Eagle's Nest Week of 10-12-20

Week of 10-12-20

 

School Wide News and Announcements

Health and Safety Notice - Qingdao travelers


Oct. 17

Last night, a notice was released for people who have travelled to Qingdao from Sept. 26. As a requirement by the Tianjin Disease Control and Prevention Center, these people will need to report to the community they live in and the company they work for. In addition, each individual will need to undergo a nucleic acid COVID-19 test, stay home until their results are issued and closely monitor their health situation.

We ask all parents, if you and your child(ren) travelled to Qingdao since Sept. 26, please inform the school, and ensure that the requirements set by the Tianjin Disease Control and Prevention Center are followed.

Principals' Coffee


Updated Oct. 16

We are less than two weeks away from our first Principals’ Coffee for the year. This event will begin at 10:00 am on October 28th and conclude at 11:30 a.m. Bussing will be made available to and from school and the bussing schedule is as follows:

To TIS:
BUS 1 (Bus): 9:15am YG100 (front gate) — 9:20am AC (front gate) —9:40am QYC — TIS (Raspberry)
BUS 2 (Bus): 9:20am AC — 9:40am HYCZ — 9:42am BDHT — TIS (Banana)
BUS 3 (Van): 9:15am Olympic tower — TIS ( Watermelon )

Back:
Buses Ready @ 11:30am
BUS 1 (Bus): 11:45am TIS — BDHT — HYCZ — AC — YG100(Raspberry)
BUS 2 (Bus): 11:45am TIS — QYC — AC(Banana)
BUS 3 (Van): 11:45am TIS — Olympic tower( Watermelon )

Please note that you will need to present your health code and have your temperature checked by the bus driver before boarding the bus. Anyone with the following will not be allowed to board the bus:

  • no health code
  • a red or orange health code
  • a temperature reading of 37.3 degrees celsius and above

For those who are coming by car, please enter from the main gate. Before entering you will need to present your health code and have your temperature checked by our guards. You will then be directed to park your vehicle in the parking lot near the south gate.

A reminder that COVID-19 protocols need to be observed on campus, so we ask that you stay within the designated areas of the event and refrain from entering divisional hallways. Thank you for your cooperation.

Fine Arts Celebration Postponed


Oct. 16

As we continue to observe COVID-19 protocols on campus, the Fine Arts Celebration scheduled on the evening of November 6 will be postponed. Discussions are in place on setting a new date, and this will be communicated to the community in the near future. We are sad we can’t hold this much loved event in its normally scheduled spot on the school calendar, but we look forward to an evening of wonderful performances later in the school year.

November 16th - Normal School Day


Oct. 16

Recently, we have been informed that the annual iSC Education Conference for staff has been postponed. In light of this news, Monday, November 16th will now be a normal school day. The conference has been postponed to Tuesday, April 6, 2021, this means Spring Holiday will now run from April 2 - 6 for students. Please mark these changes on your calendars.

Message from the Head of School


Oct. 13

Dear TIS Family,

In recent days, you may have heard that a small number of people in other cities in China have tested positive for COVID-19. The respective government agencies in those cities have responded promptly to prevent further spread. We continue to be thankful for the diligent work the Tianjin authorities have done throughout the pandemic to keep the people of our city safe.

As we closely monitor the situations outside of Tianjin, we want to assure you that students' and staff's safety is always our priority. We will continue to comply with all COVID-19 regulations and policies. Now would be a good time to remind yourself and your child/ren of the safety measures and protocols in place at TIS. Click on the following link to be taken to our COVID-19: Response and Resources webpage. Let us continue to do our part to keep our community safe!

Sincerely,

Ryan Witt

New Edition of The Eagle's Eye


Oct. 12

Hot off the press is another edition of The Eagle's Eye! This edition looks into new students, study halls, moon cakes, and more! You can view The Eagle's Eye in PDF form by clicking here.

Campus Entry - Health Code


Oct. 8

Starting on Monday, Oct. 12, the newly implemented policy of showing the Health Code instead of scanning the QR code for entry onto campus will take effect. This policy applies for all staff, parents, and visitors. Please make sure you have the Health Code and be ready to use it on Monday. Temperature checks will still be in place.

COVID-19 Temperature Logs


Oct. 7

Please remember to complete your child’s daily COVID-19 quarantine log through PowerSchool. For a reminder on instructions for how to do so, you can read them here. For Monday - Friday temperature logs, we will only need you to enter the morning and afternoon temperatures through the PowerSchool application.

Divisional News

ECC

Half-Day Dismissal


Oct. 16

Parents may enter campus and pick-up their child directly from the ECC lobby starting Monday, October 19th. Parents may enter the main gate, park their vehicles in the parking lot, and wait in the ECC lobby. Please wear your masks and stay in the designated areas only.

Parents may not go into the hallways or near the classroom.

Pick up time is 11:55 - 12:05 for students who leave before lunch and 12:25 - 12:35 for students who leave after lunch. Please leave the campus immediately after picking up your child.
Thank you for your support.

Weekly Assembly


Updated Oct. 16

For the past five weeks, we have been learning about safety in our weekly assemblies. The topics so far have included:

  • Fire safety
  • What to do if you get lost
  • The Ask First principle
  • Safe Touches
  • Unsafe Touches (This Week)

Ask your child what they have been learning and see how much they remember!

MAP Testing


Updated. Oct. 16

Kindergarten students will take the MAP Growth assessment next week. The actual date of testing will be communicated by the classroom teacher.
MAP Growth tests are used to determine student instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in reading and math. We are excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

After School


Updated Oct. 9

For safety reasons, we ask that ECC parents and students are not in the elementary playground area at 3:30 p.m. when the school buses depart. Please remain in the ECC or the main lobby if you need to stay after school.

Elementary

After School Clubs


Updated Oct. 16

Elementary After School Clubs will start next week! Please note that the duration of the clubs for the fall season is 6 weeks. More information about what club your child will be participating in will be sent home next week.

Weekly Assembly


Oct. 16

For the past two months, we have been learning about the iSC 9.

  • September: Connection
  • October: Courage

Please ask your child what they learned about these topics!

MAP Growth Test


Updated Oct. 16

Elementary students will take the MAP Growth assessment on October 12th - 23rd. The actual date of testing will be communicated by the classroom teacher.
MAP Growth tests are used to determine student instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in reading, language, and math. We are excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

Mid-Quarter Reports


Updated Oct. 9

Mid-Quarter Reports were made available on October 7th. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

MS

Backpacks


Oct. 16

Students (and their parents) are asked to carefully consider what is being carried in student backpacks. All students have been assigned a locker to hold their belongings, and many have textbooks they can leave in their lockers or at home with another copy to be used in school. Carrying heavy backpacks can cause long-lasting neck and back injury. It is advised that students carry as little in their backpacks as is necessary. Please note that students have an opportunity to go to their lockers between every class and they often have more than 5 minutes to prepare themselves for their upcoming courses and activities.

Mask Wearing in School


Oct. 16

Some students are having difficulty wearing their masks as directed by national health protocols. Please be aware that if students are unable to wear their mask at school they will be sent home until they are able to follow this health protocol.

Principals' Coffee


Oct. 16

We look forward to seeing you at our first Principals' Coffee on Wednesday, October 28th. It will begin at 10:00 a.m.

MS Soccer


Oct. 16

Tomorrow is our last day of the middle school soccer season. The next season is volleyball and will begin soon. All are encouraged to participate.

MS MUN Begins Soon!


Oct. 16

Note that middle school MUN will begin soon after the Soccer season. This will occur after school on Wednesdays and is for 7th and 8th grade students.

MAP Growth Test


Updated Oct. 9

Middle School students will take the MAP Growth assessment on October 12th - 23rd.

MAP Growth tests are used to determine student instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in reading, language, and math. We are excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

For students in 6th grade, please download the NWEA MAP Assessment app on your child’s iPad.

Fall Fest This Week!


Updated Oct. 12

This Thursday and Friday, October 15th and 16th, the middle school will be doing our annual fall activity. Students will be engaged in several team building and cooperative learning exercises to help them learn about themselves and one another. Students will come to school in their normal way and will be dismissed at 3:30 to go to athletics practice or to go home on both days.

Lunch Cards


Oct. 8

Please make sure that student lunch cards have a sufficient balance on them. The balance should not drop below zero.

Computer Bags and Computer Use


Oct. 8

Please help our students by reminding them the cost of laptop computers and their potential replacement if dropped or otherwise damaged due to improper carrying or use of the tools. Many students have been observed being careless and not gentle in how they carry or use their devices. To help expensive computers to remain in good repair for a long time, care must be taken.

Mid-Quarter Grades


Oct. 8

This week was the middle of the first quarter. Families are encouraged to review student grades (found on PowerSchool) and discuss student progress. All are encouraged to converse with teachers if there are questions about assignments or student learning.

HS

Fall Fest


Updated Oct. 16

We are very proud of the senior class who led their teams with courage, humility, and wisdom during the two days of Fall Fest. Every student had opportunities to build new relationships, strengthen friendships, and solve challenging situations. We also enjoyed a great dinner at a hotel in the city.

We look forward to seeing our high school students continue to learn, grow, and enjoy their time at TIS this school year.

Mask Wearing in School


Oct. 16

Some students are having difficulty wearing their masks as directed by national health protocols. Please be aware that if students are unable to wear their mask at school they will be sent home until they are able to follow this health protocol.

Thank You, Service Club!


Oct. 16

A "Thank You" is well deserved for our TIS Service Club. They did a great job decorating the school for the fall.

Clubs


Oct. 8

Clubs are beginning in high school. Students wishing to start and lead a club were asked to submit their request to the Student Council by October 19th.

Model United Nations


Oct. 8

Many students are involved in Model United Nations this year. They continue to meet after school to prepare for their upcoming conference in November. The conference will be virtual, but TIS students are expected to be on campus for their part in the conference.

Mid-Quarter Grades


Oct. 8

This week was the middle of the first quarter. Families are encouraged to review student grades (found on PowerSchool) and discuss student progress. All are encouraged to converse with teachers if there are questions about assignments or student learning.

Principal’s Coffee October 28th


Oct. 8

We look forward to seeing many parents at the first Principal’s Coffee of the year on October 28th.

College and Career

Welcome, Mrs. Lee!


Oct. 16

We are happy to announce that Mrs. Jackie Lee will join our guidance team and assist students with their college applications. Mrs. Lee has already started meeting with students individually.
Mrs. Lee has many years of experience helping students apply to universities in Korea and elsewhere. She will be working remotely from Korea and we hope to invite her to campus when borders open. We are looking forward to partnering with Mrs. Lee and providing more support to our students.
Please feel free to contact Mrs. Lee at jackie.lee@tiseagles.com

Athletics

Tournaments


Oct. 16

Saturday, October 17, players and coaches will travel for tournaments. Middle school soccer @ Wellington. High school volleyball @ IST. See your teams WeChat group for announcements and communication.

End of Season 1


Oct. 16

Thanks for a great season one. Season two sports will begin around November 3. Season two sports: Middle School Volleyball, High School Basketball. Students can look for a sign-up form to reach their in-box, soon.

Jerseys


Oct. 16

Players from season one should wash their jersey and return them to their coach.

Health Office

Nurse Update


Oct. 9

Now is the period before indoor heating starts, and it is the most susceptible time to catch a cold. At this time, we need to pay attention to personal hygiene and keep warm to prevent infectious diseases.

Please help us to maintain a safe and healthy environment at school by not sending your child to school if they are:

  • ill
  • have a cough or runny nose that cannot be independently controlled inside a classroom
  • have a fever at or above 37.3˚C (99.1˚F)
  • have a rash related to illness (chickenpox, measles, roseola, etc.)
  • have vomited or had diarrhea (3 or more watery stools in a day) from sickness in the past 24 hours.

    Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours without any fever-reducing medication to return to school.

All staff and students who report a 37.3 or above fever will go to the fever clinic to complete a COVID-19 test. They will not be permitted on the school campus until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours and have a negative COVID-19 test.

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