May 22, Head of School Update

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, and Friends,

I want to begin this week’s blog with a special call to action for everyone in our community. With the government’s recent announcement that we will return to school for all grades, we are closer than ever to trying to having more of our families re-join the physical school community. Over the next few weeks, those numbers will increase.

This semester has been unpredictable and uncertain. In fact, the only thing that is certain is that each person in our community is a unique situation and will respond in a unique way. At the current moment, we know have many high school families who are now getting used to the begin back at school, families in grades 4-8 who just finished their first week, and families of those in grades N-3 who are anxiously awaiting their return. (Hint: See Ms. Gale’s letters today for more information!)

And, I want to share a special acknowledgment to the families and faculty members who have not been able to return to campus. Some are not within Shanghai and some have not returned for a variety of different reasons. Yet, we all remain committed to supporting one another throughout. We continue to know that our individual experiences and circumstances are unique, but we are together in our support. For those of you who are out of the country, we look forward with anticipation to when the borders re-open. In the meantime, know that we are thinking of you and please reach out if we can support you in any way.

To help us celebrate and acknowledge our community, we launching what we hope will be uniting effort to bring us together. We ask you and your family to help share your thoughts and add to our SCIS Pudong Community Video. The directions are below, and we encourage you and your children to share your thoughts with everyone. We know that our sense of community will be needed far beyond June, and our hope is to provide an environment where that community is alive and able to support us. We are stronger together.

Wishing each of you safety and peace during this time.

Warmly,

Derek Luebbe
Head of School

SCIS Pudong Summer School

Today marked the deadline for parents to express interest in the SCIS Pudong Summer School Program. The turn out has been strong and we look forward to welcoming our students after June 12. Our staffing models are now determined and we are busy preparing for the additional weeks.

Each Principal has detailed additional information about the structure of the Summer Program. Families can sign up for specific weeks of camp, but please note that all cancellations need to occur before May 31 or a fee of 3500 RMB will be assessed.

Divisional leaders will provide more details including schedules and procedures. If you have any general questions, please reach out to David Mazer via email (dmazer@scis-china.org ) and he will direct your question to the most appropriate person.

During our Summer Program we will continue to place the health and safety of our students and faculty as the primary focus.

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