GuidelineS & Policies

1. Homework

Homework will be assigned every week and details are available in the student guide. Parents should guide their children as needed to complete the homework and bring it to class on time. All homework should be scanned and uploaded into Google Classroom. Homework will be evaluated by the assistant teacher and scores will be posted to the Google Classroom prior to the next class, and subsequently on the ITA website by the teacher prior to the end of the term.

2. Arrival

Physical Classes

Please arrive on time at the start of school between 3:20 and 3:30 pm. After the first 10 minutes, your child will be marked tardy. You will receive a pink slip saying your child was late to school.

  • As a precaution against spreading Covid, we prefer that you drop your child off at the entrance where school staff are present and avoid going to the classroom. Only parents of Preschool and Kindergarten students may accompany their children to the classroom.

  • If you plan to come into the building, park the vehicle in the parking lot (please do not leave the vehicle in front of the entrance with flashers on).

  • Enter the building through the Main Entrance (at flag pole), the D wing is straight ahead. Custodians or traffic/security coordinators will be in the building to answer any other questions on your first day.

  • You should leave after you drop off your child in the classroom. For the safety of the students and staff, we will follow this rule strictly this year.

Parents are not allowed to stay in the school building while school is in session except for classroom parents, volunteers, teachers and school staff.

Online Classes

From time to time (due to weather-related concerns or school building closures), some classes may run online. If so students should

  • Join the Google Meet a few minutes before 3:30pm and wait for the teacher to join. Google Meet links can be found in your Google Classroom

  • Join using a laptop or a desktop (not a phone or an ipad)

3. Pickup for Physical Classes

  • Please arrive on time between 5 and 5:10pm. Park the vehicle in the parking lot (please do not leave the vehicle in front of the entrance with flashers on) and wait at the entrance to the building

  • Only if your child is in Preschool or Kindergarten, go to the correct classroom to pick up your child. All other children will make their way to the entrance on their own and meet you there.

  • You must leave the building as soon as your child is ready to leave.

Please do not stay inside the classroom or building to talk to the teachers or other parents. Unfortunately, due to time and safety concerns we all must vacate the building within 15 mins after the classes end.

4. Attendance and Tardiness


Students should attend classes regularly. 10% of the year end score is assigned for attendance on the basis of 1 point per class. Whether physical or online, student arrival into the school building or joining the Google Meet after 3:40 PM will be considered tardy. Student performance will be impacted by tardiness.

5. Parking

At all times cars should be parked in designated parking spots only. Cars cannot be left unattended close to the building or anywhere else in the school premises even for a short duration. Cars not in designated parking spots may be towed at the owner's expense. Please do not leave the vehicle in front of the entrance with flashers on.

6. Classroom Conduct

Physical Classes

The Bridgewater board of education has been very kind in permitting us to lease classrooms in their middle school. They expect that at the end of Tamil class sessions, the classrooms are left in the same good condition that they were in at the beginning of the session. Kamban Thamizh Palli will be held liable to the school for damages that occur. Students should thus treat the school premises and classrooms with utmost care and respect. We request that parents advise their children to not touch any of the classroom material that does not belong to the Tamil school. All incidents or damages will be written up by the teacher and communicated to the parent.

Online Classes

  • Keep the video on during the entire duration of the class. In case of network bandwidth issues, video may be turned off to improve the quality of the audio

  • Keep yourself muted if you are not speaking

  • Make sure your child actively participates in class by answering questions and making comments. ITA scoring includes points for class participation.

  • When the teacher asks the student to write and show, make sure that your child writes legibly and in large font, and properly shows it in front of the camera

  • For young children, parents may optionally sit with the child during regular class, but please encourage the child to ask the teacher rather than you, if they have any questions

7. Supplies Needed For School

Your child will need to bring the following to Tamil class every week:

  • Book Bag

  • Books

  • New ruled Notebook

  • 2 Pencils & eraser

  • Water bottle

For online classes:

  • Students should keep all of the items mentioned above next to them during the Google Meet call

  • Laptop or Desktop with a camera

8. No Food or Drinks

Students are not allowed to bring any food or drink except water, under any circumstances.

9. Communication

Parents may communicate to the teachers through email. Parents can also email and set up a time to meet with the teacher if there is a need. Please let the teacher know in advance to meet him or her at the end of the class. Teachers may also request to meet or talk with the parents as needed and parents should make themselves available for the discussion.

Each teacher will create a group email for the class and add all parents of the students in the class for common communication. The principal will also communicate through email to all parents from time to time about school happenings or to provide other information. Parents may also communicate with the school principal through email.

Parents should join the Kamban Tamil School Whatsapp group to receive school related announcements.

10. School calendar updates

The principal will communicate through email any major upcoming events or calendar changes. In particular, on certain weeks the classes may be held online because of unavailability of classrooms at the school because of snow or other reasons, and an email and WhatsApp notification will be sent prior to the class. It is the responsibility of the parents to be alert, and either take their children to school or ask them to connect online as appropriate. Parents may also check the school website for up to date information about changes to the school calendar or other notifications.

11. Textbook

  • In case there is a delay in the arrival of books before the start of the school year, prior to joining the call please make sure to keep the online textbook open until the physical textbooks are made available to you

  • Student guide: Keep the pdf file open, or print out the guide

  • The above documents are available once you login to the ITA site, under student resources

12. FAQ

Parents may refer to the school website for any other questions at prior to contacting the staff either by email at or call us at 908-547-0759.

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