HS Welcome Back


Welcome Back SSIS High School


July 30, 2015

Dear High School Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year.  The start of a new school year is always filled with excitement.  We are eagerly preparing for and awaiting the return of our community of learners.  This is a very exciting time for me as well, as our family has just moved to Vietnam.  It has been amazing meeting our staff and learning more about SSIS and District 7.   I now look forward to meeting you, as we begin the 2015-16 school year.

As you walk on campus, you will notice a number of facility improvements.  Some things you will see right away include:

  • new security gates and turnstiles (new student and parent entrance procedures will be shared by the school director in the coming days)
  • an outdoor garden
  • a remodeled auditorium

You will also likely see improvements to our elementary and middle school buildings that include:

  • improved entrances to Buildings A and B
  • new paint, ceiling tiles, and bathrooms in Building A
  • new security cameras in Building A

This letter also includes some information that will be helpful as you prepare for start the new school year:

  • Important Dates for Start of School: This shows the date, time, event, and notes for events for all grades, as well as events for specific grades.
  • New School Year Orientation: This event is on August 11 for all returning and new students and parents.  For all returning students to SSIS there is a mandatory student orientation day starting at 10:30 in the high school gym and ending at 1:00pm.  We have a number of important activities designed to help students get off to a positive start.

For new students to SSIS (parents are welcome to attend this session) that did not attend the school during the 2014-15 school year, the orientation starts in the HS MPR (4th floor of the HS building) starting at 9:30am and ending at 1:00pm.

During the August 11th orientation, the school will be open to students/parents to accomplish a number of important beginning of year tasks that include: loading cafeteria accounts with money, picking up schedules, taking ID pictures, paying for fees/tuition, signing up for buses, purchasing uniforms/supplies, updating passport/visa copies, and updating PowerSchool information.

We look forward to seeing you at the New School Year Orientation.

Jacob Hendrickson
SSIS High School Principal
Important Dates for High School Start of School


Date Time Event Notes
August 11 10:30-1:00 New School Year Orientation This event is mandatory for all students.  9:30 for all students new to SSIS.
August 12 8:15 – 9:15
9:20 -3:00
All School Assembly outdoors

Special Schedule A-H

If it rained –out then in HS Gym
August 12 – 14 Swim, Volleyball, Badminton team online registration
August 15 Classes for Vietnamese Nationals start
August 17 – 20 StuCo Class representative campaigning
August 20 StuCo representative speeches & elections In class meetings
August 24 -27 Class Officer representative campaigning and speeches in class meetings
August 24 – 28 School Photos
August 25 – 28 ASA Season 1 Online registration
August 31 3-4pm HS ASAs Begin Session 1 of ASA begins
September 2 No School – Vietnamese National Day
September 3 6:00-8:00 HS Curriculum Night 8:00-8:30: Information about Vietnamese curriculum held on Saturdays.