LIGHTHOUSE NEWS 01/08/2021

Calendar at a Glance

Date Event/Occasion
January 15 Fine Arts Gala
January 15-20 HS Final Exams
January 22 End of Semester 1
January 25 Quarter 3 begins
February 1-5 China Week
February 8-19 Chinese New Year Holiday (No School)

To view the entire school calendar on our website, click the button below.


ISQ Calendar

ISQ lunches are prepared fresh by our ISQ staff on a daily basis. Check out what’s cooking next week!


Weekly Lunch Menu

Use our contact page and stay connected and involved in your child’s education.


School Contacts

Traveling outside Qingdao? Let us know.

Local government directives require parents to report to our school.

Travel Survey


2nd Grade Field Trip – Artist’s Adventure, using items found in nature

New Steps to Curb and Prevent COVID-19

Dear ISQ Parents,

On Thursday, December 31, 2020, the Qingdao Education Bureau shared from central government’s Ministry of Education that all schools in China should avoid any nonessential travel outside their city until Monday, March 1, 2021. Therefore, students at ISQ are strongly advised not to travel outside of Qingdao unless for essential reasons (for example, passport or health-related issues).

If a student does travel outside of Qingdao, families need to inform us by filling out the online Travel Survey beforehand. If your child travels to an area considered to be a hotspot, you will need to provide the school with a negative COVID-19 test from a local Qingdao hospital once back in Qingdao and before returning to school.

Please note that the government has also strongly recommended keeping private gatherings to less than 10 people to further prevent the spread of the virus.

Thank you for working with us to keep our students, school, and city healthy and safe.

Sincerely,
ISQ Leadership and ISQ Health Office

3rd Grade field trip to Jin Shi Art Museum

Staff Updates

Dear ISQ Parents,

As an international community, there are seasonal movements for our staff, students and families. We’re pleased to share that the majority of our contract renewing teachers will remain and continue to teach, serve and lead in their areas. The following staff are moving on to the next chapter in their life towards family or career plans:

• Joel Price, Elementary Teacher – Joel.Price@isqchina.com
• Sephora Paret, PE Teacher – Sephora.Paret@isqchina.com
• Chuck Birkenstock, ECC Teacher – Chuck.Birkenstock@isqchina.com
• Deon Ehlert, Secondary Teacher – Deon.Ehlert@isqchina.com
• Katy Gamer, Secondary Teacher – Katy.Gamer@isqchina.com
• Noelle Kane, Elementary Teacher – Noelle.Kane@isqchina.com
• Esther Lee, Secondary Teacher – Esther.S.Lee@isqchina.com

Please join us in encouraging and supporting these wonderful staff who are transitioning on at the end of this school year.

Sincerely,

Ben Yap
Head of School

Mini 6th grade Science fair: Science 6 running their experiments in the lab

Child Safety and Protection at ISQ

Dear Parents,

Here at International School of Qingdao we are committed to safeguarding children from harm. We work to provide an environment where students are safe from all forms of abuse, and we strive to be a safe place for students to get help if they experience harm.

We seek to do this through safe recruitment practices; regular training in Child Safety for all our staff and volunteers; Child Safety Policies; and by having 2 staff who take the role of Child Safety Specialists. These staff undertake extra training to be able to respond to any Child Safety concerns raised.

So we wanted to take a moment to introduce you to your Child Safety Specialists:

  • Chris Peek (Secondary Principal) e: Chris.Peek@isqchina.com
  • Nancy WangLing (Elementary Teacher Intern) e: Nancy.Wangling@isqchina.com

If you have a question regarding our Child Safety policies or if you are concerned that a child may be experiencing harm, please contact either of these staff, they are here to help.

You can see more details about this topic and view our Child Safety Policy and Code of Conduct on the updated Child Safety Page of our school website HERE. We will be adding Child Safety resources, for you and your family, to this page in the months ahead - look out for updates coming soon.

Sincerely,

Faith Yap
Director of Child Safety for iSC
childsafety@ldi.global

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