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HS Back to School Night 2019

August 14, 2019

Dear KIS Community,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year. We look forward to welcoming you next week at Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 21.


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HS Fall PTC Letter 2018

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HS Back to School Night 2018

Welcome Back! 

Welcome to the High School at KIS for all students, parents and families. We are happy to see all of our returning students as well as welcoming many new faces on our campus for 2018-2019. This week has been a smooth transition for our students in high school; they have already met with all of their teachers, obtained course syllabi and materials, and begun to engage with their classmates in rich learning opportunities in every curricular area. This week also marks a return to advisory for all of our high school students. During this week, students are beginning to prepare for their upcoming Experiential Education trip, August 29 – August 31. Throughout the school this week – and for the entire school year – we are focusing on our K-12 school-wide approach to learning and discipline: ​be responsible, be respectful and be safe. To this end, all high school students met with the High School Principal and Associate Principal to review matters of personal conduct, such as the dress code, our attendance and tardy policies and expectations for autonomous block. Each student will receive a Parent-Student handbook and we ask that you review it with your child and use it as a valuable resource should questions or issues arise. Please sign the form at the back of the handbook and have your child return it to school during their advisory class during the week of August 20-August 24. Next week, we are excited to welcome all parents, guardians and students to join us for our secondary Back to School Night, August 22​. We are excited for your students to have opportunity to take you on a tour of the school and introduce you to each of their teachers. Our goal for Back to School Night is to increase school- to-home communication, so we can work together to support the highest levels of engagement and successful learning for our students.


<Schedule for Back To School Night – August 22, 2018 >
4:30 – 5:30PAC​ – Coaches, Student Athletes and their parents – mandatory for all students who are participating in a fall sport (volleyball, cross country or tennis)

5:30 – 5:45PAC​ – Students and Parents – Welcome Address from High School Administration and Counsellors
5:45 – 6:45PAC​ – Seniors and their parents for College Counseling Information Session – The College and University Application Process
5:45 – 8:00 – At your own pace, please walk around with your child to each of his/her classes. Be sure to meet your child’s advisory teacher as they will be chaperoning the upcoming EE trip

6:00-8:00 ​ – ​3rd Floor, G Building​ – Optional PowerSchool & Schoology help provided in FishBowl
6:00-8:00 ​ 3rd Floor, MS Building ​- Optional information about international student trips in The Center


* For our events in the PAC, Hangul translation will be provided.

If you need bus service to our Back To School Night, please fill out ​THIS FORM

We sincerely hope you will join us for Back to School Night and we also would love to see you at our first Parent / Principal Coffee on Tuesday, August 28th in the Mini Auditorium (back of the cafeteria) at 10:00am. This is a chance to meet in a relaxed and informal setting with the High School administration, learn about the school’s goals and priorities for the year as well as exciting upcoming events.



Aimmie Kellar
High School Principal

Anthony Poullard
High School Associate Principal

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HS Open House & Parent Conferences by appointment

We have scheduled an Open House at the High School for Friday, March 18.  High School parents are welcome to visit school and attend classes with their students.  This will give you an opportunity to meet teachers and see the instruction that is taking place in our classrooms.

We will also be scheduling Parent Conferences by appointment for the afternoon of Monday, March 21 from 3-5 P.M. and for the afternoon of Friday, March 25 from 12:30-3:00 P.M. Parents may contact teachers to request appointment times.  Teachers and counselors have begun contacting parents to request appointment times as well.
Parents are always welcome to schedule individual meetings with teachers at alternative times at any point in the year.  Our teachers would also like more opportunity to partner with parents to support student learning.  We are hoping to find ways to proactively share more specific information about what is happening in classes on a regular basis and to help parents feel more comfortable addressing teachers directly if they ever have question about course content or student progress.
Thank you for your continued partnership and support.