Welcome Letter to the IAS Community

Dear IAS Students, Teachers, Parents, Family, and Friends: Opening Day Information. Click this link to find out more.

As we look forward to Tuesday and seeing all the new and familiar faces, let’s review some of the important information for the first days of school:
 
Opening Ceremony/Orientation Day – Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
After opening remarks from the administration, homeroom teachers will meet with students and parents from their homeroom class. Teachers will distribute and review all relevant information for the school year including the new behaviour policy, school calendar, a class schedule and a list of required materials.
 
Schedule for Orientation Day - Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
 
Dembego 12 (Pre-K – 3)              Start 10:00    Opening Remarks
                                                              10:30    Meeting with homeroom teachers
                                                              11:00    New Student orientation in KG room
 
Dembego 18 (4 – 12)                   Start 11:00   Opening Remarks
                                                              11:30   Meeting with homeroom teachers
                                                              12:00   New Student orientation in cafeteria
 
Please Note: The only items you need to bring on the Orientation Day are two passport-sized photos (if you haven’t already brought them) for your child’s file and a small padlock for your child’s locker (4th-12th Grades only). New students will need to pick up their student ID cards in the main office at Dembego 18. Returning students need to bring their ID cards so that they can be stamped for the current school year.
 
The First Week of School
During the first week of school, teachers will be reviewing class expectations, procedures, routines, required materials and class syllabi with the students. Students will be informed of club options, run for student council and get acquainted with the school-wide attendance and behavior plan.
 
Educational Agreement
We would like to kindly inform you that we will be continuing our educational agreement for parents whose children/child attend/s the International American School. The above mentioned document, which should be signed by all parents, is available on the web site www.ias.edu.pl - enrollment (zapisy). We would kindly request all parents to fill in, print out and submit to the office two copies of the educational agreement with a photocopy of your passport/ID or residence card. If you require help with this, please come to the office.
 
Club Day
Students will choose from a range of clubs which will continue this year on Wednesday afternoons from 3:05 – 3:55 p.m. On Wednesdays buses will leave at 4:00 p.m. (3:45 from Dembego 12). No clubs will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd, and buses will leave at the normal time on this day.
 
Registration Period
Registration time will take place daily from 8:30 - 8:43 a.m. in Dembego 18 (4th-12th grade). During this time, students will hear important information, have attendance taken, hold class president speeches and elections, and listen to school announcements and the IAS Radio Show.  Lessons in Dembego 12 (PreK-3rd) will begin promptly at 8:30 every day.
 
Weekly Bulletin
We will continue to increase our communication with parents by sending a weekly bulletin via email to the entire IAS community informing about the upcoming week’s schedule including field trips, parent meetings, and school-wide events. Please check emails from the school every Friday afternoon to see the upcoming week’s schedule.  If you are not receiving the bulletins, please inform secretary@ias.edu.pl. Teachers from grades PreK-3rd will also be sending a Class Newsletter via email every two weeks to inform parents of the exciting happenings in their classrooms.
 
Silver Star Award Program
We are continuing the Silver Star Award program for students whose work exceeds the expectations of their teachers. We are proud to continue the program this year to reward those students who go above and beyond the already high standards set by their teachers. When students receive 10 silver stars, they will be presented with an award from the school during the end of year International Day celebration in June. These awards and gift show appreciation to students for their hard work.
 
Calendar
The calendar for the 2015-2016 school year may be found at http://www.ias.edu.pl/en/calendar. It can also be uploaded to your electronic devices using the GoogleCal or iCal link.
 
After School Club/ Swietlica
We are very happy this year to be bringing back our Swietlica program for all students in the PreK-3rd grades. Dembego 12 will now be open from 7:30 to 17:00 so that parents may have more flexibility in picking up and dropping off their child/children. The morning and after school program is at no extra charge to parents and will include games, art projects and homework time.
 
Books
Students will have the opportunity to buy new books from the school secretary in the main office and collect them using the receipt of purchase for grades PreK - 12 from Mr. Razvi Hussaini in the bookstore. Bookstore hours and price lists will be handed out on Tuesday, September 1st and posted on the information board as well.
 
Transport
Any parents who require transport for their children should please contact Mr. Ceesay through the school. Telephone numbers of all drivers will be given, and all pick-up times will be provided by the drivers after the route is fixed. Parents will be called about pick-up times and locations by the drivers after orientation on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 1st. Please be informed that all parents are responsible for their own child’s transport on Orientation Day, Tuesday, September 1st.
 
Catering
AMO CATERING will continue to provide lunchtime food service this school year. Representatives will be in school from 10 pm in both Dembego 12 and 18 on Tuesday, September 1st to register students for the lunch service. You may also contact them personally if you wish to have this service provided for your child.
 
Additional information:
AMO CATERING
Ul. Velvet
02-739 Warsaw
Website: www.amocatering.pl
email: zgloszenia@amocatering.pl
 
Please be informed that the transportation and catering service is not a part of the school, but cooperating partners. All payments and concerns should be brought up directly with the transportation and catering companies directly.
 
Closing Remarks
The International American School is very excited to welcome the entire IAS Community for a brilliant 2015-16 school year!
 
Best Regards,
 
IAS Administration