School Policies - Rosemont American International School

School Policies


   At Rosemont American International School we believe language plays an essential role in all learning areas. We recognize that language development is an ongoing process. Students learn language, about language, through language and therefore, we acknowledge that all teachers are language teachers. Language is reinforced in multiple ways, including technically, practically, and as a medium of instruction.


Language Policy

   At Rosemont American International School we believe language plays an essential role in all learning areas. We recognize that language development is an ongoing process. Students learn language, about language, through language and therefore, we acknowledge that all teachers are language teachers. Language is reinforced in multiple ways, including technically, practically, and as a medium of instruction. Language is the true transdisciplinary medium by which students and teachers make connections across the curriculum. Although English is the main language of instruction, systems are in place to encourage the support and development of all other languages used by students.

Assessment Policy

   At Rosemont American International School written, taught and assessed curricula are interdependent. Assessment is an important tool to evaluate what students know and can do. Therefore, it is essential to determine when, how, and what to assess for planning, teaching, and learning.

   Teachers use a wide range of strategies and tools to assess students learning and maximize their potential within their “zone of proximal development”.
 Rosemont American International School promotes internationally minded students thus assessments are considered as an essential facet of guiding the learners through the five essential elements of learning: the understanding of concepts, the acquisition of knowledge, the mastering of skills, the development of attitudes, and the decision to take responsible action. Also, it is important for the whole school community to understand the importance of assessment, what is being assessed, and the criteria for success.

   Assessment is used to screen the students’ progress, achievement, and effort. It is also utilized to adapt the curriculum, and differentiate planning accordingly.

Cyber-Safety Policy

   Rosemont American International School utilizes advanced technologies and progressive teaching approaches
to enhance student learning, promote collaboration and facilitate the creation and sharing of
knowledge locally and globally. In order to promote responsible digital citizenship and use of
technology, all users of the Internet and ICT equipment/devices are required to adhere to the
rules and guidelines stated in the Cyber-Safety Policy.


Security control

   Purpose of access control is to ensure safety for the children and staff as well as protect the school’s facilities.

School access

1.1 Front door will be unlocked at 8:00 a.m.  Security staff will be in charge of this and will control all movement in and out of the entrance.


1.2  Between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. (Drop-off Time), parent/authorized student carer are required to sign the child in.


1.3  Between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Pick-up Time), parent/authorized student carer are required to sign the child out. 


1.4  After 4:00 p.m. students who have not been collected will report to the school designated secure area until parent/authorized student caregiver arrive; a late fee will be applied. 

2.1  Between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., all parents (unless  dropping-off or collecting their children) and visitors are required to register with Security with their details: name, ID number if he/she is a visitor, name and class of the child if he/she is an existing parent, reason for coming in, time in and time out.   Security will issue a parent or visitor Security Pass after the required details have been recorded.


2.2  Visitors/parents will be directed to the School Office by security staff.   Visitors/parents are not to go directly to a classroom or any other school area.  


2.3  Office staff will handle all visitors’/parents’ requests.  Meetings and appointments with school staff will take place within the office area.  Parents must call to arrange an appointment time if they wish to meet with the principal or teacher.  Please note that appointments with teachers will only be arranged after class time.


2.4  Visitors/parents will be accompanied by a staff member if they need to walk to classrooms or around the school.


2.5  Security staff will be required to perform their duties strictly.  Visitors/parents who wander around the school by themselves will be escorted by Security to the School Office.


3.      Special School Events

   3.1  The requirement to register details at Security will not apply during special school events such as the Christmas Fair.

   The school always has a supervisor to ensure safety for the children in outdoor and indoor playground.

   The children are encouraged to play safely in large space with playground equipment and toys. Upon going out, the children wear hats, soft shoes or sandals for safe and convenient movement.


Receiving and delivering the things

   The parents may send things to their children through the security guard. The school will not receive and deliver combustible and explosive substances. The school absolutely refuses to receive envelopes and packages from unknown resources, money and valuable jewelries. The school has right to refuse to receive things if the sender fails to prove individual records or fails to present letters of authorization.


   The children are not to stay in the classroom without teacher’s supervision. The teachers will always comply with principles and guides for using teaching equipment and toys safely.


   Dangerous liquid are not to be stored at the classrooms. Medicines are not to be brought to the classroom, except for sprayer for asthma patients with concerns of the principal and school nurse.


   The children are not to access to the swimming-pool, computer room and library, except monitored by the adult.

   In case of emergencies, the fire alarm will ring. The whole school will be evacuated as fast as possible but in order. No one stops to take assets.


   A detailed chart of emergency exits will be posted in all the rooms and all people must thoroughly grasp this chart.


   After leaving the building, the children and staff will be gathered in class in the designated area. The children and teachers will be entitled to check and compare with attendance roll to ensure that all leave the building. Name of the visitor will be checked and compared with name registered in the security book of the security. The school will have two fire drills on semi-annual basis

   The children will be entitled to medical check-up twice a year by specialized doctors. Each child’s medical check-up records will be submitted before admission. Their parents must continuously update these records upon changing information on the child’s health conditions.


   Asthma children must have medicines with themselves. The school must be informed of the asthma children so that health staff take note of and supports them in case they have attacks of asthma.


   The school’s nurses will help the children in case of illness or injury happen during school time. The school will contact their parent(s) to pick them up when the children are ill and unable to continue staying at the school. Any child who is sent to the nurse’s room to take care will be immediately informed to his/her parents.


Commitment to supply the children’s health information


   At the start of academic year, besides regular medical checkup, the teachers will send hard copy of the children’s medical record to their parents to fill information in and return to the teachers. Nurse and teacher will base on the children’s medical record to adjust daily learning and caring activities accordingly.


   The parents must timely add information for the class teacher upon changes in health conditions or special care demands for their children.


   In case the children catch infectious diseases, their families must ask for the children’s being away from school and timely provide information on disease for the school to coordinate in epidemic prevention for other children.

Light accidents and illness


   The head teacher will call and notify the parents. The health staff will discuss the child’s health conditions with the parents, take first aids and collect the parents’ opinions about continuously caring the child at the school or pick him/ her up.


Heavy/ serious accidents and illness

   After collecting information on occurrences and fast define causes for accidents, the school managing board will call and notify the parents and the health staff will consult the parents to select a hospital to deliver the child (the nearest hospital or the most suitable specialized hospital) and request the parents to be present at the hospital at the soonest. The parents will make final decisions on selecting the hospital. Please notify the office upon any changes in home telephone or contact telephone in emergency cases.


Commitment to handle emergency cases


   The parents will authorize the school, in situations that the school finds reasonable as emergency cases, to search consultants and treat medically the students and agree to make payment or reimburse to the school for costs for consultancy and treatment.


Registration of medicine use at school


   To ensure safe and effective use of medicines and avoid being poisoned and side-effects caused by wrong use of medicines, please note to some regulations in use of medicines and health care at the schools as follows:


1. Medicines that the parents send to the child at school must be prescribed by a designated doctor. The School will refuse to receive the medicines without the doctor’s prescription and without labels, expiry date and manufacturing place (in case with the doctor’s prescription but without labels, expiry date and manufacturing place).


2. The School will not receive dietary supplements (unless otherwise designated by the doctor).


3. For medicines without the doctor’s prescription, the school will only receive syrups for symptoms, nose wash and oresol. Upon the child has high fever, heavy disease and infectious disease, the parents must take him/ her to the specialized medical clinics, care at home and notify the school of his/her health conditions.


4. Tablets and powdered packs must be sealed. The School will not receive unsealed tablets and powdered packs (if any) after ending the treatment period.


5. The parents who desire to send medicines to the child must fill in “Medication Consent Form”. The parents will directly hand over the medicines and the written request to the school nurse. If the child uses the bus services, the parents will send the written request and medicines to the bus supervisor and then forward to the school nurse.


Communicable diseases


   Any student suffering from communicable diseases such as influenza, Hand-Foot-And-Mouth disease, SARS, H1N1, measles, chicken pox, mumps, rubella, nit and lice, infectious conjunctivitis (eye infection), etc will not be allowed at the Kindergarten. The parent / guardian of the student must obtain a letter from a registered medical practitioner, certifying the child’s full recovery and fitness for school, and submit this certification to the Teacher-In-Charge before the student is allowed to resume school.


Some suggestions of the child’s catching communicable diseases in the phases are as follows:


1. Varicella:  5 days as from the starting of a rash until vesicles start being dried. Symptoms: fever, headache and appearance of pockmarks or vesicles on body, face, legs and arms


2. Rubella: 6 days as from the starting of a rash. Symptoms: Red rash on neck mostly


3. Measles:  4 days as from the starting of a rash. Symptoms: fever, headache and rash on the whole body


4. Mumps: 5 days after swelling salivary glands on each side of the face or until decrease in swelling. Symptoms: Fever, swelling and pains of salivary glands at jaw


5. Infectious hepatitis:  7 days as from the date of yellow skin or 7 days as from appearance of symptoms without yellow skill. Symptoms: headache, stomach, nauseated and vomiting … Skin and eyes color may be changed into yellow.


6. Conjunctivitis (weary eyes): The child will not go to school until he/ she is treated effectively or until he/she no longer has rheum on the eyes. Because this disease is highly infectious, the child must be treated immediately. Symptoms: Itch, runny tears and rheum


7. Typhus: If a child has typhus or typhus eggs, the school will notify his/ her parent(s) to pick him/ her up. The whole class will be checked and a notice will be sent to their parents. Upon the child is treated effectively in typhus, he/ her will go to school.


8. Hand, foot and mouth disease: 5-7 days since the disease is defected until the child is treated effectively. Symptoms: Fever, headache, sore throat, ulcers or red spots inside or around the mouth, ulcers or rash in palms or foot sole


9. Ulcer: Until injuries are covered or cured effectively or after 48 hours of medication. Symptoms: Fluid or vesicle full of pus or ulcers on legs or foots and finally deep ulcers.


10. Scabies: The child comes back school after the first treatment. Symptoms: Rash and fierce itch


   When a child coughs or catches cold or gets other normal but communicable diseases, his/ her parent(s) will be required to keep the child at home to avoid spreading diseases to other children. Any child of diarrhea and vomiting will be off school after 48 hours after the last sick. If his/her body temperature is over 37.5 degree C, he/she must stay at home within at least 24 hours.