(G1–5) Orientation Day, August 9

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Dear Grade 1–5 Parents,

We are so excited to welcome you and your children to the new school year! 

On August 9, all students—new and returning—will attend the new school year orientation. Each student should be accompanied by at least one parent. 

The orientation will include: 

  • Welcome to the new school year
    • A short presentation of the 2022–2023 school year
  • Welcome to the homeroom class
    • An opportunity for students and parents to visit classrooms and meet their classroom teachers, specialist teachers, and classmates
  • School year preparations
    • Purchase school uniforms and supplies (as needed), arrange for bus services, receive Powerschool registration help (if needed), deposit cafeteria funds into your child’s meal account on their SSIS ID card, and receive your child’s schedule.  

The schedule is arranged by the students’ last names. Please look below to see what time you should attend. If you have multiple children entering elementary school, you are invited to join other groups before or after your schedule, at your convenience. 

Family name begins with the letter Time Activity Location
A to J 8:00-8:15 Welcome to the new school year Auditorium
8:15-8:45 Welcome to the homeroom class Various classrooms
8:45-9:15 School year preparations Various locations
K to N 8:30-8:45 Welcome to the new school year Auditorium
8:45-9:15 Welcome to the homeroom class Various classrooms
9:15-9:45 School year preparations Various locations
O to Z 9:00-9:15 Welcome to the new school year Auditorium
9:15-9:45 Welcome to the homeroom class Various classrooms
9:45-10:15 School year preparations Various locations


Technology orientation for Grade 4 and 5 parents and students ONLY

Grades Time Activity Location
Grades 4 and 5 10:30 – 11:30 am This introduces the laptop program guidelines, requirements, and supports. Students should bring their laptops. Auditorium

Please call Ms. Thủy (028 54130901 ext. 4) or Ms. Minh (028 54130901 ext. 21191) in the elementary office if you have any questions. 

Your Preparations Checklist

Please complete the checklist below during the new school year orientation on August 9, 2022, to make sure your child is prepared for the new school year.

Item Task Notes
Submit completed forms
  • Trip Permission Form (for trips within HCMC)
  • Health Information form 
Distributed in the classroom

For new students: Health Form submitted to Admissions Office

(Returning families: Please update health information through Powerschool.)

Update contact information
  • Student/Family Contact Information Update
Go to https://ps.ssis.edu.vn/public/ 

or, if you have not used Powerschool before, please see instructions here.

Powerschool assistance will be provided in the Plaza (inside the turnstiles by the main reception).

School ID Card
  • Get required SSIS ID card
Distributed in the classroom
School supplies
  • Get required school uniform
  • Get required school supplies
School uniforms and supplies may be purchased at the school store. The ES supplies list can be found here or in the elementary school office.
Other services
  • Food service: Deposit money into meal account (SSIS ID or student ID# is required)
  • Transportation service: Arrange for bus services
Food service: Go to the Plaza, the Caterers will process your payment. You can also top up your child’s meal balance online. See this eNews post for instructions.

Transportation service: Go to the Plaza to arrange bus service if you have not yet signed up your child. 


We look forward to seeing you at the new school year orientation. 


Melanie Sylvester
Elementary School Principal