Head of School Updates, September 27, 2019

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty and Friends

Today, we say “Welcome Back” to almost all of our Upper School students and faculty who were away in different destinations all over China this week experiencing our China Go Trips.

  • Grade 6 – Anji, Zhejiang
  • Grade 7 – Shaolin
  • Grade 8 – Beijing
  • Grade 9 – Inner Mongolia
  • Grade 10 – Yangshuo (Habitat for Humanity)
  • Grade 11 – Chengdu (Habitat for Humanity)
  • Grade 12 – Suzhou

These are fantastic experiences for our students, and a great way to build the grade level relationships early in the year which are the foundation of our community. A big thank you to our Upper School teachers who were on call 24/7 to make this experience a memorable one. Take a look at some of the great photos here, and be sure to visit Upper School Principals’ Post to see many more!

Keep reading for more information about our first ever Parent Focus Groups and a reminder for our upcoming Halloween Celebration.

Wishing you and your family a safe and relaxing National Day holiday.

Derek Luebbe
Head of School

Photos from US China Go Trips


SCIS Parent Focus Group Invitation

Tuesday, October 8th at 10:30AM we will have our first Community Focus Group Session.  For this session we will focus on the following topics which were shared from our September survey:

  • Understanding the academic rigor of the IB  (PYP/MYP/DP) programs
  • Bi-lingual parent communication
  • Supporting our students’ social and emotional growth

In order to help us estimate the number of parents who might be present, if you are interested in attending, please scan the QR code below:

SCIS Halloween: Volunteers Needed!

Our SCIS Halloween Event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 26 from 11:00-3:00 pm. This is a fun-filled day for our students to dress up and enjoy food, drinks, candy and different Halloween games.

We are still in the planning stages, and working hard to get volunteers to make the event a success. If you can give of your time and energy to help support the event in any way, please email our PAFA Events Coordinator, Maria Trantow at pdpafa.eventco@scis-china.org by Thursday, October 10th. (Thank you!)

Upcoming Events

  • Sep. 28 – Oct. 6, National Day Break and School Holiday
  • Oct. 9 Wednesday:
    • Varsity Boys Volleyball vs DCS, Home, 4:15pm
    • JV Girls Volleyball @ NAIS, Away, 4:15pm
    • JV Boys Volleyball @ NAIS, Away, 4:15pm
    • Varsity Girls Volleyball vs DCS, Home, 5pm
  • Oct. 10 – 12, Thursday to Saturday, ACAMIS Tennis, WAB/ISB
  • Oct. 10 – 11, Thursday to Friday, Freedom from Chemical Dependency
  • Oct. 12, Saturday, SISAC Volleyball Tournament @ CIS

Photos From Around Campus

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