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LORENZO RUIZ DE MANILA SCHOOL Vista Verde Executive Village Cainta, Rizal

PICTURE OF SAN LORENZO RUIZ

STUDENT HANDBOOK

LORENZO RUIZ DE MANILA SCHOOL Phase I, Vista Verde Executive Village, Cainta, Rizal

SCHOOL SEAL

STUDENT HANDBOOK Revised 2010

FOREWORD
Dear RUIZIANS, Welcome to Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School! We are indeed pleased that your parents have entrusted your education to LRMS. Now that youre here, you, as well as everybody else, will immediately feel the sense of belongingness and camaraderie that pervades the atmosphere in our school. LRMS provides you with all the means to develop your God-given talents. The school lays the foundation upon which you will build your future. As a member of the Ruizian family, you are expected to grow into a mature CHRISTIAN a person who loves and serves God through his neighbor. As such, you should : imbibe yourself with Christian principles and values; and acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to become : a well-educated person a law-abiding citizen a devoted Christian

The school will guide you in everything that you do but this is a cooperative venture, hence, you are expected to do your share. To succeed, follow these reminders religiously. Only with your cooperation, our dear children and parents, can LRMS attain the VISION laid down by the founder. This Student Handbook has been devised to provide all the essential information regarding concepts and procedures on the academic pursuits of the students. Regulations were formulated to embody these academic concepts and processes to put order in the governance of the academic community. In addition, memoranda/circulars, letters, bulletins, etc. are communicated for wider dissemination through the students. To ensure better cooperation and understanding between you and the school, you are always welcome to confer with the President/Director, Principal, Coordinators, Faculty, and Non-teaching Personnel by appointment. May your stay with us at LRMS be a joyful encounter with Jesus Christ, the great LOVER. The Administration

TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Introduction A. B. C. D. II. Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino Saint The School Seal The Founder History

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LRMS Institutional Framework


A. B. C.

D. E. F.

Philosophy, Vision, Mission, Core Values, Thrusts, General Educational Objectives An Ideal LRMS Personnel An Ideal LRMS Student An Ideal Ruizian Graduate The LRMS Educational Program Educational Thrusts and Objectives

III. LRMS Functional Structure A. B. C. D. E. IV.

Office of the President Academic Department General Services Finance Department Human Resources Management & Development Department 36 36 36 37 41

General Information
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B. C. D. F. V.

Admission Requirements Enrolment Procedure Students Welfare Program (Scholarship Grants) Tuition Fees and Other School Charges Enrolment Procedure

General Rules and Procedures A. B. C. D. E. School Uniform Haircut ID Cards Attendance, Absences and Tardiness Recess and Lunch Break 43 45 46 46 47

F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. S. VI.

Withdrawal from Class Emergency Visits Suspension of Classes Contributions and Collections Lost and Found Use of LRMS Letterhead and Seal Circular to Parents Change of Home Address, Telephone & Other Contact Numbers Participation in Activities Outside the School Off Limit Areas Waiting Areas Curfew Time Classroom Parties Important Things to Remember

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General Academic Policies


A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H.

Academic Grading System Conduct Rating System Examination and Quizzes Other Academic Requirements Report Cards Promotions and Retention Honors and Awards Student Services and Facilities

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VII. School Discipline


A. B. C. D.

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Policy Statement Forms of Disciplinary Action The Disciplinary Board Right to Due Process Authorities to Impose Disciplinary Policies Random Drug Testing Offenses and Corresponding Sanctions Policy on Attendance Class A Offenses Class B Offenses Class C Offenses Class D Offenses

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VIII. Conforme

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INTRODUCTION

A. LORENZO RUIZ DE MANILA, FILIPINO SAINT

ST. LORENZO RUIZ Lorenzo Ruiz was a simple man who lived a very simple life. No definite date can be given as to when he was born because the baptismal records of Binondo were burned during World War II like other available documents written about him. Thus, most of the information found were based on historical facts and on data as narrated and/or written by the Dominican Fathers, the religious order whom he was associated with. Historians believed he was born sometime between 1600 and 1610 and was baptized in the Dominican Church, the only one existing in Binondo then. There is little information about Lorenzos parents except that his father was a Chinese trader and his mother was a Malayan-Filipino. Lorenzos parents were married, lived in Binondo and had Christian formation in the church established by the Dominican Fathers. Thus, Lorenzo was brought up in a religious, peaceful and meaningful Christian atmosphere. According to Fr. Diego Rodriguez, when Lorenzo was a boy, he served as an errand and altar boy in the church and convent in Binondo. He lived with Dominican Fathers in the convento where he had a very good education and easy access to books printed by the fathers themselves. As such, he became a good calligrapher, a profession which required accomplished and educated people; a profession very rare during Lorenzos time. As he matured, his lay apostolate was thru his full membership in the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary, a brotherhood of men and women

established by the Dominicans in the Philippines in 1587. Its aim was to promote devotion to the Virgin Mary through recitation of the rosary, procession along the streets of Binondo, and frequent reception of sacraments. At an unknown date, Lorenzo got married and had two sons and a daughter. There was nothing written about his family except information from Fr. Juan Peguero who wrote a history of the Dominicans in the Philippines where he stated that Lorenzos wife survived him by 53 years. In 1636, when Lorenzo was in his late twenties or early thirties, he was allegedly sought by the authorities on account of a homicide which he witnessed and for which he was blamed as affirmed by Fr. Diego Rodriguez and Fr. Domingo Gonzalez. Fr. Juan Lopez also said that Lorenzo was followed by the agents of the law in order to answer for his crimes. Afraid that he would be given a death sentence, Lorenzo sought the advice and protection of the Dominican Fathers in Binondo. The priests referred his case to Fr. Domingo Gonzalez, the Provincial Superior and the Prior of the Sto. Domingo convent in Intramuros since 1632. Having presided the meeting of the Confraternity, he knew Lorenzo very well and was convinced of his innocence. He arranged for Lorenzos escape through the Commissary of the Holy Office of the Inquisition for which Fr. Gonzalez was personally handling the transportation of four priests and a lay man bound for Japan to minister and assist the dying Japanese Christian Church. Lorenzo was told to leave with them. This plan was kept in complete secrecy because the Spanish authorities were not in good terms with the Church . On June 10, 1636, the group including Lorenzo, sailed off. Only when they were at sea did Lorenzo find out that they were bound for Japan. Japan was a Forbidden City especially to Christian missionaries and other religious. In the early 16th century, the Japanese ruler, Tokugawa Yeyasu, a Buddhist, feared that the Christian missionaries were advance parties of Spain and Portugal to conquer Japan. Thus, on January 27, 1614, he issued a Decree of General Persecution Against Christians ordering Christians to renounce their faith. He stressed that disobedience would mean death. Accordingly, Lorenzo and his companions were detected as religious because of their chaste behavior and patience. In Nagazaki, they were arrested, put to trial and when asked to renounce his faith in exchange for his life, Lorenzos final stand was : That I will never do, because I am a Christian and I shall die for God, and for Him I will give many thousands of lives if I had them. And so, do with me as you please. With these words, on September 27, Lorenzo and four others were sentenced to die and suffered three kinds of torture : the water torture, torment of the needles and hanging on the pit. It took no less than 350 years for Lorenzo Ruiz to be officially acknowledged by the Church and placed in the Register of Saints from 1638 when Fr. Domingo Gonzalez wrote a detailed narrative of the martyrdom until 1977 when the General Chapter of the Dominican Order

recommended to their Superior General to make representations to the Holy See for the prompt expedition of the Beatification Cause. Finally and with much exaltation, on February 18, 1981 at the Luneta Park, Lorenzo and 15 martyrs were declared by Pope John Paul II as Blessed before the Church. A month after the beatification, a Decree of the Sacred Congregation for the Sacraments and the Divine Worship granted the petition that September 27 be the yearly feastday of Blessed Lorenzo and his companions. This was later changed to September 28. From then on Eucharistic celebrations, prayers and devotions were said in honor of Blessed Lorenzo, asking for his intercession. With reports of petitions answered, particularly a miraculous cure of a young girl, Blessed Lorenzo Ruiz and his Companion Martyrs were solemnly canonized at St. Peters Square, Rome by Pope John Paul II on October 18, 1987. It is the pride and joy of every Filipino and every Ruizian to emulate and imitate our first Filipino saint, a houseboy, altar boy and sacristan, escribano, cofrade, happy family head, a MARTYR - St. Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila.
Reference : Lorenzo de Manila by : Fidel Villaroel, O.P. 1988

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THE SCHOOL SEAL

Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Schools seal is reflective of its own vision, mission or core values. With the various symbols in the seal, Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School hopes to represent its educational concept which is very Catholic inspired, Filipino-oriented, and excellence-and-achievement driven. The seal is circular in shape symbolizing holistic approach in molding members of the community, students, and personnel. The colors are deep red, light and navy blue, and gold. Deep red is the color of St. Lorenzos martyrdom. The shades of blue are colors of Mother Mary, our intercessor to God. Gold is the color of excellence and achievement. Written inside the outer circle is the Schools name and the year it started operation. Top most in the inner circle is a cross inside a small circle. This reminds us that Jesus is in our midst. God is our focus and the center of all we do. To Him we offer all our efforts. Connected to the cross are rosary beads between people whose hands are clasped together. This rosary represents our devotion to Mother Mary as we always pray to her to intercede for us. The image of people whose hands are clasped together symbolizes the unity, synergy, teamwork and collaboration among us members of the School community as we serve God and humanity. The structure with two pillars and a roof represents Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Schools vision to be a model educational institution. Likewise, it represents the Schools stability and reliance on enduring values and principles.

The three books below the structure represent the preschool, grade school and high school levels we serve. The fire in the clay pot symbolizes the flame of knowledge, wisdom and love which the School tries to develop in each one. The clay pot is a unique representation of Filipino culture, the context wherein the School operates and thrives. It also symbolizes fragility, reminding us of our noble and delicate task to develop the youth. Outside the structure are rays coming from the cross symbolizing the Holy Spirit, His gifts, and His guidance. The School Seal is a representation of our Schools vision, mission, culture and beliefs. Due respect to this seal is requested from each Ruizian. C. THE FOUNDER MRS. LYDIA CUEVAS-VICENTE

Mrs. Vicentes picture

Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School is a dream made into reality through the person of Mrs. Lydia Cuevas-Vicente, an educator who believes in the love of God and the goodness of man. Coming from a humble family of the late Teodoro Cuevas and Natividad Mariano, Mrs. Vicente first saw light on September 5, 1938 in San Mateo, Rizal. She is the second and only daughter in a brood of five children of the Cuevas family. On June 15, 1967, she was married to Mr. Clementito Vicente, also a native of San Mateo, Rizal. They were blessed with four sons and a daughter. Mrs. Lydia C. Vicente spent her elementary years in San Mateo Elementary School and finished secondary education as honorable mention at Doa Aurora High School. She obtained her Elementary Teachers Certificate with honors and her BSEEd from Philippine Normal College. Then

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she pursued her Masteral Degree in Education major in Guidance and Counseling at the Ateneo de Manila University. At the age of 18, she started teaching preschool at Stella Maris College, Quezon City and eventually became its coordinator for preschool and Teacher Trainor for BSEEd student teachers. From 1966 to 1978, she committed herself to teaching at the Ateneo de Manila Grade School, Quezon City. But while still a faculty member, in 1976, she co-authored a series of Filipino and Mathematics textbooks for elementary level for two leading local publishers until she, herself wrote several volumes of modules and learning materials for preschool and grade school. This led her to leave the teaching profession to engage herself in being an author, publisher and entrepreneur. In 1986, the EDSA Revolution left in Mrs. Vicente a strong desire to help change the worsening condition of the country. After attending a fiveday retreat, she understood that with her gift of being an educator, the best way she could help was through an educational institution where a new breed of young people would be developed into Christian leaders and catalysts of change in society. Thus, the founding of Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School (LRMS) in 1990 in Cainta, Rizal and subsequently, San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School (SLRMS) of Marikina City in 2003. As President and Director, Mrs. Lydia Cuevas-Vicente beams with joy and thanksgiving in overseeing the growth of Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School. Together with her family, she hopes and prays that with the grace of God, LRMS will not only be the fulfillment of her dreams for her beloved youth and country but a gift that she could offer back to her Creator for His greater glory. D. HISTORY LRMS : A QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School was conceived in the midst of political disorder, decline in values and much uncertainty during the mid 80s. Inspired by the EDSA Revolution of February 25, 1986, and after having met the Focolare Movement, Mrs. Lydia Cuevas-Vicente, upon consultation with her colleagues in the field of education, founded LRMS as a school with a vision to mold future leaders willing to serve others, the community, the nation and even the whole world. With her in the planning, researching and preparing were Ms. Maura San Andres, Ms. Elsa Jambre, Mr. Marc Hernandez, Mr. Nicol Miraflores, Mr. Marcelino Pangan, Mr. Edilberto Rico, Miss Agnes Masikip, and Miss Corazon Lacar. Originally planned to be called

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Atheneum de Lorenzo Ruiz, it was finally called by the name it is known today, Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School.
The school formally opened on June 13, 1990 offering Preparatory and Grade One classes to 128 pupils with some 13 faculty and staff. LRMS was then a one-storey building with eight classrooms in its present location at Phase 1, Vista Verde Executive Village, Cainta, Rizal. The Preschool course was granted its government recognition on October 9, 1992. The increase in population the following year prompted the addition of two more grade levels and the hiring of Sister Margarita Guzon, S.A.S., and Mrs. Lolita D. Panlilio as administrators. Mrs. Nenita Basa was appointed Administrative Officer. Mrs. Teresita Gallego and Mrs. Priscilla Mariano remained as the school Registrar and Finance Officer, respectively. The first Parent-Teacher Association was organized with Engr. Elmer Valdez as its President. With the three-storey edifice constructed, its Grade School course was completed in School Year 1992-1993 and granted government recognition on April 13, 1994. A separate Preschool building was constructed on January 1994. The First Year of High School was offered in SY 1993-1994, receiving its DECS (now DepED) recognition for Secondary Education in April 1994. The buildings for the High School and Preschool were inaugurated on September 28, 1996, feast of LRMS patron, St. Lorenzo Ruiz. With the schools continued growth, LRMS graduated its first batch of Ruizians in March 1996, giving honor to the school for topping the NSAT in Region 4 (for the Category 50 students and below) and for winning in the Regional Balagtasan and Essay Contest. By this time, LRMS, with its employees was serving a student population of 1,500. The unparalleled growth of the school necessitated the adding of more administrators. Ms. Corazon Lacar headed the Preschool Department while Mrs. Lolita Panlilio took hold of the Grade School and High School Departments. Three coordinators were also assigned in SY 1995-1996 to assist the Principals, namely, Mrs. Liza Pararuan (Primary), Mrs. Edith Brondo-de Guzman (Intermediate) and Mrs. Avelina Yan (High School). Mr. Rolly Satira was appointed OIC of Discipline. During this year, too, Mr. Michael Dennis C. Vicente (3rd of the Vicente children) joined the LRMS workforce while Mrs. Erlinda Sta. Maria was hired as Finance Officer.

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In School Year 1996-1997, Mr. Manuel Luis E. Fajardo became the High School Principal. The following school year, 1997-1998, Mrs. Lydia C. Vicente formally became the schools President after having served for seven years as its Directress. Taking her place as School Director was Dr. Rosalinda S. Papa. It was during this year, too, that the inspiring Miss Josefina B. Atanacio came to serve as Clinical Supervisor, helping improve and perfect the teachers craft. As the school grew bigger, changes in leadership of the three academic departments became inevitable : in SY 1998-1999, Mr. Louel delos Santos was assigned as the High School OIC while Ms. Corazon Lacar took the helm of the Grade School. Mrs. Avelina Yan was appointed HS-OIC on Discipline. Cluster leaders were also assigned to lead various subject areas. With the desire to fulfill the very reason for LRMS existence, the schools vision and mission was revisited in December 1998 with administrators, representative teachers, staff and parents working together, already a glimpse of the unity that the school hopes to build in its community. The school vision was a model educational institution developing to the fullest the physical, intellectual, social, moral and spiritual well-bing of the youth, faculty and staff to become productive, responsible and Godloving leaders, thereby contributing to national and world peace, unity and progress. With the schools vision and mission in the heart of every Ruizian, the school hymn was sung for the first time in SY 1999-2000 as LRMS celebrated its ten years of service and commitment to the education of the youth. Another milestone was the creation of the Human Resource Management Development Office (HRMD) headed by Mr. Francis Teodoro C. Vicente in school year 1998-1999. With it was a notable change in the organization structure of the school the creation of four major departments namely, Academic, HRMD, Finance and General Services. The Academic Department is composed of the three Divisions Preschool, Grade School and High School. The HRMD was also instrumental in institutionalizing the Performance Management System which aims to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of its personnel. During School Year 1999-2000, Mrs. Concepcion I. Noche became Grade School Principal vice Miss Corazon R. Lacar who was appointed OIC for Special Education Services. This school year was marked by the creation of the CLE-Values Development Office headed by Mrs. Ma. Rita P. Delmoro.

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Embarking on the new millennium, Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School continued its quest for excellence, amidst all the countrys problems; thus, the opening of a new Preschool Building with an upgraded program for Early Childhood in SY 2000-2001. In the High School Division, Mrs. Avelina Yan took over as Principal with Mrs. Maria Teresa O. Chavez as Division Coordinator. The school was blessed with the presence of a school chaplain in the person of Fr. Rudy Esmero. From then on, we had daily and institutional masses, regularly scheduled confession for students and personnel and many other special religious activities as part of an inspired and enhanced Christian Formation Program. On the twelfth year, the school launched itself to a renewed commitment to be a catalyst of change in society with the clarity of the schools philosophy, institutional and educational programs benchmarking on character formation, academic competence and personal enhancement. During this year, the Grade School had a new Principal in the person of Mrs. Leonor Gammad. In school year 2003-2004, institution-wide workshops on the LRMS Vision of Excellence were conducted. All administrators, faculty and staff together with representatives from the Parents Assembly, Student Council, School Bus Operators, Vista Verde Executive Village Homeowners Association and agency-employees participated in the workshops. The project aimed at creating a common understanding of excellence standards among all stakeholders in the school community and uniting synergistic efforts to achieve the LRMS vision. In November,2003, Dr. Celso M. Mogol joined LRMS as the Executive Assistant to the Director. It was also during this year when another set of Division Principals were appointed Mrs. Maria Teresa O. Chavez (High School), Mrs. Avelina Yan (Grade School), and Mrs. Rosalie Hartmann (Preschool). Division Coordinators were also assigned Mrs. Liza Diolata (High School), Mrs. Edith B. de Guzman (Intermediate) and Ms. Marian S. Rasay (Primary). In 2004-2005, LRMS strengthened the bond between the school and the home through the Parent Partnership for Quality Education Program. Series of activities collaborated in by LRMS and the Parents; Assembly were accomplished to promote mutual support between the school and the home in their common goal to raise healthy and well-rounded children. Within the school organization, this year saw another change in the Grade School with the appointment of Dr. Alda Bringas as Principal. This change continued until the following year with the appointment of Mrs. Rosalie S. Hartmann as Principal of Preschool and Grade School Division. Mrs. Christy M. Aurino as the new Intermediate Coordinator; and Mr. Karlo Magno V. Arroyo as the new Prefect of Discipline for the Intermediate and High School levels.

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Animated with the spirit of love, the administrators, faculty and staff are united to pursue the vision and mission for which they are called and to where Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School is destined. Since the start of its existence, LRMS has been promoting Christian Catholic education. Despite being headed by a lay person, the school strictly adheres to the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Driven by the desire to officially make the school a Catholic School, the administrators headed by the Directress, sought the Bishops blessing and official recognition. The process of recognition included the visitation of the school by the team led by the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Antipolo, Rev. Fr. Paquito G. Gallego. During this visit on September 23, 2005, key stakeholders like administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents were interviewed. Curricular and employment documents were also carefully scrutinized. . On January 3, 2006, the Bishop of Antipolo, Most Rev. Gabriel V. Reyes, D.D. finally sent a letter to Mrs. Lydia C. Vicente informing her of the schools recognition as a Catholic School - a move justified by the positive assessment report and recommendation of Rev. Fr. Gallego. This day marked another milestone in the history of LRMS it was officially recognized by the Bishop as the first lay-directed Catholic School in the Diocese of Antipolo. Since then, LRMS has become a member school and an active participant of the Diocese of Antipolo Catholic School Association (DACSA). Inspired by the recognition as a Catholic School, LRMS revisited its vision and mission once again. The school vision statement was revised to adopt the original vision of our school founder, Mrs. Lydia Cuevas Vicente : A Catholic school for boys and girls committed to raise developed youth who live faith, hope and love in communion. With this goal, each Ruizian was even more committed and determined in living up to its corresponding mission. More than ever the school took to heart the character and religious formation of all Ruizians. New appointees during school year 2006-2007 were Mrs. Maria Athena S. Fajardo who became the new Primary Coordinator and Mrs. Christine O. Vicente who became the new Finance Manager. Bolstered by the blessing of being recognized as a Catholic School, enhancement of the physical needs of students continued. In the summer of 2008, the High School Covered Court was built and a Speech Laboratory was constructed beside the Science Laboratory which had been previously upgraded in terms of its science equipment and structure.

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In the school year 2008-2009, Mrs. Ma. Regina T. Bautista was appointed OIC-Registrar with the retirement of Mrs. Teresita Gallego, Mrs. Melanie Aydalla and Miss Jasmine D. Pontillas became OIC- Prefect of Discipline for High School and Grade School, respectively. The following school year 2009-2010, Mr. Jorge Ramirez was added to the roster of academic administrators with his appointment as Religious Instruction Coordinator. Through him, catechetical instruction of employees was enhanced. On its 19th year, LRMS strove to provide the best for its clientele despite the booming global economic crises with the expansion of the High School Library and the upgrading of computer units in the Computer Laboratory. The year 2010 is certainly an auspicious year for LRMS as it celebrates its 20th Founding anniversary. School year 2009-2010 jumpstarted all the activities leading to the grand commencement of the anniversary. The year saw various interesting and significant activities that more than made up for the devastation caused by Typhoon Ondoy. Despite the tragedy which caused damage to both life and limb within its surroundings, LRMS took this as an opportune time to be of service, with its personnel going out and offering immediate relief goods and the school providing easier payment terms, discounted goods, and help to its own workers. Foundation Week 2010 highlighted special events like the Indakalye, Ruizians Got Talent, Musikalikasan, the play Thanks Bro!, sport activities, tree planting, Academic Olympics, Exhibits, fair and rides, etc. The Parent Assembly had their own celebration blast of the Family Day with lots of games and prizes. It was indeed one whole week of fun but one that puts forth what LRMS has done and has been doing for the past years. In the twenty years of existence, LRMS continues to soar to greater heights animated by its desire to make the school a home and school of communion. Semper Lorenzo!

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LRMS Traces its Beginnings

Early Beginnings 1988-1989

Picture 1990-1991

The Grade School Building June 1993

The High School Building June 1996

The Preschool Complex June 2000

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II. LRMS INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK

PHILOSOPHY VISION MISSION THRUSTS Ideal LRMS Faculty/Staff CORE VALUES

P e r son a l

Character Formatio n

E n ha nc em e n t

Ideal LRMS Student


Ideal Ruizian Graduate

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A.

PHILOSOPHY

Man is a dignified human being endowed with an intellect and will to understand truth and love God and his fellowmen to enable him to do good and achieve excellence. Man of the Third Millennium now faces conflicts and challenges, thus LRMS through its holistic educational endeavor strives to build a community of God-loving leaders who seek to develop values and attitudes, personal discipline, academic excellence and to provide opportunities for its members to discover and enhance unique gifts and special talents, skills and abilities through its curricular and co-curricular activities thereby becoming catalysts of change, contributing to national and world peace, unity and progress. Clearly and to a large extent, the LRMS curriculum and approach to learning is eclectic in nature because it is the result of a combination of educational philosophies. One is the essentialist view which emphasizes that there is a body of timeless knowledge, both historical and contemporary, that is of value to the living. Another is the reconstructionist view that seeks to change the surroundings in ways that would contribute to a new and better society through classroom instruction, activities, and other endeavors that include problem-solving, inquiry, and discovery. Timeless but spaceless values from the Christian gospel and tradition are upheld, preparing students for life by building in them a strong sense of character, integrity, and responsibility through intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development. As a result, our students are expected to develop into mature and productive individuals who contribute to the promotion of the countrys social, cultural, and religious heritage. Vision : A Catholic School for boys and girls committed to raise developed youth, who live faith, hope, and love in communion.

Mission :

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As an educational institution, LRMS is a community committed to :

work toward the Catholic formation of Ruizians centered on the Eucharist, modeled on the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Lorenzo Ruiz and become instruments of evangelization. proactively provide opportunities for the holistic development of Ruizians to be maka-Diyos, makabayan, makatao at makakalikasan. continuously strive for excellence in quality education and effective services.

Core Values : The Core Values of Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School stem from the philosophy, vision and mission of the school. These values are rooted in the Gospel which is hoped to be inculcated and lived by every Ruizian. COMMUNION : That all may be one. (Jn 17:21) Love one another as I have loved you. (Jn 13:34) In building ones relationship with God, his neighbor, and his environment by living the commandment of love, the Ruizian hopes to be an answer to Jesus call for unity. SERVICE : If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one anothers feet. (Jn 13-14) The Ruizian is hoped to be God-loving leaders. The example of leadership that Jesus gave is one of service, the service modeled by St. Lorenzo Ruiz is that of readiness to give ones life. EXCELLENCE : Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect. As each has received a gift, employ it for one another as good stewards of Gods varied grace. (1 Pt 4:10) Created in Gods image & likeness, man is gifted with abundant

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blessings, talents & possibilities and he is called to perfection as his Heavenly Father. The call to perfection is mans measure of his performance, achievement & excellence. Thrusts : LORENZO RUIZ DE MANILA SCHOOL, as one body, works at

Building Character Empowering Minds


Shaping Ideals

Toward Excellence
Motto : To share, to give of oneself, to serve without counting the cost. Battlecry : SEMPER, LORENZO! General Educational Objectives : To achieve these as Ruizians, we are committed to a holistic education of which the integrating factor is education in FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE. 1. As a lay-directed Catholic educational institution in the Philippines, it strives toward the formation of an individual who is : a. animated by Christ with a deep sense of brotherhood, b. imbued with Gospel values and attitudes, c. willing to give humble and loving service to others, and d. committed to build a Christian community.

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As a Filipino educational institution, Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila

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School tries to : a. provide a holistic education that will assist every Ruizian to be academically prepared and equipped with the necessary and opportune skills; b. instill love of country, prepare its students to live as responsible and concerned citizens of a developing Filipino nation; c. develop moral character, personal discipline, scientific, technological and vocational efficiency; and d. inculcate simplicity, openness, service to others, and a deep sense of justice. B. AN IDEAL LRMS PERSONNEL An authentic Ruizian employee is integrated and aligned with the Vision, Mission and Values of Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School. He is : 1. First and Foremost a Model He conducts his professional life with integrity and credibility. He lives his personal life with honor and dignity. His life is a witness of Gospel truth and all the values the school stands for. His life is a guide for other Catholics and Filipinos. 2. an Educator Whether teaching or non-teaching, an authentic Ruizian employee is an educator. He realizes the impact of what he does and says to students and the school community. He is conscious that every employee is a representation of the School; thus, an educator in words and deeds. 3. a Proactive Change Agent He is aware of the forces that threaten humanity and faith in God and is committed to uphold these values. He inspires others to unite and work for peace, unity, and progress. 4. a Competent Employee

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He is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes in order to effectively and efficiently fulfill his duties and responsibilities. He is committed to further hone Gods gifts to him and to use these according to His holy will 5. a Happy Employee He has a happy and healthy disposition. He works, not for the sake of finishing a task, but for the achievement of the Schools vision and mission. He realizes the nobility and greatness of the Schools dreams and is happily inspired and united with these. 6. a Leader and Team player He is capable and Christ-empowered to lead, yet he welcomes delegated tasks. He knows the value of synergy, collaboration and cooperation. He realizes the strength of group efforts and Jesus in the Midst. C. AN IDEAL LRMS STUDENT Responsive to the LRMS Vision, Mission, Thrusts and Objectives, a Ruizian is distinguished by : 1. a Faithful Christian He fosters filial relationship with God the Father, making Jesus and Mary as his models. He cultivates a faith-life that is prayerful, like Lorenzo Ruiz courageous, hardworking, grateful, simple, obedient, cooperative, sincere, loyal and committed. 2. a Diligent and Responsible Student He satisfactorily accomplishes the basic requirements in his own grade/year level. 3. a Socially-aware Individual He is aware that his destiny is linked with others as his brothers/sisters and is concerned with the present situation. He actively responds to his mission to become his brothers keeper according to his own capacity. 4. a Psychologically and Emotionally Developed Individual

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He is able to see his worth as a dignified human person which enables him to relate effectively with others, confront and resolve conflicts and achieve goals according to Gods plan. 5. a Physically-fit Student He is able to come up with what is required by the curriculum and join other extra-curricular activities with his parents consent. D. AN IDEAL RUIZIAN GRADUATE Upon completion of a secondary education from Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School, a student should have been formed into an ideal young Catholic Filipino. He is : 1. a God-loving Christian A Ruizian is inspired by Catholic faith, Gospel truths, beliefs and principles. He has a well-formed set of values, which enables him to make mature decisions in life. 2. a Conscientious Citizen A Ruizian is proud of his Filipino identity. He is committed to promote human life with dignity, to foster peace, unity and simplicity of lifestyle. He is aware of the challenges that beset his country and immediate community and does his share to progress from these forces. 3. a Socially-integrated and Emotionally-adjusted Individual A Ruizian is respectful of others, sensitive to their needs and willing to work and share with them. At the same time, he is self-reliant, reflective and equipped to transcend lifes challenges. 4. an Academically-competent Student A Ruizian has adequate knowledge and skills which enable him to take any course in a college or university of quality standard. He is competent in Science, Mathematics and

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Communication. He is updated with the recent trends in computer and technology. 5. a Well-rounded Individual A Ruizian is aware of his various skills and talents. He welcomes opportunities for growth and expression of these different gifts.

6. a Loyal Alumnus A Ruizian will continue to be involved in the schools institutional activities specially when the Alumni is called for. He remains proud of his Ruizian identity even after graduation, acknowledging that he will always be part of the LRMS family. E. THE LRMS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM The holistic development program of the School is geared toward the formation of the intellect, the will, and the character of the child; the enhancement of the total person his physical, mental, sociocultural, spiritual and emotional aspects. Specifically, this educational program is focused on the formation of the childs academic competence, spiritual/character formation and the enhancement of his person to meet the standard of excellence that is expected of all Ruizians. The program includes all the teaching and learning experiences offered to the youth, based on specific directives from the national and local government through the DepEd for formal educational and cultural enhancement. The spiral curriculum, where all the teaching and learning competencies are sequenced according to the stages of growth and development of the learner is adopted. 1. The Preschool Program is categorized into : Nursery Kindergarten Preparatory 3-4 years old 4-5 years old 5-6 years old

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children. The placement of the children depends primarily upon their psychological needs rather than their chronological ages. 2. The Grade School Program is designed for children at least 6 years old who are psychologically ready for placement to Grades 1 to 6. Passing to the next higher level depends upon the childs ability to cope with the academic standards of the specific grade level. Completion of this program requires satisfactory performance in the primary and intermediate levels.

3. The High School Program pertains to the succeeding four years of formal education after successful completion of the intermediate grades. Admission to High School requires physical, mental, scholastic and psychological readiness for the higher secondary curriculum. F. EDUCATIONAL THRUSTS AND OBJECTIVES The school focuses on the following educational thrusts which will contribute to the holistic development of the learner. I. Character Formation aims to educate the child in human virtues, norms of conduct, religious doctrine and spiritual life in order to strengthen his character and personhood. It is shaping the childs will toward the true and the good so that he may develop wholesome values and attitudes that elicit positive behavior/character. THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM The Religious Education Program of LRMS is the core program where all the other subject areas and offices take their guidance on the religious and moral pedagogies of the Catholic faith. The Christian Life Center, formerly known as Christian Living Values Development Office, takes charge of the responsibility of creating and implementing the program. All the activities to be implemented are always grounded on the holistic objectives of the program : Doctrine : Ensure the intellectual formation on the creedal truths of the Catholic faith. Morals : Provide opportunities to follow the way of life of the Lord Jesus

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Worship :

Christ in their moral decisions and social responsibilities. Activate the liturgical and sacramental life through the grace of the Risen Christ in their celebration of the Holy Eucharist and religious activities.

Specific Programs & Activities : Classroom Catechetical Instruction Employees Catechetical Instruction Catechetical Instruction for First Holy Communion & Sacrament of Reconciliation and Sacrament of Confirmation Annual Students & Personnel Retreats and Recollections Integrated Outreach Program Membership to Pontifical Mission Society Eucharistic celebrations on First Fridays, feast days and certain weekdays Religious Activities : Daily Angelus & Divine Mercy Prayer, Devotion to the Holy Rosary, Novena in honor of St. Lorenzo Ruiz Worship Ministry : Lectors, Commentators, Knights of the Altar Parish Involvement b. The Guidance and Counseling Program aims to develop the psycho-social and psycho-emotional well-being of the school community so that the students, faculty, staff and parents will have a healthy disposition. The Program aims to gather a comprehensive data of the students and use these information to help them cope better with possible stress-inducing situations. Objectives : To instill among members of the school community a genuine respect for the individuality/uniqueness of each person. To mobilize programs and activities that will help students in their psycho-social and emotional development.

II. Academic Competence refers primarily to the intellectual ability, acquisition of knowledge and skills with the will exerting itself in order to know and understand the truth and the realities of life so that the student can improve himself and others. PROGRAMS FOR ACADEMIC COMPETENCE refers to all the goals, strategies, and activities offered by the school which are geared toward understanding or grasping the truth to develop the intellectual capabilities of the learners. It also refers to the formation of the will because academic

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competence can only take place by exerting the will of an intelligent man. Academic competence enables man to choose the right direction and to lead a responsible, productive, successful, and fulfilled life in peace and unity in his community. Objectives : To provide the student with the tools he needs for a systematic understanding of his natural environment and the ability to use them for mans benefit. To provide basic skills which will develop which will develop professional competence so that the student can do college work successfully. To provide knowledge, skills, and values to carry out activities that yield useful material goods or services for improving family and community life.

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The Knowledge Subjects The Knowledge Subjects correspond to the four realities: Science for the natural world; Social Studies (Araling Panlipunan) for man in society; Values Education for man himself; and Religion (Christian Living Education) for mans relationship with God. These subjects are primarily intended to teach the realities in a professional, formal and structural way so that he may know and understand himself, his environment, and his relationships. a. Christian Living Education CLE Develop a mature Christian faith which is grounded on the integration of the three dimensions of the faith doctrine, moral and worship as they are reflected in the Sacred Scriptures, Sacred Traditions and the daily human experiences of the students. Create a climate where each one can experience a harmonious relationship modeled after the love and communion of the Almighty Father, Son and Holy Spirit so that mutual respect may become the fundamental basis of ones moral decision to be maka-Diyos, maka-tao at maka-kalikasan. b. Science

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Acquire basic concepts, skills and attitudes that will enable him to become scientifically literate, concerned about his environment, self-reliant and productive; thus, making him an active citizen in nation-building. Realize that Science contributes to enhancing Gods creations by providing the student with the tools he needs for a systematic understanding of his natural environment and the ability to use them for mans benefit.

c. Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies) Maipahayag ang tunay na kahulugan ng pagpapahalaga sa sariling katauhan at ang karapatan at dignidad bilang tao. Maragdagan ang kaalaman tungkol sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas at ng mundo upang malinang ang aspetong moral, sosyal at cultural na kinakailangan sa pagbuo ng katauhan at kamalayang sosyal. 2. The Skills Subjects While the Knowledge Subjects deal with realities to develop wisdom, the Skills Subjects are needed to teach learning skills. These subjects provide the basics or the foundation which gradually develop with their refinements. Skills subjects are needed to acquire professional competence to prepare the student for college or post high school work. a. Communication Arts English/Language and Reading Develop proficiency in the four macro skills of communication listening, speaking, reading and writing : thereby, enhancing his capability for effective and creative selfexpression which also help promote national and international understanding and unity. Demonstrate creative and critical thinking and literary skills essential in analyzing literary pieces and in the process, manifest appreciation of human motivations and develop a sensibility to beauty using the medium of language.
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b. Filipino Maipakita ang malalim na pag-unawa, pagpapahalaga at wastong paggamit ng Wikang Pambansa at ng mga kasanayang pampanitikan para sa pagtataguyod ng makabansang pagkakaisa at pagkakakilanlan. Mahasa ang kakayahan sa makabuluhang pakikipagtalastasan at mapaunlad ang pagiging malikhain sa pagpapahayag ng sarili sa pamamagitan ng paggamit, pagsasalita at pagsulat ng mga gawain sa Filipino. c. Mathematics Develop numerical literacy and skills for analytical and logical thinking and abstraction which he can apply to daily life situations. Manifest ability to use with facility and precision basic mathematical ideas, symbols, and notations. 3. The Enabling Subjects These are the special cluster of subjects which enable or empower the learner to absorb and learn the other subjects which he may not readily grasp in the classroom. Enabling subjects aim for greater sensitivity to beauty and better enhancement of the artistic sensibilities which are inherent in man. These subjects are clustered under the name MAKABAYAN, also known as the laboratory of life. a. Vocational Education (EPP/TLE/Computer) Develop knowledge, skills and desirable attitudes and values to carry out activities that yield useful material goods or services for improving personal, family and community life. Acquire knowledge and skills to cope with the modern trends of technology and communication in todays age of computer. b. Physical Education/Sports

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Acquire knowledge and skills necessary for attaining and maintaining physical fitness thereby enabling him to use his higher faculties more efficiently. Demonstrate a proper sense of justice, fair play and respect for others. c. Arts and Music Develop the aesthetic sensitivity needed to understand and appreciate music and other forms of art of different times, peoples and places. Discover a meaningful outlet for creativity and service through music and art activities. d. Citizenship Advancement Training (CAT) Enhance the power of self and group discipline thereby, developing self-reliant, responsible and civic-conscious citizens who will eventually become the leaders in the community. III. Personal Enhancement pertains to all the interventions and elements in the school program which are complementary to curricular and co-curricular offerings so that the student may be able to enjoy the fullness of life. Total formation enables man to actualize himself and attain the fullness of life by responding to Gods love. The Student Activity Program The Student Activity Program is designed to respond to the varied interests of the students. It is predicated not only on the intellectual, physical and social aspects of development but likewise on the defined articulation of Christian values such as industry, honesty, concern, respect, patience and the like. Through the varied school clubs and organizations, the learned concepts in the classrooms are applied and positive highlighted values are more internalized. The activities offered challenge the highly active and gifted students as well as the average ones who are exposed to experiences and opportunities for effective leadership and maximum socialization which enhance their development to the fullest. MAJOR CATEGORIES AND SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES UNDER THE PROGRAM
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a. Leadership To acquire students knowledge, skills and potentialities as a leader 1. 2. 3. Student Government Boy/Girl Scouting COCC/CAT HS/GS GS HS

b. Publications To develop interest and talent in writing different kinds of articles 4. 5. 6. School Paper The Ruizian School Magazine Essais Yearbook HS/GS HS/GS/PS

c. Performance Groups To maximize the development of unique talents and skills in performing arts 7. 8. 9. 10. Theater Club Glee Club Dance Club Folk Dancing HS/GS HS/GS HS/GS HS/GS

d. Clubs and Organizations

To develop positive attitude toward vocational and recreational activities and develop analytical/decision-making skills Young Artists Club/Sininglaya Young Historians Book Lovers Club Young Chefs Club/Homemakers Club
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11. 12. 13. 14.

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Math Club Mediawatch Club Science Club Writing Club Computer Club

HS/GS HS HS/GS HS/GS HS/GS

e. Outreach/Service To develop other orientedness, social consciousness and spiritual awareness. 20. Peer Counseling 21. Liturgical Club (Knights of the Altar, Lectors, Commentators and Psalmists) 22. Red Cross f. Athletics and Intramurals To promote physical fitness among students and develop new recreational interests 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Evaluation Performance of each student is evaluated trimestrally by the respective moderator based on his attendance, participation, leadership, service and discipline. Chess Club Sports Club Varsity Volleyball Varsity Basketball Varsity Badminton Varsity Athletes Varsity Table Tennis Sepak Takraw HS/GS HS/GS HS/GS HS/GS HS/GS HS/GS HS/GS HS HS HS/GS HS

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CURRICULAR AND CO-CURRICULAR OFFERING The Ideal LRMS Personnel

Thrusts

Character Formation
CHRISTIAN FORMATION PROGRAM Religion (CLE) Worship Ministry Holy Eucharist Confessions Retreats/ Recollections Outreach Program GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROGRAM Testing Interview Counseling (individual, peer, group, class) Group Guidance Program

Academic Competence
THE SKILLS SUBJECTS English Reading Language (Spelling, Listening, Speaking) Composition Writing Grammar & Syntax Filipino Balarila/Pagbasa Mathematics THE KNOWLEDGE SUBJECTS Religion/Values Education (CLE) Science Social Studies THE ENABLING SUBJECTS/MAKABAYAN 34 Arts & Music PE & Health The Ideal Ruizian Graduate The Ideal LRMS Student EPP/TLE/Computer

Personal Enhancement
LEADERSHP TRAINING Student Government Scouting CAT/COCC Seminars Workshops Symposia Clubs JOURNALISM Writers Guild PERFORMING ARTS Music Dance Drama/Theater P.E. and SPORTS Varsity Teams

LRMS FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE


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The Office of the President is accountable to the Board of Trustees. It provides general direction and oversees the overall functioning of the School. It is headed by the President. A team of external consultants that includes an Auditor-Financial Adviser, Legal Consultant and a Chaplain, acts as advisers of the President. Directly reporting to the President are the Christian Life Center composed of the CLC Head, Religious Instruction Coordinator, Campus Minister and CL Teachers, the Public Relations and Marketing Office. Likewise, special projects related to Organizational Research and Development are under the Office of the President. The Academic Department headed by the Academic Director is the biggest department in the School organizational structure. There are four divisions under this department : Preschool, Grade School, High School and Records and Admissions. The Preschool, Grade School and High School Principal who are in charge of the day-to-day academic operations, report directly to the Academic Director. Faculty members assigned on a fixed-term basis as Coordinators and Prefects of Discipline assist the Principals in the management functions. Faculty members assigned as teachers, librarian and guidance counselors carry out the various services of the department. The Registrar, who heads the Records and Admissions Office, and Special Music Center headed by the Special Music Coordinator also report directly to the Academic Director. The General Services is the second biggest department. Under this department are the various school services such as Building

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and Facilities Maintenance, Health, Food, Security, Housekeeping and Procurement. The General Services Manager who is the head of this department is assisted by the Facilities Administrator and the Generalist. A School Dentist and a School Physician also come regularly to help in the implementation of the Schools Health Program.
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The Finance Department headed by the Finance Manager takes care of all business transactions of the School. Under this department are the Accountant, Cashier and Accounting Associate. They handle accounts receivables, accounts payable, internal audit, budget and investment. They are also in charge of the employees Provident Fund. The last department is the Human Resource Management and Development. This department is run by the HRMD Manager, HR Associate, Programmer, and HR Clerk, who handle the following: Recruitment and Selection, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Relations, Training and Development, Code of Discipline, and Performance Management System.

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GENERAL INFORMATION Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School is open to qualified applicants who agree to comply with the rules, regulations and policies of the school. Applicants shall satisfy credentials required and pass the entrance exam. The Admissions Committee (Principal, Registrar and Guidance Counselor/Psychometrician) gives the final recommendation for admission. A. Admission Requirements (to be submitted to the Records and Admissions Office) 1. 2. 3. 4. 3 ID pictures (1x1) Birth Certificate (original & photocopy) Baptismal Certificate (original & photocopy) Report Card (original & photocopy) - average should be 82% and above with no failing grade in any subject area 5. For GS - Letter of Recommendation from previous school/For HS secure Recommendation Form from LRMS Records & Admissions Office 6. Accomplished application Form and Medical History Form (to be secured from the Records & Admissions Office) 7. Satisfactory result of entrance examination

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8. Interview with the Principal B. Enrolment Procedure


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Present Report Card (Form 138 No Report Card No Enrolment) and secure a registration form, an assessment slip, list of tuition fees, books and materials, etc. Accomplish the registration form and assessment slip. Submit it to the Records and Admissions Office for the printing of the Tuition Fee Assessment.

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Proceed to the Cashiers Office for payment. ONLY LOCAL and DATED CHECKS will be accepted. Enrollment shall be official only after the bank has cleared the check. A fee of Php500.00 shall be charged for each returned check. A penalty of 2% shall be charged for late payments. The payment receipt for books and materials must be presented to claim them from the bookstore.

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NOTE : Grade School and High School sections will be posted on the first day of classes. Preschool parents must indicate choice of session (AM or PM) during enrolment. C. Students Welfare Program (Scholarship Grants) Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School offers is committed to provide deserving and qualified students with access to quality Catholic education by offering various scholarship opportunities. Forms of Scholarship Grants 1. Entrance Scholarship a. Valedictorians/First Honors from other schools are granted full (100%) exemption from payments of the tuition fee for one (1) regular school year.

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Qualifications : incoming Grade 1 to 4th Year High School graduated valedictorian of a grade school graduating class with at least 100 students/finished 1st Honor of a year level with at least 100 students; both should be certified by the school principal. is of good moral character has passed the entrance examination and the interviews of LRMS

2. Academic Excellence Scholarship a. LRMS top students (Top 1 & 2) wiht outstanding academic performance are given tuition fee scholarships or discounts. Discount rates : Incoming Grades 1 3 : Top 1 20% Top 2 10% Incoming Grade 4 4th Year High School Top 1 100% Top 2 - 50% b. Qualifications:

incoming Grade 1 to 4th Year High School average grade of 90% no grade lower than 88% in any subject of good moral character and submission of certificates of scholarship issued by the Registrars Office

3. Discount Privilege for Brothers and Sisters


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The tuition fee discount privilege is also given as an incentive to brothers and sisters enrolled in the school. The discount privilege is given to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th child.

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youngest. 2nd child - 2% 3rd child 5% 4th child 8% b. Qualifications : satisfactory scholastic performance of good moral character

4. Discount for Alumni Children a. A three percent (3%) tuition fee discount is given to every child of an LRMS alumnus/alumna who enrolls in the school. b. Qualifications : th incoming Nursery to 4 year high school satisfactory scholastic performance of good moral character has passed the entrance exam and the interviews. 5. Scholarship given by Individual Sponsors a. This is offered to deserving students who meet the qualification and requirements set by the donors/sponsors and the school officials of LRMS. b. Qualifications : satisfactory scholastic performance of good moral character other requirements set by donor/sponsor and LRMS 6. Scholarship from Government and Private Agencies These are extended to students who have qualified and passed examinations given by some government agencies like the Department of Science and Technology and/or private companies. Awardess must be qualified bonafide students of LRMS. 7. Employee Tuition Fee Benefit a. Children of regular LRMS personnel who are studying in this institution are also given tuition discount.

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b. Qualifications: th incoming Nursery to 4 Year High School satisfactory scholastic performance of good moral character passed the entrance exam and the interview Note : An application form for this purpose is available at the HRMD Office. A photocopy of the childs birth certificate should be attached to the application form.

8. Grants-in-Aid
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The grant applies to LRMS graduating students who are experiencing financial difficulties due to the death of a parent or due to economic reverses in the family. Scholarship is in the form of grant-in-aid or temporal financial assistance during the time of need.

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incoming Grade 6 and 4th Year High School and submission of required documents (letter of application, financial, documents, etc.)

APPLICATION : 1. Application forms for all types of scholarship may be secured from the Registrars Office during enrolment period. 2. The duly accomplished application form with the required documents (for the respective scholarship applied for) should be submitted at the Records and Admissions Office. The Committee on Scholarship will evaluate the submitted documents. 3. List of approved scholarship grants will be available at the Records and Admissions Office. OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. Scholarship recipients are required to renew their status every

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school year. Failure to do so would mean forfeiture of their scholarship status. This does not apply to academic scholars (Top 1 and top 2 students) 2. Students who finish at the top of their class (Grade 3 to 3rd year high school) with no final grade lower than 88% in any subject are eligible for academic scholarship for the next year level they will enroll in. 3. Due to unlimited resources, not everyone who applies for financial scholarship will be given financial aid.

4. In case of multiple scholarship eligibility, the student can only avail of one grant or discount privilege based on the higher value. The school wants to extend the opportunities of financial assistance to as many student as possible. D. Tuition Fees and Other School Charges 1. Information about tuition, miscellaneous and other school expenses are available at the Business Office before and during enrolment period. The school has devised the following modes of payment of tuition fees : Plan A (Annual) - Tuition, miscellaneous and other school fees for the entire year are paid in full upon registration. - Tuition fee, miscellaneous and other school fees for the first half of the year, are paid upon registration. The remaining balance is paid on or before October 5. - Tuition fee for the 1st quarter and the miscellaneous and other school fees are paid upon registration. Tuition fee for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters are paid on or before the 5th day of August, 5th day of November and 5th day of December respectively.

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Plan B (Semestral)

Plan C (Quarterly)

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Plan D (Monthly)

Plan E (Special)

- Tuition fee for the month of June, the miscellaneous and other school fees are paid upon registration. Balance is paid every 5th of the month from July to January only. - Tuition, Miscellaneous and other school fees are equally divided into 10 monthly payments paid upon registration and every 5th of the month from June until February.

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Applicants with pre-paid tuition and other school fees plan may also enroll at LRMS on such arrangements. Graduation, First Communion, recollection and other fees are determined by the current cost of living indices. These are included in the miscellaneous fees. The Principal, together with the School Director, should first approve all projects/class requirements that need funding. All payments should be made through the Business Office.

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Reservation Fee The reservation fee is an assurance fee for the school and the student that a slot is already allotted for him/her for the following school year. As prescribed by the school, it should be paid within the month of February. It is deductible from the tuition fee upon registration but it is not refundable if the student fails to enroll for the following school year.

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Policy on Refund 1. Within the first week of classes, the student shall be charged an amount equal to 10% of the total charges for the whole year, regardless of whether of not he/she has actually attended classes. Within the second week of classes, the student shall be charged

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an amount equal to 20% of the total charges for the whole year, regardless of whether he/she has attended classes. 3. After the second week of classes, the student shall be charged the remaining balance of his school fees. No refund of tuition fees and other payments is allowed. However, if the transfer or withdrawal is due to a justifiable reason, the student shall be charged the pertinent fees only up to the last month of attendance or up the date of the notice of withdrawal.

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H. Withdrawal from School A student who withdraws from the school must inform the Office of the Principal and secure a Student Clearance form from the Records & Admissions Office. I. Release of Student Records The report card (Form 138) will be given to the student at the end of the school year if he settles all his financial obligations to the school. V. GENERAL RULES AND PROCEDURES A. School Uniform PRESCHOOL DIVISION BOYS Short khaki pants White polo shirt untucked with school patch and namestrip Black leather shoes and white socks Black belt Casual attire every Thursday PE uniform every Friday (blue jogging pants, white T-shirt with school logo, socks and rubber shoes) GIRLS
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Pink uniform Yellow uniform Blue uniform Casual attire PE uniform (red jogging pants, white T-shirt with school logo, socks and rubber shoes) Low-heeled black shoes and white socks should be worn with Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday uniforms

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

GRADE SCHOOL DIVISION BOYS White polo shirt (tucked in) with collar, namestrip and school patch sewn on the left chest pocket. Khaki shorts or long pants for primary; khaki or long pants for intermediate level Plain black shoes, regular cut with black sole and black socks. PE uniform (blue) jogging pants with logo, white T-shirt with blue logo, socks and rubber shoes (white or predominantly white) GIRLS A patented checkered skirt with length 3 inches below the knee White blouse (prescribed cut) with necktie, school patch, and namestrip Ladies sando must be worn under the blouse Black, flat leather shoes, (boots are not allowed). Plain white socks, for all grade levels. Very short socks are not allowed.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS White polo shirt (un-tucked) with collar, namestrip and school patch sewn on the left chest pocket. Polo shirt should be properly buttoned at all times.
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Plain white undershirt must be tucked in. Black pants of ordinary cut and woolen fabric, black belt. Corduroy and black denims are not allowed. Plain black leather shoes, regular cut with black sole and black socks for all year levels (toe, ankle or sports socks not allowed) PE uniform (blue) jogging pants with logo, white T-shirt with blue logo, socks and prescribed rubber shoes (white or predominantly white)

GIRLS White navy-cut blouse with necktie, school patch and namestrip. Ladies sando or half-chemise must be worn under the blouse. A patented checkered skirt (length must be three inches below the knee) Low-heeled black leather shoes (not more than 1 inch high) and plain white socks. PE uniform (red jogging pants, with logo, white T-shirt with red logo and prescribed rubber shoes. Non-Uniform Dress Code : All Ruizians must wear only decent clothes appropriate for the occasion. The following are not allowed : 1. 2. 3. 4. B. HAIRCUT The school maintains a prescribed haircut for boys and girls. Girls with long hair are required to keep their hair neatly in place. Tied with a ribbon, braided, worn in ponytail, clipped or held back by a headband. slippers shorts (GS/HS) boys sando or muscle shirt spaghetti strap, backless, sleeveless, hanging, see-through, revealing blouse

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Bangs must be worn short enough so as not to interfere with the eyesight. Hair accessories such as ribbons, clips, headbands, etc. must be either black, white, red or brown. For Boys, hair length should not go beyond collar-fold of the school uniform. Bangs should not reach the eyebrow. Prescribed haircut Barbers cut (2x3) th For 4 year High School prescribed CAT cut Shaving of hair is not allowed. Dyed or colored hair is not allowed for boys and girls. Wearing of multiple earrings is not allowed. NOTE : Inspection of haircut for boys is every first school day of the month by the Prefect of Discipline. Not allowed: Earrings for boys Multiple/dangling earrings Anklets, multiple bangles and bracelets Unconventional accessories Expensive jewelry

C. ID CARDS All students are required to wear the school ID. 1. Damaged or lost identification cards must be replaced at the students expense. 2. Should an ID card be lost, this must be reported to the Office of the Principal (PS); Prefect of Discipline (GS/PS) 3. ID cards are required when borrowing school property and in transacting school business. 4. An ID card confiscated by a faculty member or security guard must be claimed from the Prefect of Discipline on the same day that it was confiscated. D. Attendance, Absences and Tardiness Official time : Grade School 7:30 a.m. High School - 7:10 Preschool 7:30 a.m. (A.M. Session)
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11:30 a.m. (P.M. Session) Adjustments may be made when necessary. 1. Students are expected to comply with the requirement of the DepEd, of at least 80% attendance of the total number of school days. For absences more than 20% of the required attendance, the student shall be automatically dropped from the roster of students. 2. Absences (excused or unexcused) are always recorded, the student must present a letter signed by the parents before he/she is permitted to attend classes. A medical certificate must be presented for absences due to sickness of 3 or days. 3. Three accumulated marks of tardiness will be equivalent to one absence. The student is required to accomplish the tardy slip before he/she is allowed to attend his/her class. E. Recess and Lunch Break Meals and snacks are served in the canteen. Eating should be done in the canteen area only. Every pupil/student is expected to observe good behavior to help keep the canteen clean and sanitary. F. Withdrawal from Class 1. Parents or guardians can withdraw their children from class only for emergency reasons. A request to withdraw from class requires a Pass issued by the Office of the Principal. 2. Students are encouraged to make medical and dental appointments outside of class hours. 3. Daily commuters are required to secure Gate Pass from the Office of the Principal. 4. A sick student is required to stay in the clinic and can only be allowed to go home upon the advice of the school physician/nurse. A Gate Pass duly signed by the Principal shall be issued to the student. G. Emergency Visits When a very urgent need arises and a visit to a student is necessary, such visit must be coursed through the Office of the Principal.

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H. Suspension of Classes Suspension of classes due to natural calamities shall be governed by DepEd guidelines and/or local Government announcements. 1. Classes in elementary and secondary levels shall be automatically suspended when storm signal no. 2 is raised. Preschool classes are automatically suspended when signal no. 1 is raised. 2. Regardless of typhoon signals, classes may be suspended at the discretion of the school head especially when: a. prolonged flooding occurs in the school area, or b. other calamities/any emergencies happen and the lives of children may be endangered. 3. During announced weather disturbances, everyone is advised to tune in to reliable broadcast stations for official pronouncements regarding holding and suspension of classes. If suspension of classes is announced when the students are already in school, parents or guardians may pick them up. Those who cannot be fetched shall remain in the school until they are fetched or taken home by their bus service. 4. During a series of activities (e.g. trimestral tests, playdates) only the activity scheduled during the suspended class day is rescheduled. The rest of the scheduled activity days are retained. I. Contributions and Collections Authorized school contributions will be collected only after students and parents have been properly informed. Unofficial fund-raising, contributions or any monetary transactions are strictly prohibited. J. Lost and Found Lost and Found articles are deposited at the Office of the Prefect of Discipline. Unclaimed articles after two weeks will be donated through the Christian Life Center outreach program. K. Use of LRMS Letterhead and Seal Students, whether individual or group may not use the name of the school or its letterhead/school seal for any activity, without permission

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from school authority. This also applies to tickets printed for any school activities or projects. L. Circular Letter to Parents The reply slip or circular letters to parents/guardians must be returned within two days with the parents/guardians signature. M. Change of Home Address and Telephone Number In the event that ones residence address or telephone number is changed, notify the class adviser immediately. This is important for communication and record purposes.

N. Participation in Activities Outside the School Students may hold, sponsor or participate in any social, political, educational or religious function using the name of the school only with the approval of the Principal and Academic Director. O. Off-limits Area Students shall stay in the areas designated for them. Except for special reasons, the following places are off-limits to the students: 1. The Preschool Area is off-limits to grade school and high school students 2. The Grade School Area is off-limits to preschool and high school students 3. The High School Area is off-limits to preschool and grade school students 4. Administrative offices, Faculty rooms, Personnel lounge, carpentry, painting and electrical area are off-limits to students unless authorized
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Any place within the school campus after curfew time unless authorized is off-limits to students During class hours, the canteen is off-limits to students

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NOTE : During school and related activities involving visits to other buildings the Division Head should be notified prior to the visit or activity. P. Waiting Area It is a place where students stay while waiting to be fetched. Cleanliness, and silence should be observed. Q. Curfew Time No student will be allowed to stay in the campus beyond the given curfew time (5:00 p.m.) set by the department except for special activities and with prior permission from the Office of the Principal. CURFEW OF STUDENTS INSIDE THE DIFFERENT CLASSROOMS Preschool Grade School Primary Intemediate High School 3:50 p.m. 2:50 p.m. 3:50 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

CURFEW OF STUDENTS INSIDE THE BUILDINGS Preschool & Grade School High School 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Beyond the designated curfew inside the buildings, the students should wait for their service or fetchers at the Grade School waiting area. R. Classroom Parties Bringing of food may be allowed only during festivities such as Family Day, Feast of St. Lorenzo and Christmas. Birthday parties are not allowed from Preschool to High School. 1. Gift-giving among Ruizians (only during special occasions) must be simple and inexpensive. 2. Gifts to school personnel may be given only during the Christmas

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season. S. Important Things to Remember 1. Things or articles forgotten at home which will be brought by parents/guardians, house helpers or drivers for delivery to their children will not be entertained at the Office of the Principal or by the security guards. The students should bring their things with them as part of good training and discipline. 2. Conference with teachers or other school authorities shall be done by appointment through the Office of the Principal.

3. Parents/visitors who wish to enter the campus are required to register and leave their ID cards with the security guard. The guard will then issue a Visitors Pass which must be worn visibly once inside the campus. Parents are not allowed to go directly to the classrooms. 4. Teachers relatives, LRMS alumni shall be treated like guests or visitors. 5. All visitors are expected to observe proper attire. Please be guided by the students Non-Uniform Dress Code (p. 38) VI. GENERAL ACADEMIC POLICIES A. ACADEMIC GRADING SYSTEM The school adopts the trimestral system (that of dividing the school year into three grading periods) 1. Preschool and Grade School The Preschool and Grade School adopts the Revised System of Rating and Reporting Performance for Elementary School, (DepEd Order No. 33, Series 2004). 1.1 Grades are computed on the basis of a transmutation table where the passing raw score is 60. All other scores are adjusted accordingly.

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Scores are recorded as raw scores totaled at the end of each grading period and then transmitted. (i.e. Students raw score Highest Possible Score x 60 + 40) If the student gets a score of 75 and the highest possible score is 100, this will be computed as 75/100 x 60 + 40 = 85%, so the raw score of 75 is equivalent to 85.

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Attainment of at least 75% of the competencies is required to pass each subject. Sixty five percent (65%) shall be the lowest grade that shall appear in the report card. The final grade in each subject shall be computed as the average of the 3 grading periods. There shall be three grading periods. The weight of the final examination for each of the grading trimester shall be twenty-five percent (25%) The remaining seventy-five percent (75%) will be used for other measures of achievements such as weekly quizzes, recitation, homework, projects, etc. General Average is computed by adding all the final marks divided by the number of subjects in that particular grade level.

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The following example is done to determine the trimester grade SUBJECT : SCIENCE
QUIZ 20% 85 x .20 17.00 RECITATION 15% 84 x .15 12.6 HOMEWORK PROJECTS EXPERIMENTS 5% 86 x .05 10% 90 x .10 4.3 15% 82 x .15 9 OTHER CLASS PERFORMANCE STANDING OUTPUTS 10% 75% 92 x .10 12.3 9.2

Trimestral Exam : Raw Score HPS Transmuted Rating = 72 = 100 = RS X 60 + 40 HPS = 72 x 60 + 40 = 83.2/83% 100

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CS = 64.40 TE = 20.75 Total = 85.15 Trimester Grade = 85 2. HIGH SCHOOL

High School partially adopts the system of Rating and Reporting Performance for Secondary Schools based on DepEd Order #79, series of 2003. 1. Grades are computed on the basis of a transmutation table where the passing raw score is 60. All other scores are adjusted accordingly. 2. Scores are recorded as raw scores totaled at the end of each grading period and then transmuted. (i.e. Students raw score Highest Possible Score x 60 + 40) - If the student gets a score of 75 and the highest possible score is 100, this will be computed as 75 100 x 60 + 40 = 85%, so the raw score of 75 is equivalent to 85%. 3. Attainment of at least 75% of the competencies is required to pass each subject. 4. Sixty five percent (65%) shall be the lowest grade that shall appear in the report card. 5. The final grade in each subject shall be computed as the average of the 3 grading periods. 6. The general average for each grading period shall be computed based on the weight units allocated for the various learning areas and subcomponents of Makabayan as defined in DepEd Order #37, series of 2003. The subcomponents of Makabayan are the following : a. AP b. TLE/Computer c. MAPEH

7. CLE is a separate subject with a weight of (1) unit. 8. The 25% - 75% measure of student achievement is used where the

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weight of the periodic examinations shall be twenty five percent (25%) and the remaining seventy five percent (75%) will be used for other measures of achievement such as quizzes, recitation, unit/long test, homeworks, portfolios/projects and others. 9. The grade in each subject area will be based on certain criteria weighted accordingly as follows :

High School Division Academic Grading System


Criteria Subject Filipino 25% 35% English 25% 30% Science 25% 15% Math 25% 20% A.P. 25% 30% TLE 25% 20% MAPEH 25% 15% CLE 25% 15%

*Periodical Test/ Markahang Pagsusulit *Class Interaction or Participation/ Interaksyong Pangklase *Performance/ Performans *Pagsulat ng Awtput *Project *Quizzes/Maikling Pagsubok *Assignment/Takdang Aralin *Long or Unit Test *Behavior TOTAL

15% 25%

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25%

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10% 15% 10% 20% 15% 20%

20% 10% 15% 10%

25% 10%

15% 15%

30% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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CONDUCT RATING SYSTEM CONDUCT GRADES : A AB+ B BC 95-99 90-94 85-89 80-84 75-79 70-74 Outstanding Very Satisfactory Satisfactory Moderately Satisfactory Fair Needs Improvement

1. Each subject teacher shall rate a student per trimester based on the schools core values. 2. These individual ratings are consolidated and the average grades shall be the students conduct grade after proper deliberation of all subject teachers per grade/year level in every trimester. CRITERIA : CORE VALUES :

COMMUNION SERVICE EXCELLENCE


COMMUNION (40%) Building Relationship with God

Stops what he is doing, stands straight and fervently joins the community in reciting the Morning Assembly prayers, Angelus, and Three oclock prayer During Eucharistic celebrations : listens attentively to the Word of God and the homily, participates actively in the singing of the Mass songs and in reciting the Mass responses, and behaves properly especially during Communion Spends his recollection/retreat meaningfully by following recollection/retreat guidelines Participates actively in other liturgical activities

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Gives due respect to places of worship, moments of prayer and reflection and other spiritual activities (e.g. during scheduled confessions)

Building Relationship with Others

Observes proper personal hygiene and good grooming (neat and clean-looking, wearing the school uniform and dignity, complying with the prescribed haircut, etc.) Is able to accept and respect himself, acts with decency, dresses modestly because he regards his body as a temple of the Holy Spirit; does not use vulgar language Humbly accepts his mistakes; is open to suggestions and corrections Demonstrates wholesome/brotherly-sisterly relationship with others and the real meaning of pakikisama Is polite and courteous with his greetings of Good Morning and Good Afternoon, generous with his words of Please, Thank You, I Am Sorry, Excuse Me, Po and Opo. Is respectful by giving way to elders or guests along passage areas and when waiting for their turn at the canteen, at the gate and elsewhere Is friendly and approachable; welcomes and entertains guests and newcomers During public gatherings, shows respect for the person(s) onstage by watching/listening attentively during speeches and presentations, participates actively when necessary, and shows appreciation through appropriate applause (without boisterous laughter, shouting, teasing and the like) Willingly shares his ideas, time, talents and resources cheerfully gives without expecting anything in return Is sensitive to the needs of others, readily helps teachers, etc. in carrying things; does not make noise while classes are going on Respects the things of others; asks permission before using anything that does not belong to him Is a peacemaker and contributes to the unity of the class/division, does not bully others nor involves himself in any form of fight Always tells the truth

Being in Solidarity with Brother Filipinos Stands at attention and participates in the singing of the National Anthem and in reciting the pledge Panatang Makabayan Is aware of national concerns and issues

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Demonstrates simplicity and willingness to make sacrifices in solidarity with those experiencing poverty; saves money, spends wisely and buys only what he needs; does not wear/use expensive jewelry and items Patronizes local products and is not influenced by consumerism nor the latest trends and fashion

Being in Solidarity with the Natural Environment Takes care of plants in his/her surroundings Disposes garbage properly and keeps his surroundings clean Participates in socio-civic programs promoting advocacy for the care of natural resources

SERVICE (30%) Leadership for Service

Obeys school rules Is dependable/trustworthy in responsibilities given to him; is able to accomplish tasks given to him Takes the initiative to attend to the needs of his class/schoolmates Consults with his teachers/superiors about class problems and possible solutions Is willing to do tasks beyond assigned work Is a good influence to others and leads with humility

Service to the School Stands at attention while singing the school hymn and reciting the LRMS vision and mission Demonstrates loyalty to the school through his proper decorum as a Ruizian and by speaking well of the school and suggesting/giving constructive solutions to problems Is willing and does his best in representing the school in off-campus activities Shows respect and care toward school property; conserves water, electricity, school materials; does not vandalize/destroy any school property.

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Volunteers involvement in school religious activities Participates generously and actively in the schools outreach activities Is involved in community/church organizations/activities

EXCELLENCE

Attends class regularly Is punctual in coming to school/class Comes to class prepared; brings his books and school requirements to class Is attentive in class and participates actively in school/classroom activities Submits requirements, returns borrowed items on time Does schoolwork conscientiously and diligently Keeps a balance between doing schoolwork independently and learning cooperatively with others Is honest in all schoolwork; does not cheat nor help others to cheat in examinations, quizzes, assignments, seatworks, projects, etc. Exercises critical thinking and makes sound choices and decisions Uses his God-given talents to the fullest; maximizes his potentials in the service of others Gives his best in his academics, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities

C. EXAMINATIONS AND QUIZZES 1. Quizzes a. Quizzes are given anytime the teacher sees fit. b. The result of all corrected quiz papers must be returned to the students within a reasonable period (2-3 days after the test). c. Quizzes are not mere numerical measures to pass or fail a student. They are the best way to diagnose how much has been learned. Quizzes are used as guide in the preparation of periodic examinations. 2. Periodical Examination a. There are three (3) periodical examinations spread over the school year. b. Every student, regardless of class standing is required to take all the scheduled examinations. A student who fails to take any scheduled examination for valid reasons (e.g. personal health or death of family members) may be allowed to take
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completion examinations upon submission of supporting documents (e.g. medical or death certificate). c. Examinations cannot be given ahead of the general testing schedule. Any change within the examination period should be duly authorized by the Principal. Examinations given to a student who failed to take them on scheduled dates will be given another set of test questions. 3. No Permit No Examination Policy a. An examination permit is a prerequisite for taking any of the scheduled examinations. b. This permit properly authenticated by the Finance Office should be presented to the class adviser before a student is allowed to take the test. c. In cases where a student cannot settle his obligations, his parents should set an appointment with the Finance Manager. 4. Academic Dishonesty Acts of academic dishonesty are regarded as very serious offenses and are subject to disciplinary sanctions. (Refer to Chapter VII School Discipline Sanctions) D. OTHER ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 1. In partial fulfillment of the requirements in some subjects, students are assigned term papers, scrapbooks, reports, portfolios, and other projects. 2. Students are held responsible for requirements of the course and other class work they missed due to absence. 3. Attendance in school activities (e.g. retreat/recollection, educational field trips, outreach/exposure) is part of the students academic requirements. E. REPORT CARDS

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1. At the end of each grading period, report cards are issued to inform the parents of their childs performance in the school. a. For the first trimester, cards are issued to parents to give the teacher-adviser a chance to meet each parent personally. b. For the succeeding trimesters, cards are given directly to students. However, if the student incurs a failing grade, his parents are requested to come personally to claim the report card. 2. Report cards should be signed by the parent or legal guardian and returned on the date set by the school. Failure to return the card will merit a disciplinary sanction (refer to the School Discipline/Sanction chapter). The parent or guardian should sign in acknowledgement of the report card and return it to the class adviser on the next school day. 3. Forgery of parents/guardians signature and tampering of teachers rating on the report card are considered very serious offenses and therefore subject to disciplinary action. 4. The school reserves the right to hold the report card in case of failure to settle financial obligations with the Finance Office. F. PROMOTION AND RETENTION 1. A student will not be promoted unless he/she obtains a passing grade of 75% for each subject. 2. A student may take summer courses or repeat the school year in accordance with DepEd regulations on retention. However, the school maintains its own standard of promoting or retaining a student. In High School: a. A student who fails in one or two subjects with total units less than three will have to take summer classes. b. A student who fails in two or more subjects, with three or more total units has to repeat the school year. c. A student who repeats the same level will no longer be accepted for the next school year.

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G. HONORS AND AWARDS 1. TRIMESTRAL AWARDS (Given during the 1st & 2nd reading of honors) a. HONOR CARDS (PS, GS, HS) These are given to the top three students in each grade/year level who have obtained the highest academic averages with a Conduct Grade not lower the A-. b. MERIT CARDS (PS, GS, HS) These are given to the top ten students in each class with a Conduct Grade not lower than B+. c. SUBJECT ACHEIVEMENT AWARD (PS, GS, HS) This is given to a student in each class who has obtained the highest rating in each subject which is not lower than 95%. d. CONDUCT AWARD (PS, GS, HS) This is given to the student who gets the highest numerical equivalent of A in his class. e. SPECIAL AWARDS (PS, GS, HS) Medals, ribbons, certificates or trophies are awarded to students who won in any competition within the trimester. These are given during the 1st and 2nd Reading of Honors. 2. YEARLY AWARDS (Given during recognition/graduation) a. PRESIDENTS AWARD (HS) The highest distinction given to the most outstanding loyalty awardee who is regarded to have achieved total development in academic, spiritual, socio-civic and extracurricular activities. b. AWARD FOR GENERAL EXCELLENCE (PS, GS, HS) 1) For the Undergraduate Level, given to the overall top three students in each year level based on their final averages provided that they have no grade lower than 80% in any subject in all grading periods and provided that their Conduct Grade does not fall below A- in the final average with no grade lower than B+ in any grading period. 2) For the Graduating Level

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In the Preschool, the overall top ten students are determined by ranking the grade point averages. In the Grade School Level, the overall top ten students are determined by ranking the grade point average plus the accumulated extra-curricular points in Grade 6. In the High School, the overall top ten students are determined by ranking the grade poing averages plus the accumulated extra-curricular points in the current curriculum year following the criteria for selection of honor students based on DepEd Order No. 92, s. 2009, as amended.

c. ACADEMIC HONORS RIBBON (GS, HS), this is awarded to a student in the undergraduate level who does not qualify for the medal of excellence but whose final academic average is 93% and above, provided that his/her final grade in Conduct does not fall below B+. d. EXEMPLARY CONDUCT (PS, GS, HS), this is given to a student who gets the highest numerical equivalent of A based on his/her final average within the level. e. SUBJECT ACHIEVEMENT RIBBON, this is awarded to a student in each section who obtains the highest final average in each subject in his/her class, provided that the final subject average is not lower that 95%. f. LOYALTY MEDALS (HS), these are given to students graduating in LRMS who have stayed in school from Prep to Fourth Year, inclusively. g. SPECIAL AWARDS (GS, HS), medals ribbons, certificates and/or plagues are awarded to students who have excelled in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, have perfect attendance for the year and have rendered meritorious services to the school. h. AWARDS FROM OUTSIDE INSTITUTIONS (GS/HS) There are numerous institutions that donate medals for outstanding students in areas of academics, leadership, socio-civic

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consciousness and arts. (The schools Parents Assembly has been generously donating medals for academic-literary and sports excellence exhibited outside of the school.

GUIDELINES ON THE SELECTION OF GRADUATING HONOR STUDENTS PRESCHOOL DIVISION 1. Candidates of honors shall be drawn from the top ten students of the level based on the automatic ranking of the general average of the three trimesters. 2. The final rating shall be computed to three decimal places. In case of a tie resulting from students having the same general average, the candidates shall be declared with the same honor ranking. GRADE SCHOOL DIVISION As per DepEd Memorandum No. 521, s. 2009 Guidelines 1. Candidates for honors shall be drawn from the top twenty (20) students of each level but, only the top ten will be acknowledged. 2. The top ten students shall be ranked using the 7-3 scheme (7 points for academic performance and 3 points for leadership in co-curricular activities within the school year). 3. The Inventory Checklist of Student Participation in Co- and Extracurricular Activities shall be accomplished by the graduating candidate for honors. 4. In case of a tie, both candidates shall be declared for the honor ranking. 5. Candidates for honors at any level must have completed all curriculum requirements.

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A student who has been suspended for serious disciplinary infractions (e.g. stealing, fighting, causing injury to others, etc.) shall be disqualified from the honors list for the curriculum year during which the infraction was committed. 7. Recognition shall be given for the achievement of students in specific academic disciplines and in special curriculum areas.
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The Honors Committee is headed by the Division Principal. It is cochaired by the Intermediate Coordinator. Four teachers who are not Grade Six teachers complete the committee. PROCEDURE : 1. The Honors Committee rechecks the final general average of the overall top twenty students 2. The candidates are ranked or listed in chronological order based on the general average. 3. The general average (up to three decimal places) is weighed by multiplying the ranking by 7. 4. After validation of the submitted Co-curricular Checklist, the totals are ranked. 5. Individual ranking is weighed by multiplying it by 3. 6. Academic and C0-curricular weights are added and ranked. 7. The candidate with the lowest weightl is Top One. Consecutive totals determine the order of the top ten. 8. Attendance of the parents of the Top Ten is required during the presentation of the results. Objections, if any, shall be entertained only during the scheduled presentation within the same day including those of students who will not make it to the top ten. 9. Parents and students shall be asked to sign the List of Awardees and this shall be final and irreversible.
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No student may be a chairman/president in two or more major organizations. We have seen to this at the start of the school year during campaign and election periods. If he/she is the chairman or president of one major organization, he/she may still hold another

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elective position as long as it is subordinate to the chairman/president in the second organization. 2. The club grade is also added to the total in the Inventory Checklist with the following equivalents: O VS S 1.0 0.8 0.6 98-100% 93-97% 87-86% MS I 0.3 0.1 81-86% 75-80%

GUIDELINES ON THE SELECTION OF GRADUATING HONOR STUDENTS HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION 1. The guidelines in the selection of honor students are as follows : a. Candidates for honors shall be drawn from the top ten students of the level. b. To determine the top ten, students shall be ranked using the 7-3 point scheme (7 points for academic performance and 3 points for co-curricular activities) c. Only the grades in the current curriculum year shall be considered in the ranking of honor students. Transferees shall be considered in the ranking provided they are enrolled not later than the second week of classes of the current school year. d. To maintain its own standard of selecting deserving honor students, LRMS adds the following requirements: The student must not have a final grade lower than 80% in any learning area in the first two curriculum years and 85% in the last two curriculum years. He/She must not have a grade level lower than 80% in any learning area in any grading period during the four curriculum years.

e. The final rating shall be computed to the three decimal places.


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In case of tie, candidates shall both be declared in the same honor ranking. f. All candidates for honors must be of good moral character and have not been subjected to any disciplinary actions within the current School Year.

2. The following criteria and the corresponding relative weights shall be used in the computation : a. Academic Excellence (7 points) Academic Excellence shall be based on the general average of all learning areas in the curriculum year. The procedure for ranking based on academic excellence is as follows : Compute the average of each learning area up to three decimal places. Get the average of the grade of all learning areas. Rank the candidates according to their average. Multiply the rank by 7 points.

Illustration :
NAME OF CANDIDATES A B C D E AVERAGE OF GRADES IN THE LEARNING AREAS 91.345 91.258 90.390 90.012 89.891 RANK WEIGHTED RANK 7 14 21 28 35

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b. Co-curricular Performance (3 points) Co-curricular performance covers the achievement of the candidates in all levels (school, division, regional, national and international), active participation in authorized student organizations or clubs, outstanding awards in recognition of
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the actualization of what has been learned from school, travels in relation to school work, and other civic activities. The rating shall be based on the combined points for cocurricular performance.

Illustation
NAME OF CANDIDATES A B C D E 1 1 2 4 5 3 ACTIVITIES 2 3 4 5 1 4 5 2 3 5 4 1 2 3 3.5 3.5 1 2 3 2 1 3 4 5 6 3 1 4 5 2 COMPOSITE RANK 15.5 15.5 18.0 21.5 19.5 FINAL RANK 1.5 1.5 3 5 4 WEIGHTED RANK 4.5 4.5 9 15 12

Illustration :
NAME OF CANDIDATES A B C D E ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 7 14 21 28 35 CO-CURRICULAR PERFORMANCE 4.5 4.5 9 15 12 TOTAL 11.5 18.5 30.0 43.0 47.0 RANK 1 2 3 4 5

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In the given sample, Student A shall be the Valedictorian and Student B the salutatorian.

Any member of the school selection committee must be related within the second degree of consanguinity of affinity to any candidate for honors. The School Head shall be the chairman of the school selection committee composed of at least (3) members from the teaching staff and shall make the final announcement of honor students after the final results have been duly recommended and approved by the School Head not later than fifteen days before commencement rites. Candidates for honors and their advisers must be present during the open selection process. In case of protest, it shall be filed by the candidate with his/her parent or guardian to the School Head within five (5) working days from the filing of the protest. H. STUDENT SERVICES AND FACILITIES 1. Guidance Services are provided to students who need academic and personal assistance. This is a special function of the Homeroom Adviser, Guidance Counselor, CLE Teacher, and the Classroom Teacher. a. Counseling is provided on a one-on-one basis to bring out the best in the students so that they can cope with everyday challenges. b. Individual Inventory aims to better understand the students by collecting and interpret varied information gathered about them through interviews, questionnaires, standardized tests, anecdotal reports, autobiographies and the like in order to assist them in planning for their future and making wise decisions in life. 2. Academic Assistance Program aids academically deficient students cope with the rigors of studying and learning. a. Academic Probationary Program keeps track of high risk students. They are closely monitored through regular evaluation of their academic performance. Appropriate interventions are utilized based on the need of each probationer.

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b. Tutorial Services Students who are in real need of extra help in their academic performance caused by prolonged absence due to illness or problems in the family may avail of the program. Parents enroll the child, a tutor is assigned and the sessions are closely monitored by the Academic Head.

3. Library Services are provided separately for each division to facilitate and manage the transfer of knowledge information to all students, teachers and personnel of the school. A collection of references, supplementary, fiction, non-fiction books and magazines are readily available to students, faculty and staff with the assistance of the division librarian. 4. Audio-Visual Services are provided to supplement classroom instruction with the use of educational films, overhead projector, video showing, slides and printed aids/materials. 5. The Bookstore serves the students immediate needs. School supplies, books and other materials are available before and after classes and during recess time only. 6. Canteen Services are provided to serve the nutritional needs of the students. Only nutritious snacks and lunch are served under the supervision of a qualified food services supervisor. 7. Medical/Dental Services includes two division clinics each staffed by a full-time nurse. A doctor and a dentist come for checkup on different schedules or on appointment basis if necessary. 8. Security Services are provided to monitor the ingress ad egress of students, personnel, and visitors; to ensure the safety of students and personnel. VII. SCHOOL DISCIPLINE A. Policy Statement Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School upholds discipline as a very essential element of an educative teaching-learning program and therefore considers maintenance of good discipline among the

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students as a necessary precondition in establishing a school climate that is conducive to learning. The school rules and regulations are meant to help the children attain the goal of a Ruizian education. They serve a very definite purpose to ensure that the environment in the school and the classroom will make learning possible. This is the spirit they should imbibe in the observance of school laws and regulations. The school is guided by a Code of Discipline which provides corresponding sanctions depending on the gravity and the frequency of each offense. To ensure fair and just treatment of disciplinary cases, a thorough investigation is conducted. This includes interviews with and collection of narrative reports from involved parties and witnesses. B. Forms of Disciplinary Action After due investigation, the following penalties will be imposed upon offenders : 1. 2. Oral reprimand/warning Written warning (Violation Report). This serves as official communication to the parent/guardian who should sign and return it to the Prefect of Discipline. Failing mark in deportment Suspension
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(2)

Ordinary suspension forbids attendance in regular classes but demands the students presence in the school campus. Preventive suspension prohibits the students presence in school or in any school-related activity off-campus.

c. Prohibition from participating in school functions. A graduating student may not be allowed to participate in the commencement exercises if he commits a serious

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offense or a series of minor offenses warranting such sanction during the school year.
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Disciplinary Probation is a restraining measure imposed for one trimester on a student who has been found guilty of consistent misbehavior or single breach of conduct. It is primarily meant to help the student develop self-discipline and improve his future conduct. Dismissal/Exclusion Expulsion is an extreme form of administrative sanction which debars the student from all public and private schools. To be valid and effective, the penalty of expulsion requires the approval of the Department of Education.

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C. The Disciplinary Board The Disciplinary Board is composed of the following : 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The Prefect of Discipline Student Government Adviser Student Government President Class Adviser Non-adviser

The Board shall take cognizance of all complaints and try cases involving major offenses committed by the student. The homeroom adviser or subject teacher concerned shall and submit to the Office of the Prefect of Discipline a written report about the offense committed by the student. An investigation will be conducted and when proven necessary and with justifiable reasons, the disciplinary sanction/s will be given depending upon the nature of the case and the gravity of the offense committed. For Class C offense meriting suspension, the resolution is submitted to the Principal. For major offenses that merit dismissal, the case resolution is reviewed by the Principal and submitted to the School Director for final approval.
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Right to Due Process Every student has the right to be heard by an impartial body, the Disciplinary Board.

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E. Authorities To Impose Disciplinary Policies 1. Minor infractions within the classroom or in the presence of the teacher shall be corrected by the teacher. 2. Any offense that merits suspension, prohibition from school functions dismissal or expulsion will be referred to the Disciplinary Board. F. Random Drug Testing (R.A. No. 9165) Students of secondary and tertiary schools shall, pursuant to the related rules and regulations as contained in the schools student handbook and with notice to the parents, undergo a random drug testing : Provided that all drug testing expenses whether public or private schools under this section will be borne by the government. G. Offenses and Corresponding Sanctions The following are offenses classified according to gravity with corresponding penalties.
Number of Offenses 1st offense Class A Offenses Verbal Warning Class B Offenses Written Warning/ Conference with parent 3 days suspension and C in Deportment Class C Offenses 3 days suspension C in deportment Disciplinary probation status Class D Offenses Dismissal

2nd offense

Written warning Conference with parent 3 days suspension & C in deportment

3rd offense

Disciplinary Dismissal Probationary Status

The table 4th offense 5th offense

of offenses and sanctions serves as a guide but the final Disciplinary Dismissal sanction will depend on the result of the deliberation of the Disciplina Probation Status Board.
Dismissal

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POLICY ON ATTENDANCE
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Absences A student who incurs absences of more than twenty percent of the prescribed number of class periods during the school year may be automatically dropped from the roll or given a failing grade if he fails to present a valid/acceptable reason.

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Tardiness Habitual tardiness especially during the first period in the morning and in the afternoon shall not be allowed. The following policy is adopted : 1st Offense first 4 cases of tardiness first written warning 2nd Offense 8 cases of tardiness second written warning 3rd Offense 12 cases of tardiness violation report and conference with parents th d) 4 Offense 18 cases of tardiness conference with parents -2 day ordinary suspension
a) b) c) e) f)

5th Offense 24 cases of tardiness Disciplinary Probation 6th Offense another 10 cases of tardiness - Dismissal

Class A Offenses 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Non-submission of letter of excuse for absence(s) upon his return the following day. Incomplete/improper use of the school uniform or P.E. uniform. Inappropriate dress code inside the campus and during official school activities. (Refer to page Unauthorized haircut Non-submission of report cards, contracts, return slips, violation reports, tardiness reports and other official correspondence on or before the deadline Violation of Library Rules Unnecessary talking, giggling, shouting, howling, inattention,

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eating chewing gum, teasing or any minor interruption of proceedings in the classroom, along the corridor, auditorium, chapel, during flag ceremony, prayers, meeting and any official activity in and out of the school. 8. Overstaying within the school premises without approval of the proper authorities.

9. Bringing of unnecessary gadgets or electronic devices to school without the approval from the Office of the Principal
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Policy on the electronic devices (i-pods, MP3 players, nanos, psps, cd players and/or other recreational electronic devices) These gadgets are strictly prohibited unless their use is with permission from the Office of the Principal and only for academic purposes (Note : laptops are considered academic tools)

o Policy on cell phone use while the school recognizes the importance of cell phones as the easiest and handiest means of contact/communication between parents and their children, it is also a fact that cell phones can be utilized for academic dishonesty, as threat to ones privacy and as cause for classroom disruptions. Therefore, a. students may possess cellular phones which they may use only during recess and lunch breaks and after dismissal time; b. at all other times, the phones must be turned off and stored in a place that is not visible; c. if a cell phone is observed or heard by school staff, except during recess or lunch, it will be confiscated. (1) (2) first time confiscated then retrieved from the class adviser at the end of the day second time confiscated, offense is recorded than retrieved from the POD/Office of the Principal at the end of the day. third time confiscated and may only retrieved by the parent of guardian from the POD/Office of the Principal. This is now considered a Class A Offense.

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fourth time confiscated. The violation will be considered as a Class B Offense.

Note : Everyone is made aware that while bringing of cell phones to school may be permitted, it is highly discouraged as there have been instances of losses. LRMS WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY PERSONAL ITEMS (including cell phones and other electronic gadgets) BROUGHT TO SCHOOL. 10. Littering

Class B Offenses 1. Loitering/Malinguering within the school campus resulting to failure of attending classes Abuse or misuse of pass slips, borrowing, lending of ID cards. Using profane or indecent language Staying in faculty rooms or offices without permission Violation of any valid order of any school authority Preparing/sending/passing love classes/recollection/assemblies. letters/notes during

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Unauthorized use of cellular phones and gadgets inside the school

Class C Offenses
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Academic Dishonesty/Cheating any act that violates the allowable conduct during quizzes, tests and examinations. Allowable conduct includes : looking at ones own paper only; looking to the front or the ceiling only; directing questions about the test to the proctor only; obtaining permission from the proctor to pick up any object from the floor or any other place. Examples of cheating are :

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Possessing/using crib notes inside the testing room; Asking someone to write answers on his test paper; Writing answers on someone elses test paper; Copying or looking at another students paper; Giving signals or any form of communication which can be interpreted, as giving/soliciting help during tests; Stealing test papers; soliciting/giving/acquiring test tips and copies of questions; Opening a book/notebook or any lecture paper during examination, and Anything analogous to the above-mentioned conditions.

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Possessing cigarettes, smoking on campus or within the 100perimeter of the school at any time. Possessing cigarettes and smoking beyond 100 meters while in school uniform is also prohibited. Disrespect/disobedience, defiance, assault or abusive behavior toward school authorities, including refusal or failure to submit to the safety and security requirements such as search and seizure procedure. Vandalism or destruction of school property. Public display of affection. Truancy (Non-attendance of classes without parents knowledge) Indecent conduct/conduct unbecoming of a Ruizian Tampering of ID cards, library cards, official bulletin boards and notices or grades Selling tickets, collecting contributions, soliciting subscriptions, selling any article without any authorization. Cutting classes/unauthorized leaving of campus Possession, distribution, borrowing/passing or reading immoral magazines, indecent pictures/materials/objects (VCDs and the like) Bullying (verbal, physical, emotional, syber)

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Class D Offenses 1. 2. Instigating, leading or participating leading to stoppage of classes. in concerted activities

Commission of any crime against the law of the land inside the school, or outside of school related activities, providing that prima-facie evidence exists upon due investigation by the school authorities. Forging of parents, guardians, teachers and other officials signature. Publishing or circulating false or malicious information about the school, any teacher or any school official or student Refusal to accept reprimand or violation report. Threatening, intimidating, provoking or coercing any member of the school community. Unauthorized use of the school officials name for any purpose, such as soliciting funds or donations or holding unauthorized parties/balls/dances and other activities. Theft, robbery, extortion Possession, use or sale of deadly weapons or explosives including fire crackers, watusi, pill box. Deliberate resulting to physical injury on any member of the school community, visitors/guests Possessing or drinking intoxicating drinks, attending school activities in a state of intoxication, or engaging in a drinking spree whether inside or outside the school campus Affiliation with and/or recruiting members to join organizations or activities that are contrary to the schools philosophy, objectives, policies, rules such as underground fraternities, societies and associations or engaging in unlawful activities. Hooliganism

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14. 15.
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Hazing Immorality Dishonesty such as stealing, malversation of class or school funds, cheating in personal dealings with other members of the community, not returning found articles and other forms of dishonesty. Causing an outsider to be involved in the quarrel between or among Ruizians. The school will hold the particular student responsible for bringing the outsider to LRMS school authorities for proper action. Failure to present the outsider concerned after a certain period of time will mean automatic dismissal of the student. No transfer credentials will be issued unless and until the outsider concerned is presented to the LRMS administration. Submission of fake records or misrepresentation of facts during enrolment and/or during the school year. Bribing/Asking personnel and others to have access to and/or to process examination paper, school records and any personal record. Lying in an official investigation or hearing.

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CONFORME
Date ___________________ Sir/Madam : This is to certify that we have read carefully the Student Handbook on school policies and shall abide by these and the other policies of Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School. Name of Student __________________________________________ Grade/Year Section __________________________________________ Signature of Student __________________________________________ Name of Parent/Guardian ________________________________________ ______________________________ Signature over printed name NOTE : We understand that this Conforme is valid during the stay of my son/daughter in LRMS.

CONFORME
Date ___________________ Sir/Madam : This is to certify that we have read carefully the Student Handbook on school policies and shall abide by these and the other policies of Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School.

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Name of Student __________________________________________ Grade/Year Section __________________________________________ Signature of Student __________________________________________ Name of Parent/Guardian ________________________________________ ______________________________ Signature over printed name NOTE : We understand that this Conforme is valid during the stay of my son/daughter in LRMS.

CONFORME
Date ___________________ Sir/Madam : This is to certify that we have read carefully the Student Handbook on school policies and shall abide by these and the other policies of Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School. Name of Student __________________________________________ Grade/Year Section __________________________________________ Signature of Student __________________________________________ Name of Parent/Guardian ________________________________________ ______________________________ Signature over printed name NOTE : We understand that this Conforme is valid during the stay of my son/daughter in LRMS.

CONFORME
Date ___________________ Sir/Madam : This is to certify that we have read carefully the Student Handbook on school policies and shall abide by these and the other policies of Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School.

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Name of Student __________________________________________ Grade/Year Section __________________________________________ Signature of Student __________________________________________ Name of Parent/Guardian ________________________________________ ______________________________ Signature over printed name NOTE : We understand that this Conforme is valid during the stay of my son/daughter in LRMS.

LRMS HYMN
Composer was a Grade 6 student Arranged by Mr. Alex Santiago, Music Teacher

We could start dreaming and it never ends As long as youre here our beloved LRMS Its really great for us to be here Weve won over the pain and the fear Thru the years youve never given up Your vision, mission and goals for us. (Refrain) Ruizian, Ruizian, we are Ruizians Faith, Hope and Love beholding we share High well be soaring Far well be going Our spirits will remain We pledge our loyalty to you. In Gods light, we could reach For the highest star Youve taught us that dreams are not too far Youve taught us the righteous way Of building and molding our lives, Our beloved LRMS, youre a dream come true. (Bridge) Your guiding light our path to excellence.

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