[VIDEO] Watch the MS School Year Orientation, Grades 6 – 8

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The New School Year Orientation was held on Thursday, August 13 (see details of the schedule below)., on the day before the first day of instruction for ALL new and returning SSIS students in grades 6-8.  Due to government directives, parents were unfortunately not permitted on campus.  However, the MS team recorded the following session for parents who may have missed the MS Orientation in efforts to ensure that parents are just as informed as are students.

Did You Miss the Orientation?

CLICK HERE to watch the MS Orientation from Thursday, August 13 

Please review the following information carefully so that you are well prepared to start the year strong.

Attendance at orientation and registration day is mandatory for all students, new and returning. As you will see below, we have a separate orientation for remote students (students who are unable to be physically on campus due to their location out of Vietnam).

TO DO BEFORE ORIENTATION

Before coming on campus, students need to watch the following health and safety videos:

TO BRING TO ORIENTATION

  • 2 masks
  • ID card
  • Backpack
  • Fully charged laptop
  • Water bottle
  • A healthy body – remember, students who are ill must stay home until they are symptom-free without medication for 48 hours
  • Uniforms are optional

ORIENTATION FOR PARENTS

You can now do the following school year preparations online:

  • Arrange bus services
  • Update Powerschool contact information
  • Deposit funds onto student SSIS ID card (bank transfer)
  • Purchase school uniforms and supplies (as needed)

Just visit our new “Back to School HQ” for links and info.

Middle School Orientation Schedule

Time

Activity

Who

Location

12:30-1:00

(entry to campus at 12:25)

Tech Time for New Students to SSIS

New Students

*MS Library

1:00-3:00

(entry to campus at 12:45)

All Students:

Team Building, Health, and Safety Training, Class Schedules, Locker Assignments, Tour of Building

All Students Physically On Campus

Advisory classrooms

6-6:30

Parent Orientation to MS:

People in the MS, Support Systems, Communication, Role of Technology

All Parents

Virtual:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82759088753?pwd=dmhseTdYRWpIaGxuNmZSM2VhQkx5QT09

Meeting ID: 827 5908 8753

Passcode: Yc4sV8

*New students will be greeted at the gate and escorted to the MS Library

Remote Student Orientation Schedule:

Time

Activity

Who

Location

9:00-10:00

Zoom Orientation:

Team Building, Remote Student Support Systems, Class Schedules

Remote Students and Parents

Zoom link will be emailed to all remote students / parents

15 min (between 1-3:00)

Meet and Greet with Advisory Class (if time zone permits)

Remote Students

Exact time and Zoom link will be emailed to remote students

6-6:30

*for those that cannot attend this meeting, a recording will be distributed

Parent Orientation to MS:

People in the MS, Support Systems, Communication, Role of Technology

All Parents

Virtual:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82759088753?pwd=dmhseTdYRWpIaGxuNmZSM2VhQkx5QT09

Meeting ID: 827 5908 8753

Passcode: Yc4sV8

REMINDER OF HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

  • Mandatory Mask Usage: Everyone on campus must wear a mask at all times except when in the classroom environment. Students will need to bring 2 – 3 masks daily (3 if classes include PE or the student is planning on being physically active during lunch). Both medical masks or washable cloth masks are approved. Students will even need to wear masks during PE.

  • Hygiene Measures: All students must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer immediately upon entering a classroom. Prior to departing any area, students will assist with the disinfection of all shared surfaces. All shared materials will be disinfected as well.  Students may bring their own hand sanitizer or use the school-provided sanitizer.

  • Social Distancing: Students will be seated 1.5m apart, facing the same direction. Everyone must keep 1.5m apart at all times, including in hallways, cafeteria, etc.  We know students will want to hug their friends, but that is still not possible at this time.  We will help them find other ways to share their joy at being back together again.

  • Separate campus entry for middle and high school students: A new entry has been created for middle and high school students.  It is located to the left of the plaza area.  This separate entry allows us to have all students on campus from 8:00-3:00 (i.e. a single start time for all divisions).

SCHOOL SCHEDULE

  • Daily Schedule:  We will return to the 8:00-3:00 daily schedule for all students.  This begins on Friday, August 14, 2020.

  • Advisory and Structured Study Time:  We will have a 40-minute advisory or structured study hall every day. We will be using this time to support students in many ways.

Please call Ms. Hang Vu (028 5413 0901 ext. 12001) in the Middle School Office if you have any questions.

Important Dates for Middle School Start of School

Date

Time

Event

Notes

August 14

Entry time: 7:45

School day: 8:00-3:00

First full day of school

Laptop and uniform required

August 19

3:15-4:45

Vietnamese Classes

Students who are required to have after school Vietnamese classes will be notified via email.

August 27

6:00-7:00pm

Middle School Curriculum Night

Virtual Format

September 1

Early Dismissal

September 2

No School – Vietnamese National Day