Bayside Update – January 21, 2019

Dear Bayside Parents,

Tomorrow is the last day of our 1st semester. This marks the half-way point in the school year. Take a minute and think back to the first week of classes in August and now look at how much your children have grown since then. Our teachers work with the students every day of the school year to ensure that each student continues to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. I hope you can notice a difference in your children – we sure do!

This Tuesday and Wednesday we are taking individual and group student photos. Please remind your child to dress appropriately and brush their hair for the photos. These are the pictures we use for the yearbooks.

There are just under 2 weeks of classes before the Chinese New Year holiday. Please read through the upcoming events and make note of the ones important to you. We hope to see many of you at these events.

Mike Livingston – SIS Secondary Principal

Important Information and Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 22: End of Semester 1 – This the the 90th day in our 180 school-day calendar and the final day of work that can be assessed for the 1st Semester report card. Most of our classes are year-long courses (or 2 years in the IB). However, we do have a few semester courses in grades 6-10 that will switch on January 23.

Tuesday and Wednesday, January 22 and 23: Bayside Student Photos Days – Individual (Tuesday) and advisory photos (Wednesday) will be taken by a professional photographer. These are the pictures we use of the yearbook. They are also available for purchase. Later in the school year the photographer will send information on the purchase packets.

Tuesday, January 22: Grade 10 Parent Night – IB course selections. 7:00-8:00 pm in the Amphitheatre.

Thursday, January 24: MS Volleyball Games – SIS MS teams will play SISAC games at 4:00 pm @ SWIS. Go Geckos!

Thursday – Saturday, January 24-26: ACAMIS Basketball – Our HS basketball teams will travel to Macau for the ACAMIS tournament. Schools from Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Nanjing and Ulaanbatar will be competing. The SIS teams will depart at 7:00 am on Thursday and return very late Saturday night (Sunday morning). Go Geckos!

Saturday, January 26: Discover China Day – A community celebration of our Chinese culture on the Jingshan field.

Monday, January 28: Report Cards distributed – 1st Semester report cards will be distributed on this day. Please login to the Gecko Portal to download your child’s report. If you need help logging into the Gecko portal you can visit this site for tutorials. Once you have logged in successfully you can follow these instructions to change your password.

Wednesday, January 30: Student Recognition Assemblies – Students are recognized for academic and other achievements from the 1st semester. Parents are welcome to attend these assembly in the Amphitheater. MS at 1:15 pm. HS at 2:35 pm.

February 1-10: Chinese New Year Holiday – Students are on holiday this week. No classes at SIS.

Monday, February 11: Classes resume – This will be a Day 5.

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