Eagle's Nest Week of 11-22-21

Week of 11-22-21


Principals' Pen

ECC & Elementary

Dear Parents,

Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and as I do each year, I reflected on things I am thankful for, and one of those things is the TIS community. The community has changed over the years, and I look back on each year fondly as there is always something to be thankful for no matter what is happening. I wish to share pictures with you of all the students and families that I have come to know over the years. However, there are too many, so I will share two pictures from 2005 and then spring of 2021.


This week the teachers were able to participate in our annual iSC Education Conference. The time we have together is an excellent opportunity for TIS teachers to learn new things that can help their growth in teaching. It also allows the teachers to share ideas and work with other teachers, which is always fun and a great time for collaboration.

My excitement is growing knowing that Mrs. McTaggart and Mrs. Musser will be joining us on campus on Monday, December 6. They will meet their students and get their first taste of who we are as a school. The current plan is to transition them into 1st and 5th grade classrooms, respectively, at the start of the new semester. If your child is in 1st or 5th grade, look for more information coming from me next week.

The next few weeks in elementary are going to be busy and exciting. One of the traditions at TIS is Christmas Concerts, and this year will be no different.

We are looking forward to sharing some traditional Christmas Carols and some new Christmas songs on December 10th. A detailed letter was sent to the elementary parents last week, and a letter will be sent to the ECC parents on Monday through Class Dojo.


Miss Barsalou

Secondary School

Greetings Parents,

I hope these last two days of no classes were helpful for your children to rest and be ready for the final push to the end of the semester. For all of you who celebrate the American Thanksgiving holiday, I hope it was a good time with family and friends with moments to reflect upon thankfulness and all your many blessings.

While the students were away, our secondary teachers spent Thursday and Friday in sessions with teachers across Asia, America, and Europe learning about community and instruction. Our annual iSC Education Conference is good for everyone to take time to reflect and discuss lessons learned, sharing their expertise with others while seeking to learn and grow. The last couple of days were very meaningful, and the conversations I had with my educator colleagues were motivating and undoubtedly will positively impact student learning.

The Science Fair on Wednesday was a success, and I hope the excellent presentations encourage more of the younger high school students to participate next year. Students worked for several months to design and test their hypothesis, culminating in their final presentations in front of a panel of judges. I had the opportunity to talk to some of the judges, and they were impressed by the quality of work and the ability of students to present their findings. Next week during the high school assembly, Mr. Lundy will announce the winners. Those individuals may have the opportunity to travel to Chengdu for the regional fair early next semester if travel permits.

A note about the end of the semester and final exams. Students will receive the final exam schedule next week; 7th - 12th graders will have their exams during the week of December 12. High school students may submit a form, signed and authorized by their parents, to arrive late or leave school early during those days, depending on their individual course testing requirements. Middle school students will have tests in accordance with their scheduled classes, and the experience is practice for high school assessments. Sixth graders don’t have final exams but may have a test or two to end their fall semester. 7th and 8th graders will have tests in some classes. For students in choir and/or band, their final exam is the concert. Everyone in the community is invited to come and enjoy their performance on the evening of December 4.

Lastly, we all await the arrival of the McTaggart family to Tianjin. Mr. McTaggart will be on campus and teaching classes next week, and he can’t wait to meet his students face to face. We also anticipate the arrival of Mrs. Cotton very soon.


Mr. Delzer

School Wide News and Announcements

Parent Workshop

Nov. 26

Last Day to Register!Last Day to Register!Last Day to Register!Last Day to Register!


Science Fair

Nov. 19

Science Fair was successfully held on Wednesday morning. Students did a wonderful job presenting their projects which we could see took lots time and effort. Well done!

Winners will be announced on Friday, December 3, during high school assembly so the participants peers can celebrate their achievement.

Secondary Christmas Concert

Nov. 26

Just over 1 week to go!
Please make sure you register your attendance.


SAVE THE DATE! More Christmas Events Coming!

Nov. 26

ECC and Elementary Christmas Concert
Save the date! Friday, December 10.
Look out for more information.

Christmas Celebration
Save the date! Friday, December 17.
Look out for more information.

Travel Advice and Protocols

Nov. 19

Due to the recent domestic COVID-19 situation, the Tianjin Municipal Education Committee and the Municipal Education Working Committee are addressing school regulations and protocols. Please take the time to read through the guidelines and protocols below.

  • DO NOT leave Tianjin, if not necessary. If you need to leave Tianjin, you must report your destination and return date to the school. Please connect with one of our liaisons with this information.
  • If you are travelling, please ensure you:
    • carry sufficient protective supplies during the journey
    • pay close attention to personal hygiene
    • maintain social distancing, and
    • actively cooperate with health monitoring staff working in public transportation areas and epidemic prevention management.
  • DO NOT go to medium to high-risk areas. Those returning to Tianjin from counties, cities, and districts that are medium or high-risk areas will need home quarantine for 14 days. A COVID test with a negative test result will be required after the quarantine period and before a return to campus is permitted.
  • According to the requirements of the Municipal Prevention and Control Bureau, persons returning to Tianjin from low-risk areas must obtain a negative COVID test within 48 hours of their return. Only when a negative COVID test is obtained will a return to campus be permitted.
  • Due to the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 situation, those who will travel should be prepared for home quarantine.
  • Anyone who has been to infected areas identified by the Municipal Prevention and Control Bureau, has residence history in those areas, or has a connection with infected person/s shall follow the guidelines and protocols set in accordance by local authorities of Tianjin.
  • If you have left and returned to Tianjin, a 14-day body temperature record should be logged and reported to the school.

If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Divisional News


Parent Observation Day Recap

Nov. 26

It was great to have so many parents come for Parent Observation Day on Wednesday. It has also been great to have so many parents come out and enjoy the outdoor classroom with their children.

We kindly ask that you be mindful of the ECC playground rules and help the students follow them, so that we can keep all students safe when they are in the ECC Garden.

  1. Use safe hands
  2. Use safe feet
  3. Ride bikes in the directions of the arrows
  4. Keep sand in the sandbox
  5. Listen to all the teachers

Thank you for your help in keeping our ECC students safe.

ECC Christmas Events

Nov. 26

The ECC will participate in several Christmas events to help all the students get into the Christmas Spirit. One of these is a "Door Decorating Contest" that everyone can enjoy throughout the month of December. Each class will also have the opportunity to decorate a Christmas Tree from different countries. So please make sure you ask your child which country their class is decorating in the next couple of weeks.

This is an exciting time of year that we look forward to each year.


Elementary Christmas Events

Nov. 26

The ECC will participate in several Christmas events to help all the students get into the Christmas Spirit. One of these is a "Door Decorating Contest" that everyone can enjoy throughout the month of December. Each class will also have the opportunity to decorate a Christmas Tree from different countries. So please make sure you ask your child which country their class is decorating in the next couple of weeks.

This is an exciting time of year that we look forward to each year.


Final Exam Schedule

Nov. 26

Middle School final exams are scheduled for Wednesday, December 15 and Thursday, December 16.

6th graders may have tests on these days, but they will be in preparation for their first final exams at the end of the year.
7th graders English and Math final exams
8th graders English, Math, Science, and Chinese.


Final Exam Schedule

Nov. 26

High school final exams are scheduled for December 14-16. Students will be given schedules soon and may request late arrival or early dismissal with completion of a parent permission form.

College and Career

SAT Practice Exam

Nov. 26

December 4 is our next SAT exam. Take this week to prepare and get some good rest.

Cap and Gown Group Picture:

Nov. 26

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 we will use Blue Block 1 to take the group cap and gown picture. Please come to school picture ready.

STEM Studies

Nov. 26

Hear from university students as they discuss STEM studies. (must have Bridge-U Log in)


Upcoming Games

Nov. 26

Come support your child and the team, they always love having fans cheer them on.

Monday- HS Basketball teams head to TEDA, bus leaves TIS at 2:30.
Tuesday- MS Volleyball has a home game.
Friday- HS Basketball teams head to IST.

Health Office

Raffles Medical is offereing to provide their basic physical examination for students of TIS at a discounted price of RMB 400. The physical examination does not include any laboratory tests or immunizations. In order to take advantage of this price, parents need to bring the TIS Student Medical Report form. Please call-in advance to make an appointment.

Phone电话:(22) 2352 0143
Clinic hours门诊时间:周一至周五 9:00-18:00,周六9:00-13:00

Student health screening includes:学生体检项目包含:
· Physical Examination 身体检查
· Height身高
· Weight体重
· Developmental Assessment 生长评估
· Vision Testing视力检查
· Hearing Testing 听力检查
· Immunization review (vaccine may incur additional cost) 预防接种记录推荐(如需补接种疫苗,会有额外的费用)
· Tuberculosis Screening 结核筛查

Raffles Medical have also added a 24-hour nucleic acid testing service (providing Chinese and English reports) for COVID-19 at a cost of 680RMB per person (pharynx or nose sampling). As well as services for fever clinics (need to be assessed by a doctor), patients with fever need to call a doctor for consultation.

If you have any questions that need answers and assistance, please contact Sarah Zheng, Area Manager on 135 1226 0470.
如果您有任何问题需要解答和协助请直接联系莱佛士医疗商务区域经理Sarah Zheng, 联系电话为135 1226 0470.





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