Coffee Q & A with the Head of School

As we wrap up the week, and the Upper School prepares for their upcoming China Go! Trips, I wanted to share an invitation for all of you to attend.

Parent Coffee and Question & Answer Session with the Head of School
When? Tuesday, September 19 at 9:00 am
Where? Room 210
What?  The Coffee Question & Answer Session is a way that parents can learn more about the school program and hopefully get answers to their questions.  We will host a Coffee Morning at least one time each quarter. It’s meant to be a good way to facilitate communication between the parents and school.  Questions should be submitted in advance to the PAFA President, Trish Castillo. ( Please send your questions to Trish by Sept. 15 so that they can be compiled and shared with Mr. Luebbe in advance.

So far, we have received the following questions:

  • How can I understand and use ManageBac?
  •  How does the school monitor air quality in regards to materials used in the construction process over the summer?  On a day-to-day basis, how does the school monitor air quality?
  • How can parents and the school use WeChat to communicate better?

If you have a question to add, please share it with Trish via the link above.



Individual Student Photos are available to be viewed and ordered.  To view your child(ren)’s school photo simply go to

and use the password:  scispd0817

Within the galleries, you will find links to individual student photos.  Galleries are organized by Grade Level and Advisory/Homeroom Teacher.

All online orders will be shipped to SCIS for distribution.   The due date for orders is September 30. Parents are encouraged to provide your full name when prompted on the final order page.


Earlier today, Lower School Principal Liz Gale and I were interviewed by the Kindergarten class. We had a great time finding out what they thought our jobs entailed, and then doing our best to summarize what we do within our roles. ( I never knew how hard it was to answer this question to a 5 year old:  “What happens if there was no Head of School?“)

Needless to say, it was a learning experience for all ! 

Wishing you all a restful weekend, and a special bon voyage to our Upper School students as they prepare for their China trips!

Mr. Luebbe
Head of School

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