Buffalo Weekly - June 2, 2021

Upcoming Events

DATE EVENT
June 14 Dragon Boat Festival (No School)
June 17 Last Day of School (Half Day for All)
June 17 Graduation

FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL SCHOOL EVENTS, VIEW OUR WEBSITE CALENDAR.

DRAMA SPRING SHOWCASE

Our Drama Spring Showcase - A Day In the Life of a Typical Teen - will be at 6:30 PM on Friday, June 4. The showcase includes performances by Middle School Drama, High School Drama, and Fashion Design. This show is best suited for audiences middle school and above. Join us!

VALEDICTORIAN & EARCOS AWARDS ANNOUNCED

During the Secondary Drama Spring Showcase on June 4, we will announce two very special awards for secondary students: the Valedictorian for the WYIS Class of 2020/2021, as well as the EARCOS Global Citizenship Award winner.

Please join us at the Showcase for great entertainment and to hear the results of these great awards and honors.

GRADUATION

The graduating class of 2021 invites you to celebrate WYIS Graduation 2021 with us.

The graduation ceremony will be in the WYIS auditorium at 5PM on Thursday, June 17. All WYIS families and staff are invited to share in this community event celebrating the WYIS graduating class of 2021.

ELEMENTARY SPORTS GAMES

Our elementary sports clubs and teams will enjoy some friendly competition against local schools soon. Join us at WYIS for any of these games to cheer on our WYIS Water Buffaloes:

DATE TIME EVENT OPPONENT
Thursday, June 3 3:30-4:30 G1-2 soccer game Zhuankou Primary School
Thursday, June 3 3:30-4:30 G3-5 soccer game San Jiao Hu Primary School
Monday, June 7 3:30-4:30 Elementary Table Tennis Xin Cheng Primary School & EFIW French School

END-OF-YEAR CHECKOUT PROCEDURES

Two more weeks until school ends. Please note this important information about end-of-year procedures:

CHECK-OUT FAIR:

There will be a check–out fair for all secondary students (leaving and returning) in the library on Wednesday, June 16, from 11: 30 until 1 pm. The check-out fair is a one-stop service for students to return their textbooks, electronic devices, and clear all outstanding accounts. The school librarian, registrar, IT office, cashier, and finance department will all be present during the fair and will facilitate the end of year check- out. Each student will get a check-out form on the fair for sign up.

Because of the check-out fair, school buses will depart from the school at 1 pm. Students who wish to order a school lunch can do so.

FOR ALL LEAVING & GRADUATING STUDENTS:

Official documents will be ready for pick up from June 23, from Registrar Agnes Liu. Please make sure your child has submitted the check-out form indicating that he or she has returned all books and cleared all outstanding accounts.

FOR ALL RETURNING STUDENTS:

To keep you informed about your child's academic performance, we will provide each student with a final official report card at the end of year. The report card will be available for pick up over the summer or at the beginning of the new school year.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Ms. Agnes Liu at agnes.liu@wyischina.com.

LIBRARY NOTICE

Below are key details about library book due dates and summer info:

End-of-Year

  • All library books are due June 11
  • All textbooks are due June 16

Summer Hours & Info

  • The library will be open to families every Monday and Thursday from July 5 through July 29. Summer library hours are 10-12 noon and 1-3.
  • Summer checkouts will begin on Monday, July 5.
  • All summer checkouts will be due on the first day of classes, August 10.

SUPPORT FOR INDIA

We invite you to join all iSC schools in our fundraising campaign to help India in its extreme difficulties during COVID. Together, let's help India breathe.

SECONDARY AWARDS

During secondary assembly on Wednesday, June 9, we will have our secondary awards ceremony. During this time, we'll announce athletic, academic, and other types of awards for secondary students. Parents are welcome to attend this assembly to see the awards given. Assembly is from 8-9 in the Performing Arts Building auditorium.

SECONDARY FINAL EXAMS

Secondary students are 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. Elementary classes are in session all day this week. 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.

For the exam schedule, view our web calendar.

CALENDAR FOR 2021/2022

Our Key Semester Dates calendar for 2021/2022 is now available. The Key Semester Dates calendar is intended to show you at a glance dates that we are not in school, as well as quarter and semester start and end dates. You can download the calendar from our website HERE.

For a complete listing of all school events, including dates on the Key Semester Dates calendar, please review the regular website calendar HERE.

TRAFFIC DELAYS DUE TO GAOKAO

Plan for high traffic and a longer commute next week, as local high schoolers will take the gaokao test Monday through Wednesday, June 7-9. This does not affect WYIS students, though it may affect your commute to school. Boxue Lu will be closed to vehicles those days, so please allow plenty of extra time to allow for alternate routes and very busy traffic. Walkers/bikers to WYIS should not be affected.

TRAVEL & HEALTH UPDATE

Recently, there have been COVID-19 outbreaks in the following areas: Guangzhou and Foshan. If you have traveled to either of these or other medium/high-risk areas recently, please contact your local community officer.