Health Policy

Pupils attending school should be in good physical health, without signs of contagious diseases. Communicable diseases should be reported to the office so that exposure notices may be sent home with classmates. 

Parents are asked to keep their sick children home until all signs of contagiousness such as vomiting, diarrhea and fevers have subsided for 24 hours.  Parents should bring all medications with a completed medication form (blank forms are available in the office) signed by the student’s doctor to the school office.  All medication must be in the original prescription bottle/package from the doctor.

Absence Policy

Parents are asked to call the school office early in the morning to report a student’s absence. Attendance is taken in the classroom immediately after the bell rings. Late pupils (anyone not inside the classroom by  7:15 a.m. in grades K-3, or 7:20 a.m. in grades 4-9) must stop by the office for late slips so unnecessary calls home can be avoided. Lateness is disruptive to the class and to the student.

School Rules

Rainbow School is a great place to be!  Because we want our school to continue to provide a safe place for learning and playing, we have three main rules. These are:

1.    Respect others and our school

2.    Be safe

3.    Do your personal best

4.    Weapons, dangerous objects, and illegal substances are forbidden on school grounds. Possession or use of these may result in suspension.

5.    Students will respect and protect school property and supplies, and the property of others. Students and families will be asked to pay for any damage to school or personal property, including any vandalism that results from student action.

6.    Courtesy and fair play are expected of all students at all times. Students who behave unfairly, use foul language or rudeness, hit, shove, or fight with others, cut in line, or bully other students will be removed from a game or activity and/or have the play equipment taken away. Continued negative behavior may result in a referral to the principal.

7.    Out of bounds areas during recess include courtyards, walkways and hallways, area behind and between portables, bushes and tree areas around fences, and the garden area, without adult supervision. Students who are playing out of bounds may lose recess time.

8.    Rocks, sticks, tanbark, or other items are not to be thrown at any time. The adult supervisor will determine the consequence.  A more severe consequence will be given to repeat offenders.

9.    Running is allowed only in designated areas (blacktop/field).  Roller blades, skateboards, bikes and tennis shoes with wheels are not to be ridden on school grounds.  Bicycles and scooters must be walked on schoolgrounds.  Students who do not walk may lose recess time or lose the privilege of bringing equipment to school.

10.  All food and snacks are to be eaten only at the designated areas.  Students who eat in off-limits areas may lose recess time.

11.  Toys from home, some of which include balls, trading cards, dolls, stuffed toys, electronic games, iPods, etc., are NOT allowed in school.  Students may have the toy held by and adult if it is brought to school, and returned to go home and remain home at the end of the day.

12.  Cell phones may be used only after the end of the day bell.  If a student is found using one during school hours, the phone will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day.

13.  Students will wear appropriate clothing to school. caps are only to be worn outside.  Students are expected to dress appropriately for school by wearing clothing that does not interfere with the smooth functioning of the school program.  Head coverings such as hats, caps, bandanas, etc. are not to be worn in the classrooms, library, or during assemblies in the Multi. 

14.  Students who dress in an inappropriate manner will be asked to change (even if it means returning home).

Report Cards

Report cards are issued four times per year.

Report CardsClassroom Parties

Parties for the children are organized by the teacher and the room parents during the year. Parents are asked by the room parents to help in some way. There may be parties for National Day, Eid Day, and the end of school. 

Birthdays

To avoid hurt feelings, private birthday party invitations should be mailed rather than passed out at school. Check with your child’s teacher as to their individual policy regarding classroom birthday celebrations.  

Walking

Children walking to school should be thoroughly instructed by parents which route to take. Careful attention should be given to crosswalk safety. 

Bus

Buses are available to students before and after school

Discipline Philosophy Statement

It is the philosophy of Rainbow School that all students have the right to learn in a safe and caring environment. It is important that there be a shared responsibility among students, parents, teachers and administrators in providing the most productive learning environment. The school provides the atmosphere in which the students may learn. Student behavior, which disrupts the educational process, is not acceptable. It is the student’s responsibility to participate in the learning process by listening, following directions, and developing self-control in order to make the right to learn a reality. To provide a more conducive learning environment for all students, it is necessary that students, families and the school fulfill their responsibilities