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29 AUGUST 2016

VOLUME 7 ISSUE 1

ISG Jubail School


Administration Newsletter

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JUNCTION 2016-2017

Principals Corner
Dear ISG Jubail Community,
It is a great pleasure to greet our
community returning members, as
well as all new members to our
special ISG-J community.
The new school year has kicked off
fast and smoothly, despite our
faculty absences. The number has
slowly dwindled but we are still
facing complications with regards
to health related issues or
dependent visas which are not
currently being issued to
sponsored staff waiting to arrive.
That being said, we currently have
5 sponsored hire members of staff
that are still being held up in their
home country due to dependent
visas. This number is much better
than the 12 members of staff that
were still away on the first day of
school. If you have questions
regarding your children's teachers
please contact the school for more
information, Shan Ahmed, our
Elementary Vice Principal and
Alex Pethan, our Middle School/
High School Vice Principal. For
now, we have received bookings
for Thanh Dinh (Chemistry) and
Yulisa Cruz (Learning Support)
and have been eagerly waiting for
their arrival.
At ISG Jubail, we continue to try to
improve our systems and teaching
practices. We will be taking the
MAP test next week to see what
our baseline is for; Reading,
Language usage, Math and
Science. This will allow us to see
what impact the summer months
had on learning as well as help us
determine what type of growth we
can expect from each student from
grades 1-10.

We will endeavour to set


individualized goals with students
with regards to MAP growth and
progress.
I will be reporting on our scores
shortly after Eid break.
Please take note of our Back to
school nights coming up next
week as well. This will prove to be
a valuable opportunity to get to
meet your child/rens teachers as
well as hear from them about the
course of study for your kids
throughout the coming months.
I would like to report that this year
has begun on a positive note! We
have the best faculty/teaching staff
that I have every had the pleasure
of working with while here in
Jubail. Our teachers are bringing
a great deal of experience to the
table and we are all committed to
creating dynamic learning
experiences for our students. Our
core values combined with a
growth mindset have set the table
for a truly wonderful year of
learning.
Please communicate with your
childrens teachers for any
questions you may have about the
course of study and the learning
that we wish to take place.
I wish you, our parents and our
students, a wonderful year of
engagement, growth and
learning!
We are embracing this year with
enthusiasm and opening our arms
to the learning opportunities that
lie ahead!
Warm regards,
Dan Mock
Principal
ISG Jubail

In this Issue
Important
Announcements

Important
Announcements

Welcome New Staff

Me to We Club

Jubail Football
Club

Quick Notes
August 31: PTO
Meeting @ 8:00 AM
September 1: Student
Minimum Day:
students dismissed at
11:30 AM
September 4-8:
Gr 1-5 MAP Testing
September 4-8:
Gr 6-10 MAP Testing
(tentative)
September 4: KG2
10th Day of School
September 5: MS/HS
Back to School Night
@ 5:30 PM
September 7: ES
Back to School Night
@ 6:00 PM
September 11-15: Eid
Al Adha Holiday
SY 2016-2017
Academic Calendar
Events Calendar

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Important Announcements
2016/2017 New Vehicle Stickers
All vehicles accessing the ISG Jubail school site this year will require
new vehicle stickers.
To facilitate this, the Manager of Support Services is available in
Reception between 10:00 and 11:00 AM.
The application form can be downloaded here and completed at home
and brought to school, but must be signed in the presence of the School
Operations & Support Staff.

Student Attendance
If your child is absent or late to come to school, please contact both
homeroom teacher AND registrar's office in advance:
Elementary School Registrar Beenish Shayan at
shaya.b.05@isg.edu.sa
Middle & High School Registrar Gayathri Sankaran at
sanka.g.05@isg.edu.sa

MS & HS Bring Your Own Laptop Program


This school year, our Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program is applicable to both Middle School
and High School. Students can access resources, collaborate and share learning in ways not
previously possible. They are more connected and are becoming better prepared for their roles in
an ever changing, modern landscape. However, even given these improvements with student
learning, we are acutely aware that important learning takes place outside of screens and are
constantly reflecting upon preferred practices to strike the most appropriate balance.
Please click on the links below to get more details about BYOL programs and laptop specifications:
Middle School Bring Your Own Laptop Program (Grades 6-8)

High School Bring Your Own Laptop Program (Grades 9-12)

Cafeteria Services

Link to cafeteria menu.


Cafeteria hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The lunch menu is only available starting at 11:35 AM
(on Tuesdays it is 11:10 AM).
The Ala Carte menu is available all day.
Cafeteria services are currently available to Gr 3-12.
The correct cash speeds up the serving process.

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Important Announcements
Back to School Nights
MS/HS Back to School Night is scheduled for next Monday,
September 5th, 5:30 PM. International Week Without Walls
(WWW) trips will be presented to parents and students. For
more info and detailed schedule follow the link.
Back to School Nigh for Elementary School parents will be
held on Wednesday, September 7th. The meeting will start at
6:00 PM in the MPR. The schedule will come shortly.
Check out the schools map to locate your childs/childrens classroom/s.

ES ClassDojo
All Elementary School parents have received a letter with information on
how to sign up to ClassDojo. ClassDojo gets parents engaged by
sharing photos and videos of wonderful classroom moments and helps
students grow by sharing regular, positive feedback in class and on their
own portfolios. Please dont forget to sign up!

PE Uniform
All ISG Jubail students in grades 1-12 are required to wear PE
uniform for their physical education classes.
We currently dont have all PE uniform sizes available on sale in
the student store. They will be available after Eid break.
T-shirts and shorts are 40 SAR, and pants are 60 SAR. For all PE
related news see our Physical Education Department Blog.

After School Activities


In 2016-2017, we are having trimesters instead of quarterly activities. As Eid break is earlier this
year, we will not begin our first ASA trimester until after we return on September 18th. Signups will
be the week of September 4th and will run through September 9th. For new parents, while you can
sign up for as many activities as you or your child wants, we can only guarantee one activity at the
very least. More details in our ASA Blog.

MS/HS After School Sports


For all things related to MS/HS after school sports, please refer to our
After School Sports Blog. This includes pictures, tournament reports,
practice and game schedules, and registration to participate in our after
school sports program.

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Welcome to ISG Jubail!


We would like to welcome all the new staff and faculty members to our ISG Jubail family!
Check out Staff and Faculty Directory for the positions and department structure.

Rawan
Bakeer

Benjamin
Chambers

Natalia
Chambers

Valentina
Craucamp

Yulisa
Cruz

Fiona
Davison

Thanh
Dinh

Rainey
Dobbs

Wesley
Dobbs

Beverly
Giacobbe

Nancy
Gorneau

Michael
Gorneau

Florinda
Hurtado

Susana
Ibay

Sherin
Ibrahim

Jasbinder
Jangra

Sanjeev
Jangra

Amber
Jones

Leif
Larson

Monica
Lopez

Kathy
Luppe

John
Luppe

Jeffrey
Lynn

Thomas
Mc Lean

Kerry
Millhouse

Elena
Morillas

Natividad
Ninal

Joiesbin
Nishanth

Federico
Ruiz

Abigel
Tomsits

Shona
van Tonder

Sherrie
Vinluan

Phelia
Weir

Caitlin
Wingers

Brent
Wingers

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Me to We Club Sign Up for Grades 3-5


The Me 2 We club is
accepting
applications this year
for Grade 3-5 students
only. Click here to
apply for a spot in
the Me 2 We Club!
(Please note, this is to
be filled out by
students only).
Note: Me to We will
no longer take sign
ups through the ASA
school blog as we
have done in the past.
Club will be held after school on
Wednesday & Thursday (2 days this year)
and students can attend one or both days.
Are you interested in making a difference
this year at ISG and around the world?
Are you a natural born leader?
Do you like spreading SPIRIT around the
school and teaching others about what is
happening around the world?

Jubail Football Club


Jubail Football Club
(JFC) will be opening
2016/17 season soon.
The registration is
opened to boys and
girls born from 2004
through 2010.
JFC offers a
competitive program,
practices, matches,
and tournaments.
For more information email us at
JubailFC@gmail.com. You may also join
our Facebook group and follow us on
Instagram @JubailFC.

Do you like creating,


planning and
organizing school
events?
Do you stand up for
what is right?
Do you want to be a
part of the
compassionate future
generation that looks
for any opportunity to
make a difference?
Then we want YOU!
Watch this video if you want to make a
difference?
Please fill out this form by FRIDAY, September
2nd. Unfortunately, late responses will not be
accepted.
Based on the application form and a short
interview with Ms. Tenzythoff & Dr. Sarah-Kate,
we will choose 15 committed members for
Trimester 1.
Ms. Rachel Tenzythoff, Learning Support
Dr. Sarah-Kate Hawkins, Counselor