Eagle's Nest Week of 11-2-20

Week of 11-2-20

 

School Wide News and Announcements

Virtual College Visit


Nov. 7

With COVID-19 protocols in effect worldwide, virtual college visits have increased dramatically. Here at TIS, we would like to take advantage of universities reaching out to us to help you be more informed about future educational opportunities for your child/ren. We will begin a new section under College and Career section of the Eagle’s Nest called “Virtual College Visit”. We will pass on information for how you can join webinars and virtual college visits as we hear of them.

Open House


updated Nov. 7

A letter with the Open House schedule and bussing schedule will be sent out via email. Please kindly check your email inbox. If you have any questions, please direct them to them to our liaisons.

Principals' Coffee


Updated Oct. 30

Thank you all for a great Principals' Coffee! We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all our parents this past Wednesday. Thanks again for coming and for having such great conversations with our principals.

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.

Divisional News

ECC

1st Quarter Report Cards


Nov. 7

We have successfully finished 1st quarter! Report cards will be posted on November 13th.

Open House


updated Nov. 7

Parents of ECC students are invited to attend our all school Open House on Friday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet teachers and check out classrooms. Please stay tuned for more information. Due to regulations, only parents are allowed to attend.
We hope to see you there!

ECC Parent Conferences


updated Nov. 7

We are looking forward to meeting with you on November 19th and 20th. Please note that ECC children will not have school on those two days. First quarter parent conferences will be held as home visits. The home visit schedule will be sent home this week.

Principals' Coffee


Updated Oct. 30

Thank you for coming to our Principal’s Coffee! It was wonderful to see you in person. Please let us know if you have additional questions and concerns.

Open House


Oct. 30

Open House is scheduled for the evening of November 13th. This event is for parents only. More information will be available next week.

ECC Parent Conferences


Oct. 30

We are looking forward to meeting with you on November 19th and 20th. Please note that ECC children will not have school on both days. On Monday, you will receive a note regarding the ECC parent conference. Your feedback would be appreciated.

Elementary

ISCOT Soccer


updated Nov. 7

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for ISCOT Soccer. The students had a great time practicing their soccer skills with children from other schools.

1st Quarter Report Cards


updated Nov. 7

We have successfully finished 1st quarter! Report cards will be posted on November 13th.

Open House


updated Nov. 7

Parents of Elementary students are invited to attend our all school Open House on Friday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet teachers and check out classrooms. Please stay tuned for more information.
Due to regulations, only parents are allowed to attend.
We hope to see you there!

Elementary Parent Conferences


updated Nov. 7

We are looking forward to meeting with you November 19th and 20th. Please note that Elementary students will have a half day on November 19th with a 11:30 a.m. dismissal. There will be no school for all students on November 20th. The conference schedule will be sent home this week.
We look forward to meeting with you!

Principals' Coffee


Updated Oct. 30

Thank you for coming to our Principal’s Coffee! It was wonderful to see you in person. Please let us know if you have additional questions and concerns.

MS

Water Bottles


Nov. 5

Help students remember to bring water bottles to school everyday. Many students are not bringing their water bottles, resulting in them being thirsty throughout the day.

Masks - Bring a Spare


Nov. 5

It is quite often that masks break. Sometimes students lose their masks. Please send your child with an extra mask so they have one to wear when their mask is no longer usable.

A note about detentions


Nov. 5

When student behavior goes against school policies or conduct, they may be assigned a detention. Detention is redemptive and instructional in nature, from 3:30-4:30 after school. Parents receive an email update that their child has been assigned a detention and the child is given a red slip for the parent to sign and for the student to return to their detention teacher. During detention, students fill out a reflection form designed to help them process their behavior and why it was inappropriate. Then they sit quietly, they may be allowed to do schoolwork, or they do restitution if simple tasks are needed around the school. Detentions are to be done as assigned and students do not have the ability to reschedule. If a student forgets their detention time, they are assigned a second detention time. I hope this clears up some questions about detentions!

Knowledge Bowl


Nov. 5

Students have begun preparing for the Knowledge Bowl. This is an annual Quiz Bowl competition between Houses where students study provided resources and compete against as a team to win the coveted Knowledge Bowl trophy. The competition happens right after lunch in the TIS auditorium on November 10th and 12th and this year’s topic is “Marine Life”.

Open House


Nov. 5

The middle school teachers are looking forward to meeting you during our upcoming Open House scheduled for the evening of November 13th. Note that this is only for parents, students should stay at home.

End of Quarter 1


Nov. 5

November 6 is the last day of Quarter 1. Congratulations to students who have completed their first term of the year! Report cards will be available for viewing on PowerSchool soon.

Principals' Coffee


Oct. 30

Thank you for coming to our Principal’s Coffee! It was wonderful to see you in person. Please let us know if you have additional questions and concerns.

Open House


Oct. 30

Open House is scheduled for the evening of November 13th. More information will be available next week.

Report Cards


Oct. 30

November 6th is the end of the 1st Quarter. Report cards will be posted November 13th.

Parent Conferences


Oct. 30

We are looking forward to meeting with you on November 19th and 20th. Middle School students will have a half day on November 19th with a 11:30 a.m. dismissal. There will be no school for all students on November 20th. Only parents are invited to the conferences.

Model United Nations


Oct. 30

Model United Nations began last week with 7th and 8th grade students attending to learn about research, public speaking, debate and working in teams. MUN is a great activity for students to be involved in to learn about the world and their place in it. If you missed the first meetings, students are encouraged to get in contact with Mr. Remiger to join the club ASAP!

After-school Help


Oct. 30

Teachers are eager to support students seeking additional help after school as schedules allow. Please join us in encouraging students to make appointments with teachers when they need additional support in any of their classes.

Lunch Card Balances


Oct. 30

This is a friendly reminder for students and parents to check student lunch card balances on PowerSchool and to add more money as needed. Middle school students can bring money to the finance office during their freetime to put money on their card or they can do it in the cafeteria on Wednesdays. For convenience, money can be put on cards using WeChat too.

HS

AP Exam


Nov. 7

We have closed the AP Exam registration for Spring 2021. Please have your child log into myap.collegeboard.org to view the AP classroom and exam registration.

Open House


Nov. 5

Every year students are invited to translate for parents during open house. Please encourage your children to volunteer for this service opportunity. Students who participate receive a certificate for their participation.

Lunch Card Balance


Nov. 5

Students with a negative lunch card balance should pay off that balance as soon as possible. This can be done by going to the finance office with cash, paying on PowerSchool itself using WeChat, or bringing cash to lunch on Monday’s to put a balance on the card.

Masks


Nov. 5

Please make sure your child has an extra mask with them in case their mask breaks.

End of Quarter 1


Nov. 5

November 6 is the last day of Quarter 1. Congratulations to students who have completed their first term of the year! Report cards will be available for viewing on PowerSchool soon.

Principals' Coffee


Oct. 30

Thank you for coming to our Principal’s Coffee! It was wonderful to see you in person. Please let us know if you have additional questions and concerns.

Clubs begin next week!


Oct. 30

Student Council has authorized many clubs including a Jazz Band, Coding Club, Performance Club, Math Club and many others. Students are encouraged to see the high school announcements or to talk to your Student Council Representative for more information about what clubs are available or to sign up!

Lunch Card Balances


Oct. 30

This is a friendly reminder for students and parents to check student lunch card balances on PowerSchool and to add more money as needed. Students can bring money to the finance office during their freetime to put money on their card or they can do it in the cafeteria on Wednesdays. For convenience, money can be put on cards using WeChat too.

After-school Help


Oct. 30

Teachers are eager to support students seeking additional help after school as schedules allow. Please join us in encouraging students to make appointments with teachers when they need additional support in any of their classes.

AP Test - Final Verification


Oct. 30

Students were asked to review their AP registration today during Assembly. They received a slip of paper including their name and registration details. If there were no errors, they should be all signed up for their tests in May. If there was an error on the registration, students need to contact the secondary secretary as soon as possible to correct the error.

College and Career

VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISIT


Nov. 7

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

A message for students
Join us online for the University of Sydney’s Life at Sydney webinar series to find out why we’re a leading international teaching and research institution, ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 4 in the World for graduate employability.

Designed with international students in mind, our series will help you address important questions about studying overseas to help you confirm you've made the right choice.

Our world-class academics will present on a range of topics including our popular course structures, teaching methods and career possibilities. You will also have the opportunity to hear from alumni and current students at some of our panel events.

Below is a list of event highlights that might appeal to you. Alternatively, click through to our website to view our full event schedule.
EVENTS FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Students, you are invited to join us for a special virtual event to discover more about Northeastern and how it could be the right fit for you. During this event, you will learn about our transformational academic community, unique co-op program, and experiential learning opportunities. The event will include a panel discussion and live Q+A with Admissions representatives, current Northeastern students, and recent alumni.

Prospective Student Virtual Information Session
Thursday, November 12
8:00–9:00 p.m. CST
Learn More and Register Now

If you have any questions prior to the event, please contact our team at admissionsevents@northeastern.edu.

We look forward to speaking with you!

Sincerely,
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Northeastern University
northeastern.edu/admissions

SAT TESTING


Nov. 5

December SAT registration closes TODAY. There is no late registration or wait listing available.

ON CAMPUS COLLEGE VISIT


Nov. 5

Alison Hung from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will be visiting our campus next Wednesday November 11 to do a college presentation. SCAD has two campuses in the US, one in Hong Kong and one in France. They offer 40 programs, from Advertising, Animation and Architecture, to Industrial design, Television Production and Writing. ( Please see scad.edu for more on their academic offerings.) The event is open to all high school students.

Athletics

Season Two Sports


Nov. 5

High school basketball and middle school volleyball had their first practice this past week. Your child should have brought home a permission form and schedule. Please return the permission form by November 9th to your child’s coach.

Badminton


Oct. 30

Congratulations to grade 6 boys Lai Yin Tang and YeoungMin Ko on their first place finish at last week's middle school badminton event held at TEDA.

Health Office

Concussion


Nov. 5

There is a possibility that students will get head knocks when participating in various sports activities or playing with buddies on campus. Last year, our school adapted the CDC’s “Heads Up” program in how we deal with concussions. It’s important that we all be aware of the danger of overlooked concussions. If you or our coaches suspect a student has suffered a concussion, no matter how mild, the student will be taken out of play and evaluated. If you would like to learn more about concussions, see the website as listed below.

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/index.html

PTO

PTO Clubs Begin!


Nov. 5

It was a great start to our PTO classes yesterday with every parent bringing enthusiasm and the will to learn.

In Parenting class, parents started to work through the book “Positive Pushing: How to raise a successful and happy child” by Jim Taylor. “The reasons why children need positive pushing” and “The first step of positive pushing children - pushing yourself” were the key points discussed from the first session.

In English class, Betsy set out the goals for the class then introduced “Small Talk” to the group. everyone had the opportunity to engage in small talk with each other.

In Chinese class, Aileen introduced tones and the basics to introduce yourself.

Off campus, the Ikebana class were introduced to this fine art and produced some beautiful displays.

PTO will be starting more clubs according to the interest of parents. We look forward to seeing more parents joining in and having a great time learning and spending time together

PTO Clubs


updated Nov. 3

The following PTO clubs will be starting tomorrow and run every Wednesday at the times listed. Bussing is available and the schedule is below. If you have any questions, please contact one of the PTO Steering Committee or email pto@tiseagles.com.

Note: As we continue to observe COVID-19 protocols, parents will need to show their health code and your temperature will be checked before boarding the bus or at the main gate. Parents will not be allowed to eat lunch in the school cafeteria and we ask that you refrain from entering divisional hallways.

Schedule

Club Time Location (subject to change)
Parenting Club 9:00 to 10:00 Elementary Library Classroom
English Club 10:00 to 11:00 Elementary Library Classroom
Chinese Club 11:00 to 12:00 Elementary Library Classroom

Bussing
Morning pick-up:
阳光100(YG): 9:15 am
奥城(AC): 9:20 am
海逸长洲 后门(HYCZ Back Gate): 9:35 am
半岛豪庭(BDHT): 9:40 am

Afternoon:
The bus will depart TIS at 12:10 pm

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