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Health Records and On Campus Medical Care

Upon admission to GSIS, every student must present an up-to-date (less than 6 months old) certificate of health. The statement should be completed according to the Student Health Form prepared by the GSIS nurse and administration. This form requires two (2) Laboratory tests (Blood and Urinalysis), a chest X-ray or PPD skin test to Tuberculosis, and a General Examination signed by a doctor. The student must also be current in the prescribed immunizations and show evidence of having received them. A truthful and accurate statement as to medical and emotional/mental health is also required in the Student Health Form.

An Emergency Medical Release Form must also be signed by a parent/guardian in the "Student Health Form."

GSIS has no medical insurance for students. All medical expenses are the responsibility of the parents. ALL STUDENTS will be required to have a full physical examination by a physician and PPD skin test or chest X-ray to check for tuberculosis EVERY OTHER YEAR. The school does have a nurse on staff and when a student is feeling sick, he or she should check with the nurse before leaving school. In the event of emergencies, the student will be taken as soon as possible to a hospital. Parents will be contacted as soon as possible. Students shall not keep or take medicine at school without the knowledge of the school nurse or office. If a student must come to school with medicine, then at the start of the school day such medicine shall be placed in the nurse's office instructions as to how it is to be taken. Students should not be sent to school if they have a fever or are feeling sick. Sending sick students to school exposes other students and teachers to illness. If a student is sent to school with a fever they will be sent home. Please be considerate of others.

A student who becomes ill during the school day should request permission from the teacher to go to the nurse's office. The nurse will determine whether or not the student should remain in school or go home. No student will be released from school without proper parental permission.

Contact Information

Nurse Eunkyung Kil is the full-time nurse employed at GSIS. If you have any questions about the GSIS health services, please email at KilE@gsis.sc.kr her or call (031) 695-2829.


Medication

Students taking medication at school need to comply with the regulation adopted by the school board.

  1. Contact the school nurse.
  2. Medication must be in the original pharmacy dispensed bottle/package or in original bottle if medication is an over-the-counter drug.
  3. Proper labeling and directions for administration must be on the original bottle/package brought to school.
  4. Send only enough pills, etc., as required for school. Do not send full bottles of any medication.
  5. A Medication Administration form needs to be completed by a parent/ guardian, and then filed with the school nurse. Changes in dosage require written notification from the physician.
  6. Medications to be given for just a few days require a parent/guardian note, along with the exact amount of medication to be given, in the original container.
  7. Please do not send medication in baggies, envelopes or other pill bottles.
  8. If over-the-counter medications must be used, they are to be in the original bottle with clear instructions.
  9. In view of Reyes Syndrome, please do not send aspirin unless specifically ordered by your doctor.

The school nurse has no medications to dispense, except Tums, and over the counter pain relievers. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen medications.


Injuries or Illnesses

In case of an injury or illness, we will administer simple first aid only. Students will be cared for by a staff member or school nurse and parents/guardians will be notified if the injury or illness necessitates. If parents/ guardians cannot be reached, the person listed as the emergency name will be notified. In rare cases when no one can be reached, the family doctor may be called and the student taken to his/her doctor, to the emergency room of a hospital, or an emergency clinic. In any case, it is extremely important that the school has the name of another person to call in case of illness or injury and parents/guardians cannot be located. It is also important to have your current home and business telephone numbers on file in the school office.

Each day many parents are faced with a decision: should they keep their sick child at home or send them to school? Often the way a child looks and acts can make the decision an obvious one. Please consider these guidelines:

  • Colds: Consider keeping your child at home if he/she is experiencing discomfort from cold symptoms, such as nasal congestion and cough. A continuous green discharge from the nose may be a sign of infection. Consider having the child seen by your health care provider.
  • Conjunctivitis (pink-eye): When contagious conjunctivitis is suspected or diagnosed, school nurse can send students home during school hours.
  • Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and /or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
  • Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100°. The child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).
  • Rashes: Common infectious diseases with rashes are most contagious in the early stages. A child with a suspicious rash should return to school only after a health care provider has made a diagnosis and authorized the child's return to school.

A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child an opportunity to rest and recover.


Emergency Information

It is important that we have up-to-date phone numbers for each parent/guardian and the phone number of two other people who can act for you, as well as the name and phone number of your doctor and dentist. Any changes in the emergency information as listed on your child's enrollment form should be sent to the school office immediately after being changed.


Insurance

Gyeonggi Suwon International School does not provide medical insurance to pay for expenses when students are injured at school. This is the responsibility of the parents/guardians. GSIS carries only legal liability insurance.

Testimonials

  • It is the outstanding community that has shaped me into who I am today : outstanding morals, principled rapport and a genuine love for learning have all imbued a sense of maturity within me. » Victor Jeong, Class of 2016

  • GSIS has brought specialists and classroom teachers together to help educate the whole child. It's a partnership with the parents enabling our students to grow up to be confident, well balanced kids, who will courageously try new things. We collaborate with each other for the benefit of each individual child, so that kids will be comfortable to explore new ways, new ideas, and new technologies in this international world. Sharing God's love is a big part of why I'm here. Students are also nourished spiritually and get to see Christ's love in action. » Lynnie Vandermeer, Faculty

  • We get to learn with iPads and have fun! I love my teachers! 학교에서 아이패드로 수업하는데 엄청나게 재미있어요! 선생님들도 정말 좋아요! » Emily Minju Hong, Grade 5

  • 제 딸은 유치원부터 지금 다니고 있는 6학년까지 이곳 GSIS에서 교육을 받아왔습니다. GSIS의 가장 큰 장점은 미션스쿨이라 모든 선생님께서 기독교 정신으로 학생들을 돌봐주신다는 점입니다. GSIS는 우수한 기독교 학교이며, 또한 유수의 대학에서 인정받고 있는 국제적 학위 프로그램인 IB 프로그램을 제공하고 있습니다. 저희 딸이 GSIS를 졸업하는 모습을 보고 싶네요. » 학부모 Mina Sung

  • One of my best academic experiences here at GSIS was in my HL Biology class. My teacher has helped me discover a lot about the subject and has definitely prepared me for college. She also shared many academic writings in the field of bioengineering and medicine, and through them, I've been influenced to study medicine. » Samantha Kim, Alumna Class of 2015

  • My daughter has attend GSIS since kindergarten and is currently in grade 6. The best part of GSIS is the teachers here take care of their students with a Christian spirit because of the mission of the school. GSIS also offers the IB program, a high quality international education program which is recognized by leading colleges & universities. I would love to see my daughter graduate GSIS! » Mina Sung, Parent

  • 졸업 후 GSIS에 다시 방문하니 학창시절에 친구들과 선생님들과 함께했던 하루하루의 추억이 되살아나네요. GSIS가 얼마나 좋은 곳이었는지를 대학교 입학 전까지는 정말 몰랐었어요. GSIS에 재학 중일 때에는 당연하게 여겼던 모든 것들이 대학생이 되어 그 시절을 되돌아보니 정말 감사한 일들이었네요. » 2011년도 졸업반 Tracy Kim

  • GSIS에서는 학급교사와 특수교사가 협력하여 전체 학생들을 교육하는 데 힘쓰고 있습니다. 학부모님과의 파트너십은 우리 학생들이 용감하게 새로운 도전을 시도하며 균형이 잡힌 아이들로 성장할 수 있도록 도와줍니다. 저희는 GSIS의 학생 개개인 모두 국제 사회에서 두려워하지 않고 새로운 길, 새로운 생각, 새로운 기술발달을 탐구할 수 있도록 협력하고 있습니다. 하나님의 사랑을 나누는 것도 제가 이곳에 있는 큰 이유 중 하나입니다. GSIS에서 학생들은 영적으로 양육되며, 실천하는 하나님의 사랑을 체험하게 됩니다. » 교사 Lynnie Vandermeer

  • When I come back to GSIS, all the memories of the day to day interactions that I had with my friends and teachers come back to me. It wasn’t until I was in college that I realized how great the environment is here. It’s something that I took for granted while I was a student here but really appreciate now that I am in college. » Tracy Kim, Alumna Class of 2011

  • GSIS에서 제가 가장 좋아했고 최고로 꼽는 수업은 HL 생물 수업이었습니다. 담당 선생님께서는 다양한 주제를 찾아낼 수 있도록 도와주셨고, 이는 제가 대학교 입시를 준비하는 데 많은 도움이 되었습니다. 담당 선생님께서 생명공학 및 의학 분야에서 다수의 학술 논문과 연구결과를 공유해주신 덕분에 저는 제 미래의 목표를 의학분야에서 찾게 되었습니다. » 2015학년도 졸업반 Samantha Kim

  • Through the IB curriculum, the well-rounded thematic approach to assignments that came with set rubrics and criteria, along with strict deadlines, really prompted and scaffolded my children to manage time wisely. I also greatly appreciated the teachers’ dedication in assisting my children to be successful. When my children first began international school, my children struggled with meeting deadlines and even understanding the assignments. However, the teachers always reached out and communicated rationales with thorough explanations behind such result. Through this process, I was able to see the step-by-step approach to learning instead of the obsession over grades. Such an approach in learning was the best fit for my children and for that, I am truly thankful. » Grace Kim, Parent

  • GSIS faculty and staff served as true role models through their words and actions which helped me shape a better perspective towards the world and to seek Christ in my life. 인생의 롤모델이신 GSIS 선생님들의 삶을 보면서 더 큰 세계관을 꿈꾸게 되었고, 제 삶의 주인이신 예수 그리스도를 바라보게 되었습니다. » Maim Cho, Alumnus Class of 2011

  • The teachers at GSIS are all very nice and it's easy to talk to them, which makes it fun. I like the clubs we have at this school too. Last fall I participated in the soccer program and played against other international schools at jamborees. GSIS에는 정말 좋은 선생님들만 계시고 저희와 재미있는 대화도 많이 나눠주세요. 학교에서 참여하는 클럽활동도 정말 좋아요. 지난 가을에는 방과 후 축구 프로그램에 참여하여 다른 외국인학교와 잼보리 경기도 했어요. » Lucas Lee, Grade 10

  • 저희 아이들은 IB 교육과정을 통해 명확한 지시문과 기준, 엄격한 마감 시간에 따른 주제별 접근방식의 과제를 수행하며 현명하게 시간을 관리하는 방법을 배울 수 있었습니다. 또한, 아이들의 성공을 위한 선생님들의 헌신에 깊이 감사드립니다. 저희 아이들이 외국인학교에 처음 입학하였을 때에는 과제를 이해하고 마감 시간을 맞추는 데 많은 어려움이 있었지만, 선생님들과의 지속적인 대화와 세부적인 설명을 통해 좋은 결과를 이룰 수 있었습니다. 이러한 과정을 통해 성적에 대한 강박 관념을 넘어 배움을 향한 단계별 접근 방식을 눈으로 확인할 수 있었습니다. 이러한 학습접근방식이야말로 아이들을 위한 최고의 교육방식일 것으로 생각하며 진심으로 감사드립니다. » 학부모 Grace Kim