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KEY TERM DATES: 2021–22

Keep up to date with the academic year at Dalian American International School with these key dates for your calendar.
Third Quarter
Thursday Jan 13 to Wednesday Mar 23 2022
Chinese New Year Break
Monday Jan 31 to Friday Feb 04 2022
Fourth Quarter
Thursday Mar 24 to Thursday Jun 02 2022
Spring Break
Monday Apr 04 to Friday Apr 08 2022
Graduation
Sunday May 29 2022
Last School Day
Thursday 02 Jun 2022

ACTIVITES FOR EVERY STUDENT

Our first-class facilities provide opportunities for achievement, excellence, health, and wellbeing.
Soccer
Physically and mentally challenging, soccer teaches valuable lessons in sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork.
Our soccer teams practice their skills by competing against other teams of similar age and ability.
Basketball
A great opportunity to try something different and get involved in fast-paced, physical activity.
Basketball ensures year-round team sports, taking place in one of the two indoor gymnasiums located on campus. The professional equipment allows our students to play national level games.
Table Tennis
This course aims to cultivate kids’ interest in playing a fast-paced, heart-racing indoor sport.
We stimulate students' potential through fitness and physical coordination training. Through a "positive discipline" teaching method, students can develop self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, and the ability to solve problems by themselves.
Coding
In this course students will learn coding using Scratch – the programming language for students developed at MIT.
 
Students can use Scratch to code fun projects and build their own objects. This graphical programming language improves your child’s logical thinking skills, independent mindset, and even teaches them some basics of AI.
Math and Rubik Cube Club
Students will learn how to apply their math skills.
 
The practical application of math to solve challenging puzzles, including the famous Rubik’s Cube.
Sea Dragon Choir

A welcoming group that finds and nurtures talent to dazzle a DAIS audience.

Upper elementary students sing, move, and play instruments allowing them to develop their musical skills in this fun and exciting ASA.
Makerspace
Your child will get the chance to learn practical skills through hands-on activities.
Students learn to design and make products that solve genuine, relevant problems within different contexts whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Kids Read
Preparation to compete in the annual Kids Read tournament.
Students are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints.
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SCHOOL LUNCH MENU

All meals are provided by a trusted third-party supplier who has been working with all our schools since inception. Prepared by our onsite chef, your child is guaranteed a balanced and nutritious meal from a menu that changes weekly.  
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DAIS PORTALS

Use the Student & Parent PowerSchool Portal to find out about attendance, grades, academic tests, schedules, billing, and appointments.

Use the SchoolsBuddy Portal to sign up for athletics and after school activities.
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UPCOMING EVENTS 2021–22

Join us for the upcoming events at Dalian American International School and save the dates to your calendar.
ASA Experiential Day
Saturday Jan 15 2022 09:15AM - 12:00PM
High School Winter Choral Concert
Wednesday Jan 19 2022 18:30PM - 19:30PM
Wingo Night
Friday Jan 21 2022 18:00PM - 21:00PM
Winter Dance
Saturday Jan 22 2022 17:30PM - 21:00PM
Secondary School Instrumental Concert
Wednesday Jan 26 2022 18:30PM - 20:00PM
Elementary School Community Time
Thursday Jan 27 2022 15:00PM - 15:45PM
Science Night
Thursday Feb 17 2022

QUESTIONS

  • When should I submit the applications? Is there a deadline?
    Each year, the education bureau will announce the registration date for the 9-year compulsory schools. DAIS observes the dates and guidelines given by the Education bureau.  Contact (+86) 8757-5788 for detail information.
  • I would like to visit DAIS. Can you arrange a school tour for me?
    School tours can be arranged between 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday with the exception of Chinese national holidays. (Please refer to the 2021-2022 school calendar)
  • Does DAIS offer transportation to and from school?
    Yes, DAIS provides transportation from and to school. We currently have one van and three mid-size buses operating in the downtown Dalian area and one mid-size, three large buses operating in the DDA (Dalian Development Area). Last, but not least, one large bus operating in Jinshitan area.
    Families need to walk their child(ren) to and from the nearest collecting point in the morning and after school.
  • Do we need to give the Permission to Release School Records to my child’s current school?
    Yes, please complete the form and give it to the current school. The school should provide you with your child’s cumulative file, sealed and stamped. We encourage parents, when possible, to hand carry these official documents with them during the relocation and bring them to school. 
  • What type of lunch is offered by DAIS? Is there a snack time during school?
    DAIS offers daily Chinese and Western food options. Lunch menus are published on the website each month so that students and parents together can order from the menu. Elementary students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack to school each day. 
  • We lost our child’s Immunization record. What should we provide you?
    Your doctor will need to complete the Medical History section of the application as an official record of immunizations. Your doctor will need to sign, date, and stamp the document.  
  • My child doesn’t have a Chinese Residence Permit yet. My company is applying this for our family. Can I provide this to you later?
    Yes. We understand that some of the families are outside of China while applying to DAIS. Please provide the Chinese Residence Permit as soon as your child receives one. Students are not allowed to start school until they have a valid Chinese Residence Permit. 
  • I do not have a Dalian local address and contact number yet. Can I give this information to you once we arrive?
    Yes, please leave the local address and contact number blank for the time being and inform our school as soon as you have a local address and contact number. Please provide at least one email address as a main contact until your family is in Dalian.
  • Can Chinese citizens attend DAIS?
    Chinese citizens cannot attend DAIS as the school is only licensed for admitting foreign passport holders. However, Chinese citizens can apply to the Dalian Huamei School (DHS). In grades 9-12, Dalian Huamei School prepares students for college/university study abroad with an American international curriculum. 

NEWS AND EVENTS

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Meet the New Head of School: Dr. Richard Swann
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Richard Swann as the DAIS and DHS Head of School from August 2022.
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Winter Concert and Other Festive Activities at DAIS-E
We had a full week of activities and themes to kick off the Winter Holiday Season.
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Parent Academy at Dalian American International School
We are happy to present our brand new Parent Academy that DAIS parents can attend every month.
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REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

Contact us to find out more about what makes our school special, and how we can make your child’s education experience a memorable one that will prepare them for life, wherever they are in the world.

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