Buffalo Weekly - March 30, 2022

Upcoming Events

DATE EVENT
April 1 Half Day of School (School ends at 11:30)
April 4-8 Spring Holiday (No school)
April 18 Parent-Teacher Conferences (No school)

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

FIELD DAY

We are very excited to announce the school-wide Field day will take place on Friday, April 1, 2022 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. This event will be a wonderful opportunity for the entire school community to come together and experience some high energy and exciting sports and games activities.

Important reminders for students:
  • What to wear? Students may wear Field Day shirts from last year or any shirts with their team color, shorts, and sports shoes. No sandals or flip flops, please.
  • What to bring? Students should bring a refillable water bottle and protection from the sun -- suncreen or possibly a hat.
  • What color or team? Your child's classroom or advisory teacher informed parents/students of their teams last week. Whatever team your child is on determines what color shirt they wear for Field Day. Students who were here last year are most likely on the same team, though there have been slight adjustments.

RE-ENROLLMENT FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR 2022/23

If you are planning to return to WYIS next school year, it is necessary that you re-enroll. Re-enrollment secures your place for the next school year and to help us plan our resources. Re-enrollment is now open. Please complete your re-enrollment from March 30 to April 30 on the PowerSchool parent portal.

We will also have a re-enrollment station at WYIS during Parent-Teacher Conferences on April 18. Office and admissions staff will be available to answer questions and to offer assistance with the online process.

Questions, please contact our Admissions Manager Kay Lin Lee at kaylin.lee@wyischina.com or 8423-8713 ext 604.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) will be held Monday, April 18 from 9-5. Registration will open on Monday, April 11. View the complete PTC announcement here.

All conferences are in person at WYIS. At this time, we do not offer an option for meeting online.

NOTE: PTC is a day off of school for students. Parents, if you are not able to get the appointment time you need with your child's teacher, please email them separately to schedule a time to meet. 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.

Q4 AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

After-school activities (ASAs) for Quarter 4 ASAs are open for registration on PowerSchool. Read more about our ASAs here.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL CLUB

Grades 1-5 American Football Club, led by Coach (Dr.) Hatten, will be from 3:30-4:40 on Thursdays, April 14-June 2 on the soccer field. This club is an introduction to American football. Students will learn the basics of passing, catching, running, and the basic rules of American football. Activities will be non-contact and safe for students. Students do not need prior experience with American football to join the club. Registration will open at 7 PM on March 23 and close at 7 PM on April 1.

AVAILABLE SPOTS IN THESE ACTIVITIES

There are still some available spots for Wednesday's G1-5 Jazz Dance Club, Thursday's G1-5 Soccer Club, and Friday's G2-5 Tee Ball Club. If you would like your child to join any of these activities, please email Ms. Susie Xiong at susie.xiong@wyischina.com.

If you have questions, please contact After-School Activities Coordinator, Susie Xiong (susie.xiong@wyischina.com).

ISC PARENT SURVEY

Our district, iSC, initiates a parent survey every year for feedback about our school’s learning environment, educational programs, your child’s teachers, school safety, school-home communication, and parental involvement opportunities. The WYIS Office emailed all parents more information about this survey last week.

Please complete the survey (HERE) today. The survey closes April 1.

NO PARKING OUTSIDE FRENCH SCHOOL

When dropping off or picking up your kids each day, please keep in mind our French neighbors next door and do NOT park outside their lobby or school building. Please drive around to the WYIS side and park in our parking lot. The EFIW (French School) students and staff need a safe passage to and from their building, just like our families do. Thank you for showing respect and consideration to our French neighbors by not parking in front of their lobby or building.

SCHOOL BUS PARKING ZONE

For the safety of our bus riders and to ensure smooth driving and parking on campus, we now have a painted school bus parking zone on our driveway. The area is marked on the ground near the lobby, and it is only for school bus parking during school days. Please don’t park your cars in the school bus parking zone between 7:30 and 5:00. All cars must park in the parking lot.

STUDENT ARTWORK EXHIBITION

The first Wuhan International Children's Painting Exhibition of the Wuhan Art Museum will be held at the first of June 2022. This activity, which is a centralized exhibition of Wuhan children's paintings, is themed around the Wuhan water culture and is an important activity for the Wuhan National Professional Art Museum. The goal is to popularize and disseminate art, develop young people's artistic literacy, and represent the cultural atmosphere of the city of Wuhan.

WYIS students have the opportunity for their work to be displayed in the exhibition. If your child would like to participate, please submit their artwork to art teacher Ms. Tiffany Yang (tiffany.yang@wyischina.com) by April 30. Please include your child's name, age, nationality, and a short description of the artwork. For more information, contact Ms. Yang.

COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS & ADVICE

As the Spring Break is coming and you consider your plans, please keep the following in mind:

  • Please avoid unnecessary travel
  • Do not travel to medium-high risk areas
  • If you plan to travel outside of Wuhan, please email Jessie Guo (Jessie.guo@ wyischina.com) with the following information:
    1. Travel dates
    2. Form of transportation
    3. Travel destination

**Traveling Outside of Hubei Province? COVID test required.

If you plan to travel out of Hubei province, you must submit a COVID test to the school that is valid within 48 hours of the date your child returns to school.
For any questions regarding our COVID health and safety policies or requirements, please contact Jessie Guo (jessie.guo@wyischina.com)