Secondary Principal’s Blog

November 8, 2019, Update

Christina Powers, Secondary School Principal

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that on November 11th and 12th there is no school for students.

Family Fun Fair – On Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, ISY will be hosting our annual Family Fun Fair.  Entry is 5,000Ks, which includes a raffle ticket. This is a great opportunity to have fun and support ISY Service learning Student organized groups.  Join us for family fun-filled activities from the ferris wheel, bouncy house, and other fun activities.

High School WWW Information – Please see grade level WeekWithoutWalls information as follows:

Parent-Teacher Conferences: On Thursday, November 21, 2019, ISY will be hosting parent-teacher conferences. This year in secondary school we are piloting a new approach to the conferences. All conferences will be held in the school gym and will occur on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Teachers will be seated alphabetically at tables throughout the SAS gym and will be available to meet with parents as they arrive.

  • Conferences will not be scheduled ahead of time. Instead, parents will conference with the teachers, as they are available between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:20 PM.  
  • On PowerSchool, you will be able to find your child’s teacher and the teacher’s break schedule during the conferences. This will be helpful when planning your day’s schedule.
  • Conferences with teachers should be no longer than 10 minutes. If more time is needed, please schedule a separate appointment with your child’s teacher. 
  • A queuing line of three will be established so that conferences can occur with a degree of privacy. 
  • In order to help teachers know who you are and who your child is, parents will be requested to wear nametags. 
  • Coffee and tea will be available throughout the day while you are waiting for your child’s teacher.
  • The following staff will be available only part of the day – Todd Davis, Florent Robert, Adam Batty, Paul Self, and Ms. Swati.

We are hopeful that this new conference approach will allow you to see all of your child’s teachers in a timely and efficient manner. 

This Week in Secondary School


  • No school for students


  • No school for students


  • University of San Francisco lunchtime visit
  • MS Volleyball vs ILBC at ISY


  • HS Soccer at YIS


  • ISY vs BSY – Swim Team Dual Meet
  • HS Soccer @ ILBC


  • Family Fun Fair at ISY 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM