Flash October 18 2021

All School news

Attention: Student Health and Travel Declaration Form

As part of our ongoing health and safety measures in preparation for the resumption of classes on campus after the Mid-Term Break, parents must complete the latest Student Health and Travel Declaration Form to indicate the health and travel history of their child. Parents received an email to their @CDNIS account with a link to the form last week. If you did not complete one form per student to indicate the current health and travel history of your child, please do so today.


ASA Bus Registration

If your child is enrolled in an After School Activity at the school, and you have not amended their bus details so they can take the appropriate ASA bus home, please remember to do so via the KCM website. If you do not have a current KCM account, you will need to create one. If your child will take the free shuttle bus to the WCH MTR station after their ASA, please note you must also register them for this service via the KCM website. The shuttle bus departs CDNIS at 4:10pm.


Celebrating the Past, Inspiring the Future - Annual Giving Appeal

Providing our students with the best educators, learning environment, and opportunities is as important today as it was 30 years ago. In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, please join our early supporters by making a gift in honor of this momentous occasion as we celebrate the past and inspire the future. Make your 30th gift now.


Deadline: Friday, October 22 for EDB Student Grant Forms

If you have not already done so, please return your child's pre-printed and signed EDB student grant form to the school this week. LS students may pass their forms to their homeroom teachers and US students are asked to drop forms off in the main office. Parents have until Friday, October 22 to return the forms to the school. Forms cannot be accepted via email or fax. Further details are available on the EDB website, while parents may also find this video and list of bank codes useful.


Halloween

No one does Halloween like CDNIS. This year, we will celebrate Halloween on Friday, October 29. All students are encouraged to come to school in a costume as long as it does not prevent them from participating in regular school activities. Lots of fun activities are being planned for this year from costume competitions to special Halloween treats. Watch this space for more details.


Yearbook Cover Contest

The Yearbook Club is holding a schoolwide competition for the 2022 yearbook cover. The theme this year is "Year of Tiger". Deadline to submit your entry is Monday, December 13. More information can be found by clicking here. Digital entries can be uploaded here while hard copies can be dropped off at the main office. Remember to include your full name and homeroom on your entry.


Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Clinic

The Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Clinic for LS and US students will be held on Friday, November 12. Reminders will be sent to all parents who enrolled their child(ren) for this vaccination programme closer to the date. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.


2021/22 Second Term Tuition Fee Deadline

Second term tuition fees for the 2021/22 school year are due on Friday, October 29, 2021. Invoices were emailed to CDNIS parent email accounts last week. Should you have any inquiries, please contact our Finance Department.


Lost and Found

Over the Mid-Term Break, staff went through the lost and found boxes on campus. Labelled items will be returned to Lower School students via their homerooms, while Upper School students will receive an email directing them to collect their item from area just outside the library. Unlabelled items including water bottles, clothing, lunch boxes, shoes, hats and more have all been placed in the shelves outside the library. If your child has lost something, please encourage them to check the shelves outside the library. A reminder that valuable items such as iPhones, airpods, cameras, octopus cards, etc can be claimed from the main office. 


Weather-Related Suspension of Classes

The safety of our students and staff is our priority, so in the event of extreme weather it may be necessary to modify our school schedules on occasion. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our weather policy. While we endeavour to communicate school closures via the urgent messaging system on our website and mobile app before 6am, parents should also pay close attention to television/radio announcements, as well as government websites during inclement weather.


Campus Visitor Policy

CDNIS has updated its policy for visitors who are invited onto campus. If you are invited to attend a meeting or another event on campus, please note that you will now need to complete the Visitor Health and Travel Declaration Form and provide proof of vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated, proof of a COVID-negative test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival on campus will need to be shown before entry to campus will be permitted. The test must be a nasal and throat swab for COVID-19 nucleic acid test that is government approved. Self-testing kits are not acceptable.


Parent Liaison Committee

The Parent Liaison Committee (PLC) is a multi-stakeholder Committee, comprised of Governors, Parents, and School Administrators. The PLC serves as a communication channel between parents and the Board of Governors. To contact the PLC, please send them an email.

Lower School News

Deadline Today: 74th Hong Kong School Music Festival

Prep to Grade 5 students interested in participating in the 74th Hong Kong School Music Festival 2022 may register using this google form no later than Monday, October 18. Information can be found by visiting the HKSMSA website. Once the form has been completed, please send a cheque payment for the appropriate amount payable to "The Canadian International School of Hong Kong Limited" to the 9/F Main Office by Tuesday, October 19 @ 9am. Please include the student's name, homeroom and "music festival" on the back of the cheque. Late submissions will NOT be included.


Grade 4-5 Students Enrolled in ASAs

If your Grade 4 or 5 child is enrolled in an After School Activity at the school, and they will leave campus on their own at the end of the day, please make sure you register them as an independent walker. If you have any questions, please contact the ASA Department.


Lunch Ordering: Prep to Grade 4

Students may bring a packed lunch from home or enjoy a purchased meal from our cafeteria. Prep to Grade 2 students must pre-order, while Grade 3-4 students can choose on the day and Grade 5 students may purchase their lunches on a daily basis. Please take a moment to view the Lower School Menu for October 19-December 16. To place your order, please use the Q2 Order Form. Both the menu and order form are also available behind the Parent Portal. If you have any unused credit from the previous term, please email your order form (without payment) to catering@cdnis.edu.hk. Any questions, please contact Terrance Lai.

Upper School News

Upcoming University Virtual Visits

October 19: The University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, Tulane, Rice, and Michigan State (8pm). October 19: Harvard, Pomona, Stanford and Wellesley (9pm). October 20: Boston University - CDNIS Zoom Visit (7pm). October 23: HK Baptist University: BBA Open Day 2021 (11am).

CISPA

Used Uniforms/Books Sale

CISPA will host a used uniform/book sale on Saturday, October 23 from 9am-12noon in the LLAC roundabout. Visitors to this event will be asked to wear a mask at all times and socially distance themselves from others. Visitors will be restricted to the roundabout and will not be allowed to enter the school building. Uniforms cost $20/item and books will start at $10.


Join CISPA on Facebook

The CISPA Pin board on Facebook is a place to meet other parents, share information about the school, and buy/sell second hand items. To join, you must answer the member question, so please take a moment to check your message folder and reply. 

Dates

Oct 18, 2021
No School for Students: Professional Learning Day


Oct 19, 2021
74th Hong Kong School Music Festival Deadline


Oct 19, 2021
University Virtual Visits: The University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, Tulane, Rice and Michigan


Oct 19, 2021
University Virtual Visits: Harvard, Pomona, Stanford and Wellesley


Oct 20, 2021
University Virtual Visits: Boston University


Oct 22, 2021
EDB Student Grant Form Deadline


Oct 23, 2021
University Virtual Visits: HK Baptist University: BBA Open Day 2021


Oct 23, 2021
Used Uniform & Book Sale


Oct 29, 2021
Halloween Celebrations


Oct 29, 2021
2021/22 Second Term Tuition Fee Deadline


Nov 5, 2021
EY1 and EY2 Learning Conversations


Nov 8, 2021
EY1 and EY2 Learning Conversations


Nov 12, 2021
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Clinic


Nov 17, 2021
Grade 6-8 Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences


Nov 18, 2021
Grade 6-8 Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences


Nov 19, 2021
Grade 6-8 Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences


Nov 25, 2021
Grade 9-12 Report Cards