• The School of the Nations supplies each of its students with textbooks in order to support and enhance learning. Students are expected to use these textbooks, care for them and return them in good condition.
  • Students who destroy or do not return textbooks will not be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities until such time as the textbooks are returned or the school is reimbursed for any lost or damaged textbooks. Extra-curricular activities are defined as, but not limited to: athletic activities, non-academic field trips, class day, ceremonies, graduation ceremony, assemblies, competitions and clubs. Students who do not return books will not receive their report cards.
  • If a student loses or fails to return a book, the parent/guardian is responsible to reimburse the school for the replacement cost of the textbook. Replacement value shall be processed through the principal or designee of the school in which the book was originally assigned.


Textbook Distribution

  • The stores will issue students’ books to teachers during the first day of school.
  • The teacher distributes books and completes the Textbook Assignment Form.
  • The students will complete a Student Textbook Contract

Textbook Collection

  • The class teachers will collect books as follows;
  1. Years 1-4 will collect books 4 days prior to the last day of school.
  2. Years 5-6 will collect books 4 days prior to the last day of school.
  3. Years 7-9 will collect books the day after the final exam.


  • The teacher will verify the return of each student’s textbook through the Textbook Assignment Form. Upon request, the teacher will issue a return textbook receipt to the student.
  • After completion of the textbook collection, the teacher will provide a copy of the Textbook Assignment Form to the Stores identifying the names of students who have not returned textbooks.
  • The Stores will compile information and send it the Principal.
  • The Stores will provide the Principal or designee a copy of the finalized missing book inventory spreadsheet.
  • The Principal will keep a record of the information and take appropriate action.

Transfer Students

  • The teacher will follow the above steps for students who transfer to and from the school during the year.
  • Transfer students shall be held responsible for returning all textbook(s) to the departing school. If the textbooks are not returned, the costs of replacing them will be met via the student’s Caution Money.

Students are responsible for the school textbooks checked out to them:

  • Write your book copy numbers in a notebook immediately after you check them out; and  write your name inside the front cover of your book in the signature box.
  • Be sure you always have your own book! If you turn in another student’s book you will still be responsible for the book number checked out to you.
  • All textbooks are to be returned to the Library on or before the last day of school– it is the students’ responsibility to return their own books.  At the end of the term, students with unreturned textbooks or books returned in unusable condition will be placed on the obligation list and charged for a replacement book.
  • The obligation stays on the student’s record until the book is returned, the fine is paid, or an identical replacement book is provided.

Students are expected to:

  • Be responsible for the school property loaned to them.
  • Not write, highlight or draw in school textbooks.
  • Not leave your book in a classroom, on a table or on a bench.
  • Not loan your book to anyone – not even your best friend!
  • Make sure you can see your books or backpack at all times.
  • Keep a book cover on your book.
  • Keep your book away from all liquids (e.g. rain, spilled drinks, and leaky water bottles). Wet books that develop mold cannot be used; students will receive and obligation.
  • Keep books in a safe place at home, out of the reach of pets and small children.
  • Return textbooks in good condition on or before the last day of class.
  • Return books to the school library as soon as you are through with it or   are moving.

Teachers are not responsible for:

  • Storing individual students’ books in the classroom.
  • Collecting or returning students’ books to the library.
  • Any textbook checked out to a student that was lost because it was left in the classroom.