Buffalo Weekly - May 13, 2020

Upcoming Events

Date Event
Through June 12 Home-Based Learning (HBL) Continues
June 8-12 Secondary Final Exams
June 12 Quarter 4 Ends/Last Day of School



Please read HERE this letter from iSC Superintendent, Josh Keegan. This important letter includes information about school start dates for the 2020/2021 school year, as well as future online learning options.

In addition, please complete our brief survey at the links below. This survey is about your HBL experience, enrollment intentions for next year, and the wellbeing of your family. The survey will close at 5pm on Wednesday, May 20, Beijing time.

Survey - English
Survey - Chinese
Survey - Korean

Please let us know if you have questions and how we can serve you better. Thank you.


If you have children returning to WYIS for the 2020/2021 school year, it is necessary for you to complete the re-enrollment process on PowerSchool.

PowerSchool re-enrollment is OPEN NOW through Sunday, May 31.

Re-enrollment information is being emailed to parents this week. Please contact Kay Lin Lee (admissions@wyischina.com) if you have any further questions.


Week 2 (May 11-15): Mystery Mask
Week 3 (May 18-22): Workout Week


Earlier, we introduced you to our new Secondary Principal for the coming school year. This week, we are pleased to introduce you to another new member of our principal team.

In summer 2020, we will welcome the Hatten family to WYIS. Will Hatten will be our new Elementary Principal. Will's wife, Leslie, will join our Elementary teaching team.

Dr. Latasha Carter, who has been Elementary Principal since 2018, will move back to Texas this summer to pursue a new opportunity.

Click below for more information about Dr. Carter's transition, as well as an introduction to the Hatten family.

Dr. Carter – English
Hatten – English
Hatten – Chinese


Last month, we featured a video from Mr. Q, School Counselor, about quieting our busy brains. Mr. Q has created another video resource for you, “Gathering Information.”

From Mr. Q: "Another way to quiet false alarms is to get accurate and complete information/news. Getting the proper information is important. This video will cover how to get accurate news on what happened, why it happened, and where it happened."

CLICK HERE to view the video.

MATERIALS SURVEY (Textbooks, MS Surfaces, Library Books)

To help us develop our school's end-of-year procedures, we need information from you about school materials currently checked out and whether or not they will be returned by the end of the school year. The information you provide in this survey may affect future purchases and policies in various departments.

CLICK HERE for this brief survey. One survey response per family, please. The survey will be open from April 29 - May 15.

If you or your child would like to find out what books you have checked out right now, you can sign in to your library accounts, and check under “My Info.” If you or your child need help signing in, email the librarians at library@wyischina.com. You can also simply mark “Not sure” on the survey, and one of the librarians will get in touch with you to help you figure out what you have.

Note: All overdue fees caused by the COVID-19 situation will be waived once books are returned, so please ignore overdue book fee notices.


Below is an update from CollegeBoard regarding SAT.

CollegeBoard will not be able to administer the SAT and SAT Subject Tests as planned on June 6, 2020.

Students will have opportunities to take the SAT to make up for this spring’s lost administrations. If it’s safe from a public health standpoint, we will provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.

Students will be able to register for these administrations beginning in May. We’ll communicate directly with students when the exact date is available. Students who were registered for June and those in the high school class of 2021 who do not have SAT scores will have early access to registration for the August, September, and October administrations.