Updates for the First Week of 2017

Quote of the Week:

Now that we can do anything, what will we do?

— Bruce Mau


Happy New Year! And welcome back!

Our first day together in 2017 will be an 8-period day (students will meet all classes). We will also be welcoming nine new students and their families to our school. Please look out for them and say hello when you see them!

END OF SEMESTER II: Note that the last day of the new semester, and the school year, is Friday June 9th. Except for Seniors, school continues with classes, exams, and important final activities until that date. Please make your summer travel plans accordingly; please ensure your child will be in school through the last day of school, June 9, 2017.


Upcoming Events:

SAS Pudong Alumni Visits — Thursday, January 5th, 2017

On Thursday, January 5, 2017 alumni from the classes of 2015 & 2016 have been invited to return to SAS Pudong. We are having a few panel discussions for students and parents. Please check here for the schedule.

Junior Family College Night — Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, 4:30pm

11th graders and their families should mark their calendars now: We will be holding our Junior Family College Night presentation Tuesday, January 10th at 4:30pm in the PAC. We plan to provide you with an overview of the university exploration and application process and share ways counselors will support juniors and seniors through this important and exciting time.

SEMESTER 1 FINAL GRADES go live on PowerSchool on Friday, January 13. We do not issue paper report cards, although a print-ready version is available through PowerSchool should you wish to print one out.

SAS Dance Exchange 2017 — Saturday 14 January

All Middle and High School students are welcome to join us for this amazing day of dance, regardless of previous dance experience of whether they are currently part of the SAS Dance program.

Senior Photos

Senior cap and gown headshots (individual photos) will be January 18th and 19th, with a makeup day on the 20th of January. (Boys: please wear a dress shirt, and bring a tie to wear.) The group photo of the whole class in caps and gowns will be on February 9th.

Bring a Friend to School Day — Friday 20 January

On January 20th, 2017 SAS Pudong is open for our 4th to 11th grade students to invite a non-SAS friend to attend school with him/her. The friend will ride the school bus, attend classes, share breaks and enjoy lunch with the host and other SAS students! Please visit this website for information and to sign-up: www.saschina.org/en/admission/bring-a-friend-to-school

Chinese New Year Assembly

Tuesday 24 January, 9:15-10:15am in the PAC. Stay tuned for details.

Chinese New Year Holiday Break

Friday 27 January – Friday 3 February. (Please note that there will be no school on Friday 27th, and no classes for students on Monday 6 February which is a professional development day for teachers.)


Summer Opportunities!

Did you know you can research summer programs through our Naviance system? There are 2,895 programs listed and you can search by category, key word or state/country. If you are looking for a summer activity, start here. If you want more information, please visit Naviance, Click on the “Colleges” tab, in the “College Research” block in the middle of the page you will see “Enrichment Programs” on the bottom right. Please see a counselor with any questions.

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Alumni Visits — 5 January 2017

SAS Pudong Alumni Visits

Students, Parents, and Teachers. 

On Thursday, January 5, 2017 alumni from the classes of 2015 & 2016 have been invited to return to SAS Pudong.  We are having a few panel discussions for students and parents.  The following is the schedule for our visiting alums and students:

10:00 – 10:30          Alums meet in Guidance for coffee and breakfast snacks to review the plan for the day.

10:45 – 11:45          Alumni Panel Discussion for Parents in LLH

10:50 – 11:50         Alumni Panel Discussion for 9th grade students. We want some alums to talk about their high school experience and how it has helped them after graduation.  What to do in high school and what not to do.

11:45 – 12:30          Alumni Lunch in Library Garden Room #1

12:45 – 1:30             Alumni Panel Discussion for Juniors & Seniors in the LLH

Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us in the new year!

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SAS Dance Exchange 2017

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December 16, 2016

Dear High School Parents,

Shanghai American School Pudong Campus is pleased to host the fifth SAS Dance Exchange. This event will be held at Shanghai American School Pudong Campus on Saturday, January 14th 2017. All Middle and High School students are welcome to join us for this amazing day of dance, regardless of previous dance experience of whether they are currently part of the SAS Dance program.

We have four fantastic dance instructors who will lead workshops in a variety of different styles.

We are excited to invite back Elisa Montalvo from the USA, who taught at our first ever dance exchange and is now the head choreographer for Shanghai Disney. Our instructors are all distinguished performers and amazing choreographers, so our students are sure to be inspired!

The event will begin with introductions and a warm-up in the auditorium, followed by workshops around the campus. To conclude the event, students will all participate in an informal performance, showcasing to each other the pieces they have learned from their sessions throughout the day. A closing celebration dinner will follow afterward.

Please register for this event at http://www.saschina.org/en/activities/fine-arts-activities/performing-arts/dance-exchange by Friday, January 8 2017 and submit 100RMB registration fee by the beginning of next semester to the Dance Coaches.

If you or any family members would like to join us for dinner we ask you to enclose 50RMB per person to cover catering costs.

Please feel free to contact all dance coaches directly if you have any questions of concerns related to child’s participation in this event.

Dance Director – alicia.fisher@saschina.org

Middle School Dance Coach – elaine.costeira@saschina.org

Middle School Dance Coach – alexis.frayco@saschina.org

We look forward to seeing you all there,

Sincerely,

Alicia Fisher

Dance Director

HS Head of Performing Arts


SAS PD Dance Exchange 2017- The Elementary Edition

General Information

Location

1600 Ling Bai Road, San Jia Gang

Pudong New District

Shanghai, China, 201201

+86-21-6400-1445

Contacts

Activities Director – Scott Hossack

scott.hossack@saschina.org

(86-21) 6221-1445 x 3450

(86) 1350-173-9190

Dance Director

Alicia Fisher

alicia.fisher@saschina.org

(86) 186-0174-7578

Participation

This event is limited to 100 participants. Registration will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

Fees

In order to help cover part of the cost, there will be a nominal fee of 100rmb per participant. If you or any family members would like to join us for dinner we ask you to enclose 50RMB per person to cover catering costs.

Classes

Students will participate in four dance workshops. There will classes in Contemporary, Broadway, Jazz and Hip Hop. Dancers of all levels are invited to attend.

Transportation

A bus schedule will be arranged when numbers are finalized.

Food

Please note that no food or drink (except water) is permitted in any of the dance venues.

Students may purchase lunch and additional refreshments from the HS Cafeteria.

Water Bottles

All students are requested to bring their own water bottles, which can be filled from the various dispensers found on campus.

Dinner

The event will conclude with a special celebration dinner provided by SAS PD, free of charge to all attendees.

Emergency Service Details

Nursing staff will be on site for the duration of the workshops.

SAS PD Dance Exchange 2017

Schedule

8:00 Students Arrive in PAC
8:00-8:15 Welcome and explanation of the day
8:15-9:00 Warm up with Elisa Warm up with Jen
9:00-9:15 Go to Workshop 1
 

Class

Instructor

Location

 

Hip Hop

Ivan

Poolside

Jazz/Hip Hop

Jahmilah

Black Box

Broadway Jazz

Elisa

PAC stage

Contemporary

Julia

Dance Studio

9:15-10:45 Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
10:45-11:00 Go to Workshop 2
11:00-12:30 Group 4 Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
12:30-12:45 Go to PAC
12:45-13:30 Elementary and IB Performance in PAC
13:30-14:15 Lunch in Cafeteria
14:15-14:30 Go to Workshop 3
14:30-16:00  

 

Group 3

 

 

 

Group 4

 

Group 1 Group 2
16:00-16:15 Go to Workshop 4
16:15-17:45  

 

Group 2

 

 

Group 3 Group 4 Group 1
17:45-18:30 Food and Party
18:30 Buses Depart

 

 

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Updates for the Week of 5 December

 Quote of the Week:

Gratitude is our only responsibility.

–Renee Fredrickson


THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to our musicians and choirsters who performed in last week’s outstanding Choir and Orchestra concert. “Hooray!” also, for the Girls Varsity Basketball team: Tri-Cities Champions! Our boys acquitted themselves well, too: runners-up in Tri-Cities. Swimmers also showed well with a second place finish in the Candy Cane meet.


Events this Week:

The Body of Parenting” — Interactive workshop on communication in parenting with Terri Creeden. Tuesday 6 December, 8:30-10:00am in the LLH.

Conversation with the Head of School

Please join us for light refreshments and conversation as our Head of School, Marcel Gauthier, shares his vision for Shanghai American School. RSVP is requested by Sunday, December 4. Tuesday, December 6 @ 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Secondary Library


December Exam Schedule

Final exams begin on Wednesday 7 December. Please check the exam schedulecarefully to make sure you know where to go when for which exam. If you have no exam scheduled at a particular time, you need not come to school at that time. You are, however, welcome to come to study, work on projects, and/or consult with teachers.

All students should be available to come to school during the “conflict days” at the end of the exam period: 14-16 December. It is not possible to schedule exams so that there are no conflicts; some students will not be able to take an exam at the scheduled time because of illness or other reasons. Students’ only opportunity to sit these “conflict” and make-up exams will occur during those two days.

IB Diploma students, please note: you are expected to report to school through the end of the exam period. These days are set aside for students to complete overdue coursework as well as for make up exams and exam conflicts.

If you have all your work submitted to your teachers and you have no exam conflicts or catch ups on those days, however, you do not need to be at school.

Please remember these are set school days, they are not early holiday days. If you need to use these days for catch up exams for any reason, including illness, and you are not here to do so, your exam grade is likely to be zero.


The Animal Rescue Club is selling their much-loved pet calendar again this year to support animals in need. Each calendar, priced at 100 RMB, is filled with pictures of pets in our community, many of whom are rescues themselves.

Email jillian01pd2017@saschina.org to request a copy or stop by the Communications Office in H200 to buy your own 2017 calendar.


After the Holidays:

Junior Family College Night — Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, 4:30pm

11th graders and their families should mark their calendars now: We will be holding our Junior Family College Night presentation Tuesday, January 10th at 4:30pm in the PAC. We plan to provide you with an overview of the university exploration and application process and share ways counselors will support juniors and seniors through this important and exciting time.


Summer Opportunities!

Did you know you can research summer programs through our Naviance system? There are 2,895 programs listed and you can search by category, key word or state/country. If you are looking for a summer activity, start here. If you want more information, please visit Naviance, Click on the “Colleges” tab, in the “College Research” block in the middle of the page you will see “Enrichment Programs” on the bottom right. Please see a counselor with any questions.

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Updates for the Week of 28 November

Quote of the Week:

They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

— Andy Warhol


THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to our musicians and speakers who performed in last week’s outstanding band concert, at TedX, and at the Live Music Club’s “Unplugged” event over the Thanksgiving weekend.


Events This Week:

High School Drama Showcase @ 3:30 p.m., Tuesday 29 November, HS black box theater

No tickets necessary. Come to the Black Box to see what the drama classes have been up to this semester!

All School Choir and Orchestra Performance

The link below will lead you to the ticket registration for Thursday evening’s choir and strings concert (6pm).  There is no need to print a confirmation, just save the QR code when you receive your digital confirmation and this will be scanned by our ushers before the concert.

Choir and Orchestra Concert Ticket link

Please note that there are three options for tickets-please select just one:

  1. Ticket (Orchestra)-providing your own transportation
  2. Ticket (Orchestra)+Riding the Jinqao Starbucks bus (bus departs Starbucks at 5pm)
  3. Ticket (Orchestra)+Riding the Gubei Starbucks bus (bus departs at 4:30pm)

AP/IB Information Session — Wednesday 30 November

ATTENTION GRADE 10 PARENTS AND STUDENTS: On Wednesday, November 30th at 4:30pm in the Performing Arts Center, we will be hosting our annual IB (International Baccalaureate) / AP (Advanced Placement) information session. IB Coordinator Robyn Pettigrew and AP Coordinator Joshua Brinn will be presenting an overview of the two programs. They will discuss the benefits of each program as well as the differences between the two. Counselors will also be available to answer questions about the registration process. This informational meeting is for Grade 10 students and their parents only.


Principal Tour – What Happened At SAS Today

The Principal on Tour event originally scheduled for November 30 in Jinqiao has been postponed. We intend to reschedule this event in early 2017. Questions can be directed to the Admission team at admission@saschina.org.


The REAL Dates of Review Week

Please note that there is a misprint in the student agenda: review week for finals will run from December 1 until December 6. Review week DOES NOT begin on November 28th.


December Exam Schedule

Final exams begin on Wednesday 7 December. Please check the exam schedule carefully to make sure you know where to go when for which exam. If you have no exam scheduled at a particular time, you need not come to school at that time. You are, however, welcome to come to study, work on projects, and/or consult with teachers.

All students should be available to come to school during the “conflict days” at the end of the exam period: 14-16 December. It is not possible to schedule exams so that there are no conflicts; some students will not be able to take an exam at the scheduled time because of illness or other reasons. Students’ only opportunity to sit these “conflict” and make-up exams will occur during those two days.

IB Diploma students, please note: you are expected to report to school through the end of the exam period. These days are set aside for students to complete overdue coursework as well as for make up exams and exam conflicts.

If you have all your work submitted to your teachers and you have no exam conflicts or catch ups on those days, however, you do not need to be at school.

Please remember these are set school days, they are not early holiday days. If you need to use these days for catch up exams for any reason, including illness, and you are not here to do so, your exam grade is likely to be zero.


Habitat for Humanity

Here is a chance to change lives over spring break. We are collecting expressions of interest in our Habitat for Humanity spring break trip to Sri Lanka. Spending a week with local partners building a house will afford you experiences and memories to last a lifetime even as you improve the lives of others. The Habitat for Humanity organization lists the following benefits of volunteering on a trip on their website:
▪ You will have an opportunity to contribute to Habitat’s work and create positive change in the world.
▪ You will learn about poverty housing, development challenges and Habitat’s mission to eradicate them.
▪ You will experience the community’s culture, language, and social practices while working alongside homeowners and volunteers of all backgrounds, races and religions.
▪ You will take part in a transformative, lifelong journey that may ignite your passion for making this world a better place.

Please click here for more information and to register your interest.

 

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Updates for the Week of 21 November

Quote of the Week:

If you do not run away from the raindrops, you will find them most beautiful.

— Xiao Shiwei


THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to our dancers, musicians, and choirsters who performed so beautifully in their respective shows last week! The three APAC events — Choir at SASPD, Dance at Canadian Academy, and Orchestra at Concordia — were also powerful and inspiring celebrations of the arts. We are lucky that our students have these opportunities to perform and that we have the opportunity to witness their performances!


Upcoming Counselor Coffee — “The 4-Year Plan for College” Part 2 — Tuesday 22 November

On Nov. 22nd at 10:30am (after our High School Community Meeting) in the PAC, we will host the second in a series of talks about the “4-Year Plan for College”. This session is titled “What is Best Fit; How do I help my child find it.” This session will be delivered by our College Counselors and will include information about the differences in colleges and universities in the US and around the world. You will receive practical hands-on information on how to conduct effective research. Parents are welcome to ride regular buses in the morning with their students and to attend the Community Meeting at 9:15. Please plan to join us for this informative coffee.


Events This Week:

All School Band Performance

The link below will lead you to the ticket registration for Tuesday evening’s band concert (6pm).  There is no need to print a confirmation, just save the QR code when you receive your digital confirmation and this will be scanned by our ushers before the concert.

Band Concert Ticket link

Please note that there are three options for tickets-please select just one:

  1. Ticket (Orchestra)-providing your own transportation
  2. Ticket (Orchestra)+Riding the Jinqao Starbucks bus (bus departs Starbucks at 5pm)
  3. Ticket (Orchestra)+Riding the Gubei Starbucks bus (bus departs at 4:30pm)

TedX — Reevaluate

Thursday Evening at 6pm in the PAC. An inspiring evening of talks from great minds of all ages. Tickets available now.


AP/IB Information Session — Wednesday 30 November

ATTENTION GRADE 10 PARENTS AND STUDENTS: On Wednesday, November 30th at 4:30pm in the Performing Arts Center, we will be hosting our annual IB (International Baccalaureate) / AP (Advanced Placement) information session. IB Coordinator Robyn Pettigrew and AP Coordinator Joshua Brinn will be presenting an overview of the two programs. They will discuss the benefits of each program as well as the differences between the two. Counselors will also be available to answer questions about the registration process. This informational meeting is for Grade 10 students and their parents only.


Principal Tour – What Happened At SAS Today

SAS parents know that every day, something inspirational happens here. Now, there’s a great opportunity for non-SAS parents to find out as well. Encourage friends who have Middle School or High School-aged students to come hear from Dr. Lee what happened at SAS on that very day.

Wednesday, November 30, 6-7:30pm – Ambassy Club, Jinqiao

Families can RSVP here or contact admission@saschina.org or 6221 1445, x3305 if they have any questions.


The REAL Dates of Review Week

Please note that there is a misprint in the student agenda: review week for finals will run from December 1 until December 6. Review week DOES NOT begin on November 28th.


December Exam Schedule

Final exams begin on Wednesday 7 December. Please check the exam schedule carefully to make sure you know where to go when for which exam. If you have no exam scheduled at a particular time, you need not come to school at that time. You are, however, welcome to come to study, work on projects, and/or consult with teachers.

All students should be available to come to school during the “conflict days” at the end of the exam period: 14-16 December. It is not possible to schedule exams so that there are no conflicts; some students will not be able to take an exam at the scheduled time because of illness or other reasons. Students’ only opportunity to sit these “conflict” and make-up exams will occur during those two days.

Please note that IB Diploma students must report to school through the end of the exam period. Even if they are not testing, they will be engaged with other work, and will need access to the faculty to make the best use of that time.


 

Habitat for Humanity

Here is a chance to change lives over spring break. We are collecting expressions of interest in our Habitat for Humanity spring break trip to Sri Lanka. Spending a week with local partners building a house will afford you experiences and memories to last a lifetime even as you improve the lives of others. The Habitat for Humanity organization lists the following benefits of volunteering on a trip on their website:
▪ You will have an opportunity to contribute to Habitat’s work and create positive change in the world.
▪ You will learn about poverty housing, development challenges and Habitat’s mission to eradicate them.
▪ You will experience the community’s culture, language, and social practices while working alongside homeowners and volunteers of all backgrounds, races and religions.
▪ You will take part in a transformative, lifelong journey that may ignite your passion for making this world a better place.

Please click here for more information and to register your interest.

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Updates for the Week of 14 November

Quote of the Week:

No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.

— James Comer


THANKS to the more than 300 students who, together with many parents and faculty spent a wonderful night on campus at Relay for Life.

THANKS also everyone who made it possible for the 5th annual SHASMUN conference to go so well. It was a fantastic event with some 400 delegates from schools around China, and also from India and Taiwan participating!


Performing Arts This Week:

All School Dance Performance

INSPIRE, Monday and Tuesday, November 14th and 15th at 3:30pm. Get your tickets here!

APAC Choir

Take the family out to dinner and a show. Our “dinner and show” tickets get you 10% of your meal at Flying Fox from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. as well as bus transport to and from the show. The “dinner and show” tickets for the event are also good for an extended happy hour before and after the show.

Tickets for the whole school band concert are now available. Bussing will be provided from Gubei (4:30 p.m. Pick up) and Jinqiao (5:00 p.m. Pick up).


NOTES FOR SENIORS:

Caps and Gowns:

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, our Cap and Gown committee will be at school to help fit all seniors for their caps and gowns for graduation in 2017!
Please to go to room H300 during lunch time on the 14th, 15th or 16th. There will be a group of moms there to help you choose the right fit for your cap and gown, which will then be organized and prepared for photos in January and to be worn later again on graduation day. Please make sure you take the time to do this on one of the above mentioned days during your lunch.

Class Rings:

A table for pre-orders for the Shanghai American School rings will be set up in the cafeteria from November 14 to 18th. Drop by and take a look at the samples; we also have a ring sizer available to check your ring size. If you need more information after that time frame please stop by the Eagle Shop between 10 am – 2:30 pm daily.


Upcoming Counselor Coffee — “The 4-Year Plan for College” Part 2 — Tuesday 22 November

On Nov. 22nd in the morning, we will host the second in a series of talks about the “4-Year Plan for College”. This session is titled “What is Best Fit; How do I help my child find it.” This session will be delivered by our College Counselors and will include information about the differences in colleges and universities in the US and around the world. You will receive practical hands-on information on how to conduct effective research. Stay tuned for details on time and location, and please plan to join us for this informative coffee.


AP/IB Information Session — Wednesday 30 November

ATTENTION GRADE 10 PARENTS AND STUDENTS: On Wednesday, November 30th at 4:30pm in the Performing Arts Center, we will be hosting our annual IB (International Baccalaureate) / AP (Advanced Placement) information session. IB Coordinator Robyn Pettigrew and AP Coordinator Joshua Brinn will be presenting an overview of the two programs. They will discuss the benefits of each program as well as the differences between the two. Counselors will also be available to answer questions about the registration process. This informational meeting is for Grade 10 students and their parents only.


The REAL Dates of Review Week

Please note that there is a misprint in the student agenda: review week for finals will run from December 1 until December 6. Review week DOES NOT begin on November 28th.

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Updates for the Week of 7 November

Quote of the Week:

You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.

— Vandana Shiva


THANKS to all parents who came to Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences this past Thursday and Friday. It’s always good to have parents visit, to have meaningful conversations about their students’ progress, and to build adult relationships so that we can work as a team to support our students. Know that you are more than welcome to contact a teacher by email at any time, or to arrange a face to face conversation through the high school office.


The REAL Dates of Review Week

Please note that there is a misprint in the student agenda: review week for finals will run from December 1 until December 6. Review week DOES NOT begin on November 28th.


Celebrations of Performing Arts

Mark your calendars now to enjoy first-rate Dance and Choir performances in our beautiful PAC:

  • Inspire: Whole School Dance Performance, Monday and Tuesday November 14th and 15th at 3:30pm
  • APAC Choir, Saturday November 19th at 7pm

Upcoming Counselor Coffee — “The 4-Year Plan for College” Part 2 — Tuesday 22 November

On Nov. 22nd in the morning, we will host the second in a series of talks about the “4-Year Plan for College”. This session is titled “What is Best Fit; How do I help my child find it.” This session will be delivered by our College Counselors and will include information about the differences in colleges and universities in the US and around the world. You will receive practical hands-on information on how to conduct effective research. Stay tuned for details on time and location, and please plan to join us for this informative coffee.


AP/IB Information Session — Wednesday 30 November

ATTENTION GRADE 10 PARENTS AND STUDENTS: On Wednesday, November 30th at 4:30pm in the Performing Arts Center, we will be hosting our annual IB (International Baccalaureate) / AP (Advanced Placement) information session. IB Coordinator Robyn Pettigrew and AP Coordinator Joshua Brinn will be presenting an overview of the two programs. They will discuss the benefits of each program as well as the differences between the two. Counselors will also be available to answer questions about the registration process. This informational meeting is for Grade 10 students and their parents only.

We will run buses for parents to School in the afternoon, and buses for parents and students back to Jinqiao from school at the close of the event. Stay tuned for more details about transportation as we get closer to the date.


 

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Updates for the Week of 31 October — Parent-Teacher Conferences

 Quote of the Week:

Memory predicts the future. You are becoming, to some degree, the person you remember. Character and potential are formed, in large part, through rehearsed memories.

— Dan Rockwell


Parent Teacher Conferences: November 3rd and 4th

Dear High School Parents,

With the transition to Schoology, parents and students now have regular, ongoing, and transparent access to view grades in all courses.

From this year, therefore, we will not have Mid-Semester Reports.

I hope that you have found the Schoology platform intuitive and useful in tracking academic progress. I urge parents to check Schoology regularly and to be in conversation with your student, and with teachers as necessary.

We are now at the mid-point of the first semester. If you have not yet done so, please log into to Schoology to get a sense of how your child is doing academically.

You will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with faculty in person at the upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences which will be held on November 3rd and 4th.

Please make appointments online through PowerSchool using the Conference Planner which will open on:

  • Thursday, October 20that 8am, for any family with 3 or more students in our school.
  • Monday, October 24th at 8am, for all families.

Online registration will close at 4 pm on November 1st.

Once you have signed in to the parent portal on PowerSchool you can make appointments with your children(s) teachers by clicking on the teacher’s link (“Make Appointment”) that will show the time slots available for that teacher.

Although we do suggest that you touch base with all your child’s teachers, you are not required to meet with each individual teacher.

Online sign up process for scheduled interviews:

  • Log in to the parent portal on PowerSchool.
  • On the left navigation menu, click the Conference Planner. Click on each teacher link (“Make Appointment”).
  • Select one 10-minute slot for each teacher. If you require additional time we request that you first contact the teacher directly, so you can coordinate a longer block of time. The teacher will then block off the additional time on their end of the sign ups. We have allowed 5-minute travel time from one classroom to the next between interviews.
  • Once you have completed the sign upprocess, all the sign up information for your family is shown on the page or you can click on the “Print Schedule for Your Family” button with all the conference times, the teacher names, and room numbers. You have the option to print this page too.
  • Should you wish to change your appointment you may log back in and alter your time. This can be done until 4:00 pm on November 1st.
  • If you would like to schedule, modify or cancel an appointment after the 4:00 pm deadline on November 1st then please contact the teacher directly via email to add, modify, or cancel an appointment.

If you do sign up for a time slot it is very important that you actually attend during your scheduled appointment.

If you have any difficulties with the sign up process in PowerSchool, or need assistance with Schoology, please contact Eric Castro, PowerSchool Engineer atEric.Castro@saschina.org or the appropriate Vice Principal for your child.

We will run buses for parents on the following schedule:

Thursday 3 November:

  • 1:45pm From GuBei Starbucks
  • 2:00pm From JinQiao Starbucks
  • 06:15pm To GuBei Starbucks
  • 06:15pm To JinQiao Starbucks

Friday 4 November:

  • 6:45am From GuBei Starbucks                
  • 7:00am From JinQiao Starbucks            
  • 11:45am From GuBei Starbucks              
  • 12:00pm From JinQiao Starbucks            
  • 11:00am To GuBei Starbucks           
  • 11:00am To JinQiao Starbucks
  • 3:15pm To GuBei Starbucks
  • 3:15pm To JinQiao Starbucks

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you and your child at conferences.


 

Update from the Performing Arts Department

The high school performing arts department is happy to announce that there will be a spring musical this year!
“Once on this Island” will have auditions Nov 1 and Nov 3 in the Black Box theatre from 3:15 to 5pm. Call Backs will be Nov 4 if needed.
Please prepare a song from a Broadway show.
All students are eligible and interested faculty can send Ann.James@saschina.org an email for additional information.

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PTSA CARNIVAL

From the PTSA:

AND WE’RE BACK!!!

The Carnival is almost here and we can’t wait to spend a day of fun, fun and more FUN with you and your families and friends!!

We have loads of games by the different grades, like bubble soccer, toilet toss, bouncy castles, and much more lined up.

Our very talented students have worked hard to put together different performances. We have dances from various grade levels, an act by the high schoolers, a sax soloist and if the excitement is too much for you to handle, a yoga guru to help calm you down.

We also have delicious food from all around the world – Japanese, Mexican, Indian, Korean, American, Chinese and much more. So bring your appetites along!

As if this was not enough, for those of you looking for a good bargain, we have over 80 vendors in our market place.

So BE there! And be prepared to have FUN!

AND REMEMBER, RAIN OR SHINE, THE CARNIVAL IS ON!!!!

Now, for the logistics:

We will have multiple buses to and from school. To view the bus schedule, click here.

It takes a lot of hands to put this together. If you would like to be part of this awesome team of volunteers, sign up here.

See you all on Saturday!

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