
work in open areas ( not classrooms) as long as t hey act responsibly and make sure t hey keep t hese
areas neat and clean. Aft er 5: 30 PM, st udent s who remain t he in building must be in a supervised act ivit y
or should leave t he building. St udent s who are wait ing for rides must wait in t he guard’s area or out side
t he front door of t he building.

On Friday, st udent s must leave t he school 15 minut es aft er dismissal unless t hey are wit h a t eacher.

St udent s who leave t he building aft er school and ret urn for an act ivit y may be asked by t he guard for
t heir st udent I D.


Eat i ng and Dr i nk i ng
Eat i ng Ar eas
As a means of respect ing and prot ect ing t he school’s propert y and equipment , t here is t o be no eat ing in
t he halls or in t he classrooms ot her t han during t eacher- direct ed act ivit ies. The only except ion is t hat
st udent s may have a wat er bot t le in t heir classes. Open cans or cont ainers of beverages should not be
carried t hrough t he halls or st ored in lockers.

Lunch Ti me
• Middle school st udent s must report t o t he cafet eria at t he beginning of t he lunch period. From
t here, t hey may sign out t o go t o one of t he designat ed alt ernat ive luncht ime areas ( meet ing
rooms, t est make- up, academic help cent ers, Library, et c. )
• St udent s who wish t o see an individual t eacher/ Counselor must have a not e from t hat
t eacher/ Counselor in order t o be excused from t he lunch room.
• High School st udent s may eat in t he cafet eria, t he out door eat ing area, or in ot her supervised
areas of t he building ( at rium, alcove, et c. ) , provided t hat t hey leave t he areas clean and do not
disrupt Middle School classes.
• Each st udent must clean up her/ his lunch space before leaving t he cafet eria or out door eat ing
area.
• When leaving t he out door eat ing area, st udent s may go only t o t he at hlet ic fields, t ennis court s,
soft ball field, and blackt op. They may not congregat e in t he parking lot .
• All eat ing must be done in t he designat ed areas. No food or drink may be brought t o t he at hlet ic
areas.
• St udent s, ot her t han seniors and j uniors who sign out t o go off campus, must reent er t he
building t hrough t he out door eat ing area’s ent rance t o t he lunch room.
• St udent s are responsible for being on t ime for t heir aft er- lunch classes.

See Kashrut policy for det ails concerning foods permit t ed in t he building and on school- sponsored t rips.

School Lunches
The School lunch program is designed t o provide each part icipat ing st udent wit h sufficient food for each
lunch period. School lunches are available only for t hose st udent s who have paid for t hem. Once a
st udent has signed up for a lunch plan, her/ his st udent I D card will be programmed wit h her/ his
part icular plan. Therefore, st udent s need t heir I D cards t o ent er t he lunch line. A st udent who has
forgot t en her/ his I D over five t imes during a session may not receive lunch, unt il he/ she has purchased
a new I D. Because t he amount of food prepared each day is int ended t o be sufficient for t hose st udent s
who have purchased lunch, it is unet hical and inappropriat e for st udent s who part icipat e in t he lunch
program t o share food wit h ot her st udent s.
• When going t hrough t he lunch line, st udent s may not get ext ra food t o give t o a friend.
• St udent s on t he lunch plan are ent it led t o pick what t hey would like from t he menu. This does
not mean t hat t hey can get one of everyt hing and give what t hey don’t want t o someone else.
• Food is available in t he office for t hose st udent s not on t he lunch plan who forget t o bring a
lunch. These st udent s should not ask someone t o get t hem food from t he cafet eria.


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All individual lunches/ snacks brought int o school must be dairy or pareve ( i. e. , non- meat ) .

Seniors and j uniors wit h off- campus privileges may not bring cooked food from non- kosher rest aurant s
ont o campus.

Seni or Lounge
The Senior Lounge has been designat ed as a rest and relaxat ion area for seniors during t imes when t hey
have no scheduled class. Seniors who use t he lounge during free periods are responsible for remaining
quiet and for keeping t he area clean. Seniors may eat lunch in t heir alcove ONLY if it remains quiet and
clean.

School Cl osi ngs and Del ay ed Openi ngs/ Cl osi ngs
I n t he event of inclement weat her result ing in t he closing of school or a delayed opening, t he school
follows t he decision of Mont gomery Count y Public Schools ( MCPS) for t he first day of t he
closure/ delay. For example, if MCPS is closed for t he full day, CESJDS is closed for t he full day. I f
MCPS opens t wo hours lat e, CESJDS opens t wo hours lat e.

I f MCPS is closed for mult iple days consecut ively as t he result of a weat her event , CESJDS does not
necessarily follow t he pract ice of MCPS aft er t he first day and may make an independent decision.

I n cases t hat may necessit at e an unscheduled early dismissal or affect aft er- school act ivit ies, t he school
will make an independent decision as t o t he t ime of t he dismissal and t he st at us of aft er- school act ivit ies.

I f t here is inclement weat her on a day when MCPS is already scheduled t o be closed, CESJDS will make
an independent decision regarding whet her t o close for t he day, t o open on a delayed schedule, or t o
open on t ime.

I nformat ion regarding inclement weat her schedules is recorded on t he school voice mail greet ing and is
e- mailed t o parent s. I nformat ion is also announced on t he radio ( WTOP, WMAL) and on t he t elevision:
Channel 4 ( NBC) , Channel 7 ( ABC) , Channel 9 ( CBS) and Channel 8 ( local access- cable) .

Ear l y Di smi ssal Pl an
On cert ain occasions, when it is deemed necessary t o have an unscheduled early dismissal from school,
t he following procedure may be implement ed:
• All st udent s will remain in t heir classrooms or anot her designat ed area unt il carpools arrive and
names are called.
• Facult y and st aff members will visit each classroom t o obt ain a list of st udent s who are unsure
of t heir t ransport at ion arrangement s. These facult y and st aff members will call parent s ( or
ot her designat ed emergency cont act persons) and t hen give t hose st udent s inst ruct ions about
how t o proceed.
• Carpool drivers will come t o t he guard’s desk, or ot her designat ed area, wit h a writ t en list of
st udent s t hey pick up. St udent s will be cont act ed and will t hen report t o t he front lobby area.
• Buses will leave at t he t ime of official dismissal.
• St udent s who have a personal vehicle at t he school will be allowed t o leave if weat her permit s.
Ot herwise, parent s will be not ified t o make arrangement s for t heir children t o leave school.

St udent Tr anspor t at i on and Par k i ng
Buses
The School provides bus service on a fee basis. See Sefer Echad for more det ails. St udent s who violat e
school rules on t he bus ride t o and from school are subj ect t o t he School’s discipline procedures and may
lose t heir bus privileges.

Car pool s
For t he safet y of all st udent s, we encourage parent s dropping st udent s off t o do so on school propert y in
designat ed locat ions. We have st aff available during carpool t o assist families in get t ing everyone t o

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school in a t imely and safe manner. The School has developed procedures t hat allow for a smoot h and
safe carpool syst em. Carpool drivers will drop off and pick up st udent s at t he sidewalk closest t o t he
facult y/ st aff parking lot . I t i s i mper at i ve t hat al l st udent s w ho use t he car pool cr oss at t he mai n
cr ossw al k i n f r ont of t he school . I f possible, st udent s should ent er and exit t he car on t he driver’s
side. Caut ion must be used if st udent s will ent er or exit on t he passenger’s side. Due t o st udent safet y
issues, please do not drop- off st udent s along Boiling Brook Parkway or in ot her non- designat ed areas.
However, if you decide t o drop off st udent s off school propert y, please do so in a parking area such as
KosherMart . Please do not park or drop off st udent s in Nash’s Carpet parking lot because your car may
be t owed. I t is ext remely dangerous t o drop off st udent s on st reet s adj acent t o t he school, especially
Boiling Brook Parkway. These st reet s are heavily t raveled and are not monit ored by t he School or local
officials.

Handi capped Par k i ng
The handicapped parking spaces should at NO t ime be used for st udent drop- off or pick- up. Only
vehicles t hat have a handicapped license plat e or permit are allowed t o use handicapped spaces.

Publ i c Tr anspor t at i on
The School is accessible by Met ro ( Red Line, Whit e Flint St at ion) and Ride- On bus # 38. Ride- On bus # 38
t ravels a rout e bet ween Mont gomery Mall and Wheat on St at ion and may be a good t ransport at ion opt ion
for some st udent s living along t he rout e.

All st udent s under 18 are able t o ride free on Mont gomery Count y’s Ride- On bus syst em weekdays from
2: 00 PM unt il 7: 00 PM, year round. The free fares apply t o st udent s at bot h independent and public
schools. St udent s may use t heir st udent I D cards t o obt ain bus passes. At t he t ime t he pass is issued,
each st udent will also receive a st udent responsibilit ies list and st udent bill of right s. Should eit her of
t hese be violat ed, t he t ransit aut horit y reserves t he right t o suspend t he st udent ’s free use of t he Ride-
On syst em. The passes are issued for a period of one year and may be renewed.

St udent s should be reminded t hat t he Ride- On bus st op is in front of a privat e home. Since t he school
want s t o maint ain a good relat ionship wit h it s neighbors on and near Boiling Brook Parkway and Hunt ers
Lane, st udent s are urged t o wait at t he bus st op quiet ly and t o be sure t hat any lit t er is picked up before
t hey board t he bus.

Call Mont gomery Count y Transit ( 301- 217- 7433) for furt her informat ion regarding bus rout es.

St udent and Vi si t or Par k i ng Dur i ng t he School Day
I f a st udent wit h school parking privileges is seen driving in an unsafe manner, he/ she subj ect t o losing
his/ her school parking privileges. St udent drivers must regist er t heir cars wit h School officials and must
park only in t he lot adj acent t o t he t ennis court s. The lot direct ly in front of t he Schoo’=s ent rance is for
facult y and st aff. Guest s should be aware t hat t here are t wo 15 minut es parking spaces for t hose who
st op briefly at t he School, and t hat t here is t o be no parking in t he reserved parking spaces.

Parking spot s are reserved for administ rat ors who come in and out of t he building during t he school day.
Those spaces are reserved 24 hours a day. Please do not park in t hose spaces at any t ime.



ADMI SSI ONS, RE- ENROLLMENT AND WI THDRAWAL

Admi ssi ons
The Upper School welcomes applicat ions from qualified candidat es who are int erest ed in an int ensive
Jewish educat ion in a rigorous, engaging, dual- curriculum program. St udent s who complet e our Lower
School do not need t o submit an applicat ion for ent ry int o our 7
t h
grade program; however, mat riculat ion
int o t he sevent h grade is subj ect t o t he review of t he Middle School Direct or in consult at ion wit h t he
Lower School ( see Re- enrollment policy) .

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St udent s from ot her Jewish day schools may ent er at any grade level. St udent s from public or non-
Jewish independent schools may ent er in grades 7- 9. St udent s may ent er in grade 10 when specific
requirement s are met . For furt her informat ion, cont act t he Upper School Admissions Direct or.

Re- enr ol l ment
I n cases of st udent s who experience serious academic and/ or behavioral difficult ies, t he School may deny
re- enrollment for t he following year. Every effort will be made t o alert families t o such a possibilit y as
early as possible; however, in ext reme cases t he School reserves t he right t o make re- enrollment
decisions at t he end of t he year even aft er re- enrollment cont ract s have been ret urned. I n such cases,
t he School will make every effort t o counsel families and t o assist t hem in finding a more suit able
placement for t heir child.

Wi t hdr aw al
Parent s who need t o wit hdraw t heir child during t he school year should cont act t he st udent ’s Counselor
concerning wit hdrawal procedures. All wit hdrawal request s must be put in writ ing and direct ed t o t he
Business Office. Families who know early t hat t heir child will not re- enroll for t he following academic
year are asked t o inform t he st udent ’s Counselor.

Leav e of Absence
A leave of absence may be request ed by parent s whose st udent s are going t o be away from t he School
for a period of one year or less. Parent s should cont act t he School as soon as possible. For a leave of
absence from 7
t h
or 8
t h
grade, parent s should cont act t he Middle School Direct or. For a leave of
absence during High School, parent s should cont act t he Dean of St udent s. The School has st rict
requirement s for t he grant ing of a leave of absence, but we are happy t o work wit h families t o det ermine
suit able arrangement s.

St udent Resi dence
The School’s policy is t o enroll st udent s who reside wit h a parent or anot her legal guardian.

Separ at i on f r om School
The School reserves t he uncondit ional right t o suspend, expel or deny re- enrollment t o any st udent at
any t ime for academic, behavioral, or at t it udinal reasons if it concludes t hat CESJDS is not an appropriat e
school for t he st udent , or if t he parent s’/ guardians’ relat ionship wit h t he School becomes uncooperat ive.



RELI GI OUS OBSERVANCE, PLURALI SM AND SCHOOL LI FE

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I n God’ s goodness cr eat i on i s r enew ed cont i nual l y The Shachar i t Ser v i ce

The Charles E. Smit h Jewish Day School t akes pride in it s commit ment t o serve a broad spect rum of t he
Jewish communit y. The School’s religious guidelines have been developed t o preserve t he specific
pluralist ic vision of t he CESJDS communit y.

I sr ael
The creat ion of t he St at e of I srael is one of t he seminal event s in Jewish hist ory. Recognizing t he
significance of t he St at e and it s nat ional inst it ut ions, we seek t o inst ill in our st udent s an at t achment t o
t he St at e of I srael and it s people as well as a sense of responsibilit y for t heir welfare.

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Mi ny an
Each school day includes wit h morning t efillot ( prayers) . The morning service ( in Hebrew, it is called
Shacharit ) provides st udent s wit h opport unit ies for worship, int rospect ion, reflect ion and communal
gat hering. As we face each new day, t he lit urgy serves as a daily reminder of essent ial Jewish values
such as t he import ance of st udy, respect for ot hers, I srael and t ikkun olam ( repairing t he world) . As a
communit y school, we have a pluralist ic vision for worship experiences. This philosophy is reflect ed in
our underst anding t hat st udent s come wit h different personal ideas about prayer and spirit ual expression.
The School offers several opt ions for Minyan in bot h Middle School and High School. Some of t hese
opt ions involve t radit ional, lit urgical prayer, while ot hers incorporat e experient ial act ivit ies pert aining t o
Jewish learning, worship, cult ure or art s. All Minyan opt ions provide opport unit ies for learning and for
st udent leadership.

A complet e, descript ive list of Minyan opt ions for 2010- 2011 may be obt ained from t he Principal.

St udent s cannot be involved in any ot her school- relat ed act ivit y during Minyan, nor can t hey be in
meet ings wit h t eachers or Counselors.


Kashr ut Pol i cy
One way in which we maint ain t he communal nat ure of CESJDS by adopt ing communit y norms t hat
enable as many Jewish families as possible t o feel comfort able in our school environment . Therefore,
kashrut st andards are maint ained t hroughout t he School. I t is of paramount import ance t o t he fabric of
daily school life t hat t hese guidelines be followed by all st udent s and families.

School Lunches
All individual lunches must be dai r y or par ev e ( non- dai r y and non- meat ) .

Caf et er i a
The kit chen is under t he full- t ime supervision of t he Vaad Harabanim of Great er Washingt on ( Rabbinical
Council of Great er Washingt on) .

School Pr ogr ams
• No meat product s are t o be brought int o t he school.
• Home- baked or - cooked foods—even from a kosher home—are not allowed t o be shared
communally. They may be brought in individual st udent lunches, provided t hat t hey are dairy or
pareve.
• Kashrut is observed at all school- sponsored event s, including t hose out side t he School facilit ies.
• I f out side cat ering services are used for a School event , t he provider of t hese services will be
under t he supervision of t he Vaad Harabanim of Great er Washingt on ( Rabbinical Council of
Great er Washingt on) or anot her accept able agency of Rabbinical supervision.

Kosher Pr oduct s
When st udent s are asked t o bring in food for special classroom act ivit ies, t hey are permit t ed t o bring only
sealed, st ore- bought it ems wit h an approved kashrut cert ificat ion symbol. Some examples of accept able
symbols include t hose appearing below, t hough t here are ot her accept able symbols as well. I f you have
quest ions about accept able kashrut cert ificat ion, please cont act t he Food Service Manager or t he
Principal.



As part icipant s in co- curricular act ivit ies, st udent s may become involved in t he planning of food

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funct ions. No food funct ion can be planned wit hout t he part icipat ion of t he co- curricular advisor, who is
responsible for following t he School’s kashrut policy for such act ivit ies. The School will only aut horize
rest aurant s or cat erers approved by t he Vaad Harabanim of Great er Washingt on or by anot her
accept able agency of Rabbinical supervision.

Fami l y Cel ebr at i ons
So t hat all st udent s can feel comfort able and respect ed, t he School asks t hat st udent s and t heir parent s
provide kosher food at bat / bar mit zvah celebrat ions and ot her part ies t o which CESJDS st udent s are
invit ed. I f a bat / bar mit zvah recept ion is not kosher- cat ered, t he School asks t hat kosher food be
provided for t hose at t endees who do observe kashrut . Quest ions about kashrut should be direct ed t o
t he Principal.

Shabbat and Hol i day s
The beaut y and meaning of Shabbat are an int egral part of our school’s curriculum and spirit . While
t here are different pat t erns of observance among our st udent body, we st rive t o creat e an environment
in which a broad segment of our st udent s can feel comfort able and can be exposed t o diverse
approaches. Toward t hat goal, t he following guidelines should be followed:
• No School business is t o be conduct ed by st udent s, st aff or parent s from t he beginning of
Shabbat ( or fest ivals) unt il t he end of Shabbat ( or fest ivals) . Please consult t he school calendar
for candle light ing and Havdalah t imes ( t imes for t he beginning and ending of Shabbat ) .
• School programs occurring on Sat urday night will not st art earlier t han one hour aft er t he end of
Shabbat .
• We encourage st udent s t o t ake st andardized t est s ( SATs and ACTs) on t he Sunday t est dat es.
See “ St andardized Test ing” and t he calendar for a list of t hese dat es and t est locat ions, and see
t he College Guidance Office for inst ruct ions on request ing a Sunday t est dat e.
• We encourage st udent s t o plan t heir privat e part ies so as not t o coincide wit h Shabbat . The
Upper School Admissions Direct or has informat ion concerning home hospit alit y near synagogues
for st udent s invit ed t o a bat / bar mit zvah celebrat ion who do not ride in an aut omobile on
Shabbat .

Our School does not seek t o define or j udge an individual st udent ’s pract ices. Rat her, our goals are:
• t o fost er an environment in which st udent s wit h different approaches t o Jewish belief and
pract ice feel comfort able and respect ed
• t o provide st udent s wit h an underst anding of diverse approaches t o Judaism
• t o promot e int eract ion among st udent s wit h diverse perspect ives and t o encourage st udent s t o
learn from one anot her’s approaches.

We encourage all our st udent s t o view Shabbat as an “ island in t ime” ( Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s
phrase) in which t hey and t heir families can grow spirit ually and emot ionally. Many st udent s and t heir
families have found Shabbat t o be an invaluable opport unit y t o share t he past week’s learning or t o
discuss ideas, t hought s, and feelings in general. Shabbat can be a wonderful t ime for st udent s and t heir
families t o rediscover each ot her aft er a busy week of school and work.

Homew or k
The School has developed specific guidelines concerning assignment s over Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
See Homework policy.

Shabbat oni m
St udent s in grades 8- 12 have t he opport unit y t o spend Shabbat t oget her in a school- sponsored
Shabbat on ( at Capit al Camps and Ret reat Cent er for grades 8, 9 and 12; out side Philadelphia for grade
10; in New York Cit y for grade 11) . The Shabbat onim allow st udent s t o bond wit h all t heir classmat es,
t o experience a vibrant Shabbat at mosphere, t o get t o know CESJDS facult y in an informal set t ing and
t o enj oy t he camp or cit y facilit ies.

Our guidelines for Shabbat onim are designed t o promot e t he building of communit y and t o fost er t he
t hree goals of Jewish pluralism out lined above. Shabbat will be celebrat ed t oget her wit hin a framework
t hat is j oyful, pluralist ic, and t radit ional. St udent s are encouraged t o be open t o learning from one


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anot her’s approaches. Opport unit ies for bot h highly t radit ional and more progressive forms of worship
will be provided on every Shabbat on.

No st udent s, chaperones, or ot her visit ors may drive t o or from t he Shabbat on locat ion during Shabbat
wit hout prior aut horizat ion from t he Principal.

Pr i v at e Par t i es
We ask parent s t o be sensit ive t o t he religious diversit y of t he st udent body—especially wit h regard t o
kashrut and Shabbat —when planning a privat e part y.

Tr i ps
School- sponsored t rips and Shabbat onim are an int egral part of t he co- curricular school program.
St udent s in good st anding ( academically and behaviorally) are welcome t o part icipat e in all school-
sponsored field t rips. Absence from required programs is considered as absence from class, and st udent s
who miss required t rips will have t o complet e an assignment on t he t rip’s t heme, or when possible, make
up t he act ivit y at anot her t ime. I n addit ion t o whole grade t rips, individual classes occasionally t ake day
t rips. When t his happens, school buses and/ or t he Met ro or parent drivers will be used for t ransport at ion.
Parent s will be not ified in advance of such t rips. CESJDS facult y members always accompany st udent s on
school t rips.

When a st udent is part icipat ing in a special t rip, act ivit y or program t hat result s in missing ot her classes,
it is t he st udent ’s responsibilit y t o inform her/ his t eachers in advance. St udent s are responsible for all
work due t hat day and should be prepared for class in t he event t he act ivit y is post poned or canceled for
any reason.

St udent s must remember t hey are represent ing everyone at CESJDS wherever t hey go. The behavior of
every st udent is expect ed t o be above reproach.

The CESJDS Dress Code applies t o t rips unless ot herwise informed by t he t rip’s coordinat or. On t rips
out side of School, male st udent s are encouraged t o keep t heir heads covered. They are not required t o
do so, unless a member of t he facult y indicat es t hat headcovering is required for a part icular t rip.
Examples of such t rips may include, but are not limit ed t o, visit s t o synagogues or cert ain performances.

Any food purchased or consumed by st udent s on School- sponsored t rips must follow t he same guidelines
as food t hat is brought int o t he School for individual st udent lunches ( see “ School Programs, ” above) . I f
a meal at a rest aurant is included as a formal component of t he t rip, it will t ake place at a rest aurant t hat
is cert ified as kosher.

For evening t rips, please cont act t he securit y guard for current informat ion: 301- 881- 1400 ext ension
4919.

St udent s who demonst rat e inappropriat e behavior in school or who have poor at t endance records may
not be allowed t o part icipat e in school t rips.

Assembl i es
At various t imes during t he year, t he ent ire school or select ed grade levels ( or classes) will at t end special
gat herings. These programs are int egral part s of school life because t hey allow us t o celebrat e,
commemorat e, and supplement classroom learning in unique ways.

St udent s are expect ed t o ent er and leave t hese gat herings quiet ly and respect fully, and t o follow any
announced seat ing guidelines. St udent s who act inappropriat ely during such gat herings will be seen by
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BEHAVI OR AND DI SCI PLI NE

Et hical, respect ful and responsible behaviors are prerequisit es t o learning, and t he Charles E. Smit h
Jewish Day School communit y expect s t hose behaviors from all of it s members. To t hat end, t he School
has developed a specific list of behavioral expect at ions t hat set t he proper t one for a school and can
serve as a guide for st udent s for bot h t he present and t he fut ure.

Al cohol and Ot her I l l egal Dr ugs
The possession and use of alcohol, t obacco and ot her drugs are bot h dangerous and illegal. CESJDS
st udent s are prohibit ed from possessing, using, dist ribut ing, and being under t he influence of alcohol,
t obacco and ot her illegal drugs anywhere on School grounds or at any School- sponsored act ivit y.
St udent s are not permit t ed t o share or dist ribut e any medicat ions. St udent s violat ing t hese rules are
subj ect t o disciplinary consequences t hat may include dismissal from t he School, suspension, prohibit ion
from part icipat ing in t he Senior Trip t o Europe and I srael, and police referral. The severit y of t he
consequence will be det ermined by t he School administ rat ion and will depend upon mult iple fact ors,
including t he specific circumst ances of t he act ion and t he st udent ’s record of prior behavior. Addit ionally,
because every member of t he CESJDS communit y is expect ed t o uphold t he values of t he communit y at
all t imes, and because we t ake a keen int erest in t he development of our st udent s bot h inside and
out side t he classroom, st udent s who are found t o have used or possessed alcohol or ot her drugs out side
of school may be subj ect t o disciplinary act ion by t he School as well.

I n order for t he School t o maint ain a healt hy working and educat ional environment , no st udent may
smoke in t he School building, anywhere on School grounds, at any School- relat ed act ivit ies or off campus
during school hours. St udent s violat ing t his rule are breaking t he law and are subj ect t o suspension
and/ or dismissal from t he School.

Parent s need t o be mindful of t heir legal and moral responsibilit ies when host ing t eens in t heir homes.
The welfare of t he ent ire CESJDS communit y is at st ake when parent s allow unsupervised part ies in t heir
homes and condone t he use of alcohol or ot her drugs.

Danger ous I t ems
St udent s may not have in t heir possession any weapon ( including a t oy weapon) or ot her dangerous
it ems on School grounds or at a School- sponsored act ivit y. This includes, but is not limit ed t o, any t ype
of gun, knife, blade, club, met al knuckles, mace, and chemical spray. St udent s in violat ion of t his rule
are subj ect t o having any such it em confiscat ed and t o disciplinary act ion t hat may include dismissal from
t he School, suspension, prohibit ion from part icipat ing in t he Senior Trip t o Europe and I srael, and police
referral.

Pot ent i al l y Di sr upt i ve I t ems
Handheld elect ronic devices such as cell phones and iPods can be used for const ruct ive educat ional
purposes, but t hey also have t he pot ent ial t o be disrupt ive. These devices must remain t urned off and
out of sight during t he school day ( including passing t imes and lunch) , unless a t eacher allows st udent s
t o use t hem as part of an educat ional act ivit y. During st udy hall, st udent s may list en t o music wit h
headphones, at t he discret ion of t he t eacher. St udent s who violat e t hese rule risk having t hese it ems
confiscat ed. A st udent who violat es t hese rules for a t hird t ime will be assigned an aft er- school
det ent ion.

There is t o be no rollerblading, scoot ering, skat ing or skat eboarding inside school at all or on school
propert y bet ween 7: 30 AM and 5: 30 PM.

Audio or visual recordings of any t ype are prohibit ed while on t he CESJDS propert y or while at t ending
any off- campus, School- sponsored event , such as field t rips, wit hout t he express writ t en permission of
t he Head of School or Principal. This includes, but is not limit ed t o, audio and/ or visual recording devices
such as camcorders, t ape recorders and camera phones. Failure t o comply wit h t his regulat ion may
result in sanct ions from t he School as well as possible local, st at e, and federal legal ramificat ions.

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The only except ions t o t his regulat ion are during sport ing event s and award ceremonies. Any recordings
made during t hese event s must be for personal use only and not violat e any local, st at e or federal
regulat ion. These recordings may not be post ed for public viewing wit hout t he permission of t he School
as well as any person or persons who may be ident ified in t hese recordings. Any quest ions about t his
policy or when recordings may be made should be direct ed t o t he Head of School or Principal.

St udent s may use a camera in school on Yom Ha’at zma’ut , Purim, Color War and t he last day of school.

Fi ght i ng
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I t is inevit able t hat conflict s will arise bet ween people in t his communit y. St udent s whose conflict
has become part icularly heat ed should seek t he help of a peer, a t eacher, a Counselor or anot her
adult t o resolve t he disput e in a peaceful and const ruct ive manner. Physical fight ing during school
hours or on School grounds at any t ime is complet ely prohibit ed. Because t he appearance of fight ing
is so harmful t o our communit y values, play- fight ing, including snowball or wat er fight s, is forbidden.
St udent s who allow a disput e t o result in a verbal or physical fight are subj ect t o disciplinary act ion
t hat may include suspension and/ or dismissal from t he School.

St udent s who wit ness a fight should alert a st aff member. St udent s who encourage fight s, even by
st anding by wit hout get t ing help, will be subj ect t o disciplinary act ion.

Thef t and Vandal i sm
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Respect for anot her’s propert y, whet her an individual’s or an inst it ut ion’s, is a basic principle of t his
communit y. Theft is t he t aking of propert y wit hout specific permission. Vandalism is t he defacing or
damaging of anot her’s propert y. I ncluded in vandalism is t he deliberat e misuse of t he School’s comput er
net work as st at ed in t he Technology Agreement . St udent s who st eal or vandalize are subj ect t o
disciplinary act ion t hat may include financial penalt ies, loss of privileges, suspension, dismissal from t he
School, and police referral. The severit y of t he consequence will be det ermined by t he School
administ rat ion and will depend upon mult iple fact ors, including t he specific circumst ances of t he act ion
and t he st udent ’s record of prior behavior.

Har assment
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Harassment is defined as t roubling, annoying, or t orment ing anot her person t hrough verbal, physical,
visual, digit al and/ or elect ronic means . Sexual harassment is t he act of unwelcome or inappropriat e
sexual advances, whet her verbal, physical, visual, digit al, and/ or elect ronic. These behaviors will not be
t olerat ed wit hin our communit y as t hey are in opposit ion t o our most basic et hical considerat ions.
St udent s violat ing t his rule are subj ect t o aft er- school det ent ion, suspension ( in or out of school) and/ or
dismissal from t he School, prohibit ion from part icipat ion in t he Senior Trip t o Europe and I srael, and/ or
police referral. The severit y of t he consequence will be det ermined by t he School administ rat ion and will
depend upon mult iple fact ors, including t he specific circumst ances of t he act ion and t he st udent ’s record
of prior behavior.






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Rudeness or I nsubor di nat i on
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Gr eet ev er y per son cheer f ul l y . Av ot 1: 15

A st udent who demonst rat es direct disobedience t o an adult in t he School or rudeness t o an adult or
st udent shows serious disrespect for our communit y values. A st udent who is rude or disrespect ful
may be sent t o speak wit h an administ rat or. Following t he conversat ion, t he administ rat or will
cont act t he st udent ’s parent s and may assign t he st udent disciplinary consequences ( such as
det ent ion or suspension from ext ra- curricular act ivit ies) . Repeat ed disciplinary referrals for
disrespect , or even a single incident t hat is deemed t o be part icularly hurt ful or egregious, may result
in suspension from school.

Rudeness and disrespect in t he classroom can be highly disrupt ive t o t he academic progress of t he
class. St udent s who repeat edly disrupt a class in t his way may be subj ect t o academic penalt ies in
t he “ Class Part icipat ion” component of t he course grade.

I nappr opr i at e Language
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The use of obscene or racially, et hnically, or sexually offensive language causes great damage t o t he
st abilit y of t his learning communit y and t herefore is not t olerat ed. St udent s who use such language
are subj ect t o disciplinary act ion and possibly suspension/ or dismissal from t he School. The severit y
of t he consequence will be det ermined by t he School administ rat ion and will depend upon mult iple
fact ors, including t he specific circumst ances of t he act ion and t he st udent ’s record of prior behavior.

Cheat i ng and Pl agi ar i sm
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Keep f ar f r om f al si t y . Ex odus 23: 6

St udent s at CESJDS are expect ed t o uphold values of personal int egrit y and honest y. A st udent who
plagiarizes or cheat s has act ed in a manner cont radict ory t o t he values of our School, our communit y,
and our t radit ion. St udent s who engage in cheat ing or plagiarism will receive serious academic penalt ies
( see following sect ion on consequences) .

” Plagiarism is using anot her person’s words or ideas wit hout giving credit t o t he ot her person. When you
use someone else’s words, you must put quot at ion marks around t hem and give t he writ er or speaker
credit by revealing t he source in a cit at ion. Even if you revise or paraphrase t he words of someone else
or j ust use t heir ideas, you st ill must give t he aut hor credit in a not e. Not giving due credit t o t he creat or
of an idea or [ t o his or her] writ ing is very much like lying. I f you didn’t t hink of it and writ e it all on
your own, and you didn’t cit e ( or writ e down) t he sources where you found t he ideas or t he words, it ’s
probably plagiarism” ( St udent Cheat ing and Plagiarism in t he I nt ernet Era, 2000) .

A st udent is plagiarizing when s/ he:
• uses someone else’s words wit hout quot at ion marks and cit at ion
• paraphrases wit hout giving credit
• uses someone else’s ideas wit hout giving credit

All of t his applies t o quot at ions and ideas from books, int erviews, int ernet sit es, magazines and/ or class
not es.

For proper cit at ion st yle, High School st udent s should consult The Brief Penguin Handbook; Middle School
st udent s should consult Writ ers I nc.


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Cheat ing is “ [ depriving] of somet hing valuable by deceit or fraud” ( Webst er’s Third New I nt ernat ional
Dict ionary) . This includes copying anot her’s work or giving away one’s own work, whet her on t est s,
quizzes, homework or papers. I f you had any help t hat you don’t want your t eacher or parent s t o know
about , you probably cheat ed” ( St udent Cheat ing and Plagiarism in t he I nt ernet Era, 2000) .

A st udent is cheat ing on homework when s/ he:
• copies someone else’s homework
• gives her/ his homework t o someone for copying
A st udent is cheat ing on quizzes/ t est s when s/ he:
• has and/ or uses unaut horized mat erial during a t est / quiz
• t alks during a t est / quiz wit hout express permission of t he t eacher
• looks at anot her st udent ’s t est / quiz
• obt ains a copy of a t est / quiz beforehand
• discusses or shares any part of a t est / quiz wit h ot hers who have not yet t aken it
• looks up informat ion or not es bet ween sect ions of a t est / quiz administ ered wit h ext ended
t ime
A st udent is cheat ing on a paper or essay when s/ he:
• submit s anot her’s work as her/ his own
• submit s one’s own work t hat was complet ed in anot her course wit hout prior approval of bot h
t eachers
• gives someone her/ his work which could result in t hat person using it as her/ his own
• uses someone else’s out line t o writ e a paper or essay
• has someone else writ e t he paper for him/ her
• obt ains and submit s as one’s own work a paper from an int ernet sit e or ot her locat ion
• violat es any of t he plagiarism definit ions cit ed above

The above examples are int ended t o be illust rat ive, not exhaust ive.

Paramet ers for group work are set by individual t eachers. However, “ group work” never means direct or
indirect copying from anot her st udent ’s work.

When a st udent put s her/ his name on somet hing, s/ he is indicat ing t hat t he work is her/ his own; if a
st udent ’s name is t he only name t hat appears, t he st udent is indicat ing t hat t his is t he work of t hat
st udent , working alone. When st udent s work t oget her on anyt hing and creat e a document , t he names of
every aut hor must appear on t he submit t ed work.

Consequences f or Pl agi ar i sm and Cheat i ng

1. Where t he fact s and circumst ances of plagiarism or cheat ing are clear, t he t eacher will ent er a
zero* for t he assignment . I n addit ion, t he st udent ’s parent s will be informed, a not at ion will be
placed in t he st udent ’s file, and t he st udent may also be suspended from co- curricular act ivit ies.

* I n Middle School, in cert ain inst ances, st udent s may have an opport unit y t o rewrit e for part ial
credit .

2. Where t he fact s and circumst ances of plagiarism or cheat ing require furt her inquiry, t here shall
be appoint ed an ad hoc commit t ee t o include: t he t eacher, t he chair of t he t eacher’s depart ment ,
one ot her facult y member and an administ rat or. The commit t ee shall report it s det erminat ion of
whet her plagiarism or cheat ing has occurred.

3. Should a st udent be found t o have cheat ed or plagiarized mult iple t imes, he/ she may be subj ect
t o furt her disciplinary act ion, possibly including aut omat ic failure of t he course or dismissal from
t he School.


Comput er and Net w or k Use
The School is fort unat e t o have cont inually- expanding t echnological resources for t he enhancement of
it s learning programs and administ rat ive operat ions. The comput er equipment and net work services
are for educat ional use only. Access t o t he School’s net work and websit e carries wit h it t he
responsibilit y for proper use of t hose resources and CESJDS comput ing facilit ies. Access t o t hese

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t echnology resources is a privilege t hat comes wit h responsibilit ies. Any breach of t hese responsibilit ies
may result in t he suspension or t erminat ion of all school t echnology privileges as well as ot her
disciplinary act ion. A list of prohibit ed act ivit ies is found in t he Technology Access Agreement .
At t endance at school signifies t hat a st udent has accept ed t he t erms of t his agreement and commit t ed
t o abide by t hem.

Tablet lapt ops are t o be used for school- relat ed work only. St udent s are not permit t ed t o use t heir
lapt ops during t he day for non- school- relat ed funct ions.

Gambl i ng
Gambling for money, ot her t han at school- sponsored charit y fund raisers, is prohibit ed. A st udent in
violat ion of t his rule is subj ect t o disciplinary act ion.

Cut t i ng Cl asses or Act i vi t i es
St udent s who miss class or any required school act ivit y wit hout a document ed and legit imat e excuse
show a lack of respect for t he School program. St udent s who cut class will receive an academic penalt y
( See At t endance Policy) . Ot her disciplinary act ions will be t aken concerning st udent s who skip ot her
school act ivit ies.

Di sci pl i ne Pr ocedur es
The School’s disciplinary procedures have been creat ed t o educat e st udent s t oward full account abilit y for
t heir behavior. I n general, t hese procedures are based on t he Jewish concept of t eshuva. I n t he case
of rout ine behavioral problems, st udent s are expect ed, wit h adult help, t o learn from t heir mist akes,
correct t heir behavior, and t o make amends when necessary. I n t he case of more serious behavior
problems, st udent s will be sent t o t he office for disciplinary referral and will be seen by an administ rat or
who will:
• Help t he st udent underst and why s/ he was sent out of class
• Discuss wit h t he st udent her/ his behavior
• I f appropriat e, discuss her/ his pat t erns of behavior
• Discuss ways t he st udent may bet t er handle similar sit uat ions in t he fut ure
• Give consequences, if appropriat e
• Follow up wit h Counselor, if appropriat e
• Follow up wit h t he parent , if appropriat e

I n t he maj orit y of cases, t he administ rat or will discuss wit h t he st udent t he incident so t hat s/ he can
reflect on what t ook place. An import ant benefit of t his syst em is t hat if a st udent has discipline issues
in different classes, t he administ rat or can see t he whole pict ure and involve t he Counselor and/ or parent
when necessary.

I f a st udent is sent out of a class for behavioral reasons, t he parent s should expect t o receive
communicat ion direct ly from t he t eacher.

Ot her consequences, depending on t he infract ion, may include ( but are not limit ed t o) :
• Writ ing a let t er of apology and/ or conference wit h t he t eacher
• Parent conference
• Det ent ion ( Club Period, lunch or aft er school)
• I n- school suspension wit h a learning and int rospect ion assignment
• Suspension of off- campus privilege ( j uniors and seniors)
• Suspension of parking privilege
• Rest rict ion from running for and/ or removal from st udent government office
• Rest rict ion and/ or removal from co- curricular act ivit ies
• Prohibit ion from part icipat ion in t he Senior Trip t o I srael and Europe
• Suspension from school
• Dismissal from school


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Suspensi on
I f a st udent ’s behavior warrant s t he consequence of being t emporarily removed from t he communit y, he/
she will be suspended for a period of t ime designat ed by t he Principal. This absence from school is
considered an unexcused absence. St udent s are permit t ed t o make up all work
( assignment s/ t est s/ quizzes and homework) missed during t he suspension. As is t he case wit h ot her
unexcused absences, a suspended st udent ’s t rimest er/ quart er grade will be reduced by t hree percent age
point s for each class he/ she misses. I f t he School is conduct ing an inquiry int o allegat ions of serious
misconduct , a st udent may be suspended indefinit ely for t he durat ion of t he inquiry. A fixed
consequence will be assessed once t he inquiry has been concluded.

Pl ease not e: The Common Applicat ion used by most colleges and universit ies asks t he quest ion below of
all College Counselors. The College Counselors at t he Charles E. Smit h Jewish Day School will answer t his
quest ion and we expect t hat st udent s will answer t he similar quest ion on t heir applicat ion honest ly.


SECONDARY SCHOOL REPORT FORM ( COUNSELOR
EVALUATI ON)

Has t he appl i cant ever been f ound r esponsi bl e f or a di sci pl i nar y vi ol at i on at
y our school f r om 9t h gr ade ( or t he i nt er nat i onal equi val ent ) f or w ar d,
w het her r el at ed t o academi c mi sconduct or behavi or al mi sconduct , t hat
r esul t ed i n t he appl i cant ’ s pr obat i on, suspensi on, r emoval , di smi ssal , or
ex pul si on f r om y our i nst i t ut i on? __ Yes __ No

I f y ou answ er ed y es t o ei t her or bot h quest i ons, pl ease at t ach a separ at e
sheet of paper or use y our w r i t t en r ecommendat i on t o gi ve t he appr ox i mat e
dat e of each i nci dent and ex pl ai n t he ci r cumst ances.

I t is t he responsibilit y of t he st udent t o ensure t hat he or she does not become involved in behavior t hat
would lead t o t hese disciplinary consequences, and we st rongly encourage parent s t o discuss
expect at ions for appropriat e behavior wit h t heir children.

Cl ot hi ng
Tzeniut , or modest y in bot h act ion and dress, is a cent ral value wit hin Judaism. I t is import ant t hat
st udent s maint ain an appearance t hat is in accordance wit h t his value, t hat reflect s a posit ive at t it ude
t oward learning and t he st udy of sacred t ext s, and t hat minimizes pot ent ial dist ract ion. The School
expect s st udent s and parent s t o cooperat e fully in t his mat t er so t hat t he School’s mission is accorded
t he ut most dignit y and respect . Cleanliness, neat ness and modest y should be t he general guidelines
followed by a st udent in making her/ his clot hing choices. The following specific guidelines must be
followed while a st udent is on campus ( including lunch t ime) and on t rips, unless special except ions have
been made:
• All shirt s must be long enough t o be t ucked in. , t hough t hey may be worn unt ucked, I f a st udent ’s
midriff or back is exposed when her/ his arms are lift ed, t he st udent is not in compliance wit h t he
dress code.
• All shirt s must have a sleeve ( no cap sleeves) . Mesh t ops, see- t hrough t ops, sleeveless sport s
j erseys and t ank t op shirt s ( alone or visible under an open cardigan) are inappropriat e, as are
t ops which have an immodest ly low neckline.
• No vulgar, obscene, offensive, or suggest ive words, pict ures, or graphics should be worn on any
clot hing or j ewelry. I nappropriat e t opics include alcohol, t obacco or illegal drugs, sexual
innuendo or connot at ion, or profanit y ( words or pict ures) should not appear on clot hing.
• Girls’ skirt s and short s for boys or girls must come t o wit hin t hree inches of t he knee.
• Clot hing is not t o be skint ight . Leggings and ot her pant s t hat cling t o legs may not be worn
wit hout a covering t hat comes t o wit hin t hree inches of t he knee.
• Clot hing may not be ripped above t he knee or excessively baggy. Pant s cannot rest below t he
hip.
• Shoes are t o be safe t o walk in. Spiked heels, very high heeled shoes and shoes wit h wheels are
not permit t ed.
• Spiked j ewelry, chains, uncovered t at t oos, and pierced body part s are not permit t ed in school ( ear
piercings and t ast eful nose piercing are permit t ed) .

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• I f a st udent is wearing clot hing t hat is not addressed in t his list but is deemed by t he
administ rat ion t o be inappropriat e, he/ she may be asked t o change.
• Unless ot herwise indicat ed, t he Dress Code applies during Shabbat onim, Color War, exams and all
t rips sponsored by t he school.

St udent s who are not dressed according t o t he dress code will be sent t o t he office. They will be required
t o put on a school shirt / pant s and ret urn it / t hem cleaned t o t he school t he next day. A st udent who
comes t o school inappropriat ely dressed t hree t imes will be assigned an aft er- school det ent ion.

Head cover i ng
For cent uries, t he covering of t he head has been a cent ral sign of respect and a mark of cult ural
ident ificat ion in t he Jewish t radit ion. I n our School, male st udent s are required t o keep t heir heads
covered at all t imes ( except during Exercise Science classes) , and females are welcome t o do so as well.
Permit t ed head coverings are limit ed t o kippot ; baseball caps; and ot her small, t ast eful head coverings.
While performing during School concert s, present at ions, and assemblies, male st udent s must cover t heir
heads wit h kippot —ot her headcoverings are not permit t ed.
St udent s are expect ed t o provide t heir own kippot , but a limit ed number of kippot are available for
purchase in t he main office.

Per sonal Pr oper t y
I t is not wise t o bring large sums of money or ot her valuables t o school. The School is not responsible
for any personal propert y brought t o school. Not hing should be left on t he floor in t he halls. Backpacks,
bags, et c. left on corridor floors will be brought t o t he office.


Lock er s
Lockers are t he propert y of t he School and should be t reat ed wit h care and respect . The School reserves
t he right t o inspect st udent lockers at any t ime.


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DIRECTORY 2010-2011
ADMINISTRATION
Upper School
Dr. Michael Kay Principal
Roslyn Siegel Landy
Dean of Students
Joan Vander Walde
Middle School Director
Ilana Lipman Assistant Middle
School Director
Susan Rexford Director of
College Guidance
Robin Shapiro Director of
Admissions
Michael Riley Director of
Athletics and Summer
Programs
Dr. David Solomon
Director of Arts Education
Miriam Stein Director of Jewish
Life
Bette Hoover Nurse
Rhona Longman Nurse
Jillian Pedone Assistant to
Principal
Nora Cumberbatch College
Counseling Associate
Marilyn Davis Administrative
Assistant to the Dean and
Testing Coordinator
Sara Moline Administrative
Assistant
Laura Shaw Administrative
Assistant to Middle School
Director

Facility Management
Martin Dempf Chief Engineer
Ebert Vera Bracamonte
Lupe Mejia
Jesus Portillo
Ailet Rosario

Food Services
Erick Gilbert Director
Abraham Sacharow
Mashgiach
Yolanda Mejia
Eyvi Palma
Chung-Hwo Tao
Elmer Vega

General
Jonathan Cannon Head of School
Susan Brinn Siegel
Assistant Head of School, Chief
Financial and Operating Officer
Susan Cohen Director of Admissions
Sharon Metro Roll Director of
Development
Lenore Layman Director of
Educational Support Services
Lori Leatherman Director of
Human Resources
Israel Moskowitz Director of
Facilities and Engineering
David Ritzmann Director of
Information Technology
Sue Bonnett Assistant Director of
Information TechnologyS
Ginger Thornton Director of
Instructional Technology
Marianne Kobylenski Director of
Health, Safety, Security and
Transportation
Jaime Neaman Associate Director of
Campaign and Alumni Relations
Kimberly Dudash Marketing and
Recruitment Associate
Lynn Pastore Executive Assistant to
The Head of School
Rebecca Gutshall Executive
Assistant to the Assistant Head of
and Operations
School, Chief Financial and
Operating Officer
Julie Scott Director of Finance
Ellie Candaffio Receptionist

Officers
David Topol President
Ann Kaplan Vice President
Daniel Abramowitz
Vice-President/Treasurer
Steve Lustig Secretary

FACULTY
Arts
Dr. David Solomon, Chair,
Performing Arts
Jerry Eisner, Photography
Gretchen Gobin, Ceramics
Charles Ostle, Music
Benjamin Tellie, Visual Arts

Educational Support Services
Susan Zuckerman Chair
Elizabeth Frank
Brett Kugler
Michele Valenti
English
Dr. Thomas F. Worden Chair
Michael Abell
Jonathan Fichter
Melissa Fisanich
Caroline Fitzpatrick
Annette Lakein
Dr. David Solomon
James Webner

Guidance
Middle School Counselors
Sarah Kingdom
Marissa Tisch
High School Counselors
Melissa Gartner
Rachel Soifer
College Counseling
Ana Berkman
Michele Davis

Health & Exercise Science
Steven Forestieri Chair
Jay Matula
Jessica Matula Certified
Athletic Trainer
Tamsyn Ryan
Brian Westerman

Hebrew
Yaffa Dagony Coordinator
Talya Edery
Anat Entin
Esther Kalter
Sharon Khen
Hagit Leibowitz
Bracha Ravin
Hannah Rothschild

History
Stephen Manley Chair
Mark Buckley
Michael Connell
Dr. Carleton Cunningham
Marc Dworin
Jeremy Golubcow-Teglasi
Natalie Levitan

Jewish History
Aileen Goldstein Chair
Dr. Sara Coxe
Benjamin Foote
Dodie Goldstein
Grace McMillan
Cynthia Peterman
Bracha Ravin
Miriam Stein

Jewish Text, Thought &
Practice
Rabbi Janet Ozur Bass Chair
Rabbi David Bienenstock
Paul Blank
Sarah Levy
Ilana Lipman
Matthew Lipman
Bracha Ravin
Rabbi Reuvane Slater
Miriam Stein
Etan Weiss

Library
Michelle Zemsky



Mathematics
Dina Levitt Chair
Tori Ball
Matthew Feldman
Dominic Lee
Sam Smedinghoff
Reuben Silberman
John Watkins-Chow
Howard Weinstein

Publications
Dr. Megan Fromm

Romance Languages
Emily Horwitz Chair
Dr. Silvia Kurlat Ares
June Graff
L. Sofi Hall
Science
Nick Miller Chair
Kimberly Agzigian
Laura N. Jacobs
Amanda Luh
Daniela Munteanu
Nicholas Rich
Anna Vanderlugt

Study Halls
Aaon Jacob
Jay Matula

Technology
Judith Hagemann
Beth Poston




PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATION
Stacey Relkin Winkler Co-President
Leah Rogal Co-President
Stacey Topol Vice President
Jennifer Schwartz Treasurer
Stephanie Sporkin Secretary





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Students of the Sages increase peace in the
world, as it is written: AWhen all your children
shall be taught of the Lord, great shall be the
peace of your children@ (Isaiah). Read not
banayich (Ayour children@) but bonayich (Ayour
builders@).
Babylonian Talmud Berakhot
42



STUDENT GOVERNMENT


STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council Co-Presidents ....................................Noam Schildhaus and Jamie Strassman
Co-Vice Presidents ............................................................. Jonathan Block and Daniel Neuberg
Administrative Officer .............................................................................................. Naomi Eyob
Secretary of Student Life.........................................................................................Henry Baron
Secretary of Communications.............................................................................Scott Levengard
Student Council Advisor .................................................................................Mr. Mark Buckley


SENIOR CLASS

Co-Presidents............................. Tamar Bardin
Michael Weinberg
Co-Vice Presidents ................. Naomi Goldstein
David Weinberg
Treasurer ....................................... Josh Dalva
Co-Secretaries .………………………Laura Citren
Olivia Tomares
Secretary of:
Social/Special Events ...... Danielle Clemons
Community Service..................Abby Litman
Publicity............................... Marissa Cytryn
Student Relations .............Brooke Friedman
Ruach Officer...........................Jeremy Dingott
Grade Council..... Galit Krifcher, Adam Kaplan,
Asher Mayerson, Jonathan Waksman
Advisor ...................... Ms. Caroline Fitzpatrick
Mr. Dominic Lee


SOPHOMORE CLASS



Co-Presidents......Shira Becker and Ben Steren
Vice President ............................. Miriam Israel
Treasurer ............................. Samantha Wiener
Secretary ......................................Devin Yolles
Secretary of:
Community Service………….Hannah Becker
Fundraising .......................... Michael Gould
Publicity..................................... Talia Weiss
Social/Special Events ......... Danielle Masica
Advisors...........................Mrs. Kelly Enochson
Mr. Matthew Feldman
JUNIOR CLASS

Co-Presidents ............................. Dani Marx
Aviva Weinstein
Vice President.....................Jonathan Kader
Treasurer..................... Nicole Nabatkhorian
Secretary General ................. Zach Pinkham
Secretary of:
Community Service..............Abby Litman
Fundraising........................ Meryl Kravitz
Grade Spirit & Unity..... Ilana Somekhian
Internet Technology ..............Matan Kline
Publicity ......................... Jamie Benheim
Philanthropy................... Ari Schoenburg
School Store .......................Noah Zweben
Social Events..................... Briana Felsen
Class Historian…………………… Helene Katz
Advisors………………..Ms. Kimberly Agzigian
Mr. Nick Rich


CLASS OF 2014
Elections will be held
September/October 2010

President .............................................. TBA
Vice President....................................... TBA
Treasurer.............................................. TBA
Secretary .............................................. TBA
Secretaries of:
Community Service……..……………… TBA
Fundraising...................................... TBA
Publicity ........................................... TBA
Social Events.................................... TBA
Advisors................................................ TBA







2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR

Monday and Thursday

Middle School Mon & Th High School Mon & Th
A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55 A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55
M M M 8:00 - 8:38 M M M 8:00 - 8:38
1 7 4 8:44 - 9:45 1 7 4 8:44 - 9:45
2 8 5 9:51 - 10:51 2 8 5 9:51 - 10:51
3 9 6 10:57 - 11:57 3 9 6 10:57 - 11:57
L L L 11:57 - 12:33 4 1 7 12:03 - 1:03
4 1 7 12:33 - 1:33 L L L 1:03 - 1:39
5 2 8 1:39 - 2:39 5 2 8 1:39 - 2:39
6 3 9 2:45 - 3:45 6 3 9 2:45 - 3:45

Tuesday and Wednesday

Middle School T & F High School T & F
A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55 A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55
M M M 8:00 - 8:28 M M M 8:00 - 8:28
1 7 4 8:34 - 9:30 1 7 4 8:34 - 9:30
2 8 5 9:36 - 10:31 2 8 5 9:36 - 10:31
3 9 6 10:37 - 11:32 3 9 6 10:37 - 11:32
L L L 11:32 - 12:08 4 1 7 11:38 - 12:33
4 1 7 12:08 - 1:03 L L L 12:33 - 1:09
5 2 8 1:09 - 2:04 5 2 8 1:09 - 2:04
6 3 9 2:10 - 3:05 6 3 9 2:10 - 3:05
Clubs/Activities 3:10 - 3:45 Clubs/Activities 3:10 - 3:45

Friday

Middle School High School
A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55 A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55
M M M 8:00 - 8:28 M M M 8:00 - 8:28
1 7 4 8:34 - 9:37 1 7 4 8:34 - 9:37
2 8 5 9:43 - 10:45 2 8 5 9:43 - 10:45
3 9 6 10:51 - 11:53 3 9 6 10:51 - 11:53
L L L 11:53 - 12:29 4 1 7 11:59 - 1:01
4 1 7 12:29 - 1:31 L L L 1:01 - 1:37
5 2 8 1:37 - 2:38 5 2 8 1:37 - 2:38
6 3 9 2:44 - 3:45 6 3 9 2:44 - 3:45



2010 - 2011 SCHOOL YEAR

SHORT FRIDAY SCHEDULE
Middle School High School

A

B

C

1
st
Bell 7:55 A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55

M

M

M

8:00 - 8:28 M M M 8:00 - 8:28

1

7

4

8:34 - 9:23 1 7 4 8:34 - 9:23

2

8

5

9:29 - 10:16 2 8 5 9:29 - 10:16

3

9

6

10:22 - 11:09 3 9 6 10:22 - 11:09

L

L

L

11:09 - 11:45 4 1 7 11:15 - 12:02

4

1

7

11:45 - 12:32 L L L 12:02 - 12:38

5

2

8

12:38 - 1:25 5 2 8 12:38 - 1:25

6

3

9

1:31 - 2:18 6 3 9 1:31 - 2:18


2-HOUR DELAY


Middle School

High School

A

B

C

1
st
Bell 9:55

A

B

C

1
st
Bell 9:55

1

7

4

10:00 - 10:48

1

7

4

10:00 - 10:48

2

8

5

10:54 - 11:41

2

8

5

10:54 - 11:41

3

9

6

11:47 - 12:34

3

9

6

11:47 - 12:34

L

L

L

12:34 - 1:10

4

1

7

12:40 - 1:27

4

1

7

1:10 - 1:57

L

L

L

1:27 - 2:03

5

2

8

2:03 - 2:51

5

2

8

2:03 - 2:51

6

3

9

2:57 - 3:45

6

3

9

2:57 - 3:45




½ DAY DISMISSAL

3 Periods + an Assembly or Class Meeting

Periods to be determined on a rotating basis and the activity may take place
during any of the 3 periods.




2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR

SHORT FRIDAY - ROSH CHODESH/HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Middle School High School
A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55 A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55
M M M 8:00 - 8:48 M M M 8:00 - 8:48
1 7 4 8:55 - 9:40 1 7 4 8:55 - 9:40
2 8 5 9:46 - 10:28 2 8 5 9:46 - 10:28
3 9 6 10:34 - 11:17 3 9 6 10:34 - 11:17
L L L 11:17 - 11:56 4 1 7 11:23 - 12:06
4 1 7 11:56 - 12:39 L L L 12:06 - 12:45
5 2 8 12:45 - 1:29 5 2 8 12:45 - 1:29
6 3 9 1:35 - 2:18 6 3 9 1:35 - 2:18

Tuesday and Wednesday
ROSH CHODESH/HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Middle School High School
A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55 A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55
M M M 8:00 - 8:48 M M M 8:00 - 8:48
1 7 4 8:53 - 9:46 1 7 4 8:53 - 9:46
2 8 5 9:51 - 10:43 2 8 5 9:51 - 10:43
3 9 6 10:48 - 11:40 3 9 6 10:48 - 11:40
L L L 11:40 - 12:19 4 1 7 11:45 - 12:37
4 1 7 12:19 - 1:11 L L L 12:37 - 1:16
5 2 8 1:16 - 2:08 5 2 8 1:16 - 2:08
6 3 9 2:13 - 3:05 6 3 9 2:13 - 3:05
Clubs 3:10 - 3:45 Clubs 3:10 - 3:45


Monday, Thursday and Friday
ROSH CHODESH/HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Middle School High School
A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55 A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55
M M M 8:00 - 8:48 M M M 8:00 - 8:48
1 7 4 8:54 - 9:52 1 7 4 8:54 - 9:52
2 8 5 9:58 - 10:55 2 8 5 9:58 - 10:55
3 9 6 11:01 - 11:59 3 9 6 11:01 - 11:59
L L L 11:59 - 12:38 4 1 7 12:05 - 1:03
4 1 7 12:38 - 1:36 L L L 1:03 - 1:42
5 2 8 1:42 - 2:41 5 2 8 1:42 - 2:41
6 3 9 2:47 - 3:45 6 3 9 2:47 - 3:45


2010 - 2011 SCHOOL YEAR
No Clubs
Tuesday, Wednesday
Middle School High School
A B C
1
st
Bell 7:55 A B C 1
st
Bell 7:55
M M M
8:00 - 8:28 M M M 8:00 - 8:28
1 7 4
8:34 - 9:37 1 7 4 8:34 - 9:37
2 8 5
9:43 - 10:45 2 8 5 9:43 - 10:45
3 9 6
10:51 - 11:53 3 9 6 10:51 - 11:53
L L L
11:53 - 12:29 4 1 7 11:59 - 1:01
4 1 7
12:29 - 1:31 L L L 1:01 - 1:37
5 2 8
1:37 - 2:38 5 2 8 1:37 - 2:38
6 3 9
2:44 - 3:45 6 3 9 2:44 - 3:45
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8/05/10 HELP CHART
Administrative Task Individual Administrative Task l a u d i v i d n I
. s r M y r t n E l a r e t a L / s n o i s s i m d A Shapiro Knesset (Middle Sc n a m p i L . s r M ) t n e m n r e v o G l o o h
a W r e d n a V . s r M e d a r G h t 8 & h t 7 - y r o s i v d A e n i l o M . s r M s t n e m n g i s s A r e k c o L e d l
r a M . s r M s t n e m e c n u o n n A o r i p a h S . R . s r M s g n i l i a M s i v a D n y l i
e l d d i M n i e t S . s r M s e i l b m e s s A e d l a W r e d n a V . s M s n r e c n o C l o o h c S
i M y e l i R . r M s m a e T s t r o p S / s c i t e l h t A h c s i T . s r M / m o d g n i K . s r M e c n a d i u G l o o h c S e l d d
e n o d e P . s M y t l u c a F – s s e n e t a L / e c n a d n e t t A Middle School Progr n a m p i L . s r M s m a
y a K . r D n a y n i M e n i l o M . s r M t n e d u t S – s s e n e t a L / e c n a d n e t t A
. s r M t h g i N l o o h c S - o t - k c a B Shapiro Montgomery Student Assistance Program (MSAP) Mrs. Hoover/Mrs. Longman
s u o H n e p O y d n a L . s r M s m e t I r a d n e l a C o r i p a h S . s r M ) y a D s n a r e t e V ( e
a P ) S H ( y d n a L . s r M / ) S M ( n a m p i L . s r M s r a l u c i r r u C - o C C e c n a d i u G s m a r g o r P t n e r ounselors/ Mrs. Shapiro
c a e T - t n e r a P d r o f x e R . s r M s e u s s I e g e l l o C y d n a L . s r M / s i v a D . s r M s e c n e r e f n o C r e h
: s e s s a P r o l e s n u o C s ’ t n e d u t S e c i v r e S y t i n u m m o C y d n a L . s r M s e c n a t s m u c r i C g n i t a u n e t x E & n o i s n e t x E
Concerts/Plays s r o l e s n u o C s ’ t n e d u t S s n o i t s e u Q t n e m e c a l P n o m o l o S . r D
Department Chairs/Coordinators 301-881-1400 + ext # y a K . r D s e i c i l o P
e t f A / m o r P n o m o l o S . r D s t r A o r i p a h S . s r M / y d n a L . s r M m o r P r
9 3 9 4 # - n a m r e k c u Z . s r M t r o p p u S l a n o i t a c u d E m m o r F . r D s h p a r g o t o h P / k o o b r a e Y / s n o i t a c i l b u P
8 8 8 2 # - n e d r o W . r D h s i l g n E w a h S . s r M s n o i t a v r e s e R m o o R
i k s n e l y b o K . s r M y t i r u c e S d n a y t e f a S 7 3 9 4 # - r e n t r a G . s M S H , e c n a d i u G
c S 5 2 8 2 # - y n o g a D . s r M w e r b e H y d n a L . s r M ) 2 1 / 1 1 . r G ( s e g n a h C e l u d e h
C e l u d e h c S 6 2 8 2 # - y e l n a M . r M y r o t s i H r o l e s n u o C s ’ t n e d u t S ) 0 1 / 9 0 . r G ( s e g n a h
n i e t s d l o G . A . s M y r o t s i H h s i w e J r o l e s n u o C s ’ t n e d u t S ) S M ( s e g n a h C e l u d e h c S
i b b a R e c i t c a r P & t h g u o h T , t x e T h s i w e J n i e t S . s r M m i n o t a b b a h S 3 6 8 2 # - s s a B r u z O
y a K . r D m u y i S 3 5 8 2 # - t t i v e L . s r M s c i t a m e h t a M
a i c e p S 1 8 9 4 # y r a r b i L n i e t S . s r M g n i m m a r g o r P l
- i r e i t s e r o F . r M n o i t a c u d E l a c i s y h P y d n a L . s r M ) S H ( g n i t s e T d e z i d r a d n a t S 2 3 8 2 #
t S 4 5 6 2 # - z t i w r o H . s r M s e g a u g n a L e c n a m o R e d l a W r e d n a V . s M ) S M ( g n i t s e T d e z i d r a d n a
8 5 6 2 # - r e l l i M . r M e c n e i c S y a K . r D s n o i t a l u g e R e t a t S
# t x e + 2 9 6 - 1 0 3 e c n a d i u G 9 6 8 2 # – y e l k c u B . r M l i c n u o C t n e d u t S
3 9 9 4 # - n a m k r e B a n A . s r M r o l e s n u o C e g e l l o C e d l a W r e d n a V . s M / / y d n a L . s r M s t r o p e R t n e d u t S
4 4 9 4 # - s i v a D e l e h c i M . s M r o l e s n u o C e g e l l o C Student Updates/Interims/Repor s r e h c a e T l a u d i v i d n I s t
Director of College Counseli : y g o l o n h c e T 7 3 9 4 # - d r o f x e R . s r M g n
0 3 9 4 # - h c t a b r e b m u C . s M e t a i c o s s A g n i l e s n u o C e g e l l o C 5 9 8 4 # - n n a m z t i R . r M y g o l o n h c e T n o i t a m r o f n I f o r o t c e r i D
t s i s s A 2 4 9 4 # - r e n t r a G . s M r o l e s n u o C l o o h c S h g i H 9 4 9 4 # - t t e n n o B . s r M y g o l o n h c e T n o i t a m r o f n I f o r o t c e r i D t n a
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Mrs. Marilyn Davis 4902 Dr. M. Kay 4916 Mrs. S. Moline 4903 Mrs. L. Shaw 4913 Mrs. M. Koyblenski 4843
Dr. M. Fromm 4971 Mrs. R. Landy 4914 Ms. J. Pedone 4906 Dr. D. Solomon 4929 Mrs. S. Zuckerman 4939
Ms. A. Goldstein 4934 Mrs. I. Lipman 4946 Mr. M. Riley 4990 Ms. G. Thornton 4945
Mrs. M. Stein 4960 Mrs. B. Hoover/
Mrs. R. Longman 4915
Mrs. R. Shapiro 4908 Ms. J. Vander Walde 4912


2010-2011 ACADEMIC CALENDAR


2010

AUGUST

23 New Faculty
24 Faculty Returns
30 Orientation: HS Students new to
CESJDS
Orientation: ALL Grade 7 & ONLY
Grade 8 Students new to CESJDS
31 First Day of School

SEPTEMBER

01 Orientation: Upper School New Parents
06 Labor Day - School Closed
08 Erev Rosh Hashanah – School Closed
09-10 Rosh Hashanah- School Closed
14 Back-to-School Night: Upper School
17 Erev Yom Kippur – 12:18 PM Dismissal
22 Erev Sukkot – 12:18 PM Dismissal
23-24 Sukkot – School Closed
29 Hoshana Rabah – 12:18 PM Dismissal
30 Shemini Atzeret – School Closed

OCTOBER

01 Simchat Torah – School Closed
13 PSAT Testing Grades 10 & 11
22 Begin 2:15 PM Friday Dismissal for Students
Essay Writing Day for Seniors

NOVEMBER

02 Professional Day - No Classes
(PLAN Test Grade 10 - 8:00 AM)
11 Veteran’s Day - Open House
24 12:18 PM Dismissal
25-26 Thanksgiving - School Closed

DECEMBER
2011

JANUARY

03 Classes Resume
17 ML King, Jr. Day - School Closed
31 Professional Day – No Classes

FEBRUARY

11 Siyum – 2 ½ -Hour Delayed Opening
for Upper School – 10:30 Opening
13 Graduation - Class of 2011
18-21 Presidents’ Day Weekend – School Closed*

MARCH

09 Professional Day – No Classes
18 Resume 3:45 PM Friday Dismissal

APRIL

18-27 Pesach Holiday – School Closed

MAY

06 Dor L’Dor – Inter-Generational Day
25 Arts Chai Lights: Visual & Performing Arts Showcase
27 Color War – 2:15 PM Dismissal
30 Memorial Day – School Closed

JUNE

07 Last Day of Classes for Grades 9-11
Erev Shavuot – 12:18 PM Dismissal
08-09 Shavuot – School Closed
10 Study Day Grades 9-11
13-17 Final Exams Grades 9-11
14 Last Day of School Grades 7 & 8
20 Make-Up Day for Finals

09 Parent-Teacher Conferences
(8:35 AM -8:25 PM)
10 Parent-Teacher Conferences
(7:45 AM – 12:05 PM)
23 Winter Break - 12:18 PM Dismissal
24-31 Winter Break – School Closed




*SNOW MAKE-UP DAY, IF NEEDED
YOU WILL BE INFORMED IN A TIMELY MANNER

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School 11710 Hunters Lane Rockville, Maryland 20852-2363 Telephone Directory 2010-2011 Main Number ................................................................... 301-881-1400 Recorded information concerning changes in: F Cancellation of Events F Committee Meetings F Opening and Closing of School Athletic Hotline ................................................................ 301-692-4989 After School Emergencies Only . . ................... 301-881-1400 ext 2911 PTO ................................................................................ pta@cesjds.org Student Absence Line Before Offices Open ........................ 301-692-4903 Transportation Office ........................................................ 301-692-4851 Voice Mail (VM) ..................................................... 301-881-1400 + ext # Guidance Office FAX Machine ........................................... 301-230-1984 Upper School FAX Machine ............................................... 301-230-1986 UPPER SCHOOL CALENDAR .....................................www.cesjds.org

Upper School Campus

Lower School Campus
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School 1901 E. Jefferson Street Rockville, Maryland 20852-4029 Lower School Office ........................................................... Business Office ................................................................. Chief Operating Officer .................................................... Head of School .................................................................. 301-881-1400 301-692-4880 301-692-4802 301-692-4801

This parent/student handbook/calendar is intended to be used as a guide for finding general information, for understanding policies and procedures, and for being aware of events and activities for the Upper School. The document is as comprehensive and accurate as was possible at the time of printing. However, it is important to understand that the dates and/or inclusion of specific activities is subject to change. Furthermore, it is necessary to realize that no one document can satisfy every issue that might arise. Being that this handbook/calendar, its contents and format are reviewed throughout the school year input is welcome.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS………………………………Inside Front Cover

MISSION STATEMENT……………………………………………………………. 1 INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………. 2 GENERAL GUIDELINES………………………………………………………….. 3 COMMUNICATION INFORMATION…………….……………………………….4 UPPER-SCHOOL ACADEMIC PROCEDURES……………………………….. 8 STUDENT SERVICES…………………………………………………………….12 ACADEMIC PROGRAM…………………………………………………………. 15 COMMUNITY SERVICE…………………………………………………………. 19 SAFETY AND SECURITY……………………………………………………….. 19 CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND ATHLETICS…………………………. 21 DAILY SCHEDULE………………………………………………………………. 22 ADMISSIONS, RE-ENROLLMENT AND WITHDRAWAL…………………. 28 RELIGIOUS AND SCHOOL LIFE …………………………………………….. 29 BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE…………………………………….….……….. 33 DIRECTORY……………………………………………………………………….. 40 STUDENT GOVERNMENTS……………………………………………………. 42 SCHEDULES………………………………………………………………………. 43 2010-2011 ACADEMIC CALENDAR……………………………….Back Cover

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MISSION STATEMENT
The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School of Greater Washington is an independent, community day school, serving students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The School is dedicated to creating an environment in which students can grow to their fullest potential as responsible and dedicated members of the Jewish people and of American society. Based on six basic Jewish precepts, the Mission of our School is to teach its students:

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to become lifelong learners inspired by a love of Alearning for the sake of learning@ through a rigorous, comprehensive academic program of General and Judaic studies which places a priority on critical, independent and creative thought and expression. to understand and appreciate the wisdom, spiritual depth and ethical guidance of Judaism. to understand and appreciate the perception of God=s presence in the awe and wonder of our world, and how we can sanctify our lives through the practice and experience of the Mitzvot. to form an inextricable bond with the Jewish people past, present and future - to foster a sense of commitment to the State of Israel, and to appreciate and master the Hebrew language as the language of the Jewish people. to create a caring, moral community based upon the concepts of B=tzelem Elokim (each individual is created in the image of God) and Derekh Eretz (ethical decency) in which members respect each other=s uniqueness and preciousness and are responsible for each other and the community. to be passionate about preserving God=s world and making it a more compassionate, just and peaceful place through individual and collective commitment to programs of social action and public policy.
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comprising over six hundred students and over one hundred staff people. We can flourish in our beautiful home and maintain its beauty through our commitment to derekh eretz (ethical behavior)—a cornerstone principle of Jewish teaching.! . This Upper School Student/Parent Handbook and Calendar—imbued with the spirit of derekh eretz— provides the school community with information about the way (derekh) we operate so that education can take place in an environment most conducive to learning. 2 . Updated calendar information is available on the School’s website throughout the year.INTRODUCTION !. Students and parents are expected carefully to review the general guidelines and procedures and the calendar of events. Avot 3:21 Welcome to the 2010-2011 academic year! Our learning community.! 69! +9$ 0*! %9&. inhabits a beautiful and state-of-the-art campus on spacious grounds. and hence of this school.&"! !&"/ 0*! . 0*! +9$ Without Torah there is no derekh eretz.%9&.# . 0 *! .. without derekh eretz there is no Torah.

as part of our commitment to maintaining a safe.. Respect for learning and Judaism (Kevod hatorah) The School’s sacred mission to promote learning and discovery and commitment to Jewish tradition in an ethical context can succeed only when students show unqualified commitment to this task through their fulfillment of the obligations they carry as students at CESJDS. and community service. The Charles E. With the understanding that none of us is perfect. respectful and responsible behaviors are prerequisites to learning. #95/ -"9%/ . the School expects students to show through their personal behavior that self-respect and respect for others must be combined to create a healthy school community. The School as a learning community and as a communal institution strives to be a model for upstanding behavior. and the Charles E.! $". Central to the School’s philosophy is the 3 . the School has created a formal system to help students learn how to exercise better judgment in their decision-making./ &%'*! Avot 4:1 Who is honored? One who honors others. and respect for learning./% ?$". Respect for others and self (Kevod habriyot) While on school grounds or at a school-related activity. a certain basic understanding of respectful behavior is necessary.%9&. athletic and scholastic teams. the School is concerned with the conduct of students at all times and reserves the right to take action in response to episodes that take place away from the school campus or outside the school day..%/$8 69! +9$ Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague Ethical. The School recognizes that conduct at non-school activities is the responsibility of parents and students. are respectful of the common Jewish traditions that shape school life and of the diversity of practice maintained by individual members of the school community. caring community.&"! .&*9"% . In general. uphold the School’s reputation when out in the community. show respect for school property by doing their part to keep the School and campus attractive and litter-free. . As a beit midrash. a house of study. the School has developed a specific list of behavioral expectations that set the proper tone for a school and can serve as a guide for students in their present and future dealings with the world-at-large. However. performances. respect for the community. To that end.$ . and courteous and helpful to guests. conferences. Smith Jewish Day School is known in Hebrew as Beit Midrash Tzuriel. respectful to staff.GENERAL GUIDELINES !. Smith Jewish Day School community expects those behaviors from all of its members. and that the School bears no responsibility when supervision is not being provided by the School. report to school and classes on time and leave the building when finished with their official schoolrelated activities. %9&. kevod habriyot and kevod hatorah are shown when students: • • • • • • • • are considerate and friendly to one another. are truthful and honest in all matters.% $&".&*9"% $&". Ethical behavior comes before study. bring honor to the School and themselves when they represent the School while participating in trips. dress in a manner that communicates respect for oneself. In order to be ready for learning in this school community. the institution is dedicated to the central Jewish teaching that study and ethical behavior are inseparable—each informs the other as our students move through life experiences and as they learn how to become responsible people who exercise good judgment.

a cover sheet should be sent with the name of the intended recipient. MD 20852. If a student chooses to place a paper or an assignment in a teacher’s box. The Upper School Administrative fax number is 301-230-1986. The School mandates that scoliosis screening be part of that physical examination. Faxes for the school-wide administration should be sent to 301-984-7834. our main concern is the safety and well-being of all of our students. we encourage our parents to keep communication open with other parents and with us by reporting any suspicious or unacceptable behavior. as well as those announced either in school or through written communitcation during the school year. Rockville. We have always taken pride in the partnership we have with our parents. to carry through on a plan to alter inappropriate behavior.) COMMUNICATION INFORMATION Communication between Families and School Required Forms The School requires the following updated forms to be on file before the start of the academic year: • Emergency Information Form • The Permission for Emergency Medical Treatment: In School & Out of School Activities In addition. the office should be contacted immediately Mail and Fax The mailing address for the Upper School is: Charles E. The address for the school-wide administrative offices and the Lower School is: 1901 East Jefferson St. and the School reserves the right to take action in response to violations that take place off-campus or at non-school-related activities as well. Likewise. and when the occasion arises. Parents and students who wish to leave an item for a staff member should leave it with the receptionist. correct his/her behavior and make amends. Lerner Family Upper School Campus. the student should retain an extra copy. 4 . As always. it is imperative that the office be contacted immediately. and the Upper School Guidance fax number is 301-230-1984. Each staff member has a mailbox. if a family’s address is listed in the school directory incorrectly. Students will not receive their locker information or their schedules if all required forms have not been received. please contact the Upper School office.. Rockville. If any information on a student’s emergency form changes during the year. Voicemail extensions are available on the website. All students are expected to observe the School’s standards and rules described in this Handbook. MD 20852. Telephone and Voice Mail The School telephone number is 301-881-1400. When sending a fax. Smith Jewish Day School. 11710 Hunters Lane. With that in mind. the Upper School requires that all seventh graders and all lateral entries in grades 8-12 undergo a complete physical examination by their personal physician. (See page 33 for Behavior and Discipline. If email or postal mail from the School is not being delivered properly. The two campuses share a phone system. The School will act to discipline any students whose conduct violates these rules and standards while on campus or at any school-related activity. A student’s success in the School is dependent on her/his ability consistently to observe the School’s standards and rules.notion of the Jewish concept of teshuvah—the capability that a person has to learn from her/his actions and their consequences.

Parents should contact individual teachers or the student’s Guidance Counselor to make an appointment. The copy machines in the office and in the staff copy room are for staff use only. The main lot is reserved for faculty and staff. Parking is limited in the CESJDS lot. Conferences 5 . Teachers share extensions but have private voicemail boxes. 2010.All offices have extensions and voicemail systems. but they must contact the Middle School Director (grades 7-8) or the Dean of Students (grades 9-12) so that arrangements can be made. During the day office extensions or voicemail boxes can be accessed through the main number (301-881-1400) and the extension. Parents are asked to adhere to the guidelines so that conferences can run as smoothly as possible. When a student has an emergency or is ill. Parents and students should not call staff at home or on their cell phones. An email describing the procedures will be sent out during the first trimester. Parents are formally invited to an Open House Thursday. Parents should park in the lot in front of the tennis courts. 6-8.) Email All staff members can be reached by email. Parents may request a conference about their child’s progress at any time. 2010. the packages should be left at the Security Guard’s desk. Student Use of Telephones and Copy Machines Office telephones are only for official school business or for student emergencies. December 10. Daily Announcements Announcements will be delivered over the PA and/or television system during the first academic period of the day. (See Communication Guide. There is a copy machine in the library for student use for a small per copy fee. Most CESJDS email addresses are the staff member’s first initial and last name @cesjds. December 9 and Friday. parents should contact the administration. No student is allowed in the staff copy room at any time. the federal holiday of Veterans Day. If a voicemail message is left and the call is not returned the next business day. Visiting School Adult visitors to the School should enter through the main entrance and obtain a Guest pass. Observing Classes Parents of students in grades 7-11 are formally invited for parent-teacher conferences on Thursday. Parents are welcome to observe classes at any time.org. s/he must call home from the nurse’s office or the Upper School office. November 11th. p. Students are expected to check the Security Guard’s station if they have left something at home. The Upper School has developed a communication guide to help parents determine whom to call when a problem arises. Student Packages If parents drop off lunches or other packages for a student.

the teacher will likely consult with other members of our educational team.Communication Guide Office Staff The Upper School office staff can answer questions related to daily events and routine procedures. Through routine visits to classes. and issue a grade each trimester/quarter/semester (depending upon the course). In partnership with the administrative instructional team. In such a case. If you have concerns in general about your child’s progress. If you have a question about your child’s progress in one class. who will gather information from all the teachers and respond to you with feedback. teachers monitor a student’s progress and assess her/his achievement in a number of areas: specific subject matter. is in a position to facilitate the discussion between home and school. Sometimes a parent (and/or student) may not communicate effectively with a teacher. If it appears that a particular issue is beyond the scope of the teacher’s area. When necessary. maintain ongoing communication throughout the school year. Department Chairs. Department Chairs are team leaders who meet with teachers regularly (individually and in groups) to evaluate curriculum. please contact the Guidance Counselor. to discuss approaches to teaching. the Counselors read all of a student’s academic progress reports and standardized test scores. Communications from teachers may take the form of phone calls (during school hours). The Guidance Counselor is responsible for monitoring the student’s overall academic and social wellbeing in school. please contact your child’s teacher. Guidance Counselors make sure that they have spoken to parents (formally or informally) at least twice during the year. Department Chairs conduct teacher evaluations according to a set schedule and following the procedures developed by the administration. electronic student update forms. suggestions and recommendations. interim reports or other emails. Guidance Counselors. Teachers will meet with parents in December. Please do not contact each teacher individually. Department Chairs develop a broad overview of the teaching and learning in the department. a parent can generally solve a problem with another adult who sees the child several days a week. A parent should contact the Department Chair when s/he has a question about the entire program in the subject area (although a child’s teacher would be able to answer most questions of this type). like a Guidance Counselor. The Guidance Counselor will also coordinate any meetings that might be needed. Guidance Counselors will discuss issues with teachers. if a parent is trying to reach an individual who is not available and immediate assistance is needed. about the history of a child’s progress in this area of study. general academic issues. he/she should leave the message with the office staff. teachers and parents should work together to encourage direct student-teacher communication. Teachers As trained professionals. and Administrators in order to work out a solution to a particular problem. or Administrators. A student will have one formal meeting with her/his Counselor toward the beginning of the year. teacher and student. and they will direct calls to the appropriate individuals when necessary. a Department Chair. Likewise. Teachers will work with parents to help students develop skills in taking responsibility and advocating on their own behalf. Department Chairs The Department Chair oversees curriculum and instruction in a subject matter. In addition. preferably by email. In addition. Guidance Counselors 6 . and social maturation. Like our teachers. Guidance Counselors view themselves as part of an educational team. As both school and home are concerned with children becoming more independent. such as Department Chairs. and at least one (informal or formal) opportunity to touch base later in the year. or on issues of course placement. By communicating directly with a teacher in an open and respectful manner. and to share ideas in a professional and collegial manner.

Director of Arts Education (Dr. The Director’s responsibilities also include supervision of full. The Director is prepared to answer any questions regarding the co-curricular program. and interdisciplinary faculty teams. Educational Support Services Faculty Director of Jewish Life (Ms. Robin Shapiro) Director of Athletics (Mr. overseeing curriculum and instruction in visual arts. Parents may contact the Middle School Director when they have questions concerning policies. The Educational Support Services teachers are in frequent contact with these students in their Structured Study Halls and also with their teachers. and is happy to hear from parents who wish to get involved in school programs. and addresses issues relating to student retention. and related areas. music. under the supervision of the Director of College Guidance (Ms. and parents of students who are not in the program. They are responsible for ensuring that our students are counseled. The Educational Support Services Department Chair (Ms. Michael Riley) The Director of Athletics provides administrative direction and oversight for all middle school and high school interscholastic athletic programs. In addition. schedule. All student athletes will receive an Athletic Handbook containing additional information about the athletics program. Joan Vander Walde) The Middle School Director is responsible for the overall school program for 7th and 8th grade students. is interested in hearing feedback and suggestions. and other post-secondary programs to which they will apply. She plans holiday celebrations and Shabbatonim (Shabbat retreats) and works with students to design many co-curricular activities. oversees testing for incoming students. and they help students navigate the application process. experiential Judaic programming that takes place outside the classroom. universities. The Director supervises middle school instruction. Susan Zuckerman) will handle all issues regarding standardized testing for students in the Educational Support Services Program. They also act as advocates on behalf of our School and our students in their dealings with college and university representatives.and part-time coaches and the certified athletic trainer. Guidance Counselors will often direct students to discuss concerns directly with their teachers in a respectful. student Arts exhibitions. and parents. Middle School Director (Ms. She helps new students transition easily into the Upper School and follows their progress throughout their first year. Upper School Admissions Director (Ms.As part of our philosophy of helping students grow into their own. programs and procedures. Guidance Counselors. honest. and the integration of the Arts into the classroom. Miriam Stein) The Director of Jewish Life oversees the celebratory. work with students in grades 11 and 12. and she works with the Counselors to coordinate parent education programs. Susan Rexford). The Admissions Director conducts tours and interviews for prospective students and their families. and activities. expectations of students. She directs development of the middle school community. 7 . He also serves as Chair of the Upper School Arts department. David Solomon) The Director of Arts Education oversees all Arts-related programming in the School. Arts-themed field trips. communications regarding students’ progress and school programs. ensuring that it addresses the unique needs and well-being of early adolescents. photography. facilities. She also serves as liaison to the families of Israeli students enrolled in the Upper School. This includes the student Theater program. Students with documented learning needs may be eligible for certain services provided by the School. Guidance Counselors. and mature manner. the members of the Educational Support Services faculty are prepared to serve as resources for teachers. supported and positioned to pursue outstanding post-secondary opportunities. College Counselors College counselors. College counselors work with students to identify colleges.

" Assignment Schedule and Examinations Homework Homework is an essential activity in the learning process. and programmatic life of the School. s/he must remember that seniors may have only one (1) free period. and to plan Graduation and other Senior Class activities. UPPER-SCHOOL ACADEMIC PROCEDURES Changes in Academic Program Changes in a student’s academic schedule must be made prior to the Drop/Add deadline and must be made in consultation with a Guidance Counselor. is responsible for matters pertaining to the academic integrity of the Upper School program. Parents should call the Dean of Students when they have questions pertaining to the high school program. 8 . Michael Kay) The Principal is responsible for overseeing all elements of the Upper School program. supervision. Middle School students who do not complete their work may be assigned a supervised study/work period during lunch or Club Period. to direct the high school student assessment and progress report procedures.Assistant Middle School Director (Ms. If a student drops an elective after the four (4) week deadline. and evaluation of faculty. Students should expect that homework will be assigned. Academic Dean The Academic Dean is primarily responsible for guiding the development of the Upper School’s educational program. and for the hiring. She focuses in particular on organizing trips. and other community-building activities for the Middle School. accompanied by the notation. Ilana Lipman) The Assistant Middle School Director is responsible for working with the Middle School Director to develop and implement the academic and co-curricular program for 7th and 8th grade students. The Principal also supervises hiring and personnel matters. He chairs both the Administrative Team and the Academic Council. a Department Chair. reviewed and evaluated on a regular basis. The Academic Dean serves as the team leader of the Department Chairs and oversees the development of curriculum. Teachers assign homework to reinforce work done in the classroom. The Academic Dean. Judaic. curriculum. to provide opportunities for independent learning. the Middle School Director or the Dean of Students. to maintain the class assignments and activities calendars. the course will be listed on the student's transcript with the grade to that point. to develop the school schedule. Dean of Students (Ms. Principal (Dr. students may be permitted to drop an elective during the first four weeks of a quarter/trimester. and he collaborates with the faculty and administration to guide the academic. instructional issues. and student welfare concerns. convening both groups regularly for discussions about academic policy. Under some circumstances and with the consent of an administrator. special events. Requests for lateral moves or changes of teacher within the same course cannot be granted. to strengthen concept and skill development and to provide enrichment. If a senior chooses to drop a course. He works closely with the Head of School to design and implement an inspiring educational vision. "Withdrawn. in consultation with the Dean of Students. Roslyn Siegel Landy) The Dean of Students is responsible for the overall well-being of students in the school Her main responsibilities are to supervise the Guidance department.

Work must be submitted via email by the start of the class period on the day it is due. If a student misses a test prior to Sukkot s/he has the option of making up the test during Chol Hamoed or waiting until after the holiday. homework must be turned in that day directly to the teacher. Teachers will sign-up for tests/major assignments on the official assignment calendar. A major assignment includes a paper. Students may not have two tests/major assignments from the same discipline during the same week. • No tests or projects are given during Chol Hamoed Sukkot (the Intermediate Days of Sukkot). students can participate in family events and co-curricular activities and still get the work done. projects and/or assignments are never scheduled on the day after a Jewish holiday. the School has developed a number of guidelines concerning assignments over these days: • No homework (including reading) is assigned over Jewish holidays. High School Extension Passes 9 . nor can there be a test and a major assignment in the same class within five consecutive school days.Teachers will post homework assignments on their websites. the student is expected to take the test/quiz on the assigned date (before school if s/he is leaving early or after school if s/he arrived late to school). there is no work assigned during the breaks between the first and second trimesters and between the second and third trimesters.) A “major assignment” is one that requires a week’s worth of work. two major assignments due or a test and a major assignment/project due on one day. Teachers may require students to submit work by email. Students are expected to take tests/quizzes on the day they are scheduled. There may be a maximum of five (5) exams and/or major assignments in any week (four for Middle School. If a student leaves school early or arrives late and misses an assigned test/quiz. Tests. Although teachers will inform students in class of upcoming tests/assignments. Students who have a testing/assignment conflict should see the Dean of Students or Middle School Director at least one day before the date of the conflict. If a student leaves school early or arrives late. Test and Assignment Schedule Our program requires that students commit time in the evenings and Sundays to study and to prepare assignments or projects. Students in the Upper School may have a maximum of two tests. Students are expected to bring homework to class. • No long term assignments are due immediately after Passover. a draft of a paper. A small amount of written homework may be given during Chol Hamoed. At the same time. which is available through the website. but students should not always have to forgo one for the sake of the other. Conflicts between the two are sometimes unavoidable. In order to allow for joyful celebration of Jewish holidays. In addition. Assignment of reading is permitted over Chol Hamoed Pesach (the Inermediate Days of Passover). or a project. • No tests and quizzes are scheduled for the day after a Jewish holiday. Students should also bring to class a hard copy of any work that was submitted by email. the school recognizes that students have co-curricular and outside obligations that sometimes interfere with their ability to complete all work in a timely manner. otherwise no action will be taken. Long term assignments during the third trimester of year-long courses are either completed before the Passover break or are assigned after the Passover break. A student will be given at least five (5) school days’ notice before a test. Students are responsible for all work assigned in class whether or not it is posted on the web. There can be no two-day tests. • No long term assignments may be due the day after a Jewish holiday. In most cases. students should regularly check the website. See Homework policy for further information.

• Under extenuating circumstances only. and/or poor test/quiz results. Dean of Students’ list.= B+ = B = B. if a student does not know the day before.0 scale. the student is to fill out the Extenuating Circumstances form and give it to the Dean of Students that day." the teacher can require that all of the students who used the extension pass make up the quiz/test at the same make-up time. • Students not taking a test/quiz will be sent either to the library or to a study hall during the period. • Teachers may designate certain tests/projects/assignments for which students may not take an extension pass. A = A. All work must be made up by the break.” All grades of “D” or above are passing grades. Any student who takes an additional extension pass in the same class will receive a grade of zero for that assignment/quiz/test.0 2. Passes taken with extenuating circumstances will be reviewed by the administration for approval. • Students must fill out the extension pass form and submit it to the teacher at least one school day BEFORE taking the extension pass. • If more than one student has taken a "pass. A student may use one extenuating circumstances extension pass in an academic year. missed assignments. as well as for college transcripts.7 D+ D 1. the School determines a student’s grade point average in academic classes using a 4.7 C+ C C2.0 1. CESJDS issues EXTENSION PASSES to all high school students. • Students are responsible for knowing if they have or have not already taken the extension pass. Student Updates are also sent to inform parents of positive achievements. CESJDS does not rank its students. grades in honors and scholars classes are weighted one point when calculating the GPA. highly academic program such as ours. In addition.3 2. A A4. The following are the rules that apply to this policy. as ranking does not fairly represent the differences in students’ achievement in a small.11 and into (4) four quarters for high school electives and Judaic Studies courses. approval is not guaranteed. • The teacher sets the date for the make-up test/project/quiz/homework.As a tool to help students balance their obligations and avoid academic overload.= D+ = D = F = 73-76 70-72 67-69 60-66 Below 60 LC = Loss of Credit College Recommended Mark = 70 Our grading system does not recognize “A+” or “D-.7 B+ B B3. In high school. and other school honors.0 3. • Extension passes cannot be taken within two days of winter break or Pesach break. Interim reports are sent home midway through each trimester to inform parents if a student is working at a “C-“ level or below or if a student has shown a dramatic drop in performance. • Each high school student will have ONE extension pass per year in each academic class. Grading and Reporting Student Progress The Upper School Academic calendar is divided into three (3) trimesters for grades 7 .3 3. Letter grades are determined in the following manner. any time from two days to five days after the due date. unless there are extenuating circumstances that will be addressed by the administration. Report Cards are mailed home to parents approximately ten (10) days following the close of each marking period. For the purposes of honor roll.0 Grade Point Average 10 .= C+ = 93-100 90-92 87-89 83-86 80-82 77-79 C = C.3 1. There will be a final date (TBA) for extension passes towards the end of the third trimester. teachers send Student Update forms at any time in the trimester to make parents aware of a sudden drop in performance.

2010 and Friday.June 17. Student Updates are also sent to inform parents of positive achievements. 2010 Jan 18. In addition.75 and no grade lower than a “B” for the year are eligible for the Dean of Students’ list at the end of each academic year. Student reports for semester-long Judaic Studies classes are written later in the spring. to afford parents an opportunity to meet individually with teachers. missed assignment and/or poor test/quiz results. A student who was suspended during the school year will not be eligible. The Upper School Academic Calendar is divided into semesters for 9-11 electives and Judaic Studies courses and for the students in grade 12. 2010 (to Department Chairs) November 29. 2010. 2011 (to Department Chairs) March 5. 2010 – March 4. Honor Roll-Middle School Students in grades 9-11 with a final weighted academic average of 3.January 21. 2011 April 14. Interim reports will be mailed home midway through each quarter to inform parents if a student is working at a “C-“ level or below in a semester course. February 1 & 2. 2011 December 14. 2010 October 18. 2011 (to Department Chairs) Final Examination Dates for Grade 12: January 31.June 17. December 9. In late March.March 29.17. nor will a student who has been late to school more than fifteen times during the year. 2011 (to Department Chairs) March 30. These reports give each teacher the opportunity to communicate about a student’s achievement beyond a letter grade. nor will a student who has been late to school more than fifteen times during the year. 2010 . teachers send Student Update forms at any time in the quarter to make parents aware of a sudden drop in performance. a copy of the letter is placed in the student’s file. 2010 (to Department Chairs) January 25 . A student who was suspended during the school year will not be eligible. 2011 February 24.50 with no grade lower than a “B-“ are eligible for the Middle School Honor Roll at the end of each academic year. 2011 Parent teacher conferences for grades 7-11 are scheduled for Thursday. December 10. Students are notified by letter by the Dean of Students of their Dean of Students’ List-High School 11 .November 24. 2011 May 6. 2011 (to Department Chairs) June 13 .Student Evaluation Schedule . The Honor Roll is not published. FIRST QUARTER Interim Report Date SECOND QUARTER Interim Report Date THIRD QUARTER Interim Report Date FOURTH QUARTER Interim Report Date August 31-November 9. teachers in full-year courses (other than electives and high school Judaic Studies courses) write extensive Student Reports. Grades earned in semester courses will be reported on the trimester reports. Students are notified by a letter from the Middle School Director of their outstanding achievement. and this honor is indicated on the student’s Middle School transcript. 2010 (to Department Chairs) November 10. 2009 October 19.Calendar FIRST TRIMESTER Interim Report Date SECOND TRIMESTER Interim Report Date THIRD TRIMESTER Interim Report Date Final Examination Week for Grades 9 -11: August 31 . 2010 Academic Honors Students in grades 7 and 8 who earn a final academic average of 3. 2011 .

please keep this information private. See guidelines in “Behavior and Discipline” section. Students are nominated by the advisors to The Lion’s Tale. gain academic self-confidence. file and this honor is indicated on the student’s transcript. The Latin Honor Society was established by the American Classical League to reward outstanding achievement in Latin and the Roman culture. art. Educational Support Services CESJDS is a highly academic college preparatory school with a rigorous dual curriculum of general and Judaic studies. Students must make themselves aware of the rules and regulations established by the staff for the use of any computer on the School’s network. further disciplinary action will be imposed in accordance with school rules and/or local. editing.outstanding achievement. Spanish or Latin can be nominated for three honor societies by the Romance Languages department: The Société Honoraire de Français (French National Honor Society) was established by the American Association of Teachers of French to reward outstanding achievement in the French Language. Romance Languages: Students enrolled in French. Use of the computers is to be of an educational nature. The Dean of Students’ list is not published. The school is equipped with several hundred tablet laptop PCs. The school’s website has a secure section for members of the CESJDS community (“The Lion’s Den”) that can be accessed only with a password. state and federal laws. Structured Study Halls Structured Study Halls provide experiences for students to acquire organization and study skills for independent and cooperative learning. as well as space on the server for storage of files. When appropriate. The society selects students who have shown outstanding interest and performance in the study of Spanish. and the library and Technology Labs contain desktop computers. and Reflections. The Spanish Honor Society (Don Isaac Abravenel Chapter) was founded by the Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Students found to be in violation of these rules will face having their computer privileges restricted or denied. at lunch time and after school. and to be tutored by private tutors (hired by the parents). have an opportunity to begin or complete extended time for exams. Dimensions. or business areas of their publications while maintaining high standards in their academic achievements. a copy of the letter is placed in the student’s. CESJDS welcomes students with documented learning and/or language disabilities if it is determined that those students can be successful within the guidelines of the dual curriculum requirements. Each student in the Upper School is assigned a username and password. help students with time 12 . Honor Societies STUDENT SERVICES Computer Access The Technology Center is open before school. Journalism: Quill & Scroll (International Journalism Honor Society) was founded in 1926 at the University of Iowa by a group of journalism teachers who wished to recognize and to reward students who have consistently demonstrated superior work in the writing. Families will receive individual password information. Francophone culture and French Civilization. Learning specialists in Structured Study Hall classes routinely check assignment books.

Structured Skills English Structured Skills English classes are offered in grades 7 and 8. reading and writing assignments are broken down into smaller units. however. CESJDS will consider placement of some students in Structured Study Hall without testing. Counselors work closely with students individually and in groups to help them reach their greatest potential. Students are expected to complete homework and long-term assignments in the time assigned. In limited circumstances. there are fewer students in each class. They may opt out for a semester to complete required electives (e. and self-expression in students. These decisions are made by the Director of Educational Support Services in collaboration with the Upper School Administration and are generally limited to students who are transitioning into our services. Accommodations CESJDS is able to make some or all of the following accommodations for students with a documented learning or language disability: • extended time testing as indicated. Human Development) with permission from an administrator. students are then ready to be mainstreamed into regular high school English classes. and there is an emphasis on skill building. Given a firm foundation. whose personnel determine testing eligibility on a case by case basis. The Judaic studies courses include Hebrew language. they are encouraged and expected to take on increased responsibility and gain self-monitoring and self-advocacy skills. and provide mini study-skill lessons on note taking. but it is done at the discretion of MCPS. through Montgomery County Public Schools.g. Testing is always required for placement in Structured Skills English classes. The latter option is cost-free. They follow the same literature and writing curriculum as other English classes in the grade. students who need minimal support in Structured Study Hall and will not receive extra time on tests and students whose financial circumstances preclude testing at this time. Testing can be done privately or.. self-exploration. As students mature. The ESS Department will be happy to provide information as to how to access these services. Students in 7th grade Structured Study Hall will also receive ongoing strategy instruction in a number of areas in addition to learning study and organizational skills. which include the requirement to take four general studies and three Judaic studies courses each year in grades 9 through 11. textbook reading. Guidance and Counseling 13 . Any student in Structured English must be enrolled concurrently in a Structure Study Hall. Expectations for All Students • • All students must fulfill all graduation requirements. Note: This discretionary placement does not include provision of extended time testing. This type of evaluation provides valuable information so that the School can ascertain the specific educational supports and accommodations warranted by the student’s individual learning needs. for some students. In addition. and test preparation. Jewish Text. Its purpose is to promote self-awareness. Guidance and Counseling is an integral part of the School’s total educational program. students must have a complete psycho-educational evaluation that includes cognitive and achievement testing. Thought and Practice (JTTP) and Jewish history. • preferential seating • use of available audio books and use of the Kurzweil 3000 software system • use of a computer for essay exams and in-class writing assignments • implementation of other feasible recommendations (as determined by the School) Students who are part of the Educational Support Services program must be enrolled in a Structured Study Hall in order to receive accommodations.management. and these assignments are expected to be completed without modification or abbreviation. Eligibility for Program In order to be eligible for Educational Support Services in the Upper School. on an individual basis. a student taking extended time on an exam is expected to complete that exam within 24 hours unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Each student should retain for her/his own file copies of report cards. co-curricular activities and honors/awards received. Additionally. Community service is an integral part of the CESJDS experience. Counselors help students learn how to deal with the concerns of early adolescence and help facilitate a smooth transition to high school. caring and self-directed young adults who are ready to meet the challenges of society. juniors have the first of many individual conferences with their College Counselor (parents are encouraged to attend) to explore specific college options and plans. 2. A student who is ill and wishes to call a parent to go home must do so from the Health Room. Counselors at CESJDS consider college counseling to be an extension of the individual counseling offered to all students during their years at the School. Counselors meet with all juniors and their parents for an evening session early in their junior year to outline what is involved in the college selection process. Additionally. letters of recommendation and certificates of merit and/or achievements from programs in which s/he participates. grades received. Each family receives a copy of “The College Handbook. Student Assistance Program The goal of the Student Assistance Program is to identify students demonstrating signs of possible involvement with high-risk activities such as alcohol and/or drug use or violent/destructive behavior. The official transcript includes: courses taken. The guidance office maintains individual records for all students and official transcripts for high school students. Through individual and group meetings. If a student goes to the Health Room and the nurse is unavailable.In grades 7 and 8. The nurse will sign the note for the student to return to class. Students are encouraged to take the most challenging program available to them and are urged to become involved in co-curricular activities. volunteer/work-related opportunities and internships. The objective is to help students emerge as responsible.” prepared by the Counselors. the Counselors serve as a resource for psychological and educational referrals and provide literature about standardized testing and mental health and wellness. and anxieties that undoubtedly arise. A copy of a student’s record or official transcript will be forwarded to another educational institution upon the written request of the family. School Records 1. students are coping with the newness of adolescence. the student must obtain permission from an administrator to remain in the Health Room. standardized test scores. students are assigned a College Counselor who assists them in post-secondary planning. social. The guidance department is also a resource for summer programs. students begin to face the demands of high school. In grades 9 and 10. Following this meeting. emotional and physical skills. credit awarded. 4. 3. co-curricular and community service ideas. 14 . comments. When a student needs to see her/his Counselor s/he must obtain permission to see the Counselor from both the classroom teacher and the Counselor prior to the meeting time. Health Room Students should have a note from a teacher to be admitted to the Health Room. Advance notice of at least one week is required. No student records will be forwarded unless the financial account is current. the ways in which they find themselves being judged by peers and adults and the more rigorous demands placed on their academic. in 11th grade. distribution of grades in a particular course. to aid them in their college search. The goal is to help students explore a wide range of post. College Counselors stay in close contact with their students throughout this time period and are always ready to respond to the queries. Counselors work through academic issues and peer and parental concerns.secondary school possibilities so that they are in a position to make informed and appropriate decisions about this next step in their education.

and the Internet. The collection also includes computer resources. or before or immediately after school. staff and parents privately to refer a student about whom there is a concern to a trained team of CESJDS staff (the Student Assistance Team. The Center. 4939 or szuckerman@cesjds. The team will then refer the student and parents to a professional assessor who can provide a free and confidential assessment. The Library offers students and faculty access to the School’s online catalog. It serves appropriately to match volunteer high school tutors with middle school and high school students in need of peer academic support. Club Period. If the results of this inquiry indicate significant concern about behavior demonstrated in school. When deemed appropriate. ACADEMIC PROGRAM Middle School (Grades 7 and 8) Curriculum/Academic Requirements The Middle School program is intended to address the needs of young adolescents. 15 . All tutors who tutor in the Upper School building must register with Ms. lunch. Tutorial Services The Writing Center is open every school day during high school lunch and Club Period. but ample supports are accessible to students inside and outside of the classroom to help them achieve success in the present and prepare for further academic challenges in the future. A student who wishes to make use of peer tutoring services should contact her/his Counselor. word processing programs in both English and Hebrew. Library The Upper School Library has fiction and non-fiction books for grades 7-12. Ms. This tutoring can take place during the student’s study hall. a study room is available during lunch and Club Period. members of the Student Assistance Team will meet with the parents and student. an extensive Judaic and Holocaust collection. Students may borrow most materials for two weeks.) The anonymous form can be placed in locked drop boxes located throughout the building. Susan Zuckerman. During lunch and Club Period. The Library is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday from 7:30 AM to the close of school. which is located in the atrium. Students should sign up in advance for sessions with qualified tutors on the sheet located at the receptionist's desk. In addition. mailed in to the attention of Student Assistance at the school. Zuckerman may be reached at ext. No eating or drinking is permitted in the library. A peer tutoring program is in place in the Upper School. periodicals on both secular and Judaic topics. many CD-ROM resources and subscription databases.org. Report cards will be held until all library materials are returned. students who need extra help in math or Hebrew can use the services of the math lab or Hebrew lab. offers constructive feedback and assistance to student writers working on any writing project at any stage in the process. All students should return library materials on time.Anonymous concern forms are available for students. or submitted electronically through the school website. or paid for. the team confidentially collects behavioral observations from staff who are familiar with that student. replaced. Chair of Upper School Educational Support Services. and audio-visual materials. The curriculum is challenging. Parents may make private arrangements with professional tutors to work with their students at school. with the exception of reference works and videos.

0 3. in consultation with teachers. physical education and elective classes. and Counselors. Students are expected to successfully complete all courses.org) or from the Upper School Admissions Director. When appropriate. as well as personal.12 16 . Advisory groups meet regularly with Counselors who. Advisory The Middle School Director and Assistant Director. science. Individual appointments with teachers: Students may arrange to meet with teachers before or after school or during lunch or Club Period. department chairs. Students are grouped heterogeneously in English.5 2– 6. through discussions. Mathematics classes are leveled according to patterns of mathematics achievement. study hall. history. visual arts. students must successfully complete the following course of study beginning in the ninth grade: English History Science Mathematics Hebrew Language Jewish History & Jewish Text 4. Students who fail (“F”) a course must make up the course in summer study. Peer tutoring: Based on availability and suitability. in order to meet the graduation requirements of CESJDS.12) Curriculum and Graduation Requirements Beginning with the Class of 2007. The student must receive prior approval from the Middle School Director for make-up study and to return to school the following year . Writing Center for Middle School is available during Club Period. Placement The ERB Comprehensive Testing Program is administered to 8th grade students. history. Students in grades 7 and 8 have one elective period each year. Tanakh (Bible) and Toshba (Rabbinics). Standardized Testing High School (Grades 9 . performance arts and technology.cesjds.5 Credits . A complete description of these courses is available on the CESJDS webpage (www. Academic Supports and Safety Nets • • • • Lunchtime and Club Period labs: Math and Hebrew labs are held several times a week during the Middle School lunch period and during Club Period.5 3. Students who fail more than one course for the year may not be permitted to return to CESJDS for the following academic year. Tanakh (Bible) and Toshba (Rabbinics) classes are leveled based on Hebrew language ability and patterns of achievement in the understanding and interpretation of classical Jewish texts. physical education. Hebrew. special circumstances and concerns may be considered in placement decisions.Middle School students are required to take two-years of the following subjects: English. Parent or student requests for lateral moves or changes of teacher cannot be honored. mathematics.5 Credit 1 Credit 4 Credits 80 Hours Grades 9 . High School volunteer peer tutors can be matched with Middle School students.5 Credits Credits Credits Credits 3. are responsible for student placement.8 Credits Human Development Physical Education Electives Community Service Minyan 0. The Advisory program helps 7th and 8th graders become aware of and responsible for the various challenges they face during a time of rapid change in their lives. Students seeking peer tutors should speak with their Counselors.5 3. Placement in Hebrew language courses is determined based upon performance on the placement exam (given to all incoming students) and recommendations from 6th grade Hebrew teachers. activities and individual conferences build trusting advisor/ advisee relationships for the purpose of communication. academic and social development. Students are invited to have lunch and learn with the teachers who run the labs. science. Elective courses may be chosen from the following areas: Spanish.

The cost is dependent on the size of the group and must be paid to the School. the cost of the tutorial is the responsibility of the parents. In rare circumstances.12 earn credit. while "C" is the college recommending grade. It is also recommended that students who receive a grade of "D" repeat that course in summer school. provide private tutorials as a service to families who request them. the School must employ the teacher. Anyone considering this option should contact her/his Guidance Counselor. the School may allow a student to take a tutorial with a teacher not employed by the School. with prior approval. There is no guarantee that the schedule will allow the student to take the course during the school year. All academic requirements must be fulfilled. Students must successfully complete all required courses. Students transferring from another Jewish day school or from a school in Israel must have satisfied the requirements of that school in order to enroll at CESJDS. "D" is the School's passing grade. at the discretion of the Principal. In order to issue credit. The student must receive prior approval for make-up study from the Dean of Students. Barring exceptional circumstances. • As a tutorial is not required and not included in tuition. TRANSFER STUDENTS: STUDY ABROAD: EARLY GRADUATION: CESJDS extends the privilege of early graduation to those Israeli students whose families are returning to Israel at a time that would interfere with their graduation from high school and matriculation to college. Students who fail ("F") a required course must make up the course in summer study. These guidelines apply only to students who need to study abroad for a year because their families spend time outside the U. This policy is applicable if the student is abroad for one year only. • Our ability to offer a tutorial is dependent on our finding a faculty member to teach the course. Principal and Academic Dean prior to enrollment at CESJDS. • One or two credits in Judaic studies must be made up during the summer at the parents’ expense or during an elective period in the remaining year(s) the student is at CESJDS. • Up to one credit may be satisfied with an independent study in Judaic studies under the direction of the Principal. A plan for fulfilling these requirements should be devised with the Admissions Director. the student will be lacking three Judaic studies credits. The school does not offer summer school classes but will. students who have been out of school for an extended time. This privilege is available ONLY to Israelis who are in the United States temporarily.Only courses taken in grades 9 . Up to one credit in Hebrew language may be waived. In one year. • The tutorial must fulfill the requirements of a credit. SUMMER SCHOOL POLICY: 17 . • Tutorials are generally available to students with special learning needs. which is 80 contact hours with a teacher. • The Hebrew credit will be waived if the student fits into a regularly scheduled Hebrew class the year s/he returns. students who have failed a course or students with other unusual circumstances. Students who receive more than one "F" in academic courses as a final grade may not be permitted to return to CESJDS. or who upon completion of one year of college in the United States plan to return to Israel to enter the Israel Defense Forces. All senior work must be completed two weeks before graduation in order for a student to participate in graduation ceremonies. including community service. including senior electives. if we have available faculty.S. For additional information. Students transferring from schools other than day schools after 9th grade are responsible for fulfilling all CESJDS graduation requirements in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. a student cannot make up more than one course failed in one school year. • The course taken as a tutorial will be listed as a tutorial on the student’s transcript. please contact the Dean of Students.

is responsible for student placement. Hebrew. 2010 Jan 24. Criteria for honors placement differ in each department but include any or all of the following: past performance. 2011 Jun 06. SATs I & II Oct 18. 2011 June 12. The PLAN (American College Test) is available to sophomores on Tuesday. teacher and Counselor recommendations. October 13. 2010 Oct 24.Honors and Scholars courses are offered in the following departments: English. Jewish history. science and Spanish. 2010. Thought and Practice. student interest. and Guidance Counselors. 2011 Mar 14. at 8:00 AM (Professional Day). 2011* May 02. Department Chairs. and quality of work samples. mathematics. 2010 April 10. Class Placement and Honors/Scholars Courses On Wednesday. 2011 LOCATION CESJDS CESJDS CESJDS CESJDS CESJDS CESJDS * SAT I ONLY CESJDS ACTs Sept 12. at 8:00 AM the PSAT will be given to all sophomores and juniors. Jewish Text. standardized test results. 2010 Dec 12. November 02. Students are automatically registered for the PSAT. They must sign up in Guidance to take the PLAN. history. 2010 Dec 06. The Academic Dean. 2011 LOCATION CESJDS CESJDS CESJDS CESJDS CESJDS Standardized Testing 18 . 2010 Nov 08. 2010. in consultation with teachers.

he/she may purchase a new one. All projects must be approved by the student’s Guidance Counselor. Guidance Counselors and the Director of Jewish Life are prepared to assist students in finding a community service project. IDs should be presented to the security guard or an admnistrator when requested. The badge is the property of CESJDS and can be revoked at any time. . The CESJDS Mission Statement states that one of the School’s goals is to prepare students to confront the society in which they find themselves and to work toward its perfection. 19 . . Requirements • • • • Students are required to complete a total of 80 hours before graduating from CESJDS. Students may begin accumulating hours toward their community service requirement during the summer after 6th grade. Listings of approved service opportunities and procedures are available in the Guidance office and on the school website. If a student loses her/his badge. In order to accomplish this goal. SAFETY AND SECURITY See page 25 for additional information concerning after school guidelines.  Avot 2:5 . we have established the following guidelines for our community service program. However. a student may earn credit for up to 20 hours of community performed during Middle School). The showing of IDs by students and faculty and the wearing of “Guest” stickers by parents and visitors are both required. This requirement applies to lateral entry students as well. Building Access When students have no official reason to be in the building.COMMUNITY SERVICE Do not separate yourself from the community. students who have forgotten something in their locker may enter the building to retrieve what they need as long as there is a guard at the station. Details and proposal forms may be found on the School website.    The concept of tikkun olam--repairing the world--describes the obligations incumbent upon each of us to make the world a better place for ourselves and our community. ID Badges The safety and security of everyone in our building is of utmost importance. their access to the building may be restricted. At least 60 of these hours must be performed after the student has completed 8th grade (that is. Talmud Bavli Bava Kama 17a We want our students to apply the Jewish values taught in their classrooms to the lives they lead outside of the classroom. Transcripts will not be sent out to colleges until a student has completed the community service requirement. Our community service program was designed with this goal in mind.             Great is the study of Torah because study leads to action.

It is expected that those involved with a sexual harassment investigation will protect the confidentiality of all information relating to the case. parents are welcome in the building to see games or performances or to attend parent meetings and other official programs. and other forms of unwanted touching. parent volunteers. digital and/or electronic form. The range of behaviors included in this definition is broad but generally includes: unwelcome or inappropriate sexual advances in verbal. and retaliatory acts by students will not be tolerated. obscene language addressed to the victim. Emergency Evacuations Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual attention from students. The guard will ask parents to show identification. The guard will not let such a visitor into the building until approved by the school official waiting for the visitor. evacuation/fire drills will be held periodically. photographing. exposure. Sexual Harassment Harassment and Abuse Sexual abuse is defined as any act or acts involving sexual molestation or exploitation of a child or any person. or leering. Parents should understand that after hours. Once a charge has been brought to the attention of a Guidance Counselor. Parents and Visitors Parents and graduates are welcome in the building at any time during the day. If an alarm should sound during a non-scheduled class time such as lunch or change of classes. voyeurism. non-parent visitors must have an official reason for entering the building. in violation of an individual’s civil rights as well as of Jewish law and ethics. Students are encouraged to report incidents of sexual harassment to a member of the guidance staff or administration with whom they feel most comfortable. Students are to remain silent and proceed to the designated area for their respective classrooms. sections of the building may be closed off. physical. visual. Sexual Abuse 20 . or depiction of a child as prohibited by law. patting. hostility toward the victim on the basis of sex. such activity may be considered grounds for suspension or dismissal from the School. filming. the student should report it to a member of the guidance staff or administration. pinching. Since the safety and security of students is the primary concern. sexual advances. At no time during the day are non-CESJDS students (elementary through high school) allowed into the building unless the visit has been approved by a school administrator. all students. and he/she may cross-check the identification with the information in Sefer Echad. verbal or written comments of a sexual nature. and encouraging or engaging in obscene or pornographic display.Large Item Storage Items that are too large for student lockers are to be placed in the closet outside of the cafeteria. Such unwanted sexual overtures are strictly prohibited at the School in all relationships among students and between students and any School employee. If a student is aware of any act of sexual abuse. Large items are not to be left on the floor in front of the student’s locker or in the reception area/front office. In the event of an evacuation before or after school. a student is found to have engaged in sexual harassment. Visitors should follow the person or group they are visiting to the designated areas. and visitors are to leave the building through the nearest exit and proceed to the tennis court area. or any other person during the course of the student’s activities at the school. but not limited to. contact for the purpose of sexual gratification. after investigation of an incident. the School will commence an investigation of the incident and will inform the parents of the students involved. Parents and graduates will be asked by the guard to state the reason for their visit. students are to quickly and quietly exit the building and proceed to the designated area for their Period 1 classes. staff. There will be no retaliation of any kind by the School for reporting suspected incidents of harassment. teachers. subtle pressure for sexual activity. where attendance will be taken. staff. Sexual harassment is regarded by the School as an extremely serious offense. including. After school. If. sexual crime in any degree. During the day.

Students involved in co-curricular activities who do not work to their full potential in the classroom. the student will be suspended from co-curricular activities for the season. A complete list of the co-curricular activities is available on the CESJDS website. Each week. 3. Students who participate in co-curricular activities are not excused from their academic responsibilities. While a student athlete is on probation. 3. Students may not miss classes for play rehearsal. 21 . an updated report will be requested in order to determine if the student’s grades have been brought up sufficiently for the student to continue to play. Any student who is earning one (1) "F" or two (2) "D's" in academic classes anytime during the year will be suspended for three (3) weeks from practices. the student will be suspended for the season. an updated report will be requested to determine if the student can be reinstated to the activity or if the suspension will remain in effect. If a student has been reinstated and her/his grades fall again. Announcements are made at the beginning of each year concerning introductory meetings. the student should make up the quiz/test during lunch or study hall or in a test make-up session before the test (6:55 AM test makeup session).. 2. newspaper. Middle School: 1. All assignments must be completed on time. games. 2. If the grades fall again. Any Middle School student who is earning one (1) “F” or two (2) “D’s” as a course grade in academic classes anytime during the year will be placed on co-curricular probation for a twoweek period of time. and meetings. High School: 1. the Athletic Director will need to approve any early dismissals from class due to athletic competition. or athletic practice unless they have received permission in advance from an administrator. whose behavior is inappropriate. students should be prepared to do any of the expected class work including tests and quizzes. work on yearbook.g. They are expected to maintain high standards of personal conduct and academic performance. Students who are assigned a detention must serve the detention on the date assigned. so long her/his grades do not fall again. games and meetings only so long as he or she shows evidence to the his/her Counselor of academic improvement. At the end of the three (3) week period. 4. Students will have three (3) weeks to bring up their grade(s). During that time the student may continue to participate in practices. In case an activity is canceled (e.The School may contact the police regarding serious allegations of abuse or molestation and will assist in prosecuting such cases. Eligibility Requirements Students who participate in all co-curricular activities are representatives of the School and of the community.. Students are responsible for informing the teacher before the missed class and are responsible for all work completed in the class. a student who has raised her/his grades will be allowed to continue to play on the team. At the end of the two-week probationary period. inclement weather). If a test/quiz will be missed. There may be occasions when a student will have to miss class(es) due to a school-scheduled game/activity. Co-curricular activities do not take precedence over detentions. Any work that is due during the missed period is to be submitted before the student leaves for the activity. The student’s grades will be monitored for a two week period. rehearsals. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND ATHLETICS A variety of co-curricular activities is offered in the School. etc. or who have poor attendance risk being suspended from the team or activity. unless he/she has a previously scheduled medical appointment or professional tutoring appointment.

Attendance for school is taken as students enter Minyan. B. parents should leave a daytime phone number where they can be reached. For security reasons. and C days will not be modified. Any student who has been to a doctor/dentist in the morning should bring a note from that office. %:3 The first bell rings at 7:55 AM. the schedule of A. Avot 1:15 . This year. The different daily schedules are found in the Student/Parent handbook and on the website. then Wednesday will still be a “C” day. Athletics DAILY SCHEDULE. In order to get the most out of school and in order to avoid disrupting others.&"! Make your study a fixed practice. and Minyan begins at 8:00 AM for all students.Periods 7-9.. When leaving a voice-mail message. ! . Tardiness To School • • A student is considered on time for school if he/she is present at her/his Minyan at 8:00 AM. More specific information is available online and in the Athletics Handbook. All student athletes must read their Athletic Handbook and are held responsible for all guidelines stated in the Handbook. Arrival and Attendance Unexpected Absences For the student’s protection. For example. The schedule will rotate: A Day . For daily athletic information. students who are tardy to Minyan— regardless of whether they were in the School building before 8:00 AM—are considered to be late to school. except on Fridays during the winter months when the school day ends at 2:18 PM. 22 .9&. Students and parents should familiarize themselves with these schedules.Periods 1-6 B Day . in the event of a school cancellation. The number of days on which a student was absent from or tardy to school will be indicated on each report card and transcript. visit the website or call the Athletic Hotline – 301-692-4989.3"8 +. by 9:00 AM if their child is to be absent that day. students need to arrive at school on time.Periods 4-9 Days will be indicated on calendars at the beginning of the school year. The school day ends at 3:45 PM. 1-3 C Day . ABC Days The Upper School operates on a block schedule. parents should call the attendance administrator. Parents can leave a voice-mail message at 301-692-4903 twenty-four hours a day. if Tuesday is scheduled to be a "B" day and it is canceled for snow. Car-pooling with Lower School students and a parent’s difficulty in leaving home in a timely manner are not deemed to be extenuating circumstances.The School offers a program of interscholastic athletics in sports on the Middle School. 301-692-4903. ATTENDANCE AND GENERAL POLICIES '). junior varsity and varsity levels. A physical exam and medical release are required to participate in athletics. all students must show their ID badges when they enter the building.

Students who miss required field trips for any reason may be required to complete a make-up assignment to be determined by the department sponsoring the trip. For extenuating circumstances. the student (or a parent) should contact the student's Counselor. A student has a number of days equal to number of the days absent to make up homework assigned during the absence. A student serving detention must sit quietly. when the student returns to school. during lunch or Club Period. in consultation with the administration. they should stay home and recuperate before returning to school. • Students can make up tests at 6:55 AM. the student should be prepared to submit the assignment or take the quiz/test the day of her/his return. Students who are absent from a specific class--including students who leave for athletic events and other official activities--are required to submit any assignments due that day to the teacher on that day. who will arrange for assignments to be collected and will discuss how work and assessments can be made up in a reasonable and timely manner. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent a student from complying with these make-up procedures. Illnesses and Make-up Procedures When students are ill. • The final decision concerning tests and quizzes will be made by the teacher. A penalty will be imposed for a long-term assignment that is submitted after the due date. Depending upon the circumstance. If there are extenuating circumstances. the student is still required to take that test/quiz before or after school on the same day. either before or after school. during lunch (if it is not a full period test). • If a student is out for part of a day. Dean of Students. It is expected that students who are ill will make up missed work. The number of days on which a student is tardy to school will be indicated on each report card and transcript. the student should see the teacher. Counselor. in study hall. Detention Detentions assigned by a teacher are held at lunch or during Club Period. during Club Period. the test/quiz can be made up before or after school. When a student is out for a short period of time (1-3 days). Middle School Director or Athletics Director. the student should contact the teacher the day the assignment is due. or after school. Detentions assigned by an administrator as a consequence for repeated or serious misconduct is held for one hour. in which case the student should notify his/her Counselor. during study hall. the student is required to inform the teacher the day before in order to take the quiz/test before school that day. and an equal number to make up tests. or in class. If a student will miss a quiz or a test under these circumstances. In any case. s/he should visit each teacher’s website to get her/his assignments. s/he should check with each teacher to make certain all work has been made up. the student (or parent) should contact the student's Counselor. If a student is absent three days or more. 23 . Students may be called upon to do work to aid the School community. • Students who are absent one day and return on the day of a test/quiz must take the test/quiz unless there are extenuating circumstances. • Students are expected to know that they must sign up for make-up tests and quizzes immediately upon their return to school.• • Students who are chronically late to school will not be permitted to participate in co-curricular activities. Make-up Tests and Assignments If a student has a one-day absence on the day an assignment is due or when a quiz or test is scheduled.

a student who is absent from class without a legitimate. documented excuse will receive an academic penalty. but this may not always be possible. the student should call ahead to alert the office to the situation. A student who is late for a final exam will not receive extra time unless there are extenuating circumstances. The absences are considered part of the 10% absence limitation even if the absence is approved. Absences due to extended travel that are not approved are considered to be unexcused. in a study hall during the day. Student Guests Students who want to bring an out-of-town visitor to school must submit a request form (available in the reception area) to the Dean of Students (grades 9-12) or the Middle School Director (grades 7 & 8) at 24 . The only exceptions will be for documented. the student will receive no grade for the course. A senior is considered to be chronically late to class if s/he has been late more than four times in any quarter. the department chair. all assignments are due on the day the student returns. A written appeal should be made to the Principal. A student who receives a loss of credit and/or “F” in two or more academic courses for a final grade will not be allowed to advance to the next grade level at CESJDS. Students must sign up to take makeup tests. Chronic Absenteeism. or the Dean of Students before the start of the exam. the test will not be in the make-up folder. Her/his grade will be lowered three percentage points for that grading period. during Club Period. and Loss of Credit Classroom work is a vital aspect of a student’s education. If possible. Therefore. Unexcused Absence from Class An absence from class is considered unexcused if a student does not have legitimate permission to be out of that class. A student in grades 7-11 is considered to be chronically late to class if s/he has been late more than five times in any trimester or four times in a quarter. A student who is sent to the office for disciplinary reasons may be subject to the same penalties. s/he must call her/his teacher. Any student who knows in advance that s/he will be out of school is required to inform her/his classroom teachers two weeks ahead of time. Unless alternative arrangements are made. In order to insure that a student's make-up test is available. whichever of the two penalties is greater. If the student does not sign up. unless special arrangements are made with the teacher. and s/he is expected to take any assigned quizzes or tests on the day s/he returns. extended or on-going medical circumstances. a student must sign up on the make-up test board by the end of the middle school lunch period.Make-Up Times Students can take makeup tests and quizzes Monday through Friday at 6:55 AM. If a student misses more than 10% of any class--regardless of whether the absences are excused or unexcused--s/he may lose credit in that course. or Monday through Thursday at 3:50 PM. Tardiness. telling the teacher that they will make up a test is not sufficient. Family Trips Extended family travel during the school year is discouraged. In such a case. and academic penalties will be assessed. Students should plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes early for finals. The student will either receive a zero for work due/done that day or her/his final grade for that grading period will be lowered by three percentage points. Absence/Lateness for Final Exams Due to Extenuating Circumstances If a student is ill on the day of a final exam. Such an extended absence must be approved by the Principal at least two weeks prior to the absence. Extended time students MUST notify the teacher if they plan to finish a test at 3:50 PM on the same day the test is given. We will make every effort for extended time tests to be available at 3:50 PM. Participation in classroom discussion and activities is a crucial component of the CESJDS academic experience.

Seniors and juniors must sign out at the guard’s desk when leaving campus and sign back in upon their return. No student will be permitted to leave a class for an early dismissal without a pass. In an emergency. parents should phone the office in advance to arrange to pick up the student at the reception area. as they have seriously compromised the school’s ability to safeguard their well-being during the school day. Seniors and juniors who leave campus must understand they represent CESJDS in the community. Students will be permitted to leave school only with a person whose authorization from the parent has been verified. cabs will be used with the permission of a parent and the approval of an administrator. Off-Campus Privileges A senior or a junior has off-campus privileges if her/his parents have submitted the signed permission form for this privilege. Juniors may only walk if they go off campus. Middle School students may stay after school only to work in supervised areas (study hall. Technology Lab). the Middle School Director or the Admissions Director. Library. Early Departure A student leaving school early must turn in the excuse note to the office upon entering school in the morning. Juniors may leave school grounds only during lunch. Notes will be verified with parents by telephone. A student who forgets to bring an early dismissal note will be released only if an administrator can reach her/his parents. All applicable school rules apply. After 5:30 PM. Other than seniors and juniors with written permission. Seniors and juniors who leave campus are expected to be in all classes on time. student are not permitted to leave school grounds during the school day if they have not followed the early dismissal procedures (see above). The school strongly discourages the use of cabs for transporting students. those who abuse this privilege can be subject to other disciplinary action. students must leave the school 15 minutes after dismissal unless they are with a teacher. Students must sign out at the reception desk upon leaving the building and sign in if returning later that day. In addition. After School Middle School From 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM Monday through Thursday. High School From 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM. students must be in a supervised activity or should leave the building or wait in the front of the building with the guard. No local students may visit the School during school hours. On Friday. or participate in after-school activities. non-seniors (other than juniors during lunch) may not leave the building and enter the school’s parking lot during school hours unless they have administrative approval. At 5:30 PM. In addition. When there is an emergency and students need to be picked up during the school day. Certain times of the year are not conducive to visits. Seniors driving off campus may NOT take any passengers. Seniors may not loiter in the parking lot and must drive with caution through the lot. These are the conditions and limitations of this privilege: • • • • • • • • Seniors may leave school grounds only during lunch or a free period. Students are not permitted to bring guests on class trips. unless special permission has been granted by the Dean of Students. Monday through Thursday. Students who violate these rules may be subject to suspension or other disciplinary action. meet with a teacher. A pass will be issued for the pre-arranged time. High School students may stay after school to 25 . Seniors and juniors may not bring cooked food from non-kosher restaurants into school. students who are waiting for rides must wait in the guard’s area or outside the front door of the building.least five (5) days BEFORE the visit. Students can lose this privilege if they abuse it or if there are other behavioral or disciplinary concerns.

26 . her/his student ID card will be programmed with her/his particular plan. Eating and Drinking Eating Areas As a means of respecting and protecting the school’s property and equipment. Technology Lab) or other open areas of the school. Students who are waiting for rides must wait in the guard’s area or outside the front door of the building. tennis courts. No food or drink may be brought to the athletic areas. test make-up. • When going through the lunch line. From there. All eating must be done in the designated areas. Because the amount of food prepared each day is intended to be sufficient for those students who have purchased lunch. until he/she has purchased a new ID. Students. High School students may eat in the cafeteria. This does not mean that they can get one of everything and give what they don’t want to someone else. Students are responsible for being on time for their after-lunch classes. students must leave the school 15 minutes after dismissal unless they are with a teacher. there is to be no eating in the halls or in the classrooms other than during teacher-directed activities. must reenter the building through the outdoor eating area’s entrance to the lunch room. they may sign out to go to one of the designated alternative lunchtime areas (meeting rooms. meet with a teacher. High School students are given the privilege to work in open areas (not classrooms) as long as they act responsibly and make sure they keep these areas neat and clean. They may not congregate in the parking lot. it is unethical and inappropriate for students who participate in the lunch program to share food with other students.). Therefore. Once a student has signed up for a lunch plan. or in other supervised areas of the building (atrium. and blacktop. On Friday. Students who leave the building after school and return for an activity may be asked by the guard for their student ID. Each student must clean up her/his lunch space before leaving the cafeteria or outdoor eating area. A student who has forgotten her/his ID over five times during a session may not receive lunch. etc. alcove. other than seniors and juniors who sign out to go off campus. Lunch Time • • • • • • • • Middle school students must report to the cafeteria at the beginning of the lunch period. etc. or participate in after-school activities. provided that they leave the areas clean and do not disrupt Middle School classes. When leaving the outdoor eating area. The only exception is that students may have a water bottle in their classes. These students should not ask someone to get them food from the cafeteria. School lunches are available only for those students who have paid for them. Library. School Lunches The School lunch program is designed to provide each participating student with sufficient food for each lunch period. the outdoor eating area. softball field. See Kashrut policy for details concerning foods permitted in the building and on school-sponsored trips. students may not get extra food to give to a friend. Library. students need their ID cards to enter the lunch line. After 5:30 PM. Open cans or containers of beverages should not be carried through the halls or stored in lockers. students may go only to the athletic fields. • Food is available in the office for those students not on the lunch plan who forget to bring a lunch.work in supervised areas (study hall. • Students on the lunch plan are entitled to pick what they would like from the menu. academic help centers. students who remain the in building must be in a supervised activity or should leave the building.) Students who wish to see an individual teacher/Counselor must have a note from that teacher/Counselor in order to be excused from the lunch room.

In cases that may necessitate an unscheduled early dismissal or affect after-school activities. CESJDS will make an independent decision regarding whether to close for the day. to open on a delayed schedule. These faculty and staff members will call parents (or other designated emergency contact persons) and then give those students instructions about how to proceed. CESJDS does not necessarily follow the practice of MCPS after the first day and may make an independent decision. the school follows the decision of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) for the first day of the closure/delay. If MCPS is closed for multiple days consecutively as the result of a weather event. Students who violate school rules on the bus ride to and from school are subject to the School’s discipline procedures and may lose their bus privileges. Information regarding inclement weather schedules is recorded on the school voice mail greeting and is e-mailed to parents. CESJDS is closed for the full day. we encourage parents dropping students off to do so on school property in designated locations. if MCPS is closed for the full day. • Faculty and staff members will visit each classroom to obtain a list of students who are unsure of their transportation arrangements. For example. Seniors and juniors with off-campus privileges may not bring cooked food from non-kosher restaurants onto campus. See Sefer Echad for more details. or to open on time. parents will be notified to make arrangements for their children to leave school.All individual lunches/snacks brought into school must be dairy or pareve (i. In the event of inclement weather resulting in the closing of school or a delayed opening. We have staff available during carpool to assist families in getting everyone to 27 . Channel 7 (ABC). If MCPS opens two hours late. Seniors may eat lunch in their alcove ONLY if it remains quiet and clean. • Carpool drivers will come to the guard’s desk. If there is inclement weather on a day when MCPS is already scheduled to be closed. Information is also announced on the radio (WTOP. School Closings and Delayed Openings/Closings Early Dismissal Plan On certain occasions. the school will make an independent decision as to the time of the dismissal and the status of after-school activities. • Students who have a personal vehicle at the school will be allowed to leave if weather permits. CESJDS opens two hours late. or other designated area. • Buses will leave at the time of official dismissal. Student Transportation and Parking The School provides bus service on a fee basis. Otherwise. non-meat). Seniors who use the lounge during free periods are responsible for remaining quiet and for keeping the area clean. WMAL) and on the television: Channel 4 (NBC). Buses Carpools For the safety of all students. Channel 9 (CBS) and Channel 8 (local access-cable). the following procedure may be implemented: • All students will remain in their classrooms or another designated area until carpools arrive and names are called. when it is deemed necessary to have an unscheduled early dismissal from school. with a written list of students they pick up. Students will be contacted and will then report to the front lobby area. Senior Lounge The Senior Lounge has been designated as a rest and relaxation area for seniors during times when they have no scheduled class..e.

school in a timely and safe manner. White Flint Station) and Ride-On bus #38. All students under 18 are able to ride free on Montgomery County’s Ride-On bus system weekdays from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM. he/she subject to losing his/her school parking privileges. Only vehicles that have a handicapped license plate or permit are allowed to use handicapped spaces. Student and Visitor Parking During the School Day If a student with school parking privileges is seen driving in an unsafe manner. It is imperative that all students who use the carpool cross at the main crosswalk in front of the school. if you decide to drop off students off school property. The free fares apply to students at both independent and public schools. It is extremely dangerous to drop off students on streets adjacent to the school. At the time the pass is issued. The lot directly in front of the Schoo’=s entrance is for faculty and staff. If possible. please do so in a parking area such as KosherMart. Ride-On bus #38 travels a route between Montgomery Mall and Wheaton Station and may be a good transportation option for some students living along the route. Call Montgomery County Transit (301-217-7433) for further information regarding bus routes. engaging. Students should be reminded that the Ride-On bus stop is in front of a private home. Please do not park in those spaces at any time. students are urged to wait at the bus stop quietly and to be sure that any litter is picked up before they board the bus. Students who complete our Lower School do not need to submit an application for entry into our 7th grade program. Student drivers must register their cars with School officials and must park only in the lot adjacent to the tennis courts. ADMISSIONS. especially Boiling Brook Parkway. dual-curriculum program. however. These streets are heavily traveled and are not monitored by the School or local officials. The handicapped parking spaces should at NO time be used for student drop-off or pick-up. Due to student safety issues. Please do not park or drop off students in Nash’s Carpet parking lot because your car may be towed. year round. Caution must be used if students will enter or exit on the passenger’s side. Students may use their student ID cards to obtain bus passes. and that there is to be no parking in the reserved parking spaces. Guests should be aware that there are two 15 minutes parking spaces for those who stop briefly at the School. students should enter and exit the car on the driver’s side. Those spaces are reserved 24 hours a day. Handicapped Parking Public Transportation The School is accessible by Metro (Red Line. The School has developed procedures that allow for a smooth and safe carpool system. RE-ENROLLMENT AND WITHDRAWAL Admissions The Upper School welcomes applications from qualified candidates who are interested in an intensive Jewish education in a rigorous. please do not drop-off students along Boiling Brook Parkway or in other non-designated areas. Carpool drivers will drop off and pick up students at the sidewalk closest to the faculty/staff parking lot. Should either of these be violated. Parking spots are reserved for administrators who come in and out of the building during the school day. each student will also receive a student responsibilities list and student bill of rights. the transit authority reserves the right to suspend the student’s free use of the RideOn system. Since the school wants to maintain a good relationship with its neighbors on and near Boiling Brook Parkway and Hunters Lane. matriculation into the seventh grade is subject to the review of the Middle School Director in consultation with the Lower School (see Re-enrollment policy). However. The passes are issued for a period of one year and may be renewed. 28 .

Re-enrollment In cases of students who experience serious academic and/or behavioral difficulties.Students from other Jewish day schools may enter at any grade level. we seek to instill in our students an attachment to the State of Israel and its people as well as a sense of responsibility for their welfare. Parents should contact the School as soon as possible.-*5. 29 .*:!9" %:3/ $*/. Israel The creation of the State of Israel is one of the seminal events in Jewish history. For a leave of absence from 7th or 8th grade. In such cases.. parents should contact the Middle School Director. For further information. The School reserves the unconditional right to suspend.*9(: . Separation from School RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE. Leave of Absence A leave of absence may be requested by parents whose students are going to be away from the School for a period of one year or less. contact the Upper School Admissions Director. Every effort will be made to alert families to such a possibility as early as possible. parents should contact the Dean of Students. expel or deny re-enrollment to any student at any time for academic. Smith Jewish Day School takes pride in its commitment to serve a broad spectrum of the Jewish community." &"&)" :$(/% The Shacharit Service The Charles E. The School has strict requirements for the granting of a leave of absence. Student Residence The School’s policy is to enroll students who reside with a parent or another legal guardian. however. Students from public or nonJewish independent schools may enter in grades 7-9. the School will make every effort to counsel families and to assist them in finding a more suitable placement for their child. The School’s religious guidelines have been developed to preserve the specific pluralistic vision of the CESJDS community. in extreme cases the School reserves the right to make re-enrollment decisions at the end of the year even after re-enrollment contracts have been returned. or if the parents’/guardians’ relationship with the School becomes uncooperative. . In God’s goodness creation is renewed continually .&* -. Withdrawal Parents who need to withdraw their child during the school year should contact the student’s Counselor concerning withdrawal procedures. All withdrawal requests must be put in writing and directed to the Business Office. the School may deny re-enrollment for the following year. Families who know early that their child will not re-enroll for the following academic year are asked to inform the student’s Counselor. For a leave of absence during High School. PLURALISM AND SCHOOL LIFE . Recognizing the significance of the State and its national institutions. behavioral. or attitudinal reasons if it concludes that CESJDS is not an appropriate school for the student. Students may enter in grade 10 when specific requirements are met. but we are happy to work with families to determine suitable arrangements.

Kosher Products As participants in co-curricular activities. the liturgy serves as a daily reminder of essential Jewish values such as the importance of study. School Lunches Cafeteria All individual lunches must be dairy or pareve (non-dairy and non-meat). including those outside the School facilities. the provider of these services will be under the supervision of the Vaad Harabanim of Greater Washington (Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington) or another acceptable agency of Rabbinical supervision. liturgical prayer. Israel and tikkun olam (repairing the world). please contact the Food Service Manager or the Principal. Therefore. This philosophy is reflected in our understanding that students come with different personal ideas about prayer and spiritual expression. reflection and communal gathering. The School offers several options for Minyan in both Middle School and High School. nor can they be in meetings with teachers or Counselors. Some of these options involve traditional. descriptive list of Minyan options for 2010-2011 may be obtained from the Principal. The morning service (in Hebrew. Kashrut is observed at all school-sponsored events. respect for others. kashrut standards are maintained throughout the School. they are permitted to bring only sealed. worship. introspection. The kitchen is under the full-time supervision of the Vaad Harabanim of Greater Washington (Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington). Home-baked or -cooked foods—even from a kosher home—are not allowed to be shared communally. If you have questions about acceptable kashrut certification. Students cannot be involved in any other school-related activity during Minyan. culture or arts. students may become involved in the planning of food 30 . it is called Shacharit) provides students with opportunities for worship. we have a pluralistic vision for worship experiences. They may be brought in individual student lunches. All Minyan options provide opportunities for learning and for student leadership. provided that they are dairy or pareve. School Programs • • • • No meat products are to be brought into the school. If outside catering services are used for a School event. A complete. As we face each new day. while others incorporate experiential activities pertaining to Jewish learning. Some examples of acceptable symbols include those appearing below. When students are asked to bring in food for special classroom activities. though there are other acceptable symbols as well.Minyan Each school day includes with morning tefillot (prayers). Kashrut Policy One way in which we maintain the communal nature of CESJDS by adopting community norms that enable as many Jewish families as possible to feel comfortable in our school environment. It is of paramount importance to the fabric of daily school life that these guidelines be followed by all students and families. As a community school. store-bought items with an approved kashrut certification symbol.

Family Celebrations Shabbat and Holidays The beauty and meaning of Shabbat are an integral part of our school’s curriculum and spirit. The School will only authorize restaurants or caterers approved by the Vaad Harabanim of Greater Washington or by another acceptable agency of Rabbinical supervision. We encourage all our students to view Shabbat as an “island in time” (Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s phrase) in which they and their families can grow spiritually and emotionally. and feelings in general. Please consult the school calendar for candle lighting and Havdalah times (times for the beginning and ending of Shabbat). No food function can be planned without the participation of the co-curricular advisor. See “Standardized Testing” and the calendar for a list of these dates and test locations. to get to know CESJDS faculty in an informal setting and to enjoy the camp or city facilities. staff or parents from the beginning of Shabbat (or festivals) until the end of Shabbat (or festivals). and traditional. So that all students can feel comfortable and respected. thoughts. Our School does not seek to define or judge an individual student’s practices. • We encourage students to take standardized tests (SATs and ACTs) on the Sunday test dates. 9 and 12. our goals are: • to foster an environment in which students with different approaches to Jewish belief and practice feel comfortable and respected to provide students with an understanding of diverse approaches to Judaism • • to promote interaction among students with diverse perspectives and to encourage students to learn from one another’s approaches. • We encourage students to plan their private parties so as not to coincide with Shabbat.functions. • School programs occurring on Saturday night will not start earlier than one hour after the end of Shabbat. Toward that goal. Homework Shabbatonim Students in grades 8-12 have the opportunity to spend Shabbat together in a school-sponsored Shabbaton (at Capital Camps and Retreat Center for grades 8. Shabbat can be a wonderful time for students and their families to rediscover each other after a busy week of school and work. See Homework policy. and see the College Guidance Office for instructions on requesting a Sunday test date. Questions about kashrut should be directed to the Principal. The Upper School Admissions Director has information concerning home hospitality near synagogues for students invited to a bat/bar mitzvah celebration who do not ride in an automobile on Shabbat. Many students and their families have found Shabbat to be an invaluable opportunity to share the past week’s learning or to discuss ideas. Rather. If a bat/bar mitzvah reception is not kosher-catered. The Shabbatonim allow students to bond with all their classmates. Students are encouraged to be open to learning from one 31 . Our guidelines for Shabbatonim are designed to promote the building of community and to foster the three goals of Jewish pluralism outlined above. The School has developed specific guidelines concerning assignments over Shabbat and Jewish holidays. pluralistic. to experience a vibrant Shabbat atmosphere. the School asks that students and their parents provide kosher food at bat/bar mitzvah celebrations and other parties to which CESJDS students are invited. in New York City for grade 11). outside Philadelphia for grade 10. Shabbat will be celebrated together within a framework that is joyful. While there are different patterns of observance among our student body. the School asks that kosher food be provided for those attendees who do observe kashrut. we strive to create an environment in which a broad segment of our students can feel comfortable and can be exposed to diverse approaches. the following guidelines should be followed: • No School business is to be conducted by students. who is responsible for following the School’s kashrut policy for such activities.

Any food purchased or consumed by students on School-sponsored trips must follow the same guidelines as food that is brought into the School for individual student lunches (see “School Programs.” above). Students in good standing (academically and behaviorally) are welcome to participate in all schoolsponsored field trips. activity or program that results in missing other classes. and supplement classroom learning in unique ways. The CESJDS Dress Code applies to trips unless otherwise informed by the trip’s coordinator. visits to synagogues or certain performances. Absence from required programs is considered as absence from class. please contact the security guard for current information: 301-881-1400 extension 4919. In addition to whole grade trips. Students must remember they are representing everyone at CESJDS wherever they go. or when possible. Trips School-sponsored trips and Shabbatonim are an integral part of the co-curricular school program. Students who act inappropriately during such gatherings will be seen by an administrator. When this happens. Assemblies At various times during the year. Students who demonstrate inappropriate behavior in school or who have poor attendance records may not be allowed to participate in school trips. individual classes occasionally take day trips. chaperones. and students who miss required trips will have to complete an assignment on the trip’s theme. Private Parties We ask parents to be sensitive to the religious diversity of the student body—especially with regard to kashrut and Shabbat—when planning a private party. They are not required to do so. the entire school or selected grade levels (or classes) will attend special gatherings. Examples of such trips may include. No students. or other visitors may drive to or from the Shabbaton location during Shabbat without prior authorization from the Principal. male students are encouraged to keep their heads covered. make up the activity at another time. Students are responsible for all work due that day and should be prepared for class in the event the activity is postponed or canceled for any reason. Students are expected to enter and leave these gatherings quietly and respectfully. 32 . it is the student’s responsibility to inform her/his teachers in advance. but are not limited to.another’s approaches. These programs are integral parts of school life because they allow us to celebrate. unless a member of the faculty indicates that headcovering is required for a particular trip. Opportunities for both highly traditional and more progressive forms of worship will be provided on every Shabbaton. and to follow any announced seating guidelines. CESJDS faculty members always accompany students on school trips. Parents will be notified in advance of such trips. it will take place at a restaurant that is certified as kosher. On trips outside of School. and disciplinary procedures will be implemented. school buses and/or the Metro or parent drivers will be used for transportation. When a student is participating in a special trip. For evening trips. If a meal at a restaurant is included as a formal component of the trip. commemorate. The behavior of every student is expected to be above reproach.

prohibition from participating in the Senior Trip to Europe and Israel. and the Charles E. The severity of the consequence will be determined by the School administration and will depend upon multiple factors. Failure to comply with this regulation may result in sanctions from the School as well as possible local. but is not limited to. suspension. This includes. skating or skateboarding inside school at all or on school property between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM. Alcohol and Other Illegal Drugs The possession and use of alcohol. Students violating these rules are subject to disciplinary consequences that may include dismissal from the School. During study hall. unless a teacher allows students to use them as part of an educational activity. and police referral. Dangerous Items Students may not have in their possession any weapon (including a toy weapon) or other dangerous items on School grounds or at a School-sponsored activity. any type of gun. Students are not permitted to share or distribute any medications. including the specific circumstances of the action and the student’s record of prior behavior. metal knuckles. such as field trips. and because we take a keen interest in the development of our students both inside and outside the classroom. students who are found to have used or possessed alcohol or other drugs outside of school may be subject to disciplinary action by the School as well. students may listen to music with headphones. anywhere on School grounds. distributing. and being under the influence of alcohol. club. Students violating this rule are breaking the law and are subject to suspension and/or dismissal from the School. The welfare of the entire CESJDS community is at stake when parents allow unsupervised parties in their homes and condone the use of alcohol or other drugs. and police referral. no student may smoke in the School building. Handheld electronic devices such as cell phones and iPods can be used for constructive educational purposes. There is to be no rollerblading. prohibition from participating in the Senior Trip to Europe and Israel. and chemical spray. because every member of the CESJDS community is expected to uphold the values of the community at all times. the School has developed a specific list of behavioral expectations that set the proper tone for a school and can serve as a guide for students for both the present and the future. scootering. using. respectful and responsible behaviors are prerequisites to learning. CESJDS students are prohibited from possessing. blade. at any School-related activities or off campus during school hours. at the discretion of the teacher. mace. Smith Jewish Day School community expects those behaviors from all of its members. A student who violates these rules for a third time will be assigned an after-school detention. To that end. tobacco and other drugs are both dangerous and illegal. tape recorders and camera phones. In order for the School to maintain a healthy working and educational environment. School-sponsored event. state. without the express written permission of the Head of School or Principal.BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE Ethical. and federal legal ramifications. This includes. Additionally. but is not limited to. Potentially Disruptive Items 33 . Audio or visual recordings of any type are prohibited while on the CESJDS property or while attending any off-campus. knife. suspension. These devices must remain turned off and out of sight during the school day (including passing times and lunch). Students who violate these rule risk having these items confiscated. tobacco and other illegal drugs anywhere on School grounds or at any School-sponsored activity. audio and/or visual recording devices such as camcorders. Parents need to be mindful of their legal and moral responsibilities when hosting teens in their homes. Students in violation of this rule are subject to having any such item confiscated and to disciplinary action that may include dismissal from the School. but they also have the potential to be disruptive.

including the specific circumstances of the action and the student’s record of prior behavior. will be subject to disciplinary action. even by standing by without getting help.+-:. including snowball or water fights. Avot 20:15 0&// *%* Respect for another’s property.&"! . suspension. Fighting &) . suspension (in or out of school) and/or dismissal from the School. Any recordings made during these events must be for personal use only and not violate any local. physical."%!& Harassment is defined as troubling. physical. 34 . Harassment Love your neighbor as yourself. digital and/or electronic means . or tormenting another person through verbal.+&/. These behaviors will not be tolerated within our community as they are in opposition to our most basic ethical considerations.$. whether an individual’s or an institution’s. digital. is a basic principle of this community.. visual. Students who witness a fight should alert a staff member. Students who encourage fights. whether verbal.&%5$9& . Psalm 34:15 . Because the appearance of fighting is so harmful to our community values. +39. Any questions about this policy or when recordings may be made should be directed to the Head of School or Principal.*-%. and police referral.. The severity of the consequence will be determined by the School administration and will depend upon multiple factors. Physical fighting during school hours or on School grounds at any time is completely prohibited. Theft is the taking of property without specific permission. Purim. Students violating this rule are subject to after-school detention. play-fighting. Theft and Vandalism '). Students whose conflict has become particularly heated should seek the help of a peer. Seek peace and pursue it. " . prohibition from participation in the Senior Trip to Europe and Israel. Vandalism is the defacing or damaging of another’s property. dismissal from the School. loss of privileges. These recordings may not be posted for public viewing without the permission of the School as well as any person or persons who may be identified in these recordings. +*-3 "*"( +9"( Let another’s property be as precious to you as your own. Students who steal or vandalize are subject to disciplinary action that may include financial penalties. Color War and the last day of school. visual. including the specific circumstances of the action and the student’s record of prior behavior. and/or police referral. a Counselor or another adult to resolve the dispute in a peaceful and constructive manner. and/or electronic. state or federal regulation. The severity of the consequence will be determined by the School administration and will depend upon multiple factors.The only exceptions to this regulation are during sporting events and award ceremonies. (*. Sexual harassment is the act of unwelcome or inappropriate sexual advances. annoying. Students may use a camera in school on Yom Ha’atzma’ut. Students who allow a dispute to result in a verbal or physical fight are subject to disciplinary action that may include suspension and/ or dismissal from the School. )* !98*& Leviticus 19:18 .&-: :8" It is inevitable that conflicts will arise between people in this community. is forbidden. Included in vandalism is the deliberate misuse of the School’s computer network as stated in the Technology Agreement. a teacher.

&"! Avot 1:15 . internet sites. Cheating and Plagiarism &.$!% -. &). magazines and/or class notes. ! . When you use someone else’s words. #.&&/ The use of obscene or racially. or sexually offensive language causes great damage to the stability of this learning community and therefore is not tolerated. interviews.&5* . you still must give the author credit in a note.8(9. . our community. and you didn’t cite (or write down) the sources where you found the ideas or the words. it’s probably plagiarism” (Student Cheating and Plagiarism in the Internet Era. and our tradition. A student who plagiarizes or cheats has acted in a manner contradictory to the values of our School. . The severity of the consequence will be determined by the School administration and will depend upon multiple factors.Rudeness or Insubordination Greet every person cheerfully.&/: Keep far from falsity. 2000). Following the conversation.**(& . High School students should consult The Brief Penguin Handbook. or even a single incident that is deemed to be particularly hurtful or egregious. Repeated disciplinary referrals for disrespect.0&:-% Life and death are in the power of the tongue. A student who is rude or disrespectful may be sent to speak with an administrator. ethnically. Students who use such language are subject to disciplinary action and possibly suspension/or dismissal from the School.! -"8/ %&% A student who demonstrates direct disobedience to an adult in the School or rudeness to an adult or student shows serious disrespect for our community values. Even if you revise or paraphrase the words of someone else or just use their ideas. Exodus 23:6 . If you didn’t think of it and write it all on your own. Inappropriate Language !. including the specific circumstances of the action and the student’s record of prior behavior. Students who engage in cheating or plagiarism will receive serious academic penalties (see following section on consequences).*15 9"2" . Middle School students should consult Writers Inc. may result in suspension from school. Rudeness and disrespect in the classroom can be highly disruptive to the academic progress of the class. A student is plagiarizing when s/he: • uses someone else’s words without quotation marks and citation • paraphrases without giving credit • uses someone else’s ideas without giving credit All of this applies to quotations and ideas from books. Students who repeatedly disrupt a class in this way may be subject to academic penalties in the “Class Participation” component of the course grade. 98: 9"$/ Students at CESJDS are expected to uphold values of personal integrity and honesty. 35 . you must put quotation marks around them and give the writer or speaker credit by revealing the source in a citation. Not giving due credit to the creator of an idea or [to his or her] writing is very much like lying. Proverbs 18:21 $*" . (* *-:/ . the administrator will contact the student’s parents and may assign the student disciplinary consequences (such as detention or suspension from extra-curricular activities). For proper citation style.. ”Plagiarism is using another person’s words or ideas without giving credit to the other person..

2. Consequences for Plagiarism and Cheating 1. homework or papers. If you had any help that you don’t want your teacher or parents to know about. The computer equipment and network services are for educational use only. “group work” never means direct or indirect copying from another student’s work. and the student may also be suspended from co-curricular activities. quizzes. one other faculty member and an administrator. possibly including automatic failure of the course or dismissal from the School. Should a student be found to have cheated or plagiarized multiple times. Access to these 36 . the names of every author must appear on the submitted work. The committee shall report its determination of whether plagiarism or cheating has occurred. the student is indicating that this is the work of that student. the chair of the teacher’s department. This includes copying another’s work or giving away one’s own work. you probably cheated” (Student Cheating and Plagiarism in the Internet Era. students may have an opportunity to rewrite for partial credit. not exhaustive. in certain instances. there shall be appointed an ad hoc committee to include: the teacher. A student is cheating on homework when s/he: • copies someone else’s homework • gives her/his homework to someone for copying A student is cheating on quizzes/tests when s/he: • has and/or uses unauthorized material during a test/quiz • talks during a test/quiz without express permission of the teacher • looks at another student’s test/quiz • obtains a copy of a test/quiz beforehand • discusses or shares any part of a test/quiz with others who have not yet taken it • looks up information or notes between sections of a test/quiz administered with extended time A student is cheating on a paper or essay when s/he: • submits another’s work as her/his own • submits one’s own work that was completed in another course without prior approval of both teachers • gives someone her/his work which could result in that person using it as her/his own • uses someone else’s outline to write a paper or essay • has someone else write the paper for him/her • obtains and submits as one’s own work a paper from an internet site or other location • violates any of the plagiarism definitions cited above The above examples are intended to be illustrative. a notation will be placed in the student’s file. 3. whether on tests. 2000). When students work together on anything and create a document. Parameters for group work are set by individual teachers. Computer and Network Use The School is fortunate to have continually-expanding technological resources for the enhancement of its learning programs and administrative operations. However. Where the facts and circumstances of plagiarism or cheating require further inquiry. working alone. *In Middle School. the teacher will enter a zero* for the assignment. Access to the School’s network and website carries with it the responsibility for proper use of those resources and CESJDS computing facilities. he/she may be subject to further disciplinary action. if a student’s name is the only name that appears. s/he is indicating that the work is her/his own. When a student puts her/his name on something. the student’s parents will be informed. Where the facts and circumstances of plagiarism or cheating are clear. In addition.Cheating is “[depriving] of something valuable by deceit or fraud” (Webster’s Third New International Dictionary).

A list of prohibited activities is found in the Technology Access Agreement. students are expected. discuss her/his patterns of behavior • Discuss ways the student may better handle similar situations in the future • Give consequences. depending on the infraction. If a student is sent out of a class for behavioral reasons. In general. Attendance at school signifies that a student has accepted the terms of this agreement and committed to abide by them. to learn from their mistakes. Students are not permitted to use their laptops during the day for non-school-related functions. Students who cut class will receive an academic penalty (See Attendance Policy). other than at school-sponsored charity fund raisers. if appropriate • Follow up with the parent. An important benefit of this system is that if a student has discipline issues in different classes. the parents should expect to receive communication directly from the teacher. the administrator will discuss with the student the incident so that s/he can reflect on what took place. In the case of more serious behavior problems. Any breach of these responsibilities may result in the suspension or termination of all school technology privileges as well as other disciplinary action. A student in violation of this rule is subject to disciplinary action. Cutting Classes or Activities The School’s disciplinary procedures have been created to educate students toward full accountability for their behavior. students will be sent to the office for disciplinary referral and will be seen by an administrator who will: • Help the student understand why s/he was sent out of class • Discuss with the student her/his behavior • If appropriate. Tablet laptops are to be used for school-related work only. In the case of routine behavioral problems. and to make amends when necessary. Other consequences.technology resources is a privilege that comes with responsibilities. Students who miss class or any required school activity without a documented and legitimate excuse show a lack of respect for the School program. if appropriate In the majority of cases. Other disciplinary actions will be taken concerning students who skip other school activities. lunch or after school) • In-school suspension with a learning and introspection assignment • Suspension of off-campus privilege (juniors and seniors) • Suspension of parking privilege • Restriction from running for and/or removal from student government office • Restriction and/or removal from co-curricular activities • Prohibition from participation in the Senior Trip to Israel and Europe • Suspension from school • Dismissal from school Discipline Procedures 37 . Gambling Gambling for money. if appropriate • Follow up with Counselor. correct their behavior. these procedures are based on the Jewish concept of teshuva. may include (but are not limited to): • Writing a letter of apology and/or conference with the teacher • Parent conference • Detention (Club Period. is prohibited. the administrator can see the whole picture and involve the Counselor and/or parent when necessary. with adult help.

a student may be suspended indefinitely for the duration of the inquiry. that reflects a positive attitude toward learning and the study of sacred texts. The School expects students and parents to cooperate fully in this matter so that the School’s mission is accorded the utmost dignity and respect. • Clothing is not to be skintight. chains. whether related to academic misconduct or behavioral misconduct. • Girls’ skirts and shorts for boys or girls must come to within three inches of the knee. tobacco or illegal drugs. and pierced body parts are not permitted in school (ear piercings and tasteful nose piercing are permitted).. uncovered tattoos. Mesh tops. 38 . Spiked heels. or profanity (words or pictures) should not appear on clothing. • All shirts must have a sleeve (no cap sleeves). Inappropriate topics include alcohol. • Clothing may not be ripped above the knee or excessively baggy. is a central value within Judaism. see-through tops. a suspended student’s trimester/quarter grade will be reduced by three percentage points for each class he/she misses. • Shoes are to be safe to walk in. or graphics should be worn on any clothing or jewelry. and that minimizes potential distraction. obscene. the student is not in compliance with the dress code. Pants cannot rest below the hip. A fixed consequence will be assessed once the inquiry has been concluded. Students are permitted to make up all work (assignments/tests/quizzes and homework) missed during the suspension. Cleanliness. as are tops which have an immodestly low neckline. This absence from school is considered an unexcused absence. • Spiked jewelry. or modesty in both action and dress. though they may be worn untucked. please attach a separate sheet of paper or use your written recommendation to give the approximate date of each incident and explain the circumstances. Smith Jewish Day School will answer this question and we expect that students will answer the similar question on their application honestly. • No vulgar. suspension. Suspension SECONDARY SCHOOL REPORT FORM (COUNSELOR EVALUATION) Has the applicant ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation at your school from 9th grade (or the international equivalent) forward. unless special exceptions have been made: • All shirts must be long enough to be tucked in. very high heeled shoes and shoes with wheels are not permitted. Leggings and other pants that cling to legs may not be worn without a covering that comes to within three inches of the knee.If a student’s behavior warrants the consequence of being temporarily removed from the community. The following specific guidelines must be followed while a student is on campus (including lunch time) and on trips. sexual innuendo or connotation. The College Counselors at the Charles E. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that he or she does not become involved in behavior that would lead to these disciplinary consequences. dismissal. he/ she will be suspended for a period of time designated by the Principal. or suggestive words. neatness and modesty should be the general guidelines followed by a student in making her/his clothing choices. If the School is conducting an inquiry into allegations of serious misconduct. or expulsion from your institution? __ Yes __ No If you answered yes to either or both questions. offensive. Clothing Tzeniut. If a student’s midriff or back is exposed when her/his arms are lifted. sleeveless sports jerseys and tank top shirts (alone or visible under an open cardigan) are inappropriate. that resulted in the applicant’s probation. It is important that students maintain an appearance that is in accordance with this value. As is the case with other unexcused absences. pictures. removal. and we strongly encourage parents to discuss expectations for appropriate behavior with their children. Please note: The Common Application used by most colleges and universities asks the question below of all College Counselors.

male students are required to keep their heads covered at all times (except during Exercise Science classes). etc. left on corridor floors will be brought to the office. the Dress Code applies during Shabbatonim. baseball caps. male students must cover their heads with kippot—other headcoverings are not permitted. Unless otherwise indicated. For centuries. and other small. but a limited number of kippot are available for purchase in the main office.• • If a student is wearing clothing that is not addressed in this list but is deemed by the administration to be inappropriate. Lockers Lockers are the property of the School and should be treated with care and respect. 39 . Students are expected to provide their own kippot. and assemblies. While performing during School concerts. the covering of the head has been a central sign of respect and a mark of cultural identification in the Jewish tradition. and females are welcome to do so as well. A student who comes to school inappropriately dressed three times will be assigned an after-school detention. Permitted head coverings are limited to kippot. he/she may be asked to change. They will be required to put on a school shirt/pants and return it/them cleaned to the school the next day. The School reserves the right to inspect student lockers at any time. Head covering Personal Property It is not wise to bring large sums of money or other valuables to school. Backpacks. In our School. exams and all trips sponsored by the school. tasteful head coverings. Students who are not dressed according to the dress code will be sent to the office. Nothing should be left on the floor in the halls. Color War. presentations. bags. The School is not responsible for any personal property brought to school.

Carleton Cunningham Marc Dworin Jeremy Golubcow-Teglasi Natalie Levitan Jewish History Aileen Goldstein Chair Dr. Worden Chair Michael Abell Jonathan Fichter Melissa Fisanich Caroline Fitzpatrick Annette Lakein Dr. Performing Arts Jerry Eisner. Thomas F. David Solomon James Webner Guidance Middle School Counselors Sarah Kingdom Marissa Tisch Melissa Gartner Rachel Soifer Ana Berkman Michele Davis High School Counselors College Counseling Health & Exercise Science Steven Forestieri Chair Jay Matula Jessica Matula Certified Athletic Trainer Tamsyn Ryan Brian Westerman Hebrew Yaffa Dagony Coordinator Talya Edery Anat Entin Esther Kalter Sharon Khen Hagit Leibowitz Bracha Ravin Hannah Rothschild History Stephen Manley Chair Mark Buckley Michael Connell Dr. Chief Financial and Operating Officer Julie Scott Director of Finance and Operations Ellie Candaffio Receptionist Officers David Topol President Ann Kaplan Vice President Daniel Abramowitz Vice-President/Treasurer Steve Lustig Secretary FACULTY Arts Dr. Sara Coxe Benjamin Foote Dodie Goldstein Grace McMillan Cynthia Peterman Bracha Ravin Miriam Stein . David Solomon. Music Benjamin Tellie. Visual Arts Educational Support Services Susan Zuckerman Chair Elizabeth Frank Brett Kugler Michele Valenti 40 English Dr. David Solomon Director of Arts Education Miriam Stein Director of Jewish Life Bette Hoover Nurse Rhona Longman Nurse Jillian Pedone Assistant to Principal Nora Cumberbatch College Counseling Associate Marilyn Davis Administrative Assistant to the Dean and Testing Coordinator Sara Moline Administrative Assistant Laura Shaw Administrative Assistant to Middle School Director Facility Management Martin Dempf Chief Engineer Ebert Vera Bracamonte Lupe Mejia Jesus Portillo Ailet Rosario Food Services Erick Gilbert Director Abraham Sacharow Mashgiach Yolanda Mejia Eyvi Palma Chung-Hwo Tao Elmer Vega General Jonathan Cannon Head of School Susan Brinn Siegel Assistant Head of School. Photography Gretchen Gobin.DIRECTORY 2010-2011 ADMINISTRATION Upper School Dr. Michael Kay Principal Roslyn Siegel Landy Dean of Students Joan Vander Walde Middle School Director Ilana Lipman Assistant Middle School Director Susan Rexford Director of College Guidance Robin Shapiro Director of Admissions Michael Riley Director of Athletics and Summer Programs Dr. Chief Financial and Operating Officer Susan Cohen Director of Admissions Sharon Metro Roll Director of Development Lenore Layman Director of Educational Support Services Lori Leatherman Director of Human Resources Israel Moskowitz Director of Facilities and Engineering David Ritzmann Director of Information Technology Sue Bonnett Assistant Director of Information TechnologyS Ginger Thornton Director of Instructional Technology Marianne Kobylenski Director of Health. Safety. Chair. Security and Transportation Jaime Neaman Associate Director of Campaign and Alumni Relations Kimberly Dudash Marketing and Recruitment Associate Lynn Pastore Executive Assistant to The Head of School Rebecca Gutshall Executive Assistant to the Assistant Head of School. Ceramics Charles Ostle.

+*1&" ($@2 . as it is written: AWhen all your children shall be taught of the Lord. Sofi Hall Science Nick Miller Chair Kimberly Agzigian Laura N.&-: "9& . Thought & Practice Rabbi Janet Ozur Bass Chair Rabbi David Bienenstock Paul Blank Sarah Levy Ilana Lipman Matthew Lipman Bracha Ravin Rabbi Reuvane Slater Miriam Stein Etan Weiss Library Michelle Zemsky Mathematics Dina Levitt Chair Tori Ball Matthew Feldman Dominic Lee Sam Smedinghoff Reuben Silberman John Watkins-Chow Howard Weinstein Publications Dr.&-: . Jacobs Amanda Luh Daniela Munteanu Nicholas Rich Anna Vanderlugt Study Halls Aaon Jacob Jay Matula Technology Judith Hagemann Beth Poston PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATION Stacey Relkin Winkler Co-President Leah Rogal Co-President Stacey Topol Vice President Jennifer Schwartz Treasurer Stephanie Sporkin Secretary . Babylonian Talmud Berakhot .Jewish Text.) Rabbi Eleazar quoted Rabbi Hanina who said: Students of the Sages increase peace in the world.+*1" -.-&3" . -! . Megan Fromm Romance Languages Emily Horwitz Chair Dr.9" >*-"" $&/-. Read not banayich (Ayour children@) but bonayich (Ayour builders@).*"9/ !-! +*1" *98.& 9/!1: .. :!1*1( *"9 9/! 9'3-! *"9 9/! '% *$&/*. Silvia Kurlat Ares June Graff L.(%*3:*) +*1" .&. great shall be the peace of your children@ (Isaiah).( *$*/-.*/.

.... Galit Krifcher. TBA Publicity ....................... Danielle Clemons Community Service ..................................................................................................... Jonathan Waksman Advisor . Tamar Bardin Michael Weinberg Co-Vice Presidents ...........................Jonathan Kader Treasurer......................................... Meryl Kravitz Grade Spirit & Unity .... TBA Vice President...................... Jonathan Block and Daniel Neuberg Administrative Officer ........... Naomi Eyob Secretary of Student Life ................................................... TBA Advisors......STUDENT GOVERNMENT STUDENT COUNCIL Student Council Co-Presidents .............................................. Naomi Goldstein David Weinberg Treasurer ............... TBA Treasurer.........................Mr................Scott Levengard Student Council Advisor ......... Mark Buckley SENIOR CLASS Co-Presidents.....Devin Yolles Secretary of: Community Service…………................................ TBA Social Events .............. Kimberly Agzigian Mr.... Caroline Fitzpatrick Mr...Jeremy Dingott Grade Council.............Hannah Becker Fundraising ................................................... TBA 42 ........ Ilana Somekhian Internet Technology ...............................Henry Baron Secretary of Communications.. Briana Felsen Class Historian…………………… Helene Katz Advisors………………...............................................................................................Samantha Wiener Secretary ................................................................................ Dominic Lee JUNIOR CLASS Co-Presidents ......................... TBA Secretary ................ Zach Pinkham Secretary of: Community Service.Noah Zweben Social Events ......... Miriam Israel Treasurer . Michael Gould Publicity....... Talia Weiss Social/Special Events ............................................... Matthew Feldman CLASS OF 2014 Elections will be held September/October 2010 President . Adam Kaplan............. Ari Schoenburg School Store . TBA Secretaries of: Community Service……........Brooke Friedman Ruach Officer ........................................ Marissa Cytryn Student Relations ..........................................................Mrs... Jamie Benheim Philanthropy......................................................................................................... Kelly Enochson Mr.....................Abby Litman Publicity........................................ Josh Dalva Co-Secretaries ...........................Shira Becker and Ben Steren Vice President ..................................................……………… TBA Fundraising .......... Nicole Nabatkhorian Secretary General ...................………………………Laura Citren Olivia Tomares Secretary of: Social/Special Events ......................... Danielle Masica Advisors .......... Dani Marx Aviva Weinstein Vice President..........................................................................................Ms............................Matan Kline Publicity .... Ms...Noam Schildhaus and Jamie Strassman Co-Vice Presidents ......... Asher Mayerson..Abby Litman Fundraising .................. Nick Rich SOPHOMORE CLASS Co-Presidents......

10:45 10:51 .2:04 2:10 .1:39 1:39 .11:32 11:38 .11:57 12:03 .11:32 11:32 .1:01 1:01 .9:30 9:36 .11:57 11:57 .1:37 1:37 .3:45 Clubs/Activities Clubs/Activities Friday Middle School A M 1 2 3 L 4 5 6 B M 7 8 9 L 1 2 3 C M 4 5 6 L 7 8 9 1st Bell 7:55 A M 1 2 3 4 L 5 6 B M 7 8 9 1 L 2 3 8:00 .3:45 .2:38 2:44 .10:31 10:37 .2:39 2:45 .3:45 High School C M 4 5 6 7 L 8 9 1st Bell 7:55 8:00 .1:03 1:03 .12:29 12:29 .2:38 2:44 .3:45 Tuesday and Wednesday Middle School A M 1 2 3 L 4 5 6 B M 7 8 9 L 1 2 3 C M 4 5 6 L 7 8 9 st T&F 1 Bell 7:55 8:00 .8:28 8:34 .1:03 1:09 .8:38 8:44 .9:30 9:36 .11:53 11:53 .8:28 8:34 .10:51 10:57 .2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR Monday and Thursday Middle School A M 1 2 3 L 4 5 6 B M 7 8 9 L 1 2 3 C M 4 5 6 L 7 8 9 st Mon & Th 1 Bell 7:55 8:00 .1:31 1:37 .3:45 High School A M 1 2 3 4 L 5 6 B M 7 8 9 1 L 2 3 C M 4 5 6 7 L 8 9 Mon & Th 1 Bell st 7:55 8:00 .8:28 8:34 .9:45 9:51 .9:37 9:43 .9:37 9:43 .12:08 12:08 .1:33 1:39 .3:05 3:10 .1:09 1:09 .10:31 10:37 .12:33 12:33 .10:51 10:57 .2:39 2:45 .9:45 9:51 .3:45 High School A M 1 2 3 4 L 5 6 B M 7 8 9 1 L 2 3 C M 4 5 6 7 L 8 9 st T&F 1 Bell 7:55 8:00 .8:28 8:34 .10:45 10:51 .2:04 2:10 .11:53 11:59 .8:38 8:44 .12:33 12:33 .3:05 3:10 .

12:02 12:02 .1:27 1:27 .8:28 8:34 .2011 SCHOOL YEAR SHORT FRIDAY SCHEDULE Middle School A M 1 2 3 L 4 5 6 B M 7 8 9 L 1 2 3 C M 4 5 6 L 7 8 9 1st Bell 7:55 A M 1 2 3 4 L 5 6 B M 7 8 9 1 L 2 3 High School C M 4 5 6 7 L 8 9 1st Bell 7:55 8:00 .2:18 2-HOUR DELAY Middle School A 1 2 3 L 4 5 6 B 7 8 9 L 1 2 3 C 4 5 6 L 7 8 9 1st Bell 9:55 A 1 2 3 4 L 5 6 B 7 8 9 1 L 2 3 High School C 4 5 6 7 L 8 9 1st Bell 9:55 10:00 .12:34 12:40 .9:23 9:29 .2:18 8:00 . .11:41 11:47 .10:16 10:22 .3:45 10:00 .11:45 11:45 .12:34 12:34 .10:16 10:22 .10:48 10:54 .2:03 2:03 .11:09 11:09 .1:25 1:31 .9:23 9:29 .2:51 2:57 .2010 .8:28 8:34 .1:10 1:10 .3:45 ½ DAY DISMISSAL 3 Periods + an Assembly or Class Meeting Periods to be determined on a rotating basis and the activity may take place during any of the 3 periods.2:51 2:57 .1:57 2:03 .10:48 10:54 .11:09 11:15 .11:41 11:47 .12:32 12:38 .1:25 1:31 .12:38 12:38 .

11:40 11:40 .2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR SHORT FRIDAY .9:46 9:51 .3:05 3:10 .12:37 12:37 .3:45 Monday.10:55 6 11:01 .ROSH CHODESH/HOLIDAY SCHEDULE A M 1 2 3 L 4 5 6 B M 7 8 9 L 1 2 3 Middle School C 1st Bell M 4 5 6 L 7 8 9 7:55 A M 1 2 3 4 L 5 6 B M 7 8 9 1 L 2 3 High School C 1st Bell M 4 5 6 7 L 8 9 8:00 8:55 9:46 10:34 11:23 12:06 12:45 1:35 7:55 8:48 9:40 10:28 11:17 12:06 12:45 1:29 2:18 8:00 .3:45 A M 1 2 3 4 L 5 6 B M 7 8 9 1 L 2 3 High School C 1st Bell M 8:00 4 8:54 5 9:58 6 11:01 7 12:05 L 1:03 8 1:42 9 2:47 7:55 8:48 9:52 10:55 11:59 1:03 1:42 2:41 3:45 .9:40 9:46 .3:45 9:51 .11:17 11:17 .1:11 1:16 .10:28 10:34 . Thursday and Friday ROSH CHODESH/HOLIDAY SCHEDULE A M 1 2 3 L 4 5 6 B M 7 8 9 L 1 2 3 Middle School C 1st Bell 7:55 M 8:00 .8:48 8:53 .11:40 11:45 .2:18 Tuesday and Wednesday ROSH CHODESH/HOLIDAY SCHEDULE A M 1 2 3 L 4 5 6 B M 7 8 9 L 1 2 3 Clubs Middle School C 1st Bell M 4 5 6 L 7 8 9 7:55 A M 1 2 3 4 L 5 6 B M 7 8 9 1 L 2 3 Clubs High School C 1st Bell M 4 5 6 7 L 8 9 8:00 8:53 7:55 8:48 9:46 8:00 .11:56 11:56 .10:43 10:48 .10:43 10:48 .1:16 1:16 .12:19 12:19 .11:59 L 11:59 .3:05 3:10 .12:38 7 12:38 .2:41 9 2:47 .8:48 8:55 .2:08 2:13 .1:29 1:35 .1:36 8 1:42 .2:08 2:13 .8:48 4 8:54 .12:39 12:45 .9:52 5 9:58 .

11:53 11:59 .3:45 High School A M 1 2 3 4 L 5 6 B M 7 8 9 1 L 2 3 C M 4 5 6 7 L 8 9 1st Bell 7:55 8:00 .12:29 12:29 .2:38 2:44 .2011 SCHOOL YEAR No Clubs Tuesday.9:37 9:43 .8:28 8:34 .1:31 1:37 .1:37 1:37 .11:53 11:53 . Wednesday Middle School A M 1 2 3 L 4 5 6 B M 7 8 9 L 1 2 3 C M 4 5 6 L 7 8 9 1st Bell 7:55 8:00 .10:45 10:51 .2010 .2:38 2:44 .10:45 10:51 .9:37 9:43 .8:28 8:34 .1:01 1:01 .3:45 G .

S o l o m on Mrs.#4942 Mrs. L. Shapiro Mrs. A. Rexford . Vander Walde Individual Teachers Mr. Landy Mrs. Vander Walde Ext 4913 4929 4945 4912 Name Mrs. P edone Mrs.#4938 Mrs. Shaw Mrs. Lipman Mrs. Vand er W ald e Dr. Horwitz . Thornton D r. S. Cumberbatch . Kay Mrs. Lipma n Mrs.#4944 Mrs. Marilyn Davis 4902 Dr.#4930 Ms. Stein Mrs. Zuckerman Ext 4843 4939 . Gartner . Michele Davis . Soifer. HS Hebrew History Jewish History Jewish Text.# 4939 Dr. Thornton #4996 Student’s Counselor Student’s Counselor Mrs. Kingdom/Mrs. Zuckerman Mrs. Solo mo n Mrs.#4936 Mrs. Pedone Mr. Shapiro Ext 4903 4906 4990 4908 Name Mrs. Shapiro Mrs. Landy Mrs. M. Buckley – #2869 Mrs. Longman Individual HELP CHART Administrative Task Individual M rs. Riley M s. Fromm 4971 Mrs. Riley Mrs. Landy Ms.# 2853 # 49 8 1 Mr. S hap iro Guidance Counselors/ Mrs. A. M. Thought & Practice Mathematics L i b r a ry Physical Education Romance Languages Sc ie nce Guidance College Counselor College Counselor Director of College Counseling College Counseling Associate High School Counselor High School Counselor High School Counselor (Seniors ONLY) Middle School Counselor Middle School Counselor Director of Educational Support Services Discipline (Gr. Lipman/Ms. Lipman Dr. Worden . Goldstein Dr. Landy Ms . Fromm Mrs. Hoover/ Mrs. Thornton Ms. M. Mo li ne Mrs. R. R. Longman Mr s. Moline Ms. Tisch .+ Extension Below: Name Ext Name Mrs. Koyblenski Mrs. Rexford Student’s Counselor Dr. G.7th & 8th Grade Announcements Assemblies Athletics/Sports Teams Attendance/Lateness – Faculty Attendance/Lateness – Student Back-to-School Night Calendar Items Co-Curriculars College Issues Community Service Concerts/Plays Department Chairs/Coordinators Arts Educational Support English Guidance. Kay Dr. Bonnett . Goldstein 4934 Mrs. A. Vander Walde Mrs. 11/12) Discipline (Gr. Zuckerman Mrs. Stein Mr. Shapiro Mrs. Stein Dr. Stein Ms. Manley . R. Solomon Ms. Landy Mrs. Zuckerman . Ana Berkman .# 26 5 8 301-692 + ext # Mrs. Solomon 301-881-1400 + ext # D r. Landy (HS) Mrs. Landy Mrs. 09/10) Schedule Changes (MS) Shabbatonim Siyum S pe c ia l Programming Standardized Testing (HS) Standardized Testing (MS) State Regulations Student Council Student Reports Student Updates/Interims/Reports Technology: Director of Information Technology Assistant Director of Information Technology Director of Instructional Technology Technical Assistance – Help Desk Test Calendar Conflicts (HS) Test Calendar Conflicts (MS) Test Make-ups Textbooks/Plan Books Theater Trips Thursday Parent Emails Transportation – General Transportation – Athletic Trips/Shabbatonim Tutors Upper School Calendar Name Mrs. Gartner . Kay Mrs.#4839 Mrs.#2832 Mrs.#4993 Ms.#4949 Ms. Kay Mr. Landy/Ms.#2826 Ms. J. R. J. Kingdom . Marilyn Davis Ms.Lipman (MS)/Mrs.#4905 Mrs. Shapiro Ms. B. Landy/ Mrs. Shapiro Dr. Moline Mrs. Landy/ /Ms. 09/10) Discipline (Gr. Landy Student’s Counselor Student’s Counselor Mrs. S. Goldstein Rabbi Ozur Bass . 11/12) Schedule Changes (Gr. Davis/ Mrs. M ille r . Stein 4960 Mrs. Shapiro/Mrs. Landy Student’s Counselors Dr. Kay Mrs. M. 08/07) Dor L'Dor Educational Support Graduation Holidays Israel/Poland Kashrut LEGEND: 301-692. Forestieri .# 2888 Ms. I. Kobylenski Mrs.8/05/10 Administrative Task Admissions/Lateral Entry Advisory . Tisch Mrs. Levitt . Shaw M r . Riley Mrs. R. Vander Walde Mrs.#4937 Ms.#2654 Mr. Shapiro Mr s. Landy Mrs.#4937 Mrs. V an de r Wa lde Mrs. Ritzmann . M. Pedone Mrs. Hoover/Mrs.#4895 Mrs. Layman . S ha p iro Mrs. Dagony . Stein Mrs. Shaw Dr. Kay Ext 4916 4914 4946 4915 Knesset (Middle School Government) Locker Assignments Mailings Middle School Concerns Middle School Guidance Middle School Programs Minyan Montgomery Student Assistance Program (MSAP) Open House (Veterans Day) Pa r e n t P r o g r a m s Parent-Teacher Conferences Passes: Extension & Extenuating Circumstances Placement Questions Policies Prom/After Prom Publications/Yearbook/Photographs Room Reservations Safety and Security Schedule Changes (Gr.# 2863 Mrs. Mar ilyn Davis Mrs. D. K o b yle nsk i Mr.#2825 Mr.

Open House 12:18 PM Dismissal Thanksgiving . Jr.8:00 AM) Veteran’s Day .No Classes (PLAN Test Grade 10 .School Closed Back-to-School Night: Upper School Erev Yom Kippur – 12:18 PM Dismissal Erev Sukkot – 12:18 PM Dismissal Sukkot – School Closed Hoshana Rabah – 12:18 PM Dismissal Shemini Atzeret – School Closed MARCH 09 18 Professional Day – No Classes Resume 3:45 PM Friday Dismissal APRIL 18-27 Pesach Holiday – School Closed OCTOBER 01 13 22 Simchat Torah – School Closed PSAT Testing Grades 10 & 11 Begin 2:15 PM Friday Dismissal for Students Essay Writing Day for Seniors MAY 06 25 27 30 Dor L’Dor – Inter-Generational Day Arts Chai Lights: Visual & Performing Arts Showcase Color War – 2:15 PM Dismissal Memorial Day – School Closed NOVEMBER 02 11 24 25-26 Professional Day . Day .School Closed Erev Rosh Hashanah – School Closed Rosh Hashanah.2010-2011 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2010 AUGUST 23 24 30 New Faculty Faculty Returns Orientation: HS Students new to CESJDS Orientation: ALL Grade 7 & ONLY Grade 8 Students new to CESJDS First Day of School 2011 JANUARY 03 17 31 Classes Resume ML King.Class of 2011 Presidents’ Day Weekend – School Closed* 31 SEPTEMBER 01 06 08 09-10 14 17 22 23-24 29 30 Orientation: Upper School New Parents Labor Day .School Closed Professional Day – No Classes FEBRUARY 11 13 18-21 Siyum – 2 ½ -Hour Delayed Opening for Upper School – 10:30 Opening Graduation .12:18 PM Dismissal Winter Break – School Closed *SNOW MAKE-UP DAY. IF NEEDED YOU WILL BE INFORMED IN A TIMELY MANNER .School Closed JUNE 07 08-09 10 13-17 14 20 Last Day of Classes for Grades 9-11 Erev Shavuot – 12:18 PM Dismissal Shavuot – School Closed Study Day Grades 9-11 Final Exams Grades 9-11 Last Day of School Grades 7 & 8 Make-Up Day for Finals DECEMBER 09 10 23 24-31 Parent-Teacher Conferences (8:35 AM -8:25 PM) Parent-Teacher Conferences (7:45 AM – 12:05 PM) Winter Break .

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