Dear SCCS Members,
I hope you and your family are having an enjoyable, safe and productive summer. As we’re wrapping up the month of July and getting ready for an exciting new school year, I’d like to share with you some recent development of our school:
First of all, the 2014-2015 academic year calendar has been posted on our website (under “School Calendar”). Our school will start on Sunday, September 7th, 2014. The enrichment program (i.e. non-Chinese Language classes) will begin a week later on September 14th, 2014 . The school door will be open at 12:30 P.M. for on-site registration and the first class will start at 1:20 P.M . You will find the dates for school meetings throughout the entire school year on our website. So please mark your calendar accordingly.
After a lot of hard work from our staff during the summer, the online registration for the fall semester will be available to our members this Sunday, August 3rd. Please log in using this link: Member Log In. If you forget your log-in ID and/or password, you can either click on the retrieve link on the log-in page or send an email to email@example.com . If your family does not have an online account, please click register on the log-in page to register a parent to the school, then add in other family members once the parent’s account is approved. Once you complete online registration, please remember to mail your payment (check only) with the payment voucher to the following address:Southern Connecticut Chinese School
I highly encourage you to register as soon as possible since spaces are very limited for some of our classes. You will also enjoy a 50% off registration fee discount if you register AND make payment by September 1st.
Please note that we have made an important change to the registration process for the heritage students. In order to give parents and students more flexibility and greater choice, we no longer assign the returning heritage student to a particular Chinese Language class as we did in previous years; instead, we offer the parents and students a chance to sign up a Chinese class that best suits their needs. For the 1st to 6th Grade heritage students, we offer two types of Chinese class: regular and intensive classes. The intensive class uses the same textbook as the regular class, but it would have more homework and requires more parental involvement and support; and, as a result, might be more effective in improving the student’s Chinese proficiency. Depending on your child’s current Chinese level, motivation, expectation, and other factors, you may choose either regular or intensive Chinese class for your child. Once again, I’d like to point out that the purpose for this new policy is to offer our parents a greater freedom in choosing a suitable class for their children. We hope that greater family choice will lead to more effective and productive learning experience.
Secondly, we are very pleased to announce that our school has hired a campus police officer to be in charge of school safety during the 2014-2015 academic year. This new development is the result of efforts made by the school Board and administrative team, in collaboration with the Southern Connecticut State University Police Department. Our school is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for our students and teachers. Throughout the fall semester, we will also set up fire drill, public safety presentations, and other safety related events. We hope that the on-site police officer, with the assistance of a group of devoted parent volunteers, will make our school a safer and more enjoyable place for our children. Since the patrol deposit is no longer mandatory, a $40 patrol fee will be credited back to your account if you have successfully fulfilled your patrol duty last year.
Last but not least, a friendly reminder that our school summer camp will be held from August 11 to 22. If you are still interested in signing up, please download and fill in the camp application form from our school homepage: http://www.ynhchineseschool.org/
Thank you for your continued support to our school. My colleagues and I are excited to work with you and spend another happy and successful school year together.
Look forward to seeing you all in September!