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					Cayman International School Elementary School Handbook 2009/10


               ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

                                       Cayman International School
                                Owned and Operated by ISS (Cayman) Ltd
                                             P O Box 31364
                                     95 Minerva Drive, Camana Bay
                                       Grand Cayman, KY1 - 1206
                                             Cayman Islands
                                 Tel: 345-945-4664, Fax: 345-945-4650
Cayman International School Elementary School Handbook 2009/10

                           TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome                                                          03
Faculty                                                          04
Mission, Beliefs, and Learner Outcomes                           05
School Description                                               06
School Programs                                                  08
Elementary 2009/2010 Events Calendar                             10
Policies and Procedures                                          11
Behavioral Expectations                                          16
Information for Parents                                          19
Appendices                                                       22
      Homework Policy-Appendix 1                                 23
      E-mail Etiquette-Appendix 2                                24
      Technology/Internet Acceptable Use Policy-Appendix 3       25
      Student Code of Conduct and Honor Code-Appendix 4          26
CIS School Song                                                  27
National Song, National Anthem                                   28

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Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome to the CIS Elementary School and to a new school year!

We are proud of our school and our students. It is a place where students study,
learn, play, and support each other. The warm and inviting environment, caring
and committed teachers, and helpful and involved parents ensure that students are
provided an excellent education.

This handbook is designed to facilitate communication between school and home.
It covers basic rules and procedures. Parents and students are encouraged to re-
view this handbook and to refer to it as necessary during the year. If you have ad-
ditional questions this handbook does not answer, please contact your child’s
teacher or one of the administrators.

On behalf of the talented and experienced faculty, we welcome you to our CIS
community of learners and wish you a rewarding, challenging, and fun year!


Jean Caskey

Nimmi Sekhar

                                           Ms. Jean              Ms. Nimmi

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                         Elementary School Faculty
 Jean Caskey             Director
 Ron Dowty               Secondary Principal
 Nimmi Sekhar            Vice-Principal

 Jennifer Anderson       Grade 4
 Jennifer Beagle         Grade 2
 Janet Bell              Kindergarten
 Sharmeela Brar          Grade 1
 Shornnette Crossman     Kindergarten Assistant
 Cecile Davies           Kindergarten
 Jane Dowty              Grade 3
 Sandra Forth            Librarian
 Laurie Frye             Technology Coordinator
 Kushana Gentles         Spanish
 Jana Heath              Special Services
 Jason Hoffman           Grade 4
 Rita Imparato           Curriculum Coordinator
 Angela Morone           Music
 Holly Morris            PE, Activities Coordinator
 Megan Newhouse          Art
 Stephanie Ochitwa       Grade 1
 Andrea Pott             Grade 2
 Michelle Rosa           Swimming, Spanish
 Darcy Simcoe            Grade 5
 Greg Simcoe             PE, Athletic Coordinator
 Lisa Sullivan           Grade 1
 Sandra Tenus            Guidance Counselor
 Ashley Valentine        Grade 5

         The ARC will open in September!              Tennis is a popular after school activity.

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         Mission, Beliefs, Outcomes, and Parameters
                  Cayman International School Mission Statement
  Cayman International School endeavors to provide each of our students the opportunity to
  achieve his/her academic and personal best within a U.S./International educational envi-
  ronment that encourages and inspires leadership, character, and community service while
  embracing cultural diversity.

   CIS School-Wide Student Learner                        A balanced life contributes to per-
   Outcomes                                               sonal well-being.
   Students at Cayman International School                Learning is a life-long activity.
       learn to be productive citizens.               Parameters
       develop the skills necessary to live a            CIS shall always meet the require-
       healthy and balanced lifestyle.                   ments for private schools under the
       develop creative, critical, and logical           Cayman Ministry of Education.
       thinking skills.                                  We will only allow policies, proce-
       develop effective communication                   dures, or behaviors that promote the
       skills.                                           growth and achievement of students.
       develop a passion for learning and                All energies will be focused on in-
       become life-long learners.                        structional and extra-curricular pro-
   School Beliefs                                        CIS shall always remain accredited
   We believe that:                                      by a U.S. regional agency and other
      Every individual has equal intrinsic               recognized international agencies.
      worth.                                             We will not tolerate behavior that
      A nurturing and safe environment is                diminishes the dignity, self-worth or
      essential for learning.                            safety of any individual.
      Developing an understanding, appre-                All programs and services must be
      ciation and respect for diversity are              consistent with the strategic plan.
      vital in a global community.                       CIS will only accept and retain those
      Partnerships among school, family                  students for whom there is an exist-
      and community are essential to foster              ing appropriate educational program.
      further development and learning.                  All decisions will be made based on
      Honesty, trust and respect are essen-              assuring the school remains fiscally
      tial in successful relationships.                  responsible and operates within its
      Critical thinking, collaboration and               own resources.
      problem solving skills are necessary               As a proprietary school, CIS may
      in an ever-changing world.                         differ from non-profit institutions in
      Individuals are responsible for their              its decision-making processes and its
      choices and actions to themselves, to              policy-making.
      society and to the environment.

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                                 School Description

History and Governance
Cayman International School began as Faulkner Academy with high ideals in October of 1994.
The school was purchased by ISS (Cayman) Ltd. in 2002 and the name of the school changed to
Cayman International School (CIS) in 2003. The Board of Directors hires a Director to oversee
the day-to-day running of the school, create, approve and maintain policy and to see that the
school carries out its stated mission and objectives. CIS is a private, college preparatory, non-
sectarian, co-educational school for students from two years old through Grade 12. It was es-
tablished to provide an American/International educational program for the dependents of the
multi-national professionals living in Cayman.

The Middles States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), an American accrediting
agency, accredits CIS through Grade 12. An IB World School, CIS is authorized to present the
Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). CIS is registered
with the Cayman Islands Ministry of Education, who approves the licenses for schools on the
island. CIS works with the Cayman Islands Education Standards and Assessment Unit
(ESAU), the Cayman Islands Early Childhood Unit, MSA, and the IBO to maintain high qual-
ity, challenging programs for its students. CIS is an invitational member of the Association of
American Schools of Central America, Columbia, Caribbean, and Mexico.

General Overview
The Elementary School at CIS encompasses Kindergarten through Grade 5. The students in
these grades are grouped together for academic and social purposes. The goal of the CIS ele-
mentary program is to provide students with a sound foundation for future learning. The pro-
gram focuses on the child as an active learner, with the curriculum designed to cover all the ba-
sic skills, as well as to emphasize critical thinking. The ultimate goal of the program is to pre-
pare students to be responsible, productive citizens in a rapidly changing world.

Teachers work collaboratively to provide a smooth transition process from the Early Childhood
Program to Kindergarten, from one elementary grade level to the next, and from Grade 5 to
Middle School. The homeroom teacher is the key contact for parents and thus provides a means
of communication between the home and the school.

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School Hours
The CIS Office is open for business from 7:45 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. daily, Monday through
Friday, during the regular school year.

CIS has an active PTA. According to established bylaws, its purpose is:
“The relationships within the CIS community, which includes students, teachers, staff, adminis-
trators, and parents, are a vital influence on the success of our children’s future. Therefore, our
purpose is to foster a sense of support, pride, and enthusiasm for our school. Through fund-
raising and family activities, we will promote positive school/community relationships that en-
hance our children’s educational environment.”

School Address, Phone, Fax, E-mail, and Website
Address:    95 Minerva Drive, PO Box 31364, Grand Cayman,
            Cayman Islands KY1-1206
Phone:      345-945-4664
Fax:        345-945-4650

                            CIS students held a mini Science Fair in May 2009.

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                                   School Programs
After School Activities                                Guidance and Counseling
In addition to the regular daily class sched-          The CIS counselor will work with classroom
ule, CIS offers an After School Activities             teachers in their work as mentors to students.
Program. A variety of activities are avail-            The counselor is available to provide indi-
able in which students may choose to partici-          vidual, small group and class counseling ses-
pate. Different activity sessions are held             sions for students during the school year.
during the year. A list of activities are sent
home before a new session begins. Students             IB and CIS Learner Profile
are highly encouraged to participate and to            CIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB)
commit to the school activity.                         World School as the Diploma Programme is
                                                       offered for students in Grades 11 and 12.
Assessment and Reporting                               The IB Learner Profile has been adopted
The fundamental purpose of assessment is to            throughout our school. It encourages stu-
collect and analyze data to make decisions             dents to become compassionate and lifelong
about how students are performing. Pro-                learners who are inquirers, thinkers, commu-
gress reports are sent home as needed during           nicators, knowledgeable, risk-takers, princi-
the year. They must be signed and returned             pled, caring, open-minded, balanced and
to the homeroom teacher. Report cards are              reflective. We are preparing our students to
issued four times per year and indicate stu-           become tomorrow’s global leaders.
dent achievement for each quarter.
                                                       Information Technology
Field Trips                                            CIS has a commitment to integrating tech-
Educational day trips are an important part            nology throughout the curriculum. Students
of the school’s program and play an integral           have access to a full computer lab, mini-lab,
role in the intercultural experiences of the           Alpha Smart Dana keyboards, and a Smart
students. When a field trip is planned, it is          Board. Students must sign an “Acceptable
expected that all students will participate.           Use Policy” to reinforce responsible use of
Notice and details of the trip are sent home           electronic resources. Please refer to the
in advance. There may be nominal costs,                Computer/Internet Acceptable Use Policy in
such as admission fees, that will be required          the Appendix.
to participate in the trip. School transporta-
tion will be used when possible, with addi-
tional transportation provided by parents as
necessary. Through their dress and behav-
ior, students should demonstrate respect and
sensitivity to the culture and places visited in
the community.

                                                                 Elementary Reading Buddies

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Library                                               curriculum goals while participating in com-
The CIS Library is open from 7:45 a.m. to             munity service. Students in service-learning
4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday on school             experiences make connections between what
days. The library and computer room are               they are studying in class and real-world is-
designated information centers designed for           sues.
academic research of printed material, video/
DVD, and online databases. Elementary stu-            Standardized Testing
dents visit the library with their classes to         CIS provides for standardized tests to be
develop library and research skills as well as        given to elementary students. The ITBS
for literature enrichment. They may also              (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills) are currently
visit the library on their own with teacher           given to students in grades 2-5. Parents and
permission. The number of materials that              students will be informed of the testing dates
may be borrowed varies according to the               ahead of time. These are not tests that re-
grade level of the student. If any materials          quire advance homework preparation. The
are overdue, the student will not be allowed          tests provide information about student pro-
to check out other materials until the over-          gress in relation to U.S. and international
due materials is returned. The return of ma-          norms. Results of the test are shared with
terials on time and in good condition is the          parents when they are received. Test results
responsibility of the student. Students will          should be viewed within the context of other
be required to pay for lost or damaged mate-          feedback such as report cards and assess-
rials. Parents of elementary students are wel-        ments in school.
come to check out books. As the school
continues to grow, it may be necessary in the         Tutoring
future to designate specific times when par-          In some situations, it may be necessary to
ents can visit the library. Elementary stu-           recommend that a student will benefit from
dents are required to be under the supervi-           private tutoring outside of the school day to
sion of a parent/guardian when visiting the           assist with his/her learning needs. The
library outside of their regular instructional        school will assist in trying to locate a tutor,
day.                                                  with tutoring expenses paid by the parents.
                                                      The school campus may not be utilized for
Parent Conferences                                    outside tutors and/or faculty or staff tutoring
Parent-teacher conferences are held after the         privately outside of the instructional day
first and third quarter of the school year.           without prior permission from the admini-
Additional conferences with teachers or the           stration.
counselor can be scheduled by parents at any
time. The appropriate level of communica-
tion is always first with the teacher before
requesting a meeting with the counselor or
administrator. In addition, Progress Reports
may be sent home at any time of the year
when a teacher feels it necessary to commu-
nicate formally with parents.

Service Learning                                      Spirit Days are held during the year. Kindergarten
Service learning is a teaching and learning           students enjoyed a “Green Day” on March 17 and
approach through which students achieve               went on a leprechaun hunt in their classrooms.

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         CIS 2009/2010 Elementary Events Calendar
        *Dates are subject to change. Updates will be provided in the Weekly Newsletter.
August                                                 29-Civvies Day
24-1st Tuition Payment Due
28-New and Returning Student Orientation               February
Day                                                    8-12-Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS)
31-First Day of School, Grades K-12                    14-Valentine’s Day
                                                       17-Ash Wednesday (Public Holiday)
September                                              18-19-School Break
01-First Day of School for Early Childhood             26-Civvies Day
14-After School Activities Begin
15-Early Childhood Parent Evening                      March
17-Elementary Parent Evening, K-Grade 5                03-Kinder to Grade 12 Science Fair
22-Secondary Parent Evening, Grades 6-12               19-Half Day (Teacher In-service)
23-PTA Meeting                                         22-3rd and Final Tuition Payment Due
25-Teacher In-service (Half Day for Stu-               26-Civvies Day
dents); Civvies Day
October                                                1-End of Quarter 3
2-EC Parent Conferences (No School for                 2-Public Holiday (Good Friday)
Nursery to PreK-4)                                     5-9-Spring Break
8-Elementary School Math Night                         12-Beginning of Quarter 4
19-23-School Break                                     21-22-Parent Teacher Conference After-
26-Teacher In-Service Day (No School)                  noons (Half Day School for Nursery to
30-Civvies Day; Halloween                              Grade 12)
                                                       30-Civvies Day
6-End of Quarter 1                                     May
9-Public Holiday (Remembrance Day)                     14-Elementary Sports Day
10-Start of Quarter 2                                  17-Public Holiday (Discovery Day)
18 & 19-Parent-Teacher Conference After-               28-Civvies Day
noons (Half Day School for K-12 Students)
27-Civvies Day                                         June
                                                       14-Public Holiday (Queen’s Birthday)
December                                               24-Last Day of School (Half Day for Stu-
7-2nd Tuition Payment Due                              dents); Civvies Day
15-Holiday Music Program                               25-Teacher In-service Day
17-Half Day; Civvies Day
18-January 1-School Holiday                            Other Important Dates To Be Scheduled
                                                       Two days for Teacher In-service
January                                                After School Activity Calendar
4-School Resumes
22-End of Quarter 2, End of Semester
25-Heroes Day (No School)
26-Beginning of Quarter 3 and Semester 2
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                            Policies and Procedures
Arrival and Dismissal Times                            parents should contact the school office with
Each morning, students are asked to enter              adequate and advance notice. Students are
the campus from the area in front of the Ad-           expected to make up all assignments missed.
ministration Building and walk to the play-
ground area. Grades 3 through 5 classes be-            Students who miss school for an extended
gin at 8:00 a.m. and are dismissed at 3:00             period of time may experience a drop in
p.m.     Classes for Kindergarten through              achievement due to class work missed.
Grade 2 begin at 8:15 a.m. and are dis-                Many experiences and discussion in the
missed at 2:15 p.m. Playground supervision             classrooms cannot be adequately duplicated
is provided from 7:30 a.m. Students should             or made up. Absences are excused only for
not arrive before the playground is super-             the following reasons: illness or medical
vised and are expected to leave the campus             needs, religious observances, school spon-
promptly after dismissal time, unless regis-           sored or approved activities, family emer-
tered for an after school activity.                    gencies, security/weather concerns.

Assemblies                                             Students who have been absent for all or any
As a community of learners, it is important            part of a day and have not notified the office
to bring elementary students and teachers              are required to bring with them, when they
together for celebrations of learning. Assem-          return to school, a statement signed by the
blies are generally held once a month. The             parent or guardian that specifies the date
specific date and time of the assembly will            and/or time of absence and the reason for the
be announced in the CIS Friday News Flash.             absence. This note is to be turned in to the
                                                       school office. In the event that a student re-
Attendance-Absences and Tardies                        turns to school without a note, the student
Absences, for any reason, are disruptive to            will have an unexcused absence until a note
the educational process and detrimental to a           is brought to school. For extended absences
student’s achievement. Research verifies a             for illness, students should provide a written
high correlation between attendance in                 medical excuse signed by a doctor. A stu-
school and academic success. The school                dent who has been out sick during the day
asks parents to ensure that their child attends        will not be admitted to any extra curricular
school regularly and arrives on time. Par-             event on that same afternoon or evening.
ents are asked to exercise discretion and
avoid absences due to convenience, for                 Tardies: Students are expected to arrive at
travel, for vacations during regularly sched-          school on time. A late arriving student may
uled school days, or on days adjacent to               be disruptive to his/her learning in addition
weekends and school holidays. Extended                 to the learning of other students in the class.
absences and early leaving for any reason
other than illness are strongly discouraged.

Absences: Parents should phone the school
by 8:30 a.m. if their child will be absent on a
given day. If it is necessary for students to
miss school for any reason other than illness,

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 Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards, Roller                  Communications
 Blades or Shoes with Wheels                           Class Newsletters: Teachers from Kinder-
 A student who rides a bicycle to school               garten to Grade 5 generally have weekly
 should check with the Administration                  newsletters. All are sent electronically to
 about an appropriate place to park the bi-            parents and posted on the website.
 cycle. Bikes, scooters, skateboards, and
 roller blades or shoes with wheels are not            CIS Newsletter: A school newsletter ti-
 permitted on the campus before, during, or            tled the CIS News Flash is sent electroni-
 after school hours due to safety reasons.             cally each week to parents. It is also
                                                       posted on the website.
 Birthdays are a special time and we will              Website:        The CIS website
 celebrate them in school. Let your child’s            (
 teacher know ahead of time if you would               should be accessed for newsletters and
 like to bring in a treat to celebrate your            other information about the school and
 child’s birthday. By checking with the                programs.
 teacher several days in advance, he/she
 will be able to advise you about any spe-             E-mail: Our faculty and staff try to check
 cial dietary concerns and an appropriate              emails before and after school, but it is not
 time for the birthday treat. Please do not            always possible to do this during the
 bring gift bags or gifts for the children in          school day since they are with children. A
 the class. The school will permit a light             CIS Email Etiquette Policy is noted in an-
 snack, but candles, matches, gift bags, and           other section of this handbook.
 the party celebrations should not be the
 focus in the school setting. Invitations for          Discipline Plan
 parties will not be distributed in school             CIS strives to maintain a safe, positive,
 unless there is one for each member of the            consistent environment that fosters student
 class. Thank you for your support and                 learning and responsible behavior. A dis-
 sensitivity to these issues.                          cipline situation is regarded as an opportu-
                                                       nity for learning, and when a rule has been
 Classroom Parties                                     disregarded, the situation will be discussed
 The children will have an opportunity to              with the child. Typical questions might
 celebrate specific holidays during the year,          be:
 as will be noted at the beginning of each                What did you choose to do?
 school year. Class parties are held at                   What would have been a better choice?
                                                          What will you do next time?
 school and are planned and organized by
 the teacher with the help of a room parent.
 Parents usually volunteer to help with ac-
 tivities or to donate food or crafts. Gener-
 ally, this includes Halloween, Christmas
 (or “Winter” holidays), and an end of the
 year party. Other celebrations may be in-
 tegrated with units of study during the

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A child sent to the office may be asked to             name is written on the article. Thank you!
write an Action Plan. Consequences for
misbehavior may result in time out, a missed           Lost and Found
recess, a phone call to parents, and/or a par-         Items found on the school campus will be
ent conference. Suspension and expulsion               turned over to the school’s main office
are a last resort but are possible conse-              where they can be identified and retrieved.
quences or severe or chronic situations that           Parents are invited to come in and look
may jeopardize the safety and learning of              through lost and found items. After a period
others.                                                of time, appropriate items remaining in Lost
                                                       and Found will be given to a local charity.
Early Departure from School                            Students are asked to label all of their pos-
During the school day a student may leave              sessions with their names. Great care should
the school campus only by parent request               be taken with possessions and respect shown
which must be approved by the Administra-              to items belonging to others.
tion or designee. A student who leaves cam-
pus during the school day must sign out in             Lost or Damaged School Property
the office. When he or she returns to school           Textbooks and many instructional materials
during the day, a stop in the office to sign           are school-provided. Students are responsi-
back in is a necessity.                                ble for the correct use of these books and
                                                       materials, as well as library materials and
Food, Drinks and Gum at School                         school facilities. Students are reminded to
Food should not be eaten in the classrooms             place textbooks, lunch boxes, and other
without prior teacher approval. Gum is not             items in their lockers during the day rather
permitted on campus. CIS is a beautiful                than to leave them in the corridor. A replace-
school with new facilities. Keeping the                ment cost for lost and/or damaged books,
rooms and campus clean from gum and litter             equipment, and facilities will be collected.
is a responsibility of all members of the              No report cards or transcripts will be pro-
community.                                             vided until all financial obligations have
                                                       been met.
Homework is assigned from Grades 1-5 so
students can expand on the skills and con-
cepts taught in class and gain a more thor-
ough understanding from additional inde-
pendent study. Students in Grades 1-5 are
issued a homework journal. A parent is ex-
pected to sign his/her initials when home-
work has been completed. Should a student
lose a homework journal, a replacement fee
will be charged. Please refer to the home-
work policy for additional information.

Labeling of Clothing and Items
It is good practice to label all items that one
wears and brings to school. It is much easier
to identify the owner of a lost item when a                 PTA events are held throughout the year!

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Lunch and Snack                                        and to provide the school with an emergency
There is a catered lunch program contracted            contact. In the event that a student needs
by the school. Restaurants and other cater             urgent medical attention and the school is
ing services who are not contracted by the             unable to contact the parents/guardians im-
school may not sell or distribute food on the          mediately, the Vice-Principal or Director
school campus. Students may also bring a               will arrange for the student to be taken to a
lunch from home. Due to the increasing en-             doctor or hospital. The school does not re-
rollment and efforts to consolidate the num-           tain a school nurse, but does have a visiting
ber of supervised areas, all students are              nurse.
asked to eat in the designated lunch area.
During rainy days, students may need to re-            The office must be informed if a child is on
turn to their homerooms to eat lunch. Stu-             medication or has any special health prob-
dents are asked to be respectful of desig-             lems that require regular attention. If a par-
nated lunch and or snack areas and to keep             ent requires that a student be given medica-
them free from litter. Students are encour-            tion during the school day, then written per-
aged to bring a nutritious snack from home             mission must be given to the school office
for their mid-morning break. There are                 and all medication kept in the office. The
drinking fountains available at school. Stu-           parent should pick up the medicine at the
dents are encouraged to bring their own wa-            end of the school day. Students are not al-
ter bottles which can be refilled at the foun-         lowed to administer medicine on campus. A
tain.                                                  student should not be sent to school if he/she
Insurance                                                 An earache or severe headache
The school carries a basic legal liability pol-           Fever
icy. Students are not covered for personal                An acute cold
                                                          Communicable disease
accidents. The school cannot accept liability
                                                          Drainage or inflammation of an eye
for students on or off the school premises.               Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
Parents are required to take out their own                Untreated head lice
insurance policies. If students are traveling
on an extended field trip, parents are ex-             The parent of a student with a communicable
pected to make insurance provisions for per-           disease must notify the school office.
sonal insurance.
                                                       Parent Absences
Medical/Health Concerns                                If it is necessary for parents to travel and to
The school considers the health and safety of          leave the student in Grand Cayman, the
its students to be of prime importance. Ac-            school office should be informed in writing
cordingly the school maintains a first-aid             in advance. The following information
station in the school’s Reception area to as-          should be given:
sist students who become ill during the day.           1. Dates the parents will be gone.
If a student becomes ill at school, the secre-         2. Name and phone number of an English-
tary or administrator will determine whether                speaking adult who is responsible for the
the student should remain in school or be                   student’s welfare in the absence of both
sent home. Should the student need to be                    parents.
sent home or for further medical treatment,            3. Name and phone number of a second
the parents will be notified. It is important               contact in case of emergency or illness at
for parents to keep phone contacts current                  school.
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Safety and Security Procedures                         Visitors on the Campus
Parents are always welcome at CIS. With                When visiting our campus to volunteer, as-
the exception of arrival and dismissal times,          sist with activities, or other purposes, par-
we ask that all parents and visitors to the            ents/guardians should stop by the office to
campus sign the security book and wear a               check in and pick up a parent visitor’s tag.
visitor’s tag provided for you. Parents are            Should you wish to contact your child during
asked to stop in the office and not to go di-          the day, we request that you stop in the of-
rectly to their child’s classroom during the           fice first, rather than to go directly to the
day. If it is necessary to take your child off         classroom, which can be disruptive to class-
campus during the day, note that he/she must           room instruction. Faculty and staff are en-
be signed off campus and this will require a           couraged to seek the identity of anyone in
stop in the office.                                    the school not recognized and not wearing a
                                                       visitor’s tag.
The school maintains appropriate emergency
procedures to ensure speedy evacuation of              A student not enrolled at CIS, but visiting a
the premises in the event of fire, earthquake,         CIS student from off island, must have prior
or lockdown. Regular practice drills are held          permission from the administration to attend
at intervals during the school year to ensure          classes. Two to three days advance notice is
all students are familiar with the procedures.         usually required. A student visitor should be
Should an island emergency occur, do not               of the same grade level as the CIS student
send your child to school. The school phone            who serves as his/her host, and may be able
tree will be utilized to contact parents. If           to attend classes for a half day.
you are not contacted and unable to contact a
reliable source, err on the side of safety and         Waivers
keep your child at home.                               Students must sign a waiver to utilize the
                                                       Camana Bay Sports facilities for school ac-
Should an emergency occur during school                tivities during the school year. Waivers will
hours, the students will be kept on campus             be sent home at the beginning of the school
until parents can collect them. Emergency              year or upon enrollment to CIS.
supplies are maintained.
                                                       Withdrawal from CIS
Supplies and Books                                     If your child is withdrawing from school,
Textbooks are provided for students. Stu-              please inform the school in writing as soon
dents will need to provide their own school            as possible. Advance notice is needed to
supplies. Please ask the school office or              prepare school records. All students who are
visit the website to see the list of supplies          departing CIS must complete a school check
required for each grade level.                         out form. Report cards are not issued if fi-
                                                       nancial obligations are not completed.
The school does not operate a school bus               Parents should channel any requests for a
service. Many students are taken to and                student recommendation or completion of
from school in private cars. The school en-            admission forms for another school through
courages parents to consider car-pooling               the admissions officer or the administrator.
wherever possible to help ease traffic con-            It will then be given to the teacher to com-
gestion in the parking lot.                            plete and return to the office for mailing.

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                             Behavioral Expectations
Bullying and Harassment                                 The student must assume responsibility for
Cayman International School is committed                all electronic items brought to school. Par-
to providing a safe and secure learning envi-           ents must note that elementary students are
ronment for everyone in our school commu-               not allowed to use MP3 players on campus
nity, one which is conductive to effective              and therefore, there is no need to bring one
teaching and learning, free from intimida-              to school.
tion, fear and free of any form of harass-
ment. Unlawful, offensive or harassing be-              Dress-Uniform
havior (including bullying, sexual harass-              Students from Pre-K 3 through Grade 12
ment, or any other behavior that has the pur-           have a uniform policy. School uniforms are
pose of causing harm, verbally, physically,             to be ordered through the school supplier,
or emotionally or used to intimidate others,            Land’s End. This information is available
in person or via the Internet), will not be tol-        through the school’s website. Exceptions to
erated. Appropriate disciplinary measures               the school uniform policy must have the ap-
will be taken with any student who demon-               proval of the administration. Please note:
strates such behavior or who instructs,
threatens or aids another person to commit                    Clothing purchased from other vendors, shops, or
harassment. Depending upon the severity of              boutiques are not allowed unless the color and style
the incident, the consequences for these be-            duplicates the uniform item from Land’s End. (Or if
                                                        there are no sizes small enough for a particular child.)
haviors may include suspension or possibly
expulsion.                                                    Jackets should be purchased as per the uniform
                                                        requirement from Land’s End. Hoodies or other
                                                        types and colors of jackets will not be allowed. We
Cell Phones/Electronic Devices                          advise all students to have a school jacket for the
Elementary students are discouraged from                “cooler” days in and out of the classroom.
bringing cell phones to school. No cell                       Closed toe shoes in brown or black or trainers
phones are allowed to be used on the campus             must be worn. Flip flops, high heels, sandals, boots,
during the instructional day. If there is a             Crocs (or other plastic shoes) are not allowed. Shoes
                                                        with laces must be tied.
need to contact a parent during school time,
                                                              Under garments, such as t-shirts, should not be
the student, upon receiving permission from
                                                        visible from the school uniform. (i.e. t-shirt sleeves
the teacher may come to the office to place a           hanging below school uniform shirt, etc.)
phone call. We also ask that parents assist                   School hats will be required for all outdoor sports
us in reducing the need for calls from stu-             activities. Only school hats are allowed. Hats can be
dents by ensuring their child is fully pre-             purchased through the school.
pared for school with everything needed for                   Jewelry worn in PE classes or other outdoor ac-
the day.                                                tivities presents safety concerns.
                                                              Any exceptions to any uniform procedures must
Parents are requested to turn off phones dur-           have the approval of the administration.
ing conferences, assemblies and or other per-
formances, and when in the office, class-
rooms, or library.

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When not in proper uniform, a student will              Music Performances
either be sent home to change or will be                Students involved in formal performances of
loaned alternative clothing for the remainder           any kind will wear a school uniform (in
of the day. Continued disrespectful behavior            good condition) and black dress shoes to-
of the uniform policy/dress code may result             gether with a black belt at the performance.
in further consequences.                                A uniform in good condition should be re-
                                                        served for special occasions
Dress-Civvies Days or Other Alternate
Dress Days                                              Plagiarism and Cheating
When not in school uniform, students should             Acts of academic dishonesty may include
refrain from wearing clothing on campus or              plagiarism, cheating, stealing, and lying.
for school events that is disruptive to the             These are considered serious offenses.
educational process. Clothing with inappro-             There are consequences for such behaviors.
priate messages will not be allowed. Crop-
tops or bottoms that expose midriffs, halter-           Recess Rules
tops, or strapless tops are not allowed. It is             No pushing, hitting, etc.
considered good manners that no hats be                    Use respectful language (no name-
worn in class.                                             calling, teasing, bullying, or inappropri-
                                                           ate language).
Expulsion                                                  Use designated play areas only. Do not
The administration reserves the right to ex-               interfere with the games of others.
pel a student. Normally, this would be in a                Follow the rules of the game and use
situation where, following counseling and                  equipment correctly.
conferences with the student and parents, the              Return equipment to proper place after
student: continues to behave in a manner                   use.
that is detrimental to the school; or, is unable           Follow directions and signals of the adult
to profit from the academic program; or, ei-               supervisors.
ther interrupts the learning of others or en-
dangers their safety. However, in severe
cases, expulsion may be recommended with-
out benefit of prior counseling or confer-
ences. In the event of expulsion, all fees for
that billing period are forfeited.

Please, no gum at school. It is not permitted.

Lunch Rules
  Stay seated and visit quietly.
  Clean up table area after eating.
  Follow directions of the adult supervi-
  Wait until it is time for dismissal.
  Enjoy the lunch time with classmates.

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School Regulations                                       the number of educational resources avail-
Students are expected to:                                able to them. Access to computer and net-
A. Attend school and classes regularly, ar-              work services is provided to students who
   rive on time, bring required materials                agree to act in a considerate and responsible
   and fulfill to the best of their abilities the        manner. Ever user of the system must sign
   course objectives;                                    and abide by the provisions of the school’s
B. Understand and observe the rules of the               computer network use agreement, which in-
   school;                                               cludes a code of conduct. With the use of
C. Recognize that there are channels                     the network and the Internet comes the need
   through which rules or conditions can be              for responsible, ethical, and lawful behavior
   studied or questioned and realize that                on the part of the users. The use of com-
   they must use those channels;                         puters and the Internet at CIS is a privilege
D. Come prepared for purposeful learning                 and not a right.
   activity, properly attired so as not to dis-
   tract themselves or others;                           Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs
E. Be courteous and respectful at all times              The use or possession of tobacco, alcohol, or
   to faculty/staff members, substitute                  drugs on campus or at school-sponsored stu-
   teachers, and other students.                         dent events, is absolutely prohibited. CIS is
                                                         a smoke free campus.
Student Rights, Responsibilities, Expecta-
tions                                                    Weapons
                                                         No real or play weapons, including pocket
CIS desires to instill in its students and fac-          knives, of any kind should ever be brought
ulty the highest sense of honor. Persons of              on campus. Consequences may include sus-
honor embrance the following core values:                pension or expulsion.

    Personal integrity and respect for them-
    selves, the school and the community.
    Responsible citizenship, pride in their
    school, helpfulness, appreciation of oth-
    ers and respect for our environment                                 CIS Motto:
As we work together as students, parents,                                Character,
faculty, and staff we stand on a foundation                             Knowledge,
of integrity, honesty, and responsible citizen-                           Service
ship. *All students are asked to sign the
above honor code as part of the student ex-                            CIS Mascot:
pectations at CIS.                                                       Iguana
Technology Use Guidelines
Using the school’s computer network, stu-
dents may access information and communi-
cate with others. With this educational op-
portunity comes responsibility. The com-
puter network is provided for students to en-
able them to conduct research and to enlarge

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                Additional Information for Parents
Strategic Plan Objectives
Representatives of the school community met in May of 2008 to plan strategically for the next
five years. The following objectives, to be further defined by action plans established during
the 2008/09 school year, will guide us for the next five years:
   By the year 2013, each CIS student will be able to demonstrate improvements in academic performance in
   core subjects of math, language arts, science, and social studies.
   By the year 2013, each CIS student will demonstrate his/her personal best by participation and commitment to
   becoming a well-rounded, balanced, and global-minded citizen.
   By the year 2013, each secondary student will demonstrate the academic skills and personal achievements to
   meet the requirements for acceptance into a post secondary educational institution.

Questions and Concerns
During the course of the school year, questions or concerns may arise. The recommended pro-
cedure for answering these questions is to contact the school directly. Questions/concerns
about a classroom activity or individual educational matters should first be discussed between
the parents and the teacher involved. If this first step does not resolve the matter sufficiently, it
should be brought to the attention of the Vice Principal or Director. Questions about the facil-
ity, policies, and operation should be addressed to the school administration. It is only after all
other avenues of resolution have been exhausted that the Board of Directors would be presented
with the question/concern through the Director. The Board of Directors will not deal with any
concerns that are not submitted formally with a report from the Director.

Tuition for Siblings
Full tuition for the first child, based upon the child in the highest-grade level. There is a 10%
reduction for the second child and a 15% reduction for the third child.

Payment of Incidental Fees and Tuition Fees
School fees not paid by the designated due dates will attract late payment administrative
charges. Students with outstanding accounts may have their school attendance privilege re-
voked by the school administration until such time their accounts are settled. Students who
have had their attendance privileges revoked will be re-classified as new enrollees and must ap-
ply for re-admission to the school. In addition, students with outstanding accounts at the end of
a tuition period will not be allowed to enroll for a subsequent tuition period at Cayman Interna-
tional School. The late payment administrative charges are as follows:

   Payment of Incidental Fees
      Statements for lunches, afterschool, uniforms, clubs, etc. are sent home at the end of
      each month.
      Payment of these incidental charges is expected by the 15th of the next month.
      A late payment administrative charge of CI $20 will be applied to the account of the
      paying parent if payment is not received within this period.

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   Payment of Tuition Fees
      On the 10th day following the due date of outstanding tuition fees, a late payment admin-
      istrative charge of CI $200 will be automatically added to outstanding tuition fees.
      On the 20th day following the due date of any outstanding fees and late payment admini-
      stration charges, CIS will put a hold on report cards, transcripts, and other school re-
      cords. A notice will be sent home informing the parents that if payment is not received
      by the 20th day that the student will not be permitted to attend class.
      If payment of any outstanding fees and late payment administrative charges is unpaid
      for 30 days, the school may refer the matter over to the school’s legal council to pursue
      collection. All costs related to this (including all legal fees and disbursements whether
      or not a legal proceeding is commenced) will become the responsibility of the family,
      and will be added to their bill. In the event that CIS deems, in its sole discretion, to en-
      gage attorneys to pursue the collection of unpaid fees and late payment charges, the pay-
      ing parent of parents shall pay the fees and disbursements incurred by CIS on an indem-
      nity basis.
      In addition, in any situation where a late payment has exceeded 30 days, it will be up to
      the discretion of the school administration as to whether or not the student will be read-
      mitted to the school following the receipt of the overdue payment.
      If any payment remains due at the end of a tuition period or upon withdrawal from the
      school, no transcripts, transfers, or other records will be released until full payment, in-
      cluding late payment administrative charges are received.
      The paying parents agree that the invoices for all fees and charges may be delivered by
      email, mail, or delivery with students.

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                                        Food Allergy Policy

Cayman International School is committed to providing a safe school environment for its stu-
dents. The school recognizes that food allergies, in some instances, may be severe and even
occasionally life threatening. CIS is not an allergen free campus. The school’s aim is to reduce
the likelihood of severe allergic reactions of students with known food allergies while at school,
and to increase the likelihood that appropriate medical treatment is available in the case of an
allergic reaction. Ultimately the primary responsibility for reducing the risks associated with
food allergies rests with the student and his parents. The school’s policy is as follows:

School’s Procedures:
      Information pertaining to a student’s allergies will be shared with faculty and staff who
      have contact with the student, but otherwise will be kept as confidential.
      CIS will strive to provide food allergy and anaphylaxis training for faculty and staff as
      needed. This training will include information on how to recognize an allergic reaction
      and respond appropriately.
      In the case of a student with multiple, unusual, or life-threatening allergies, CIS will re-
      quire the student/family to provide lunch and snacks to ensure the student’s safety.
      Written signed permission from the family submitted to the Director in regards to pur-
      chasing food at school can be considered on a case-by-case basis.
      CIS will designate a table in the student’s lunch eating area as “Allergy Aware.”
      CIS cannot guarantee that products with peanuts, tree nuts, or shellfish ingredients or
      other food allergens will never be present on campus or at school events. Likewise, CIS
      cannot monitor products sold at athletic events or special student sales, products brought
      for parties or celebrations, products brought on campus by non-school groups, or prod-
      ucts served on off campus trips. Therefore, persons with severe food allergies must
      carefully monitor their food in these situations.
      CIS will notify the classroom parents if there is a child in the class with severe life-
      threatening allergies. A sign stating that the homeroom is to be free of the products as-
      sociated with the food allergens will be posted on the classroom door. Counseling for
      students and educational resources for parents will be available to support compliance in
      the homeroom of a child with severe life-threatening allergies.
      CIS will provide information on how to be a supportive friend for the students and par-
      ents in the class with a child who has life threatening food allergies.
      CIS will require the parents or guardians of a child with life-threatening allergies to ac-
      knowledge that they are fully aware of the extent to which CIS is committed to student
      safety and fully aware that CIS cannot guarantee that a student will never experience an
      allergy-related event at school or at a school sponsored trip or event

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                                        Food Allergy Policy

Parent/Student Responsibility:
      Parents of students with life-threatening allergies must provide the teacher and admini-
      stration with emergency medications and a written medical treatment protocol for their
      student addressing allergy-related events. The protocol and medication must be pro-
      vided prior to the beginning of the school year or at any time during the year when the
      child is diagnosed with severe allergies.
      The school office will maintain the medication and information according to the current
      emergency medical treatment policy. If the child is in Nursery to Grade 5, the medica-
      tion and information will be kept in the school office and in the child’s classroom. If the
      child is in Grades 6-12, the medication and information should be kept in the office, but
      a student may carry and administer his own Epi-pen with written permission from his
      doctor and parents. In all cases, it is the parent’s responsibility to be sure that medica-
      tion is accessible during school hours and within its expiration date.
      Parents are responsible for educating their child about managing his allergy at school,
      including identifying “safe foods” by reviewing the lunch menu together, contacting the
      food service director for ingredient listings and reinforcing that the student should ask
      for help if he is unsure about choosing foods in the lunchroom or classrooms.
      If parents are uncertain about possible exposure to allergy-causing foods, they should
      provide meals or treats for their child.
      Parents of students with severe, multiple or unusual food allergies may be required to
      provide meals or snacks for their children. Written signed permission from the parents
      or guardians submitted to the Director in regards to purchasing food at school can be
      considered on a case-by-case basis.
      Parents of Nursery to Grade 5 students are to provide their child’s teacher with a supply
      of safe snacks to reduce the likelihood of accidental exposure.
      Cayman International School cannot guarantee that a student will never experience an
      allergy-related event while at school. CIS is committed to student safety, and therefore
      has created this policy to reduce the risk that children with allergies will have an allergy-
      related event.


I acknowledge that I have read the Food Allergy Policy of Cayman International School. I am
fully aware of the extent to which CIS is committed to student safety and fully aware that CIS
cannot guarantee that my child will never experience an allergy-related event at school or on a
school sponsored trip or event.

Student’s Name________________________________________________________________

Mother’s Name/Signature/Date___________________________________________________

Father’s Name/Signature/Date____________________________________________________

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                             CIS Homework Policy
                                            Appendix 1

   At CIS, our homework policy is based upon the research-based strategies compiled by Mar-
   zano, Pickering, and Pollock (2001). This research supports the importance of homework at
   all grade levels for all learners, especially at the middle and secondary levels. Recognizing
   this fact, we have designed the following homework objectives:

   Students will have consistent levels of homework on a daily basis. Every day, students at
   CIS are asked to read independently. A reading book may be assigned from school. If a
   reading book is not assigned, students should be encouraged to read an appropriate selection
   of their own. In grades 1 - 3, students should read 20 – 30 minutes daily. In grades 4 – 6,
   this should increase to 30 – 45 minutes, and grades 7 and above 45 plus minutes. In addi-
   tion to reading, students can expect to spend an average of time each evening on assigned
   homework as defined here:

                       Grades 1 – 2                     20 – 30 minutes
                       Grades 3 – 4                     30 – 45 minutes
                       Grades 5 – 6                     45 – 60 minutes
                       Grades 7 - 8                     1 – 2 hours
                       Grades 9 – 12                    2 – 2.5 hours (IB students may need more time)

   Generally, younger elementary students will not have homework, except reading, on the
   weekends or over holidays. The exception to this is in grades 4 and higher where students
   may occasionally be working on a project. Additionally, middle and high school students
   may need to use some time on week-ends for homework completion.

   If a student misses school due to an illness, trip or other reason, it is up to the teacher to de-
   termine how much of the missed work needs to be made up. The teacher may also assign an
   alternative assignment that maximizes the educational benefits of travel in place of some, or
   all of the missed work. When a student has been absent, it is the responsibility of the stu-
   dent and parents to make sure that make-up work is completed.

   The purpose of homework in grades 1 – 3 will be primarily practice of skills students are
   already familiar with. Assignments will be constructed around things students have already
   learned in school, providing them with the opportunity to become more skilled. Again,
   studies show us that as students practice skills at this age, they can increase their ability by
   as much as 14 % with each practice session.

   Starting in grades 4 and up, homework may also include opportunities for preparation and/
   or elaboration. This may include projects that help to elaborate on things learned in class,
   writing assignments, reports, and/or assignments in anticipation of new information to be

   Parent involvement in homework should be minimal, and should be seen as facilitation and
   encouragement rather than direct instruction.
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                      CIS E-mail Etiquette Guidelines
                                                  Appendix 2
  CIS values effective communication. Face to face interactions are suggested and encouraged whenever pos-
  sible. We understand that at times, such interactions cannot happen, and email may be seen as an effective
  means of communicating. Before using e-mail to communicate, it is important to be aware of the etiquette of
  electronic communication. The following tips and hints are intended as aids to promote the appropriate and
  effective use of e-mail, at CIS and beyond. CIS does not allow abusive, disrespectful or slanderous emails.

  1. Keep messages brief and to the point.
          Who, what, when, why, where…
          Write when you have something to say and a reason to say it
          Write to confirm understanding
          Write to create documentation

  2. Keep the content professional/appropriate.

           Write with the same respectful tone you use in verbal communications. Exhibit a courteous,
          conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the content. Please note that all capital letters
          in the text may be interpreted as the writer shouting at the reader.
           Be careful with humor and sarcasm; the reader cannot hear the tone of your voice nor see the
          expression on your face.

  3.    Understand your audience and their preferences for receiving e-mail. If you don't know the receiver's
  preferences or are unsure, ask before sending.

  4. Make the "Subject" line informative.

           Put the action required of the receiver on the Subject line
           State the subject of the message clearly. Receivers are more likely to read messages they can easily
          identify and prioritize.

  5. Put "FYI" at beginning of the Subject line if the message is simply to inform the receiver, no answer is
  required, and there is no urgency for reading.

  6. Limit copies (cc:) to those who are involved and really need to know.

           Do not send to those who you think might want to know or who might be interested.
           Do not use cc: as an information service.

  7. Do you have sender’s permission to forward the email to anyone else?

  8. Use of blind copies (bc:) when corresponding to classes or sections of the school and when parents or
  personal email addresses are included.

  9. Use the option "Reply All" sparingly and only when there is a need to inform everyone that received the
  original message.

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                Computer/Internet Acceptable Use Policy
                                                       Appendix 3
                                       Cayman International School Policy #247

The Cayman International School actively promotes the appropriate use of technology in education. To ensure that
students, staff, parents and other community members can take full advantage of the technologies available, all use
of technology must have proper authorization and adhere to the school’s code of conduct. To access and use tech-
nology at CIS, this statement must be signed by each student and his/her parent and kept on file at the school.

     I understand that the use of technology is for school purposes.

     As a responsible user, I will not access inappropriate materials.

     As a responsible user, I will adhere to the laws for copyrighted materials under international guidelines, as
     appropriate to the age of the student.

     I will respect others’ individual work, files, passwords and programs.

     I will not disrupt, distract others while at computer nor will I touch others' computers.

     I have responsibility for my account; I will not share my password.

     It is my responsibility to make wise choices to ensure that no equipment or software is damages.

     I will not bring food or drink near technology equipment .

     I will only use the Internet for educational, assignment specific use. This use will be monitored and/or re-

     I will be a positive ambassador for CIS and will not use emails or any aspect of the Internet for content that
     will be considered inappropriate, offensive, threatening, or constitute harassment to any member of the CIS
     community or to CIS.

The consequences for failure to adhere to the technology code of conduct may result in restriction or complete loss
of access to any and all forms of technology or other disciplinary measures deemed appropriate by the school ad-

                      I acknowledge and assume responsibility for acceptable use of technology.

------------------------------        ----------------------------------------               ---------------------
     Student’s Name                            Student Signature                                      Date

------------------------------        ----------------------------------------               ---------------------
     Parent’s Name                              Parent Signature                                      Date

Note: One form should be completed for each student and returned to the administration office for filing.

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                      Elementary Student Code of
                       Conduct and Honor Code
                                           Appendix 4

Parents are asked to read and discuss the Student Code of Conduct and the information in the
Elementary Student/Parent Handbook with their child. The following statements form the Stu-
dent Code of Conduct:

As a student of Cayman International School, I will try MY BEST to do the fol-
   To arrive on time and be prepared for class.
   To complete all homework and hand it in on time.
   To wear my school uniform as intended.
   To treat my teachers and fellow classmates with respect at all times.
   To refrain from using inappropriate language.
   To respect the property of others at all times.
   To refrain from chewing gum at school or on school sponsored trips and will
   not bring gum to school or on trips.
   To discuss the food allergy policy with my parents and to be aware of my re-
   To follow the guidelines, policies and procedures in the Elementary School
   Student/Parent Handbook.

                                  CIS Honor Code
CIS desires to instill in its students and faculty the highest sense of honor. Per-
sons of honor embrace the following values:

   Personal integrity and respect for themselves, the school and the community.
   Responsible citizenship, pride in their school, helpfulness, appreciation of oth-
   ers and respect for our environment.

As we work together as students, parents, faculty and staff we stand on a founda-
tion of integrity, honesty and responsible citizenship.

Student’s Name/Grade Level_________________________________________

Parent Signature____________________________________Date___________

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                                      CIS School Song

                                     by Angela Morone

We stand together, blends of new and old, challenged in our school we grow.
We stand for character, knowledge and service.
Blessed with talent, strength and pride,
We move together, we soar to fly.

Refrain: CIS please dare us to find a driven spirit with honor by our side.
As the colors of the Cayman parrot spread wide,
We take pride our countries far and wide.
CIS please dare us to find the same bright spirit in these friendships that bind.

Refrain: CIS please dare us to find a driven spirit with honor by our side.
Turtles of green, iguanas of blue, our time together always hold true.
Turtles of green, iguanas of blue, our time together always hold true.

Refrain: CIS please dare us to find a driven spirit with honor by our side.

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                           Beloved Isle Cayman National Song

                              O, land of soft fresh breezes,
                                 Of verdant trees so fair,
                                With thy Creator’s glory
                                 Reflected everywhere.
                                 O sea of palest em’rald,
                                Merging to darkest blue,
                            When’ere my thoughts fly Godward,
                                  I always think of you.

                             Chorus: Dear verdant island, set
                                  In blue Caribbean Sea,
                              I’m coming, coming very soon,
                                 O beauteous isle, to thee.
                                Although I’ve wandered far,
                                My heart enshrines thee yet.
                                Homeland, fair Cayman Isle,
                                    I cannot thee forget.

                                       National Anthem

                                God save our gracious Queen,
                                 Long live our noble Queen,
                                   God save the Queen!
                                    Send her victorious,
                                    Happy and glorious,
                                   Long to reign over us,
                                     God save the Queen