At WYIS, our teachers work closely with parents to maintain a high level of academic excellence while nurturing and developing each child according to his gifts. Parents are welcome to contact our teachers by email or phone. Parent-Teacher Conferences are also a great way to stay in touch. These are held quarterly and are designed for parents to have specific time to discuss your child’s progress with their teachers.
Our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) welcomes all parents of WYIS students and is a very important resource for both the school and the parents themselves. To help cater to the wide diversity here at WYIS, our PTO is organized into several language groups, each with their own organizer. The language group organizer not only serves as the contact person to disseminate school-related information, but they also assist in communication between parents and the school.
Throughout the year, the PTO also helps coordinate various activities. One of our longest-standing school traditions, which PTO plays a large role in coordinating, is International Day. This is a highlight of every fall season.
Let us know if you would like to play a more active role in the PTO, and we can help connect you with a group.
Want to Get Connected?
Let us know. We’d love to help you get plugged in.
There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer at WYIS. Volunteering is a wonderful way for parents to be connected to their children while simultaneously helping the school. Common ways parents contribute their time and services are listed below. None of these pique your interest? Make another suggestion. We’re always looking for ways to involve our parents.
Come in to add an extra hand in class.
We’ve got a huge library. Something as simple as reading with a child can make a difference in a big way.
Have a green thumb? We’ve got plants all across our campus that could use some extra love and care.
Up for anything? It’s fine for you to let us know that, too. Tons of things come up throughout the year where we could use your involvement.
Recently, some of our parents volunteered their time and expertise at one of our Parent Workshops sponsored by Student Services. To view notes from this workshop on internet safety and addiction, click here.
Resource Quick List
We have a standardized school uniform to help create a common identity. Plus, it makes it really easy to pick out your clothes in the morning. The finer details of the uniform policy can be found here or in our Parent-Student Handbook. The basic components of our uniform can be ordered in the main office during school hours or through this online form.
The WYIS cafeteria includes a new state-of-the art kitchen, complete with everything from a pizza oven to a commercial dishwasher and sanitizer, and kitchen staff began service in the cafeteria for the 2017/2018 school year. Our food services program includes a salad bar with seasonal vegetables and fruit, as well as regular menu options to suit both Western and Asian tastes. The menu changes each month, utilizing seasonal produce and ingredients to provide the best nutrition and variety for our students. Ordering lunch is optional, and students are welcome to bring their own lunch to school.
We try our best to provide bus transportation both to and from school to help our students get around. Our buses travel the major routes within Hanyang, as well as venture some into Hankou and Wuchang. On every bus there is always at least one bus monitor, so students are well taken care of. Parents who would like their students to ride the bus can fill out the application below. We’ll get back to you in order to let you know what our closest route is.
Common Documents & Forms
We have organized our administrative forms and documents under this section for your easy access. Under this section, you will find:
2018-2019 Key Semester Dates Calendar
Air Pollution Policy
Parent – Student Handbook
Student Medical Form
2018-2019 Tuition & Fees
ECC Level 1 Application
ECC Level 2 Application
ECC Level 3 Application
High School Credit Request
How to Apply
Invoice Preparation Form
School Records Request Form
Secondary Course Catalog
Four-Year Plan Worksheet
Middle School Supply List
Elementary Enrichment Overview
Elementary Enrichment Fact Sheet
Secondary Program Overview
Secondary Modifications & Accommodations