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					 RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL                                      STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK




                         WELCOME TO SCHOOL YEAR 2011-2012


Dear RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2010-2011 school year at the Rainbow International School! This new school year
means a new beginning and new futures. The administrative team is excited about this coming
school year, and the staff at Rainbow International School is caring, competent, dedicated and
willing to assist you. We are working very hard to provide the best possible learning atmosphere for
students.

We believe that education is a shared responsibility and that the successful operation of a school
depends on the cooperation of everyone concerned: students, parents, and staff. The mission of the
Rainbow International School is to create a partnership among the members of this triad. Each of us
is responsible for doing our part to make our school a place where we can work and play together in
harmony.

Rainbow International School is a reflection of all of us. All of our policies are intended to provide a
safe and orderly environment that will be conducive to learning. Our faculty and staff look forward
to sharing their expertise in academic, special programs, and extracurricular activities. We
encourage you to get to know your school, its programs, activities, and schedule. Become an active
participant in our school. Get involved through classes, clubs, and activities.

This handbook is an overview of our school’s goals, services, and rules. It is an essential reference
book describing what we expect and how we do things. Read it carefully, discuss with your family,
and let it act as a guide for your effective involvement in all parts of the school. It has been written
to provide you with the information that will make your year purposeful and rewarding in every
aspect. Keep this handbook because you will use this information throughout the school year.

On behalf of the entire Rainbow International School staff and community, best wishes for a great
2010-2011 school year!

We look forward to working with you to contribute to the RIS, FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE!


Emin Huseynov
  Principal


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Table of Contents
WELCOME TO SCHOOL YEAR 2011-2012 ................................................................................................................................ 1
2011 – 2012 Academic Year Calendar .................................................................................................................................... 2
Educational Philosophy ........................................................................................................................................................... 5
Learning expectations ............................................................................................................................................................. 6
How we operate...................................................................................................................................................................... 6
RIS Student Promise ................................................................................................................................................................ 6
Mission statement .................................................................................................................................................................. 6
School improvement goals...................................................................................................................................................... 7
Board goals.............................................................................................................................................................................. 7
School mascot, colors, & motto .............................................................................................................................................. 7
Daily timetable ........................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Curriculum............................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Attendances/absences ............................................................................................................................................................ 9
Leaving school during the day .............................................................................................................................................. 10
Excused absences.................................................................................................................................................................. 10
Unexcused absences ............................................................................................................................................................. 11
Memorandum for parents – for buses ................................................................................................................................. 11
Safety & Behavior Standards for School Bus Riders ............................................................................................................. 12
On or around school buses students will not: ...................................................................................................................... 12
Pedestrian Safety .................................................................................................................................................................. 13
Closures (Emergency) ........................................................................................................................................................... 13
Channels of Communication ................................................................................................................................................. 13
Visitors to the School ............................................................................................................................................................ 14
Lost and Found ...................................................................................................................................................................... 14
Curricular Trips (School Sponsored Field Trips) .................................................................................................................... 14
Extra Curricular Activities ...................................................................................................................................................... 15
Staying at School after School Hours .................................................................................................................................... 16
School Announcement Board and Activity Calendar ............................................................................................................ 16
Grading .................................................................................................................................................................................. 16
Grade Reports ....................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Reporting Grades to Parents................................................................................................................................................. 17
Middle School Honor Roll ..................................................................................................................................................... 18


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ESLRs Awards ........................................................................................................................................................................ 18
Academic Probation and Promotion Policies........................................................................................................................ 19
Behavior Expectations and Student Discipline ..................................................................................................................... 19
Student Dress Expectations .................................................................................................................................................. 25
Guidance Program ................................................................................................................................................................ 25
Health Care ........................................................................................................................................................................... 26
Homework Policy .................................................................................................................................................................. 26
Library ................................................................................................................................................................................... 27
Lockers .................................................................................................................................................................................. 27
Search.................................................................................................................................................................................... 28
Principal`s Coffee .................................................................................................................................................................. 28
Requirements for Admission to Rainbow International School ........................................................................................... 29
All School Health & Safety Information ................................................................................................................................ 31
Appendix A – Computer Acceptable Use Policy.................................................................................................................... 31
Appendix B – Student Code of Conduct ................................................................................................................................ 31




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           RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CORE VALUES




Educational Philosophy
The Board, staff and parents of the Rainbow International School of Seoul believe that:
       Each student is unique and valuable;
       A safe and stimulating learning environment is necessary for fostering student growth;
       An education which celebrates cultural diversity fosters respect among individuals;
       Education should be student centered and is a partnership among students, teachers, parents and
       the broader community;
       We must challenge and provide support for students to reach their personal potential;
       By providing a broad-based curriculum which emphasizes strong academics and creative expression,
       students will become self - directed learners, effective communicators, collaborative
       workers, analytical and creative thinkers, producing quality work;
       Education is not limited to the classroom; excursions and travel offer valuable learning opportunities;
       Technology and computer literacy is an integral part of education;
       Physical fitness promotes team building, self–discipline and a healthy lifestyle;
       On leaving RIS, our students are thoroughly prepared to meet the challenges at their next school,
       whether that be university, secondary or primary level;
       A well-rounded education should provide meaningful opportunities for students to become active,
       positive members of their community.

Core Values
       The spirit of inquiry and life-long learning is essential to flourishing in a dynamic world.
       An environment of high expectations raises standards of achievement.
       All people possess dignity and equal worth.
       People thrive in an environment of physical, emotional and intellectual safety.
       Individuals are a part of and have a responsibility for the health of their local and global communities.
       Individuals learn in different ways.
       Our community is enriched by our diversity.
       Our students learn more from what we do than what we say.



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Learning expectations
Learning expectations are broad-based behaviors, performances and skills that students are expected to
demonstrate upon completion of our school program. They become criteria for designing school curriculum
based on future trends and challenges, current research and knowledge of what students will need to know
and be able to do.
       Analytical and Creative Thinking by studying and applying a variety of resources and a basic core of
   knowledge to solve problems;
       Self-Directed Learning by setting priorities, establishing goals, and taking responsibility in pursuing and
   evaluating those goals;
       Effective Communicating by listening, exchanging, and expressing ideas in a variety of forms;
       Quality Work which reflects creativity, artistry, high standards, pride, and the use of appropriate
   technologies;
       Collaborative Work by using effective group skills to work well with others.


How we operate
Our school is:
       A safe environment whose members’ value diversity in teaching and learning styles to create active
       learning opportunities for children, staff, and community.
       Committed to shared decision making through opportunities for timely communication and feedback.
       Committed to professionalism by focusing on established goals.


RIS Student Promise
I promise Always:
       To tell the truth and to act with integrity;
       To treat each other with kindness;
       And to do no harm to others and to myself;
       To respect each other and our differences;
       To speak well of others or not to speak at all;
       To help those who need it;
       To know that I am responsible for what I do or don`t do;
       And that I accept whatever follows my actions, or inactions;
       To look to others who can help me whenever I cannot help myself.

Mission statement
Rainbow International School enables students to achieve academic excellence while being encouraged to be global
leaders who promote global peace through equity, innovation, diversity, integrity, community, care for the
environment and self respect.


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School improvement goals
Goal 1: Critical Thinking-Questioning
Essence: Students will develop, use and respond to questions that enhance their critical thinking skills.
Goal 2: Literacy-Written Communication
Essence: Students will use written and/or symbolic communication skills appropriately to express their ideas.

Board goals
Curriculum / Learning – Provide relevant, integrated and meaningful learning experiences for students that will
prepare them for life.
Staff Support and Relationships – Enhance the learning opportunities for students by providing professional
development for all employees and encouraging innovative instructional practices.
Environment – All schools and work sites will be safe and foster positive and productive environments for students
and staff.
Technology – Implement technology in Rainbow International School to enrich student learning and deliver more
efficient administrative services.
Community partnerships – Encourage excellence in our schools by maintaining a positive and productive
relationship with parents, employers, community members and members of the higher community.

School mascot, Colors, & Motto
THE SCHOOL MASCOT : “DLP” The Dolphin
THE SCHOOL COLORS : Orange, Red, Blue and Green
THE SCHOOL MOTTO : “For A Bright Future”
Daily timetable
                             8:50 - 9:10 Student arrival / Homeroom / Silent reading
                             9:10 - 9:45 Period One
                             9:50 - 10:25 Period Two
                             10:25 - 10:40 Break
                             10:45 - 11:20 Period Three
                             11:25 - 12:00 Period Four (lunch Grades 1-3)
                             12:05 - 12:40 Period Five (lunch Grades 4-5)
                             12:45 - 1:20 Period Six (lunch Grades 6-8)
                             1:20 - 1:35   Break
                             1:40 - 2:15   Period Seven
                             2:20 - 2:55   Period Eight
                             2:55 - 3:00   Clean-up / Agenda / Dismissal



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Curriculum

RIS offers a world-class curriculum to all of its students. In direct line with the international trends, RIS places an
emphasis on student achievement in all areas of curriculum. RIS follows online Rubicon International Atlas Mapping
system. These areas include health education, integrated language arts/reading, mathematics, physical education,
science, social studies and the visual and performing arts through standards-based instruction. These comprehensive
programs are offered from Grade one through grade eight. Communication and higher-level thinking skills, problem-
solving, and decision-making strategies are taught across all disciplines.
The RIS Curriculum Development/Assessment Adoption Cycle is a blueprint for systematic curriculum revitalization to
maintain quality programming. Educational opportunities and experiences are continually improved by keeping basic
disciplines current, improving teaching methods, and conducting periodic assessments. These include assessments by
specialists.
Periodically RIS coordinators, teachers, parents, administrators, and students review each basic skill area. This School
approach maintains the quality and appropriateness of the educational program in the schools. The curriculum and
program planning cycle serves to regularize the logistics and budgeting on time in the correct numbers. A brief
description of each standard can be found in the grade level curriculum guide. This guide is located at the RIS
Website. (www.rischool.org or www.rischool.co)
R.I.S. is offering an international elementary curriculum from grades 1 to 5 and a middle school curriculum from
grades 6 to 8. Children are allocated to classes on the basis of their age (social promotion) and academic level. As
our teachers are experienced and fully trained they can provide individual learning within the classroom.
The school provides the basic curricula: Science, Mathematics, English, Social studies, Physical education, Library, Art,
Music, Turkish and Korean, as a world languages as well as extra-curricular activities so that the students have a full,
rounded education. Our academic aim is to prepare the students for the upper school and then for universities –
mostly overseas institutions.
The elementary and middle school years are unique and very precious. These years form the rest of their life. While
the children are with us at this age we ensure they learn all that is needed to enter the middle and high
schools. This is achieved by close monitoring by the teachers and heads of departments.
Elementary and Middle School children are also full of energy. One of their most important learning styles is moving
(kinesthetic) – therefore our classes will include activity learning. Excellence is developed in an environment that is
exciting and innovative.    Children will move from the kindergarten setting to one that includes group work,
cooperative learning and individual teaching with attention to using all the learning styles in the classroom.
Children of this age are passionate about ‗fairness‘ and we will encourage this to make them aware of the needs of
others in their own classroom, school, local communities, the environment and the world.
We cannot emphasize enough how much children learn through speaking English. As you will know, many people
from different countries can read, write and understand English yet feel hesitant to speak the language. By using all
the strategies above in our teaching, children will become confident speakers of English as well.
Although the focus is academic we will also reward kindness, persistence, courage, thinking of others first and respect
for their families, teachers and other important people in their lives. We are educating for good citizenship.



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                                              Number of Periods weekly
                                  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM                        MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM


        Subjects     Grade1       Grade2      Grade3       Grade4      Grade5      Grade6       Grade7      Grade8


Language Arts          10           10          10             10        10           8           8             8


Math                    7           7            7             7         7            6           6             6


Social Studies          3           3            3             3         3            4           4             4


Science                 3           3            3             3         3            5           5             5


Library                 1           1            1             1         1            2           2             2


Korean                  2           2            2             2         2            2           2             2


Turkish                 2           2            2             2         2            2           2             2


Art                     2           2            2             2         2            2           2             2


PE                      2           2            2             2         2            2           2             2


Music                   2           2            2             2         2            1           1             1


Computer                1           1            1             1         1            2           2             2


TOTAL                  35           35          35             35        35          35           35            35


1. Rainbow International School guaranties to give total number of teaching periods written in the table.
2. Allocation of the subjects and hours may vary from year to year.


Attendances/absences

We at RIS strive to provide quality education and believe that family vacations during school days are detrimental to
your child's academic progress. Assignments may not be provided for family vacations. The only time your child
should be absent for travel is during an Emergency Leave situation. If such situations arise, your child may be given
work to complete before his/her return to school, or within a given timeframe after returning to school. You as a
parent must then assume responsibility for seeing that work is completed in a satisfactory and timely manner.
All students will attend school/class regularly and punctually. Adherence to the school attendance policy is the
responsibility of the parents/sponsor and students. All absences must be followed by a written excuse from the
parent stating the dates of, and reasons for, an absence. Student Absence Slip should be filled in by parent.




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                                             Rainbow International School
                                                  Student Absence/Late Slip
                              Please send this slip to your child`s teacher the day before your child will be absent.




Dear ____________________________________________ ,
                            teacher`s name

My child, ___________________________________________, of Grade _________ will be absent/late from
school
                                 student`s name

from_____________________ to ____________________ because ____________________________________________
           year/month/day                    year/month/day                                        reason



________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                              reason

I will make sure he/she will complete the studies, that he/she will miss __________ day(s).


Signed : _____________Name : ____________________________________________Date : __________/_____/_____



Leaving school during the day

When it is necessary for a student to leave school during the day for a medical appointment or for any other reason,
parents should send a note to school with the child stating the date of and the reason for an absence. Parents are
then to report to the office to sign out their child(ren), after which time the student will be released to the parent.
Children will not be released to non-family members without explicit written authorization that has been confirmed
by the office. Students cannot be sent home or to the medical clinic unescorted during the school day.
It is absolutely necessary for the parent or guardian to sign the child out of school in person.



Excused absences
Daily attendance at school is important for success. It is recognized, however, that absence from school is necessary
under certain conditions. Every effort must be made by parents, students, teachers, and administrators to keep
absence and tardiness to a minimum. Excused absences are granted for illness, family emergencies (e.g., severe illness,
death in the family, or local hardship situation), religious observations, family trips, and medical appointments which
cannot be arranged during non-school time.
Excused absences are granted for those students participating in school-sponsored activities occurring away from the
school. There will be no academic penalty for excused absences. Students are to stay current with assigned class


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work and are responsible for work missed during their absence from class. Work missed must be made up in a
reasonable amount of time, usually equal to the length of the absence. Please provide us with the person‘s name,
phone (day and home) and address so that we can contact them. When parents are traveling or away from home,
please send the school a copy of your power of attorney showing who will be responsible for your child (ren) in
your absence.



Unexcused absences
After reporting to school, any student that skips or leaves a class without an excused permission slip is truant. A
student who is absent from school without the permission of his/her sponsor or school authorities is also truant.
School personnel will seek cooperation from parents/sponsors and assist them in correcting and preventing truancy.
Students with unexcused absences will not be granted make-up privileges for class work. Unexcused absences may
also result in disciplinary action (see, ―discipline conduct‖), including afternoon detention, temporary removal from
class, and in-school and out-of-school suspension.



Memorandum for parents – for buses
The RIS Student Transportation Office (STO) can be reached at 02 – 571 - 2917 and are usually open from 08:30-
18:00 year-round. During vacation periods please call for an appointment.
Eligibility:
Eligibility is based on the location of a student‘s home. Bus stops are centrally located and a student may be
expected to walk up to 20 meters to a bus stop. The Bus Commuting Area for RIS is Off-Base only, as described
below:
On Base:
Usually School Bus service is not provided to families living on base.
Off-Base:
1. School bus transportation is provided within a limited area.
IF YOU SELECT HOUSING OUTSIDE OF THIS COMMUTING AREA THEN YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO TRANSPORT YOUR
STUDENT TO THE NEAREST EXISTING BUS STOP.
2. School bus routes will not be altered to accommodate sponsors moving outside of the commuting area, or
outside the walking distance of an existing bus stop. You are urged to verify the proximity of an existing school bus
stop BEFORE entering into any lease.
3. The commuting area is that area which is:
a. Gangnam      b. Seocho c. COEX d. Jamshil e. Bundang f. Itaewon g. Seodaemun h. Yeoido
i. WITHIN FIFTY METERS WALKING DISTANCE OF AN EXISTING BUS STOP.




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Safety & Behavior Standards for School Bus Riders:
                    ON AND AROUND SCHOOL BUSES STUDENTS WILL:
    Promptly comply with the bus driver's or assistant's instructions.
    Arrive at your bus stop at least two minutes before the departure time printed on your bus pass.
    Wait for the bus well back from the curb; do not approach the bus until it is stopped and the door is opened.
    Never run towards your bus as the bus arrives.
    Never, ever, go or reach under the bus for any reason. Tell the driver if you drop something. If the bus is
    already moving; stay back and let the bus run over your dropped item.
    Exit the bus in an orderly, safe manner.
    Remain seated and wear the seatbelt while on the bus.
    Talk with other students in a normal voice.
    Keep all parts of the body inside the bus windows.
    Keep aisles, steps, and empty seats free from obstruction.
    Remain fully and properly clothed.
    Treat the driver, assistant, and fellow students, with respect.
    Use headphones when listening to radios, walkmans, etc; Use cell phones only in a manner which does not
    disturb other bus occupants.

On or around school buses students will not:

    Fight, push, shove, or trip other students.
    Stand or move while the bus is in motion.
    Open windows or extend any item or part of the body from the bus.
    Discharge any aerosol such as hair spray, perfume or deodorant.
    Throw or shoot objects in any way.
    Ride unauthorized bus or loan your bus pass to another person.
    Litter inside or outside of the bus.
    Consume food or drink (other than water) to include gum and candy.
    Spit or use saliva in any manner.
    Assault, or harass an intimidating environment.
    Vandalize the school bus.
    Use or possess unacceptable items, substances, or things identified in the school Code of Conduct.
    Talk to friends or pass items through the windows, nor run after or chase the bus.
    Unfortunately, pens and pencils may cause injury if the bus hits a bump, and so are not allowed to be used
    on the buses.




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The school bus and the bus stop are an extension of the school, and all school rules apply. School
bus transportation is a privilege for your family member(s) and may be suspended or revoked.
Disciplinary measures are taken in co-ordination with the administration of the school
concerned. Suspension from a commuting bus also results in suspension from sports and field trip
buses.

Pedestrian Safety

Children need to exercise extreme caution when near roadways. Although speed limits on the base are well
controlled, all children should constantly demonstrate safe pedestrian habits. The following rules apply to families
living on or off base:
        Cross the street ONLY at crosswalks (Parents, too, please).
        Look both ways before entering the crosswalk.
        Wait for oncoming vehicles to stop before crossing.
        Walk on sidewalks - stay off of the roads.
        Children 7 and under must be escorted by an adult.
        Children 7 – 9 must be within voice range of an adult.
        Never get into a car with a stranger.


Closures (Emergency)

1. Weather closures will be announced on radio and television. Early morning closures or delays will be broadcast as
early as feasible. Closures that occur during the school day will also be announced and students will be bussed home,
weather permitting. If the buses cannot operate, students will be held at school until they can be picked up.
2. Other emergency closures will be handled in a similar manner.
3. If an emergency should occur that demands base evacuation, students will be processed for evacuation directly
from school.
4. If school is open but, in your judgment, it is not safe to travel in your area, please feel free to keep your children
at home.

Channels of Communication

The school recognizes the need for proper communication between and among students, parents, teachers, and
administration. To assist in achieving this objective, the following general procedures are recommended for all
concerned.




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For Parents
When a question or problem concerning your son or daughter and his/her work in school occurs, the best person to
see is the homeroom teacher. RIS teachers are committed to providing regular and timely communication to
students and parents. Students and parents are expected to promptly communicate any questions and/or concerns
they may have. Problems of a personal nature may also be discussed with the administration. Please call +82 (0) 2
571 2917 to make an appointment. Problems which cannot be resolved through a conference with the teacher, and
questions of a more general nature concerning the operation of the school, may be discussed with the relevant
School Principal.


For Students
When a student has a concern, he/she should see the teacher first. If the problem has not been resolved then the
student can see the School Principal.
Change of Contact Details
Parents are asked to promptly report changes of residence, mailing address, email, mobile or telephone number to
the secretarial staff. In addition, all parents are asked to provide the School with an emergency telephone number
where someone familiar with the children will be able to be reached at all times. Please make sure that all
information is current throughout the year.


Visitors to the School

All visitors are required to report to Reception upon arrival, and state the nature of their visit. Student visitors must
be approved prior to their visit. If a student wishes to bring a visitor to school, she/he must inform a secretary at
least one day in advance of the visit. All relevant teachers and the Principal must approve the visit. In order not to
unduly disrupt classes, the student visitor should not visit the school for more than one day unless special
arrangements have been made with the Principal.



Lost and Found

Parents are URGED to mark all their children‘s personal belongings with the child‘s name in ink or with a nametag.
The School maintains a Lost and Found area near the Transport Coordinator‘s office – please ask at Reception.



Curricular Trips (School Sponsored Field Trips)
During the school year, the students have curricular activities in and out of school, which broaden the scope of a
student's education and interests. While the value of trips and excursions is fully recognized, their subordinate
position to the basic academic curriculum must be maintained for the overall benefit of the student. It is RIS policy to




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enrich school curriculum for all students, by taking advantage of the cultural, historical, and natural geographical
attractions of the host nation.
We offer a series of local and overnight field trips linked as much as possible to relevant curriculum, as we believe
that learning does not just take place within the classroom. The same trips may not run every year. However, we do
try to offer a variety in an effort to further international and cultural understanding. Students have a significant role
on field trips, not just as learners but also as ambassadors for our school and community. Together with the
expectations set out in our Student Code of Conduct, the following guidelines apply to students on both local and
overnight field trips. The student must:
        Accept that limitations may be more stringent than normal in order to ensure safety. The Student Code of
        Conduct and other RIS rules apply.
        Bring appropriate clothing, supplies, money(if needed) and any other items as noted by trip supervisors;
        Abide by curfew (no later than 5:00pm unless set by the supervisors);
        Make sure he/she is never alone; always be in a group of no less than three students and always inform
        supervisors of where they are. All School students will be under direct supervision at all times;
        Remain in the areas designated by trip supervisors;
As representatives of RIS, we expect students to present a positive and courteous image. It is understood that if the
supervisors deem a student‘s behaviour to be unacceptable or unsafe, she/he will be sent home at the parents‘
expense. There may be additional school disciplinary consequences and/or limitation of future trips.
In order for each student to participate on RIS field trips, he/she must have accurate details on file. The
necessary Field Trip Information Details Form must be returned promptly at the beginning of each school year. Any
changes to these details are to be made known to the RIS field trip coordinator immediately.


Extra Curricular Activities
Rainbow International School staff will be offering before and after school clubs. The following are some examples of
the clubs, which may be offered to certain grade levels this school year:


                                  Chess Club                      Science and Technology Club

                                  Basketball                              Math Club


                                  Craft Club                             Cinema Club


                              Yearbook Club                             Literature Club

                                  Soccer Club                        Korean Cooking Club

                                  Music Club                       Korean Papermaking Club


Check your Parent Newsletters for specific club beginning dates.


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Staying at School after School Hours

If a student wishes to remain after school hours to do additional work, an authorized school person must accompany
that student. Students are not allowed to remain at school after school hours without a specific, previously approved
purpose as arranged by a teacher.

School Announcement Board and Activity Calendar

A large monthly calendar for student council events, major classroom test dates and project due dates is located on
the Announcement Board at the entrance to the floors. Please check the calendar for current activities and for
important dates. Information about Student activities, sports updates, etc., will also be posted on the School
Announcement Board.


Children MUST HAVE A PERMISSION SLIP SIGNED BY THE PARENT before they go on any trip leaving the Base.
Teachers can withhold educational trip privileges from students whose behavior is inappropriate. We encourage
parents to participate as chaperones on these trips. However, we cannot allow parents not to bring a younger
sibling/infant on an educational trip. Chaperones are to supervise the students and younger siblings may interfere
with those responsibilities. Chaperones are also asked to ride the bus to help supervise. They should not be following
the bus. As an invited chaperone, one's responsibility must be to supervise the students. Younger siblings/infants
may take away from the chaperon's primary responsibility.
                                  D.E.A.R. PROGRAM (Drop Everything and Read)
This program occurs in some classrooms at specific times determined by the classroom teacher. Everyone,
including the classroom teacher, reads silently for an agreed upon time. Daily reading at home is also
encouraged to instill a love of reading and to support student academic achievement.


Grading
The evaluation codes used for academic subjects in the elementary and middle school are:


       A = Outstanding level of performance
        Indicates that the student has done excellent work and has mastered the course objectives, consistently does
        excellent work with skill and thoroughness; and consistently has applied knowledge gained to new situations.
       B = High level of performance
        Indicates that the student has done above average work, mastered almost all of the course objectives; and
        has applied knowledge gained to new situations.
       C = Satisfactory level of performance
        Indicates that the student has done average work and has mastered many of the objectives of the course.




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       D = Needs improvement in performance
        Indicates that the student has done below average work and has mastered few of the objectives of the
        course.
       F = Unsatisfactory level of performance
        Indicates that the student's work fell below a level of acceptance for the course and was unsatisfactory.
       I = Incomplete
        Indicates incomplete work which will need to be made up prior to a grade being assigned.


Grading Scale
                         Numerical Grade      Letter Grade    Grade Points(Used to calculate GPA)
                             97 - 100             A+                          4.0
                              93 - 96              A                         3.85
                              90 - 92              A-                        3.67
                              87 - 89              B+                        3.33
                              83 - 86              B                          3.0
                              80 - 82              B-                        2.67
                              77 - 79              C+                        2.33
                              73 - 76              C                          2.0
                              70 - 72              C-                        1.67
                              67 - 69              D+                        1.33
                              63 - 66              D                          1.0
                              60 - 62              D-                        0.67
                               0 - 59              F                          0.0
                            Incomplete              I                         -1

Grade Reports

Grade reports are issued four times each year: October, December, March and June. Grades can be checked by online.
Every parent will have his/her own username and password to check all progresses of a student. Parents can also
pick up the reports from school. Grade Report Pick-Up Days are scheduled in October and March. At this time,
parents are to pick up grade reports at school. The exact dates will be announced. Teachers are available for
conferences. Report cards are available from 9am to 6pm. December and June mark the end of the semesters. This is
the time that credit is awarded in all classes. Students will be issued their grade reports during division and will bring
them home for their parents‘ inspection. Semester grades become part of the student‘s permanent record.


Reporting Grades to Parents

Progress Reports will be sent home on a regular basis, and Parent-Teacher Conferences are held in October and
March. Those students working below potential or exhibiting inappropriate behavior may receive a Progress Report at


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any time during the school year. Teachers may also use Progress Reports to inform parents of positive progress.
Progress Reports and semester Report Cards will be posted to parents on or around the dates below.



Reporting Dates for 2010 /2011

PROGRESS REPORTS
30 September 2011
25 November 2011
24 February 2012
18 May 2011


REPORT CARDS
Quarter 1 Friday - Saturday,   21 – 22 October 2011 - hand delivered at parent conferences
Quarter 2 Friday,               16 December 2011
Quarter 3 Friday - Saturday,   16 – 17 March 2012 - hand delivered at parent conferences
Quarter 4 Friday,                8 June 2012
Parents who would like a conference with the teacher as a result of the progress report are requested
to call the secretary (02 – 571 – 2917) to make an appointment so that a mutually agreeable time can be arranged.
Incomplete (INC)
On the report card, the grade of ―-1‖ designates ―Incomplete‖, only given in extreme cases such as medical
emergencies. Incomplete grades received at the end of the marking period or at the end of the semester must be
made up within two weeks after the date Report Cards are issued, unless the teacher and Principal have approved an
extension. If the instructional work and exam are not completed within the specified time, the grade will be changed
to an ―F.‖



School High Honor Roll & Honor Roll

A School student earns a position on the High Honor Roll when he/she earns at least four A+‘s and no semester
grade is lower than A-. Honor Roll students will be recognized for their achievements.
A School student earns a position on the Honor Roll when he/she earns at least four A‘s and no semester grade is
lower than B. Honor Roll students will be recognized for their achievements.


ESLRs Awards

ESLRs are Expected School wide Learning Results. These are the general learning objectives and
outcomes that infuse every part of our curriculum. These are the statements about the kind of learners that RIS



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students are, and more generally about the kind of people we hope they will become. School students will be
acknowledged throughout the year for various reasons. These will be announced at regular School assemblies. ESLRs
Awards are presented on an annual basis for academic achievement in various disciplines as well as for such qualities
as perseverance, enthusiasm, and being a caring person.



Academic Probation and Promotion Policies

A student who fails one course or who receives two or more ―D‘s‖ during any one grading period will be placed on
academic probation. Each student who experiences academic difficulties will be considered on an individual basis.
Appropriate behavior and attitude are integral to successful academic performance. Some of the actions may occur in
the case of academic probation follow. Any variation of the steps may apply.
        Meeting with student, parents, School Principal, and Teacher
        Monthly Progress Report to be completed by the student and teachers at the end of each week
        Possible implementation of a performance contract
        Possible Student Support Team referral
        Any other steps that the Administrators and teachers deem necessary in the student‘s best interest The
        student‘s progress will be reviewed throughout the semester. Progress and Report Card grades will be
        reviewed to decide the student‘s status. We encourage the student and parents to contact teachers
        frequently. If the student is still experiencing difficulty and is on academic probation after one quarter, a
        conference may be held to determine the student‘s readiness to move to the next grade level.
In an extreme case in which it is felt that RIS cannot meet a student‘s needs, the student may be asked to withdraw
from the school.
Probation status carries over into the new school year. Students placed on academic probation in the part of the
second semester will still be on academic probation at the beginning of the next school year.



Behavior Expectations and Student Discipline

Philosophy Statement
The students and staff of the Rainbow International School of Seoul believe the conduct of each member of the
student body reflects on the school‘s programs, policies and ideals as well as on the individual, one‘s family and the
school in general.
We believe each individual is responsible for his/her own behavior and will accept the consequences, both positive
and negative, resulting from such behavior. We believe that respect and caring for oneself, others, and the
environment is of extreme importance. To this end, we have set the following guidelines, rules and consequences,
which are in effect during school, school activities, on field trips, or on school-provided transportation. This list does
not suggest that all unacceptable behavior can be stated in this document. The school retains the right to concern




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itself with the behavior of any student whose actions seem to be at odds with the best interests of the school
community and, consequently, the school will act accordingly.


Rights and Responsibilities
A high standard of behavior is expected of all RIS students. Students and teachers value a strong sense of
community and place great importance on honesty, respect, responsibility, and trust.
Students have the right to learn and work:
        where they are safe;
        where people and property are treated with respect;
        in an environment free from harassment and other bullying behaviors.
Students have the responsibility:
        to help create a positive learning environment;
        to be honest;
        to be respectful;
        to follow all rules, written or implied by the Faculty;
        to report to class on time, prepared and ready to learn.


Student Code of Conduct


We expect that all students will behave in a respectful and responsible manner. RIS believes that all students are
capable of such behavior and disciplinary responses are intended to promote growth and learning. The RIS School
Board requires the Administration to devise, publish and enforce a Student Code of Conduct, to be approved by the
Board. As part of this policy, it should be reviewed by all parents/guardians and students, and the Parent Check-Off
Sheet indicating that it has been read should be signed and returned to the Receptionist Secretary at the start of the
academic year.
The following expectations, together with the Computer Acceptable Use Policy,
(Appendices A and B at the end of this handbook) comprise the Student Code of Conduct.
Rainbow International School Student should make a personal commitment and say…I Will:
1. Show respect to everyone;
2. Not be violent in speech or action;
3. Not cheat, steal or tolerate those who do;
4. Maintain academics as my primary goal while here at Rainbow International School;
5. Be honest in my actions and relationships;
6. Always strive to make my family proud of me;
7. On a daily basis, attend school and classes on time;
8. Accept the consequences if I make a mistake;
9. Always strive to do my personal best;




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10. Recognize that I am a unique individual who will strive to apply my talents to make Rainbow International School
a better place.


Behavior Expectations and Consequences
The following list of behavior expectations is not exhaustive. Consequences for violations will be determined based
upon the behavior and in the best interest of the school and/or the student(s) involved to help improve behavior.
Students should take responsibility for reporting anything they deem to be unsafe or dangerous. Consequences for
inappropriate behavior may include parent contact, loss of credit, detention, police contact, suspension or expulsion.
A suspension is considered an absence from school. Most suspensions will be off-campus unless otherwise indicated.
Suspended students will be prevented from participating in extra-curricular activities, including field for which
registration have already been done. Students will be required to make up all missed work. Rainbow International
School of Seoul The school reserves the right to withdraw or expel a student if the circumstances of any offence are
so grave as to make this appropriate. In such cases, students will be warned that the offence involves potential
withdrawal or expulsion before he or she is required to answer to the charge.


Respect
Students are expected to respect themselves, other people, school property, and the property of others.
Students should address and treat peers and Faculty members in an appropriate manner at all times.
Violations of this expectation may include:


        Offensive Language or Gestures – Students are expected to respect others by not using obscene or
        inappropriate language or gestures.
        Theft – Students should not take or conceal property that belongs to another without their permission.
        Vandalism – Students should not cause damage to school property or the property of others. When the
        individual causing vandalism can be identified, that student will be charged for damages.
        Fighting – Students should refrain from engaging in fights or causing harm to another person.
        Possessing Dangerous Objects - Students should not bring any objects to school that pose a risk
to themselves or to others. The RIS Faculty and Administration will determine whether or not an object is dangerous.
Such dangerous objects include any size of penknife or sporting knife and laser pens.
Responsibility
Students are expected to attend school and all classes, observe classroom rules, and be responsible for their own
work. Violations of this expectation may include:
• Cheating – Students are expected to do their own work. Cheating includes forgery, plagiarism and copying of
papers, tests or homework.
• Cutting Class – Students are expected to attend class as registered.
• Truancy – Students are expected to attend school daily.




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• Food, Drink, and Gum – Breaks between classes allow for snack times throughout the day. Food and drink should
not be consumed during class time unless there are special circumstances to be determined by the teacher. No gum
is allowed in school.
• Wheels – Skateboards, roller blades, trainers with embedded wheels (Heelys), and scooters are not allowed in
school, unless in an organized PE activity.


Bullying Policy
Statement of Intent:
RIS is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed
and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all pupils should
be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We are a TELLING school. This
means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to
the victim. Bullying can be:
        Emotional being unfriendly, excluding, tormenting (e.g. hiding books, threatening gestures);
        Physical pushing, kicking, hitting, punching or any use of violence;
        Racist racial taunts, graffiti, gestures;
        Verbal name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumors, teasing;
        Cyber all areas of internet, such as: email & internet chat room misuse mobile threats by text messaging &
        calls Misuse of associated technology, ie camera &video facilities.
We also believe in informing parents if a rule is broken after classroom intervention techniques
(Consequences) have been tried but are not successful. A Discipline Slip (see example on page 19) is used when all
the available consequences have been exhausted.
Classroom teachers will establish rules and consequences for their classes. These procedures will be sent home to
parents within the first two weeks of school. The Discipline Slip may still be used. See example on the next page.


Procedure
The school has five rules that are enforced in every classroom and common area (office, gym, cafeteria, playground,
etc.) The rules are:
1. I am considerate of others
2. I keep my hands, feet, and objects to myself
3. I respect teachers by following their directions.
4. I respect school and personal property
5. I avoid unsafe situations
In addition, NO gum, electronic devices (walkmans, tape decks, CD players, cell phones and gameboys), and lasers
are allowed at school.




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Minimal Consequences of Severe Behavior Problems


1. Upon the first offense, an administrator will counsel the child and the parent may be notified by phone, letter, or
discipline slip.
a. Administrator may notify the school counselor about the incident if further intervention is needed.
b. Suspension or detention may be invoked.
2. Subsequent offenses will result in suspension from school or an in-house suspension.
a. The student's parent will be contacted by the administration.
b. Suspension may range from a ½ day in-school suspension to several days at-home suspension.
3. RIS has a ZERO tolerance for any of the severe behavior problems listed. Students may be subjected to school
disciplinary measures ranging from suspension to expulsion.
A student is suspended ("in house" suspension) from class when he or she receives a total of three discipline slips
within a 30 day period.
A safe learning environment is essential for all students at RIS. If your child becomes a danger to him/herself and/ or
others (hitting, kicking, throwing furniture), your child will be punished.
In such conditions, parent(s) will be contacted by an administrator in a timely manner.


Detention of Students

Teachers and administrators have the authority to detain students after school hours for infractions of classroom or
school rules. Before assigning students to detention, the student will be informed of the reason for the detention,
and the student will be given an opportunity to explain his/her version of the incident. Teachers/administrators have
the discretion to substitute alternative discipline in cases where they deem detention inappropriate.
All students detained for disciplinary purposes will be under the direct supervision of a member of the professional
staff or other person designated by the building administrator. Students in detention are expected to use the time
constructively to complete school assignments or for other educational purposes. Students who fail to serve a
scheduled detention may be subject to additional disciplinary measures.
The Superintendent/designee is authorized to develop and implement any administrative procedures necessary to
carry out this policy.




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                                                              “FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE”

RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL                                                                                           DISCIPLINE SLIP

______________________________          _________    ________/_____/_____       ______________________         ________________________
       Student’s Name                     Grade             Date                 Homeroom Teacher                       Observer

LOCATION:                                                                     COMMENTS :

______ OUTDOOR GYM               ______ CLASSROOM
                                                                                       Homeroom Teacher :___________________________
______ CAFETERIA                ______ BUS
                                                                                        ______________________________________________
______ GYM                      ______ BATHROOM
                                                                                        ______________________________________________
______ OTHER: _________________
                                                                                        ______________________________________________
MISBEHAVIORS :
                                                                                        ______________________________________________
1.   ________________________________________________________________
                                                                                       Observer: _____________________________________
2.   ________________________________________________________________
                                                                                      ________________________________________________
3.   ________________________________________________________________
                                                                                       _______________________________________________

REMINDING :                                                                           ________________________________________________

______ 1. I am considerate of others.                                                  ________________________________________________

______ 2. I keep my hands, feet, and objects to myself.                                ________________________________________________

______ 3. I respect teachers by following their directions.                            ******************************************************

______ 4. I respect school and personal property.                                     Discipline Code : 1. _____ , 2. _____ , 3. _____

______ 5. I avoid unsafe situations.                                                   Reiteration :     1st _____ , 2nd _____ , 3rd _____

                                                                                       CONCEQUENCES : ____________________________
PARENT: Please sign below and have your child return this completed form.
                                                                                       ______________________________________________
_______________________________          _________________
       Observer Signature                      Date                                    ______________________________________________

_______________________________          _________________                              ______________________________________________
       Student Signature                       Date
                                                                                       ______________________________________________
_______________________________           _________________
       Parent Signature                        Date                                     ______________________________________________

_______________________________           _________________                             ______________________________________________
       Principal Signature                     Date




*** A copy of this acknowledgement will be retained in student`s file.




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Student Dress Expectations

Students are expected to be neatly groomed and dressed appropriately for the day‘s activities. Students' dress and
personal grooming are the responsibility of the parents and the students. The school administration reserves the
right to advise parents when students come to school dressed in a manner that is disruptive, in poor taste, or
affecting the health or safety of students or classmates. All items of personal clothing including boots, raincoats,
umbrellas, jackets, etc., should be plainly marked with the child's name and grade. This will facilitate claiming and
returning lost items. Students are expected to hand carry tennis shoes to P.E. classes. For health and safety reasons,
sensible shoes should be worn; ―flip-flops‖ are specifically not permitted. Students in violation will be asked to put on
a substitute piece of clothing or pair of shoes or sent home to replace the item. Halter tops and shirts showing
midriffs are not appropriate at school.


Guidance Program

Competency Based Guidance
A competency based guidance program has been designed which extends to the entire school population. Each area
to be taught is identified as a domain of learning. The three domains are educational, personal-social, and career.
Specific goals, objectives, and student results are developed into the program. The implementation is done through
classroom guidance lessons.
Small Group Counseling
This is an area of the guidance program, which extends to a smaller section of the student body. The topics for the
groups are based upon the needs of the students as identified by parents, teachers, and students. This is done
through a referral system. The groups include both open and closed participation and are ongoing throughout the
school year.
Individual Counseling
Students who are referred (self, teacher, parent) are seen on an individual basis. After these sessions a
recommendation is made in conjunction with the student and the referring person.
Consultation
The guidance counselor is available to both teachers and parents. Information, community resources, the
development of prevention or intervention programs regarding academic success, behavior management, or other
concerns are all part of the services provided.
Students are greeted by the counselor and interviewed with his/her family. This is an opportunity to determine the
needs of the student, their learning style, and introduce the family to our school.




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Health Care

It is important to meet the needs of the school age population within the education setting and to create a healthy
school environment. The School related Health Care Center provides student and staff health care and promotes
healthy lifestyle choices for all students through the joint efforts of the home, school and community. The school
negotiates with a Health Care Center which works Monday to Friday, with qualified first aid trained staff. There is a
designated First Aid Corner for any students who feel unwell or for those who need first aid treatment.
Medication
Whenever possible, medication should be given at home. However, it is recognized that some students will at some
time need to take medication in school. Should a child require medication during the school day, please contact the
Homeroom Teacher, as a separate Medication Authorization Form must be completed prior to any medication
being administered. The medication must be clearly labeled with the child‘s name, date of birth and specific dosage
instructions. All medication should be sent to school in the original container with the prescription label attached.
Medical Record
Parents or guardians have prime responsibility for their child‘s health and should provide the school with this
information. Before admission, parents must complete a confidential medical record for each child enrolled in the
school. This is of great importance, as it gives the School vital information about the child‘s medical history as well as
contact telephone numbers.
As part of the welcoming process to RIS, the Administration office likes to meet families who are new to the school.
At this time, health concerns and school guidelines can be discussed along with the health screening process and
immunization schedule. Also this is an opportunity for new families moving into the area to obtain further advice or
support.


Homework Policy

Homework will be assigned and evaluated in all classes. Assignments will be well-planned and challenging.
Homework is a useful instructional tool for the following reasons:
1) It helps develop independent learning habits;
2) it enables the student to practice the kind of thinking and analysis he/she does in class prior to taking a test;
3) it allows the class to cover more material;
4) it helps to introduce the students to new material;
5) it is necessary in order for students to complete long-term projects.
Students should keep a written record of all assignments and budget their time so they will be able to turn in all
their assignments on the date they are due. Also, it is the students‘ responsibility for getting
assignments when they are absent or excused.
Generally, homework will average approximately thirty minutes per day for each subject. For most of our students,
this means approximately two and one-half hours of homework each day. Advanced Placement classes will require
additional study time. All students are advised to keep record of their assignments in this book.


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Student Homework Diaries
            Students are required to write down ALL homework assignments on a daily basis in their diaries. If there
            is no homework, the word NONE should be written in the diary. Do not leave the space blank.
            Parents should review the diaries regularly to keep aware of assignments.
            Teachers will help to ensure the consistent use of diaries.


Homework Time
            Middle School Students (Grade 6-8) should use study time in school and plan on 50-60 minutes or more
        of study at home daily.
            Elementary School Students (Grade 1-5) should use study time in school and plan on 20-30 minutes or
        more of study at home daily.
            All class work, term papers, and projects are to be completed by the due date to receive full mark.


Late Work
Late work will incur a deduction of points at the teacher‘s discretion. Expectations will be included in the information
shared at the beginning of the school year or semester in each course.


Plagiarism/Cheating
Students are expected to do their own work. Plagiarism includes copying the work of others, copying
materials off the Internet or other resources and taking mark for it, not putting information in your own words or
documenting the source properly, or allowing another to copy your work and claim it as theirs. If plagiarism is
discovered, the student(s) will receive no mark and parents will be notified.



Library

The Library hours are from 8:30am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Times may be adjusted when necessary. The
Library is a shared facility between students, teachers, parents and additional RIS staff.
Each student may check out five (5) books at a time. No further materials may be checked out if any are overdue.
To have access to library and other school computers, students will complete an Acceptable Use Agreement and
have it signed by a parent and a teacher. Students may reserve a computer for specific days and times for
completion of class assignments. There is no e-mailing or playing of Internet games permitted in the Library.



Lockers
The Administration will assign students lockers. The Secretary and Homeroom teachers will keep a copy of locker
assignments. Students must keep their assigned locker and have only one. Students should not write on lockers or



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place stickers on the outside of lockers. The assigned student will be responsible for repair of unnecessary damage to
his/her locker. Lockers are subject to inspection by the Administration at any time. Lockers are furnished for the
protection of students‘ personal property. To avoid losses, use your locker and lock it.



Search

The school has the right of reasonable search. School authorities may search lockers, school bags and student
vehicles if there is due cause or if there are suspicious circumstances. The search of individuals (such as the turning
out of pockets) may also be carried out in the presence of a second adult and with the permission of the Principal.



Principal`s Coffee

Principal`s Coffee is a time for parents to come and hear the latest news from the principal, as well as to share their
own ideas and concerns and to ask questions. Principal`s Coffee will take place in the cafeteria from 9 a.m. until 11
a.m. as written dates in the academic calendar.




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Requirements for Admission to Rainbow International School

Admission Requirements
       1.   The applicant must hold a non-Korean passport with valid Korean visa or re-entry permit.
       2.   An applicant, who holds permanent residency in a country outside of Korea, because they have lived
            abroad for a number of years, may also be considered for enrollment. In this case, the applicant must
            also hold and maintain a valid re-entry permit, if issued by their country of residence, demonstrating their
            intent to return to their country of residence for the purpose of settlement.
       3.   A child from a marriage where one parent is Korean and the other partner is an expatriate.
       4.   Ethnic Korean children who hold a foreign passport.
       5.   Korean children who were educated overseas for at least 3 years.
       6.   Legally adopted Korean child by an expatriate family.


Admissions Checklist
       1.   A completed application form
       2.   Registration processing fee of 300,000 KRW per applicant.
       3.   2 photographs (3 cm x 4 cm)
       4.   Photocopies of the title page of passports (child, father and mother)
       5.   Photocopies of Alien Registration Card
       6.   Official transcripts from the past two school years
       7.   Completed Medical History Form and Report of Medical Examination. You may send documents as they
            become available to you. However applicants will not be considered until all the documents and fees
            have been received.

Enrollment Age
Standard Admission
A child with the appropriate age for the grade level before the 1st of September of that academic year is eligible for
standard admission. Appropriate ages for the grades are:
                                     Grade - Age Eligibility Chart for Year 2010 - 2011
                                  Grade      Age (Western)               Birth Date
                                Grade 8           14               1996.09.01 – 1997.08.31
                                Grade 7           13               1997.09.01 – 1998.08.31
                                Grade 6           12               1998.09.01 – 1999.08.31
                                Grade 5           11               1999.09.01 – 2000.08.31
                                Grade 4           10               2000.09.01 – 2001.08.31
                                Grade 3            9               2001.09.01 – 2002.08.31
                                Grade 2            8               2002.09.01 – 2003.08.31
                                Grade 1            7               2003.09.01 – 2004.08.31




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The above chart indicates the grade R.I.S. applicants are placed in when they are born between the corresponding
dates. This is a general guideline, as R.I.S. reserves the right to place students in a given grade.


Exceptional Admission
A child whose birthday is on or after 1st September of that academic year but has exceptional academic skills and
appropriate social maturity may still be considered for admission into a particular grade. Acceptance is contingent
upon a successful interview and previous school records.
Enrollment Time
Most children are admitted in August, but if vacancies exist, the school will normally admit children throughout the
course of the year.
Enrollment Interview and Assessment
All students must go through an individual interview in order to be accepted into RIS. As a part of the application
process all parents must sit the enrollment interview, which is to ensure the schools philosophy and programs match
parents educational beliefs and expectations.
Factors that contribute to acceptance depending on the grade are: Age-appropriate social skills, language ability,
academic ability and the current makeup of the class.


Application and Admission Procedure
All prospective students must first complete an application form. Students may apply within one year of the
proposed starting date. Application forms can be obtained from the Admissions Office by visiting the school in
person, writing, telephone, fax or e-mail: info@rischool.org .
The completed application form, with the students photo and other documents specified by the school should be
returned to the Admissions Office by mail, fax or in person. If you fax the application, please call us to confirm
receipt and bring the original copy on the interview date. Each application is for one child only and carries a non-
refundable fee of 100,000 KRW for each child applying. This fee should be remitted to the school bank account at
the time of application and the transfer receipt attached to the application documents. The bank account details are
given on tuition fees page. The fee covers all the administrative assessment and processing. After receiving the
completed application form, our admissions committee will review the application in accordance with our admissions
criteria.


The admissions criteria include:
            age
            availability of places
            English language proficiency
            previous school records
            siblings
            special abilities
            previous international educational experience


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Your child may or may not then be invited for an interview and placement assessment. A placement interview helps
us to determine the grade placement and whether English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) or other specialized
assistance is required. Families will be notified of interview dates. The child`s previous school records (originals and
English translations if not already in English) and a passport copy must be submitted at least 1 week before the
interview date otherwise the interview cannot take place. An official copy of your child`s academic record can be
obtained from your child`s previous school.
After reviewing the assessment results and previous school records, the school will decide whether the child may
register. Families will be notified as soon as possible of admission decisions and it is at this stage that actual
registration can take place. Once a place has been offered, the family has a limited time, specified by the school, to
accept it. Within one week of accepting the offer the Registration Fee and RIS Facility Development Fee must be paid.
All other fees must be paid by the dates notified by the school otherwise your child`s place may be withdrawn and
given to another applicant.
Please note that RIS policy is that students must be in full-time residence with at least one parent or a legal guardian.



All School Health & Safety Information

Health and Safety Advice for Students
In the interests of Health and Safety, students are asked to observe the following advice:
1. Ensure that you are familiar with the emergency evacuation procedure and the location of the assembly point.
2. Walk on the left-hand side of corridors. Do not run.
3. Hold the handrail while travelling up and down staircases.
4. Wear appropriate shoes at all times (no bare feet, ―flip-flops‖, or high heels). Tie any loose laces.
5. Skateboards, roller blades, trainers with embedded wheels (Heelys) and scooters are not allowed in school unless
in an organized PE activity.
6. Ensure that your locker door is closed after use.
7. Keep corridors clear. Do not leave personal belongings lying on corridor floors or windowsills. Hang any bags that
are too large to be stored in lockers on the hooks provided on the corridor walls.
8. Keep the weight of backpacks to a minimum to avoid back injury or strain.
9. Never lift or move anything that is beyond your capabilities and could cause back injury or strain.
10. Do not remove or tamper with fire extinguishers and safety signs.
11. Put litter in the bins provided.
12. Report any strangers to a teacher immediately.
13. Report any hazards, accidents or near misses to a member of staff immediately.

Illness/Exclusion from School Guidelines
Illness is defined as an unhealthy condition of body or mind (definition from Merriam –Webster)
In order to keep the school environment as healthy as possible there are times when it is imperative that students be
kept home from school. This is a combination of resting to keep them healthy as well as minimizing the spread of



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infection through the school. Here is a general guideline for when to keep your children home from school as well as
when they will be sent home from school.


Fever
Any child with a fever (temperature greater than 100.4°F/38°C) should not come to school until the temperature is
normal (98.6°F/ 37°C) for 24 hours.


Influenza
Any child with a bad cough or cold symptoms, heavy nasal discharge, frequent coughing (usually on the first one or
two days of the cold) should not come to school.


Infection
If your child has been diagnosed with an infection requiring antibiotics, ie, strep throat, conjunctivitis (pink
eye), please make sure they have taken the antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school.


Gastro-Intestinal Viruses
Students who have had vomiting and or diarrhea (diarrhea defined as three or more loose stools in 24 hours) need
to be kept off school for 24-48 hours until the diarrhea has stopped and the student is eating normally and up to
usual level of activity.


Chicken Pox
Chicken pox is a viral illness characterized by small blister type lesions filled with fluid that appear on the skin. The
most contagious period is 1-2 days before the onset of the blisters, until all blisters have crusted over. Children will
not be permitted to school until all lesions have scabbed over.


Head Lice and Nits
Head lice are small six legged wingless insects, less than match head size when fully grown and grey/brown in color.
They live on, or very close to, the base of the hair and have a life span of 1 month. Head lice cannot jump, swim or
fly and are only contracted by direct head to head contact. Nits are the empty egg casings and are not necessarily
proof of an active infection. Black dust like particles may be seen on the pillows of people with an active infection. A
head lice infection cannot be diagnosed unless a living louse has been found on the head. Any student found to
have a live louse would be counseled with the parents by the school nurse as to the appropriate action to be taken.
Children who have, or are thought to have, head lice will not be excluded from school.


Treatment for Lice
This is not a common occurrence at school; however, it is worth mentioning so that should it arise you will know
what to do.
Parents are responsible for: -



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        Keeping their family‘s hair clear of lice by regular brushing.
        Being vigilant for the sign of infection (e.g. casts and faeces on the pillow).
        Regular (weekly) detection combing, preferably on wet hair with a louse detector comb, and detection
        combing if warned that a member of the family or household has been in contact with someone with lice.
Encouraging children to check the water for lice after washing hair.
Using lotions according to the agreed procedure on the whole family including all intimate contacts if
lice are found.
Contact tracing - telling all contacts of all infected members of the family;
To warn them they may have caught lice.
In order to find the source of the infection.
Parents should consult their health visitor in the case of unexplained recurrent infection or other concern.
No anti-lice treatments (other than combing) should be used unless a member of the family or household is proved
to have a lice infection.
Inform the homeroom teacher. Research has shown many of our earlier ideas about lice were wrong:
        It is now known that it takes an intimate head-to-head contact lasting about one minute to catch lice.
        Lice are RARELY (less than one in two infections) caught in school.
        Half the people with lice are adults or Pre-School children.
        Many infected adults and newly infected children do not itch and are unaware they have lice.
For any other illness not covered here please contact the school secretary or Homeroom teacher for advice or follow
the advice given by your clinic nurse or doctor.


Guidelines for Students with Allergies
• The nurse will arrange for staff within the school to be informed about the student‘s condition and steps to be
taken should an emergency arise.
• The school staff will take all reasonable steps to ensure that any student with a food allergy does not eat any food
items unless they have been prepared/approved by the student‘s parents.
• The parents of the students must remind the student of the need to refuse any food item which might contain
traces of nuts or nut products or known allergy precursor.
• The student‘s parents may provide suitable sweets to be considered as ―treats‖, to be kept by the class teacher.
• Whenever the planned curriculum involves cookery or experimentation with food items, prior discussion will be held
between the school and parents to agree measures and suitable alternatives.
• Emergency medication must accompany the student on field trips and be held by the teacher in charge of the trip.
• The school will hold clearly identified medication for the student for use in an emergency. This medication will be
enclosed within an identified container along with the relevant medication authorization details and a photograph of
the student. A note should also be made of the expiry dates. In the event of a student showing physical symptoms
for which there is no alternative explanation, his/her condition will be immediately reported to the nurse/teacher in
charge/Director.




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• When learning of such a report, the person in charge, if agreeing that his/her condition is a cause for concern, will
instruct a member of staff to contact the following in order of priority:
Parents: Mother, Father
• If an ambulance is called, the medical crew will be alerted to all medication given to the student and any used
Epipens will be handed over to the ambulance crew.
• Following an incident of this nature, a review of the events will take place.
• Parents will replace any used medication.
• Members of staff are encouraged to attend training sessions on anaphylaxis and Epipen usage and these will be
carried out annually. The nurse will arrange for staff within the school to be informed about the student‘s condition
and steps to be taken should an emergency arise.


Fire Drills and Emergency Procedures
Fire and emergency evacuation drills are held regularly at school. Each classroom teacher reviews emergency
procedures with his/her class regularly so that all children are aware in the event of a real emergency.


Fire Action – Student Instructions
On discovering a fire –
• Break the glass of the nearest fire alarm call point, immediately.
• Inform the nearest teacher or member of staff immediately.
• The fire brigade will be called automatically.
On hearing the fire alarm –
• When in class, the teacher will indicate the route to be followed.
• When not in class, go out the nearest fire exit to the assembly point (Specified Field).
• Move quickly, without running.
• At all times, be quiet.
• At place of assembly, form an orderly line beside class teacher (for lower school) or homeroom teacher (for upper
school), and refrain from talking.
Personal Safety Advice
• DO NOT stop to collect your personal belongings.
• DO NOT attempt to pass others on your way to the place of assembly.
• DO NOT use the lift.
• DO NOT take risks.
• DO NOT re-enter the building until instructed to do so.
The place of assembly is the Specified FIELD.

Information for Parents Preparing Packed Lunches
REMIND YOUR CHILDREN TO WASH THEIR HANDS
School meals are not always the popular choice with children, and many parents feel that providing a packed lunch is
the best way of ensuring their children receive a healthy, nutritious, and well-balanced meal at lunchtime. Packed


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lunches are often prepared many hours in advance and, unfortunately, food left in school bags in warm classrooms
or next to radiators is an ideal breeding ground for the bacteria that cause food poisoning.
Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of food poisoning, so it is essential that care is taken when
preparing their food. This fact sheet has been prepared with children‘s lunch boxes in mind, but applies to anyone
preparing packed lunches or picnics.


Preparation
Reduce the risk of cross-contamination by observing the following rules:
• Wash and dry hands thoroughly before you start to handle food. Cover any cuts with a waterproof plaster
• Thoroughly clean work surfaces before and after food preparation
• Check that all food to be used is within its ―use by‖ or ―best before‖ date
• Wash all salad ingredients under cold running water, including bags of ready prepared salad
• Keep raw and cooked food separate during storage and preparation. If possible, use different chopping boards and
utensils for cooked and raw foods
• Thoroughly clean the chopping boards between preparation of different foods
• Meat, fish, eggs, and poultry must be thoroughly cooked to destroy any bacteria, and should be cooled quickly
within 90 minutes. Once cooled, they should be stored in a fridge
• Ideally sandwiches are made fresh in the morning, but they can be made in advance and kept in the fridge. Fillings
for sandwiches may be made in advance, chilled overnight in the fridge, and assembled in the morning


Storage
Warm conditions encourage the growth of bacteria, so it is essential to keep packed lunches cool.
• Chilled food and drinks to be included in the packed lunch will help to keep the food cool
• The best way to keep food cool is to pack it in an insulated cool bag, together with an ice pack on top of the food
• Pack snacks for break separately from lunch items, as this will prevent the lunch pack from being opened too often
• It is important that lunch bags and drink bottles are thoroughly cleaned each day


WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY BEFORE HANDLING ANY FOOD
REMEMBER
FOOD
KEEP IT COLD
KEEP IT CLEAN
KEEP IT COVERED
KEEP IT SAFE




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                       Appendix A – Computer Acceptable Use Policy

Student Guidelines
The school provides computers for use by students. They offer access to a vast amount of information for use in
studies, acting like an enormous extension to the school library and offering a great potential to support the
curriculum. The computers are provided and maintained for the benefit of all students, who are encouraged to use
and enjoy these resources, and ensure they remain available to all. Pupils are responsible for good behavior on the
Internet. Remember that access is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in that privilege being
withdrawn.


Equipment
           Do not install, attempt to install, or store programs of any type on the computers without permission;
           Do not damage, disable, or otherwise harm the operation of computers, or intentionally waste resources;
           Do not use the computers for commercial purposes, eg buying or selling goods;
           Exercise care with files brought in on removable media (such as floppy disks, CDs, flash drives etc).
        Check them with antivirus software first to make sure they are clean of viruses;
        Do not connect mobile equipment to the network (eg laptops, tablet PCs, PDAs etc) without permission from
        a member of the Computer Teacher;
           Do not eat or drink near computer equipment.


Security and Privacy
           Do not disclose your password to others, or use passwords intended for the use of others;
           Never tell anyone you meet on the Internet your home address, your telephone number, your school‘s name,
        or send them your picture, unless you are given permission to do so;
           Do not use the computers in a way that harasses, harms, offends or insults others;
           Respect security in place on the computers and do not attempt to bypass or alter settings;
           Computer storage areas and floppy disks will be treated like school lockers. Staff may review files and
        communications to ensure that users are using the system responsibly.


Internet
           Do not use the Internet to obtain, download, send, print, display or otherwise transmit or gain access to
        materials which are unlawful, obscene or abusive;
           Respect the work and ownership rights of people outside the school, as well as other students or staff. This
        includes abiding by copyright laws;
           Do not engage in ―chat‖ or online gaming activities over the Internet. This takes up valuable resources which
        could be used by others to benefit their studies;
           People you contact online are not always who they seem. Never arrange to meet anyone unless your
        parent/guardian or teacher goes with you.


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Email
        Be polite and appreciate that other users might have different views from your own. The use of strong
        language, swearing or aggressive behavior is not allowed;
        Never open attachments to emails unless they come from someone you already know and trust. They could
        contain viruses or other programs which would destroy all the information and software on your computer;
        The sending or receiving of emails containing material likely to be unsuitable for children or schools is
        strictly forbidden. This applies to any material of a violent, dangerous, racist, or inappropriate content. Always
        report such messages to a member of staff.


Please read this Computer Acceptable Use Policy carefully.




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                       Appendix B – Student Code of Conduct
   This Policy Statement contains a description of the range of behaviors the school has defined as being
   inconsistent with the rules.
   This range of unacceptable misbehavior constitutes a hierarchy of seriousness, which falls into 3 broad
   categories of behavior difficulties.
   The school recognizes that some behavior is trivial but undesirable, other behaviors as moderately serious; as
   well as other instances and displays of misbehavior as being very serious.
   It must be emphasized that repeated misbehavior would be treated significantly more serious than one– off
   instances.
   Any activity of any student that brings the school into disrepute will be immediately dealt with accordingly.
   Rules can change from time to time.
   Both students and parents are encouraged to seek clarity with regards to their understanding of the rules
   and regulations if necessary.
   The rules apply at all times.


1 - Undesirable Behaviour
   Bad behaviors either verbal or non-verbal that is unpleasant and inappropriate.
   Students will be reminded that their behavior is inappropriate and in bad taste and will be requested to stop.
   If the undesirable behavior persists these students will be warned that their behavior is becoming
   unacceptable and will be treated as more serious thereby warranting an according response.
   Behaviors falling into this category include behaviors that make it difficult for other students to learn and
   teachers to teach effectively.


2 - Unacceptable Behaviour
   These are behaviors for which suspension or possible expulsion from school is likely.
   Such behavior is regarded as unacceptable because of the severity of a particular behavior or, because of the
   frequency of less serious yet unpardonable behavior.
   Conducts that fall into the category of unacceptable behavior:
   Endangering the lives or safety of others.
   The use of illegal substances.
   Vandalism and damage of property.




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LEVEL ONE : Undesirable Behaviour
1.1    Late coming
1.2    Poor attendance
1.3    Teasing
1.4    Mocking
1.5    Pushing
1.6    Interrupting teacher
1.7    Interrupting class
1.8    Attention seeking
1.9    Clowning about
1.10   Interfering with or annoying others
1.11   Telling tales/lying
1.12   Avoiding work
1.13   Wasting time
1.14   Eating/drinking in class
1.15   Being noisy
1.16   Derogatory name calling
1.17   Running in the Class and Corridors
1.18   Spiting
1.19   Arguing about everything
1.20   Swearing/cursing/vulgarity
1.21   Play fighting
1.22   Uncooperativeness
1.23   Disruptive in class
1.24   Bringing toys/games to school
1.25   Littering
1.26   Bullying
1.27   Isolated case of disregarding the school uniform.




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LEVEL TWO : Moderately Serious Behaviour
This category also includes repeated Minor Misbehaviors.


2.1    Rudeness and verbal abuse
2.2    Physical abuse — fists blows, kicks, scratching etc.
2.3    Disturbing and hindering the progress of others.
2.4    Refusal to follow instructions.
2.5    Arguing and swearing
2.6    The plagiarism, copying of information in homework, assignments and projects.
2.7    Bringing any stereo, tape decks, radio, CD players and music related accessories.
2.8    Disobeying the school sports rules.
2.9    Disregarding the feelings of others.
2.10   Displaying unsportsmanlike actions on the sports field.
2.11   Lying and tale telling on a regular basis.
2.12   Deceitful and dishonest behavior.
2.13   Not relaying information such as notices and letters to parents.
2.14   Continuously not meeting deadlines for homework, projects, assignments etc.
2.15   Avoiding classes and ―Bunking‖ lessons
2.16   Being disruptive and attention seeking in the classroom
2.17   Movement outside the classroom during lesson time without permission.
2.18   Using mobile phones in the classroom.
2.19   Bringing potentially harmful toys/objects/instruments to school.
2.20   Disregarding Library rules/procedures.
2.21   Consistently disregarding the school uniform regulations/dress code.
2.22   Student not conveying school notices and circulars to Parents on a regular basis.
2.23   Student identified as not completing or attempting homework on an occasional basis.
2.24   Not attending Assemblies.
2.25   Refusal to follow lab instructions.




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LEVEL THREE : Very Serious Behaviour
This includes Repeated Moderately Serious Behavior from Level Two


3.1    Brawling and attitudes/assault on any individual.
3.2    Refusal to follow instructions.
3.3    Physical, emotional, verbal or racial abuse.
3.4    Theft and dealing in stolen possessions.
3.5    Copying and plagiarizing in homework, tests and examinations.
3.6    Interfering with the possessions of others including contents of desks bags and pencil cases.
3.7    The operating of musical and music producing equipment.
3.8    Abusing school facilities and amenities including toilets, restrooms and showers.
3.9    Compulsive lying, deceitful and dishonest behavior.
3.10   Graffiti.
3.11   Playing truant or absence without leave from school.
3.12   Disregard and disrespect for the property of students and teachers.
3.13   Damage to school property including building,
3.14   Vandalism of any property.
3.15   Possessing fireworks or any other explosive material.
3.16   Parent‘s refusal to contact school after ignoring the fees deadlines.
3.17   Intentionally not conveying official correspondence to Parents/Guardians. Irresponsible loss of damage to
       school property e.g. Library books, textbooks.
3.18   Student identified by several teachers as not attempting or completing homework on a regular/frequent basis.




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