Dear ISG Parents,
On behalf of the administration of the seven schools that comprise ISG, I would like to invite you to a unique parent event. The district has embarked on a campaign to adopt a set of core ethical values. In the winter months, through a valuing activity, we will collect the voices of students, teachers, and parents. The draft list of values (four to six in total) from each constituency will be presented to the Board of Trustees for adoption.
The parent portion of this initiative will take place on Wednesday, 4 December, in the Dhahran Campus Auditorium; all parents from across the district are welcome to attend. We will begin at 18:00, and be finished by 19:30. The evening will start with a brief introduction from me, and then we will participate in the activity. At the conclusion of the activity, a list of several ethical values will be submitted. A follow-up survey will be sent to all parents in the district (whether they attended or not) (including Yanbu). The values receiving the greatest number of votes will be sent on to the ISG administration for consideration.
Why is ISG endeavoring on this task? A set of core ethical values, adopted by the community, affirms the types of behavior that we expect out of the adults and the children. When made visible, it helps induct new members into the community. It helps us navigate the multitude of ethical dilemmas we face every day, and gives us strength in morality. It sets the tone for a school's climate, where any member can say, “It's how we act around here.” It's a way of looking at our world, and making sense of it. By ISG making a strong statement on ethical principles, and ensuring it permeates all facets of the district, we set the tone for our future actions and decisions.
I hope you will join us for the event, and if you cannot, that you participate in the follow-up survey. It is important to RSVP for this event, so we can prepare for the activity, and so we can clear you for the Dhahran walk-in gate. To RSVP, please contact Mrs. Kelly McDermott at
Dr. Paul D. Richards
Parent Core Values Event Invite