March 19th 2020
Education through the lens of Distance Learning
Distance Learning Update
* Friday 20 March Vernal Equinox (Japanese public holiday) No Distance Learning
* Monday 23 March - Thursday 26 March
During this week parents are encouraged to connect with the teachers. As we miss out on Student Led Conferences, the teachers wanted to offer the parents a chance to talk about their child and how they are progressing in class. It is a great chance to chat about how students are going in class since the beginning of Term Two. Feel free to reach out to your teachers.
Normal Distance Learning lesson. Posted by the teachers. You can also follow each week through distance.kis.ac.jp
* Friday 27 March - House Challenge (Black Turtles, Blue Dragons, Red Phoenix, White Tigers)
Students will be encouraged to complete a variety of challenges in music, the arts, Japanese, and sports to name a few areas. The completion of the challenges will earn their house points. It will be a fun and exciting way to end Term 2. We will post a live ladder
* Return to normal lesson Monday April 6 (unless there are unforeseen changes that make this unsafe for the community)
Literacy Week next week
Ms Galina will be sending out on SeeSaw details of the great ways you can be involved in Literacy Week.
Getting the most out of Distance Learning (Wk3)
A few takeaways from this weeks Distance Learning:
- Establishing routines is important
- Applying flexibility for lessons at home is ok
- Distance Learning is a continuation of school
- Keeping a balance between screen time and other activities is important
- Including time to relax is important
Here is the parent survey for Week 3:
Exciting news from the Yearbook Committee! This year you will be able to pre-order your 2019-20 Yearbook from the school website.
Don't miss out on the memories of this year:
- Meet The Teachers
- Winter Concert
- Distance Learning (a special addition!)
- Plus much more!!!
Shipping options will be available both domestically and international.
Grade 9 in 2020-21
KIS recently announced, on social media, the re-introduction of Grade 9 to the school. It gives the school great pleasure in confirming Grade 9 will be offered in 2020-21 academic year.
This has been made possible through the availability of experienced high school teachers, as of next academic year.
So please, get the word around that KIS is an Early Years to Grade 9 school!!!
Families And Books (FAB) time
Enjoy FAB time with your children:
- choose books with them
- borrow up to two books
- take some time to read together
Day: every Thursday
Venue: KIS Library
Time: 3:00 to 4:00
Requirement: Every Child has to be accompanied by a parent.
Book borrowing: Students can borrow up to two books at a time
KIS Festival (24 May)
Time- 10:00 to 15:00
We are happy to announce that we set up the festival committee.
Lin (G2,EL1,3),Akane(G7) in charge of the food booths
Yuka(EL3),Keiko(EL2),Yuki(EL2) in charge of the Gym Activities
Misuzu(G4),Amiko(G5) in charge of the stage performances
If you are interested in participating, or just want to share your ideas,
please contact the Festival committee members directly or email <email@example.com> .
We are currently making a team to help organize this fun event. If you are interested in participating, or just want to share your ideas or learn more, please contact the PTA via email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Amiko (G5 Sakura’s mother) or Emi (G7 Nima’s mother) directly.
Weather Warnings - Update
Adjustments to the school day may be necessary in the case of inclement weather or other situations which may endanger the students and faculty. In general, KIS is guided by warnings issued from the Japan Meteorological Agency.
In specific circumstances KIS applies the following guidelines:
Heat Stress Index- KIS is guided by the Ministry of Environment Heat Illness prevention guides Heat Illness Prevention Guides. KIS applies the guides for temperatures in Kyoto Prefecture found at Heat Stress Index (Kyoto) This may result in a change of normal activities and routines for school that day.
Hazardous Wind Watch- KIS is guided by the Japan Meteorological Agency. KIS is guided by the warnings for Kyoto Prefecture found at Hazardous Wind Watch Kyoto. This may result in a change of normal activities and routines for school that day.
Thunderstorms- KIS is guided by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
KIS is guided by the warnings for Kyoto Prefecture found at Weather Warnings/Advisories (Thunderstorms) : Kyoto-shi If a warning is then outdoor activity must be suspended and students and staff must take shelter.
- 27th: Last day of Term 2