Calendar Update: School Year 2020-21

Previously, we shared with you an idea proposed by community members that we move forward our 2020–21 school calendar by one week, with school starting one week earlier in August and ending one week earlier in December. We received nearly 500 emails in response to this. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We also discussed this with our faculty senate and our PTA. We wanted to make sure we heard as many voices and different pros and cons on the issue as possible before making a decision. Read More



What You Need To Do

Please ensure that you have read and completed all of the items below to provide a seamless experience for your family.

 



Orientation

Orientation sessions will introduce all new students and at least one parent, to the division, counselor, teaching staff, and general expectations. Orientation is an essential part of transition and a huge step toward belonging in our community. Below is a quick guide of the orientation schedule by division.

You are encouraged to apply for a parent SASCard and a vehicle pass and visit the Eagle Stop to purchase school uniforms before the first day of school to avoid long lines.

If your child is not starting in January or August, please contact the division offices for your orientation date.

Early Learning Center - tli@sas.edu.sg
Elementary School - escounselor@sas.edu.sg
Middle School - mscounseling@sas.edu.sg
High School - nrahman@sas.edu.sg

Important: Orientation Update 

At the start of each year, we typically host a number of family orientations in each division as well as a community open house. This year, due to the safe distancing measures in place, we will not be able to host those events on campus, but we will host them virtually.

On July 24, your family will receive an email with links to orientation videos and everything you need to start the year off well. These will replace the large session orientations that we typically hold. Your division counselors will reach out regarding small group student-only sessions as needed in the middle school and high school. 

Bus Registration at the Eagle Stop

Bus service at SAS is provided by an independent bus company, Yeap Transport.  

Regular Bus Service – New School Year
Each family must arrange bus service through Yeap Transport by July 24, 2020 (see steps below). Your child will not have a seat on a bus without your registration. Applying by July 24 will give your child immediate, guaranteed bus service when school begins. The bus office will try to do everything they can to work with you if you register after this date, but they are not obligated to create a space for your child by day one. If you miss the deadline, you may need to arrange private transportation until routing and seats can be arranged.

Families who register with the bus office will receive pick-up and drop-off information via SMS and email by August 1 and 2, confirming to begin service on the first day of school.

Please email sas@yeaptpt.com or call +65 6360 6770 if you have any questions.

Summer Break Opening Hours
The bus office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on regular school days and will be open on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

How to Register

  • Kindly complete a physical copy of the bus registration form, scan and email it to us at SAS@yeaptpt.com by July 24, 2020 for guaranteed service. Upon receipt of your application, we will provide you with confirmation of the application via email. If you missed the deadline, you may still submit your request. However, it is subject to availability. The bus office will be in touch.
  • Don’t worry about stating a temporary address on the registration form - just indicate where your child should be picked up on the first day of school. You may update them with your permanent address later subject to 14 days advance notice.
  • Provide the bus office with an email you regularly check and your local mobile numbers, so they can send you any updates on the bus schedule. It also facilitate the bus coordinator/teachers to liaise with you when necessary.
  • You will be notified of your child’s pickup/dropoff location and times through Yeap Transport Parent App (login and password will be provided after registration), SMS, and email.

Medical Examination Form And Immunization Schedule

Please complete this SAS medical form here and attach supporting immunization records. SAS is required to ensure that our students have completed medical examination forms on file and are immunized in accordance with current Singapore law. This means that submitting updated vaccination records for students is mandatory to attend school at SAS. SAS students will not be permitted to receive class assignments, course schedules, or start school until they have fulfilled this requirement.

Medical and immunization forms must be submitted prior to the student's first day of school.

All students must have:

  1. two MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccines upon reaching 18 months of age;
  2. four DTaP (diphteria, tetanus, acellular pertussis) vaccinations upon reaching 18 months of age; and
  3. a fifth Tdap booster (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphteria toxoid, and acellular pertussis) at 10 to 11 years of age

Email documents to:

For kindergarten to fifth grade applicants, please email to nurseelem@sas.edu.sg.
For all other grade levels, please email to mshsnurse@sas.edu.sg.

Mail documents to:

Singapore American School
Attn: Nurses' Office
40 Woodlands Street 41
Singapore 738547

SASCard and Campus Access at the Eagle Stop

The SASCard is a chip-based smart card and photo ID. It allows you to enter the school campus and makes it easy to complete many school-related tasks. On campus, it serves as a cashless payment card and library card. Off campus, it can be used as a NETS FlashPay card for purchases and when riding public transportation.

You are not required to apply for an SASCard for your child. Students will automatically receive their SASCards through their respective divisions upon arrival at SAS. All other SAS community members, including parents, will need to apply for a SASCard.

For more SASCard information, please drop by the Eagle Stop from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. or contact us at sascard@sas.edu.sg or +65 6360 6075.

For preschool through second grade students: Students do not keep their own cards. Instead, these cards are held by their classroom teachers or instructional assistants. Students in these grades are not required to show the card when entering campus with an adult holding a SASCard, and their teachers manage the cards when students buy lunch or check out books.

Parent SASCard and Vehicle Pass

Completing an online application will allow parents to obtain SASCards and vehicle passes. 

Online application must be submitted before July 5 (Sunday) so you can pick up your SASCards and vehicle pass at orientations during welcome week.

You will need your Singapore-issued ID (see online application for details) to complete the process. Alternatively, you may drop by the Eagle Stop with your passport and Singapore ID to get your SASCard over the counter.

Please note that parents' and students' card fees are waived for the first card.

SASCards for Additional Family Members

Family SASCards may be issued to grandparents, non-SAS siblings (older than 12), or other relatives who frequent the campus. Similarly, SASCards for domestic helpers, nannies, drivers, and other household staff can be acquired. Please contact the Eagle Stop to apply for SASCards for your family members or helpers.

Please note that there is a fee of $20 per card. Here are some additional SASCard information for parents and students. 

Note: Where applicable, payment is due when you collect your SASCards and vehicle passes. For payment made by check, please ensure that your check is crossed and made payable to Singapore American School Ltd in SGD. SAS does not accept post-dated checks. For security reasons, the SASCard office will only release the SASCards and vehicle passes to a parent of the family.

Uniform Sales


The SAS uniform consists of a white polo shirt with an embroidered logo and navy blue bottoms, also with an embroidered logo. There is also a separate PE uniform, which varies by division. On certain days, SAS students are allowed to wear non-SAS attire while still adhering to school dress codes.

Buy Online

The Eagle Stop Online Store is currently closed for stock-taking and admin matters. It will re-open on Friday, July 24.

Note: Families are strongly encouraged to purchase uniforms online at the Eagle Stop online store before the first day of school. To purchase long pants, please go to SAS's Land's End website. Families who would like to purchase long sleeves red coolmax (PE) T-shirts should write to the Eagle Stop Team. You may refer here for more details.


Buy On Campus

On-campus uniform related services will be available to students after the school re-opens. Until further notice, parents will not be allowed and the retail services at the Eagle Stop will be limited.

Payment method for all sales will be by credit card via PayPal only.

Students seeking assistance at the Eagle Stop will need to observe social distancing and other measures establish for the health and safety of the community.

Monday to Friday (School days) 
Opening hours: 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. 
Contact: (65) 6360-6075 

For the easiest and fastest service we recommend ordering your child’s uniforms online before coming to campus.

Dress Codes

To view dress codes across all divisions, click here.