HS Orientation Day Info

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Dear SSIS High School Families,

As we come to the end of summer, the high school staff joins me in welcoming you to the 2018-19 school year.  We hope you have a restful summer break 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 7th which is orientation day and it is required for all students to attend.  All students are required to wear their school uniform on orientation day.  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.

  1. All 9th graders come to school from 8:00am to 2:00pm on August 7th 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 2018-19 school year are required to attend the New to SSIS Orientation Program in the HS MPR from 10:00 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.  Grade 9 students, please bring 120,000 VND to buy your HS House League t-shirt. You will be wearing this t-shirt later in the day. You will be joining one of our dragon houses (Hydra, Naga, Shenlong or Wyvern).
  2. All new SSIS 10-12th grade students in the 2018-19 school year need to attend a New to SSIS Orientation Program in the HS MPR from 10:00am to 11:50pm (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.  Grade students to SSIS, please bring 120,000 VND to buy your HS House League t-shirt. You will be wearing this t-shirt later in the day.  You will be joining one of our dragon houses (Hydra, Naga, Shenlong or Wyvern).
  3. All returning 10-12th grade students need to 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 provide the HS Office with a copy of their passport and visa in order to attend our WWW program in the middle of September.  

We have a new bell schedule and rotation in the HS.  Additionally, here is the special HS bell schedule for August 8th when students see all eight of their teachers and their advisor.

I look forward to an amazing year.

All the best,

Jacob Hendrickson | Dr. Timothy Chute

SSIS High School Principal | SSIS High School Assistant Principal