Health and Safety
QSI International School of Pápa strives to provide a safe, orderly, and healthy environment for teaching and learning. The school has established and implemented effective procedural guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students, staff, and visitors to the school.
QSI International School of Pápa is a closed campus. Once on campus, students are not permitted to leave without parental permission and office approval before 15:30. Parents are required to contact the office if their child is to leave early.
The school provides security and guards on the campus for the protection and well-being of all students.
Regular Morning Drop-Off
Parents/Drivers may choose to park their car and escort the student(s) directly to the main door or they may go through the “drive through” lane. If a parent/driver goes through the drive through lane the car may only stop long enough to allow the student(s) to exit the vehicle. After students have safely left the vehicle, the car must immediately exit the campus to allow the traffic to continue to flow.
Students should go directly to the appropriate playground once they have been dropped off. Students do not drop off backpacks in their classroom or go into the school building prior to 8:10. We ask all parents and students to abide by this rule.
Rainy Day Morning Drop-Off
After arriving, all students will go directly to the cafeteria.
At 3:30 the school day ends. Students go to the appropriate playground for pick-up. Parents will pick up their children in the parking lot in front of the school.
Change in Pick-Up/Drop-Off
In case of change in regular routine the parent must call the office, or send a note with the child. If a friend or another parent is picking up your child, a direct phone call or note from the parent must be made to the office.
QSI Pápa is a closed campus, which means that students may not leave the campus without permission from the office. A signed note must be obtained by the student to leave the campus and only by permission of the parent will this note be given. A closed campus also means visitors and non-students must check through the school office before being allowed to visit the school. For safety reasons, we must know who is on the campus at all times.
Anyone wishing to visit a particular class should make their request to the school’s office at least one day in advance. We do invite parents to be involved with their child’s education but we must protect the safe, nurturing learning environment of the classroom and refrain from causing unexpected disturbances. Upon approval of the homeroom teacher and administration, visiting parents or students may attend QSI classes. Parent volunteers can be coordinated directly through the classroom teacher. It is understood that a visiting student will be an active member of the classes he/she is attending and will attend for one day only if approved.
- Kindness and Politeness
- Group Interaction
- Aesthetic Appreciation
- Independent Endeavor
- Concern for Others
Aesthetic Appreciation means students respect the spaces that they use in the school, such as their cubby/ locker, classroom, hallway, or cafeteria. It means that they take care of the environment inside and outside the school by picking up trash and cleaning up after themselves. It also means students respect how other people create their ideas, not just in art and music, but in every class.
Independent Endeavor means teachers assign students work and students then do it by themselves. They pay attention to personal work and stay focused on the task at hand. Teachers can trust students to do the work independently and to the best of their ability. Students may pursue an interest beyond curricular expectations to further increase their understanding of the topic.
Concern for Others means students accept other people no matter where they are from or what their beliefs are. It means that students include others in their activities and help friends or others who may be sad or hurt. Students show others their care and concern for others through acts of sharing and moments of empathy.
QSI Pápa is committed to teaching children habits and skills that help them to build character, manage emotional and social situations, and keep themselves safe. Currently, we have a full range of lessons on Child Protection that we teach children of all ages. We are also developing specific, age-appropriate lessons for Success Orientations and Social Emotional Development.
Lessons are taught throughout the school on social and emotional topics as well as the Success Orientations, QSI’s character education program. Our trained teachers provide support for the student body and refer students to mental health practitioners and outside resources when there is a need.