Pinewood parent and student handbook of procedures

Acceptable Use Policy

Pinewood has developed an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), which includes guidelines for proper use of the school’s computer network and the internet. All secondary students…
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Accidents / Illnesses

In all cases of student accidents or illness, parents will be contacted as soon as possible – therefore, it is imperative that parents provide the…
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Administration

The President is the chief administrative officer of the school and is assisted by various staff members responsible for school-wide curriculum, daily operations, financial management…
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Administration of Painkillers

The school can administer a painkiller to students after verbal consent by phone by one of the parents/legal guardians to an authorized representative of the…
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Admissions

Pinewood welcomes applicants of any race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any…
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Admissions Policies

Pinewood welcomes qualified applicants of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin who meet admissions requirements and, who together with their parents/guardians, support in…
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Age Requirements

There are minimum age requirements for admission to the Early Years Program through Grade 1. To be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten 1, a child must have…
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Alcohol and Substance Abuse

It is strictly prohibited and students may be expelled if found to be involved in the possession, use or exchange of alcohol, cigarettes, e-cigarettes or…
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Bring Your Own Devices

Students are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets to school for learning purposes as directed by their teachers. All other electronic devices, including MP3 players…
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Bus Transportation

School Day Bus  Pinewood offers school bus transportation, on an optional basis, to main areas in the city and its suburbs, both in the morning…
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Campus Security

The Pinewood campus is open only to members of the school community and verified visitors with a pre-arranged appointment. The security guard is situated at…
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Cell Phone Free School Campus

In accordance with the Greek Ministry of Education, and in line with our own philosophy supporting a positive school climate, the use of cell phones…
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Citizenship

In accordance with Greek law, students, whose parents possess only Greek citizenship and seek admission in grades K-9, should apply for special permission from the…
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Collections

Parents and/or legal guardians are required to ensure punctual payment of all School Fees in accordance with the chosen schedule of payments issued by the…
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Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

Parents who themselves drive, or otherwise arrange transport for their children to and from school  by private vehicle are required to drive very slowly and…
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Emergency Procedures

Pinewood implements an Emergency Procedures Protocol that outlines specific information and directions     for emergencies including detailed instructions as to what to do in…
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English Proficiency

Students with limited English proficiency in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6 are considered eligible for admission without pre-admissions language proficiency testing. Once a student is admitted…
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Enrollment Requirements

In order to be considered fully-enrolled, the following is required from all new students and their parent(s)/guardian(s): 1. Each student file must include the following…
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Faculty

Our greatest resource, the Pinewood professional faculty, is very diverse with teachers primarily from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Greece, as well as…
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Financial Assistance

The Pinewood Financial Assistance Program is designed to provide need-based financial assistance to current or new Pinewood families who clearly demonstrate that their family resources…
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General Operations

Operational Hours Regular School Day 8:30 a.m. – 2:55 p.m. After School Activities 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. School-Year Office Hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30…
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Grade Level Placement

Students are placed in the appropriate grade level based on age, previous schooling, and ability, as determined by the Pinewood administration after a thorough review…
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Key Support Organizations

Pinewood is supported by a number of important outside organizations that provide various forms of assistance: The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OS), U.S. Department of…
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Kindergarten

Language Arts An integrated approach to language development is implemented through Whole Language combined with Phonics Skills Learning. The aims of this course are to…
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Lost and Found

Lost property will be kept in a designated storage area found in the front office. Items not claimed by the end of each semester will…
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Mission Statement

Pinewood aims to offer students a progressive, personalized American international education centered on academic excellence in each student’s journey towards self-actualization. This is achieved in…
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Nondiscriminatory Policy

Pinewood does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or…
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Our Core Values

Curious Thinkers – “desire to know” Creative Thinkers – “desire to innovate” Caring Thinkers – “desire to value”
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Parent – Teacher Conferences

Individual parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for parents twice a year, at which time student progress is discussed thoroughly using student work/evidence of learning and information…
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Parental Tips

It is our desire that the school and parents work together cooperatively in the education of our students. What follows are specific recommendations for the…
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Parents’ Night

A Parents’ Night for Pinewood parents is held during mid-September. Parents visit the school with the purpose of meeting their child’s teachers and to obtain…
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Parking

There is assigned vehicle parking for faculty, staff, parents and guests in specifically designated areas on campus in the surrounding areas. Pinewood is not liable…
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Payment Policies

Pinewood does not administer an Application Fee.  The Capital Levy is an enrollment fee applicable to new students only from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  The Deposit is a…
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Permission Slips

Permission slips may be sent home for activities beyond the school day or for participation in overnight field trips, excursions or other off-campus activities. These…
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Pets at Pinewood

Pinewood provides a healthy learning environment for all students, which includes different programs related to student well-being. The school recognizes that animals have been a…
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Pinewood Board of Trustees

Pinewood is governed at the highest level by the Pinewood Board of Trustees. The Board operates according to a set of By-Laws, approved in October…
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Pinewood Corporation Members

Pinewood is organized as a Corporation, whereby all current parents, the school President, all contracted teachers, staff and incumbent Board members are members. Pinewood Corporation…
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Pre Kindergarten 1

Language Development Classroom experiences are integrated and focused to provide students with many opportunities to speak, listen, read, write and express ideas in a variety…
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Pre Kindergarten 2

Language Development The focus is on developing both verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Students learn to dictate ideas, participate in conversations about experiences, speak in…
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Private Tutoring

In line with our school identity, Pinewood seeks to exhaust all alternatives to remediate an enrolled student’s academic difficulties. These may include but are not…
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Re-enrollment

In order to hold a place at Pinewood, families are required to re-enroll in the spring of each school year. This procedure involves signing a…
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Refunds/Withdrawals

SECONDARY DIVISION– withdrawal policy: If a student attends 20 or more school days in a given semester, the payer is responsible for paying for School…
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Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available for incoming Grade 11 students who apply for admissions to Pinewood’s full IB Diploma Program. The selected IB students may receive up…
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School Cancellation

School cancellation, both planned and on short notice, may occur for various reasons, most often due to bad weather or other natural emergencies. Should it…
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School Communication

Pinewood attaches high importance to teamwork, communication and the building of relationships with faculty, staff, parents and students. We remain considerate of the feelings and…
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School Nurse

Pinewood has a School Nurse to oversee all accident and illness issues on school campus. Parents can contact her on nurse@pinewood.gr.
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School Programs and Services

Student Learning Support   Within Pinewood classrooms, teachers offer enrichment programs and differentiate instruction as necessary to address the needs of all students. The traditional small…
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Smoke-Free Environment

Pinewood is a smoke-free campus, which applies to all members of the Pinewood community, as well as guests and other visitors. This ban extends to…
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Social Media Channels

In order to engage with the community, Pinewood shares updates on our social media channels; Facebook (@pinewoodthessaloniki), Instagram (@pinewoodthessaloniki), Twitter (@pinewoodschools), YouTube (@pinewoodthessaloniki)  and LinkedIn(@pinewoodthessaloniki).…
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Student Expectations

Homework The assignment of homework is designed to reinforce the learning taking place in the classroom. The amount of homework will vary from day to…
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Student Supervision

The safety and security of every Pinewood student is a top priority that is taken very seriously by the Pinewood community. Students are supervised at…
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Students with Special Needs

Pinewood offers optimal learning support for students with mild to moderate special educational needs (see Learning Support under School Programs and Services). Pinewood values learning…
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Teaching & Learning Climate

Pinewood believes that in order to be a highly effective and engaging school, teachers and students must work to cultivate a safe and inclusive learning…
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The Early Years Program

Introduction The Early Years Program at Pinewood consists of Pre-K I, Pre-K II and Kindergarten classes. Classes offer a full-day, developmentally-appropriate program designed for three,…
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The Pinewood Website

In our efforts to utilize the potential of the Pinewood website (www.pinewood.gr), communication with our Pinewood community is facilitated through this visually appealing, fresh and…
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Vision Statement

The Pinewood American International School strives to be a growing center of excellence in the region by educating students through best practices for reaching their…
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