Head of School Updates, February 15 2019

Dear Parents, Faculty, Students, and Friends,

Welcome back and welcome to the Year of the Pig!

I’m hoping that the break was restful and relaxing for you and your family.

We are back in the flow of things here at SCIS, and ready for the learning opportunities that await during the rest of the 2nd semester.

Our hiring of new faculty for the 2019-20 school year is now fully completed. We will share a more formal introduction of the new staff later in the year. As our school grows, so does our faculty with the hiring of 15 new faculty.  We are in the midst of collecting short biographies so that we can introduce them all to you!

As a quick reminder, if you are planning to re-enroll in SCIS next year, it is important that you reserve your seat as we do expect many grades levels to reach capacity. You can secure a space for next year by responding to the (reminder) email sent to all parents on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The email details that you must complete our short re-enrollment survey and pay the seat deposit by March 15. We ask for your attention to this matter to avoid any possible confusion. As a reminder, the survey will require you to use your SCIS email account to login. If you did not receive your re-enrollment email or if you have any trouble with the survey, email admissions@scis-china.org

Next week, SCIS hosts our first-ever First Lego League Championship Tournament. Congratulations (and thanks!) go out to Barry Johnson for all his dedication to our students – and behind the scenes – in making this event a reality for our SCIS Dragons. If you’ve never seen a lego tournament before, find time to come out and enjoy the action. It’s impressive.

Lastly, I want to say a thank you to PAFA Executive Board. I was able to meet with them this week, and we are in the beginning stages of planning the election and transition process to initiate the 2019-20 PAFA board. I want to encourage all parents to become involved in PAFA in whatever capacity you can. Our community – and more specifically, our students –  are greatly strengthened by your support. If you have any questions, please contact PAFA President Vanessa Thomas at pdpafa.president@scis-china.org

Wishing you all a pleasant weekend.

Go Dragons,

Derek Luebbe
Head of School

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, February 16
  • First Lego Junior Event, 8:30am-12:30pm, SAS Pudong Campus
  • Tuesday, February 19
  • MS Girls Volleyball Green @ NAIS, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Away
  • MS Girls Volleyball White vs CISS, 4:00pm-5:00pm, SCIS Pudong Campus
  • Thursday, February 21
  • K-5 Lower School Assembly, 8:15am-9:15am, Blackbox.Notes: Grade 1- Ethan Schultz’s students present this month’s Lower School Assembly
  • MS Boys Volleyball Green vs CISS, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Home
  • MS Boys Volleyball White @ WCIS, 4:00pm- 5:00pm, Away Wellington
  • Friday, February 22
  • First LEGO League Championship Tournament, SCIS Pudong Campus
  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs Wellington, 4:15pm-5:15pm, SCIS Pudong Campus
  • Saturday, February 23
  • First LEGO League Championship Tournament, SCIS Pudong Campus
  • Swim Meet SSL Championship, SAS Pudong
  • Dragon Cup Soccer, Hangzhou International School
  • Sunday, February 24, Swim Meet SSL Championship, SAS Pudong

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