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Message regarding SAT Registration at DHS
DHS offers the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on-site in October, December, January, May & June.  We have been declared a Private Test Center, so only students registered at DHS are able to test here.
 
In order to take the test here, students must register through the College Board Website and enter the following codes:
  •      School CEEB Code: 692103
  •      Test Center Code: 52708
Some students have reported receiving an Error Message after entering these codes.  This does not always happen, and the College Board has not explained why the error is occurring.  Thankfully, the error can be bypassed.
 
If a DHS student receives the Error Message, they must click "Next" again, and the registration will proceed to the next step, with DHS as the selected Test Center.
 
If you encounter any difficulties, please see Mr. David Butler.
 
Welcome Back To School
Dear Parents:
 
Marhaba!
 
I am writing from the district office with well-wishes and warm regards for the start of the new school year. I hope your summer has been filled with rest and quality family time.
 
ISG's seven schools have taken the past week to prepare for Monday's opening. There is excitement among the teachers to meet their students. Unfortunately, we have a number of new teachers who are still awaiting their initial entry visa to Saudi Arabia. As a result, some classrooms across the district will not have its permanent teacher. Accordingly, the principals are making arrangements for suitable substitutes until the issue is resolved at the Ministry of Labor. I apologize for this disruption to the start of your child's school year, and please know this issue is the number one priority for the district office.
 
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Child Protection
 
The safety of our children is of utmost importance at ISG. We have systems and attitudes in place to help protect our children from maltreatment, abuse or neglect. With a few prominent scandals in the news last year, ISG has taken the opportunity to re-examine our practices, and to reinforce the seriousness of this issue in our community.
 
Beginning this past spring, ISG's counselors broke into small workgroups to tackle various aspects of ISG's web of support and intervention on child protection. Additional attention has been given to child safety training for staff, "good touch/bad touch" curriculum for students, and a resource manual for adults. These improvements are in the works.
 
This past week, I spoke to all staff on the importance of taking the mindset of "it takes a village to keep a child safe" (our goal is to create a robust safety net through teamwork and awareness). Please know that each adult at ISG has the responsibility to notify a counselor or administrator if they are concerned about a child's welfare, or if they see something unusual. We also reviewed some simple steps to ensure students are not put in vulnerable situations. Finally, we explored this issue through the cultural lens of family values and honor that is so dear in this region.
 
You will receive a more comprehensive child protection letter later in the school year. However, I wanted to take this moment to share with you ISG's efforts.
 
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ISG's 21st Century Initiative

ISG has launched a comprehensive initiative to align each of its schools to modern best practices; the focus is on the classroom. Your children should notice immediate changes, such as a stronger internet connection, and many more devices made available to them. Other components of the initiative include adopting best practices in literacy (writing is a particular focus at ISG this year). We are also committed to revamping homework policies across the district, and to providing education on safe and responsible use of technology and the internet. 
 
In the fall, I will host parent nights at each of our campuses, where I will outline the key pieces of the initiative. You will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the big changes we are putting in place, and you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have.
 
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Although your child's school is your primary source of information, please consider bookmarking the District Website, and following my professional page on Facebook (Superintendent's Facebook Site).
 
Take care, and we hope to see you on campus soon.
Paul
 
Dr. Paul Richards
ISG Superintendent
 
 
What to Expect on the 1st Day of School?

Monday, August 25th, 2014 is an A Day


The following is a summary of the day:

  • 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM - Student Schedule will be distributed to all students in the lower gym.

  • 8:00AM – 8:30AM - Welcome Back Assembly in the auditorium
  • Classes will run normally as per student schedule.
  • Lunch will be divided into two separate lunch periods; the students’ lunch period will be based upon their class schedule: 1st lunch period is at 11:05AM-11:40AM and 2nd lunch period is at 12:35PM – 1:10PM. There will be full lunch service/menu available.
  • Textbooks distribution will begin on the 1st week of September.
  • All student transportation will depart at 2:30 PM.
  • Student should bring their backpack, lunch/lunch money, notebook, pen/pencil, calculator (can be purchased through the DHS office) and computer intended for school use.
  • Tryouts for the volleyball teams will begin on Saturday, September 6th and for table tennis afterschool during the week of September 7th.

  • Other clubs and activities will begin during the week of September 14th.


Click Here to read more.
 
Welcome to DHS

Dhahran Academy was founded in 1962 as a non-profit, co-educational, day school for children of American Consulate staff. It is composed of three schools located next to the US Consulate for the Eastern Province in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. By decree of the Saudi government in 1999, Dhahran Academy set in motion changes to provide a full Pre -K through 12th grade program with the addition of Dhahran High School (DHS), the first of its kind in the kingdom.

The Senior class of 2001 marked Dhahran High School's first graduating class. Graduates from DHS receive a high school diploma from Saudi Arabia's first American curriculum high school, accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

In 2010, the Dhahran Baccalaureate Center (DBC) was started under the auspices of Dhahran High School. DBC offers the full IB Diploma Programme. The first Cohort of 26 students has graduated in May 2013.

Dhahran High School is located in the city of Dhahran which is adjacent to the commercial and government centers of Al-Khobar and Dammam. The city of Dhahran includes the Royal Saudi Air Base, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and headquarters for Saudi Aramco. The geographic area of DHS is the Arabian Gulf in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

 
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