Beginning of School, School Hours, and Operational Hours

As a reminder, our first day of school next Tuesday (August 13) is a half day. Please note these important times for school this year:

• School days are 8 AM to 3 PM
• Half days are 8 AM to 11:30 AM (no lunch time block)
• Drop-off time for ECC and Elementary students is 7:30 to 7:45 AM
• Operational hours on Monday – Thursday are 8 AM to 4 PM. On Friday, operational hours are 8 AM to 3:30 PM

Once school is dismissed at 3 PM, students on campus will need to be under the direct supervision of their parents, unless they’re participating in a school activity. At the end of our operational hours, we ask that all parents and students depart, along with our staff, unless they are part of a school activity.

Bus Routes’ Locations, Timings, and Bus WeChat Groups

If your child will ride the bus this year, please have a look at the bus list in the attachment below. Please look for the closest bus stop to your house and take note of that route’s bus number, pick up time, and drop off time. Once you’ve identified the correct bus number, please open the second attachment and join your child’s bus WeChat group. Our bus TA’s in each WeChat group will keep parents informed of any delays in the morning or afternoon.

These bus routes may be adjusted in September to account for end of the tourist season in Qingdao, the beginning of public schools, and any new families that have enrolled at ISQ.

Bus Routes

Bus WeChat Groups

For parents with children in foundations through grade 5, please stay with your children at your bus stop on the first day of school to hand your child to your child’s bus TA. If you have any questions related to busing, please email

Quarter 1 Lunch Menu

Please view and save the attachment below if your child will eat lunch provided by our school’s lunch provider. You may contact Rose Xu at if you have any questions about lunch.

Quarter 1 Lunch Menu

Secondary Meet the Teachers

Hello Secondary Parents,

We would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday, August 20th for an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers. We will begin with a short introduction in the auditorium at 3:20 PM, after which you will be dismissed to explore your child’s classrooms and talk with their teachers until 4:20 PM.

Transportation will be provided after this event. Bus will leave promptly after this event at 4:25 PM. The bus will visit the following four stops:

  1. Sophia Hotel
  2. Yijing
  3. Jinhai
  4. Mingren

We hope you take this opportunity to get to know our teachers better. As a school, we hope to develop a strong partnership with you in supporting your children’s development. We encourage you to ask our teachers what skills and concepts they are excited to teach your children, as well as how those lessons will prepare your children for the future. These kinds of questions really excite our teachers and give you, as parents, a better understanding of what your children will be learning this year.

The Secondary Principal Team

Updating Family Information

Before the new school year begins, please check to see if your phone number, email address, and home address is correct in PowerSchool. If it is incorrect, please update your information by clicking the re-enroll button, typing in your new information, and then clicking “Submit”.

Photo Days

Next week we’ll be taking portrait photos of your children on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (August 13-15)! These photos will be used for their new student ID card. High school students photo day will be on Tuesday, elementary students will be on Wednesday and Thursday, and 7th grade, 6th grade, and 8th grade will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday respectively. Please send your children in appropriate attire next on their photo days.

ISQ’s Bank Name Change

Dear Parents,

Please be aware our bank’s name has changed to 招商银行股份有限公司青岛崂山支行.
If you have been running into difficulties paying for lunch fees, bus fees, or tuition in recent weeks, please try transferring using this new bank name.

Please reach out to us if you need any help at We look forward to seeing you at school in a couple of weeks!


Finance Office

All Staff Photo, In Service Week 2019