The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

February 8, 2021

Elementary Family Reminders

Dear TIS Elementary Families, Thank you so much for your patience as we continue to finalize plans for reopening this month!  We feel so fortunate and privileged to have the facilities and resources that enable us to reopen our campus close to full-time while mitigating risk to our community. We are so excited to see… View Article

February 1, 2021

Community Update: January 29, 2021

Dear TIS Community, Great News!!!  I hope this letter finds you and your families well. I have some big news to share with you: we are ready to share our official reopening dates for Elementary students! The new back-to-campus dates will be: Grades 1 through 3 - Wednesday, February 17thGrades 4 and 5  - Wednesday,... View Article

November 13, 2020

Reopening Update: November 13, 2020

Dear TIS Community, I hope that this update finds you and your family in good health. As I finish this letter, Governor Brown has announced a two-week “freeze” on most activities, with the likelihood that Multnomah County will last even longer. This week’s County metrics reflect the rapid increase in cases that are registering all… View Article

September 28, 2020

Fall Reopening Update: September 25, 2020

Dear TIS Community, As we began this school year, we indicated that October 1 was our target date for reopening the entire campus for in-person learning. This date was chosen with the hope that the metrics set by the state and local health authorities would be met. We remain committed to reopening campus to in-person… View Article

September 14, 2020

Fall Reopening Update: August 21, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff, There have been a number of communications that have gone out to our school community recently regarding the reopening of school. This communication is specifically for the faculty and staff to make certain that we are all aware of how the different grade levels will be reopening. PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN –… View Article

July 30, 2020

Fall Reopening Update: July 30, 2020

Dear families, On Tuesday, July 28, Governor Brown released metrics to guide the county-by-county reopening of schools. These metrics apply to both public and private schools, and differ slightly by age group. There is one set of metrics that apply to our Kinder through 3rd grade classes and another that apply to our 4th and 5th… View Article

July 23, 2020

Fall Reopening Update: July 23, 2020

Dear TIS Community, Thank you so much for your patience as we continue to devise plans for reopening in September. While we will still face a lot of uncertainty in the coming weeks, we are committed to providing a safe way to give your kids the best of The International School.  Our teachers and staff remain… View Article

June 30, 2020

Fall Reopening Update: June 30, 2020

Dear TIS families, I hope that you are all healthy, happy, and making the most of this unusual summer. Classes ended less than a month ago, but the campus remains very busy as we continue working hard to develop plans for this coming Fall. Our reopening team, led by our Health and Safety Coordinator, Brandy… View Article

May 13, 2020

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 5/12/20

TIS Annual Meeting this Thursday All TIS community members are invited to the Annual Meeting of The International School’s Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 14 from 6-8pm. The Meeting will be held via Zoom; Please RSVP here. AGENDA: Governance Committee Introduction of New Trustees Motion to Elect New Trustees Operations Committee Presentation of Annual… View Article

May 13, 2020

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 5/5/20

Happy Children’s Day!   こどものひ おめでとう! Happy Children’s Day! Today, May 5 is Kodomo no hi (Children’s Day ) a Japanese national holiday that celebrates the well-being and happiness of children. Hallmarks of this tradition include flying cloth carp streamers (koinobori) and displaying items in homes like samurai helmets (kabuto) and armor that represent strength and bravery…. View Article