NEW FAMILY ORIENTATION
FIRST DAY ESSENTIALS
STUDENT PLACEMENT & SCHEDULE
NEW FAMILY ORIENTATION
At the start of each new semester, prior to the first day of school, all SCIS campuses will hold a New Family Orientation event for our newly enrolled families. This event provides families the opportunity to meet campus administration, teachers, and other SCIS families, while also providing the opportunity for families to complete orientation tasks that ensure students are prepared for the first day of school.
SAVE THE DATE!
Our 2022-23 New Family Orientation is tentatively scheduled to be held at all campuses on Friday, August 19th*.
*Please note that the scheduling of our New Family Orientation may be impacted by regulations set out by local education authorities. If we are unable to welcome families to campus for an in-person orientation, we will be offering alternate virtual or off-campus orientation sessions prior to the first day of school.
SCIS provides door-to-door transportation services as part of the school program and at no additional fee.
If you have not filled out an application for transportation service, please fill out the online application by clicking here to create your account. The deadline to apply for the transportation service is June 10. Applications submitted after this date may be subject to a delay in service.
The transportation office will send detailed bus route information (i.e. pick-up/drop-off time & location) for your child before the first day of school. Transportation service information can be reconfirmed during the New Family Orientation event.
NOTE: Due to strict regulations imposed by the Shanghai Transportation Commission, schools in Shanghai will need up to three months to apply for a new permit in order to add a new bus, bus route, and/or bus stop to their existing service plan. Families who submit the transportation application after the posted deadline of July 10 (semester one) may be subject to a significant delay in transportation service while awaiting the next permit application window.
Please be mindful that it is the parent’s responsibility to contact our transportation office for services and/or changes to bus routes. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding transportation services, please contact the transportation representative at each campus listed below:
|Hongqiao Early Childhood Campus||Angela Huemail@example.com||86-21-6295-1222*7003|
|Hongqiao Main Campus||Elaine Huangfirstname.lastname@example.org||86-21-6261-4338*5151|
|Pudong Campus||Stu Renemail@example.com||86-21-5812-9888*6002|
FIRST DAY ESSENTIALS
The SCIS Academic Calendar for the 2022-23 School Year was adjusted in July 2022. To view these adjustments, please review the updated school calendar here.
Our original 2022-23 school year calendar had the first day of instruction on August 17th, however due to the impact of the Shanghai Education Commission (SEC) mandate on our start to the school year plans, we will now push our start date back to Monday, August 22. Further, we will start the school year via our Virtual Learning model while remaining ready to transition to on-campus learning as soon as the SEC permits, hopefully as of September 1st.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
The first day of school for the 2022-2023 school year is currently scheduled for Monday, August 22.
As schools have not been permitted to hold on-campus learning prior to September 1st, SCIS will plan to start our 2022-23 school year via our Virtual Learning model.
The Virtual Learning Program
For more information regarding the SCIS Virtual Learning Program, including community updates, FAQs, tutorials, and more, please visit our campus portal webpage (Hongqiao Campuses or Pudong Campus) to learn more.
Returning to On-Campus Learning
September 1st is the earliest possible date for a scheduled return to on-campus learning; however, this is yet to be confirmed. Please look for further communication and updates closer to this date.
Resuming Transportation Services
Once we are permitted to return to on-campus learning, we will immediately begin bus service. At that time, please ensure that your child is at their designated pick-up location prior to the pick-up time provided to you by our transportation representatives. Our bus drivers are unable to wait for students that arrive late to their pick-up location.
If you are choosing to drop your child off on campus yourself, please plan to arrive at campus 15 minutes prior to the start of classes. Upper School students traveling to campus alone should also arrive at the campus at least 15 minutes prior to the start of classes.
- Hongqiao ECE Campus classes start at 8:30 am and finish at 3:00 pm for full-day students. Half-day students in Nursery or Preschool finish at 12:00 pm.
- Hongqiao Main Campus classes start at 8:00 am and finish at 3:00 pm for full-day students.
- Pudong Campus classes start at 8:00 am and finish at 3:00 pm for full-day students. Half-day students in Nursery or Preschool finish at 11:30 am.
Staggered Start for Nursery & Preschool Students
To ensure a smooth and comfortable transition to their new classrooms, students in Nursery & Preschool will follow a staggered start for the beginning of the school year, and once we return to on-campus learning. This means that your child will not attend every day of school at the beginning of the school year and once again when we return to on-campus learning. Your principal will follow up with a detailed schedule for the beginning of the school year in the communication sent in early/mid August.
NOTE: at the Pudong Campus, the staggered start will include Pre-Kindergarten students as well.
BOOKS & SUPPLIES
SCIS provides all textbooks and most school supplies as part of the school program and at no additional fee.
Below are items required from home and should be prepared for the first day of school:
REMINDER: the school uniform is required for the first day of school and every day thereafter. Please remember to label all materials with your child’s name.
SCIS provides one ‘start-up’ set of the school uniform as part of the school program and at no additional fee. Additional sets can be purchased at our School Uniform Shop.
Prior to the start of the first semester, the following options are available to pick up your ‘start up’ set of school uniform and/or to purchase additional sets.
|Hongqiao Early Childhood Campus||Dora Zhoufirstname.lastname@example.org||86-21-6295-1222*7009|
|Hongqiao Main Campus||Jenny Zhouemail@example.com||86-21-6261-4338*3136|
|Pudong Campus||Stephanie Gefirstname.lastname@example.org||86-21-5812-9888*6268|
School Uniform Tip:
While the SCIS branded top is required, many students and families prefer to purchase their own bottoms in the size/cut and brand of their choice. Students are allowed to wear non-SCIS bottoms as long as they match the required school uniform color, style, and design.
During the summer, the School Uniform Shop is open (by appointment only) weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. For additional school uniform purchasing information, please contact the campus representatives above.
STUDENT PLACEMENT & SCHEDULES
At SCIS, we believe that our collective intelligence increases through diversity. We are intentional about ensuring that each of our homeroom groups is a representation of SCIS’s international community. Therefore, we consider nationality, mother-tongue, English language proficiency, academic status, age and gender in the formation of homeroom groups. To ensure diverse groupings, SCIS is not able to honor parent requests for a particular teacher or homeroom placement.
NOTE: Please refrain from contacting the Admissions Department with regard to student placement requests and class schedules as this information is handled by the divisional administration and will not be available until the dates posted above.
STUDENT ID CARDS
The Admissions & Technology Office will provide student ID cards for all new Upper School Students (Grades 6-12). If you submitted a passport photo during the application process, the Admissions Office will scan that photo and make a student ID card. If you have not submitted a passport photo, you can send your child’s photograph via email to our school technology department prior to your child’s start date.
NOTE: When e-mailing the technology department, please include your child’s/children’s Full Name(s), Student ID number(s) (as found in within your acceptance letter), and (a) passport-sized photograph(s).
|Hongqiao Campuses||Harry Huangemail@example.com||86-21-6261-4338*3333|
|Pudong Campus||Rambo Qianfirstname.lastname@example.org||86-21-5812-9888*6789|
PARENT ID CARDS
Parents / Guardians, who wish to apply for an ID card, please kindly click the following link. This link will allow you to not only create an ID for yourself, but also for your Driver and Ayi. Once you have submitted the ID request form, you will be able to pick up your IDs from the IT Office (Hongqiao Campuses) or Reception Desk (Pudong Campus) on your child’s first day of school.
NOTE: Parent / Guardian ID Cards are required for all adults to gain entrance to the SCIS campus. Without your ID Card, you will need to sign-in with the school guards.
SCIS provides nutritious, wholesome and professionally prepared, buffet- style lunch daily as part of the school program at no additional fee. Each campus has their own fully-equipped kitchen, head chef, support staff and a spacious cafeteria operated by Kaijun F&B Management, a company with a long-term track record of success in the food and beverage industry in Shanghai and at SCIS.
The SCIS cafeteria offers an international and nutritious lunch menu, with an array of daily options to fit all palates. Upon request, accommodations can be made to support a range of special dietary needs. Additionally, food storage and reheating services are offered and readily available for students who wish to bring their own food from home.
PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION
SCIS is fortunate to have a parent organization called the Parents and Friends Association (PAFA). Founded in 1996, PAFA coordinates parent involvement with the school and is a source of strength and support, knowledge, experience and a place where many of our families find lifelong friends.
New parents should expect an introductory email from PAFA prior to the start of school and PAFA members will be on hand to greet new families during New Family Orientation.
If you would like to join the PAFA committee on your campus, help out with our many events or are simply curious to find out more information, please follow this link:
SCIS uses a variety of tools to facilitate communication between Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators, which can be accessed through your SCIS School ID. Before your child’s first day of school, you will receive your unique SCIS School ID from the Admissions Office. Your SCIS School ID will be your gateway to several important SCIS web-based information systems.
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