Eagle's Nest Week of 1-25-21

Week of 1-25-21

 

School Wide News and Announcements

China Day Registration


Jan. 29

We are one week away from China Day! Preparations are coming together nicely for this special day and we can’t wait for the celebrations to begin.

This year’s event is open to TIS parents only. We kindly ask that parents who will be coming register your attendance by Monday, February 1st, 5 pm. Registration can be done at the following link, http://tiseagles.mikecrm.com/BYLk0Cs, or by scanning the QR code below.

Please note that your temperature will be checked on school buses and on campus. Please also ensure your Tianjin Health Code is green as you will be asked to show this. If your health code is not green or your temperature is at or above 37.3, you will not be allowed to attend this event.

We thank you for your cooperation as the health and safety of the TIS community continues to be high priority.

For those needing transportation to China Day, please find our bus schedule below:

iSC Passport Registration


Jan. 29

Check your inbox for an email sent during the week about registering for your iSC Passport Permanent Badge. Having a permanent badge will enable the efficient entering onto campus when iSC Passport is launched in the near future. If you didn't receive the email, please connect with the Admissions team

Lost and Found


Jan. 29

If your child/ren has lost anything, please ask them to have a look in the lost and found area next to the gym. Items will be donated to charitable causes if they are not claimed by Friday, Feb. 5th.

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

REMINDER - Travel Advice for Spring Festival Break


Jan. 29

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

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.

Divisional News

ECC

China Day


Jan. 30

We are looking forward to ECC parents joining us for China Day on Friday, February 5th. Please send your child to school wearing traditional Chinese clothes or red.

Schedule

10:00 – 10:45 LION DANCE and Cultural Performance in the Auditorium. (Begins in the lobby-meet your child in the main lobby)
10:50 – 11:45 Lunch in the Cafeteria (Glass Rooms). Parents will accompany their children
11:45 – 12:45 Activities in the Gym. Parents will accompany their children
12:45 ECC Students Return to Their Classrooms. (Parents may choose to take their child home. Please let the classroom
teachers know)

3:30 Normal Buses Depart -You may ride with your child if there is room.

Please see School Wide Announcements for the bus schedule and registration details for the day.

Spring Festival Holiday


Jan. 30

Friday, February 5th is our last day of school before the Spring Festival Holiday. We hope you have a restful and enjoyable time with family and friends. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school Monday, February 22nd.

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

Elementary

China Day


Jan. 30

We are looking forward to elementary parents joining us for China Day on Friday, February 5th. Please send your child to school wearing traditional Chinese clothes or red.

Here is the schedule for the day for 1st grade students

10:00 – 10:45 LION DANCE and Cultural Performance in the Auditorium. (Begins in the lobby-meet your child in the main lobby)
10:50 – 11:45 Lunch in the Cafeteria (Glass Rooms). Parents will accompany their children
11:45 – 12:45 Activities in the Gym. Parents will accompany their children
12:45 - 3:15 1st Grade Students Return to Their Classrooms
3:30 Normal Buses Depart - You may ride with your child if there is room.

Here is the schedule for the day for 2nd - 5th grade students

10:00 – 10:45 2nd and 3rd Grade Students Only: LION DANCE and Cultural Performance in the Auditorium (Begins in the Lobby)
10:50 – 11:45 Activities in the Gym for 2nd – 5th Grade Students
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch for 2nd – 5th Grade Students
12:30 – 1:00 2nd and 3rd Grade Students Only: Return to Class
12:30-1:00 4th and 5th Grade Students Only: Return to Class for 30 mins.
1:00 – 2:00 4th and 5th Grade Students Only: (With Secondary) LION DANCE and Cultural Performance in the Auditorium (Begins in the Lobby)
2:00 4th and 5th Grade: Return to Class
3:30 Normal Buses Depart -You may ride with your child if there is room.

Please see School Wide Announcements for the bus schedule and registration details for the day.

Fine Arts Celebration


Jan. 30

This year’s Fine Arts Celebration will be on Friday, March 26th. We’re looking for students in grades 3-12 who would like to sing, dance, or play an instrument. Pairs and groups are welcome.

Students in grades 1-12 may submit artwork to your art teacher by Friday, March 12th.

Please see a music teacher for more information and a form to sign up for a Performance Preview Day the first week after Spring Festival break. These forms are due Thursday, February 4th.

Spring Festival Holiday


Jan. 30

Friday, February 5th is our last day of school before the Spring Festival Holiday. We hope you have a restful and enjoyable time with family and friends. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school Monday, February 22nd.

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

MS

New Semester


Jan. 30

We have just completed the first week of our new semester. Parents are encouraged to meet with their child on a weekly basis to talk through student assignments and efforts. Student work can be found on Canvas and recorded on PowerSchool.

Wearing Masks


Jan. 30

It is still important for all at school to follow safety protocols including wearing masks. Please give your child extra masks to wear in case a mask is lost or broken. Also, remind them that wearing masks at school is not optional.

Staying After School


Jan. 30

Students are encouraged to meet with teachers after school as needed. To do this, they need to make arrangements with teachers ahead of time. Students staying after school need to be under the direct supervision of a teacher and are allowed to use the library or lounges with teacher supervision

China Day


Jan. 30

We are looking forward to celebrating China with you on Friday, February 5th. Secondary activities will begin at 12:30. Note that student buses are only running at 3:30pm on Friday. All students should be off campus at 3:30pm.

Fine Arts Celebration


Jan. 30

This year’s Fine Arts Celebration will be on Friday, March 26th. We’re looking for students in grades 3-12 who would like to sing, dance, or play an instrument. Pairs and groups are welcome.

Students in grades 1-12 may submit artwork to your art teacher by Friday, March 12th.

Please see a music teacher for more information and a form to sign up for a Performance Preview Day the first week after Spring Festival break. These forms are due Thursday, February 4th.

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.

HS

China Day


Jan. 30

We are looking forward to celebrating China with you on Friday, February 5th. Secondary activities will begin at 12:30. Note that student buses are only running at 3:30pm on Friday. All students should be off campus at 3:30pm.

China Day Service Hours


Jan. 30

Students seeking service hours may earn up to three for service during the China Day activities. They will be helping younger students with China Day Activities. To serve, they need permission from their teachers and to sign up by Monday at noon. An email has been sent to all high school students with more details.

Information Meeting: Seoul National University


Jan. 30

There will be a virtual informational meeting with representatives from Seoul National University on February 4th at 9:00 a.m. Zoom link information will be emailed out to parents next week.

Fine Arts Celebration


Jan. 30

This year’s Fine Arts Celebration will be on Friday, March 26th. We’re looking for students in grades 3-12 who would like to sing, dance, or play an instrument. Pairs and groups are welcome.

Students in grades 1-12 may submit artwork to your art teacher by Friday, March 12th.

Please see a music teacher for more information and a form to sign up for a Performance Preview Day the first week after Spring Festival break. These forms are due Thursday, February 4th.

College Fair


Jan. 29

WHERE: IST
WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 6
HOW: ONLINE AND IN PERSON
WHO: ANY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT MAY ATTEND ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT

TO REGISTER GO TO THIS WEBSITE OR QR CODE
http://tiseagles.mikecrm.com/6KXRmxq

PSAT-10 - Attention 10th Grade Parents


Jan. 29

The PSAT-10 originally scheduled for February 23rd, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 13th. The students will miss morning classes to take the exam. More details will follow as the time gets closer.

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.

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

HS Basketball


Jan. 29

This past week our HS basketball teams both had a win over Wellington. It was enjoyable to watch our players compete and have this opportunity.

Upcoming games


Jan. 29

Tuesday, Feb 2, our middle school volleyball teams will have a home game vs. IST. Game starts around 4:00 after the school day.

ISCOT Tournaments


updated Jan. 29

Saturday, Feb 6 our middle school volleyball teams will travel to TEDA for an all day tournament vs. the other ISCOT schools. Bus will pick up early morning on Saturday, and players will return following the tournament in the afternoon. Stay posted to your team weChat group for schedules.

Saturday, Feb 6, our high school basketball teams will compete in their season ending tournament vs. the other ISCOT schools, held @ TIS. Bus will pick-up early morning on Saturday, and return home in the afternoon. Stay posted to your team weChat group for schedules.

Upcoming games


Jan. 23

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

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

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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