FAQ

  1. What are the school's hours?
  2. How will my child get to and from school?
  3. What are the before and after school program hours and who facilitates it?
  4. Can my child buy lunch at school?
  5. What do I do when I need to pick up my child early?
  6. What if my child is late for school?
  7. What if my child is going to be absent?
  8. What happens if my family moves?
  9. How is the Lower School different from the Upper School?
  10. How does a child apply for entrance into RIS?
  11. How do I find out what's happening at RIS?
  12. Do I need to send snacks with my child to school?
  13. What happens if my child gets sick at school?



What are the school's hours?

8:45am-3:30pm

Delayed opening is: 10:15am
Early Dismissal is: 1:20pm
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How will my child get to and from school?

Buses are provided to Stamford residents living more than a mile
from the school building. All students eligible for buses are
encouraged to take advantage of this service in support our
status as a "green" school.

There is currently no bus service for our out of Stamford
families. Therefore, we encourage carpooling. Please check the
directory for other RIS families living near you. A daily
stipend is available to our out of Stamford families through the
state transportation grant. You will be contacted after October
1st to enroll in this program.

As always, if you are in walking distance, we encourage this! It
supports the IB Learner Profile of being balanced!
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What are the before and after school program hours and who facilitates it?

ROSCCO provides before and after school care beginning at 6:00am
and running through 6:00pm. This a fee-based program available
Mondays-Fridays. Please see "About Rogers" on this website for
more information.

RIS also offers before and after school enrichment and
intervention programs. Catalogues are sent out three (3) times a
year.
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Can my child buy lunch at school?

Yes! Chartwells, Inc. is the food service provider for the
Stamford Public Schools and they are committed to healthy lunches
that offer a balanced meal.

Please go to stamfordpublicschools.org for more information.
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What do I do when I need to pick up my child early?

Parents must check in with the office when picking up a child
early. The office staff will call your child down to the office
for dismissal when you arrive.
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What if my child is late for school?

All children late for school must check in with the office and
obtain a late pass before going to their classroom.
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What if my child is going to be absent?

For short term absences (ie. your child is sick) to be excused,
parents must write a note of explanation.

Absenses, without a note, will be considered an "unexcused."

Extended absenses should be discussed with the principal.
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What happens if my family moves?

If your family moves, please notify the office immediately with
the new address and phone number.

Any change of contact information should be reported to the
office as soon as possible.
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How is the Lower School different from the Upper School?

The Lower School includes grades K-4 and follows the IB Primary
Years Program standards.

The Upper School will grow to include grades 5-8 by the school
year 2011-2012 and follows the IB Middle Years Program standards.
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How does a child apply for entrance into RIS?

All students come into RIS through a lottery conducted by the
Stamford Public Schools research department.

Detailed information can be found on the Stamford Public Schools
website.
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How do I find out what's happening at RIS?

There are a variety of ways in which to keep our families
informed.

These include:

*Monthly Calendar of Events sent home
*RIS website
*ParentLink reminder phone calls
*Teacher communications, including email, notes, etc.

Questions about specific events should be directed to your
child's homeroom teacher.
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Do I need to send snacks with my child to school?

Your child's homeroom teacher will make that request as needed.
Snacks sent to school are encouraged to be healthy, which might
include fruit and vegetables, pretzels and non-sugary treats.
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What happens if my child gets sick at school?

RIS has a full time nurse on staff and a part time dental
hygienist.

The nurse will contact parents if a child needs to go home due to
illness.
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Rogers International School 202 Blachley Road Stamford, Connecticut 06902 (203) 977-4560
Last Modified: Monday, Oct. 28, 2013