September 13 2019
Open invitation to Atsumari (Assembly)
Each Friday KIS celebrates the week in our Atsumari (Assembly) EL1-G8 gather in the Gym from 14.30. Please join us and end the week on a KIS high!
Celebrating the Aged (Monday 16 September)
The 3rd Monday in September every year is known as Respect for the Aged Day. To celebrate and give thanks to the elderly, national parks and zoos across Japan will give free entry to seniors. Most establishments will consider customers over 60 or 65 years old to be seniors. (https://matcha-jp.com/en/3662)
KIS is closed on this day
Class parents are integral to our school and your time and effort are greatly appreciated by the children, teachers, and other parents. Your involvement helps make our school community stronger. Each class at KIS has 1 class parent. The class parent(s) serves as a liaison between the classroom teachers and the parents.
Classroom teachers will be sending out requests for Class parent volunteers next week.
Congratulations to all our inaugural PTA members for this Academic Year:
Chair(s)- Emi Doyle, Martin Roth
Vice Chair- Misuzu Uehara
Secretary(s)- Fatma Onat, Mai Hayashi
Treasurer- Amiko Busch
Principal/Teacher Representative- Michael Taylor
EL parent representative- TBD
PYP parent representative- TBD
MS parent representative- TBD
From the Board Chair (Michi Saki)
Some thought provoking conferences to attend:
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Raising Children and Parents' Mother Tongue- a discussion together with foreign residents
Saturday, October 5, 2019
The Living on the Edge: The Joys and Challenges of Being Different in Japan
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.
Club and Lesson Update
Here is the finalized club and lesson list.
Also please check Club and Lesson calendar.
Externally-provided Lessons Sign up Guidelines
- Parents can cancel/change lessons during first 2 weeks through the school office. (This is not a free trial, it will incur a charge.)
- After 2 lessons, school office will send bills for the whole term. Parents/caregivers have to pay within one week by bank transfer.
- Externally-provided lessons will remain open for application until they are full. Parents/caregivers may sign up through the school office by the 20th day of each month to commence from the following month. After the sign up, the school office will send bills for the rest of the term.
Tuesday, September 17, 24: G2-5 Swimming
Friday, September 20: G5 visiting the Philosopher’s Path
Monday, September 16: School Closed
Monday, September 23: School Closed
Tuesday 24 September- Friday 27 September: MS Hakuba trip