Eagle's Nest Week of 1-4-21

Week of 1-4-20

 

School Wide News and Announcements

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

Assessments


Jan. 9

We are almost at the end of 2nd quarter! Teachers will be assessing students in the next two weeks to see how much our students have grown.

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

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

Semester Exams


updated Jan. 9

Cumulative exams are given at the end of each semester. This year they will be on January 20, 21 and 22. All students are expected to sit for these exams. In the middle school, the exam will be averaged into the quarter grade as approximately two test grades.
Middle school students take an increasing number as they get older. The following schedule is adhered to:

Grade 6
Fall: No exams
Spring: Math, English

Grade 7
Fall: Math, English
Spring: Math, English, Science, Chinese

Grade 8
Fall: Math, English, Science, Chinese
Spring: All exams

To help students remain calm during this potentially stressful time, encourage and support the students as they prepare for their tests in a healthy manner. It is important to eat a good breakfast with protein before the testing day, to get a full night of sleep of 8 hours or more, and to wear clothing that can be removed in case they get too hot or cold. Hydration is important too. Teachers will review with their students before tests are given, so being well-rested and attentive during those classes is highly important.

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

Semester Exams


updated Jan. 9

Cumulative exams are given at the end of each semester. All students are expected to sit for these exams. In the high school, the exams will be weighted 20% of the semester grade, while each quarter counts for 40%.

To help students remain calm during this potentially stressful time, encourage and support them as they prepare for their tests in a healthy manner. It is important to eat a good breakfast with protein before the testing day, to get a full night of sleep of 8 hours or more, and to wear clothing that can be removed in case they get too hot or cold. Hydration is important too. Teachers will review with their students before tests are given, so being well-rested and attentive during those classes is highly important.

With the completion of a permission form signed by parents, high school students may arrive at school late or leave school early (not to return to campus that day) when they do not have tests scheduled.

Exam Schedule:

Time Day 1 (Jan. 20) Day 2 (Jan. 21) Day 3 (Jan. 22)
8:15 - 10:10 Block 1 Blue Day Block 2 White Day Block 4 Blue Day
10:45 - 12:40 Block 1 White Day Block 3 Blue Day Block 4 White Day (10:30 - 12:35)
1:20 - 3:15 Block 2 Blue Day Block 3 White Day Block 4 White Day (10:30 - 12:35)

High School Math Competition


updated Jan. 9

ASDAN China has partnered with MAA - AMC to offer the American Mathematics Competitions in China. TIS is now registered as a competition center. If you would like to compete, you will need to register online. Please see below for the different registration links.

9th and 10th grade students: http://www.seedasdan.org/en/american-mathematical-contests-amc10/

11th and 12th grade students:
http://www.seedasdan.org/en/portfolio/26996/

The fee for participating is 120 RMB paid to the competition center online at the links above. Please sign up for the B competition on February 11.

If you choose the online option, you will NOT have to come to school; you may complete it online from your home. If you choose the on-site/paper version, you must come to TIS on February 11th. The competition will be in A342 (Ms. Gilbert’s classroom) The competition time is 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. Please arrive by 9:40 a.m. because this competition is during the Spring Festival break, please check your schedule to make sure you can participate. The deadline for registration for the B Competition on February 11th is January 29th, 2021.

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

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Athletics

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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