Buffalo Weekly - April 21, 2021

Upcoming Events

April 22-24 iSC HS Soccer Tournament (at WYIS)
April 30 Parent-Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)
May 3 May Holiday (NO SCHOOL)
May 15 International Day



Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) are scheduled for Friday, April 30 from 9-5 PM.

At PTC, parents are invited to meet with their child’s teachers to discuss student progress and goals. The time is planned to be reflective and action-oriented. Conferences can be an important part in the education process, giving parents time to ask questions and to work together with teachers.

Upper elementary and secondary students are welcome to attend conferences. They may benefit from the opportunity to discuss their progress in an open forum with teachers and parents. Lower elementary parents are asked to attend without their children to allow for the most effective time with teachers.

Registration for PTC is open now and will close on April 27 at 4pm. Parents need to log into PowerSchool to sign up for appointments. Instructions on how to register for PTC are HERE.

NOTE: Music teacher Ms. Krista Pack will not be available on April 30 for PTC. If you would like to have an appointment with her, please email her directly to schedule an appointment for another time. If you would like to book an appointment with a staff member who is not on your booking list, please email the school office at wyisoffice@wyischina.com.

Thank you for your support as a parent/guardian. We look forward to meeting with you on conference day.


WYIS is hosting the annual iSC Soccer Tournament on our campus April 23-24. We invite our families to join us as we support our high school soccer teams.

Tournament hours and times listed below:
  • Friday, April 23, from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 24, from 8:30 AM - 12 NOON

Come support your WYIS Water Buffaloes!!


We're less than 4 weeks away from International Day 2021! We invite all our WYIS families to join us at International Day and celebrate in community the cultural diversity we have here at WYIS.

How can you get involved?

Wear clothes from either your own country/region or one you identify with. You can also join with others from PTO to share a food, cultural activity, or performance that represents your country.

If you have questions or would like to get involved, contact your PTO Language Group Leader or International Day coordinator Anna Malchow.


What is one of the best parts of your favorite movies? The music, of course!

The WYIS elementary and secondary Spring Concerts will transport you to a variety of classic films through music by students singing and playing musical instruments.

The music students have worked hard to put on a Spring Concert that you are sure to enjoy. Elementary students will be performing on ukulele, our new keyboard mallet instruments, recorders, and more. The Grade 5 students will present their premiere performance on their band instruments. The secondary band and choir students will be presenting an exciting compilation of music from Disney movies and more. Join us for this exciting musical experience. Secondary Spring Concert is Wednesday, May 12, at 6:30 PM. Elementary Spring Concert is Friday, May 14, at 8:30 AM.


Please join us for the 8th Grade Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, May 7, from 1-3 PM. The Fair begins in the auditorium at 1 for the awards ceremony. Then we will move to the 5th floor of the Academic Building for refreshments and interactions with the students and their projects. We welcome parents to talk with our 8th grade students as they share the results of their Science Fair projects. Science Fair is an exciting event where we celebrate the hard work of our students.

Please contact Bryan Fisher at bryan.fisher@wyischina.com with any questions.


Report cards for Quarter 3 are now available on PowerSchool. Please log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal to view your child's report. ECC report cards are located in Student Reports. Grade 1 to Grade 12 report cards are located in Docbox. If you have questions about accessing the report, please contact Registrar Agnes Liu at registrar@wyischina.com.

Note: DocBox will not open correctly in Internet Explorer. Please use Chrome or Firefox to access this site.


Students in EC5 through Grade 10 will take the spring Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test between April 26 – May 28. MAP is a computerized adaptive test that helps WYIS teachers and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth. To learn more about MAP, please read HERE or contact your child’s teacher.

Below are specific testing dates by grade levels:

  • April 26-30, Grade 2
  • May 3–7, EC5, & Grade 1
  • May 10–14, Grades 3, 4, and 6-8
  • May 17–21, Grade 5
  • May 24–28, Grades 9 & 10


College Board is the nation’s largest college-going organization, helping millions of students navigate the transition from high school to college each year through programs like the SAT, AP, and BigFuture.

College Board is organizing two upcoming events to support parents and students. Note: Even if the timing is not convenient, students are encouraged to register anyway and will receive links of the recording after the events.

1. College Board International University Talk (for Students/Parents/Educators) - April 17, 2021

Meet admission leaders from universities around the world and learn what have or have not changed in their admission practices. Speakers are from universities in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Asia etc. to give the audience global perspectives of international higher education. They will share their expertise and advice on a wide range of topics.

2. 2021 AP Exam Review Sessions (for International Students) - April 19-26, 2021

They have organized these course-specific, online exam prep sessions especially for international students. All the sessions will be led by experienced AP Readers, who are involved in scoring AP exams each year.

Read more about and register for each of these courses here.