Eagle's Nest Week of 1-18-21

Week of 1-18-21

 

School Wide News and Announcements

Parent Access to CANVAS


Jan. 23

Parents of 3rd to 12th grade students, earlier this week an email giving a brief introduction of CANVAS, learning management system which the school implemented this school year. The email also provides details on how to set up you parent login, which will enable you to track your child's course work.

REMINDER - Travel Advice for Spring Festival Break


Jan. 23

Dear Parents,

As we read reports of COVID-19 cases increasing in surrounding areas, we ask that everyone continue to take the necessary measures to keep our community safe and healthy.

With Spring Festival break fast approaching, we would like to provide the following travel advice to the TIS community.

  • Plan to stay in Tianjin for the break.
  • If travel is essential:
    • Please inform the school of your departure date and return date by completing and submitting the form from this link, at your earliest convenience.
    • Avoid medium or high-risk areas
    • Monitor your health code regularly.

In the event your health code changes to orange or red, please follow these steps:

  • Report your situation to the community where you live.
  • Report your situation to school.
  • Get tested for COVID-19.
  • Do not bring your child to school. Please note your child will only be able to return to school when a negative COVID-19 test result can be provided.

Please remember for more information about the school's COVID-19 response refer to our COVID-19 Response and Resources webpage.

Thank you for your cooperation.

TIS Administration

REMINDER - CHINA DAY


Jan. 23

This year's focus: Beijing!

China day is nearly here! On Friday, Feb. 5, we'll have a day of performances, cultural activities and Chinese cuisine. All these things will be part of this very special day as we celebrate the beauty of the Chinese culture. China Day is meant to enhance what our students have learned this past year in their Chinese classes. The celebration will take place during normal school hours and parents are invited to attend.

We are looking for performances (singers, dancers, muscians, etc.) from both students and parents. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Williams, dwilliams@tiseagles.com.

More information will be provided in the coming weeks. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on China Day!

Afternoon Bus Schedule Change for Friday, Jan. 22


Jan. 15

Please note there will be no 4:45pm and 5:10pm student buses on Friday. The staff buses will run as normal.

Child Safety and Protection at Tianjin International School


Jan. 8

Here at Tianjin International School we are committed to safeguarding children from harm. We work to provide an environment where students are safe from all forms of abuse and seek to be a safe place for students to get help if they experience harm.

We seek to do this through; safe recruitment practices, regular training in Child Safety for all our staff and volunteers, Child Safety Policies and by having 2 staff who take the role of Child Safety Specialists. These staff undertake extra training to be able to respond to any Child Safety concerns raised.

So we wanted to take a moment to introduce you to your Child Safety Specialists:
Lee Williams – Elementary Teacher – lee.williams@tiseagles.com
Emmy Chen – Music Teacher – emmy.chen@tiseagles.com

If you have a question regarding our Child Safety policies or if you are concerned that a child may be experiencing harm please contact either of these staff, they are here to help.

You can see more details about this topic and view our Child Safety Policy and Code of Conduct on the updated Child Safety Page of our school Website https://www.tiseagles.com/en/community/child-safety-and-protection. We will be adding Child Safety resources, for you and your family, to this page in the months ahead - look out for updates coming soon.

Faith Yap – Director of Child Safety for iSC – childsafety@ldi.global

Chinese version click here
Korean version click here

iSC Basketball Tournament


Jan. 8

This week the difficult decision of cancelling the upcoming iSC High School Basketball Tournament was made by iSC leadership due to the current COVID-19 situation. We mourn this loss together with our teams, especially our seniors. Our teams were informed of this decision today.

Lost & Found


Jan. 8

There are several items of clothing, as well as a few water bottles in Lost & Found, located just outside the gym. If your student has lost anything, please ask him/her to have a look there first. Items will be given to a charitable cause, if they are not claimed by the end of this month.

To help with the prompt return of lost property, please have your student’s items labelled with both their name and grade.

Staying Safe


Nov. 20

As there continues to be reports of positive COVID-19 cases around Tianjin, we recommend keeping you and your family safe by avoiding areas which have been classified as medium to high risk. We also recommend that you regularly monitor your Tianjin Health Code to ensure your code is green.

These cases are a reminder for us to continue being diligent with our COVID-19 protocols on and off campus. Please remember for more information about the school's COVID-19 response refer to our COVID-19 Response and Resources webpage. At this time, we want to remind everyone that a green Tianjin Health Code needs to be presented before entry onto campus.

Divisional News

ECC

Third Quarter


Jan. 23

We are excited to begin third quarter! It is amazing how much the students have grown in the past few months. As we begin the second half of the school year, we will do our best so that our ECC students continue to learn and grow. Thank you so much for your support!

Report Cards


updated Jan. 23

Second Quarter report cards will be posted on January 29th. If you are not able to access your child’s report card, please contact the secretary, Ms. Wu at ext. 370. If you have any questions about the report card, please contact your child’s teacher through email, ClassDojo, or in person.

Upcoming Dates


Jan. 23

January 29th - 2nd Quarter Report Cards
February 5th - China Day
February 8th - 19th - Spring Festival Vacation

Attendance


Jan. 16

Reminder: To help with our planning, please remember to call the school by 8:30 in the morning if your child will be absent or tardy.

Yearbook Pictures


Jan. 16

All yearbook pictures have been sent home. For students who do not yet have yearbook pictures, we will contact you at a later time regarding a make-up picture day.

Upcoming Dates


Jan. 16

January 22nd - End of Quarter 2
January 29th - 2nd Quarter Report Cards
February 5 - China Day

Winter Weather


Jan. 9

During these cold winter months, we will be following the policy below to determine whether or not students can take part in outdoor classroom activities. It is important for your child to have a coat, hat, scarf, and mittens at school each day for when they are able to go outside and play.

Cold Weather Policy


Jan. 9

If the real feel or wind chill is below 10 degrees Fahrenheit/-12 degrees Celsius, the children will not go outside to play.

Upcoming Dates


Jan. 9

January 22nd - End of Quarter 2
January 29th - 2nd Quarter Report Cards
February 5 - China Day

Elementary

Third Quarter


Jan. 23

It is hard to believe that we are already halfway through the school year. The students are growing academically, socially, and emotionally. The teachers are so proud of their progress. As we begin the second half of the school year, our teachers will do their best to provide quality learning opportunities to our students. Thank you so much for your support!

Report Cards


updated Jan. 23

Second Quarter report cards will be posted on January 29th. If you are not able to access your child’s report card, please contact the secretary, Ms. Wu at ext. 370. If you have any questions about the report card, please contact your child’s teacher through email, daily planners, or in person.

Upcoming Dates


Jan. 23

January 29th - 2nd Quarter Report Cards
February 5th - China Day
February 8th - 19th - Spring Festival Vacation

Attendance


Jan. 16

Regular attendance is vital to students’ success in school. We desire students to take part in all social interactions and learning opportunities. Please make sure to contact the school or your child’s teacher if your child will be absent or tardy. This will help teachers better plan for your child’s missing work or instruction.

Yearbook Pictures


Jan. 16

All yearbook pictures have been sent home. For students who do not yet have yearbook pictures, we will contact you at a later time regarding a make-up picture day.

Upcoming Dates


Jan. 16

January 22nd - End of Quarter 2
January 29th - 2nd Quarter Report Cards
February 5 - China Da

LEVEL Classes


Jan. 9

Level Classes for language services students in Level B started up this week. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Winter Weather


Jan. 9

During these cold winter months, we will be following the policy below to determine whether or not students can take part in outdoor playground activities. It is important for your child to have a coat, hat, and gloves at school each day for when they are able to go outside and play.

Cold Weather Policy


Jan. 9

If the real feel or wind chill is below 10 degrees Fahrenheit/-12 degrees Celsius, the children will not go outside to play.

Upcoming Dates


Jan. 9

January 22nd - End of Quarter 2
January 29th - 2nd Quarter Report Cards
February 5 - China Day

MS

Second Semester


Jan. 24

Welcome to the second semester! Our students worked hard during the first semester and the teachers are proud of their progress. As we begin the second semester, it is important that we help our students grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Please make sure you keep the lines of communication open regarding what is going on at TIS. Thank you for your support!

Report Cards


Jan. 24

Second Quarter report cards will be posted on January 29th. If you are not able to access your child’s report card, please contact the secretary, Mrs. Zhao at ext. 321. If you have any questions about the report card, please contact your child’s teacher through email.

Athletics Season 3


Jan. 24

We are wrapping up the volleyball season and excited about the new upcoming basketball season. The third athletic season will begin soon after the Spring Festival Holiday.

Drama Auditions


Jan. 24

Auditions for students interested in participating in this year’s theatre performance are coming up soon. Please encourage your child to turn in the sign-up forms.

Friday, Jan. 22


Jan. 16

All middle school students will be asked to leave campus at 3:30 pm next Friday, January 22. There will be no 4:45 pm and 5:10pm student busses

Spring Play Informational Meeting


Jan. 16

Monday, January 18 in the Auditorium at 3:30 pm
Attendance required for anyone interested in being part of the cast or crew.
Please email Rachel.Way@tiseagles.com if you have any questions.

MS Basketball


Jan. 16

Middle School basketball season will begin March 4. Students interested in playing basketball in the upcoming season should register their names with Mr. Heimer.

Semester Exams


updated Jan. 16

There is no change in the middle school schedule during final exams.

Grade 6
Fall: No exams

Grade 7
Fall: Math, English

Grade 8
Fall: Math, English, Science, Chinese

Semester 2 electives


Jan. 16

Students are in the process of choosing Wednesday electives that will start Semester 2.

Warm Clothes Reminder


Jan. 8

Please remind your children to wear clothing appropriate to the weather. If students chose to go outside for recess, they will be directed to wear warm clothing or to stay indoors.

HS

Second Semester


Jan. 24

Welcome to the second semester! We are proud of how our students worked hard and accomplished much in the first semester. Fall fest, Tianmun, sports games, and the Christmas Banquet were just a few events we enjoyed in the first semester. We are excited to start the second semester and end the school year strong. Please make sure you keep the lines of communication open regarding what is going on at TIS. Thank you for your support!

Report Cards


Jan. 24

Second Quarter report cards will be posted on January 29th. If you are not able to access your child’s report card, please contact the secretary, Mrs. Zhao at ext. 321. If you have any questions about the report card, please contact your child’s teacher through email.

Athletics Season 3


Jan. 24

We are wrapping up the basketball season and excited about the new upcoming soccer season. The third athletic season will begin soon after the Spring Festival Holiday.

Drama Auditions


Jan. 24

Auditions for students interested in participating in this year’s theatre performance are coming up soon. Please encourage your child to turn in the sign-up forms.

Model United Nations


Jan. 24

The upcoming Model United Nations (MUN) events BEIMUN and MUNISQ will all be held online. More information will be shared with students interested in participating in the events.

Senior Graduation Survey


Jan. 24

Parents of 12th grade students,
Thank you for responding to the survey. We will take your feedback into consideration as we balance all the factors that will be involved in the final decision.

Semester Exams


updated Jan. 16

High School students who do not have a final exam during a specific period may receive permission to arrive to school late, leave school early, or not attend, if they have no final exam that day. However, no additional bussing will be provided for these students and transportation will be arranged by the family. Our regular bussing schedule will run as scheduled.

If you would like to give your child permission to arrive late or leave early during the three days of finals, please fill out the permission form and return it to the secondary secretary by Monday, January 18th. The permission form has been sent home on Friday.

Exam Schedule:

Time Day 1 (Wed. Jan. 20) Day 2 (Thurs. Jan. 21) Day 3 (Fri. Jan. 22)
8:15 - 10:10 Blue 1st Block White 2nd Block Blue 4th Block
10:45 - 12:40 White 1st Block Blue 3rd Block White 4th Block (10:30 - 12:35)
1:20 - 3:15 Blue 2nd Block 2 White 3rd Block

HS Soccer


Jan. 16

Spring Soccer Season will begin after the Spring Festival Break on March 3. We encourage all students who are interested to try out for the teams!

Math Competition


Jan. 15

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Parent Meeting


Jan. 9

There will be an 11th grade informational meeting on January 10th for parents and students wishing to enroll in a Korean university. The meeting will be in Korean.
If you are an 11th grade parent and did not receive the Zoom link, please email sujung.ham@tiseagles.com before noon on January 10th.

College and Career

Virtual College Fair


Jan. 24

There will be a virtual college fair hosted by the International School of Tianjin on March 6th. 45 universities from a dozen countries will be represented. If your child is interested in the college fair, please contact our college counselor for more information.
tami.fagerland@tiseagles.com

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE COLLEGE BOARD


Jan. 23

The college board are making changes to testing.

  1. They will discontinue SAT Subject Tests. Internationally, there will still be May and June of 2021 Subject tests. After that, there will be no more.
  2. As of June, there will be no more SAT with Essay offered.
  3. They are working on a digitally delivered version of the SAT.

Please see this website for more information:
https://allaccess.collegeboard.org/update-reducing-and-simplifying-demands-students?SFMC_cid=EM428828-&rid=52550968

Online Lecture Series from Loughborough University in the UK for January and February 2020


Jan. 16

Date and time: Monday 18th January 11:00-12:00(UK Time)/19:00-20:00(China Time)
Platform: Tencent Meeting, Meeting ID: 768 071 023
Speaker: Dr Keith Pond
Lecture theme:
Understanding Triple Accreditation
Triple accreditation, also known as Triple Crown accreditation, is the combination of accreditations held by 100 business schools worldwide (less than 1% of all business schools in the world), awarded by the three largest and most influential business school accreditation organizations (AACSB, AMBA, EEQUIS). Dr Keith Pond is the former Associate Dean for Teaching in Loughborough School of Business and Economics, he is also an advisor at European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) for EQUIS accreditation. This guest lecture will go through what is triple accreditation and some key points about accreditation and why it matters to students.

Date and time: Wednesday 20th January 11:00-12:00 (UK Time)/19:00-20:00 (China Time)
Platform: Tencent Meeting, Meeting ID: 502 051 218
Speaker: Dr Baihua Li
Lecture theme:
What can AI do?
According to Baihua’s recent research, AI technology takes football player performance analysis to a new dimension. AI pollution monitor could forecast harmful particles in the air. In this guest lecture Baihua will talk about AI and how it is changing our life in Sports and Technology side. She will also share our students’ projects and introduce some of the modules she teaches in Loughborough.

Date and time: Wednesday 27th January 11:00-12:00 (UK Time)/19:00-20:00(China Time)
Platform: Tencent Meeting, Meeting ID: 892 041 932
Speaker: Prof Liguo Zhao
Lecture theme:
Application of Solid and Computational Mechanics in Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
Solid mechanics is fundamental for mechanical, civil, aerospace, nuclear and biomedical engineering as well as materials science. This lecture addresses the specific applications of solid mechanics in ensuring the structural integrity of aeroengines and optimizing the design of medical implants. The lecture is wrapped up with an introduction of Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, especially the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes offered by the School.

Date and time: Wednesday 3rd February 11:00-12:00 (UK Time)/19:00-20:00 (China Time)
Platform: Tencent Meeting, Meeting ID: 798 053 911
Speaker: Dr Vaclav Stetka
Lecture theme:
Countering Digital Hate.
This guest lecture will discuss flows of information, misinformation and disinformation though online media, particularly social media networks, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It details various types of online media, key players and influencers on social media, and strategies for ensuring good information and disrupting mis- and disinformation. It is important to analyse different types of information across different channels, how it is spread and to whom, to determine how social media can be harnessed in both positive and negative ways.

SUMMER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES


Jan. 16

From now through the Spring, Universities will be informing TIS of their summer programs. As they are sent to the counselor, we will post them here on the Eagle’s Nest.

UChicago Summer Session is excited to offer new virtual courses for students in Summer 2021! Please find the latest course information on our website: summer.uchicago.edu

This year, as you approach your New Year’s resolutions, think summer resolutions! A few suggestions for your list are:

  1. Make new friends!
    Get to know fellow idea-driven students from around the world who are excited to learn at any time of year! You may just find the Thelma to your Louise or the Chandler to your Joey.

  2. Learn from the best!
    Our instructors are leaders in their fields and include a Quantrell Award winner, a former congressional staffer, and more! And they’re excited to pass their knowledge on to you!

  3. Challenge yourself!
    All courses are taught beyond the scope of typical high school curricula and are great for the intellectual risk-taker (we don’t like to toot our own horn, but having a UChicago class on your college applications does look pretty darn good 😉).

  4. Learn the “dos and don’ts” of applying to college!
    All Summer Session students have access to Admissions Academy sessions with actual UChicago Admissions Counselors.

  5. Have fun!
    With help from UChicago’s undergraduate mentors, the fun doesn’t have to end when class does. Make your first deep-dish pizza from home or show your classmates who reigns supreme in Among Us (whether Item #1 stays checked in the process is up to you)!

Visit us online anytime!
Check these items off your list and join us for an unforgettable summer! To learn more, please visit summer.uchicago.edu

Carol Lin-Murphy
Director of Admissions, Summer Session & Special Programs

Carl Benz School in Germany


Jan. 16

Coming soon and online for 2021: the Carl Benz School of Engineering Summer Program. We are happy to inform you that the online registration page for our CBS Summer Programs in 2021 is online!

Students aged 16 and up with an interest in science and engineering can join the summer program to get hands-on experience in a variety of interesting scientific topics: like railway system technologies, Automotive Engineering, robotics, Energy Engineering and Virtual Engineering.

What to expect

Back by popular demand, we once again offer our CBS Summer Schools virtually this year with new programs including:

  • Fascinating lectures
  • Hands-on activities
  • Chat with CBS Students to learn from their experience
  • Active sport breaks
  • and much more!

Carl Benz School Summer Program Dates

Students ages 16+ can join us virtually for one of the following virtual programs:

Week I: July 19th - 23rd, 2021
Week II: July 26th - 30th, 2021

Apply today!

It takes only a few steps to save your spot. Click here in for the online registration page. To register, please fill out the short form.

They can register from now on until
May 31st, 2021!

Athletics

ISCOT Tournaments


Jan. 23

Saturday, February 6 is the ISCOT middle school volleyball tournament @ TEDA, and the ISCOT high school basketball tournament @ TIS.

Upcoming games


Jan. 23

Basketball vs WELL, boys @ TIS, girls @ WELL
Jan 25, 2021

Basketball @ TEDA, JV Boys and Varsity Girls
Jan 29, 2021

Basketball


Jan. 16

This past week our Varsity Boys and Girls basketball teams both had a win over TEDA. Congrats to our coaches and players.

Volleyball


Jan. 16

Our MS Volleyball teams both had excellent games vs. TEDA, both teams losing in the third game by only a few points.

Practice


Jan. 16

This next week is final exam week. HS basketball will only practice on Monday, and MS Volleyball will only practice on Tuesday.

Upcoming games


Jan. 16

Basketball vs WELL, boys @ TIS, girls @ WELL
Jan 25, 2021

Basketball @ TEDA, JV Boys and Varsity Girls
Jan 29, 2021

MS Volleyball v. Wellington


Jan. 8

Our middle school players were very excited to participate in their first volleyball game vs. Wellington this past thursday. Although we did not win, it was wonderful to be able to host the games and see our players have this opportunity.

WeChat Reminder


Jan. 8

As always, make sure you are in your teams wechat group to receive schedule updates.

Next week


Jan. 8

Monday we look forward to hosting TEDA for high school basketball. On Thursday our MS teams will travel to TEDA for middle school volleyball. Players traveling to TEDA should prepare snacks for the ride home. Bus schedules will be shared in team wechat groups.

Health Office

During this cold and flu season, please be reminded that hand hygiene and wearing a mask are the BEST ways to prevent the spread of germs. Frequently, wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Avoid going to places with high volumes of people and wear a mask when you head out. It is also important that you keep your immunity system in order by having regular rest breaks, nutritious, regular meals and enough sleep each night.

Some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, making it hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Flu viruses can cause mild to severe illness, including common signs and symptoms listed below. COVID-19 seems to cause more serious illnesses in some people. Other signs and symptoms of COVID-19, which are different from flu, include a change in or loss of taste or smell. Diagnostic testing can help determine if you are sick with the flu or COVID-19.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/symptoms.htm

PTO

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