Buffalo Weekly - April 10

SCHOOL CALENDAR/UPCOMING EVENTS:
April 19 - Good Friday (HALF DAY)
April 22-26 - MS MAP Testing
April 29-May 3 - Elementary MAP Testing
April 26-27 - iSC Varsity Soccer Tournament at WYIS
May 1 - May Holiday (NO SCHOOL)
May 3 - Fine Arts Showcase - Secondary
May 10 - Fine Arts Showcase - Elementary

General Announcements

CALENDAR FOR 2019/2020

If you're ready to plan your holidays for next year, please save this calendar of Key Semester Dates . This is not an events calendar but is a listing of semester dates and time off from school. To see our regularly updated school events calendar, please visit the calendar on our website.

OPEN HOUSE FOR 2019/2020

Mark your calendar for our Open House on Friday, August 9, from 6-8pm. This time is intended for all families (new and returning) to hear more about the 2019/2020 school year. At Open House, you'll get to learn about our new initiaves and understand our academic programs, plus you can meet your children's teachers and follow up on bussing, uniform, tuition, and other needed information.

New families will want to also attend our Pre-Open House from 4:30-5:30, in order to get help with registration, uniforms, finance, etc.

RE-ENROLLMENT FOR 2019/2020

If you have children returning to WYIS for the 2019/2020 school year, please make sure to go through the re-enrollment process. You can re-enroll on PowerSchool ahead of time, or you can come to the Re-Enrollment Fair to re-enroll in person. The Re-Enrollment Fair is held at the same time as Parent-Teacher Conferences, on Wednesday, April 10.

The PowerSchool re-enrollment portal is open now and will close on April 17. Please contact Mrs. Jessica Han at jessica.han@wyischina.com if you have any further questions.

QUARTER 4 AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Below are After-School Activities for Quarter 4. Log in to your parent portal on PowerSchool to sign up and view additional information.

  • CrossFit Kids (Grades 1-2)
  • Chinese Calligraphy (Grades 1-5)
  • From Trash to Toys Recycling Club (Grades 1-4)
  • Badminton (Grades 2-5)
  • Minecraft Education (Grades 2-4)
  • Soccer (Grades 3-5)
  • Harry Potter Club (Grades 3-5)
  • Join the Story Book Club (Grades 4-5)

PLEASE NOTE:

  • In order to have plenty of space for all who are interested, please limit your child's activities to two for each quarter. If there are still spots available after Wednesday, April 17, these will open up to anybody who wants to join, even those involved in two activities already. Last day to sign up for activities is Monday, April 22..
  • Please doublecheck PowerSchool after you sign up your child for an after-school activity. Occasionally, there are issues with the system. If you notice any issue regarding your child's after-school activity signup, or if you have general questions about these after-school activities, please contact Aaron Householder (aaron.householder@wyischina.com).

QUARTER 3 GRADES

Grades for Quarter 3 are now available in DocBox on PowerSchool. Please log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal to view your child's report. If you have questions about accessing this report, please contact Agnes Liu (agnes.liu@wyischina.com). Note: DocBox will not open correctly in Internet Explorer. Please use Chrome or Firefox to access this site.

TIPS FROM STUDENT SERVICES: BEING SMART WITH SMART PHONES

Smartphones are helpful tools but they also bring lots of challenges to our lives, especially the lives of teenagers. Because of their constant connection to smart phones, teens are experiencing more and more neck and spine problems; anxiety, sleep loss, and social problems; and a disconnectedness from family and friends.

Student Services has a great resource to share with you to help you have important conversations with your teens about smartphones. It's a free online video series that you do on your own time. Contact our Student Services department for the link or for more information (Sandra.Carpenter@wyischina.com).

PROCEDURES FOR EXITING FAMILIES

We understand that some families will exit from WYIS at the end of year. We would like to make your leaving process as smooth as possible. If you are planning to leave WYIS at the end of year, please fill out the Notice of Departure form as soon as possible.

All of the documents for exiting families and graduating students will be available for picking up from our Registrar Ms. Agnes Liu from Monday, June 10 between 9 am to 3 pm. All the yearly report cards for returning students will be available over the summer vacation or during the 2019/2020 school year.

Please make sure you have no outstanding books, equipment, instruments, or payments due before the last day of school. According to our policy, the registrar cannot release any documents before everything is clear. If there are any refunds you believe are due to you, please discuss this with the Finance Office directly.

Please contact our registrar if you have any questions (registrar@wyischina.com)