Distance Learning Update 23 March

Greetings everyone and welcome to the last week of Term Two. 

This week there are many activities for the community to involve themselves in. KIS hope you all take advantage of these and the great weather.

Literacy Week 
Keep and eye out for the daily updates about Literacy Week. Ms Galina has a created some great experiences to grow through library activities and interactive read a-louds at lunchtime.  

Home-School Connect
Parents, this is the week to connect with teachers and talk about student progress in class since the beginning of Term Two. Make the initial contact through email and then every family can have a ‘virtual’ one-on-one with the teacher (Might be using Google, or Zoom, or Skype, or good old fashioned telephone). 

Challenge Friday
We are putting the final challenges together for our big day on Friday. As this would have been KIS Olympics we have re-modelled the day so students can earn house points in a variety of ways. KIS will also be live streaming during the day giving points updates and showcasing student achievements. 

Japanese Council of International Schools updates
JCIS met on Friday morning and discussed the information from the Thursday night (19 March) news bulletin. 95% of JCIS will return to normal lessons on the 30 March or 6 April. This is consistent with directions from the government.

International Baccalaureate
Today at 5pm the IB cancelled this years IB Diploma Exams, affecting around 200 000 students. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all the students, parents and teachers at this time. 

Departing families
If you are a departing family at the end of Term Two, please complete the sign out forms, return your library books and other other school material you may have. Please contact your teacher, who will also assist you in transitioning from KIS. All other inquires through to admissions@kis.ac.jp 

Remember wash those hands and keep a safe distance.