by Dr. Gwyn Underwood (Superintendent) and the Admin Team
Dear CIS community,
No one would have believed that in the final years of Cebu International School’s first century, a microscopic organism would throw the world into disarray. As people busied themselves with their various concerns, the SARS-CoV-2 virus mutated and spread to the furthest reaches of the globe.
…but in challenging times, the resilience of our kind has come to the fore and I am proud to say that congratulations are in order to all members of our CIS community. You have all strived to show perseverance, overcome the repeated challenges we have faced, and successfully continued to learn, grow, and create lasting memories together.
Students, well done for completing the school year. As we take a break from school, I encourage you to rest, but also continue learning. Spend time with your friends and families, pursue individual hobbies – but do take a break from your electronic devices – and read, read, and read. Reading and thinking critically about what you have read is an excellent way to develop both language and critical thinking skills for next year!
Of course, a community is only as strong as its collective members and it can only flourish with their input and involvement. On behalf of the CIS community, thank you to all who contributed to our community this year both at home and from afar. Thank you to all the parents/guardians (and in particular the PTA and our supportive Board of Trustees), faculty and staff, extended family members, alumni, friends, and of course, our wonderful students.To our families, faculty, and staff who are leaving CIS to pursue new adventures, we wish you farewell and all the best. Thank you for being a part of our CIS family. We hope you will think back to your time here with fondness, as we will surely treasure the many experiences we have shared together.
We are hoping to be able to return to campus in August, but of course, this depends on what happens over our summer break. Regardless of whether this is possible, CIS will continue to provide for our community and we will remain anchored in our guiding statements.
Have a wonderful summer break, everyone. The 2020-21 school year is complete!