2020-2021 Principal’s Post #33

China Go! Update

As communicated on Tuesday, April 20th, China Go! trips have been rescheduled to May 5th-7th. Please see the letter from Dr. Volpe below from Tuesday regarding this change. Although we had to adjust the dates, we are very excited that we are still able to offer this opportunity to our students. We thank you for your patience and flexibility with this adjustment to the timing of the trips. These trips are an important part of our curricular program and serve a very important role in strengthening the bonds of our community by deepening and broadening relationships through shared experiences contextualized in our host culture.

Health and Safety Update

Thanks to the ongoing stability of the health and safety environment related to the pandemic in Shanghai, the municipal government, Shanghai Education Commission, and the Education Bureau have continued to relax restrictions. Daily health cards and QR health codes are no longer required for students, staff, and faculty entering campus. Please reference Director of School Dan Eschtruth’s Community Update email from Friday, April 16th for additional information. Subsequently, we have also been received guidance that departure temperature checks for students, staff, and faculty are also no longer required. Please note that QR codes, temperature checks, and scheduled meetings are still required for families to enter campus. However, despite the relaxed protocols, SCIS remains vigilant in safeguarding the health and safety of our community. We will not let our guard down. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Busy Week for SCIS Swimmers

This week our swimmers were busy with a virtual swim meet on Monday April 19th and preparations for the long course, in-person swim meet this weekend at the Oriental Sports Center on Saturday. On Monday, swimmers put in an excellent showing with many personal bests and three new Upper School swimming records set. Tomorrow students will be in the pool for the first time against students from other clubs and schools. We would like to thank Coach Oscar and Coach Mount for all of their time, effort, and energy in supporting our swimmers and we would like to wish them good luck in the long course tomorrow. Go Dragons!

Professional School Pictures (April 26)

Dear Parents, 

We are excited to inform you that Pret-a-Portrait will be visiting the school on Monday, April 26th & Tuesday, April 27th to take fun, professional pictures of the students. Pret-a-Portrait is an international school photography company who have been working within China for many years. 

On the day your child has their pictures taken they will bring home a slip which tells you how you can view their photos. Pre-register your details when you receive this slip and Pret-a-Portrait will email you the moment your pictures are ready.  Orders can be placed via their website or via WeChat with the assistance of their customer service team based in Shanghai. 

Images will be available a week or so after their visit, a 25% discount period will be available to all parents and any orders placed for physical prints will be shipped directly to your home address, digital image orders will be emailed to you.  

Should you wish to take a look, Pret-a-Portraits website is: www.pret-a-portrait.net

If you have any questions for Pret-a-Portrait at this stage you can contact them via: 

WeChat: Pret-a-Portrait

Phone: 131 2078 2068

Email: chinasupport@pret-a-portrait.net

Window Into the School Week

Sprit Week

This week Student Council organized a spirit week to build community and have some fun. Students and staff alike took full advantage of the opportunity to dress up, express themselves, and show their school spirit. It was another great example of the everyday shared experiences that make our community strong.

Outdoor Movie Night

Last Friday, High School Student Council organized an outdoor movie night for high school students. A big thank you to Ms. Hedderson and HS StuCo for organizing the event!

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