[G11] Week Without Walls: Trip Information

HS eNews Cover

Update: Here is the G11 Week Without Walls presentation.

Dear Grade 11 Students and Parents,

We are pleased to bring back Week Without Walls (WWW) this year. Through WWW, we build community and reinforce our commitment to the SSIS Core Values. 

In preparation for WWW, we require two things from you: 

  • read through the information below
  • complete the WWW Permission Slip 

In this message you will find the following important information:

  • Trip information: overview, flight itinerary, packing list 
  • Emergency contacts 
  • Rules and regulations for students while on the trip

On Tuesday, August 30, during Curriculum Night, you will receive further details about the trip such as comprehensive packing lists, curricular connections, and safety protocols.

NOTE: Exact travel itinerary and permission form have been sent via email.

Beyond the dedicated service element of the trip, our grade 11 students will also build team spirit and positive relationships within the grade.

Packing List:

The complete packing list will be provided during Curriculum Night on August 30.  The packing list will be shared out again on August 31 with students during Advisory and parents in an email.  

Students will not need to bring their computers or iPads.  

Students will need very little cash in VND to cover snacks from time to time.   

All expenses, including meals, are prepaid and covered by the WWW fee. 

Communication – Emergency Contact Information:

Ms. Huyen, HS Office, hsoffice@ssis.edu.vn, 08 5413 0901 Ext. 33050

Please contact Ms. Huyen if you need to send a message to your child.  She will be able to quickly reach your child’s trip leader in the event of an emergency.

Mr. Chad McGartlin, HS Associate Principal, cmcgartlin@ssis.edu.vn

Mrs. Jennifer Mendes, HS Principal, hsprincipal@ssis.edu.vn

Our Expectations of Students for Behavior and Conduct:

All students will:

  • Complete and hand in necessary forms and documentation on time.
  • Wear the SSIS HOUSE shirt (colored t-shirt) on travel days (first and last day).
  • Actively participate in all activities.
  • Dress appropriately; SSIS dress code applies including swimwear.
  • Act in a safe and appropriate manner at all times; SSIS conduct expectations as stated in the HS Handbook apply.
  • Use English when speaking with each other.
  • Respect the SSIS leaders and local guides and follow their instructions.
  • Use electronic equipment as agreed upon with your trip leaders.
  • Be respectful of the local environment; take only pictures and leave only footsteps.
  • Be inclusive of all students in the group in both attitude and actions.
  • Communicate clearly with chaperones about any concerns or needs that may arise.
  • Follow the curfews determined by the trip leaders and stay in designated rooms.
  • Not use, sell or be in the possession of, nor be in the proximity of those who use alcohol, tobacco or drugs at any time.
  • See a trip leader if they need to make a long distance phone call.
  • Adhere to the rules and regulations communicated by the trip site.
  • Comply with COVID regulations as communicated by SSIS faculty, AsiaMotions Staff and site managers.

The following process will be used if a student does not follow the above expectations: 

  1. Students will have an opportunity to discuss their actions with the trip leader.
  2. If deemed necessary, the HS Associate Principal, HS Principal, or the Head of School will be contacted.
  3. If deemed necessary, the student’s parents/guardians will be notified and the student will be sent home early and at the student’s expense.
  4. School consequences may be applied upon return to SSIS.

We look forward to our further sharing of information about WWW at the upcoming Curriculum Night on Tuesday, August 30.  

In partnership,

Mr. Chad McGartlin

High School Associate Principal