Moving to Distance Learning

The Japanese Prime Minister announced school closures due to COVID-19 on Thursday 27 February.

KIS is open for a normal school day on Monday 2 March as are all other Kyoto Public Schools. On Tuesday 3 March KIS will move to Distance Learning for ALL students, until further notice. 

The school is NOT open for parents, students and or visitors unless previously organised through the Head of School. Stay healthy and safe.  

Postponement of International Day (Friday 14th February)

Dear KIS Community,

Given the increasing impact of the novel coronavirus throughout the region, KIS will postpone International Day (Friday 14th February)

This is not a decision the Senior Leadership Team and Board Chair made lightly and not one made from a position of alarm. This was a decision made from being conservative and ensuring the entire community is taking precautions to prevent any infection.

KIS does hope to reschedule International Day at a time when the entire community can fully enjoy this important event.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 

Travel Notification 
KIS is asking the support of the entire community to advise the school if anyone in your family has travelled to China since the commencement of Term Two (6 January, 2020). This is, once again, a precautionary measure to help monitor the welfare of all students. 

Thank you for your understanding,







校長 マイケル テイラー

About Novel Coronavirus

About Travel restrictions against the Novel Coronavirus,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japanese government has issued the alert to stop traveling to Hubei Province, China, due to the Novel Coronavirus, therefore please refrain from traveling to Hubei for the time being.

As the infection has spread outside of China, please get the adequate information about your travel destination to prevent the infection in case you travel or return home.

Students returning from the travel restriction area should be aware of the symptoms, especially during the two weeks after returning home.

Please take care of contact with people and, if you have any symptoms, please call the public health center. Be sure to wear a mask when you visit hospital or contact with a person. Tell your doctor your travel history to restriction area and whether you have contact with patients at risk of infection.