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Dear SSIS High School Families,

The high school staff joins me in welcoming you to the 2016-17 school year. I hope your summer break was restful and full of great experiences with friends and family. The start of school is just around the corner. I wanted to take the opportunity to share some information about the first days of school.

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 9th which is orientation day and required for all students. There are a number of activities on campus happening at different times depending on your grade level at SSIS. Students will fall into one of the three categories below.

All 9th graders come to school from 8:00am to 2:00pm on August 9th in the HS gym. We have a number of activities planned to help transition our 9th graders successfully to HS. This event hosts a large numbers of students, so parents are not invited to attend the Link Crew activities from 8:00 to 12:00pm. However, 9th grade parents new to SSIS in the 2016-17 school year are encouraged to attend the New to SSIS Orientation Program in the HS MPR from 11:00 to 12:00pm. Our Link Crew student leaders and advisors will work with the 9th graders from 8:00am to 12:00pm, then they will join the remainder of the students from 12:00 to 2:00 pm for an assembly and advisory activities.

All 10-12th grade students that are new to SSIS in the 2016-17 school year attend a New to SSIS Orientation Program. This program takes place in the HS MPR from 11:00am to 12:00pm (parents are encouraged to attend with their students). These students will then join the remainder of the students from 12:00 to 2:00 pm for an assembly and advisory activities.

All returning SSIS HS students that attended the HS in the 2015-16 school year attend school from 12:00 to 2:00pm in the HS gym for an assembly and other advisory activities.

All students and parents are encouraged to come to school before and/or after these events to finalize any busing requests, buy school uniforms, put money into cafeteria accounts and to update PowerSchool parent information.

All 9th and 10th grade students need to have an updated passport and visa information for their Week Without Walls Trips. All 9th and 10th grade students need to provide the HS with updated passport and visa copies to attend our WWW program in the middle of September.

We have a new bell schedule and rotation in the HS. You can view the specifics here. Additionally, here is the special HS bell schedule for August 10th when students see all eight of their teachers.

I look forward to an amazing year.

All the best,

Jacob Hendrickson
SSIS High School Principal

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