At Stockholm International School we are continuously trying to improve our communication both within the school and in the wider school community. There are a number of places where you can view information in regards to the school or activities for Parents, Teachers and Students, as well as our wider school community.
SIS Dispatch - Want a peek into the day-to-day at SIS? Subscribe to our weekly whole-school newsletter!
Managebac - Our official communication tool for teachers, students and parents. Includes Curriculum, Student Progress and all Internal Communications.
Emergency Security SMS - Emergency security notifications via SMS to parents of SIS.
PTA Website - Keep up with the fun activities happening in the parental community.
Change of Address
Having accurate, up-to-date contact details for parents is extremely important for Stockholm International School. If parent of family contact information changes, parents are asked to update their profiles on Managebac.
If parents have issues logging into their Managebac accounts, please contact school reception or Admissions Office.
The progress of students is reported to parents through a combination of processes
- Progress Reports
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Semester Reports
- Informal Meetings
The Progress Report is available on Managebac at the end of October and March
Early in November and April we have Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences. These provide the opportunity for parents to talk to the teachers about the Progress Reports.
The Semester Report is available on Managebac at the end of each semester. The semester report is more detailed than the Progress Report. These are issued in December and June.
We encourage all parents and teachers to communicate as required to support the students.
Homework forms an important part of the academic programme for students. It reinforces work done at school and develops important skills of self-study and self-discipline. The amount and type of homework depends upon the grade level of the student.
The following is a guideline for homework time but should not be taken as definite:
Grade Homework Time
Pre K As suggested by classroom teacher
Kind As suggested by classroom teacher
- Grade 1 - Some assigned homework and reading
- Grade 2 - 20-30 minutes of homework plus reading
- Grade 3 - 20-30 minutes of homework plus reading
- Grade 4 - 30 minutes of homework plus reading
- Grade 5 - 40 minutes of homework plus reading
- Grade 6 - 20 min/subject or 40 min/night
- Grade 7 - 25 min/subject or 60 min/night
- Grade 8 - 30 min/subject or 80 min/night
- Grade 9 - 30 min/subject or 90 min/night
- Grade 10 - 40 min/subject or 120 min/night
- 11 According to programme, but around 15 hours a week
- 12 According to programme, but around 15 hours a week
Homework must be balanced against all of the other factors impinging on a student's life out of school.
Absence and Attendance
Absence from School
If your child is going to be absent from school, please report this using the Submit Attendance Excusal on Managebac. If you need help with logging into your Managebac account or how to Submit Attendance Excusal on Managebac please read our Parents guide to Managebac. Click here to login to Managebac
In an emergency when it is not possible to report absence on Managebac, you can ring the Absent Line Line Ph: 08 412 4058. State clearly your child's first and last name, the grade they are in, their advisory or homeroom teacher, and the reason for their absence.
Note: Please do not report absence to Homeroom Advisors or Class Teachers.
As part of our safeguarding procedures, the school sends an automated email when a student is marked absent from school. This email is sent regardless if you reported your child absent or not. If you have not reported your child absent you should call the school reception immediately to confirm this is correct. If we do not hear from you we will try calling or texting until we have confirmation of the absence. If you have already reported your child absent you can disregard the email.
At Stockholm International School we take good attendance very seriously, as there is a direct link between how often students come to school and their achievement levels. Every day your child is absent can damage their education and future success.
Students’ attendance is recorded at the beginning of every lesson. Attendance rates that fall below 90% (19 missed days) over the school year give serious cause for concern. Research suggests that attendance below 90% seriously affects your child's achievement, progression and life chances. We are working hard to improve attendance across the school, with a particular focus on any students whose attendance falls below 90%.
Your support is absolutely vital.
You can help, us and your child, by doing the following:
- If your child cannot attend school due to illness, you should contact school as soon as possible and every day that your child is absent from school. The only exception to this is when you have already informed school that your child is definitely going to be absent from school for a period of time (extended absent forms are available online or you can pick one up from reception.)
- Take holidays only during the school holiday periods. No other holiday will be authorized by the school unless there exceptional circumstances.
- Make medical/dental appointments outside school time, where possible.
- Discuss any problems concerning attendance with your child’s teacher, school counselor or the schools Dean of Students.
Students arriving late
Students arriving at 8:30 or after MUST report to the school reception office to sign in and receive a late pass to be given to their teacher. We will contact parents if this happens on a regular basis.
Students leaving school early
If your child needs to leave early, for a medical or dental appointment for example, you should contact the school by telephone, e-mail, or a note in your child’s school planner. Your child’s classroom teacher will need to be notified that he or she is leaving early, as well as the School Receptionist. Students must not leave school for any reason, without first reporting to the school reception office and by signing out. Students will not be allowed to sign out without a notice from parents.
Occasionally we find that a student is here without any parents to supervise them. Although rare, it is not a situation we can ignore. If the student is injured or ill and we cannot contact parents because of their absence then the Dean of Students needs to be notified. The decision as to how to deal with the situation will then be made. If any staff member becomes aware that the parents are absent then the Counsellor should be notified immediately. The Counsellor will then make a concerted effort to contact parents.
Excursions and School Trips
At different times during the school year Students will have the opportunity to attend Excursions/School trip. Students who attend these trips will be representing the school. Parents are often keen to assist, particularly with the younger students. The decision to approach parents is made by the teacher responsible for the trip. Parents will always be notified if their child(ren) will be attending a trip and will not be on school ground.
All details of the trip are kept with the Receptionist.
If your child has lost or misplaced an item please look in the Lost and Found Box in the Reception at the main building.