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Communication

Communication

There are a number of ways you can learn about what is happening at CIS, and all parents will receive regular invitations to attend our principal or department coffee mornings, parent education sessions and hands-on workshops.

There are however, some nuances to communication that depend on the age of your child. To understand more about how we will be communicating with you and what systems we use, please take some time to review the information in each section below.

Remember to add communications@cis.edu.sg to your contacts as all official communications (school news, newsletters and urgent notices) are sent out from this address.

While there are a number of ways we communicate with you, it is very important that you read the Friday update and the school’s Week at a Glance newsletter (sent every Friday afternoon when school is in session) so that you know what is happening in class and at our school.

Channel How When Importance What / why
Teacher Email As needed Important - read as soon as you receive Re your child
Week at a Glance (WAG) newsletter Email Friday or last day of the week in the event of holidays Important - read as soon as you receive Your one source of all school information for week ahead
Friday update My.CIS grade level page Friday or last day of the week in the event of holidays Important - read as soon as you receive Class-specific reminders
School advisories Email As needed Important - read as soon as you receive Important school information
Seesaw see instructions below re access Seesaw app Mid week At your convenience Learning updates and students’ digital portfolios
Parent / Student Led conferences On campus meeting Three times a year Important Discuss your child’s progress
ManageBac Via My.CIS When summative assessment comments / report cards are posted At your convenience You’ll be informed when to check via the Week at a Glance
Activities registration, canteen access, systems, policies, forms and information My.CIS As needed As needed You’ll be informed when to check via email advisory & the Week at a Glance.
Class / grade groups Google Hangouts Chat app As needed As needed Parent to parent communication
View terms & conditions of use here

We share important need-to-know information through our weekly newsletter and advisories. Timetables and homework are found in our ManageBac system which both parents and students access.

Coffee mornings, parent seminars and hands-on workshops are hosted regularly, and conferences are held three times a year to discuss each student’s progress. Detailed and descriptive reports are issued 4 times a year.

Channel When Parents to check: What / why
Teacher email As needed When email is received Re specific students
Week at a Glance (WAG) school newsletter (email) Friday or last day of the week in the event of holidays When email is received Your one source of all school information for week ahead
School advisories (email) As needed When email is received Organisational or important need to know information
ManageBac As needed As needed Access your child’s subjects, curriculum and assessments, monitor your child’s progress, and report cards
My.CIS - registration systems, policies, forms and information As needed6 As needed You will be informed when to sign up for conferences and activities via email advisory and the Week at a Glance.
Google Hangouts Chat app As needed6 As needed Grade level parent communication
View terms & conditions of use here

CIS Foundation programme is a sheltered instruction course that supports sudents improving English language proficency while also gaining insight into inquiry-based learning as they transition to a new country and school. The programme offers two courses which allows students to integrate into the respective IB programme and grade that they will be transitioning to. The streams will follow the schedule and requirements of the division.

CIS Primary Foundation Programme is for students who will be joining grade 5 or 6 in the IB PYP. CIS Secondary Foundation Programme is for students who will be joining grade 7 or 8 in the IB MYP. General school announcements for the entire community will be sent through communications. Weekly newsletters from the coordinator and daily parent/caregiver communication will be available as needed from the respective individual.

Parent conferences are hosted once a semester and available upon request. Regular monthly progress reports are provided digitally via email, and final reports issued at the end of each semester.

Channel When Parents to check: What / why
Teacher email As needed When email is received Re specific students
Week at a Glance (WAG) school newsletter (email) Friday or last day of the week in the event of holidays When email is received Your one source of all school information for week ahead
School advisories (email) As needed When email is received Organisational or important need to know information
Foundation newsletter Weekly As needed A review of the week and important dates or news for the following week. Access your child’s subjects, curriculum and assessments, monitor your child’s progress, and report cards
Seesaw Seesaw app At your convenience As student work is available with weekly newsletter
Parent / Student Led conferences On campus meeting Important Once a semester and available upon request
My.CIS - registration systems, policies, forms and information As needed As needed You will be informed when to sign up for \conferences and activities via email advisory and the Week at a Glance.
Google Hangouts Chat app As needed As needed Grade level parent communication
View terms & conditions of use here

Remember to add communications@cis.edu.sg to your contacts as all official communications (school news, newsletters and urgent notices) are sent out from this address.

This site walks you through our systems and how to connect. You’ll receive your CIS system credentials in:

  • July if you’re joining in August
  • December/January if you’re joining in January
  • A few days ahead of your first day of school at other times of the year
If you have questions about communication, please reach out to the communications team.

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