Head of School Update, Oct 22

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, and Friends,

I share this special Head of School Update with some important information on recent events.

Kitchen & Food Service

As many of you know, there have been recent reports sharing violations that the government has noticed with regards to health and safety of food preparation in some international schools. This is not true for SCIS. Please see an important email which was sent today at 12:56 pm to all parents from SCIS Director of Schools, Dan Eschtruth. The email should go a long ways towards keeping you informed of the situation. As always, the health and safety of our students is our number one concern.  We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more information.

Halloween Invitation: All Are Welcome for a Day of Fun!

Our Halloween Festival is this Saturday from noon to 3:00 pm. All families are invited. The event should be a fun day of games, activities, and a haunted house.  We are seeking the help of parents (and some of our older students) to help volunteer in running some of the activities.  If you can help out, visit this link to preview the activities and sign up to help out with 45 minutes of your time for the activity of your choice! 

We are running busses from pick-up / drop-off points on the day. See below. Sign-ups can be made by emailing Stu Ren at pd-transportation@scis-china.org by Thursday at 5:00 pm.

REMINDER: Parent Teacher Conferences, Thursday Oct. 25

No school for students on this day. We look forward to seeing you.

 

SCIS Spirit Week October 29 – November 2

Each day is a special dress day. Show your creativity and school spirit! Plan ahead.

Head of School Update, September 21 2018

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty and Friends,

The rainy weather contrasts against the bright and vibrant colors of today’s United Nations International Day of Peace celebration, followed by our Varsity Volleyball Big Game / Senior Night.  (Many of the photos of these events will have to wait until next week’s blog post.)

A big thank you to all of parents who attended (and those who helped support the day with preparations!).  Enjoying the diversity of 40+ nations walking across the stage is a humbling event, and one that we should not take for granted. Because of the diversity of SCIS, our students benefit from being uniquely prepared to understand and solve global and regional problems that require a high degree of cultural and inter-personal understanding.  Whether it’s watching the Parade of Nations, listening to our musicians, or taking part in our Early Childhood Ceremony in the morning, it is rewarding to see how much each student benefits from the simple exposure to and awareness of those that are different.  It’s another way that our community strengthens the experience that each of our children receive.  If you were unable to attend our assembly, the entire event has been shared as a Live-Streamed event.

If you are a parent looking to get more involved with the school and/or you know someone who could help,  we are seeking help with two initiatives.

  1. Our Parent-School Volunteer Initiative highlighted a number of different ways that parents can help give our students and better experience.
  2. We are currently looking to expand our list of possible substitute teachers. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Naomi Shanks (nshanks@scis-china.org ) for more information.

And lastly, this blog post will likely sent out at the same time that our Varsity Boys and Girls are playing in the Big Game Night / Senior Night matches. Both of these volleyball matches will be Live-Streamed at this link. I do want to give a special shout-out to our Varsity Girls Team who has gone undefeated thus far in city play. Tonight’s match against SMIC is the last regular season SISAC (Shanghai schools) match, and a victory would give SCIS-PD it’s first Girls Volleyball championship!  Additionally it will place the team as the #1 seeds heading into the October 13 tournament against all other Shanghai schools.  As a school, we have not won a Varsity Girls SISAC Championship before. Congratulations to Coach Vic, Coach Riann (Caban), and the girls on a potentially record-settting season. And, best of luck to the Boys and Girls teams in this afternoon’s matches and the upcoming October tournaments!

As you all know, Monday is a holiday. I hope you are able to enjoy some rest and relaxation with family and friends.

Warm regards,

Derek Luebbe
Head of School
dluebbe@scis-china.org

Parent-School Partnership Opportunities

SCIS Pudong PAFA Parent Volunteer Initiative 2018-19

Structure: Working with SCIS faculty, parent volunteers allow the school to offer an increasing number of experiences to benefit our students.

Purpose: SCIS has always benefitted from a strong sense of community, and we hope to build upon that foundation.  Our students benefit from greater opportunities. The SCIS community is strengthened as we work together to support them.

Process: Opportunities can be proposed by faculty or parents. Opportunities will move forward upon approval from divisional Principal and the Head of School.  Potential activities are displayed below. Interested parents should contact the PAFA President Vanessa Thomas at pdpafa.president@scis-china.org  

This page was last updated on Sept. 7, 2018.

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Activity/Description: Lower School First Lego League ASA

We have a successful Middle School Lego Robotics Program. We are hoping to expand that into the Lower School ASA program – and eventually into more of the mainstreamed curricular units. This activity would start in November and carry through to Feb. 16 where a tournament is held with other Shanghai schools.

Faculty Sponsor: Barry Johnson (bjohnson@scis-china.org )
Parent Volunteer(s): Avashai Chelouche and ____________
Status: Not Yet Active. Seeking at least one more parent volunteer. Parents can contact the faculty sponsor for more information.

 

Activity/Description: Parent Volunteer Coordinator(s)

This position would assist the school in locating many of the exciting opportunities that exist in Shanghai. Teachers have units of study that can connect to opportunities in Shanghai (field trips, speakers, museum exhibits, need for parent/community volunteers to provide authentic audiences/judges for student projects, etc.). Communication would be two-way. Parents may want to make the school aware of potential opportunities in Shanghai. They would communicate with the Coordinator.  Faculty may be looking for ideas, and they would communicate with the Coordinator, who would then share the request with others. This position will be more effective if at least one parent is a Mandarin speaker.

Faculty Sponsor: Laurie Luebbe (lluebbe@scis-china.org )
Parent Volunteer(s): __________
Status: Not Yet Active. Seeking at least one more parent volunteer. Parents can contact the faculty sponsor for more information.

 

Activity/Description: Positive Discipline Parent Book Club Leader(s)

Do you ever wish you had a few more tools in your parenting tool kit? SCIS is working to more effectively integrate Positive Discipline in our classrooms and community. Parents (and children!) will greatly benefit from this philosophy and the associated practices.

The school will host a number of workshops for parents (in both Mandarin and English) for interested parents. We are also looking for parent-leaders who would want to organize and run a book study of the Positive Discipline book.  Book studies can be offered/conducted in any language.  Volunteers can receive training from the school in Positive Discipline and in conducting effective book studies.

Faculty Sponsor: Liz Gale (egale@scis-china.org )
Parent Volunteer(s): __________
Status: Not Yet Active. Seeking at least one parent volunteer. Multiple book studies can run simultaneously depending on interest and language preference. Parents can contact the faculty sponsor for more information.

 

Activity/Description: Sharing Cultural Celebrations

Parents sharing their culture benefits everyone. Last year, we had some fantastic representation from our Brazilians (Carnival), Finnish (celebrating 100 year birthday), and Indian (Diwali) to name just a few. Sharing celebrations can take many forms (a kiosk of information, decorations, food, inter-active displays, etc.). Working with our school’s Community Relations Officer, we would welcome additional opportunities to share more cultural events this year.

Faculty Sponsor: Laurie Luebbe (lluebbe@scis-china.org )
Status: Parents can contact Mrs. Luebbe at any time.

 

Activity/Description: Lunch Time or After-School Activities (example: Passport Club)

Parents can supplement classroom learning or introduce new opportunities with lunch activities or after-school activities. For example, there is an established program for Grades 1-5 called the Passport Club which helps make learning world geography more fun and can be entirely run by parents. Other opportunities exist. Some of our parents may have a unique skill set or interest in helping students learn about other aspects, and we are open to ways that we can better give those opportunities to students.

Faculty Sponsor: Laurie Luebbe (lluebbe@scis-china.org )
Parent Volunteer(s): __________
Status: Not Yet Active. Seeking at least one parent volunteer or a team of parents to collaborate on a given topic. Parents can contact the faculty sponsor for more information.

 

Activity/Description: Student Leadership Coaching

Many of our parents have experience in leadership positions . We would welcome their insights to help our aspiring student-leaders be more effective and prepared for the future by increasing their skill-set through presentations, modeling, and/or mentoring student leaders in our student government.

Faculty Sponsor: Frank Volpe (Upper School) or Liz Gale (Lower School)
Parent Volunteer(s): __________
Status: Not Yet Active. Parents can contact the faculty sponsor for more information.

 

Activity/Description: Parent Job/Career Presenters

Many of our parents are involved in careers that are uniquely related to units of study in various fields (scientists, researchers, engineers, etc.). More broadly, we run various Career Days for different ages, and having parent volunteers who can come into speak to the students opens their eyes to the possibilities and challenges that await them beyond SCIS. If you are in such a role, share your name and we can contact you to discuss opportunities.

Faculty Sponsor: Laurie Luebbe (lluebbe@scis-china.org )
Parent Volunteer(s): Kathy Lagarto
Status: Parents can submit their name at any time and be added to our database.

 

Activity/Description: Library Readers / Mother-Tongue Resource Advisors

Our library has a number of ways that parents can support students.

English language development comes from a strong base in a student’s mother-tongue. For that reason, we encourage parents to read to their children in their native language at home. To extend that idea, we invite parent-readers to come into the library to read stories in their mother-tongue to our younger students.

Additionally, we are always looking to expand our library’s selection of high-quality mother-tongue resources so that students can check out books in both languages. You can assist us in helping us find high quality authors and books in your language to add to our library.

Faculty Sponsor: Emily Williams (ewilliams@scis-china.org )
Parent Volunteer(s): __________
Status: Not Yet Active. Seeking at least one parent volunteer from various language groups.

 

Activity/Description: Drama Parent Assistant(s)

Each year, SCIS puts on a major theater production. We would welcome parent assistance in helping design/source costumes, apply student make-up, coordinate an after-show “Cast Party”, and other opportunities.

Faculty Sponsor: Sam Riddle (sriddle@scis-china.org )
Parent Volunteer(s): __________
Status: Not Yet Active. Seeking at least one parent volunteer.

 

Activity / Description:  PAFA Booster Parents

Parents can help support our extra-curricular program to helping organize and/or run our weekend and evening concessions.  This is a great way to fund-raise, build community, and make our events more special for athletes, performers, and audience members.

Faculty Sponsor: Vic Caban (vcaban@scis-china.org )
Parent Volunteer(s): __________
Status: Not Yet Active. Seeking at least one parent volunteer or a team of parents to learn more.

 

Activity / Description: Graphic Design

Occasionally, we have events that need the touch of a more experienced designer to create posters to display around school and/or send home via email/blog posts. If you are able to help, we’d always appreciate the assistance. Additionally, we may have students who wish to pursue this interest and learn more about it. If you are willing to work with students to help them learn the theory and technical skills involved in becoming a successful graphic designer, reach out to us.

Faculty Sponsor: Laurie Luebbe (lluebbe@scis-china.org )
Parent Volunteer(s): _____________
Status: Not Yet Active. Seeking at least one parent volunteer or a team of parents to learn more.

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Sept 6: Lice Update

Dear Parents and Teachers,

This is a special update to notify everyone regarding a case of lice in the school. Since it is the beginning of the year, I felt it’s an opportune time to communicate with everyone regarding this topic.

Two attachments are included, and the text from each is copied below.
Lice SCIS Pudong Sept 6 2018
Information Regarding Head Lice

 

Dear Parents/Caregivers of SCIS Pudong

This afternoon a few cases of head lice were found in both Lower and Upper School divisions.  As a precaution, each affected grade level was checked.  This letter is simply an additional precaution to help ensure a transparent communication process for everyone in our school community.

It is very important that families do regular checks at home as well.  In the future, if you find your child has lice, please notify the school immediately.  When a case of lice is reported to us either by a parent or a teacher, we check the grade level and all students who the infected child has come in contact with.  We also do regular checks of the entire school population.

Head lice are passed from person to person by direct contact or by shared objects such as towels, combs, and hats.  It is important to know that this is not a matter of hygiene, but rather a simple contact and exposure issue. You can help us prevent the spread of lice by checking your child’s hair regularly and by watching for symptoms.

What to look for:

  • Small light or dark brown insects without wings.
  • Tiny white eggs (nits) on the hair shafts.
  • An intense itching on the head and neck.

What to do:

  • Please advise the school if you find head lice.
  • Check ALL members of the household at the same time and treat those who have head lice.
  • Use an effective head lice treatment. The pharmacy can advise you.
  • After the treatment, comb the hair with a fine-tooth comb to remove as many eggs as possible.
  • Extra precautions include washing all bed linen and towels with hot water, or tumble drying for 20 minutes on high. Items such as hats and helmets should also be thoroughly cleaned
  • Soak combs, brushes etc. in hot water for at least ten minutes.
  • Vacuuming carpets may help.

Important:

Please understand that we are unable to admit students to class that have head lice or nits. After a successful treatment, the student will need to visit the school nurse to confirm a return to class. It is essential that treatments are successful to avoid spread to other students. If your child has been diagnosed with head lice or nits please continue to check all household members daily, for 3 weeks, following an outbreak.  Re-treat anyone found to have head lice or nits.  Repeat treatment 7 to 10 days after initial treatment.

Please remember that just treating the hair will not eradicate the problem. Check the hair of all household members daily during an outbreak and once a week at other times. Remind children to avoid direct head- to-head contact.  Please report any cases of lice or nits to the school.

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact the school nurse, Ms. Lynn Fu at lfu@scis-china.org

We appreciate your support and attention to this matter, as we look to ensure the well-being of all our students.

Warm Regards,
Derek Luebbe                                       
Head of School
dluebbe@scis-china.org                           

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Personal Care for Lice

Lice are highly contagious and can spread quickly from person to person, especially in group settings (like schools, childcare centers, slumber parties, sports activities, and camps). Children are most prone to catching lice because they tend to have close physical contact with each other and share personal items. Head lice can be a nuisance but they have not been shown to spread disease. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.

You should examine your child’s head, especially behind the ears and at the nape of the neck, for crawling lice and nits if your child exhibits symptoms of a head lice infestation. If crawling lice or nits are found, all household members should be examined for crawling lice and nits every 2–3 days. Persons with live (crawling) lice or nits within ¼ inch or less of the scalp should be treated.

Your doctor can recommend a medicated shampoo, cream rinse, or lotion to kill the lice. These may be over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medications, depending on what treatments have already been tried. Medicated lice treatments usually kill the lice and nits, but it may take a few days for the itching to stop.

To remove lice and nits by hand, use a fine-tooth comb on your child’s wet, conditioned hair every 3 to 4 days for 3 weeks after the last live louse was seen. 

Preventing Re-infestation

Here are some simple ways to get rid of the lice and their eggs, and help prevent a lice re-infestation:

  • Wash all bed linens and clothing that’s been recently worn by anyone in your home who’s infested in very hot water (130°F [54.4°C]), then put them in the hot cycle of the dryer for at least 20 minutes.
  • Dry clean anything that can’t be washed (like stuffed animals). Or put them in airtight bags for at least 3 days.
  • Vacuum carpets and any upholstered furniture (in your home or car), then throw away the vacuum cleaner bag.
  • Soak hair-care items like combs, barrettes, hair ties or bands, headbands, and brushes in rubbing alcohol or medicated shampoo for 1 hour. You also can wash them in hot water or just throw them away.

Because lice are easily passed from person to person in the same house, bedmates and infested family members also will need treatment to prevent the lice from coming back.

Dont’s

In your efforts to get rid of the bugs, there are some things you shouldn’t do. Some don’ts of head lice treatment include:

  • Don’t use a hairdryer on your child’s hair after applying any of the currently available scalp treatments because some contain flammable ingredients. A hair dryer could also cause live lice to blow into the air and spread to others nearby.
  • Don’t use a conditioner or shampoo/conditioner combination before applying lice medication.
  • Don’t wash your child’s hair for 1 to 2 days after using a medicated treatment.
  • Don’t use sprays or hire a pest control company to try to get rid of the lice, as these treatments can be harmful. Head lice don’t survive long once they fall off a person, so you don’t need to spend a lot of time and money trying to rid the house of lice.
  • Don’t use the same medication more than three times on one person. If it doesn’t seem to be working, your doctor may recommend another medication.
  • Don’t use more than one head lice medication at a time.

Head of School Update, May 7

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, and Friends,

A quick Monday note to share a few informational items.

  • SCIS Pudong will have a Summer Camp!  

We are pleased to announce that we will soon begin accepting applications for our SCIS Summer Camps for children from Pre-School to Grade 5.  Like previous years, we will run 4, week-long camps starting on June 18 through to July 13. Participants can sign up for one or more weeks, depending on preference/schedule.  These are always fun sessions for students including arts, crafts, stories, dramatic play, swimming, and more.  Learn more here

There is an early-bird payment discount for those paid by May 18!

  • On April 26, our PAFA hosted a parent session featuring Katherine Humphries. Ms. Humphries spoke to parents about the issue of raising children in a world where digital sexual content is so prevalent. What does it mean for the development of our children? How can we talk with our children to help them better understand the values your family establishes? We posted a video of that presentation here for those parents who were unable to make it.

 

  • For those of you who were unable to attend this year’s musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, we have posted the recorded version on our SCIS Livestream. Enjoy the performance!

 

  • Speaking of talented students, a big congratulations to our fifth graders and Ms. Clodfelter and Ms. Peterson for the fantastic PYP Exhibition on Friday. It’s a great example of students learning about real-world issues with a focus on taking action.  I have included some photos from that showcase event below.

 

  • I want to remind everyone of the PAFA meeting at 10:00 am Tuesday. During the meeting, we will be hoping to hear ideas for next year’s PAFA as well as nominations for the 2018-19 PAFA Board Members. Parent involvement is so vital in shaping our SCIS community. I encourage you all to get involved and play a role in helping to make SCIS a special place for children.

5th Graders Lead PYP Exhibition

 

Head of School Update, March 23

Dear Parents, Students, and Faculty

A beautiful Friday afternoon will see the SCIS Dragons Girls Soccer Team in action today versus SMIC on the Dragon Field. Hoping that all of you are able to take advantage of the warm weather and spend some time outdoors this weekend.

In yesterday’s post, I shared many important items regarding next year’s enrollment process and some updates on campus events that have taken place recently.

In today’s update, I want to share a New Family Survey so that we can better understand the perspective of families who started at SCIS during the 2017-18 school year. What did we do well? And, where can we improve? The survey is accessed from the link below. It will take a few minutes to complete. In advance, we thank you for your feedback.

NEW FAMILY SURVEY

While the survey above is only for new families, know that we value feedback from everyone. It’s how we improve and better serve our students.  If you wish to share your feedback, please feel free to reach out to your divisional Principal or me at any time.

Enjoy the weekend ahead, and the photos from around the campus!

Derek Luebbe,
Head of School

 

Head of School Update January 12

Hello Parents, Students, and Faculty,

Happy 2018!  We welcome approximately 35 new students to SCIS this January, the largest growth we’ve seen in six years.

My update will be brief, as I have been off campus during the first week of school attending a teacher recruiting conference in Bangkok. SCIS continues to be well-known within the international teaching community, and this is only strengthened by our addition of the MYP and PYP programs, making SCIS an attractive destinations for many top-quality teachers. I’ll provide a full recruiting update in the near future.

Wish our Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball Teams luck in their ACAMIS Tournament this weekend in Beijing.

The big news today (of course) is the early dismissal due to a power outage.  I am copying my note on the situation below. (It was also sent via email.)

I look forward to the 2nd semester and returning to activity of the SCIS hallways. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for the opportunity to work with and help shape your children.

Have a restful weekend.
Derek Luebbe

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Dear Parents,

As you know, today we experienced a power failure and sent students home at 2:00 pm. With this email, I want to provide more information on the situation and remind everyone of the importance of our emergency contact information.

Power Outage and Dismissal

The power stopped working at approximately 11:30. This affected all of the power in some classrooms, our heating system and our plumbing/toilets. We immediately called the power company to investigate further. Power company representatives shared that the outage was due to neighborhood construction but were not optimistic that the power could be restored by 3:00 pm.

At approximately, 12:45, due to health and safety reasons, I made the decision to dismiss students at 2:00 pm. We began communicating with families shortly thereafter. When we have an unexpected dismissal, we work hard to ensure that each student can safely return home and a parent/guardian awaits for Lower School students. If a parent/guardian is not present to meet each Lower School student, our bus ayis are instructed to keep the student on the bus and continue on with the bus route. If our efforts to contact the parent are unsuccessful, then the child will return to the school by bus. We will then, continue to call parents until we are successful.

We will continue working with the power company over the weekend to restore power to the school. We feel confident that the situation will be solved this weekend and classes will continue on Monday. If we receive further information that could affect our operations on Monday, I will share that with all of you.

Emergency Contact Information

In cases of emergency, the school will do all it can realistically do to notify parents. Our formal method of communication in case of emergency is by phone or SMS text. Because this situation involved an early dismissal, we utilized multiple communication methods to ensure that parents were informed and children were not dropped off to a home without a parent/guardian present. This included:

  • Phone calls home
  • An SMS text message
  • SeeSaw grade level text messages for the Lower School
  • WeChat groups

As of 2:00 pm, we had already successfully personally communicated with over 95% of families.

Thankfully, this emergency was not a serious one. But it does allow us to test our systems and ensure that we have each family’s accurate contact information. I ask for your help in the following important steps.

  • Ensure that you received a text message (not WeChat or SeeSaw) emergency alert on your cell phone.
  • If you did not, contact your divisional school secretary with your updated contact information.

Lower School Secretary: Vicky Xu vxu@scis-china.org

Upper School Secretary: Jelly Ling jling@scis-china.org

 

Using a day like today as an important test will make sure that we are better prepared for a future emergency.

I wish each of you a relaxing weekend.   May your power stay on!

Derek Luebbe

Head of School

Update December 14

Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,

I wanted to share this blog a day early to ensure that parents know that tomorrow is a Green and Jeans Day!  Students are dismissed at 11:30.

The first semester has truly flown by. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of your children.

Enjoy your long break and we will see you back in 2018!

Derek Luebbe
Head of School

Welcoming New Families

SCIS Pudong will welcome over 20 new students in January – the most in the last four years.  So, we want to make sure that all the new families are supported in joining the SCIS Community. This includes the opportunity to learn all about the details of living in a dynamic city like Shanghai !  We are putting together a new WeChat group for the new families. (It is optional for them to join.)  On the group, they can ask all the little questions that each of us had when we first moved to Shanghai. We are looking for a few of our current parents to join this WeChat group and support our new families in their transition by sharing information and helping to answer questions. If you are interested in helping out, email Laurie Luebbe at lluebbe@scis-china.org and she will add you to the group.  (Thank you!)

 

Winter Festival Busing, Broadway Live Deadline

Good morning everyone,

Winter Festival Transportation

Just a reminder of our SCIS Winter Festival this Sunday from 11am-3pm. This is a family-friendly event, and we invite your family and friends to attend in the festivities. We will provide free busing to and from the event at the following locations. For the return trip, all buses will depart SCIS at 3:00 pm. Space on the bus is only for those who reserve in advance. To do so, contact Stu Ren at sren@scis-china.org

  • Shimao Riviera(1 Weifang Road Gate)世茂滨江(潍坊西路1号大门): Depart 10:20
  • Green Court(777 Biyun Road, Lan’an road gate)碧云花园(碧云路777号蓝桉路大门): Depart 10:30
  • Emerald(Emerald Club House)绿宝园会所: Depart 10:45

PAFA Meeting and Broadway Live (15 days left for SCIS discount!) Q&A

Today at 10:00 am there is a PAFA meeting in the main conference room. This is followed by a 2nd Question and Answer Session at 11:00 am about the visiting Broadway Live Theater Experience coming to SCIS Pudong. There are only 15 days left for SCIS parents to secure a discount.

This is a fantastic opportunity to have professionals from Broadway come to Shanghai and work with dedicated theater students from all over Shanghai. We hope you can spread the word (and the website !) to other families in Shanghai.

If you are unable to make the Q&A session but wish to find out more information, contact Laurie Luebbe at lluebbe@scis-china.org

Bus Information

Dear Parents,

Starting on Monday, December 4 we are instituting additional procedures to ensure that our bus safety protocols are followed.

We have instituted a new procedure to have the younger students sit closer to the front of the bus, near the bus ayi.  We have had a few minor instances where students are not responding to requests made by the bus ayis. In some cases, I have instructed the bus driver to not continue to drive the bus unless safety conditions are met. Upon being notified of these instances, the school can follow up with the students (and parents) to ensure that they are abiding by the rules and following the instructions of the bus ayi. In most cases, one warning will suffice for students.

If this warning is not sufficient for a student, then our next consequence for will be to remove the privilege of riding the bus for a short period of time. During this period, parents would be responsible for transporting their children to and from school. We certainly hope this consequence is never needed, but hope that you can take the time to remind your children of the importance of following all the bus rules and listening to the directions of the bus ayi.

On a related note, we occasionally receive requests to modify the bus route to accommodate a specific child’s situation. Please be aware that we set the bus route to be the most effective bus route we can manage for all students on that route. We will review alterations to the bus route at the start of each semester, and make any necessary adjustments at that time.

If you have any questions about transportation, feel free to contact Stu Run at  sren@scischina.org

 

Sincerely,
Derek Luebbe