- Language policy
- Assessment policy
- Cyber-Safety policy
- Fire alarm and emergency evacuation
- Bus pick-up and drop-off
- School health
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 a language, about language, as well as 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.
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.
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 the 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.
The purpose of access control is to ensure safety for the children and staff as well as protect the school’s facilities.
Drop-off and Pick-up
- 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.
- Between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. (Drop-off Time), parent/authorized student carer are required to sign the child in.
- Between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Pick-up Time), parent/authorized student carer are required to sign the child out.
- 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.
During school hours
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Visitors/parents will be accompanied by a staff member if they need to walk to classrooms or around the school.
- 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.
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 the outdoor and indoor playground.
The children are encouraged to play safely in large spaces with playground equipment and toys. Upon going out, the children wear hats, soft shoes, or sandals for safe and convenient movement.
Receiving and delivering student property
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 jewelry. The school has the 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 the teacher’s supervision. The teachers will always comply with principles and guides for using teaching equipment and toys safely.
Dangerous liquids are not to be stored in the classrooms. Medicines are not to be brought to the classroom, except for sprayers for asthma patients with concerns of the principal and school nurse.
The children are not to access the swimming pool, computer room, or library, except when monitored by the adult.
Fire alarm and emergency evacuation
In case of emergencies, the fire alarm will ring. The whole school will be evacuated as quickly as possible in an orderly fashion. No one stops to take possessions.
A detailed chart of emergency exits will be posted in all the rooms and everyone must thoroughly understand this chart.
After leaving the building, the children and staff will be gathered by class in the designated area. The teachers will use the attendance roll to ensure that all students have left the building. The names of visitors will be checked and compared with the names registered in the security book by security. The school will have two fire drills on a semi-annual basis.
Bus pick-up and drop-off
Rosemont provides bus service to transport students in some districts of the city. Parents must ensure their children arrive at the pick-up location before the assigned time. Children must have a bus pass to enter the bus. Parents must sign their children in with the teacher traveling by bus. The bus is equipped with safety belts and is not permitted to begin moving until all children are properly seat-belted. Employees on the bus are equipped with mobile phones in case of emergency. The vehicle must be inspected before leaving to pick up or drop off children. If parents need additional information regarding the bus service, please contact the enrollment desk at the school for assistance.
Regular health check
The children will be entitled to medical check-ups 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 the information on the child’s health conditions.
Asthmatic children must have medicine with themselves. The school must be informed of the asthmatic children so that health staff can take note of and support 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. Parents will be immediately notified when their child is sent to the nurse’s office for assistance.
Commitment to supply the children’s health information
At the start of the academic year, besides regular medical checkups, the teachers will send hard copies of the children’s medical records to their parents to fill information in and return to the teachers. The nurse and teacher will base on the children’s medical records 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 for 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 a payment or reimburse 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 the wrong use of medicines, please note some regulations in the use of medicines and health care at the schools as follows:
- 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 the case with the doctor’s prescription but without labels, expiry date, and manufacturing place).
- The School will not receive dietary supplements (unless otherwise designated by the doctor).
- For medicines without the doctor’s prescription, the school will only receive syrups for symptoms, nose wash, and aerosol. Upon the child has a 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.
- Tablets and powdered packs must be sealed. The School will not receive unsealed tablets and powdered packs (if any) after ending the treatment period.
- The parents who desire to send medicine with the child must fill in the “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.
Any student suffering from communicable diseases such as influenza, Hand-Foot-And-Mouth disease, SARS, H1N1, measles, chickenpox, mumps, rubella, nit and lice, infectious conjunctivitis (eye infection), etc will not be allowed in the school. 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:
- 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
- Rubella: 6 days as from the starting of a rash.
Symptoms: Red rash on neck mostly
- Measles: 4 days as from the starting of a rash.
Symptoms: fever, headache and rash on the whole body
- 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
- Infectious hepatitis: 7 days as from the date of yellow skin or 7 days as from appearance of symptoms without yellow skin.
Symptoms: headache, stomach, nauseated and vomiting … Skin and eyes color may be changed into yellow.
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye): 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
- Lice: If a child has lice or lice 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. After the child is treated effectively for lice, he/she can go to school.
- Hand, foot and mouth disease: 5-7 days since the disease is detected 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 soles of feet.
- 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.
- Scabies: The child comes back school after the first treatment. Symptoms: Rash and fierce itch
When a child coughs or catches a 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 with diarrhea and vomiting will be off school after 48 hours after the last occurrence. If his/her body temperature is over 37.5 degrees C, he/she must stay at home for at least 24 hours.