Booster Club and PTA
Our parent organizations are here to help as you settle in at SAS. At the beginning of every school year, the PTA and Booster Club host events to welcome new parents and help you get involved if you choose. Details about these events will be emailed to you or advertised in the weekly SAS eNews. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to our organizations if you're interested in finding out more or have questions regarding SAS or Singapore in general.
Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)
The PTA is a volunteer organization that strives to enhance and enrich the SAS experience for students and their families. Membership is automatic for any family with a child at SAS and all faculty members. Through diverse services and events, the PTA aims to encourage support and participation in SAS programs as well as to promote a spirit of community within the SAS family.
The PTA is a resource for new families settling into a new life at SAS and in Singapore. It aims to provide information, assistance, and friendship for newcomers as they transition into the SAS community. Other PTA services include the sale of spirit items, the processing of Scholastic book orders for preschool through grade eight students, and various social events such as the Open House ice cream social, welcome coffees, and staff appreciation day.
The Booster Club
The SAS Eagles Booster Club provides support for extracurricular, cultural, and academic activities involving high school students. In addition to financial support, the Booster Club promotes high school spirit, teamwork, and sportsmanship. We work closely with administrators, faculty, and the PTA to enrich our students' experience at SAS. Throughout the school year, the Booster Club raise funds at the Booster Booth (located at the high school atrium) by selling school supplies, and spirit apparel and memorabilia, as well as through BBQs, bake sales, and community social events.
In the elementary school
Class parents are needed to help organize parties and celebrations throughout the year. Being a class parent is a good way to get to know the teacher, other parents, and your child’s classmates.
In the stores
The PTA store and Booster Booth are staffed entirely by volunteers. Volunteer for a two-hour shift every week or every other week as a way to meet other parents and get involved. Email here to be a PTA volunteer, and email here to be a Booster Booth volunteer.
In community events
A lot of effort goes into our SAS community events and we are always looking for volunteers to be on planning committees or work shifts. For more information or if you would like to add your name as an event volunteer, please contact the PTA secretary at email@example.com or Booster Club President at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also check out our weekly eNews e-newsletter for specific event signup pages.
What you can expect from the communications office throughout the year:
SAS eNews Newsletter:
Publications and Media
Please click here to visit our Publications and Media page, where you can access a variety of online information sources about SAS, including:
Please feel free to reach out to our office with any issues or suggestions regarding the New Family portal at email@example.com.
Course placement is the responsibility of the counseling teams in each SAS division.
Class and teacher placements are handled by the elementary school counselors after they view records and assessment sent by your previous school. Your child's teacher placement will be communicated to you by email. Please make sure you complete this world language selection form before your child's first day of school.
The middle school counselors will determine placement for any course that has levels—such as math, world language, and music—once they have viewed all assessments, including this world language selection form. For efficient placement, please send in your math and language information as soon as possible. Counselors will finalize your child's schedule after new student orientation and the student will receive it from their advisory teacher.
Counselors will build individual schedules with students during their one-on-one personal course scheduling appointment. Math and language assessments will also be completed at this time. Students will receive finalized schedules from their advisory teachers.
One of the first things you will want to do after your child has been admitted to SAS is to review the information on courses, including Advanced Placement and Advanced Topic courses, graduation requirements, and extracurricular activities, in the high school program planning guide. We have a broad variety of high school courses and your child will surely find many courses of interest.
If your child is feeling nervous about coming to SAS, we encourage families to read the high school fast facts for new SAS students. In addition, the SAS Peer Support program will assist all new students to ensure they feel welcome. Your counselor and teachers will also help your child feel comfortable here.
The Eagle Stop is our one-stop shop where you can complete many necessary school errands. Please go to the To Complete page of this portal to check if you have completed the necessary registration forms.
What you can do at the Eagle Stop
The Eagle Stop (room A108) is located between central administration and middle school.
Lunch at SAS
Elementary and middle school students may purchase lunch from their cafeteria or bring lunch from home. Students may also purchase or bring a mid-morning snack. If students bring both their lunch and snack from home, it is recommended that snacks be kept in a separate container from the lunch bag. Please note that students do not have access to a refrigerator. Elementary and middle school students are welcome to purchase cafeteria snacks after 3:00 p.m.
High school students may purchase snacks and lunch from the high school cafeteria, Subway, Baja Fresh, Eagle Zone Focaccia Foods, and Good 2 Go from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Parents are welcome to stop by any time and dine at all our cafeterias. It is recommended that your child's SASCard is topped up with sufficient money–otherwise, the cafeterias accept cash as well. You can top up your SASCard as well as view other SASCard services here.
Students in preschool through second grade do not keep their own cards to prevent loss. Instead, these cards are held by their classroom teachers or instructional assistants, who manage the cards when buying food.
Click here to visit the food and nutrition page for more information.
Parent Absences and Guardianships
Parents Leaving Town
While we expect at least one parent or guardian to be physically present in the home to support the student in their learning, we understand that at times adults may need to temporarily leave Singapore for various reasons. In situations where there will be no parent or guardian at home with your child, please inform the division offices of your temporary absences so the school will know who to contact in case of emergency.
Once you have full access to MySAS portal, you may inform the school by filling out a temporary parent absence form.
Guardianship Situations for High School Students
Students attending Singapore American School are encouraged to reside with at least one parent in Singapore. This supports our belief in the importance of a positive parent partnership in the learning process. However, allowances may be made for high school students if approved by the divisional administrator before admission to SAS.
If your family would like to appoint a legal guardian for a high school student, please contact Farouk Maricar at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PTA Welcome Committee
As a new family, we know you have many questions. It is our goal to either answer those questions or help you navigate SAS and point you in the right direction. The PTA welcome committee organizes a buddy family program. The buddy family program matches new SAS families with existing SAS families. The goal of the buddy family is to help ease your transition into SAS—as well as Singapore, if this is your first time here—to keep you informed of welcome events and to help you connect to the SAS community.
If you desire to be connected to a SAS buddy family, please click here to complete the request form.
We invite you to join the SAS Welcome Page on Facebook. This page is updated with current SAS news, as well as welcome event dates and details. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jessica Quance and Aimee Yager, the PTA Welcome Committee Chair, or Mina Bregman, the PTA President.
School Notices Asia MarketPlace
The PTA and School Notices are working together to provide an online noticeboard through which parents and alumni can buy, sell, and advertise to one another—allowing the SAS community to help one another in an online marketplace.
School Notices Asia is completely free for parents, staff and alumni to use. It is also a way for you to support your school and parent association with their fundraising efforts as 25% of all advertising goes directly back to our member schools.
Click here to go to SAS's School Notices page.
Students in the ELC, elementary, and middle school grades are issued school supplies in their classrooms once they start school. Additional supplies may be purchased throughout the year in the Eagle Stop and at the Booster Booth in the high school.
High school students need some specific supplies as outlined below.
Early Learning Center
Letter to the Ministry of Education (MOE)
If your child is a Singapore citizen you must inform the Admissions Office. If your child becomes a Singapore citizen after admission, you must inform us as well. All Singapore citizens wishing to enroll in a Foreign System School (FSS) are required to submit an application for approval, as well as supporting documents to the Ministry of Education at a certain age. Click here to download the application form. To know the exact timing of your child's MOE application, please email email@example.com.
Please note that MOE may track students who are Singapore citizens. Not abiding by the law may result in government fines and/or disruption in your child's education at SAS.
The New Family portal was built specifically to assist new incoming families in their transition to Singapore American School. Please feel free to reach out to the communications office with any issues or suggestions regarding the portal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have suggestions about how SAS can better support new families, please share them with us at email@example.com.