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Dear SSIS Students and Parents –

As many of you know, Saigon South International School turns twenty years old next year. We opened our doors in late 1997 to thirty-six students and six teachers and received our official license in 1998. Our first senior class of three students graduated in 2004. Today we have over one thousand students and 74 seniors in the Class of 2016.

In recognition and celebration of this milestone in our history, we are planning a number of events on campus next year and we hope that our community will join in the festivities with us. We are also introducing some changes to our school uniform offerings, including a new logo to recognize our 20th anniversary.

From the start, however, all parents should be aware that there is no requirement that you purchase any new uniform pieces for your son or daughter. All current uniform items will be acceptable for as long as they are clean and neat. These new options, though, will be available at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

School Tops

Division School Top
Light Blue Dark Blue White Oxford White Polo
Elementary  
Middle
High

Elementary shirts will remain in the same color as before, now sporting the 20th century logo. These shirts with the anniversary logo will only be available for one year or until supplies run out. All uniform shirts from 2018-2019 and beyond will again use the official school logo. Elementary students will continue to wear a white polo shirt for performances on and off campus.

Middle and High School students will gain a new, darker blue option in the polo shirt which will also sport the 20th Anniversary logo. High school students will gain an additional choice as well—a white oxford shirt with the current school seal on the pocket.

School Bottoms

School bottoms will be available in both dark blue and black. The girls skort has been redesigned to be more comfortable and to provide for a better fit.

Division School Bottoms
Shorts Skort
Elementary
Middle
High

While SSIS does not offer long pants, students are welcome to purchase and wear their own as long as the fabric and color conform to the School uniform pieces. Similarly, students are permitted to wear personal sweaters in the classroom during the day as long as they are plain, with no logos, conform to the school colors, and are worn over a school uniform shirt.

We are excited about the new look on campus next year and are looking forward to our next twenty years as a community of learners.

Sincerely yours,

Mark Iver Sylte, Head of School

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