MS: Start of the Year Information


New School Year Orientation for MS
7 August 2018

SSIS holds an orientation day prior to the first day of instruction for ALL new and returning SSIS students. During this orientation period, students and parents will complete required forms, provide a current copy of each student’s passport and visa, obtain school ID cards (as needed), update contact information in PowerSchool, purchase school uniforms and supplies (as needed), put money on SSIS Caterers account, and receive locker assignments and schedules.

Attendance at orientation and registration day is mandatory for all students, new and returning. It is also required for each middle school student to be accompanied by at least one parent. The Middle School program will run from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Uniforms are optional for students on Orientation day. Students do not need to bring their laptops to orientation.

Please call Ms. Hang Vu (02854130901 ext. 12001) in the MS Office if you have any questions.

Middle School Orientation Schedule:

Time Activity Who Location
1:00-1:30 Welcome to Parents and Students Parents and Students Auditorium
1:30-2:00 Parents and Student to Advisory Class: Info about Grade Level, Division Parents and Students Advisory classrooms
2:00-3:00 Advisory:

Team Building, Locker Assignments, Tour of Building

Students Advisory classrooms
Parents New to SSIS – 2:00-2:20 question and answer session


All Parents – Registration Requirements: School ID, PowerSchool Updates, Food Service, Bus Service, Uniforms, Laptop Form, etc.

Parents New to SSIS




MS Library




Various location around campus


Important Dates for Middle School Start of School

Date Time Event Notes
August 7 1:00-3:00 New School Year Orientation This event is mandatory for all students and parents.
August 8 7:45-3 First full day of school
August 9 8:15-9:15 MS Principal Coffee Topic: Communication Systems – PowerSchool, PowerSchool Learning, and More
August 17 8:15-9:45 PTA Coffee Morning Come hear about the new changes being brought to PTA, meet new parents, and start off the year in good fellowship
August 23


(Note: rescheduled date)

6-8:30pm Middle School Curriculum Night and WWW Information Sessions This event is intended for parents and students.
August 24 4-7pm MS Blast! This fun event is for all middle school students. More details will be shared the first week of school. Parent volunteers needed!
September 3 No School – Vietnamese National Day
September 13 8:15-9:15am MS Principal’s Coffee Topic: How to help your child start the school year strong!
September 21 5-8pm MS Dance This event is open to all middle school students.
Looking Ahead:

Nov. 26-30

Week Without Walls All students will attend WWW trips.