Welcome Back to School!

欢迎返校!

2020-2021

Dear SAIS Family,

We are very excited to share some news about the upcoming school year!

亲爱的深美家长们:

我们很高兴在此分享即将到来的新学年的一些消息!

New Semester Starts August 21st

We will begin the school year with an orientation for both parents and students in the morning of August 21st. It is our hope that we will be able to have parents and students together on campus as scheduled below on this day. If for virus-related reasons, we are unable to do this, we will let you know and provide an alternate plan where students still attend the orientation times as shown and the parent orientation is planned differently.  As of now, different grades of students will come for their orientation as shown below:

When:

8:30-10:30 Preschool/ELE 1 and ELE 2

9:30-11:30 Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades

10:30-12:30 Grades 4-9

For each group, students and parents will start in the auditorium for a welcome and some announcements before going to individual classrooms to meet the teachers and learn more about the educational program for the year. Please be on time, because there is important information specific to each set of grade levels and classrooms and we don’t want anyone to miss out.

International Collaboration

For the past year, we have been exploring partnerships with schools in other parts of the world. This fall we are launching a partnership with Latitude High School in Oakland, CA. Latitude is an exciting new Project Based Learning school that is also an XQ Superschool funded by Apple founder Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs (read about Latitude here: https://xqsuperschool.org/xq-schools/latitude-high-school). Latitude’s principal and several teachers previously worked at High Tech High, a network with which we also are continuing to explore partnering. As our middle and high school humanities team collaborates with Latitude’s ninth grade humanities team, we are also exploring bringing in other schools in the U.S., Brazil, Spain, and other locations. During these interesting times when limited travel, physical visits and exchanges are on hold, even though they are still in the plans, collaborating virtually will help our students get to know and work with peers around the world.

新学期将于8月21日开始

我们将在8月21日上午召开面向家长和学生的新学年迎新会。我们希望这一天家长和学生能一同到校与老师见面。但如果由于疫情相关原因无法按此计划进行,我们将提前通知您,并提供一个替代方案:学生们仍将于原计划时间参加迎新会,而我们将安排另一个时间邀请家长到校。目前确定的不同年级的迎新会时间如下所示:

时间:

8:30-10:30    ELE1&2幼儿三四岁班

9:30-11:30    K至三年级

10:30-12:30  四至九年级

届时每个年级组的学生和家长将先在礼堂集合,我们将向家长学生们致以欢迎,同时公布一些有关新学年的计划。然后大家将前往各个教室与老师见面,并了解有关本学年度教育计划的更多信息。请大家一定要准时出席,因为每个年级组和班级都会有专门的重要信息公布,我们希望大家都不要错过。

国际合作

过去一年,我们一直积极与世界各地的学校交流,今年秋天深美将与美国加利福尼亚州奥克兰的Latitude高中建立合作学校关系。Latitude是一所令人兴奋的新项目学习学校,也是由苹果创始人史蒂夫·乔布斯的遗孀劳伦·鲍威尔·乔布斯(Laurene Powell Jobs)资助的XQ超级学校(请点击此处了解Latitude学校:https://xqsuperschool.org/xq-schools/latitude-high-school ). Latitude的校长和几位老师都曾在美国High Tech High高中工作,我们也在继续寻求与High Tech High更多的交流与合作。随着深美初中和高中文科团队与Latitude的九年级文科团队率先建立合作关系,我们同时也在推进深美与美国其他地区、巴西、西班牙等地的学校进行合作。在这段特殊的时期,游学、访问和面对面交流受到限制,一些计划也不得不搁置,但线上交流仍将帮助我们的学生了解世界各地的同龄人并与他们协同学习。

Leadership, Adventure, Teambuilding, and Learning Trips

One of the big changes we are making this year is including trips into the tuition costs at every grade level. Instead of having to pay the fees for every trip from a day-long excursion to the aquarium to a multi-day trip to Dapeng, these will now be built into the school fees as well as the academic program. For the upcoming year, our tentative plan for longer trips (based on the current reality in our region) is as follows:

  • October: Middle and High School students go to Yangshuo with Indier for a leadership, adventure, and teambuilding trip
  • March: Grades 4 and 5 go on a teambuilding multi-day trip to Dapeng with Indier
  • Spring 2021: Project related trips for Middle and High School students

Last year, students in grades 5 and up who attended our overnight trips had an unforgettable learning experience. Students grew closer, developed maturity, and learned so much that they couldn’t have learned while staying at home. We are looking forward to building this new and important aspect of our program, especially as we work towards sending students on international exchange programs and to schools in the U.S. and other countries.

领导力、探险、团队建设和学习旅行

本学年各年级的学费都已涵盖了教育出行的费用。无论是一天的水族馆科学之旅还是大鹏的多日露营,都不再需要为外出学习项目探究或学习之行另外支付费用,现都被纳入学费中,属于项目学习及学校活动。新学年我们进行稍远途外出年级的出行时间暂定计划如下(届时视当地的安全等实际情况最终确定):

• 10月:初、高中生由英迪尔户外教育机构组织前往阳朔,进行领导力、探险和团建之旅

•  3月:四、五年级由英迪尔户外教育机构组织前往大鹏进行团建多日之旅

•   2021年春季:初、高中生进行学习项目相关的出行

上学年,四年级以上的学生外出参加了多日的春游之旅,学生们都收获了一段难忘的学习经历。学生们更亲近了,更成熟了,学到了很多在家里学不到的东西。期待新学年我们延续和完善学校计划这一重要的新方面,尤其是我们也在学校合作中积极洽谈进行国际交换生项目和帮助学生们顺利到美国及其他国家的学校就读。

New Staff

We are excited that in spite of the many challenges we have all endured, all grades will be working with live English-speaking expat teachers in addition to our wonderful Chinese staff and faculty. A few members of the SAIS family are still abroad, including two of our specialist teachers in the upper grades, but they will all be acting in supporting roles to those who are on campus. We will send out information about our new teaching staff in our next letter.

We look forward to welcoming returning and new families to the SAIS campus in a few short weeks! In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your summer.

Warmly,

The SAIS Leadership Team

新教师

尽管我们经历了许多的挑战,我们感到十分兴奋的是,除了有我们优秀的中方教职员工之外,还有英语为母语的教学经验丰富的外籍老师在校为所有年级的学生授课。少数深美教师仍在国外,其中包括我们高年级的两名专业老师,但他们都将持续为在校师生提供支持。我们将在下周的深美动态中分享有关我校新教师的信息。

我们期待在短短几周后迎接返校家庭以及新家庭的到来!与此同时,尽情享受剩余的暑假吧!

深美国际学校管理团队