December 2-18: MAP Testing for Elementary
December 13: Christmas Program
December 16-19: Secondary final exams
December 20: Half day of school
December 23 - January 3: Christmas break (no school)
**FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL SCHOOL EVENTS, VIEW OUR WEBSITE CALENDAR.
News & Events at WYIS
Join us on Friday, December 13, as WYIS drama, art, and music students welcome the community to see, hear, and feel unity this Christmas.
Our Christmas program, A Community Christmas, will have two separate programs: Elementary is at 8:30 AM. Secondary is at 6:30 PM.
We look forward to joining in community with you for Christmas at WYIS.
Students in EC5 - Grade 5 will take MAP tests December 2- 18.
You can learn more about MAP here.
CHRISTMAS MARKET AT GOLDEN HARBOR
Golden Harbor is hosting its annual Christmas Market this year on French Street in Hanyang. The market is on Saturday, December 14, from 10 until 4.
The WYIS Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) will have booths set up at the market where they will sell food, crafts, and secondhand items. Proceeds raised from market sales will go toward fundraising for special school projects.
LAOS FUNDRAISER BAKE SALE
The Laos team is having a bake sale in the cafeteria on December 6 to raise money for the Laos trip. The bake sale will be during both elementary and secondary lunch times, 11:15-12:45. Items for sale include brownies, cupcakes, cookies, banana bread, etc. All proceeds support the team of students and staff headed on the Laos service trip in January 2020.
FOOD DRIVE - STAMPEDE HUNGER IN WUHAN
Today is the last day for our Stampede Hunger Food Drive, a week-long event where students and staff compete to see who can bring in the most food to help the hungry in Wuhan. Next week we'll have results to share of who the big winners are and let you know just how much food our community has donated for the food bank. Full details are here.
FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE: CHICKENPOX
We have just been informed of a confirmed case of chicken pox. As this is the season many people get sick, please be aware of the symptoms of chickenpox. Chickenpox often starts without the classic rash but with a fever, headache, sore throat, or stomachache. These symptoms may last for a few days, with the fever in the 101°–102°F (38.3°–38.8°C) range. The red, itchy skin rash usually starts on the abdomen or back and face, then spreads to almost everywhere else on the body (including the scalp, mouth, arms, legs, and private areas).
If your child is unwell, please keep them at home. If they have any of these symptoms, please see a doctor. Questions? Contact Alpha Balusdan, School Nurse.
EQUESTRIANS ON CAMPUS
The local Education Bureau is hosting an Equestrians on Campus event and has asked WYIS students to participate. This is an optional event, and it is for secondary students only. Those that participate will learn equestrian knowledge in a class as well as in a practical sense. Below are more details:
- When: Saturday, December 14, from 9 until 12 noon.
- Who: Secondary students. If a secondary student has an elementary sibling 7 years old or older, they may also attend. Parents are allowed to go with their children,as well.
- Cost: The event is free. Insurance and transportation are provided.
- Location: Wuhan Business School (About 20 minutes away from WYIS)
SECONDARY COURSE CATALOG ONLINE
Secondary parents, if you are looking for the Secondary Course Catalog, click here to view it on our website. To find it without the link, go to our website (www.wyischina.com), then Community, then Parents. The catalog is in the Quick Links section under Parents, along with other school documents.
We update the catalog from time to time and always keep the latest version on our website.
PROCEDURES FOR FAMILIES LEAVING WYIS
We understand that some families will leave WYIS at the end of semester. 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 click HERE to fill out the Notice of Departure form, which we need by December 6. This will help us to prepare all the necessary documents for you.
All of the documents for exiting families will be available to pick up from our Registrar, Agnes Liu, on Friday, December 20 at 12 noon.
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.
SECONDARY FINAL EXAMS
Secondary final exams take place the week before Christmas break. Secondary students will be released at 11:30 am each day. Bus riders may enjoy a short recess until 11:45 when transportation will be provided to their homes. Secondary students may not stay in the building after 11:45 during final exam week unless attending a review session requested by a teacher. Final exam week offers high school students (Grades 9-12) an open campus. Students may choose to come to school only during exam blocks, or if they choose to study. Study hall blocks are not required exams.
Elementary classes are in session all day/regular hours this week, with the exception of Friday, December 20. All school ends at 11:30 on December 20.