Page 1

2012 High School 2013 Student Handbook


Personal Information Name Homeroom Grade Locker Number

Mission Dedicating our minds to inquiry, our hearts to compassion, and our lives to service and global understanding An American-style education grounded in the Christian faith and respecting the spiritual lives of all

Student Learning Results Academic Excellence Students will achieve their intellectual potential by striving for and attaining the highest standards of academic excellence

Spirituality Students will understand and respect Christianity and other religions and will identify and develop their own spiritual identity

Character Development Students will demonstrate respectful and caring attitudes at school and in the community, as well as the courage to stand up for what is right

Self-Motivated Learning Students willingly apply a variety of learning and motivation strategies throughout their learning process

Contributing to Society Students will develop the skills they need to form genuine relationships in our diverse society and to make contributions to our community

Chinese Culture Students will gain an understanding of China and an appreciation of the Chinese Culture

Cover design: Joyce Chan – Class of 2014


Welcome to the 2012-2013 School Year! On behalf of the faculty, guidance counselors, support staff, and administration, welcome to a new academic year at Hong Kong International School. We are excited about this school year and the new faces and opportunities we will be welcoming. As we begin another year together, you are encouraged to maintain a clear focus on our Mission and Student Learning Results. In addition to giving your best effort in the classroom each day, we hope you will use extra-curricular activities and service experiences, as well as Interim to explore your character and other aspects of who you are. This student handbook contains information that will help you plan your days throughout the school year. It is hoped that you will use the planner to support management of your day-to-day academic life, as well as co-curricular activities in which you are involved. Keep in mind, some events on the calendar might change so in addition to using this handbook, visit the High School DragonNet on line every day for announcements about additional events and activities on campus. There is always something happening in the high school that showcases talents and provides opportunities for growth. Participating with and supporting those involved in activities and events is what makes this school unique. With everyone involved and contributing to this community, it will be a truly great year. The High School Administration Team, Patricia Klekamp High School Principal

William Johnson Associate Principal – Academic Affairs

Lauren Fine Associate Principal – Student Life

Susan Harvey Associate Principal – Academic Affairs

1


Contact Information The first four digits for all high school telephone numbers are 3149 followed by the four-digit extension

Principal and Associate Principals Principal

Patricia Klekamp

7801

Associate Principal – Academic Affairs

William Johnson

7802

Associate Principal – Student Life

Lauren Fine

7108

Associate Principal – Academic Affairs

Sue Harvey

7179

Executive Assistant – Principal

Clara Wong

7177

Executive Secretary – Academic Affairs

Doreen Lui

7170

Executive Secretary – Student Life

Joanna Lin

7153

Executive Secretary – Counseling

Elaine Ma

7112

Executive Secretary – College Counseling

Elizabeth Tse

7111

High School Registrar

Beatrice Chung

7384

Receptionist

Vienna Chung

7169

Community H

Stephanie Passamonte Jennifer Purvis

7165 7191

Community K

Madeleine McGarrity Sam Fleischmann

7146 7161

Community I

Anne Ferrara Jeff Steuernagel

7107 7109

Community S

Anna Nunez Adam Goad

7192 7110

Athletic Director

Sharon Leung

7156

Athletic Program Coordinator

Vipin Chopra

7138

APAC Coordinator

7141

Associate Principal – Student Life

Lauren Fine

7191

Interim Program Coordinator

Joanna Lin

7153

Administrative Professionals

Guidance Counselors

Athletics

Interim

2


Attendance Cecilia Chau Attendance Officer Nurse

7106 Fax: 2813–7300

Esperanza Ciriaco

7135

Information Service

Ann Krembs

7118

ICT Facilitator

Myron Buck

7743

Information Commons Support

Pion Ng

7172

Information Commons Support

Ceka Ng

7122

Information Commons Support

Miyuki Hashimoto

7104

Information Commons

Student Senate Presiding Officer

Kevin JP Lee

Senator – Academic Affairs

Stephanie Park

Senator – Athletics & Interim

James Batchelor

Senator – Discipline

James Cin

Senator – Public Relations

Jeremy Lai

Senator – Student Life

Victoria (Tori) Hu

Senator – Service

Shan Yi Erica Chang

Class Officers Grade 9

T.B.A.

Grade 10

Saransh Kothari, Andrew Evangelista, Jasmine Bellard, Megan Brown

Grade 11

Thomas Liu, Daniel Zhang, Avery Cheng, Edward Tian

Grade 12

Ken Chi, Isaac Abraham, Alexandra Mann, Daniel Malanga

3


Table of Contents High School Calendar 2012-2013 6 Student Weekly Planner 18 HKIS Community Partnership and Communication Guidelines

106

Spiritual Identity 109 Academic Information 111 Graduation Requirements

112

Advanced Placement Program

115

School-wide Assessment Philosophy 116 Letter Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA)

116

Awards and Special Recognition

118

Academic Progress and Probation

118

Academic Honesty: You Make the Choice

118

What Is Plagiarism?

119

English and Other Languages at HKIS

121

Electronic Community 122 Information Commons 129 Attendance 130 Attendance Expectations

130

Attendance Policy

130

Communication Between the High School Attendance Officer and Parents

132

Minimum Attendance Requirements

133

Appeals Process

134

Behavior Expectations and Discipline Procedures 135 Handling Difficult Issues

135

Procedure for Any Disciplinary Incident

136

Consequences for Disciplinary Warning, Disciplinary Probation, and Additional Demerits

138

Recording Suspensions and Probations

138

Policies and Procedures 139 Substance Abuse and Drug Testing

139

Alcohol and Tobacco on Campus or at School-Sponsored Activities

141

Harassment Policy

144

Off-Campus Fighting / Bullying / Cyber Bullying

147

Overseas Travel Policy

147

School Safety and Welfare of Person and Property

148

Come Late to School Privileges (Grades 9-12)

148

Off-Campus Privileges (Grade 12)

149 4


Off-Campus and Off-Limits Areas

149

Dress Code

149

Public Displays of Affection

150

Cafeteria Decorum

151

Use of Carpark

151

School Bus Behavior

151

Vandalism 151 152

Parents’ Presence in Hong Kong

High School Counseling Program 153 School and Home Communications 155 Report Cards

155

Attendance and Student Behavior

155

Messages from Home

155

Withdrawal and Early Leaving Procedures

155

Transcripts 156 Release of Records

156

Weekly Newsletter – Cross Section

156

High School Student Life: Clubs and Activities 157 Athletics: A Tradition of Excellence 164 Communication 164 Athletic Code of Conduct

164

Miscellaneous Information 167 The Dragon Shop

167

Health Office

167

ID Cards

167

The Language Center

167

The Learning Center

167

Lockers 168 168

Lost, Found, and Stolen Items

Lunches 168 168

Signage on Campus

Textbooks 168 169

Transportation Service

Visitors 169 HKIS Emergency Weather Warnings Procedures 170 Map of HKIS Tai Tam Campus 172 5


6

7

14

Dragon Shop Back to School Sales

8:00 AM Grade 9 & Grade 10 - 12 New Students Begin, Special Schedule

6

13

Dragon Shop Back to School Sales (August 13 - 18)

3:30 PM New Student Computer Distribution

Day 5

Day 4

Dragon Shop Back to School Sales 7:45 AM Senate Back to School Welcome

Dragon Shop Back to School Sales School Begins, Extended Homeroom

2:40 PM Mini US College Fair

5:00 PM Senior Students/ Parents College Information Session

3:30 PM Site Council Meeting

Last Day to Drop S1 Course with No Penalty

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

2:40 PM Club Market Place

2:40 PM Club Market Place

Day 3

Day 2

29

28

Day 1

9:00 AM PFO New Parent Coffee - American Club Ballroom

7:50 AM Grade 9 H & K Community Parents Meet & Greet

Day 6

22

7:45 AM Club Leaders Meeting

Day 4

30

7:00 PM New Parent Reception

Yearbook & ID Photos, Cafeteria

Day 7

23

Day A2

Day S1

3:15 PM Prospective Athletes Meeting Auditorium

16

15

9

2

1

8

ThUrSdAy

WedneSdAy

27

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

9:00 AM New Parent Orientation

7:45 AM Club Leaders Meeting 504

21

20

3:30 PM Mac 101

TUeSdAy

MondAy

High School Calendar 2012

2:40 PM Club Market Place

Day 5

31

7:50 AM Grade 9 I & S Community Parents Meet & Greet

7:45 AM Club Leaders Meeting

Yearbook & ID Photos, Cafeteria

Day 8

24

Dragon Shop Back to School Sales

Day 3

17

10

3

FridAy

25

Dragon Shop Back to School Sales

18

11

4

SATUrdAy

AUGUST

26

19

12

5

SUndAy


7

4

Day 7

3

Day 6

7:00 PM HS Parent Reception

Booster Club Allocations Open till Nov 2

Day 5

8:00 AM Grade 9 - 12 Parent Coffee – 504

Day 4

Linden US College Fair

3:30 PM Site Council Meeti ng

7:45AM SOS Meeting, Orientation

25

24

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

Day 8

Day 7

3:30 PM Interim Committee Meeting

Day 6

26

11:10 AM Senate Inauguration

Day S1

19

18

17

Day 4

12 7:45 AM Club Leaders Meeting

Day 3

Day 2

Last Day to drop Year Course with No Penalty

Day 8

5

WedneSdAy

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

11

10

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

11:15 AM Mini College Fair

8:00 AM Parent Advisory Group Meeting

TUeSdAy

MondAy

High School Calendar 2012

WASC School Wide Self-Study PD Day

5:30 PM - 8:00 AM Habitat Sleep Out

5:30 PM - 8:00 AM Habitat Sleep Out

28

China Cup: Tennis/Baseball @ HKIS;Volleyball @ SAS; Rugby @ISB

Day 3

21

Yearbook Retreat Fri 5pm Sat 9am

Day 6

14

9:00 AM Parent/Student/ Homeroom advisor Conference

7

FridAy

Interim Sites Ready for Student Access

Day 7

27

3:30 PM Faculty Meeting

11:00 AM US College Fair

8:00 AM Pep Rally

Day 2

20

10:50 AM Community Gathering

Day C5

13

HS Parent Open House

Day 1

6

ThUrSdAy

29

China Cup: Tennis/Baseball @ HKIS;Volleyball @ SAS; Rugby @ISB

22

B Grade Volleyball Invitational at HKIS

Yearbook Retreat Fri 5pm Sat 9am

15

8

12:00 PM Peer Helpers Retreat

30

China Cup: Tennis/Baseball @ HKIS;Volleyball @ SAS; Rugby @ISB

23

16

9

2

1 10:00 AM SOS Retreat

SUndAy

SePTeMBer SATUrdAy


8

2

Day Following National Day, Public Holiday

9

Day 1

2:40 PM Interim Market Place

16

Day 6

End of Quarter 1

1

Day Following Mid Autumn Festival, Public Holiday

8

Day 8

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

15

Day 5

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

Habitat Build

Chung Yeung Fesival, Public Holiday

30

Day 5

Habitat Build

School Holiday

29

Day 4

3:30 PM Site Council Meeting

8:00 AM Parent Advisory Group Meeting

7:45 AM NHS “Get a Life”

23

22

3:15 PM Math League #1

8:00 AM Grade 9 - 12 Parent Coffee

TUeSdAy

MondAy

High School Calendar 2012

Day 6

31

8:00 AM APAC Opening

11:59 PM Interim Signup Closes

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

APAC: Baseball @ HKIS; Cross Country @ Guam; Volleyball @ TCIS; Tennis @ SFS; Rugby @ SAS

Day 2

APAC: Baseball @ HKIS; Cross Country @ Guam; Volleyball @ TCIS; Tennis @ SFS; Rugby @ SAS

25

Day 1

3:30 PM Faculty Meeting

10:50 AM Community Gathering

7:30 PM High School Drama Production & Art Exhibit

Habitat Build (October 18 - 23)

Day C7

24

7:30 PM High School Drama Production & Art Exhibit

Grade 9 - 7:50 - 11:30 AM Thrash; Grade 10 & 11 PSAT; Grade 12 - College Workshop

Day S (PSAT)

18

2:40 PM Interim Market place

17

Josten’s Class Ring Sale

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

Day 3

11

School Holidays

4

ThUrSdAy

7:45 AM Interim Market Place

Day 2

10

School Holidays

3

WedneSdAy

7:00 PM Z Club Dinner in the Dark – Gym

APAC: Baseball @ HKIS; Cross Country @ Guam; Volleyball @ TCIS; Tennis @ SFS; Rugby @ SAS

Day 3

26

7:45 AM Service Club Leaders Meeting 504

7 pm (10/19) - 8 am (10/20) TCF Sleep Out

7:30 PM High School Drama Production & Art Exhibit

Habitat Build

Day 8

19

7:30 PM HS Choir Concert

7:45 AM Additional Interim Marketplace

JV Baseball Invitational at HKIS

4:00 PM Interim Signups Open

Josten’s Class Ring Sale

Day 4

12

School Holidays

5

FridAy

APAC: Baseball @ HKIS; Cross Country @ Guam; Volleyball @ TCIS; Tennis @ SFS; Rugby @ SAS

27

7 pm (10/19) - 8 am (10/20) TCF Sleep Out

Habitat Build

20

12:00 PM PFO Pumpkin Festival

10:00 AM SOS ESOL Training – 504

JV Baseball Invitational at HKIS

13

SAT I & II

6

SATUrdAy

oCToBer

APAC: Baseball @ HKIS; Cross Country @ Guam; Volleyball @ TCIS; Tennis @ SFS; Rugby @ SAS

28

Habitat Build

21

14

7

SUndAy


9

6

Day 2

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

13

Day 5

3:15 PM Math League #2

5

Day 1

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

12

Day 4

7:50 AM SOS Leaders Training #2

3:30 PM Site Council Meeting

29

3:30 PM Interim Committee Meeting

2:40 PM Interim Meeting #1

28

7:00 PM HS Strings Concert

Day 5 BBT Booked by Strings 4:00 PM Interim Lists Published 8:00 AM Parent Advisory Group Meeting

7:50 AM NHS “Get a Life”

American Thanksgiving

Band Competition

7:30 PM High School Drama Production & Art Exhibit

27

26

10:50 AM Community Gathering

Holiday Basketball Tournament

Day 4

22

HS Choir Rehearsal

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

6:00 PM NHS Thanksgiving Dinner

Band Festival

Day C3

21

IASAS MUN, TAS

IASAS MUN, TAS 3:30 PM Faculty Meeting

APAC Performing Arts Choir @UNIS; Orchestra @ WAB; Dance CA

Day 7

15

High School Parent/Teacher/ Student Conferences

Day 8

Band Festival

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

EARCOS Leadership Conference

EARCOS Leadership Conference

Day I 7

Day 2

Day 1

Day 8

Day 7

8

2

1

Girls Rugby League Finals

7:30 PM High School Drama Production & Art Exhibit

Day 1

30

WASC

24 Hr Human Traffikking Endurance Race

Band Competition

Band Competition Schoolwide Self-Study PD Day

Holiday Basketball Tournament

24 Hr Human Traffikking Endurance Race

Band Competition

Holiday Basketball Tournament

25

IASAS MUN, TAS

IASAS MUN, TAS

24

APAC Performing Arts Choir @UNIS; Orchestra @ WAB; Dance CA

18

11

EARCOS Leadership Conference

4

SUndAy

noVeMBer

APAC Performing Arts Choir @UNIS; Orchestra @ WAB; Dance CA

17

7:30 PM HS Band Concert

9:00 AM HKMUN 1st Caucus - GSIS

9:00 AM College Forum

10

HS Band Clinicians

SAT I & II

EARCOS Leadership Conference

3

SATUrdAy

Holiday Basketball Tournament

23

IASAS MUN, TAS

APAC Performing Arts Choir @UNIS; Orchestra @ WAB; Dance CA

Day 8

16

High School Parent/Teacher/ Student Conferences

9

Cut Off for Booster Club Allocations

FridAy

ThUrSdAy

APAC Performing Arts Choir @UNIS; Orchestra @ WAB; Dance CA

Day 6

14

Day 3

7

WedneSdAy

Day 6 BBT Booked by Strings

20

19

6:00 PM Sports Banquet

TUeSdAy

MondAy

High School Calendar 2012


10

Day 8

3:15 PM Math League #3

18

HS Semester I Exams

25

Christmas & New Year Holidays

Day I 7

10:50 AM Interim Meeting #2

17

HS Semester I Exams

24

Christmas & New Year Holidays

10

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

11

Day 3

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

4

Day 2

TUeSdAy

3

31

MondAy

High School Calendar 2012

Christmas & New Year Holidays

26

AM HS Semester I Exams

PM R-12 Christmas Assembly

End of Quarter 2

19

10:50 AM Community Gathering

Day C1

12

8:00 AM Parent Interim Info Meeting

Day 4

5

WedneSdAy

Christmas & New Year Holidays

27

Christmas & New Year Holidays

20

HS Semester I Exams

13

3:15 PM HS Band Rehearsal

Day 5

6

ThUrSdAy

Christmas & New Year Holidays

28

Christmas & New Year Holidays

21

3:30 PM HS Faculty Christmas Party

HS Semester I Exams

14

7:00 PM MS/HS Band Concert - MS Gym

Day 6

7

FridAy

Christmas & New Year Holidays

29

Christmas & New Year Holidays

22

15

5:00 PM Choir Concert at CAN

8

SAT I & II

7:30 PM High School Drama Production & Art Exhibit

1

SATUrdAy

Christmas & New Year Holidays

30

Christmas & New Year Holidays

23

16

9

2

SUndAy

deCeMBer


11

Day A5

Spirit Week

Speaker: Jason Everet at HKIS

10:50 AM Jason Everet Assembly

29

Day 2

8:00 AM Pep Rally

Day 4

Spirit Week

7:50 AM Club Leaders Meeting

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

28

Day 1

8:00 AM Parent Advisory Group Meeting

3:30 PM Site Council Meeting

22

21

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

Day 8

Day 7

14

15

3:15 PM Math League #4

HS Quarter 3 Begins

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

Day 3

APAC: Girls Basketball @ HKIS; Boys Basketball @ TCIS; Swimming @ ISB; Forensics @ Brent

Day 3

30

Spirit Week

Day 6

23

7:45 AM NHS Get a Life

2:40 PM Interim Meeting #3

8:00 AM APAC Opening

APAC: Girls Basketball @ HKIS; Boys Basketball @ TCIS; Swimming @ ISB; Forensics @ Brent

Day 4

31

3:30 PM Faculty Meeting

Spirit Week

Day 7

24

7:00 PM All Strings Concert

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

Day 2

17

Day 5

10

Christmas & New Year Holidays

3

ThUrSdAy

Day 1

16

12:00 PM PFO New Parent Lunch

7:45 AM SOS Leaders’ Meeting

Day 4

9

Christmas & New Year Holidays

Christmas & New Year Holidays

8

2

1

Day 2

WedneSdAy

TUeSdAy

7

MondAy

High School Calendar 2013

12:00 PM Interim Half Day

Spirit Week

Day S8

25

China Cup: Forensics @ HKIS; Basketball @ ISB; Swimming/T Tennis @ SAS

Last Day to Drop Semester Course with No Penalty

Day 3

18

Day 6

11

Christmas & New Year Holidays

4

FridAy

SAT I & II

26

9:00 AM HKMUN 2nd Caucus - FIS

China Cup: Forensics @ HKIS; Basketball @ ISB; Swimming/T Tennis @ SAS

19

2:00 PM High School Service Summit

12

5

SATUrdAy

JAnUAry

27

China Cup: Forensics @ HKIS; Basketball @ ISB; Swimming/T Tennis @ SAS

20

13

6

SUndAy


12

5

Day S 7

American Mathematics Competition

12

4

Day I 6

10:50 AM Interim Meeting #4

11

6:00 PM Grade 8 Parents Night - Auditorium

19

Day 2

7:45 AM Academic Market Place

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

3:15 PM Math League#5

18

Day 1

Registration Opens till March 8

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

26

Day 7

Counselors to MS with Ambassadors

25

Day 6

3:30 PM Site Council Mtg

6:00 PM Sports Banquet

2:45 PM Academic Marketplace

Chinese New Year Holidays

Chinese New Year Holidays

APAC Music: Band @ HKIS; Theatre @ SFS

Day 8

27

Counselors to MS with Ambassadors

Day 3

20

Chinese New Year Holidays

WASC

WASC

13

1:00 PM HKMUN 3rd Caucus - VSA

7:45 AM SOS Club Leaders’ Training

Day 8

6

WedneSdAy

WASC

3:30 PM Senate Meeing

TUeSdAy

MondAy

High School Calendar 2013

3:30 PM Faculty Meeting

8:00 AM APAC Opening

SEAMC, Bangkok

APAC Music: Band @ HKIS; Theatre @ SFS

Day S 1

28

7:50 AM NHS “Get a Life”

Day 4

21

Chinese New Year Holidays

WASC

14

PFO CNY Assemblies

Day S

7

ThUrSdAy APAC: Girls Basketball @ HKIS; Boys Basketball @ TCIS; Swimming @ ISB; Forensics @ Brent

Day 5

10:50 AM Interim Meeting #5

HKMUN Conference Renaissance College

Day I 5

22

Chinese New Year Holidays

WASC

15

WASC

Schoolwide Self-Study/ PD Day

8

9:00 AM Z Club Karaoke Contest - Auditorium

10 AM - 6 PM Ndoto Workshop

HKMUN Conference Renaissance College

23

16

Chinese New Year Day

Chinese New Year Holidays

WASC

9

2

1 APAC: Girls Basketball @ HKIS; Boys Basketball @ TCIS; Swimming @ ISB; Forensics @ Brent

SATUrdAy

FridAy

24

17

Chinese New Year Holidays

WASC

10

APAC: Girls Basketball @ HKIS; Boys Basketball @ TCIS; Swimming @ ISB; Forensics @ Brent

3

SUndAy

FeBrUAry


13 Day A6 10:50 AM Interim Celebration

Day 5

3:15 PM Math League #6

26

Day 2

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

6:30 PM Interim Parent Exhibition Night

25

Day 1

8:00 AM Parent Advisory Group Meeting

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

Interim Reflection Due

20

19

Interim Make Up Day, No Classes

3:30 PM Interim Committee Meeting

10:50 AM Community Gathering

Day C3

27

12:00 PM Teacher’s Work Day

End of Quarter 3

EARCOS Teacher Conference

Student Half Day Schedule

Day S4

28

EARCOS Teacher Conference

Good Friday, Public Holiday

29

China Cup: Soccer @ HKIS; Softball @ SAS; Badminton @ SAS

10:50 AM Interim Meeting #6 3:30 PM Faculty Meeting

7:30 PM High School Drama Production & Art Exhibit

Day 8

22

7:30 PM High School Drama Production & Art Exhibit

Day I 7

21

High School Interim

18

High School Interim

15

High School Interim

14

PM Interim Starts

AM HS Parent/Teacher/ Student Conferences

8

High School Interim

13

7:00 PM HKD Max’D Out

Girls Invitational Soccer

30

China Cup: Soccer @ HKIS; Softball @ SAS; Badminton @ SAS

7:30 PM High School Drama Production & Art Exhibit

23

High School Interim

16

High School Interim (March 9 - March 17)

9

Girls Invitational Soccer

Spirituality Retreat

12

HS Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

7

Spirituality Retreat

SEAMC, Bangkok

High School Interim

7:45 AM Interim Meeting (optional)

10:50 AM Community Gathering

HS Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

6

SEAMC, Bangkok

SEAMC, Bangkok

APAC Music: Band @ HKIS; Theatre @ SFS

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

APAC Music: Band @ HKIS; Theatre @ SFS

APAC Music: Band @ HKIS; Theatre @ SFS

Day 2

31

China Cup: Soccer @ HKIS; Softball @ SAS; Badminton @ SAS

24

High School Interim

17

High School Interim

10

Spirituality Retreat

3

2

1

MArCh SUndAy

SATUrdAy

FridAy

11

Day 4

Day C3

ThUrSdAy

Registration Closes

5

4

WedneSdAy

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

TUeSdAy

MondAy

High School Calendar 2013


14

2

School Holidays

1

Easter Monday, Public Holiday

Day 8

Day 7

Day C 5

10:50 AM Community Gathering

7:30 PM HS Strings Concert

Day 4

7:45 AM SOS Leaders Meeting (Reflection)

7:45 AM All Club Leaders’ Meeting

3:30 PM Site Council Meeting

30

29

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

8:00 AM Parent Advisory Group Meeting

23

22

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

8:00 AM Pep Rally

Day 3

3:30 PM Interim Committee Meeting

Day 1

24

APAC: Boys Soccer @ WAB; Girls Soccer @ UNIS; Softball @ SAS; Badminton @ ISB; Track & Field @ Brent

Day 4

17

6:00 PM NHS Induction

3:30 PM Faculty Meeting

Day 2

25

APAC: Boys Soccer @ WAB; Girls Soccer @ UNIS; Softball @ SAS; Badminton @ ISB; Track & Field @ Brent

Day 5

18

Day 1

12

7:30 PM Band Concert

Day 3

26

APAC: Boys Soccer @ WAB; Girls Soccer @ UNIS; Softball @ SAS; Badminton @ ISB; Track & Field @ Brent

Day 6

19

Day 2

16

Day 8

11

Ching Ming Festival, Public Holiday

5

FridAy

15

Day 7

10

School Holidays

4

ThUrSdAy

Course Confirmation Sheets Due

Day 6

Day 5

School Holidays

3

WedneSdAy

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

9

8

School Holidays

TUeSdAy

MondAy

High School Calendar 2013

7:30 PM Interact Fashion Show

27

APAC: Boys Soccer @ WAB; Girls Soccer @ UNIS; Softball @ SAS; Badminton @ ISB; Track & Field @ Brent

20

PFO World’s Fair

13

6

SATUrdAy

APriL

28

APAC: Boys Soccer @ WAB; Girls Soccer @ UNIS; Softball @ SAS; Badminton @ ISB; Track & Field @ Brent

21

14

7

SUndAy


15 Spirit Week 10:50 AM Grade 11/12 Awards Assembly 3:30 PM Interim Committee Meeting

Advanced Placement Exams

21

Day 2

Spirit Week

1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

7:00 PM Choir Concert & Awards Presentations

28

Day 7

Last Homeroom of the year

3:30 PM HKD Showcase

Advanced Placement Exams

20

Day A 1

8:00 AM Parent Advisory Group Meeting

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

27

Day 6

3:30 PM Site Council Meeting

7:00 PM HKD Showcase

10:50 AM Grade 9/10 Awards Assembly

Day 6

7:00 PM HKD Showcase

7:45 AM Senior Athlete Tea

7:45 AM SOS Celebration

Day 8

29

Day A 3

22

9:00 AM Grade 8 Parent Meeting

Advanced Placement Exams

Day 7

15

14

Advanced Placement Exams

Day 5

Advanced Placement Exams

Advanced Placement Exams

Day 2

8

13

Day 1

Day 8 1:50 PM Department Heads Meeting

7

6

Senior Projects

30

3:30 PM Faculty Meeting

Spirit Week 7:45 AM Club Leaders’ Meeting 7:45 AM Internship Planning 11:00 AM Grade 8 Transition (HS Campus)

Day 4

23

Advanced Placement Exams

Day 8

16

Advanced Placement Exams

Day 3

9

10:50 AM Community Gathering

Day C1

31

7:00 PM All Strings Concert

3:30 PM HS End of Year Faculty Event

10:50 AM Battle of Classes

Spirit Week

Day A 5

24

Buddha’s Birthday, Public Holiday

Advanced Placement Exams

17

Advanced Placement Exams

Day 4

10

Day 7

Day 6

Labour Day, Public Holiday 6:00 PM HS Sports Banquet

3

2

1

FridAy

ThUrSdAy

WedneSdAy

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

TUeSdAy

MondAy

High School Calendar 2013

25

7:00 PM Junior & Senior Prom

18

11

SAT I & II

4

SATUrdAy

26

19

12

5

SUndAy

MAy


16

Day A3

10:45 AM HS Annual Awards Convocation

10:50 AM Last HR of the year

Day 2

10:45 AM HS Annual Awards Convocation

3:30 PM Senate Meeting

24

17

High School Semester II Exams

10

7:00 PM Senior Dinner – JW Marriott Hotel, Admiralty

25

Last Day for Administration

18

Community Gathering

Last Day for Teachers

Last Day for Students

End of Quarter 4

High School Semester II Exams

11

4

3

5:30 PM Senior Baccalaureate Service

TUeSdAy

MondAy

High School Calendar 2013

26

19

Tuen Ng Dragon Boat Festival, Public Holiday

12

High School Semester II Exams

5

WedneSdAy

27

20

28

21

14

High School Graduation

10:00 AM Senior Breakfast & Graduation Practice

13

High School Semester II Exams

7

FridAy

High School Semester II Exams

6

ThUrSdAy

29

22

15

8

6:30 PM HS Band Concert

30

23

16

9

2

SAT I & II

1

JUne SUndAy

SATUrdAy


Notes

17


HKIS High School Student Calendar AUGUST 13 MONDAY

General Study

14 TUESDAY

General Study

15 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day S1

16 THURSDAY

General Study

Day A2

18

2012


17 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 3

SATURDAY 18

SUNDAY 19

To do this week

8 M

19

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar AUGUST 20 MONDAY

General Study

Day 4

21 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 5

22 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 6

23 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 7

20

2012


24 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 8

SATURDAY 25

SUNDAY 26

To do this week

8 M

21

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 27 MONDAY

General Study

Day 1

28 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 2

29 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 3

30 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 4

22

2012


31 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 5

SATURDAY 1

SUNDAY 2

To do this week

8 9 M

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

27

28

29

30

31

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

23


HKIS High School Student Calendar SEPTEMBER 3 MONDAY

General Study

Day 6

4 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 7

5 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 8

6 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 1

24

2012


7 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 8

SUNDAY 9

To do this week

9 M

25

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar SEPTEMBER 10 MONDAY

General Study

Day 2

11 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 3

12 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 4

13 THURSDAY

General Study

Day C5

26

2012


14 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 6

SATURDAY 15

SUNDAY 16

To do this week

9 M

27

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar SEPTEMBER 17 MONDAY

General Study

Day 7

18 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 8

19 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day S1

20 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 2

28

2012


21 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 3

SATURDAY 22

SUNDAY 23

To do this week

9 M

29

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar SEPTEMBER 24 MONDAY

General Study

Day 4

25 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 5

26 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 6

27 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 7

30

2012


28 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 29

SUNDAY 30

To do this week

9 M

31

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar OCTOBER 1 MONDAY

General Study

2 TUESDAY

General Study

3 WEDNESDAY

General Study

4 THURSDAY

General Study

32

2012


5 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 6

SUNDAY 7

To do this week

33

10 M

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar OCTOBER 8 MONDAY

General Study

Day 8

9 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 1

10 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 2

11 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 3

34

2012


12 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 4

SATURDAY 13

SUNDAY 14

To do this week

35

10 M

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar OCTOBER 15 MONDAY

General Study

Day 5

16 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 6

17 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day S (PSAT)

18 THURSDAY

General Study

Day C7

36

2012


19 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 8

SATURDAY 20

SUNDAY 21

To do this week

37

10 M

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar OCTOBER 22 MONDAY

General Study

23 TUESDAY

General Study

24 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 1

25 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 2

38

2012


26 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 3

SATURDAY 27

SUNDAY 28

To do this week

39

10 M

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 29 MONDAY

General Study

Day 4

30 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 5

31 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 6

1 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 7

40

2012


2 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 8

SATURDAY 3

SUNDAY 4

To do this week

10 11 M

T

W

T

F

S

S

M

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

5

6

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

12

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

41

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

7

8

9

10

11

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar NOVEMBER 5 MONDAY

General Study

Day 1

6 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 2

7 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 3

8 THURSDAY

General Study

42

2012


9 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 10

SUNDAY 11

To do this week

11 M

43

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar NOVEMBER 12 MONDAY

General Study

Day 4

13 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 5

14 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 6

15 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 7

44

2012


16 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 8

SATURDAY 17

SUNDAY 18

To do this week

11 M

45

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar NOVEMBER 19 MONDAY

General Study

Day 1

20 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 2

21 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day C3

22 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 4 

46

2012


23 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 24

SUNDAY 25

To do this week

11 M

47

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 26 MONDAY

General Study

Day 5

27 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 6

28 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day I 7

29 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 8

48

2012


30 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 1

SATURDAY 1

SUNDAY 2

To do this week

11 12 M

T

W

T

F

S

S

M

1

2

3

4

31

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

26

27

28

29

30

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

49


HKIS High School Student Calendar DECEMBER 3 MONDAY

General Study

Day 2

4 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 3

5 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 4

6 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 5

50

2012


7 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 6

SATURDAY 8

SUNDAY 9

To do this week

12 M

T

W

T

F

31

51

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar DECEMBER 10 MONDAY

General Study

Day I 7

11 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 8

12 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day C1

13 THURSDAY

General Study

52

2012


14 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 15

SUNDAY 16

To do this week

12 M

T

W

T

F

31

53

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar DECEMBER 17 MONDAY

General Study

18 TUESDAY

General Study

19 WEDNESDAY

General Study

20 THURSDAY

General Study

54

2012


21 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 22

SUNDAY 23

To do this week

12 M

T

W

T

F

31

55

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar DECEMBER 24 MONDAY

General Study

25 TUESDAY

General Study

26 WEDNESDAY

General Study

27 THURSDAY

General Study

56

2012


28 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 29

SUNDAY 30

To do this week

12 M

T

W

T

F

31

57

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar DEC 31 MONDAY

General Study

1 TUESDAY

General Study

2 WEDNESDAY

General Study

3 THURSDAY

General Study

58

2012/JAN 2013


4 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 5

SUNDAY 6

To do this week

12 1 M

T

W

T

F

31

S

S

1

2

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

28

29

30

31

59


HKIS High School Student Calendar JANUARY 7 MONDAY

General Study

Day 2

8 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 3

9 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 4

10 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 5

60

2013


11 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 6

SATURDAY 12

SUNDAY 13

To do this week

M

7 14 21 28

61

1 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

8

9

10

11

12

13

15

16

17

18

19

20

22

23

24

25

26

27

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar JANUARY 14 MONDAY

General Study

Day 7

15 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 8

16 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 1

17 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 2

62

2013


18 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 3

SATURDAY 19

SUNDAY 20

To do this week

M

7 14 21 28

63

1 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

8

9

10

11

12

13

15

16

17

18

19

20

22

23

24

25

26

27

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar JANUARY 21 MONDAY

General Study

Day 4

22 TUESDAY

General Study

Day A5

23 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 6

24 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 7

64

2013


25 FRIDAY

General Study

Day S8

SATURDAY 26

SUNDAY 27

To do this week

M

7 14 21 28

65

1 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

8

9

10

11

12

13

15

16

17

18

19

20

22

23

24

25

26

27

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar JANUARY/FEBRUARY 28 MONDAY

General Study

Day 1

29 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 2

30 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 3

31 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 4

66

2013


1 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 5

SATURDAY 2

SUNDAY 3

To do this week

M

7 14 21 28

1 2 T

W

T

F

S

S

M

1

2

3

4

5

6

8

9

10

11

12

13

4

5

6

15

16

17

18

19

20

11

12

22

23

24

25

26

27

18

29

30

31

25

67

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

7

8

9

10

13

14

15

16

17

19

20

21

22

23

24

26

27

28


HKIS High School Student Calendar FEBRUARY 4 MONDAY

General Study

Day I 6

5 TUESDAY

General Study

Day S 7

6 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 8

7 THURSDAY

General Study

Day S

68

2013


8 FRIDAY

General Study

PD Day

SATURDAY 9

SUNDAY 10

To do this week

M

4 11 18 25

69

2 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

13

14

15

16

17

19

20

21

22

23

24

26

27

28


HKIS High School Student Calendar FEBRUARY 11 MONDAY

General Study

12 TUESDAY

General Study

13 WEDNESDAY

General Study

14 THURSDAY

General Study

70

2013


15 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 16

SUNDAY 17

To do this week

M

4 11 18 25

71

2 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

13

14

15

16

17

19

20

21

22

23

24

26

27

28


HKIS High School Student Calendar FEBRUARY 18 MONDAY

General Study

Day 1

19 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 2

20 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 3

21 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 4

72

2013


22 FRIDAY

General Study

Day I 5

SATURDAY 23

SUNDAY 24

To do this week

M

4 11 18 25

73

2 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

13

14

15

16

17

19

20

21

22

23

24

26

27

28


HKIS High School Student Calendar FEBRUARY/MARCH 25 MONDAY

General Study

Day 6

26 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 7

27 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 8

28 THURSDAY

General Study

Day S 1

74

2013


1 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 2

SATURDAY 2

SUNDAY 3

To do this week

M

4 11 18 25

2 3 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

5

6

7

8

9

10

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

13

14

15

16

17

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

19

20

21

22

23

24

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

26

27

28

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

75


HKIS High School Student Calendar MARCH 4 MONDAY

General Study

Day C3

5 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 4

6 WEDNESDAY

General Study

7 THURSDAY

General Study

76

2013


8 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 9

SUNDAY 10

To do this week

M

4 11 18 25

77

3 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

13

14

15

16

17

19

20

21

22

23

24

26

27

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar MARCH 11 MONDAY

General Study

12 TUESDAY

General Study

13 WEDNESDAY

General Study

14 THURSDAY

General Study

78

2013


15 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 16

SUNDAY 17

To do this week

M

4 11 18 25

79

3 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

13

14

15

16

17

19

20

21

22

23

24

26

27

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar MARCH 18 MONDAY

General Study

19 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 5

20 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day A6

21 THURSDAY

General Study

Day I 7

80

2013


22 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 8

SATURDAY 23

SUNDAY 24

To do this week

M

4 11 18 25

81

3 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

13

14

15

16

17

19

20

21

22

23

24

26

27

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar MARCH 25 MONDAY

General Study

Day 1

26 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 2

27 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day C3

28 THURSDAY

General Study

Day S4

82

2013


29 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 30

SUNDAY 31

To do this week

M

4 11 18 25

83

3 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

13

14

15

16

17

19

20

21

22

23

24

26

27

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar APRIL 1 MONDAY

General Study

2 TUESDAY

General Study

3 WEDNESDAY

General Study

4 THURSDAY

General Study

84

2013


5 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 6

SUNDAY 7

To do this week

M 1 8 15 22 29

85

4 T

W

T

F

S

S

2

3

4

5

6

7

9

10

11

12

13

14

16

17

18

19

20

21

23

24

25

26

27

28

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar APRIL 8 MONDAY

General Study

Day 5

9 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 6

10 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 7

11 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 8

86

2013


12 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 1

SATURDAY 13

SUNDAY 14

To do this week

M 1 8 15 22 29

87

4 T

W

T

F

S

S

2

3

4

5

6

7

9

10

11

12

13

14

16

17

18

19

20

21

23

24

25

26

27

28

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar APRIL 15 MONDAY

General Study

Day 2

16 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 3

17 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 4

18 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 5

88

2013


19 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 6

SATURDAY 20

SUNDAY 21

To do this week

M 1 8 15 22 29

89

4 T

W

T

F

S

S

2

3

4

5

6

7

9

10

11

12

13

14

16

17

18

19

20

21

23

24

25

26

27

28

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar APRIL 22 MONDAY

General Study

Day 7

23 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 8

24 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 1

25 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 2

90

2013


26 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 3

SATURDAY 27

SUNDAY 28

To do this week

M 1 8 15 22 29

91

4 T

W

T

F

S

S

2

3

4

5

6

7

9

10

11

12

13

14

16

17

18

19

20

21

23

24

25

26

27

28

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar APRIL/MAY 29 MONDAY

General Study

Day 4

30 TUESDAY

General Study

Day C 5

1 WEDNESDAY

General Study

2 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 6

92

2013


3 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 7

SATURDAY 4

SUNDAY 5

To do this week

M 1 8 15 22 29

4 5 T

W

T

F

S

S

M

2

3

4

5

6

7

9

10

11

12

13

14

6

16

17

18

19

20

21

23

24

25

26

27

28

30

93

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar MAY 6 MONDAY

General Study

Day 8

7 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 1 

8 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 2

9 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 3

94

2013


10 FRIDAY

General Study

Day 4

SATURDAY 11

SUNDAY 12

To do this week

M

6 13 20 27

95

5 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

7

8

9

10

11

12

14

15

16

17

18

19

21

22

23

24

25

26

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar MAY 13 MONDAY

General Study

Day 5

14 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 6

15 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 7

16 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 8

96

2013


17 FRIDAY

General Study

SATURDAY 18

SUNDAY 19

To do this week

M

6 13 20 27

97

5 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

7

8

9

10

11

12

14

15

16

17

18

19

21

22

23

24

25

26

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar MAY 20 MONDAY

General Study

Day A 1

21 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 2

22 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day A 3

23 THURSDAY

General Study

Day 4

98

2013


24 FRIDAY

General Study

Day A 5

SATURDAY 25

SUNDAY 26

To do this week

M

6 13 20 27

99

5 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

7

8

9

10

11

12

14

15

16

17

18

19

21

22

23

24

25

26

28

29

30

31


HKIS High School Student Calendar MAY/JUNE 27 MONDAY

General Study

Day 6

28 TUESDAY

General Study

Day 7

29 WEDNESDAY

General Study

Day 8

30 THURSDAY

General Study

100

2013


31 FRIDAY

General Study

Day C1

SATURDAY 1

SUNDAY 2

To do this week

M

6 13 20 27

5 6 T

W

T

F

S

S

M

1

2

3

4

5

7

8

9

10

11

12

3

4

5

6

14

15

16

17

18

19

10

11

12

21

22

23

24

25

26

17

18

28

29

30

31

24

25

101

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

7

8

9

13

14

15

16

19

20

21

22

23

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar JUNE 3 MONDAY

General Study

Day 2

4 TUESDAY

General Study

Day A3

5 WEDNESDAY

General Study

6 THURSDAY

General Study

102

2013


7 FRIDAY

SATURDAY 8

General Study

SUNDAY 9

To do this week

M

3 10 17 24

103

6 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

4

5

6

7

8

9

11

12

13

14

15

16

18

19

20

21

22

23

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS High School Student Calendar JUNE 10 MONDAY

General Study

11 TUESDAY

General Study

12 WEDNESDAY

General Study

13 THURSDAY

General Study

104

2013


14 FRIDAY

SATURDAY 15

General Study

SUNDAY 16

To do this week

M

3 10 17 24

105

6 T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

4

5

6

7

8

9

11

12

13

14

15

16

18

19

20

21

22

23

25

26

27

28

29

30


HKIS Community Partnership and Communication Guidelines Introduction HKIS as a community is committed to building and sustaining a welcoming and secure learning environment in which individuals can fully realize their potential in a climate of mutual respect. HKIS believes that parents and educators share the responsibility for creating a partnership that fosters children’s learning. Together we play a formative role in the development of a child’s sense of justice, equity and the worth of all members of our school community. It is our hope that these guidelines will provide a useful framework to promote effective and appropriate communication within the HKIS community, and will support the HKIS policy on Promoting a Culture of Respect [Policy 3170, included below].

Working in Partnership We recognize that effective partnerships are characterized by clearly defined responsibilities, a shared commitment to collaboration, open lines of communication, mutual respect and a common vision of the goals to be achieved. The responsibility of the school (Teachers, Administrators and Support Staff) is to: • Provide a safe environment that supports the development of positive learning attitudes, habits and values that are consistent with the Mission of the school. • Provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive environment. • Encourage students’ growth as responsible, independent and respectful individuals. • Model integrity, academic curiosity, responsibility and creativity. • Communicate and work with parents as partners in ensuring student achievement reflective of the HKIS Mission and Student Learning Results. • Provide timely and clear information about school programs and events. The Teacher’s responsibility is to: • Explain the curriculum and approach to learning in the classroom, expectations, methods of assessment and reporting of learning to students and their families. • Report student progress regularly to parents (the frequency of communication is determined by each division). • When appropriate, work with parents, counselors or learning specialists to provide a team approach to support for students. • Communicate how parents can support what is going on in the classroom. • Share observations, interests and concerns during emails, meetings and parentteacher and student conferences. • Invite parent involvement in the learning process. For example: participating in class activities, attendance at school events, invitation for guest speakers or connecting with the wider Hong Kong community. • Respect family needs and values e.g. family time. • Invite input and feedback from parents. • Respond in a timely fashion to emails or phone calls from parents. 106


The Parent’s responsibility is to: • Provide a home environment that supports the development of positive learning attitudes, habits and values that are consistent with those of the school. • Play an active part in their child’s learning e.g. monitoring attendance, homework completion. • Help their child capitalize upon successes and learn from setbacks and failures as part of his or her growth process. • Review, with the child, information provided by the school that provides insight into student learning and growth. For example: assignment feedback, report cards, conference information, emails. • Communicate with the teacher, as developmentally appropriate, if the child is having problems with learning. • Inform the school of any family or home situation that may affect a child’s learning or behavior. • Participate in the decisions about their child’s education. • Be responsive to requests for input, feedback or opinion. • Stay informed by reading the school newsletter, class updates or accessing the website. • Attend, as family responsibilities allow, parents events or education evenings. These include: parent coffees, division parent forums, parent-to-parent meetings, curriculum nights and parent feedback. • Participate, as family responsibilities allow, in school organizations such as P.F.O., P.A.G. and Booster Club and events. • Respect a teacher’s academic efforts by minimizing a child’s absence from school for non-critical reasons.

Expectations for Communication at HKIS It is expected that all members of the HKIS adult community will abide by the following principles for verbal and non-verbal, written and oral communication at HKIS. • All communications demonstrate the assumption of good intent and the goal to be constructive. • The tone of all communications demonstrates care, respect for others and sensitivity for diversity. • Email is the preferred form of contact, unless an issue is urgent or would be better addressed through face to face or phone contact. • Reasonable time is allowed for responses to communications. • Confidentiality is respected.

Sequence of Communication Channels for Parents Contact the teacher directly if you have questions or concerns about your child or the instructional program in your child’s class. • Contact the Principal or Associate Principal if the teacher’s response to your first contact does not sufficiently address your concern or if your concern is at the school level. • Contact the Head of School or Associate Head of School if the Administrator’s response does not address your concern. 107


Addressing Disagreements Dealing with disagreements requires respect and discretion by both the school and parents. Both parties should respectfully seek to gather accurate information and resolve problems through appropriate channels of communication. Each adult shares the responsibility to provide a collaborative decision making model in the best interest of the child – be prepared to listen, contribute, negotiate and support decisions and operate from the assumption of good intent. Confidentiality contributes to maintaining trust between parents, teachers and administrators. All adults should use discretion about when, where and with whom issues are discussed. It is important that all adults not discuss individual children, teachers or families in inappropriate public and social situations.

The HKIS Board of Managers The HKIS Board of Managers is primarily focused on setting overall strategic direction consistent with the HKIS Mission statement; supporting, encouraging and evaluating the Head of School; and providing stewardship of the school’s resources.

HKIS Policy on “Promoting a Culture of Respect” (Policy 3170) “Hong Kong International School is committed to building and sustaining a culture of respect, care and safety that is free from any form of harassment, bullying and intimidation. All members of our community – students, parents, faculty, staff and visitors – have a right to feel safe and protected and share the responsibility to build and maintain an environment in which everyone feels respected. Offensive, harassing, bullying or intimidating behaviors will not be tolerated or ignored and will be dealt with appropriately and expeditiously. Across the school, both prevention and intervention strategies are in place for our student and adult community, and will be published and reviewed annually, to encourage empathy and respect and to respond appropriately to any acts of bullying and harassment”. [As approved by HKIS Board of Managers, June 7, 2008] ‘HKIS Community Partnership and Communication Guidelines’ jointly developed by Fidelma Woodley (PFO Chair), Karen Rohrs (Director of Professional Development) and Linda Anderson (AHOS) [May 16, 2008] with feedback from administrators, teachers and parents.

108


Spiritual Identity Student Learning Result: Spirituality Students will understand and respect Christianity and other religions and will identify and develop their own spiritual identity.

Religious Education Philosophy Statement The religious education program at Hong Kong International School is an ongoing response to the Christian story of God’s love for all people and recognizes that each student is a precious gift of God. With integrity, each student fosters an atmosphere supportive of active conversations about spiritual and religious concepts. Students’ knowledge of the major religions of the world* is vital for harmonious living in our diverse local and global communities. Within that context, students will examine and articulate their own spiritual identity by exploring the meaning of life and their connections with God, other people, and the world. (*More specifically, HKIS includes in its religious education Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam as the five major religions of the word. HKIS also teaches about Chinese traditional practices as important for understanding the religious context of Hong Kong).

The Spiritual Community HKIS fosters an educational climate that nurtures spiritual growth and development for faculty and students. Founded in 1966 in the Lutheran tradition of Christianity, HKIS recognizes that it is serving a religiously diverse community. We want to create an accepting and inviting educational community where each individual’s spiritual identity can stretch and grow. HKIS believes this happens through an atmosphere of active conversation and discussion about spiritual matters, worldviews, the big questions of life, personal understandings of God, and reflection upon personal life experiences. The purpose of these conversations is to recognize and discuss diverse beliefs and understandings rather than convert others to a particular religion or worldview. Some opportunities for spiritual nurture are in the classrooms, on the fields, on the stage, in high school Community Gatherings, during the Interim experience, and participating in service activities. Bill Leese is the high school Spiritual Life Coordinator.

Day 6 Fellowship Every Day 6, from 2:40 to 3:10 PM designated time for FISH (Fellowship Is Shared Here) is honored. This is a sacred time for students and faculty to regenerate and explore issues of spirituality on the high school campus. There are a variety of FISH groups available to students, each with a different spiritual interest. Examples include Christian FISH, Buddhist FISH, Muslim FISH, Hindu FISH, Jewish FISH, and for those with questions about spirituality, Questions FISH. If a student feels that a current FISH group is not meeting their needs, they are encouraged to initiate a FISH group that will help them explore their spirituality.

109


HKIS Working Definition of Spirituality A journey of reverence which explores the meaning of our lives and connections with other people and God.

“Religiously Educated Person” “What do we really mean when we say a person is a religiously educated person? … should be one who is capable of making a personal commitment in the midst of pluralistic beliefs and life stances and is, at the same time, ready to enter into genuine dialogue with people of other cultures and other religious traditions so as to learn to live in harmony with them”. Peter Ng – Chinese University – “Religious Education Journal”, Fall 1993

110


Academic Information 1. Part-time or postgraduate students are not normally enrolled. 2. A student entering HKIS in Grade 12 must attend the entire 12th grade at HKIS to receive the HKIS diploma. 3. The minimum yearly course load for students in Grades 10-12 is six credits; students in Grade 9 must register for a minimum of 6.5 credits. • A load of fewer than 6 or more than 7.5 credits may be taken only with approval from the Associate Principal for Academics. • Study periods provide time for meeting teachers and working in the information commons. • Students and parents should think seriously before scheduling an overload; a withdrawal from a course after the drop deadline will be recorded on the transcript. • Variation from the four-year requirement would result from a counseling process in which the following factors would be considered: compelling reasons for a shortened high school career; intellectual development and social maturity of the student; uniqueness of the overseas setting, and satisfactory alternative plans or programs for the balance of the normal term. The school reserves the right to make the final decision. 4. Approval from the Associate Principal for Academics is required for students who seek to register for more than three Advanced Placement courses. 5. To receive AP designation on the transcript, a student must complete the AP curriculum by fulfilling the requirements of the course and sitting for the College Board exam in May. 6. Normally a student may not enter a new course after the first two days of class. 7. For year-long courses, the eighth day of class is the last day that the course can be dropped without penalty or record. • Withdrawals beyond that point are recorded on the report card and transcript as W (withdrawn) or WF (withdrawn failing). • Students at risk of receiving a WF must consult their counselor or the Associate Principal for Academics before deciding to drop a class. 8. Year-long courses represent a commitment on the part of teacher and student to develop skills over the long term. They may not normally be dropped after one semester. 9. If a student withdraws from HKIS prior to the end of the term, HKIS will award a grade upon withdrawal; the decision regarding credit rests with the receiving school.

111


10. The course registration process for the academic year 2012-2013 for returning students begins in February. • The high school administration, in consultation with department heads, determines the program of courses to be offered. • Major factors in determining course offerings are student interest and faculty availability and expertise. • Returning students, in consultation with parents, teachers and counselors, register in February for the next year’s courses. • Students needing additional assistance with course selection are encouraged to consult with their community counselors. • Students new to HKIS register for courses in June or August with a counselor or the Associate Principal for Academics. 11. Academic honesty and integrity are highly valued by the high school faculty. The Student Handbook spells out the HKIS expectations. 12. Students experiencing academic difficulties may be placed on academic probation. A student’s continued enrolment at HKIS is determined by the high school administration in consultation with classroom teachers, counselor, homeroom teacher and parents. 13. All students are expected to sit for all final exams in both the Fall and Spring terms. Travel plans should be made accordingly. The sole exception to this policy is the waiver of exams in the Spring term for seniors. 14. A student who earns a D or F in a course (or who is required to retake a sequential course in math or languages) may repeat it. A record of the first course remains on the transcript, but only the grade earned in the repeated course is factored into the GPA.

Graduation Requirements for Classes of 2013-2015 To graduate from the High School, at HKIS a student normally attends high school for four years and must earn a minimum of 22 units of credit, chosen from both REQUIRED CREDITS and ELECTIVE CREDITS, as described below. Most students graduate from HKIS with between 24 and 26 credits. Please note that the credits required for graduation in a particular discipline must be earned for different courses; multiple credit will not be awarded for repeated courses.

Required Credits: 15 ½ or 16 (depending on the Fine Arts option chosen) 4 English • In Grade 9 students take the interdisciplinary Humanities I (English/History) or Humanities I in Action. • In Grade 10 students take the interdisciplinary Humanities II (English/History). • In Grade 11 students take the interdisciplinary American Studies or Junior English: American Literature. • In Grade 12 students choose one of the four full-credit senior English offerings: AP English Literature and Composition; Senior English: Asian; Senior English: Rhetoric of Non-Fiction; Senior English: Western.

112


3 Mathematics These courses vary depending on initial placement. 2 Science One course must be a full-year Life Science course and one a full-year Physical Science course. 2 ½ Social Studies These must include the full-year Humanities I (English/History) course in Grade 9 and the one semester credit in Humanities II in Grade 10. A full-year of American History is normally required in Grade 11 for American students and those planning to attend US universities. 2 Physical Education A year-long course earning ½ credit of Physical Education must be completed for each year in attendance at HKIS. 1 or 1 ½ Fine Arts The graduation requirement in Fine Arts is either 1 or 1 ½ credits. For students who select the 1 credit option, Fine Arts Survey is required along with a semester elective from any of the Fine Arts courses. For students who select the 1 ½ credit option, one semester course must be completed in each of the following three areas: visual arts, music or drama. 1 Religion ½ credit must be in the area of Biblical Studies. Asian Studies ½ credit must be earned in Asian Studies, either as an elective or through meeting another requirement (see below for further details).

Elective Credits: 6 ½ or 6 (Depending on Fine Arts option chosen) Please note that students are strongly advised to take Modern Languages courses as part of their elective choices. The most competitive universities require three or four years of the same modern language at the high school level. Even less competitive universities usually require two or three years of the same Modern Language for entrance.

Additional Requirements Information Technology Students gain technology proficiency through their work in the HKIS 1:1 learning environment. Students may enhance their proficiency through elective courses in the ICT department. Interim Successful completion of INTERIM each year at HKIS is required (see program description below). Counseling Curriculum Successful completion of the grade level seminar each year at HKIS is required.

113


Asian Studies (for classes of 2013-2015 only) The Asian Studies requirement is fulfilled by the completion of Humanities I or Humanities I in Action. Students who enroll at HKIS after the ninth grade year can meet the graduation requirement by earning 1/2 credit from among the following courses: Mandarin

1 credit each

Service, Society and the Sacred

½ credit

Gandhi and King: Their Lives and Their Legacy

¼ credit

Asian History and Action

¼ or ½ credit

Senior English: Asian

1 credit

World Religions (9/10)

½ credit

World Religions (11/12)

½ credit

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2016 Course Requirements To earn a diploma from Hong Kong International School, a student normally attends high school for four years and must earn a minimum of 22 units of credit, 18 of which must be distributed as follows: 4 English Four consecutive years of English are required (in grades 9 and 10, the requirement is satisfied through the Humanities I and II courses). 2 Social Studies These credits must include an Asian studies and an American studies course. 3 Mathematics These courses vary depending on initial placement. 2 Laboratory Science These courses must include one full-year of a Life Science and one full-year of a Physical Science. 2 Modern Language Consecutive levels of a single language. 1½ Visual and Performing Arts These courses must include one semester of visual arts and one semester of performing arts. 1½ Religion These courses must include one semester of Biblical studies and one semester of world religions. One course or its equivalent must be taken in grade 11 or 12. 2 Physical Education The equivalent of one semester of Physical Education is required in each year of attendance.

114


Distributive Credits: 18 Electives: 4 Total Required Credits: 22

Experiential Learning Requirements Health and Well-Being Successful completion of counseling curriculum each year at HKIS is required. Interim Successful completion of INTERIM each year at HKIS is required. Personal Learning Blog A digital project initiated in the first year of high school that includes contributions from each year in attendance at HKIS and documents student reflection on personal growth relative to each of the six Student Learning Results; the project may inform the development of and culminate in the presentation of the Senior Project.

Advanced Placement Program HKIS offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses to students, primarily in their junior and senior years, who demonstrate the desire to work in a given subject at a level comparable to the first year of college. Exceptionally skilled and motivated sophomores may pursue AP study in an area of demonstrated strength and accomplishment. HKIS discourages students from enrolling in more than three AP courses in a single academic year; students must secure the approval of the Associate Principal of Academics in order to take more than three AP courses a year. Students who enroll in an AP course are required to sit for the May exam. They are automatically registered and subsequently billed the appropriate fee through the HKIS Finance Office. Each exam costs HK$1100.

115


School-wide Assessment Philosophy The purpose of assessment is to promote learning. Assessment is a process of gathering a variety of evidence to identify a student’s level of attainment of learning goals. The evidence helps students understand their strengths and how they can improve their learning and helps teachers understand how they can improve instruction. In addition, assessment forms the basis of reporting to students and parents the current level of students’ attainment of learning goals. A robust system of assessment is relevant and accurate, ongoing, informative and timely, and understandable to all.

Relevant and Accurate Assessment is tied directly to the learning goals of a given course or program. The goals are made explicit in the course’s standards and benchmarks as well as the school-wide SLRs. Expectations around these goals are clear for all students as developmentally appropriate. Students need to know the level of attainment they are expected to reach as they work toward these clear learning goals. Likewise, measurement of attainment in these goals needs to be accurate, using a variety of methods appropriate to measure the targets set and appropriate to the age of the students.

Ongoing Assessment is an ongoing process built into the cycles of teaching and learning. Though there are times (such as final exams in upper grades) when assessment is a culmination of learning, in general assessment is incorporated into teaching and learning and the results of assessments are used by teachers and students to guide future learning.

Informative and Timely Results and feedback are most useful when they are provided as close to the assessment as practical, so students and teachers can employ strategies for growth. Given the opportunity to reflect on results, students are able to set goals for future learning and performance of learning tasks that enhance progress.

Understandable As developmentally appropriate, students are fully involved in the assessment process and are able to understand and explain the ways in which assessment evaluates and enhances their learning. (Adopted 2009-10)

Letter Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA) Letter Grades A Superior B Above Average C Average D Below Average F Insufficient Achievement to Gain Credit I Incomplete (Course work still to be completed) IP In Progress W Withdrew from Course WF Withdrew with Failing Grade 116


GPA A student’s Grade Point Average is determined using a 4 point system and includes HKIS grades only. For the purposes of calculating GPA, our grading scale is as follows: Letter Grade

GPA Equivalent for Year Courses

A

GPA Equivalent for Semester Courses

GPA Equivalent for Quarter Courses

4.00

2.00

1.00

A-

3.67

1.835

0.92

B+

3.33

1.665

0.83

B

3.00

1.50

0.75

B-

2.67

1.335

0.67

C+

2.33

1.165

0.58

C

2.00

1.00

0.50

C-

1.67

0.835

0.42

D+

1.33

0.665

0.33

D

1.00

0.50

0.25

D-

0.67

0.335

0.17

F

0

0

0

Above is a chart of GPA weighting for grades. In calculating semester grades, the following formula applies. Course Quarter course Semester course Year course

Credit Value 0.25 0.5 0.5 (per semester)

GPA GPA/4 GPA/2 GPA/2

Add all the semester weighted GPA’s, and divide by total of credits gained. For example: Course Bib Themes in Film Western Tradition Western Tradition Mandarin IV Adv Algebra Biology Begin Guitar Racquets Adven Learn

Q/S/Y Grade Credit Calculation Q A- 0.25 3.67/4 Y B 0.5 3/2 Y B 0.5 3/2 Y A- 0.5 3.67/2 Y B+ 0.5 3.33/2 Y B+ 0.5 3.33/2 S A 0.5 4/2 Q B 0.25 3/4 Q B+ 0.25 3.33/4 3.75 12.665

Total: Total GPA/Total Credits: 12.665/3.75 = 3.377

117

GPA 0.9175 1.5 1.5 1.835 1.665 1.665 2 0.75 0.8325


Awards and Special Recognition

Students who achieve excellence in various areas of school life are recognized each year. A student receives a personal letter of acknowledgement from the Principal, and a copy is placed in the student’s file. Honor Roll Determined each semester using the final grades in quarter and semester courses, this award requires that a student has no D or F grades and GPA that semester of 3.25 or higher. A minimum of 5 (five) letter grades is necessary to qualify for recognition. High Honors Determined each semester using the final grades in quarter and semester courses, this award requires that a student has no C, D or F grades and GPA that semester of 3.50 or higher. A minimum of 5 (five) letter grades is necessary to qualify for recognition. Head of School Commendation Determined each semester using the final grades in quarter and semester courses, this award requires that a student has no grade lower than A-. A minimum of 5 (five) letter grades is necessary to qualify for recognition.

Academic Progress and Probation Student report cards and progress reports are regularly reviewed by homeroom advisors, counselors and administration. Students who fail to achieve a satisfactory standard of academic achievement at the end of each quarter will receive either an academic concern letter or a letter placing them on academic probation. Parent/teacher/student conferences are held during the probation period to provide clear communication and an opportunity to work together for the academic improvement of the individual student. In addition to grades, criteria for consideration of academic probation include a review of attendance, attitude, academic honesty and commitment to being a serious student at HKIS. Academic probation is viewed as a time when the student, homeroom advisor, counselors, teachers and parents develop and implement a plan that will bring change and improvement to the student’s academic progress. If there is no appreciable improvement by the end of the semester or school year, a student may be asked to leave HKIS.

Academic Honesty: You Make the Choice

(reviewed June 2012)

Policy Honesty is highly valued at HKIS. Academic dishonesty, including cheating, copying, and plagiarism, will not be tolerated. It is paramount that all students do their own work. Academic honesty is the hallmark of a good school and students of character. • We expect our students to present their OWN WORK. We consider that academic dishonesty includes (but is not limited to): cheating on an exam; plagiarizing an article, essay, research paper or assignment; using cheat sheets in an exam; sharing answers or home work with another student; benefiting from answers received via sign/lip or electronic messages; hiding a textbook or notes for reference during an exam or deliberately passing on information about an examination; using unauthorized technology (including mobile phones, iPods, PDAs, etc) at any time during class when not authorized to do so; and presenting the work of another person as one’s own. • Students who cannot defend their work when called upon to do so will be suspected of academic dishonesty. 118


Implementation Incidents of academic dishonesty in a class will be reported to the Associate Principal for Academics and entered into the student’s disciplinary record. Incidents of academic dishonesty are cumulative throughout the student’s high school career. • In a first instance of academic dishonesty, the assignment will receive a failing grade. The Associate Principal will meet with the student, and the incident will be recorded in the student’s disciplinary record. The principal will notify the parents of the incident. • A second incident of academic dishonesty will result in a two-day in-school suspension, a parent conference, and failure in the course in which it occurs, regardless of whether or not the student has been dishonest in that course before. • A third case of academic dishonesty will trigger a conference between the student, the parents, and the High School Principal regarding the student’s continuing enrollment at HKIS and may result in expulsion. Incidents of academic dishonesty in a major testing setting (semester exams, SAT, AP) will be reported to the Associate Principal for Academics and entered into the student’s disciplinary record. • The incident will result in an out-of-school suspension, a mandatory parent conference, and a review of the student’s continuing enrollment at HKIS. • The incident will be recorded in the student’s disciplinary record and will be reported on the student’s secondary school report sent to colleges and universities.

What Is Plagiarism? Plagiarism is borrowing the work or ideas of another person without giving them proper credit. Whether or not the source copied has been published is irrelevant. This means that copying from another student, whether past or present, is also a form of plagiarism. One gives proper credit by citing the original source in a way that is recognized as a legitimate citation. At HKIS, the high school has adopted the standards set forth by the Modern Language Association (MLA). Below are some examples of using text from someone else’s work with an explanation of whether or not something is plagiarism and why. Here is a passage taken from paragraph seven of an article about the literary value of the Gettysburg Address: “Gettysburg Address.” American History Through Literature. Ed. Janet Gabler-Hover and Robert Sattelmeyer. Gale Cengage, 2006. eNotes.com. 2006. 21 Jun, 2009 “Rather than a spontaneous response to the battle-field cemetery, the Gettysburg Address is a precisely crafted literary text that distills Lincoln’s complex political ideals to their essence. The multiple drafts of the text are a testament to the care with which Lincoln composed the speech as well as his awareness of the subtle nuance of each word. The Gettysburg Address is often described as a prose poem because of the significance of Lincoln’s word choices.”

119


The following paragraph includes plagiarism: Lincoln’s famous speech at Gettysburg is more than a response to the battlefield cemetery. It is a precisely crafted literary text that distills Lincoln’s complex political ideals to their essence. The multiple drafts of the text are a testament to the care with which Lincoln composed the speech as well as his awareness of the subtle nuance of each word. Even though this student added his own introductory phrase, it is obvious in this example that the text is lifted directly from the source, yet no quotation marks are used, and no credit is given to the original source. If the student feels it is necessary to quote directly, he must use quotes and cite the source like this: More “than a spontaneous response to the battle-field cemetery, the Gettysburg Address is a precisely crafted literary text that distills Lincoln’s complex political ideals to their essence. The multiple drafts of the text are a testament to the care with which Lincoln composed the speech as well as his awareness of the subtle nuance of each word” (“Gettysburg Address” par. 7) Let’s say the student does not want to quote this directly but instead wants to put the ideas into her “own words”, as in the example below. Lincoln’s speech at Gettysburg is not just his reaction to the cemetery. He spent a lot of time to get the subtle nuance of each word just right and also put the main idea of his political ideals into this short speech. In this way, since he crafted every word, the speech is like a prose poem. This is still plagiarism. The student has borrowed all of her main ideas from her reading of this source, but she has not given the original source credit for those ideas. It is fine to get ideas from another author. That is what research is all about, but it is very important to give credit to that author. If the student above includes the simple citation “(“Gettysburg Address” par. 7)”, she shows that she got her ideas from another source and avoids plagiarizing. Of course, every paragraph in a paper should not look like this. It is important to show one’s own thinking in most assignments as well.

Other Forms of Plagiarism Plagiarism is not limited to taking ideas from books and published sources and using them without proper citation. Here are some other examples of plagiarism that are just as serious: • Receiving too much help from a parent or tutor so that one’s writing is no longer one’s own work • Copying from another student’s paper, whether they are in the same course or year of school or not In the latter case, the student who has shared his or her work is also liable to the consequences of cheating. The general rule of thumb is not to give your work to another student, whether it is an essay, a lab report, or “just a worksheet.” Handing over your work is not helping a friend understand a concept — it is dishonest and puts your academic record at risk.

120


English and Other Languages at HKIS HKIS’ primary focus is to provide a high quality education with English as the language of instruction. Our school promotes and celebrates a school climate that values and appreciates cultural and linguistic diversity. In the context of our school every student, teacher, and parent has many opportunities to build community through language. HKIS encourages everyone to be sensitive to how the use of different languages affects others. Our goal is for everyone to feel included and accepted. Therefore, in mixed-language groups outside the classroom, students are encouraged to use a language common to everyone in the group. Although our language of instruction is English, the occasional use of other languages in classroom settings may be appropriate if there is need to clarify difficult concepts with someone from the same language background.

121


Electronic Community The high school has developed a comprehensive communications and information system, available in whole or in part to all students, staff, and families of the HKIS community. All students should ensure they are able to access each of the following components: • Their HKIS network account password • The HKIS wireless network • DragonNet • Gmail Account • Google Docs • Google Calendar • myDragonNet • Network storage (HSClass) • Dragon Files • The Printer Network. These services are used regularly, are the core of our electronic school, and in emergencies are used as our primary means of communication and collaboration. HKIS network account password Most HKIS online services (online file storage, myDragonNet, email, printing, etc) are integrated and use the same username and password, therefore it is important that users remember their password and do not share it with anyone else. – For students, the username is the student number (eg. 109282) and the default password is HkisMMDDYYYY (the student’s birthdate; note the capital “H”). – For parents, the username is firstname.lastname (eg; sue.smith), and the default password is Hkis****** (the family ID, which is usually the eldest student’s ID). Each user should change and personalize their password immediately, via the ‘Tools’ tab in DragonNet. When setting a password, be sure it is at least 8 characters long, contains at least one capital letter and one number. We also suggest that students set the login password for their computer to match their HKIS account password. The HKIS wireless network Access to the Internet is available at any time of the day, via one of three wireless networks:

– HKISWIFI, our primary network, which is password protected so that access is limited to school-provided devices. The password is preset; if a student loses access, turn the wireless antenna off and on again.

– DRAGONWIFI, a password-protected secondary network for student devices such as smartphones. The username is the student ID and the password is student’s network password.

– HKISGUEST, an open-access limited network for visitors.

122


All access to the Internet is passed through a proxy, which can be used to track access to websites from an individual computer if the need arises. The proxy server has a content filtering function which blocks access to some objectionable content as well as high bandwidth websites. This system is not perfect, and if there are websites blocked in error they can be unblocked by emailing: banned@hkis.edu.hk DragonNet (http://dragonnet.hkis.edu.hk) The HKIS community website, DragonNet, is a password-protected information site that serves as a primary hub for communicating information for students and parents. Resources you will find there include:

– Online tools for resetting passwords and updating family information via the Tools tab,

– Information about each Academic department and contact info via the HS Divisional tab,

– Online Research tools via the Library & Tech tab

– Information about our 1:1 laptop program via the Library & Tech tab

– School news (Daily Bulletin / Cross Section / Dynamic Calendars / School Announcements)

– Student Handbook / Academic Handbook / Interim Booklet

– Information on Clubs / Sports / Service

– Information on Interim

– Community and divisional news

Google Apps (The access portals are in DragonNet under ‘Tools’) All students receive a Google Apps account when they register for the school that contains several components; particularly Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sites and Google Calendar. Students can access the full range of components once they have logged in using their HKIS account password. If a student has difficulty accessing Google Apps, this is usually because they use a private Gmail account in that same browser. ETS recommends using one browser for personal Gmail and another dedicated web browser for HKIS Google Apps. Gmail Student email addresses are formatted as: xxxxxx@hkis.edu.hk with ‘xxxxxx’ being their six-digit student ID number (containing a leading zero, if necessary). It is important to note the following: Personal accounts at Gmail.com/hotmail etc. are not acceptable for school purposes. Teachers and the school will only use HKIS email accounts for communications. Students are expected to only use their HKIS Gmail accounts when communicating with school faculty and staff. Students are expected to check their school email accounts regularly (at least twice daily) in order to receive class, club and school information. Students can and are encouraged to add their email to their mobile devices, however they will not receive support from the HKIS help desk in doing so. There are extensive resources available online and on the Google website. The SDLT HelpDesk is also prepared to help students connect their mobile devices. Gmail limits the size of attachments. If a student needs to transfer a large file, use an online service such as yousendit.com, or make use of the Network Shares.

123


Google Docs Google Apps also contains Google Docs, a rich online collaboration site where student groups, classes and other users work collaboratively on documents and presentations. Students should expect to make abundant use of this resource. For security and privacy, sharing settings should limit access to documents to the HKIS community only. Google Sites Students create individual and collaborative websites using this versatile tool contained in the Google Apps suite, and many teachers use this for class projects. Google Calendar Google Apps also contains Google Calendar, a powerful information-sharing tool. Parents can see important dates by subscribing to the public calendar on DragonNet. myDragonNet (http://mydragonnet.hkis.edu.hk) myDragonNet is a crucial on-line personalized learning environment for students and teachers. It is both an academic tool and a way for co-curricular groups such as Interim, sports, service groups, and clubs to organize and document their work. For students, myDragonNet is used as a class information tool where teachers post assignments, resources, lesson plans and links to internet sites. myDragonNet has an integrated calendar that can be used by students as well as teachers to post reminders. This calendar can be easily exported as a feed to your Google Calendar or mobile device. Also included is a complete messaging system so teachers can easily keep in touch with students. myDragonNet is not accessible to the general public, as it is behind a login screen. DragonMedia DragonMedia is a media sharing website for HKIS (access it through the Tools tab in DragonNet). Anyone can upload clips to the site that can then be watched, rated and commented on by anyone at HKIS or in the world. Students should be aware that, as this site is publically accessible, students must not use another person’s image without their permission, nor should they provide information such as last names or student numbers. Network File Storage (HSClass) Teachers and students have mutual access to a community storage space called HSClass. Teachers can distribute class resources here, and students can submit work. Access from home is via remote access using DragonFiles; access from school is through ‘Network Shares’, a shortcut in the Finder of your MacBook Pro. If a student needs help installing or finding the shortcut, they should come to the SDLT HelpDesk in the Information Commons. DragonFiles Students are able to access network files from home using DragonFiles (access is through DragonNet, under the Tools tab). Students should ensure that they have a stable internet connection at home. Printer Network When a student prints a document while connected to the school network, they are requested to enter their HKIS account password. The only public access printing facilities are in the Information Commons on the fourth floor, next to the group study area. If a student loses access to the print network, they should come to the ETS or SDLT HelpDesks. Personal devices cannot print on our school printer network.

124


Computers As HKIS is a 1:1 laptop school, the high school does not provide public-access computers; students must bring their MacBook Pro laptops daily. There are a limited number of laptops available for short-term checkout in the library provided only to students who can verify that their Mac laptop is being serviced in the service center; the login protocols will be provided to students when they check out the computers. Personal Devices in School In addition to their Mac laptop, some students may choose to bring additional devices such as cell phones, iPads, other computers, etc. While such use is not discouraged, HKIS does not provide technology support for these devices and will not maintain, troubleshoot or install software in them. Internet access should be through DRAGONWIFI or HKISGUEST; we will not install the HKISWIFI password in these devices. These devices cannot print on our network. Additionally, all Student Use Expectations apply to the use of these devices. Likewise, as HKIS provides network access in a controlled educational environment, students are prohibited from making attempts to bypass our network access with 3G technology or other methods while on campus. To maintain an atmosphere conducive to the academic tone of the school, iPods, mobile phones, laptop computers, and any other electronic equipment may only be used in appropriate settings at appropriate times; they may not disrupt academic activities or instruction. The school recognizes that mobile phones may be a necessary link for family communication. If you bring a mobile phone to school, please keep it silent, out of sight, and in a secure place. Student should not send or receive electronic communications during instructional time. Additionally, protecting these devices from theft or damage is the responsibility of the student. Locking storage space is available throughout the school. Vandalism Any incidents of vandalism should be reported. If students are found to be responsible for vandalism of HKIS resources they will be held liable for the cost of the item and will face other disciplinary penalties. This applies to digital as well as physical resources. Orphaned Computers Teachers assume that every student has a laptop available at all times, therefore it is of the utmost importance that students protect and do not misplace their computers. Any computers left unattended will be collected and brought to the HS ICT Facilitator, Mr. Buck, in the Information Commons. The first time a student abandons their computer, they must meet with Mr. Buck to discuss the importance of keeping track of their device. After the second offense, they must meet with the HS Principal, Ms. Klekamp along with their parents. After the third offense, severe penalties will apply, including potential suspension, or worse. Guiding Documentation All students should familiarize themselves with the Information Technology Student Use Expectations, the Technology Responsible Use Guidelines, and the Email Usage Protocols. These documents are available on the ETS website on DragonNet (Library & Tech>Educational Tech Services>Policies, Guidelines & Protocols). If you have any queries of the above matters, please contact the HS ICT Facilitator, Mr. Myron Buck (mbuck@hkis.edu.hk).

125


HKIS Responsible Use Agreement (RUA) Information Communication Technology HKIS is committed to supporting staff, student and community access to its information and technology resources for communication and collaboration. Responsible use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) is based on integrity and a common sense of responsibility to members of the HKIS community. As a member of this community you are expected to follow these agreements. The purpose of this Responsible Use Agreement is to communicate the expectations of our learning community related to information and communication resources. In signing this agreement you indicate your acceptance of the guidelines below. • I will use HKIS information and communication resources for learning and education • I will use information and communication resources in a respectful, accountable, honest, legal and responsible manner – Any damage caused by malicious intent or careless use of HKIS resources is the sole responsibility of those using the resource. I will report any damages immediately. I understand that if the damages were caused by my negligence, charges or replacement costs may be sent to me. – Not install school-licensed software on personal computers. – Students: Follow withdrawal procedures including uninstalling school-licensed software from laptop when leaving HKIS. • I will protect my digital identity, and the digital identity of others – Never publish information that could be used to identify a particular student (such as, but not limited to: last name, student numbers, phone numbers) • I will adhere to copyright and respect the rights of others – Use resources in a way that does not disrupt the work and study of others. – Provide references to resources used when publishing work – Use only legally purchased or licensed material • I will follow all established protocols, policies and guidelines for use of technology Agreement Accountability School administration will follow up with individuals who are found to have infringed any of these policy guidelines. When you sign this form you and HKIS will have an agreement. As part of that agreement, you agree to be honest and responsible in all your dealings with resources and digital tools, just as the HKIS administration will be honest and fair with you. If you have a problem or concern that relates to these guidelines please bring it to the attention of the HKIS administration as soon as possible.

126


Grade 9-12 ICT Student Use Expectations Rationale Information Communication Technology (ICT) resources at HKIS are maintained primarily for educational purposes, as outlined in our Responsible Use Agreement. However, as technology is also used in our lives personally and recreationally, it is imperative that you are aware of the expectations for the use of technology at HKIS. In some cases, these expectations are clearly articulated, but in other cases you must make wise decisions about your own behavior, dictated by a sense of good digital citizenship and as a responsible member of the HKIS community. ‘Good digital citizenship’ implies maintaining good ethical behavior, even when you are alone, and to not make choices that disrupt the learning process or environment for yourself or others. Responsibilities for Being Prepared to Learn • I will ensure my laptop is fully operational and ready for use at school every day. • I will ensure that I maintain available storage on my laptop to meet my educational needs. • I will bring my laptop fully charged to school every day, and employ battery management techniques to ensure that my laptop is operational for all my classes. • I will be responsible for the back-up of my school related digital content. • I will refrain from participating in non-educational or recreational use of technology during school hours when it may interfere with my own, or my peers’ schoolwork. Responsibilities of Ownership • I will customize the external appearance of my laptop and charger so that another person would not easily mistake it for their own. • I will transport my laptop in a safe and secure manner, with the lid closed. • I will take precautions to protect my laptop from being damaged or stolen in high risk environments, both on-campus and off (e.g. pool, gym, changing rooms, in vehicles) • I will not use my laptop in the cafeteria during lunch periods or any time that hot meals are being served. • I will keep my laptop safe and secure at all times when not in use (e.g. stored in locked locker), but never stored overnight in the charging lockers. • I will accept responsibility for timely repairs and/or replacement in the case of damage. • I will not do anything to void the warranty, such as opening the case of the computer or bringing it to unauthorized service centers for repair or modification. • I will change, update or remove school-provided software from the computer only when I am notified to do by HKIS. • I accept all responsibility for personal software that I install on my laptop. Responsibilities for Ethical and Respectful Use • I understand that all ICT rules and guidelines apply to any device used at HKIS. • I will not have any illegal or offensive content on my laptop, digital or physical. • I will not install torrenting software on my computer, as it is used primarily for downloading illegal content. • I will not attempt to hack or modify other students’ or school accounts. • I will keep my passwords secure, and not share passwords with others.

127


• I will not attempt to bypass network protocols with proxies or internet access devices. • I will respect my own and others’ digital identity/security with honesty, confidentiality, and respect. • I will use appropriate digital media in a manner that is respectful to others. • I will use headphones when listening to audio, and not disrupt the learning environment for others. • I will respect and abide by copyright, intellectual property and fair use guidelines. • I will protect the digital resources of HKIS, including bandwidth. Responsibilities to manage distraction • I will close all chat windows and social networking sites during class time. • I will adhere to the teacher’s specific rules for digital management during class. • I will refrain from playing any multiplayer games at school; this includes during the school day, before or after school, and non-school days. Violations of the HKIS ICT Responsible Use Agreement or the HKIS ICT Student Use Expectations will be addressed through the HKIS disciplinary procedures.

128


Information Commons The Information Commons (IC) is the HS space dedicated to encouraging and supporting student learning through the provision of ubiquitous technology, information resources and faculty dedicated to cultivating a culture of research, authenticity, and creativity. The mission of the IC is to help students become independent, life-long learners, in order to confidently meet the constant intellectual and technological challenges they face today and in the future. The IC also aims to nurture the love of reading, imagination and an inquiring mind through the introduction of a wide spectrum of world literature, film, technology and media. Opening Hours School Days 7:30 am – 5:00 pm General Inquiry at Circulation Desk Phone: 3149 7119 • Email: informationcommons@hkis.edu.hk

Behavior-Code of Conduct The IC is a community with resources to be shared by the entire HKIS family. To ensure individuals’ right to equal access to materials, in an environment favorable to research, collaboration, and study, students are expected to follow the guidelines. • Courteous respectful consideration of others • Quiet and meaningful use of the space • Limit beverages to water, unless in the confines of the People’s Café • Refrain from talking on mobile phones • Food is restricted to items sold by the People’s Café and must be consumed within the designated space • Specifics of behaviour expectations related to group study and particular areas within the IC are fully outlined on the website.

Borrowing and/or Use of Equipment and Resources • HKIS ID card serves as your card for borrowing materials or using the photocopier/ printer/scanner devices. All transactions made on the card are your responsibility • Students may borrow print materials for a three-week period, with online renewal privileges • Fines are $3.00 per day for each overdue print item • Electronic and photography equipment may be borrowed on a one-day loan and carry higher overdue fines. At the time of borrowing, please inform staff of the anticipated time the equipment will be returned the following day (if 8am is not possible) and if any malfunctions are detected. This will minimize risk of misapplication of fines or repair fees • Fines must be paid before additional IC materials may be borrowed • All textbooks are available at the IC circulation desk for the duration of the course. Fines are levied for overdue materials and damaged items Note: Full Textbook Service is available mornings only • Replacement costs are charged for lost items • All accounts must be cleared (books returned or paid for, fines paid) at the end of the year in order for report cards and transcripts to be issued

Ordering Materials Please submit recommendations for purchase via email to the Teacher Librarian. 129


Attendance HKIS believes that daily school attendance is critical if students are to receive the maximum benefits from the opportunities offered at the school for learning and growth. Absences, for any reason, are disruptive to the learning process and to the achievement of the student. Being on time for school and for class is important for the individual student as well as the class as a whole. The absent or tardy student misses valuable interactive classroom experiences, and immediate feedback from teacher and peers. The school is committed to working with parents to ensure consistent attendance for all students. Parents should not permit students to miss school for reasons other than illness, family emergencies, or significant personal reasons, such as religious observances or external exams. Parents are also asked to respect the school’s calendar especially at parent conference times and not to take their child out of school for travel, or vacations during regularly scheduled school days. If a student is absent for reasons other than illness, family emergencies or significant personal reasons, parents should note that the school does not require teachers to provide make-up work. Absences or non-attendance at concerts or other performances may also affect a student’s grade.

Attendance Expectations 1. Daily attendance is expected of each student. 2. The school day begins at 7:50am and ends at 3:10pm. Students may have cocurricular commitments after 3:10pm. 3. Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class period and in homeroom. 4. In addition to classes and homeroom, students are expected to attend all class/ community meetings, Community Gatherings and Assemblies. 5. In order to earn credit for semester courses, a student must complete that semester in good standing. 6. The school year at HKIS is 180 school days; each student is expected to attend classes through June 11, 2013. Therefore, final exams are not given early and semester credit may be denied for partial completion of a semester. 7. In order to earn academic credit for any course, a student must earn a passing grade in the course and meet attendance expectations (see page 133).

Attendance Policy Attendance is a critical factor in academic success and school completion for students. Consistent school attendance is part of the self-discipline we expect of students to enable them to act as responsible members of the community. The educational process requires continuity of instruction; students need to experience classroom discussions, debate, and independent study in order to increase achievement, critical thinking, communication skills, and responsibility. Any absence, tardy, or early dismissal must be accounted for. The administration and Attendance Officer want to work closely with parents to ensure consistent attendance for all students. Attendance will be taken during each class period and compiled by the Attendance Officer. Each absence, tardy, and early dismissal will be recorded as excused or unexcused.

130


Category 1 Absences: • personal illness • illness or death in the family • religious observance • TOEFL exam • external music exams • representing Hong Kong in a given sport • school sponsored activity For category 1 absences, make up of class work will be made possible. Category 2 Absences: • early departure or late return from holidays • visits to colleges or boarding schools • family gatherings or celebrations • making up work or preparing for another class • medical/dental appointments or other appointments In such cases, makeup of class work may not be possible, and is the sole responsibility of the student. Category 3 Absences: Parent and school unexcused absences will result in missed class work that cannot be made up. Late Arrival and Tardiness Students are expected to arrive to school on time. Those arriving late to school must sign in with the Attendance Officer in the High School Main Office before going to class. An email from parents’ school-registered email address explaining the reason for tardiness must be sent to the Attendance Officer within 48 hours. Late Arrival reasons which are not excused are: • no taxis available • alarm clock not ringing • sleeping in late • traffic delays Likewise, students are expected to be in homeroom and class on time. Students arriving late to any class without a note will be assigned an unexcused tardy. Tardies exceeding 15 minutes are considered an unexcused absence. If a student is tardy for a class and the teacher has already marked him/or her absent, it is the student’s responsibility to see that the electronic attendance is changed from “absent” to “tardy”. Early Dismissal Students can only leave the school premises with parental authorization (either by a telephone call or by a letter explaining reasons for the early dismissal) or with permission from the school nurse. Students must sign out with the Attendance Officer in the high school office before leaving the school premises. Illness At School Students who become ill during the school day should see the nurse in the health office, S502 of the gymnasium building. Students may miss a class only if they are ill and in the 131


care of the nurse. No student may leave campus without notifying the nurse and also signing out at the Attendance Officer’s desk. The health office provides many services--one of them is to render consented medication. Parents are required to report to the nurse if a student is to take any medication at school and to inform the nurse about any emergency medications that a student may require. The school nurse will keep this information confidential. The nurse may be reached at 3149-7135. School Sponsored Activity Students may miss an additional six (6) classes for any one course in one academic year for school sponsored activities. This includes any classes missed – for school sponsored events both in and out of Hong Kong (i.e. APAC, local field trips, travel for academic courses for credit, service projects, Model United Nations, HKSSF meets and China Cup tournaments, etc.). Sports trips where an HKIS student is a representative of a Hong Kong National Team are not counted in the six-day total. In situations involving quarter classes, individual departments reserve the right to determine whether credit can still be earned when more than four absences are in the same quarter. Advanced Placement Exams Students will be automatically excused from classes scheduled on the day of their AP exams. Students are encouraged to attend classes on days when they have AP exams scheduled. The school does not require a notification letter from a parent on days when their child has an AP exam scheduled. Students ARE NOT excused from classes on the day before or after an AP exam.

Communication Between the High School Attendance Officer and Parents It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the school if a student is absent from school. The school requires written communication from parents or guardians with 48 hours about the absence. Unexcused absences or tardies will not be amended in the student’s record after 48 hours unless approved by an Administrator. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the school receives this written communication. The written communication should include: • student’s name • date(s) of absence • reason for the absence • parent’s signature If the communication is via e-mail, it must be sent via the parent’s email registered with the school. On the day a child is absent, a phone call from a parent is requested; however, all absences will be recorded as unexcused until a written note is received. Phone number for the high school Attendance Officer: 3149-7106 Fax number of the high school office: 2813-7300 (please indicate to the Attendance Officer) Email: hsattendance@hkis.edu.hk. Notification of student absence and tardiness from the Attendance Officer to parents will be done via the registered family email address. Please ensure this email address is up-to-date throughout the school year.

132


Minimum Attendance Requirements

(approved May 2006)

In order to earn academic credit for any course, a student must earn a passing grade in the course and meet the following attendance expectations. Students will not receive independent course credit if absent (excused or unexcused) more than: • Full year course: 7 class periods each semester • Humanities I and American Studies: 14 class periods each semester • Humanities II: 11 classes periods each semester • Semester course: 7 class periods • Quarter course: 4 class periods • Orchestra and PE: 7 class periods per year In each course, when a student exceeds the maximum number of absences: • the student will be withdrawn from the course and no credit will be granted • the transcript will reflect the withdrawal and the grade at the time of the withdrawal • students who are not granted first semester credit for a full year course may not continue in the course • students who do not receive academic credit in the second semester of a full year course may need to repeat the second semester the next school year or take an additional semester course in order to receive academic credit for a full year course • once a student is withdrawn from a course, the student may elect to start another course in the new quarter or new semester. If no class is available, the student will be scheduled into Assigned Study during that period for the remainder of the year Applicability 1. This policy applies to students in grades 9-12 enrolled in courses where they earn high school credit. 2. This policy applies to each course independently. 3. In Full Year Courses, attendance records are counted each semester. 4. Students who transfer from one class to another during the school year will have their class attendance transfer to the new class. Absences 1. All absences from class will be covered by this policy. No distinction will be made between excused or unexcused absences when determining the total number of days absent from each course. 2. Students who are absent from class for more than 15 minutes will be considered absent. 3. Students missing classes as a result of school sponsored activities may miss a maximum of six (6) for any one course in one academic year. These absences are not included in this policy. 4. Absences resulting from the student being assigned to in-school and out-of-school suspension are not included in this policy. 5. Students who miss an exam due to illness are required to provide a doctor’s note.

133


Access to Attendance Information Parents are encouraged to access attendance records through PowerSchool. The prime responsibility for the student’s class attendance rests with the student.

Appeals Process For extenuating circumstances only, a student can write an appeal to the Principal. The Principal must receive the written appeal, including all supporting documentation, within three days of the date of the loss of credit letter. The Principal, in consultation with the students’ guidance counselors and teachers will then decide if the student will continue as a regular student in the class or be removed from the class. Any further absence during the appeals process may result in dismissal of appeal and loss of credit. Consequences for Inconsistent Attendance Patterns When appropriate, the administration may use the following list of consequences to discourage inconsistent attendance: • loss of the right to play sports • loss of the right to participate in extra-curricular activities • loss of the right to travel on school-sponsored trips • loss of free periods • loss of Senior Privileges (where appropriate).

134


Behavior Expectations and Discipline Procedures The Hong Kong International School high school is a campus community exceeding 800 students and adults. As in most communities, there are expectations, rules, and regulations that assist in helping all of us to function productively on a day-to-day basis. The school’s intention is to increasingly foster self-discipline and prepare students to responsibly handle freedom. As young adults, students are expected to demonstrate maturity and comply with rules without constant monitoring. The HKIS free study period philosophy is an example of this concept of self-discipline. Students at HKIS are generally not assigned to a specific place during a free study period. Rather, for students who demonstrate responsibility, they are given the freedom to determine their own use of time and space on the high school campus. As a student of the HKIS community, it is expected that all students: • Respect themselves, each other, teachers, staff and guests by showing honesty, integrity, and compassion. • Be in school, and every class, every day, on time (see Attendance Policy). • Dress appropriately. • Take care of their belongings and respect the property of others. • Stay within the designated areas of the high school campus. • While at school or at school sponsored events, are not under the influence and do not bring or use drugs, alcohol or tobacco. • Manage difficult issues in a responsible manner. (see below)

Handling Difficult Issues As a community that is built on mutual respect, we strive to maintain supportive relationships with each other. There are times however, when we disagree or have a different perspective concerning decisions made. It is during these times that it is important to follow a few key steps: • Assume good intent of others. • Ask questions of the individual involved in order to acquire factual information concerning the issue. • Speak face to face with the individual in a respectful manner in an attempt to gain deeper clarity concerning the issue. • Discuss possible solutions to the issue that might be mutually beneficial. • Be willing to ask for forgiveness of the individual if need be to move forward and/or be willing to offer words of forgiveness to the other person if appropriate. • ALWAYS begin to resolve issues by going directly to the person involved in the issue. In most cases, the above process will help resolve difficult situations. However, AFTER you have made every attempt to work directly with the other person, AND if you cannot come to resolution, then it may be necessary to ask a third party to assist you in further discussion with the person. NOTE: The above expectations apply in school, on school buses, and for all school sponsored activities. 135


Procedure for Any Disciplinary Incident When a student violates community expectations, students are expected to be responsible for his/her behavior, face consequences, and typically allowed time to demonstrate a positive change in behavior. It is important for students, parents, and faculty to be aware of school policies, consequences, and procedures. The high school functions under a demerit / Disciplinary Warning / Disciplinary Probation system. Members of the community, students, teachers, guidance counselors, or administrators may report students who have not demonstrated responsible behavior. After a discussion on the incident with the student, demerits will be entered on the student’s disciplinary record when appropriate- a high school administrator will determine the specific number. Depending on the severity of the incident, a conference may be required to help the student understand the community expectations and plan for increasing his/her responsibility. Parents, the student, guidance counselor and homeroom advisor normally will receive written confirmation by e-mail of any demerits a student receives. The guidance counselors or a high school administrator may also hold a conference with the student and parents. Note regarding Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use: Regardless of age, students are not to use, sell, be in possession of, nor be in the proximity of those who use, alcohol, tobacco or drugs at any time. Regardless of a student’s demerits or designation on Disciplinary Warning or Disciplinary Probation, a student with a positive drug test, or a student who has been involved with alcohol or tobacco on an overseas trip, may not travel with HKIS out of Hong Kong for one calendar year from the time of the event. The following chart guides the decisions regarding community violations. NOTE that the first number under demerits is the number usually assigned for a particular incident. The numbers in parenthesis recognize that specific behavioral incidents vary according to degree of severity, previous warnings or incidents, causes and circumstances surrounding the incident, and the response that is needed to bring about change in a student’s behavior. The section following titled “Policies and Procedures” outlines specific expectations and policies to accompany the chart.

136


Community Violations

Demerits

Alcohol

10 (6 - 10) Plus assessment and counseling as required

Bus Misbehavior

5 (3 - 5) Possible loss of bus privileges for the remainder of the school year

Computer/HKIS Network Offenses

2 - 10

Curfew Violation / Absent from Assigned Location (typically, but not limited to, overseas activities)

10 (6 -15) Possible suspension and/or loss of travel for a full calendar year

Dishonesty

2 (1 - 5)

Dress Code

2 (2 - 3)

Eating and drinking in non-designated areas

2

Fighting / Physical Aggression

10 (6 – 15) Possible suspension

Forgery (typically parental excuse notes)

10 (8 –15) Possible suspension

Harassment: Bullying, cyber bullying, racism, or gender harassment

10 (8 – 15) Possible suspension

Illegal Drug Use in School

15 (15 - 30) (Suspension or Expulsion)

Illegal Drug Use Outside School

See HKIS Drug Policy for details

Inappropriate Behavior

2 (2 - 5)

Inappropriate Language / Rudeness

2 (1 - 3)

Misuse of Electronic Equipment (mobile phone, iPods, etc) during instructional time

2 (2 - 6)

Off-Campus (see page 147)

5

Off-Limits (typically in car park, Scenic View Apartments, Middle School, under art room, in stairway by the Community Office)

2 (1 – 2)

Possession / Use of Weapons

15 (10 – 30) Possible suspension or expulsion

Theft

15 (10 – 30) Possible suspension or expulsion

Tobacco

6 (6 - 10) Plus assessment and group counseling as required

Vandalism

10 (2 – 15) Possible suspension

A high school administrator may assign demerits and/or remove student privileges for the above situations and any not covered in this chart. eg. Seniors may also lose the privilege of participating in Prom and the Graduation Ceremony. Students and parents will be kept informed of any major changes to school policies through school publications.

137


Consequences for Disciplinary Warning, Disciplinary Probation, and Additional Demerits If a student acquires 10 or more demerits in a school year, he/she is placed on Disciplinary Warning for ten weeks. That status requires: • conference with parents, guidance counselors, homeroom advisor, and administrator. • loss of free periods (and senior privileges if applicable) for ten school weeks. • loss of overseas travel for ten school weeks. • loss of any student leadership position, including Senate, Class Officer, captain, club leadership, etc. for the remainder of the school year. • on-going counseling with the student’s guidance counselor. If a student acquires 15 or more demerits in as school year, he/she is placed on Disciplinary Probation. That status requires all of the consequences for Disciplinary Warning, plus the following: • possible suspension from school. • conference, following the suspension, with parents, guidance counselors, and principal to determine how the student can remain at HKIS. • loss of free periods (and senior privileges if applicable) for an additional ten weeks. (This may carry over into the following school year) • loss of overseas travel the remainder of the year. (Or ten weeks carried into the following school year) • on-going counseling with the student’s guidance counselor. • loss of other privileges as deemed appropriate. If a student acquires further demerits in a school year, another parent conference will be requested to discuss whether the student will remain a student at HKIS. Once a student acquires 30 or more demerits in a school year, that student will be asked to leave HKIS. Students on Disciplinary Warning or Probation are required to report to the main office at the beginning of their free study periods for a period of ten weeks. They will be assigned a supervised place of study. Loss of meeting time freedom may be included as well, depending on the severity of the incident and their need for monitored supervision. Students without free periods during these ten weeks either may be assigned work detail in lieu of free period loss or could lose meeting time and free lunch times.

Recording Suspensions and Probations Students should be aware that colleges ask specific questions relative to suspensions and probation during high school. Guidance counselors will be required to report these instances to college personnel. Students should therefore avoid circumstances that may result in suspension or being placed on probation.

138


Policies and Procedures Substance Abuse and Drug Testing

– Policy No. 3060

Our work with students and families emphasizes care and respect of individuals. This means working both proactively and reactively to foster and encourage healthy, wholesome lifestyles. Our natural extension of this philosophy is taking an institutional stand against any drug abuse. The pressure and temptation on teenagers in Hong Kong to participate in the drug scene is well documented. HKIS has determined that, in providing our students with a safe and nurturing environment, zero tolerance of illegal drug use is critical, and that random testing can be a useful tool in deterring drug involvement. The school’s contributions toward achieving that goal, in reference to illegal substance abuse as defined by Hong Kong law, include: • Preventative education programs on substance abuse at all age levels. • School support of a student who requests help to overcome substance use, abuse, or dependency. • A screening and detection procedure utilizing student hair samples conducted on a random basis. • Intervention when the school has reasonable cause to believe drug abuse has occurred. Students who violate this policy or Hong Kong drug abuse law endanger their continuing enrollment at the school. Policy approved: 2 April, 1998 (reviewed June 2012) Implementation 1. As an annual requirement for enrollment, each student in grades 6 -12 and his/ her parent will read and sign a statement acknowledging their understanding and acceptance of the conditions of this policy. 2. The school reserves the right to inspect personal effects of students who are believed to be in possession of illegal or dangerous substances or paraphernalia. This will normally be done in the presence of the student affected. 3. For the random testing component the school will: • Cover the cost of the individual tests and program implementation. • Insure through quality controls that any procedure involving a student is done in the least intrusive way possible and with care, respect, and sensitivity. • Train a designated administrative staff person to collect, process, and provide results of hair sampling. • Randomly test on average 2 High School students per day. (For Middle School, on average 10 students per month will be tested.) • Retest for accuracy any positive test whose results are disputed; consult a licensed medical review officer for resolution if necessary. • Require a student who tests positive to enter the intervention program.

139


4. With reasonable cause, school personnel may call for a test (hair, urine and/or saliva) to assess drug use. This process is independent of the routine random sampling. When drug use is established, the student enters the intervention program. Intervention Program 1. The intervention program will include the following: • Parents will be notified of the student’s test results, if positive, and meet with a member of the high school administrative team and their guidance counselor. • A student who accepts responsibility for his/her use and is open to counseling assistance, will be placed in the intervention program that will commence immediately and last for up to 12 months. (Note: regular drug testing will continue throughout the HKIS enrollment of any student who has a positive drug test and enters the intervention program. These tests will be at the student’s expense.). • Should a student not initially choose to accept responsibility for his/her documented use, he/she will be suspended from school for up to 3 days to reconsider his/her decision. If after 3 days the student is still unwilling to take responsibility for his/her use, the student will be asked to leave HKIS. • In certain cases, the school may determine that it is in the best interest of the student to leave HKIS after the first positive drug test, in order to receive immediate professional care. Upon completion of an in-depth counseling program, the student may apply for readmission to HKIS. The school’s decision on readmission will take into account the recommendation of those who have provided rehabilitation care, as well as the recommendation of the HKIS administrative and counseling personnel. 2. The intervention program will include the following elements: • Ongoing counseling supervised by an HKIS school counselor. • Periodic unannounced testing by the school to assist the student in avoiding continued drug use. • Loss of all free periods, and “come and go” privileges for a minimum of 6 weeks, at which time further assessment will take place to determine the return of privileges. • Loss of participation in school sponsored overseas travel for up to 12 months. If at any point during the 12-month period after the initial positive drug test result, the student tests positive for drugs again, and the result indicates continued use, he/she may be asked to leave HKIS. This decision is at the school’s discretion and will allow the student to receive drug/alcohol abuse services beyond the expertise of HKIS personnel. Note: After completing a rehabilitation program, the student can apply for readmission to HKIS. The school’s decision on readmission will take into account the recommendation of those who have provided rehabilitation care, as well as the recommendation of the HKIS administrative and counseling personnel.

140


Special Provision for Students Age 16 and Above In order to encourage student responsibility and assist them in coming forward to seek help, students who have concerns with their personal drug use may seek support from the school’s program (without the knowledge of their parents) under the following conditions: 1. The student has reached the age of 16. 2. Parents have given signed permission prior to the beginning of the school year. 3. The student speaks to an HKIS counselor or administrator about his/her drug use prior to notification of any drug testing. 4. The student undergoes a drug screening at the time appointed by the school personnel. 5. The student begins immediate drug counseling with a drug/alcohol counselor for six weeks. 6. The student agrees to be re-tested within six weeks. The test results must indicate non-use of drugs; otherwise, parents will be notified and the student then enters the regular intervention program. 7. Until the student receives a negative drug test result he/she understands he/she is not permitted to participate in school-sponsored overseas travel.

Alcohol and Tobacco on Campus or at School-Sponsored Activities Since the effects of alcohol and tobacco abuse are also harmful, HKIS is proactive in its care for students and prohibits the possession or use of alcohol or tobacco on campus or at any school-sponsored event. Students are not to possess or use tobacco or alcohol anywhere on campus, on school buses, or in the vicinity of the school campus during or outside of school hours. This applies to all school sponsored activities including local and overseas field trips, Interim, retreats, dances, dinners, etc. Inappropriate choices include circumstances such as: • using or possessing tobacco or alcohol in the vicinity of the school or on the school campus, including on the Red Hill Peninsula, unless students are inside their own homes. • being in the vicinity of students who choose to use tobacco or alcohol. Students are expected to move away from a situation when tobacco or alcohol use is occurring at school sponsored events or they will be held accountable. • standing in areas that have fresh cigarette ends on the ground around them and a heavy smell of smoke in the air. • exhibiting any evidence that they have been using tobacco or alcohol on the school campus or returning from off-campus privileges. • coming on campus under the influence of drugs or alcohol. First Incident: • parents will be notified • assessment on the extent of the problem and recommendations • student may be placed on Disciplinary Warning with consequences of loss of free periods and HKIS overseas travel for 10 weeks.

141


Second Incident: • required parent conference • may include in-school suspension • student is placed on Disciplinary Warning or Disciplinary Probation along with its consequences as appropriate. Third Incident: • three-day in-school suspension • required parent conference to determine if the student can remain at HKIS • if the student is allowed to remain at HKIS, Disciplinary Probation and its consequences continue. Students who violate the tobacco and alcohol guidelines on overseas school trips will lose travel privileges for one calendar year. If a student is a senior, he/she may lose the privilege of attending Graduation Celebrations and/or the Graduation Ceremony.

142


Exhibit – Policy No. 3060

Substance Abuse and Drug Testing

AGREEMENT The attached information on the HKIS policies on drug abuse, alcohol and tobacco use at school or HKIS events, and on cheating* have been read and discussed by us. Our signatures indicate our understanding of policies and our intent to abide by them. We understand that this form is signed annually and must be on file in order for a student to attend HKIS.

Student’s Name (Block Capitals)

Student’s Signature

Date

Parent’s Name (Block Capitals)

Parent’s Signature

Date

Optional Signature: My child is 16 years or older and I approve my child’s participation in the Special Provision aspect of the HKIS Substance Abuse and Drug Testing policy.

Parent’s Name (Block Capitals)

Parent’s Signature

Date

Any questions on the policy may be directed to your counselor or high school administration.

Please return this form to the school office before the first day of attendance at HKIS.

*Please refer to pg118 Academic Honesty: You Make the Choice Policy

143


Harassment Policy

(approved by Board of Managers June 2008)

Hong Kong International School is committed to building and sustaining a culture of respect, care and safety that is free from any form of harassment, bullying and intimidation. All members of our community – students, parents, faculty, staff and visitors – have a right to feel safe and protected and share the responsibility to build and maintain an environment in which everyone feels respected. Offensive, harassing, bullying or intimidating behaviors will not be tolerated or ignored and will be dealt with appropriately and expeditiously. Across the school, both prevention and intervention strategies are in place for our student and adult community, and will be published and reviewed annually, to encourage empathy and respect and to respond appropriately to any acts of bullying and harassment. In the High School, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against any person who demonstrates unlawful, offensive, or harassing behavior or who instructs, threatens, or aids another person to commit harassment. Harassment can be physical, verbal, nonverbal, and electronic. Every effort will be made to insure that all cases of harassment will be dealt with confidentially and impartially. Employees who are in a position of authority, such as teachers and supervisors, are under particular obligation to ensure that harassment does not occur at the school. Harassment Prevention and Reporting Procedures This policy covers all students, employees, parents and all other parties having business with Hong Kong International School. Definition 1. Harassment in any form is prohibited under this policy. 2. Harassment is: verbal and non verbal or physical conduct intended to threaten, intimidate, taunt or coerce.

2.1 Verbal Bullying and /or Harassment

2.1.1 Language – name-calling, spreading rumors, and/or directing insulting, teasing, threatening comments to another person.

2.1.2 Virtual – harassment, or spreading rumors by email, instant messaging, blogs or any other media form.

2.1.3 Religious – putting down or ridiculing another’s religion, stopping another from expressing their beliefs.

2.1.4 Racial – making hurtful comments or discriminating against someone based on their nationality, race or culture, color of their skin or language spoken.

2.1.5 Intellectual – making hurtful comments based on someone’s intellectual or academic ability.

2.1.6 Sexual – making hurtful comments or discriminating against someone based on their sexual orientation.

144


2.2 Non-Verbal Bullying and/or Harassment

2.2.1 Physical – hitting, kicking, pushing, spitting or any other form of physical behavior which is deemed to be aggressive in nature.

2.2.2 Personal Property (real or virtual) – taking, damaging or trespassing another’s property. This includes entering another student’s email account, personal belongings, or school locker without permission.

2.2.3 Indirect – intentionally excluding someone from a group, discussion or team.

2.2.4 Graphic/Vandalism – defacing another’s property, projects or photographs.

2.2.5 Sexual – making offensive gestures about another’s body, touching or maintaining unwelcome closeness to another person or discriminating against someone based on their sexual orientation.

3. Note that sexual harassment in all areas of employment and education is unlawful under the Hong Kong Sex Discrimination Ordinance. Prevention The school will communicate this policy to all employees, parents and to students at an age appropriate level, and advise teachers and supervisors of their specific responsibilities. The school will also provide training as necessary and establish procedures for the prevention and investigation of harassment. Protection against victimization Any victimization of or retaliation and/or reprisals against an individual, complainant or alleged harasser, who in good faith reports or provides information in an investigation about behavior that may violate this policy, is unlawful and will not be tolerated. Furthermore, malicious use of this procedure (e.g. false accusations) will also not be tolerated. Procedures for students at the High School Note: Procedures may be initiated by the Complainant (begin at Step 1) or by individuals in a position of authority, such as teachers and supervisors, who suspect harassment has occurred (begin at Step 3).

145


Responsibility

Action

Complainant

1. Tell the harasser that his/her behavior is unwanted and must stop. If the situation is resolved, stop here. If the situation is not resolved, proceed to Step 2.

Complainant

2. Report the matter to the Associate Principal for Student Life or guidance counselor. Please understand that once the matter has been reported, an investigation and follow-up will ensue.

Associate Principal for Student Life

3. Investigate the allegation, or appoint an appropriate third party to investigate the allegation. Listen and obtain information about the incident(s) from the Complainant. Inform the Complainant that you will also be speaking with the alleged harasser and other individuals, e.g., witnesses, respective parents, if applicable. 4. Approach the alleged harasser and provide an opportunity for the alleged harasser to respond to the allegation, and an opportunity for a mediation meeting where appropriate. 5. Document the incident(s), outcomes of investigation and recommendation. Include any signed, written statements as provided by the complainant or alleged harasser. 6. Disciplinary actions may include, but are not limited to: requiring an apology, verbal or written warnings, police or other public authority involvement, counseling, suspension, dismissal, and expulsion. Disciplinary actions may apply to either parties: the alleged harasser or the complainant if it is a false accusation. 7. Communicate the decision and resolution to relevant parties.

Alternative Procedures Complainant or Defendant

The school strongly encourages individuals to try and resolve complaints of harassment internally. However, if you feel the situation is dangerous or you are uncomfortable bringing the issues to the school’s attention, you may at any time contact the Equal Opportunities Commission (www.eoc.org.hk) for free information and advice, or contact the police directly.

Confidentiality Reports and investigations of harassment will be kept confidential, except in the following circumstances where limited disclosure may be necessary: • for the purpose of conducting a full and fair investigation • to provide an opportunity for the accused individual(s) to respond • to protect the rights of the school, and • to take remedial action and respond to Equal Opportunities Commission or police inquiries or legal action Any persons found to have breached the confidentiality of the process will be personally liable and will face disciplinary action. 146


Off-Campus Fighting / Bullying / Cyber Bullying Each student contributes to the fabric of the campus community, yet there are actions and behaviors of students that tear this fabric. Fighting and bullying are such actions. While the school does have a policy for dealing with students involved in fights / bullying on campus, HKIS also has guiding principles that will be followed when HKIS students are involved in fighting / bullying off campus. The following steps will be followed whenever students are involved in off-campus fighting / bullying: First Incident: A guidance counselor will make contact with all parties involved in the fight / bullying and will communicate the situation with the Principal. All parents will be notified that the school is aware of the situation and that the off-campus behavior is affecting the campus community. It will be made clear to all parties that the high school attempts to create a safe environment for all students, and that any off campus issues must not be brought to campus in a way that undermines safety and the sense of community. Second Incident: If another fight / bullying incident occurs off-campus or on campus safety is undermined, the administrator will become involved and the student will be suspended. The parents will meet with a guidance counselor and administrator to discuss ways forward. Third Incident: If the situation continues, the police will be informed and involved, there will be a parent conference and further plans of action and disciplinary consequences will be determined, including the possibility of being asked to leave HKIS.

Overseas Travel Policy When students are participating in any school-sponsored event, on or off campus, they are always expected to demonstrate appropriate and responsible behavior. Behavior on campus is an accurate indication of how students will behave off campus. Behaviors such as consistently arriving late to class, inconsistently attending classes, not being respectful and mindful of established expectations, rules, and guidelines do not demonstrate responsible student behavior. In order for students to earn the privilege of participating on overseas events such as Interim and sports and activity teams, it is imperative that they consistently demonstrate trustworthy, cooperative, responsible, respectful, and mature behavior. Therefore, when a student is placed on Disciplinary Warning (10 demerits), he/she will be placed on overseas travel warning and will lose any overseas traveling privileges with any school-sponsored event, including Interim, for 10 school weeks from the time of the incident. If a student accumulates 10 demerits towards the end of the school year, loss of travel privileges will continue for 10 school weeks from the time of the incident into the next school year. When a student is placed on Disciplinary Probation (15 demerits), he/she will lose any overseas traveling privileges with any school-sponsored event, including Interim, for the remainder of the school year. If a student accumulates 15 demerits towards the end of the school year, loss of travel privileges will continue for 10 school weeks from the time of the incident into the next school year. If a student loses overseas travel, any money paid toward a trip will not be refunded.

147


Regardless of a student’s demerits or designation on DW or DP, a student with a positive drug test, or a student who has been involved with alcohol or tobacco on an overseas trip, may not participate in overseas travel with HKIS for one calendar year from the time of the event. A student who loses overseas travel may appeal the consequences one time per school year. The Principal, in consultation with the students’ guidance counselors, homeroom advisor, faculty members responsible for the student on the overseas trip, Senator for Travel, and other administrators, will make the final decision on whether the student may travel overseas. The official appeal must be done within 10 school days of the conference in which loss of overseas travel was established.

School Safety and Welfare of Person and Property It is the right of each student to have a safe school environment and have reasonable care taken by school officials to safeguard the well being of his/her belongings. It is for that reason each individual student has his/her own personal locker. Safeguard personal property of value (calculators, watches, jewelry, electronic equipment, and money) by diligent watchfulness. Administrators and teachers may assist students and, on occasion, store valuables for the school day. Valuables should not be left in book bags, on benches, in the cafeteria, in unlocked Information Commons or gym lockers. When loss of such possessions occurs, the school has little opportunity to recover such belongings. You must store and lock any valuables in your own locker. Students are to carry a padlock with them in order to store valuables in common lockers outside the Information Commons or in the PE changing rooms. Since all students share these lockers, students are to use their padlocks only when they are using the gym or the Information Commons. Students are strongly advised not to bring unnecessary personal items to school or carry large amounts of money. We cannot guarantee against loss of such items due to theft. Pranks are not harmless. Students are not permitted on campus during the night without permission of a faculty member. Entering the school grounds for the purpose of playing practical jokes cannot be condoned since such incidents inevitably result in some damage to school property, considerable extra work for school personnel, and a breach of trust between faculty and students. Skateboards, water pistols, stereos with open speakers, balloons, pellet guns, etc. are not permitted on the school campus.

Come Late to School Privileges (Grades 9-12) At the beginning of the school year, parents are given the option of allowing their child to enjoy the “Come Late to School” privileges for students in Grades 9-12. Parents must give signed permission in order for students to enjoy this privilege; parents can revoke the permission at any time. 1. Students can come late to school when their first period class of the day is a free period. 2. Students must directly enter campus (no loitering outside of campus). 3. Students MUST ATTEND homeroom, Assemblies and Community Gatherings or other designated meetings. 4. Students with 10 or more demerits lose this privilege for 10 weeks.

148


5. Students with 15 or more demerits lose this privilege for the remainder of the school year (or 10 weeks into the next school year) 6. Students who are consistently tardy the first period of the day will lose this privilege. 7. Students may lose this privilege for misbehavior and reasons not mentioned above.

Off-Campus Privileges (Grade 12) “Senior Privileges” are annually proposed by the Senior Class Officers during the first quarter to the high school administration. The Senior Class Officers are to present to the Senior Class how the privileges are earned, the guidelines, what is expected, and ways in which the privileges can be lost for individual seniors and the entire class. Once approved by the high school administration, seniors have the privilege to leave campus during their lunch, meeting times, and free periods. This includes coming late to school if the student has morning free periods, and leaving early if the student has afternoon free periods. 1. Seniors must carry their HKIS ID card and use it to enter and exit campus through the high school main gate. 2. Seniors will not share their HKIS ID card with anyone else. 3. Seniors will not try to exercise these privileges if they do not have their HKIS ID card with them. 4. Seniors will not aid or support students not allowed off campus to leave campus. 5. Seniors MUST ATTEND homeroom, Assemblies and other Community Gatherings, or other designated meetings. 6. Seniors must follow school rules from 7:50-3:10, even when not on campus. 7. Seniors with 10 or more demerits lose this privilege for 10 weeks. 8. Seniors with 15 or more demerits lose this privilege for the remainder of the school year. 9. Seniors who are consistently tardy the first period of the day will lose this privilege. 10. Seniors may lose this privilege for misbehavior and reasons not mentioned above.

Off-Campus and Off-Limits Areas The school boundary ends at the front gate. Areas such as the Middle School, the faculty apartments, the car park, the “overhang” and the side stairs at the back of the Art Department, under the 101 -105, the guard offices, the stairway by the Community Office, and places which are not public areas are out-of-bounds to students at all times. The roof top of Red Hill Plaza is out of bounds during the school day. The elevator is also off-limits for general student use. Students with medical conditions that require elevator use are to see Mrs. Clara Wong in the main office for an elevator pass. Students who use the elevator without permission from the main office will be considered off-limits.

Dress Code In the absence of a school uniform, students are expected to demonstrate appropriate manners with clothes and appearance. Dress and grooming at school should follow the principles of cleanliness, neatness, modesty, and the avoidance of extremes.

149


The following items ARE NOT acceptable under HKIS guidelines: • short shorts and short skirts (the lower limit of the hem of a garment should extend beyond the length of the extended arm and fingertips) • for boys, tank tops defined as any tee-shirt minus sleeves • for girls, any tee-shirt where the width of the shoulder straps is not equal to (or greater than) the width of the girl’s hand (also known as the “fat lasagna measure”) • shirts that expose cleavage (modest necklines are required. The chest area should be covered high enough so as not to expose cleavage. For most young women, knitted garments and translucent fabrics require appropriate undergarments) • exposed midriff (the shirt or knitted top should be long enough to be tucked into the skirt or pants, though the student is not required to tuck in the garment. Students are asked to select clothing that covers the body from shoulder to just above the knee • any garment with indecent sayings, or advertisements for cigarettes, alcohol, etc. • pants worn in a manner that expose underwear • swimwear (except in the pool) • torn or disheveled clothing Students and parents are responsible for ensuring that each student is in compliance with the dress code. Under certain circumstances when students are wearing clothes in violation of the dress code, for example during PE classes or other school activities, students should be within the boundaries of the designated activities (such as in the pool area, dance room, gymnasium, auditorium, etc). Other than these circumstances, students must be in appropriate attire while on campus and while traveling with school sponsored activities. First Incident: A high school administrator will contact that student and discuss the expectations of proper dress at HKIS. Depending on the violation, the student will either be expected to change clothes, put on clothes available in the main office, or sent home. Two demerits will be assigned. Second Incident: The same procedures will take place as in the first incident and an administrator will speak with the student and phone the students’ parents; a warning will be given that the next time the student violates the dress code, he/she will be suspended from school, and a further 2 demerits given. Third Incident: A parent conference will be called, 4 demerits will be assigned, and the student will be suspended from school.

Public Displays of Affection Because so many cultures co-exist at HKIS, it is important that students demonstrate an attitude and behavior regarding interpersonal relationships that would be acceptable to people of various cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Genuine feelings of affection may exist between students; however, public display of such affection on campus is not acceptable. Students must refrain from inappropriate behavior such as intimate and prolonged embraces, kissing, and similar actions that may be offensive to the general public on campus, on school transportation, and at school-sponsored events.

150


Cafeteria Decorum The cafeteria at HKIS is occupied by large groups of people. Individuals are expected to clean up after themselves and others. Students should follow basic, respectful guidelines when using the cafeteria. • Treat the cafeteria staff with respect. • Be responsible for your own garbage. • Return trays to the appropriate area. • Return chairs under tables after use. • Do not sit on tables or on the edge/top of chairs. • When you are the last one to leave your table, be sure the table is clean of all garbage. • Do not leave your personal belongings in the cafeteria when you are not present. Individuals using other campus areas during lunch and breaks are expected to put their rubbish in the bins, and return trays/utensils to the cafeteria.

Use of Carpark Students are NOT to be dropped off in the car park between 7:00 am and 8:00 am unless special permission is given in advance by the High School Principal. Students who disregard this expectation will be considered “off limits”.

School Bus Behavior The bus operator and bus supervisor (on MS/HS shared buses) are in charge of the bus and the passengers. They are responsible for the safety of the students and for their conduct on the bus. Riding the bus is a privilege that can be denied temporarily or permanently if the student’s behavior warrants it. There will be no refunds as a result of a disciplinary removal from the bus. In addition, regular school discipline procedures and consequences apply. The following are expectations for all bus riders: • stay seated • respect each other’s personal space • call the bus supervisor by name • be cooperative, polite, and respectful at all times • use a soft voice Bus supervisors will sit at a designated seat on the bus in order to supervise all students. Smoking, vandalism, “horseplay”, bullying, disrespect to the operator or bus supervisor or any acts endangering the safety of the passengers or passers-by may result in immediate denial of bus services for the remainder of the year.

Vandalism Any incidents of vandalism should be reported. If students are found to be responsible for vandalism of HKIS resources they will be held liable for the cost of the item and will face other disciplinary penalties including demerits.

151


Parents’ Presence in Hong Kong Residency An enrollment requirement of HKIS is for all students to have at least one parent in fulltime residence in Hong Kong. Temporary Absence from Hong Kong If during the school year both parents plan to leave Hong Kong for one or more days while a child remains in residence, one or more temporary guardians must be appointed to make any necessary decisions regarding the child’s welfare. A “Notification of Both Parents’ Absence from Hong Kong” form must be completed each time both parents plan to be absent from Hong Kong, and submitted to the high school office by post, email (hsattendance@hkis.edu.hk), or fax (2813-7300) as far in advance as possible. The “Appointment of Temporary Guardians” form must also be completed and returned to the submitted to the high school office by post, email (hsattendance@hkis.edu.hk), or fax (2813-7300) as soon as possible prior to the FIRST planned departure of both parents from Hong Kong. The completion of one of these forms each school year is sufficient, as long as the appointed temporary guardian information has not changed. These forms are available from the high school office or can be printed from the Hong Kong International School website, http://dragonnet.hkis.edu.hk Parents who do not arrange for and inform the school of the child’s supervision and guardianship may jeopardize the child’s continued enrollment at HKIS.

152


High School Counseling Program The purpose of the School Counseling Department at Hong Kong International School is to provide a comprehensive, developmental guidance program that reaches 100% of the student population. The program includes individual attention and group activities to promote academic achievement, foster personal growth and interpersonal relationships, and facilitate post-secondary planning. Through counseling, coordination, and consultation, each professional school counselor will serve to support all members of the HKIS High School Community. The purpose of the Counseling Department is carried out by the following: • School counselors promote personal, interpersonal, emotional, academic and career development for all students through proactive classroom programs and other services. Specifically, counselors offer seminars to all grade 9 and 10 students in their first semester. In semester two, seminars are scheduled for all grade 11 and 12 students, with emphasis on college process and transition. In addition, a variety of parent meetings are sponsored and hosted by the counseling department. • School counselors meet yearly with students individually and in small groups to review, guide, and support them through the academic and college planning process. • In consultation with administration and department heads, counselors review student school records and help students plan their course selections each year. Counselors recommend that students are enrolled in a balanced schedule that is appropriately rigorous, challenging and also supportive of post-secondary educational goals. • Counselors collaborate regularly with teachers, administrators, and parents to discuss student needs and provide comprehensive support for their growth and development. • The school-counseling program equips students to develop competencies in decision-making, career planning, interpersonal relationships, personal responsibility, and other skills essential for being a productive citizen. • Counselors provide information and support to students and families about academic programming and community resources. They provide prevention, intervention and crisis response services to students and families. Counselors refer students and families to outside resources, when necessary. • Counselors collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to identify and address students’ needs

Counseling Structure by Communities: The High School has four pairs of school counselors to serve the welfare of its students. Each student is assigned to a Community. Sixteen homerooms (four of each grade level) form a Community. There are four Communities designated H, K, I, and S. A partnership of two counselors supports and addresses the needs of the students in its Community. H Community Mrs. Stephanie Passamonte Mrs. Jenny Purvis

3149-7165 3149-7191

spassamonte@hkis.edu.hk jpurvis@hkis.edu.hk

K Community Ms Madeleine McGarrity Mr. Sam Fleischmann

3149-7146 3149-7161

mmcgarrity@hkis.edu.hk sfleischmann@hkis.edu.hk

153


I Community Ms Anne Ferrara Mr. Jeff Steuernagel

3149-7107 3149-7109

aferrara@hkis.edu.hk jsteuernagel@hkis.edu.hk

S Community Ms Anna Nunez Mr. Adam Goad

3149-7192 3149-7110

anunez@hkis.edu.hk agoad@hkis.edu.hk

Homeroom Each student is placed into a homeroom group of approximately 12-13 students. Homeroom advisors are faculty who serve students throughout their four years of high school. Homeroom advisors maintain regular contact with each student and seek to build a mentoring relationship with every student in his or her care. The homeroom advisor and counselors work in collaboration to monitor student progress and plan appropriate interventions when necessary.

College Advisement The School Counseling Department at HKIS values working as a team with students and their families on the college planning and application process. Students meet individually with their counselors to discuss career aspirations and select colleges and universities that best meet students’ needs and educational goals. With a wide range of experience in post-secondary options, including universities in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and Europe and Asia, counselors guide students and families through the college search and selection process.

Boarding and Summer School Applications Families considering an application to boarding school or summer programs should contact Ms. Elaine Ma, the counseling department secretary, at ema@hkis.edu.hk at least two months in advance of the application deadlines. She will provide families with information on procedures specific to HKIS by which boarding school and summer school applications are processed.

Transcript Requests Similar to many other institutions, HKIS only provides official transcripts directly to institutions. All requests for transcripts should be directed to the high school registrar, Ms. Beatrice Chung, bchung@hkis.edu.hk

Additional Information The counseling department maintains an informational website on DragonNet. Please consult this resource to find information regarding signing up for college entrance tests, a college process timeline, boarding and summer school application process, and the counseling program.

154


School and Home Communications Please keep the school updated about your phone numbers and home and email addresses. If anything changes, please inform the school immediately, otherwise you will not receive important information.

Report Cards Report cards and attendance profiles are sent home at the end of each quarter. Midquarter reports are sent in some cases, particularly for noteworthy improvement or when problems occur which endanger credit. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers with concerns or questions at any point in the school year. Teachers may be reached by their direct phone numbers with a message left on their voice mail or may be contacted through the high school main office receptionist, 3149-7169, who will place a message in the teacher’s mailbox. It is also convenient to contact school personnel by email. The majority of email addresses are: first initial and teacher’s surname @hkis.edu.hk (example: pklekamp@hkis.edu.hk)

Attendance and Student Behavior Parents are encouraged to access attendance and behavior records through PowerSchool. These online records keep parents informed should students come to class tardy or miss a class. When student attendance or behavior may affect academic credit or participation in school activities, parents will be contacted. Parents are requested to keep the school informed if their email address is changed.

Messages from Home Except in an emergency circumstance, a message will not be delivered to students in class. Messages will be posted on the student notice board in the main atrium. Please be reminded, if you call your child’s mobile phone during a class period and it is heard ringing, the phone will be collected by the teacher and turned in to the Principal’s office for collection.

Withdrawal and Early Leaving Procedures When a student withdraws from HKIS, written notification of the withdrawal from the parents must be sent to the Registrar at the Office of Admissions. It is helpful if the written communication explains whether the early departure is due to employer requirements, extenuating family circumstances, or personal choice. The student must collect a checkout sheet four days before the final day of class from the high school administration office and follow procedures outlined on this sheet. Parents are reminded that teachers will not be required to give final examinations to students who leave before the end of the semester. To avoid an academic penalty in a course, please arrange your flight schedule according to the school calendar. The High School Principal may be contacted if clarification is needed about whether credit will be granted by HKIS for any early withdrawal. The office needs seven to ten days to collect withdrawal grades from teachers. If records are to be transferred, the parents/student should provide the Registrar with the name and address of the receiving school. The student is invited to visit his/her guidance counselor for an exit interview.

155


Transcripts Students leaving school who would like to request transcripts should do so on the withdrawal form provided by the HS Office when withdrawal notification is received. Two weeks is the usual processing time for transcript requests. Please note that three transcripts will be issued without charge to withdrawing students.

Release of Records Quarter 4 grades, final transcripts and diplomas will not be released until ALL books, materials belongings to HKIS are properly returned or paid for.

Weekly Newsletter – Cross Section Cross Section is the weekly high school division newsletter for students, parents and faculty. It will be emailed home and will be online every Tuesday morning for parents to read. The first three issues will be mailed home until email addresses are confirmed. You can find previous issues of Cross Section on the HS DragonNet page: http://dragonnet. hkis.edu.hk.

156


High School Student Life: Clubs and Activities HKIS believes involvement in clubs and activities is an integral aspect of the educational experience of all high school students. Research has shown participation in clubs or activities enhances intellectual, social and personal growth of high school students, such as increased academic achievement, improves interpersonal skills and self-esteem. HKIS offers many opportunities for students to participate in a variety of clubs and activities during school and after school hours. These opportunities encourage and allow students to interact and build relationships within the school community outside of the academic setting.

Membership and Participation HKIS provides a wide variety of clubs or activities in which to participate. Students should be selective about participation based on interest, time commitment and dedication to its cause. While there is great temptation to “do it all,” it is strongly recommended that students choose one or two clubs or activities in which to be a member. A well balanced and committed participation in co-curricular activities is important. Students are encouraged to remain involved with the club or activities throughout the four years of high school. This demonstrates, dedication, development of a personal interest and growth as a participant. Colleges take notice of students who are able to display sustained commitments to clubs and activities. In order for all clubs and activities to successfully accomplish their goals and objectives for the year, it is necessary for members to be committed and solid contributors. Therefore, it is expected that all students who sign up to be a member of a club or activity follow through with that yearlong commitment by consistently attending the meetings, events, fundraisers and contributing ideas. • All clubs must have a faculty advisor who helps support and guide the student club leaders. It is the responsibility of the club leaders to effectively communicate with the club advisor. • All clubs/activities must have regularly scheduled meetings (either weekly, within the 8-day cycle or monthly) however, clubs/activities can schedule additional meetings when the need arises • All clubs/activities must take attendance at each meeting • To achieve recognition of club involvement students must attend at least 80% of all meetings/activities • There will be an annual audit of each club/activity to evaluate their progress each year.

Leadership Opportunities Students who have demonstrated dedication and passion to a club or activity have the opportunity to apply for a leadership position. In this position, they will learn to organize meetings, events, fundraisers and work closely with faculty members, fellow students and the community. This requires a huge time commitment and initiative on the part of the student and must be carefully thought through before dedicating to a leadership position. It is strongly recommended that students choose only one club or activity to lead. Balancing academics, co-curricular activities and personal time with family and friends is something that good leadership should model.

157


Student Leadership Expectations At HKIS, we believe in providing students with multiple extracurricular opportunities to develop and demonstrate personal character and service to others. Student leaders, in particular, are expected to model the HKIS Mission. Therefore, all elected or appointed student leaders are expected to uphold the highest standards of character, service to others and exemplary behavior. Students whose behavior violates our community will be expected to resign from leadership positions. Violations include incidents of cheating or plagiarism, alcohol, tobacco or drug use, harassment, stealing or the accumulation of 10 or more demerits. Students will become eligible and can reapply for student leadership positions the following school year.

Club Fundraising Policies and Guidelines • Senate/Classes and Service Clubs are primary fundraising groups. In some circumstance, other clubs and activities might be given permission to fundraise for equipment, etc. • If clubs need money for events, a balance must be kept in designated accounts to provide the financial support necessary to run events during the current or following school year • Service Interims will be given the priority to fundraise one month prior to Interim Week • All fundraising activities must receive the approval from the Associate Principal for Student Life at least one week prior to the scheduled fundraiser. • Any donations to clubs are to be made by check where practicable. All checks should be made out to HKIS Gives Back Each class, club or activity’s treasurer is responsible for all funds collected. He or she will keep accurate records of the organization’s account in consultation with the club advisor and the ExCo Treasurer. The Associate Principal for Student Life will oversee the process. All funds need to be handed in to Mrs. Clara Wong (High School Office) immediately after the funds are collected. Withdrawals are made through the proper business office procedures and always require the faculty sponsor’s approval. Class, club or activity money shall not be used for any event not sponsored or approved by the school.

Service on Saturday Program At HKIS we believe that service is an important part of learning from and contributing to the Hong Kong community and the greater Asian society. Through these activities, we hope that students will not only help meet the needs of the less fortunate within our society, but learn to value the benefits that come to all when people serve each other with humility and mutual respect. The Service on Saturday (SOS) program was started in 1995 to encourage HKIS students to engage in meaningful community service activities in the Hong Kong community. Since its inception, the SOS program has grown to approximately 14 venues involving nearly 180 students. The goals of the program are to provide students with the opportunity to assist local service agencies in meeting the needs of Hong Kong people, learn about the challenges facing the greater Hong Kong society, and encourage student reflection concerning their role in the building of stronger communities.

158


Leadership: Student leaders are expected to complete a separate online application. Candidates will be carefully interviewed and selected based on past nominations and experience. Additional criteria include dedication and commitment to service, responsibility and leadership skills. All leaders are required to attend leadership training sessions and will be responsible for leading their groups in service reflections. Please visit DragonNet for more information: http://dragonnet.hkis.edu.hk

High School Clubs At the time of printing, the following clubs and activities were in place. Please note that full descriptions and purpose of all clubs can be accessed through DragonNet.

Global and Environmental Service and Awareness Amnesty International – HKIS Faculty Advisor: Sarah Wheatley Student Leaders: Judy Kim, Martin Ong, Beatrice Yeung, Danny Wee and Vivienne Lee Animal Safety And Protection (ASAP) Faculty Advisor: Nina Voce Student Leaders: Maxine Lai and Mary Mulcahy The Citizens Foundation Faulty Advisor: Anne Ferrara Student Leaders: Sarah Faruqui, Alexandra Cheng and Georgette Tso Future Hope Faculty Advisor: T.B.A. Student Leaders: Richard Chiu, Teresa Hui and Curtis Wong Global Issues Network (GIN) Faculty Advisor: T.B.A. Student Leaders: Beatrice Yeung and Danielle Park Greenpeace Faculty Advisor: Ian Gill Student Leaders: Sam Klein, Isabelle Ng and Flora Liu Habitat For Humanity – A world where everyone has a decent place to live. Faculty Advisor: Barbara Cliff Student Leaders: Alli DeLessio, Chase Richter, Joon Sang Park and Arshia Bhatia Heal Africa Faculty Advisor: Myron Buck Student Leaders: Ki Hyun Kim, Danielle Park, Jamie Au and Curtis Wong Heifer HKIS Faculty Advisor: Betsy Lewis-Moreno Student Leaders: Vivian Chen and Sumin Oh Interact Faculty Advisor: Zella Talbot Student Leaders: Jessica Tan, Tiffany Sun and Karen Lee Love Not Lust Faculty Advisor: Sunny Cairns Student Leaders: Danielle Park, Sumin Oh and Karina Lam 159


Make A Wish Faculty Advisor: Meredith Haskins Student Leaders: Victoria Hu, Senna Lamba, Sean Kligler and Onno Ho Roots & Shoots Faculty Advisor: Norbyah Nolasco Student Leaders: Beatrice Yeung and Tanya Chotrani UNICEF Faculty Advisor: Yingru McCaughey Student Leader: Katherine Kwok Z (Zonta) Club Faculty Advisor: Mike Kersten Student Leader: Tin Yan Lee

Publications Publication Guidelines HKIS Student publications provide a forum for vigorous discussion and debate of issues and ideas. Student publications strive to maintain an elevated level of discourse and a respect for differing cultural and spiritual points of view. Content should be focused on issues and ideas, and avoid ad hominem attacks. The editors and faculty advisors of HKIS publications acknowledge that in certain contexts artistic and rhetorical aims may test these standards, and will review these exceptions with the high school administration prior to publication. Chinese Bilingual Magazine – Chuan Long Faculty Advisor: Loretta Kang Student Leaders: Ha Jin Park, Senna Lamba and Chloe Chan Literary Magazine – Ambrosia Faculty Advisor: Steve Cairns Student Leader: Lotus Ye School Newspaper – Junto Faculty Advisor: Chris Taylor Student Leader: T.B.A. Yearbook – Orientale Faculty Advisors: Sangwon Suh and Shirley Gill Student Leaders: Madeline Kim and Jasmine Chan

Fine Arts and Performing Arts Art Club Faculty Advisor: Bridget Rowe Student Leaders: Jun Yen Leung, Kristina Liang amd Mayla Thompson Drama Club Faculty Advisor: Doug Baker Student Leaders: Connor Brock, Hanna Gregor and Amy Griffin Film Club Faculty Advisors: George Coombs and Richard Friedericks Student Leaders: T.B.A.

160


Hong Kong Dancers Faculty Advisor: Norbyah Nolasco Student Leaders: Samantha Lew and Vivian Chen Jazz Band 1 Faculty Advisor: Tim Gavlik Student Leaders: T.B.A. Jazz Band 2 Faculty Advisor: Kevin Harris-Lowe Student Leaders: T.B.A. Music Club Faculty Advisor: T.B.A. Student Leader: Sanjay Leese Music Theater Faculty Advisors: Kevin Mansell and Katherine Montgomery Student Leaders: Jayne Ng, Lindsey Frahm, Julie van Westendorp, Jared Sanders, Tiffany Li and Stephen Keith Photography Club Faculty Advisor: Bob Hewitt Student Leaders: Madeline Kim, Aidan Cheng and Sarah Tan Vocal Jazz Faculty Advisor: Cy Udall Student Leaders: Juan Ong and David Helfer

Special Interests The Agora Faculty Advisor: Kevin McCaughey Student Leader: Martin Seng The Board Games Club Faculty Advisor: Michael Kersten Student Leaders: Curtice Taylor and Jacqueline Liang Chess Club Faculty Advisor: Rob Ferrin Student Leader: T.B.A. Christian Fish Faculty Advisors: Bill Leese, Jeff Steuernagel and Mike Kersten Student Leader: T.B.A. Design Club Faculty Advisor: T.B.A. Student Leaders: Angela Yu and Christie Leung Diversity Club Faculty Advisor: Gabriel Fornes Student Leader: Lotus Ye French Club Faculty Advisor: Linda Dunoye Student Leaders: Vivien Lee and Yucheng James Zhang 161


Forensics Speaking Club Faculty Advisors: Chris Taylor and Janet Tan Student Leader: Katherine Kwok Investment Club Faculty Advisor: T.B.A. Student Leader: Romil Motwani Magic Club Faculty Advisor: Kevin Mansell Student Leaders: T.B.A. Model United Nations (MUN) Faculty Advisor: Kent Ewing Student Leaders: Daniel Zhu and Samantha Ip Opera Appreciation Faculty Advisor: George Coombs Student Leaders: Katharine Liang and Nicholas Liu Otaku Club Faculty Advisor: Miyuki Hashimoto Student Leaders: Ingrid Yiu and Kira Bauman Prom Committee Faculty Advisor: Vangie Wimbush Student Leaders: Gigi Choy and Jennifer Thompson Spanish Society Faculty Advisor: Ana Estella Cervello Student Leaders: Jeremy Lai and Jun Yen Leung Wellness Club Faculty Advisor: Janie Grant Student Leaders: T.B.A. Young Woman’s Society Faculty Advisor: Sarah Wheatley Student Leader: Lotus Ye

Math and Science Southeast Asia Math Competition – SEAMC Faculty Advisor: Kelly Grogan Student Leaders: James Huh and Sophie Dunnett Math Modelling Competition Faculty Advisors: Edgar Fong and Kevin Mansell Student Leaders: T.B.A. Math and Science Tutoring Center Faculty Advisors: Joanne Brown and Ian Gill Student Leaders: Brendan Hung, Samantha Ip and Charles Packer

Humanities Center Venue: Next door to the Humanities Office on the 6th floor Faculty Advisor: Janet Tan

162


Athletic Pursuits Fencing Club Faculty Advisor: Betsy Lewis-Moreno Student Leader: Jason Yao Lacrosse Club Faculty Advisor: Nancy Diehl Student Leaders: Nikki Kwan, Connor Brock and Alec Dunivant Water Sports Clubs Faculty Advisor: Ana Estella Cervello Student Leaders: Jocelyn Choi, Lauren Wilcox and Samantha Li Outdoor Pursuits Faculty Advisor: Eric MacDonald Student Leaders: Jonathan Leung, Daniel Malanga and Sia Agarwal

Student Leadership Opportunities Ambassador Board Faculty Advisor: Lauren Fine Student Leaders: Alicia Lamb and Andrea Herman Athletic Council Faculty Advisor: Sharon Leung Student Leader: 2012-13 Senator for Athletics: James Batchelor National Honor Society Faculty Advisor: Meredith Haskins Student Leaders: Madeline Kim, Heather Chan and Kathy Ng Student Senate Faculty Advisors: Janet Taylor and George Coombs Presiding Officer: Kevin JP Lee Student Technology Team 1. Student Digital Leadership Team Faculty Advisor: Myron Buck Student Leader: Adrian Kwan 2. SYSOPS Faculty Advisor: Richard Friedericks Student Leader: Jonathan Yeung

163


Athletics: A Tradition of Excellence Communication Communication for try-outs, practice and game schedules, and criteria for team selection is provided to students, parents and staff through the school website, posters, daily bulletins, and broadcasts. There will be an ATHLETES MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 AT 3:15 IN THE HS AUDITORIUM. Any athlete participating in any sports during the 2012-2013 school year is expected to attend. The Athletic Director will provide pertinent athletic information as well as to answer questions specific to the Athletic Program.

Athletic Code of Conduct The Dragons are coming off an extremely successful season with championship banners brought home by many team and individual sports. Our fourth year of turf play on the HKIS field has paid off with consistent practice and game play in all weather conditions. In 2009/2010 we implemented the Athletic Code of Conduct. This code will support our athletes in achieving their greatest potential while appropriately representing our school and its mission in the outside community. In order to pursue a tradition of excellence in athletics, six components of the Athletic Code have been identified: 1. Behavior 2. Attendance 3. Grades 4. Housing 5. Curfew 6. Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco The intention of setting these standards is not punitive; rather it is to guide our student athletes in pursuing a high standard of behavior and achievement. The development of the Athletic Code of Conduct has included review of codes and policies from other international schools, discussions with coaches, parents, students, department heads, and administration, and communication through our high school website. Every athlete and parent will be asked to sign and support the new Athletic Code of Conduct. The Athletic Code supports healthy decision-making on the part of our student athletes and their parents. When confronted with strong peer pressure, it can provide additional encouragement and guidelines which support the athlete to refrain from engaging in unhealthy behaviors. Ultimately, we hope that with the support of the Athletic Code of Conduct, our students will develop commitment and responsibility towards themselves, their school, their teams, and their coaches. As of May, 2012, the following list gives sport, coach contact info, and a summary of season length. Should parents or players have questions about try-outs, leagues, seasons, etc, please feel free to contact the coaches via email or Sharon Leung, Athletic Director, at sleung@hkis.edu.hk.

164


Fall Sports Baseball Varsity Asst JV

Jeremy Seehafer Tim Gavlik Joe Nolasco

jseehafer@hkis.edu.hk tgavlik@hkis.edu.hk jnolasco@hkis.edu.hk

Aug – Nov 1

Cross Country (B/G) Luke Wimbush Vangie Wimbush

lwimbush@hkis.edu.hk lwimbush@hkis.edu.hk

Aug – Nov 1

Rugby (B) Var/JV (G)

abillington@hkis.edu.hk cbisley@hkis.edu.hk dmclachlan@hkis.edu.hk

Sept – Dec 1

Ashley Billington Colin Bisley Dean McLachlan

Soccer (B) Varsity Charlie Pryke Charlie@totalfootballsolutions.com JV Jose Moreno jmoreno@hkis.edu.hk

Aug – Nov 1

Sept - Nov Sep – Nov / Jan - Apr Sept – Nov / Jan - Apr

Swimming (B/G)

Richard Pointon Luke WImbush

Rpointon.coach@hkstingrays.com Aug – Feb lwimbush@hkis.edu.hk

Hockey (G)

Nina Voce Fiona White

nvoce@hkis.edu.hk fwhie@hkis.edu.hk

Sept – Dec 1

Netball Shammin Azim

Shammin_a@yahoo.com

Aug – Dec 1

Tennis Girls Boys

Martha Winfield Patricio Aguirre

Martha.winfield@me.com patricio@tennislifeasia.com

Aug – Dec/Jan

Volleyball (B) Varsity JV (G) Varsity JV

Dwayne Brown dbrown@hkis.edu.hk TBC TBC sleung@hkis.edu.hk Bill Canham bcanham@hkis.edu.hk

Table Tennis Vipin Chopra

vchopra@hkis.edu.hk

165

Aug – Nov 1 Aug – Nov 1 Aug – Nov 1

Sept – Feb


Winter Sports Swimming (Continues) Table Tennis (Continues) Basketball (B) Varsity Jeremy Evans jevans@hkis.edu.hk JV TBC (G) Varsity William Johnson wjohnson@hkis.edu.hk Karen Xu karenxulks@yahoo.com JV Kent Ewing kewing@hkis.edu.hk

Nov 1 – Mar 1 Nov 1 – Mar 1

Rugby (B grade/JV)

Colin Bisley Colin Bisley

cbisley@hkis.edu.hk cbisley@hkis.edu.hk

Jan – Mar 1

Soccer (B) JV

Jose Moreno

jmoreno@hkis.edu.hk

Aug – Feb

Golf (B & G)

Mike Baker

mbaker@hkis.edu.hk

Nov - Feb

Dwayne Brown Kevin Mansell

dbrown@hkis.edu.hk kmansell@hkis.edu.hk

Mar – May 1

Track and Field (B/G) Geoff Moulton Luke Wimbush Kent Ewing

gmoulton@hkis.edu.hk lwimbush@hkis.edu.hk kewing@hkis.edu.hk

Feb – May 1

Softball (G) Varsity JV Asst

Mike Baker Michael May Joanne Brown Mike Kersten

mbaker@hkis.edu.hk mmay@hkis.edu.hk jbrown@hkis.edu.hk mkersten@hkis.edu.hk

Feb – May 1

Soccer (B) V & JV (G) Varsity JV

Continues Sam Fleischmann sfleischmann@hkis.edu.hk TBC

Spring Sports Badminton (B) V/JV (G) V/JV

166

Jan – May Feb – May Feb – May


Miscellaneous Information The Dragon Shop The Dragon Shop sells HKIS clothing, stationery, and gift items. This is where students go to purchase their PE uniforms, school supplies, and HKIS outerwear. It is located in the Commons by the HS cafeteria and closed during Interim Week and days when there are no High School classes. Opening hours and days of operation are published on the DragonNet. The Dragon Shop is staffed by parent volunteers of the HKIS Booster Club. The purpose of the Booster Club is to promote school spirit and support the HKIS cocurricular program.

Health Office The Health Office is located in room S502 of the gymnasium. The nurse, Dr. Esperanza Ciriaco, may be contacted by calling 3149-7135. The hours are from 7:30 am to 4:00pm Its purposes are to: • Offer first aid and assistance to students who become ill at school. • Authorize and arrange for students to be sent home in cases of illness or injury. • Maintain student health records and assist in the overall health program. • Supervise re-admission of students to school after major illness, communicable disease, or injury. A doctor’s note is required following an absence of three or more consecutive school days.

ID Cards Each high school student is issued an HKIS ID card that he/she must carry during the school day, both on and off campus. It is required to enter the campus, use “Come Late Privileges” and “Senior Privileges,” and school events in the evening or on weekends. HKIS ID cards are also used to check out materials and books in the Information Commons. The first HKIS ID card issued is the card used throughout enrollment at HKIS. If a card is lost or stolen, please report so to the high school office immediately. A replacement card is $100.

The Language Center The Language Center on Level 6 provides an opportunity for students to work one-onone with a teacher about any course or project. Every student is welcome to use the language center and determine how they choose to use it: they may have questions about writing, reading, research, or speaking for any class assignment. The teacher is there to coach and guide students to progress with an assignment, and to continue to develop the strategies needed to work independently.

The Learning Center The Learning Center on Level 8 is a resource for students who have difficulties with specific aspects of the learning process. Learning Specialist teachers assist students in developing strategies and accommodations that will help them to be successful in their school work. Testing accommodations (extra time, use of computer) are also available for students who qualify. Students may also enroll in Learning Strategies classes upon the recommendation of a Learning Specialist teacher. Admission to the Learning Center is determined through a referral process that can be initiated by contacting a guidance counselor. 167


Lockers Information Commons Staff dispenses and keeps a record of student lockers. Each student is assigned their own personal locker with a secure combination for their use only. Any problems with a locker, students should visit Information Commons. Please contact Ms. Ceka Ng, telephone number: 3149-7122, email: cng@hkis.edu.hk

Lost, Found, and Stolen Items Any valuable articles (other than textbooks or book bags) which are found by students, faculty or parents, should be turned into the Main Office. Anyone who has lost such an item should report it to the Main Office and provide detailed information about their loss, location, and time in which the item went missing. We discourage students from bringing expensive articles or large sums of money to school with them because it is often impossible to secure their return once they are missing. If you do bring anything valuable to school, carry it at all times or lock it in your locker. The cleaning staff has been instructed to remove books, book bags and clothes when they are left lying around the school. Books and book bags may be collected from staff in the Information Commons. Clothes may be found in a clothes bin outside the cafeteria. All other items can be claimed from the Main Office.

Lunches Students are assigned an A or B lunch period depending on the course they are taking in a particular period on a particular day. A Lunch Mathematics Information Technology Science Fine Arts

B Lunch Humanities (English, Social Studies, Religion) Physical Education Health & Well-Being Modern Language

Students’ schedules also indicate whether a particular class has A or B lunch e.g. if a schedule reads “French II: period 5B” it means the student should attend the French II class first during period 5 and after French II proceed to B lunch. If a schedule reads “Algebra I: Period 5A”, it means the student should go to A lunch first and then proceed to the Algebra I class.

Signage on Campus Students are allowed to post signs around campus only for school-sponsored events. Only “round” surfaces are to be used to post such signs; consider these round surfaces to be our campus kiosks. If signs are placed on doors, windows, or other locations not considered a campus kiosk, they will be removed and discarded.

Textbooks All textbooks are bar-coded and recorded to a specific student. Each distributed text must be returned at the end of a course. Textbooks and any other valuables should be locked in lockers or carried in a book bag. Students should not leave book bags unattended on campus. Lost and found textbooks and book bags should be reported and claimed in the Information Commons.

168


Transportation Service Kwoon Chung Motor Company provides buses to and from school along a number of routes. Information about routes and service is available at the time of registration. During school, telephone the bus coordinator, Ms. Sally Yau at 3149-7151 or the bus company direct (Kwoon Chung Motor Company 2578-1178).

Visitors Guests of HKIS students must register at the guard booth prior to entering campus. A guest pass will be issued by the high school Main Office staff with the understanding that the guest will be the responsibility of the host student and will observe school rules. Students are asked to introduce their guest to the teacher at the beginning of the period. Admission to class will be at the discretion of each teacher. In an attempt to minimize disruptions, visitations will usually be limited to one day each quarter. Guests are requested to turn in their pass at the high school office before leaving the campus.

169


HKIS Emergency Weather Warnings Procedures Hong Kong weather can be extreme and this sometimes requires that we modify our school schedules. As always, parents are advised to use their best judgment in determining whether to send their children to school whenever the weather is inclement or road conditions make travel to school unwise. The Education Department makes a decision at 6:00am on such mornings. Under normal circumstances HKIS follows the Government’s recommendation and will not call parents directly. What to do when the signal is raised before school starts: Typhoon 1

All R1-12 classes are in session.

Typhoon 3

R1am and R1 Long Day classes are cancelled. R1pm classes are cancelled if the signal is still in effect at 10:45am. R2-12 classes are in session.

Typhoon 8

All schools are closed - all classes are cancelled.

Amber Rainstorm All R1-12 classes are in session. Red Rainstorm

All schools are closed - all classes are cancelled.

Black Rainstorm

All schools are closed - all classes are cancelled.

Please note there are times when localized weather conditions on the south side of the island are very different from territory-wide predictions. In circumstances where HKIS needs to take action that is different from the Government’s recommendation we will call and email parents as early as possible and place an announcement on DragonNet. What we do when the signal is raised during school hours: At times a typhoon increases in intensity or a rainstorm signal is raised while the children are at school. If this happens, we will use the following procedures: Typhoon 1

All R1-12 classes will remain in session with regular dismissal times.

Typhoon 3

All R2-12 classes will remain in session with regular dismissal times. Note: R1pm classes will be cancelled if the signal is still in effect at 10:45am.

Typhoon 8

All R1-12 classes will be dismissed. (The notice of typhoon 8 signal being raised is given to schools several hours before it is actually hoisted, thus allowing schools enough time to make arrangements to get students home safely.)

Amber Rainstorm All R1-12 classes will remain in session with regular dismissal times. Red Rainstorm

All R1-12 classes will remain in session AND* students will remain in school until conditions are safe for them to return home.

Black Rainstorm

All R1-12 classes will remain in session AND* students will remain in school until conditions are safe for them to return home.

* This means students will not be released until the warning has been removed and buses are authorized for safe travel, which could be after 3:00pm. Please note that the

170


HK government strongly advises everyone to stay indoors during a Black Rainstorm warning. Driving yourself or sending someone to pick up your child during a Black Rainstorm signal is extremely dangerous and not advisable. Note: In the case of a Typhoon 8 signal when we must dismiss the children prior to the end of the regular school day, parents will be contacted with the approximate new dismissal time. It is critical that you discuss with your family and your helper the new arrival time and determine who will be waiting at the bus stop for your child. If your child regularly walks home or is picked up by car, please be prepared to come immediately to school and pick up your child at the normal meeting place. Buses will run and complete their routes if school is in session or when students are on board. Any variation to the regular schedule will be the decision of the bus company in consultation with the school administration.

For information regarding weather conditions, we recommend the following sources: Internet: www.weather.gov.hk Hong Kong Observatory, 187-8200 (Press 1 for Cantonese, 2 for Mandarin, 3 for English) RTHK - Radio 3 (97.9mHz or 106.8mHz FM)

171


Map of HKIS Tai Tam Campus

172


173


174


175


176


177


178


179


Notes

180


The Mission and Student Learning Results are the North Star for HKIS, its faculty, students, and staff. We use these as our guide in everything we do, every day.

Mission Dedicating our minds to inquiry, our hearts to compassion, and our lives to service and global understanding An American-style education grounded in the Christian faith and respecting the spiritual lives of all

Student Learning Results Academic Excellence Students will achieve their intellectual potential by striving for and attaining the highest standards of academic excellence

Spirituality Students will understand and respect Christianity and other religions and will identify and develop their own spiritual identity

Character Development Students will demonstrate respectful and caring attitudes at school and in the community, as well as the courage to stand up for what is right

Self-Motivated Learning Students willingly apply a variety of learning and motivation strategies throughout their learning process

Contributing to Society Students will develop the skills they need to form genuine relationships in our diverse society and to make contributions to our community

Chinese Culture Students will gain an understanding of China and an appreciation of the Chinese Culture


1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong T +852 3149 7000 F +852 2813 7300 www.hkis.edu.hk

Period 7 1:15 - 2:35

Break 1:00 - 1:10

B – Lunch 12:35 - 1:10

Period 5B 11:15 - 12:35

Period 5A 11:40 - 1:00

A – Lunch 11:05 - 11:35

Homeroom 10:50 - 11:05

Period 3 9:25 - 10:45

Break 9:10 - 9:20

Period 1 7:50 - 9:10

DAY 1

Period 8 1:50 - 3:10

Passing Time 1:35 - 1:45

B – Lunch 1:05 - 1:35

Period 6B 11:45 - 1:05

Period 6A 12:15 - 1:35

A – Lunch 11:40 - 12:10

Passing Time 11:30 - 11:40

Period 4 10:10 - 11:30

Passing Time 9:55 - 10:05

Period 2 8:35 - 9:55

Collaboration Time 7:40 - 8:30

DAY 2

Activities/Mtg. 2:40 - 3:10

Period 1 1:15 - 2:35

Break 1:00 - 1:10

B – Lunch 12:35 - 1:10

Period 7B 11:15 - 12:35

Period 7A 11:40 - 1:00

A – Lunch 11:05 - 11:35

Homeroom 10:50 - 11:05

Period 5 9:25 - 10:45

Break 9:10 - 9:20

Period 3 7:50 - 9:10

DAY 3

Period 2 1:50 - 3:10

Passing Time 1:35 - 1:45

B – Lunch 1:05 - 1:35

Period 8B 11:45 - 1:05

Period 8A 12:15 - 1:35

A – Lunch 11:40 - 12:10

Passing Time 11:30 - 11:40

Period 6 10:10 - 11:30

Passing Time 9:55 - 10:05

Period 4 8:35 - 9:55

SRT Time 7:40 - 8:30

DAY 4

Activities/Mtg. 2:40 - 3:10

Period 3 1:15 - 2:35

Break 1:00 - 1:10

B – Lunch 12:35 - 1:10

Period 1B 11:15 - 12:35

Period 1A 11:40 - 1:00

A – Lunch 11:05 - 11:35

Homeroom 10:50 - 11:05

Period 7 9:25 - 10:45

Break 9:10 - 9:20

Period 5 7:50 - 9:10

DAY 5

FISH

Period 4 1:15 - 2:35

Break 1:00 - 1:10

B – Lunch 12:35 - 1:10

Period 2B 11:15 - 12:35

Period 2A 11:40 - 1:00

A – Lunch 11:05 - 11:35

Break 10:50 - 11:05

Period 8 9:25 - 10:45

Break 9:10 -9:20

Period 6 7:50 - 9:10

DAY 6

Activities/Mtg. 2:40 - 3:10

Period 5 1:15 - 2:35

Break 1:00 - 1:10

B – Lunch 12:35 - 1:10

Period 3B 11:15 - 12:35

Period 3A 11:40 - 1:00

A – Lunch 11:05 - 11:35

Homeroom 10:50 - 11:05

Period 1 9:25 - 10:45

Break 9:10 - 9:20

Period 7 7:50 - 9:10

DAY 7

Period 6 1:50 - 3:10

Passing Time 1:35 - 1:45

B – Lunch 1:05 - 1:35

Period 4B 11:45 - 1:05

Period 4A 12:15 - 1:35

A – Lunch 11:40 - 12:10

Passing Time 11:30 - 11:40

Period 2 10:10 - 11:30

Passing Time 9:55 - 10:05

Period 8 8:35 - 9:55

Collaboration Time 7:40 - 8:30

DAY 8

Passing Time 1:40 -1:50 Period D 1:50 - 3:10

B – Lunch 1:10 - 1:40

Period C (B) 11:50 - 1:10

Period C (A) 12:20 - 1:40

A – Lunch 11:50 - 12:15

Break 11:30 - 11:50

Community Gathering/ Assembly/Interim Mtg. 10:50 - 11:30

Passing Time 10:40 - 10:50

Period B 9:20 - 10:40

Passing Time 9:10 - 9:20

Period A 7:50 - 9:10

Community Gathering (C Day) Assembly (A Day) Interim (I Day)

High School Daily Schedule 2012-2013

Activities/Mtg. 2:40 - 3:10

Late start days: Days 2, 4, 8 Individual homerooms meet on odd days: Days 1, 3, 5, 7 • Grade level homeroom meetings will be called on an as-needed basis thoughout the year during individual homeroom time A Lunch is scheduled for all Mathematics, Science and Fine Arts Classes B Lunch is scheduled for all Humanities, Modern Languages, and PE Classes

High School Student Handbook 2012-2013  

High School Student Handbook 2012-2013

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you