Head of School Update, August 6: Virtual School Information Session Video and Preparing for Orientation

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    Dear SSIS Parents,

    I am so grateful that so many of you could join us for yesterday’s Virtual School information session. Your questions and participation clearly demonstrated a key strength of our community – the positive partnership between our parents and the school.

    Video & Slides Virtual Information Session

    If you were not able to attend yesterday’s information session, you can view the recording here, and the presentation slides here. The video and slides will answer many of the questions that you may have about starting the school year virtually.

    During the past 18 months of the COVID pandemic, our community has exhibited enormous resilience, dedication, and commitment. As we prepare to start the school year virtually, I am confident that, together, we can overcome any of the challenges we may face this year.

    As an Apple Distinguished School, we are well-resourced and trained to provide your children with an exemplary Virtual School program. And based on our three previous experiences with Virtual School and the feedback our families have provided us with, we have continued to improve and enhance our program.

    New Parents’ Orientation & Welcome

    Next week, starting off the school year, is our Week of Welcome, which begins with an orientation for our new familiesWe are thrilled to welcome them into our community and will provide several opportunities for new parents and students alike to get to know our community.

    Divisional Parent Orientations & Welcomes

    Divisional parent welcomes, and orientation for all parents will be held on Tuesday, August 10, at the times below. You can find the Zoom links, and more information, in the email from your divisional principal.

    • ES, August 10, 6:00 – 6:30 pm 
    • MS, August 10, 6:45 – 7:15 pm 
    • HS, August 10, 7:30 – 8:00 pm

    Week of Welcome Resource Page

    You can find more information on our new Week of Welcome page (link in my email), which provides an overview of events and resources to help you prepare for the start of school.

    I wish you all a safe and restful weekend, wherever this email may find you. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you and your children to the new school year next week!

    All good wishes,

    Dr. Catriona Moran
    Head of School