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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

CHILD PROTECTION

A child’s welfare is paramount, and each student at Dalian American International School has the right to be protected from harm and exploitation. We adopted the Nord Anglia Education Guidance and Procedure for Safeguarding, Protecting and promoting the welfare of our students, and every person who works at DAIS is committed to follow this policy.
Safeguarding Procedures

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.

Parent-School Partnership

Our PSP Board is composed of parent representatives from across all grade levels at DAIS. Each parent of a DAIS student is a vital part of our community, and we invite you to join the work we do to serve our school.

The PSP’s primary goal is to support and enhance the lives of DAIS students and staff through activities and events held throughout the year, including the International Day to showcase the countries we come from and to celebrate the diversity of our student body and staff, annual Back to School party, and Teacher Appreciation Week.

Your opinion and ideas matter to us. Please feel free to contact our Board members:

CONTACT PSP
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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.  
Lunch May 2022

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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OUR LIBRARIES

DAIS has three libraries on campus – the Secondary Library, the Elementary Library, and the Bilingual Library. Each library is a warm and welcoming space with robust collections of both print and non-print materials for students, faculty, staff, and families. We offer a range of digital resources to help students in school and at home. Our Libguides help students in the effective use of online databases, digital collections, digital magazines, and other electronic subscriptions.

Athletics and Activities: Useful Links

The after-school activities program is aligned with the ideals of Dalian American International School. Our students develop intellect, character, and health in a safe and welcoming environment. For more information, please download the documents linked below:
Athletic Handbook
This handbook serves as a guide for new and returning athletes and their guardians. School policies and procedures are outlined as well as philosophical standards that we hope to achieve through our athletic programs.
ASA Handbook
This handbook serves as a guide for new and returning families. School policies and procedures will be outlined as well as addressing philosophical standards that we hope to achieve through our After School Activities programs.
Multi Activity Form
Students who would like to participate in another sport or activity, while their primary school sport/activity is in season, are required to complete this form and go through a mediation process involving coaches and athletic director before participating in multiple sports/activities.
ASA Calendar
DAIS after-school activities are divided into three different sessions; Fall, Winter, and Spring. Activities occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:55 to 4:45 p.m. Our paid ASAs are offered all week long and vary in length.
Elementary Catalog
Different ASA programs, including arts, humanities, exploratory activities, as well as competitive sports, will allow our students to develop intellect, character, and health. We also offer activities from outside vendors.
Secondary Catalog
Secondary School students may participate in various athletics and activities, including student-led ones. We provide opportunities for students to explore and pursue areas of interest and diverse environments promoting the development of both collaborative and individual knowledge and skills.
Saturday School
DAIS will be offering a range of Saturday School opportunities for students. The goal of our Saturday School program is to offer opportunities for students to develop their intellect, character, and health by providing additional weekend sessions.

UPCOMING EVENTS 2021–22

Join us for the upcoming events at Dalian American International School and save the dates to your calendar. 
Secondary Awards Day
Monday May 23 2022 11:30AM - 12:15PM
MS Choral Concert
Tuesday May 24 2022 16:00PM - 16:30PM
NHS Induction Ceremony
Tuesday May 24 2022 16:15PM - 17:30PM
Speech Contest
Tuesday May 24 2022 18:00PM - 19:30PM
AP Meet & Greet
Wednesday May 25 2022 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Grade 5 to 6 Transition
Wednesday May 25 2022 11:25AM - 15:15PM
Senior Processional
Friday May 27 2022 12:00PM - 12:30PM

LATEST NEWS

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Outstanding DAIS Seniors: Interview with Jasmine Zhao
Whether it’s academics, MUN, music, sports, charity programs or ASAs, Jasmine succeeds in all new opportunities.
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Announcement: Summer Camp 2022 at DAIS
This summer, families are invited join the Sea Dragon Summer Camp held in the world class facilities of Dalian American International School.
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Outstanding DAIS Seniors: Interview with Judy Zhou
During her four years at DAIS, Judy participated in several student organizations and developed many interests.
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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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