Buffalo Weekly - May 22

SCHOOL CALENDAR/UPCOMING EVENTS:
May 24 - Secondary Learning Celebration
June 6 - Graduation

News & Events at WYIS

SECONDARY LEARNING CELEBRATION

Calling all secondary parents!

Want to know what your child has been learning all year in Secondary? Come check it out at the Secondary Learning Celebration on Friday, May 24.

The event begins at 6pm in the auditorium with performances, presentations, and awards. After the program, head over to the cafeteria for an exhibition of student learning from 6:30-8pm.

We look forward to seeing you as we remember a fantastic year of learning.

EC5 MARKET

During Quarter 4, our EC5 students have been learning about buying and selling. Their final project is a market where you can purchase handmade items from the students.

The market will take place in the 5th floor cafe area from 1:30-2:45 on Friday, May 24. Parents, students, and staff - come join us in the market and help support our EC5 students. .

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 by May 22. This will help us to prepare all the necessary documents for you. 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).

WATER DAY

  • Lower Elementary (EC4-Grade 1) will have their water fight on Thursday, June 6 from 10:30-11:00. To participate, students MUST bring towels, non-white clothing for the water fight, and a change of clothes for afterwards. No water guns will be allowed. We will use water balloons provided by classroom teachers.
  • Upper Elementary (Grades 2-5) will have their water fight on Thursday, June 6 from 10:15-10:35. To participate, students MUST bring towels, non-white clothing for the water fight, and a change of clothes for afterwards. Water bottles and squirt guns (with teacher approval) can be used during the water fight. No water balloons allowed.
  • Secondary – Secondary students will have their water fight on Thursday, June 6, from 11:10-11:25. To participate, students must bring towels, non-white clothing for the water fight, and a change of clothes for afterwards. Water bottles and squirt guns (with teacher approval) can be used during the water fight. No water balloons allowed.

SCHEDULE FOR FINAL WEEK OF SCHOOL

  • SECONDARY - During the final week of school, June 3-6, secondary students will take final exams and be released at 11:30 each day. Secondary students may not stay in the building after 11:45 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 - Elementary classes are in session all day from Monday through Wednesday. The last day of school - Thursday, June 6 - is a half day for all school, both elementary and secondary.

On half days, bus riders may enjoy a short recess until 11:45 when transportation will be provided to their homes.

CHECK-OUT FAIR

There will be a check–out fair for all secondary students (leaving and returning) in the library on Wednesday, June 5, from 11:30 until 1 PM. The check-out fair is a one-stop service for students to return all their textbooks, library books, electronic devices, and clear all outstanding accounts. The school librarian, registrar, IT office, and Finance Director will all be present during the fair and will facilitate the end of year check–out.

Because of the check-out fair, the Hankou bus and Golden Harbor bus will depart from the school at 1:00 pm. Students who wish to order a school lunch can continue to do so.