(G6-8) Week of Welcome: MS Orientation, August 10


Dear Families,

We are excited to welcome you to the new school year! We have an exciting Week of Welcome (WOW) prepared for you. From parent orientation meetings, student orientation, and the first days of classes, we are ready to kick off the school year with great enthusiasm!

Attendance at Orientation is mandatory for all students, new and returning.  As you will see below, we have additional orientation activities specifically for students new to SSIS and for Remote Learning students (students who are in a time zone that does not allow them to attend synchronous lessons).

To-Do Before Orientation

  • Log into PowerSchool and know who your advisor is
  • Set up your learning environment

To Have For Orientation

  • Fully charged laptop
  • Headphones or earbuds
  • Pencil or pen, and paper
  • Water bottle
  • A healthy body – remember, being well-rested is important to your health
  • Uniform (optional, but please follow our dress code)

Orientation for Parents

Parents, you can now do the following school year preparations online:

Please email  Ms. Thao Dinh (msoffice@ssis.ed.vn or tdinh@ssis.edu.vn) in the Middle School office if you have any questions.

August 9: New Family Orientation




4:00-5:00 pm

New Family Orientation

All New Families


August 10: Middle School Orientation


Activity (blue=Zoom Link)


8:00-8:45 am

Remote Student / Parent Orientation

Remote Students and Parents

9:00-9:30 am

Tech Time for New Students to SSIS – Grade 6

Students New to SSIS in Grade 6

10:00-10:30 am

Tech Time for New Students to SSIS – Grade 7

Students New to SSIS in Grade 7

11:00-11:30 am

Tech Time for New Students to SSIS – Grade 8

Students New to SSIS in Grade 8

1:00-2:45 pm

Middle School Orientation

 1:00-1:30 Welcome Assembly

1:45-2:45 Orientation in Advisory groups

All Students

6:45-7:15 pm

Parent Orientation to MS

All Parents


August 11-13: Special Schedule

(blue=Zoom Link)


August 11


August 12


August 13

8:00 – 8:30 am

MS Assembly



8:45 – 9:30 am

Block A

Block C

Block F

9:45 – 10:30 am

Block B

Block D

Block G

10:45 – 11:30 am

Individual Meetings with Advisory Students

Block E

Block H

12:00 – 1:00 pm




1:00 – 3:00 pm

Individual Meetings with Advisory Students

Individual Meetings with Advisory Students

Individual Meetings with Advisory Students

Starting August 16: Regular Virtual School Schedule

Schedule of Upcoming Events and Dates




August 17

8:15 – 9:15 am

SSIS Tech Tools for Parents

August 26

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Middle School Curriculum Night

September 2, 3

No School – Vietnamese National Holiday

September 17

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Middle School Movie Night, sponsored by Student Council


We look forward to seeing you!

Molly Burger

Middle School Principal