Dear CIS Students, Parents, Faculty, Staff and Community Members,
Welcome back to the the CIS 2017-2018 School Year!
We are all very excited to welcome all new and returning families back to school for the new year. This year we will continue many of the wonderful programs and practices from the past while including some new ways of connecting with families throughout the year. We will continue to provide a variety of wonderful academic and after school activities for all of our students and seek to build on past practices as well.
Three of our biggest changes for the year include that we have added a Preschool 2 program to our early childhood center (and are pleased to see the classroom filling up with our youngest learners) and secondly, we are now offering a full day PS 3 and 4 option running from 7:30am-2:30pm. We are excited that our new PS 2 program and whole day PS3-4 option will help families be a part of the CIS community at an earlier age and to address the needs of families with children over a range of ages who could not attend CIS prior to having these new programs.
Lastly, we are very excited about our new reporting plan we have in place for the coming year.
It all starts on Tuesday August 8th with our new Whole School Community Orientation. All families, returning and new to CIS are invited to come to campus from 3-5 PM to meet new faculty, connect or reconnect with families and our awesome PTA, and hear about what your child will be learning in the coming weeks and months of school. Our new reporting process is based on sharing what is coming up for your child, along with traditional reporting at the end of each marking period.
To that end, we are implementing a parent view into online student portfolios where you will be able to see current work of your child with teacher comments in “real time” so that you can be a part of the ongoing conversation of learning. Our conferences will look at goal setting and what lies ahead for your child’s learning and areas you can support the learning. And our report cards will continue to connect you with your child’s summative learning at the end of each marking period. You will receive more e-letters about the reporting process throughout the year.
We cannot wait to see you all on August 8th for our Whole Community Orientation and throughout the year!
Dr. Ted Mockrish, Ed.D, K-12 Principal
Ms. Maike Silver, Elementary Assistant Principal & PYP Coordinator