Reminder related to the State of Emergency

Dear Parents and Students,

Please note that the "State of Emergency Schedule" will continue to be used during the extension period of the state of emergency.

It is likely that the state of emergency will be extended until the end of May.

Parent-Teacher conferences will be postponed until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,

H. Simoes

KIU Academy Principal

UPDATES: April 30, 2020

Dear Parents,

Please make sure to take your child's temperature every day before sending them to school (use the Health Checkup Sheet to record the temperature). Students who have a fever or are showing flu-like symptoms should stay home. Students who come to school must present the Health Checkup Sheet to the homeroom teacher.

For more details, please read the documents below:

LINK - - KIUA COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies - (ENG)

LINK - - Health Check-up Sheet for Students (May) - English

 

We look forward to resuming school after the Golden Week holidays. The next school day will be May 6 (Thursday).

KIU Academy

School Lunch Orders and Phone Hours During the State of Emergency

Dear Parents and Guardians

During the state of emergency, please place orders for school lunch at least one day in advance.
If you have no choice but to order on the day of the emergency, please do so by phone between 8:45 and 8:55 a.m.

Regarding phone calls to school, please note that the office hours during the state of emergency are between 8:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

KIU Academy Office

Regarding a state of emergency

Dear Parents and Students,

As you have seen on the news, the prefectures of Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo and Kyoto have requested that the Japanese national government declare a state of emergency in these areas. It is reported that the government will make a decision on April 23rd, and that the period of emergency will likely be between April 26th and May 9th.

If the Kyoto prefecture is included in a state of emergency declaration, KIU Academy will switch to using the "State of Emergency Schedule" (with homerooms starting at 9:40 [9:35 for high school]). This "State of Emergency Schedule" will start and end in accordance with the period of emergency that the government sets.

We do not plan any other modifications to our schedule or offering of classes unless the Kyoto prefectural government and board of education issue additional directives.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,

H. Simoes

KIU Academy Principal

Update: April 21, 2021

Dear KIUA parents,

We hope that you and your family are all well and that your children are adjusting well to the new school year.

In view of the worsening COVID-19 situation in the Osaka area, we would like to make some changes and encourage renewed vigilance. In order to limit the time students spend on campus before and after school, the following changes will take effect from Thursday, April 22nd:

  1. The KIUA campus opening time will be pushed back to 8:45.
  2. Elementary students will not be allowed to play outside before school.
  3. There will only be one elementary bus pick up time in the mornings (8:45 at JR Kyotanabe and 8:50 at Kintetsu Shintanabe).
  4. At school, students should be diligent in washing their hands, wearing their masks, and following the guidelines for eating lunch.
  5. All students should leave immediately after school.
  6. All after school activities including clubs and tutoring will be cancelled.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,

Haroldo Simoes

KIU Academy Principal

 

KIU Academy - New School Year

Dear Parents,

We hope that you have been able to enjoy the spring break.

The teachers and staff at KIU Academy are looking forward to starting the 2021-2022 school year on April 12 (Monday).

Because of the recent increase in covid-19 cases in the Kinki region, KIUA will be starting the spring term with the delayed scheduled (the same schedule that we used in the winter term; with school gates opening at 8:30 and homeroom starting at 9:05 [9:00 for high school] ).

LINK - - 2021 - Spring Term School Schedule

Please make sure to take your child's temperature every day before sending them to school (use the Health Checkup Sheet to record the temperature). Students who have a fever or are showing flu-like symptoms should stay home. Students who come to school must present the Health Checkup Sheet to the homeroom teacher.

For more details, please read the documents below:

LINK - - KIUA COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies - (ENG)

LINK - - Health Checkup Sheet (ENG)

Last year the KIU Board of Directors decided to make changes to our foundational statements. The updated version is as follows:

Mission
Equipping students as cross-cultural leaders who impact the world for Jesus.

Vision
Students communicate in English and Japanese; collaborate with people from different cultures; are prepared for college, career, and citizenship; and have increased openness to and understanding of Jesus.

Philosophy
We believe bilingual, internationally-minded, American-based, Christ-centered education within a caring community equips students.

The updated version of the school handbook includes this and other changes. Please read the handbook carefully and return the "Notice of Agreement" (page 61) signed to the school office.

LINK - - Parent-Student Handbook 2021-2022

In addition, please note that:

  1. The School Calendar has been updated  (LINK - - Calendar 2021-2022 )
  2. The School Supply List is now available (LINK - - School Supply List )
  3. KIUA has an *optional* uniform that you can purchase online

Thank you for your attention and support.

KIU Academy

End of State of Emergency

Dear Parents and Students,

The State of Emergency in Kyoto will be lifted at the end February.

Therefore KIU Academy will revert to the "Winter Schedule" starting Monday, March 1st.  

  • The school gate will open at 8:30 AM
  • Elementary and Middle School Homeroom will begin at 9:05 AM
  • High School Homeroom will begin at 9:00 AM
  • Elementary School students will be dismissed at 15:15
  • Middle and High School students will be dismissed at 15:35

For more details, please access the file below:

LINK :  WINTER TERM School Schedule

We ask that you continue to monitor your child’s health condition and fill the Health Check-up Sheet for March.

Students should bring the completed form every day, starting March 1st.

LINK:   Health Check-up Sheet for Students (March) - English

Thank you,

Haroldo Simoes

KIUA Principal

February Updates

Dear parents and students,

 

As you know, the State of Emergency in Kyoto has been extended until March 7th, 2021.

Therefore KIUA will continue using the most recent, shortened schedule (40 minutes classes).

If the State of Emergency is lifted prior to March 7th, we plan on reverting back to the previous schedule (the one we used at the start of the term).
The precise day of the switch of schedules (if any) will be announced in advance.

 

At school we are also trying to be especially careful to avoid activities which may increase the possibility of spreading viruses.

With Valentine's Day soon approaching, please note the following guidelines for the holiday:

  • In ELEMENTARY school, all forms of valentine's day exchanges are not allowed this year.
  • In SECONDARY school, only gifts that were purchased commercially are allowed (no home-made Valentine's Day gifts). Items should be in their original packaging.

 

At home, we ask you follow Kyoto Prefecture's request (based on the Special Measures Law) and instruct your children to refrain from going out unless absolutely necessary or urgent, especially after 8 PM.

 

Haroldo Simoes

KIUA Principal

 

"Life Education" sessions

Dear Parents of Grade 6 to Grade 10 students,

We would like to inform you that KIUA "Life Education" will take place starting Friday this week. Through this unit, we would like MS HS students to be able to:

  • Think about how the choices they make will affect their future, either positively and negatively. We would like to assist students to set well-informed goals for their future. 
  • Define abstinence and identify the benefits of practicing abstinence.
  • Understand how they are influenced by the media and how they can critically analyze and view media.
  • Examine the difference between media portrayal of sex and reality.
  • Understand the danger and risk of pornography.

This unit will continue between Feb 5 (Fri) – 12 (Fri). As a Christian school, we will be teaching those objectives from a Biblical perspective. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Yokotani. At KIU Academy, we would like to work together with the parents and students so as to assist in the students' positive physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual development.

           Feb 5 (Fri) 1st period

           Feb 8 (Mon) 2nd period

           Feb 9(Tue) 3rd period

           Feb 10 (Wed) 4th period   

           Feb 11 (Thurs) 8th period  

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