Principals’ Post #27

Celebrating 7 Weeks of Virtual Learning

As we end our seventh week of virtual learning, we would like to congratulate students, teachers, and parents on their efforts. The teachers and administrators have been impressed by the resilience, hard work, and positive attitudes our students have demonstrated during this transition to virtual learning. Students should be proud of what they have been able to accomplish. As administrators, we would also like to celebrate the amazing faculty and staff we are blessed to have. These dedicated educators worked hard through the Chinese New Year Break to launch virtual learning over 7 weeks ago, literally on a moments notice. Their creativity, hard work, and dedication supporting our students and each-other has been nothing short of inspirational. Finally, we would like to thank all of the parents who have taken on the role of tutor, virtual learning guide, and cheer leader on top of all of the parental roles they already play. These last 7 weeks have been a true community effort. Everyone should be proud of the role they have played. We will pick-up where we left off on Monday March 30th, hopefully one step closer to a return to campus.

Midsemester Progress Report Update

Due to the announced Spring Break March 23-27, we have changed the Midsemester Progress Report date. Reports were scheduled to be published on Friday, March 27th. However, due to the fact that we will be observing Spring Break at that time, we have moved the reports to the following week. Reports will be published and available for students and parents to view on Friday, April 3rd in the report section of ManageBac.

Spring Break March 23-27

As noted in Director of School’s Dan Eschtruth’s community update, SCIS will be observing our Spring Break March 23-27. This will allow our faculty and families overseas to return to shanghai to ensure they are in place, through their 14 day quarantine period, and ready to start school once the Shanghai Education Commission provides its approval. In addition to supporting travel back to Shanghai, we hope that families and faculty take time over the break to recharge. This period of no new work will also allow some students who have fallen behind the opportunity to catch up on assignments as well. However, we also encourage those that will be using the break to catch up on work to take some time to rest and enjoy other activities. We look forward to reuniting virtually on March 30th. Please enjoy the break!

Week 7 Virtual Learning Parent Feedback Survey

Please continue to share your feedback with us each week as we seek to fine tune our program. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!


Coronavirus Community Information

SCIS has developed a webpage on our system website outlining the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). We encourage families to check this link in order to access important information regarding our current campus closure and our response to the coronavirus. Previous updates are also logged on this site. If there are specific questions you feel need to be added, please email the administration.

Technology Support Reminders

Re-enrollment has begun for the 2020-2021 School Year

SCIS families should have received an email via your scis-parent email account providing instructions regarding re-enrollment for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Please be sure to follow the instruction contained in the email for re-enrollment. Please note, you must use your email account details when signing in to the Online Re-Enrollment Website.  The re-enrollment deadlines have been adjusted to account for the current situation. Please visit the admissions page for more details. If you have any questions regarding the process for re-enrollment, please do not hesitate to reach out to the SCIS Admissions team at

Warm regards,

Frank Volpe, PhD Naomi Shanks
Upper School Principal Upper School Vice Principal

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