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Dear NJIS Parents,

Greetings from Kelapa Gading and "Selamat Datang" to the returning NJIS families and faculty members. Hello and welcome to the new NJIS families and faculty members. Thank you for chosing NJIS for the educational approach for your child(ren). We are truly pleased to have you in our school community.

The faculty at NJIS is well prepared and enthusiastic to once again begin the learning process next Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. Upper School students are to go immediately to their advisory class. Lower Scchool students report to their classroom teacher. School uniforms can be purchased in the Business Office. Students must wear the uniform to school each day.

We will also host the first day All-School Assembly at 8:00 a.m. in the Multifunction Room. Parents are encouraged and welcome to come and meet the entire NJIS faculty. The assembly will run from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. After the assembly, all students will attend their Period 2 class at 9:00 a.m. School will run regularly for the rest of the day, and dismissal will be at the regular time - 2:30 p.m.

This year, we will continue our WASC accreditation process based on our approved Five-Year Strategic Plan as we will be joined by the WASC visiting committee in April 2015 for the formal "Focus on Learning" review process. Parent involvement is essential in ensuring we are successful in properly addressing the student learning associated with North Jakarta International School. Future NJIS Newsletter articles, the NJIS Web site, www.njis.org, and parent and faculty letters will keep individuals informed on how they can be constructively involved in their children's education.

On the topic of safety and security, it is essential that parents notify the Admissions Office of any changes in telephone numbers, addresses, emails, or special contact arrangements we should have on file in the event that we must use the NJIS Telephone Chain. Thank for your assistance in this matter.

All private cars that drop off and pick up students must be registered in the School Office and have a NJIS car number. More detailed information and a registration form will be issued on Monday.

An important date for parents to mark on their calendar is Tuesday, September 9. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join us for the NJIS Open House. This will provide an opportunity for parents to meet the teachers and be part of the "NJIS Family", with a particular focus on sharing information with parents about the curriculum and the specific units of study for each grade level and special subject.

Each student will be given a weekly schedule, which will be the same each week, throughout the firs semester. Minor adjustment may be made when the second semester begins.

On behalf of the faculty and staff at NJIS, here is a hearty "Terima Kasih" for your support as we maintain our collective "Focus on Learning" for the coming school year. We are honored that you have entrusted your child's education to us. Working together, we can look forward to a successful and fulfilling school year.

 

Most sincerely,

Dr. Jorge O. Nelson, Head of School