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.
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 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.)
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.