Notification on tuition and facilities fees in 2021

Dear parents and guardians of KIU Academy, 

We would like to thank you for your invaluable support and cooperation with KIU Academy. Especially in 2020, due to the new coronavirus global epidemic, we have asked children to continue studying under unusual circumstances such as with adjusted schedules, online home study and staggered school attendance. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we cannot thank you enough for your ongoing understanding and cooperation while working with our school. In addition, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your generous financial support for the relocation of the school building planned for next year. 

The purpose of this notification is to inform all parents and guardians that on September 7, 2020 the school’s board of directors made the decision to revise the tuition and facilities fees for 2021. Regarding tuition fees: although the national consumption tax rate has been raised twice; first from 5% to 8% (2014); then from 8% to 10% (2019), we have not changed our tuition fees since 2007. We have endeavored to minimize school related costs in order to have as many families as possible attend our school. We have maintained the same level of costs so that families can see our school as an option and continue their children’s education with us. At the same time, in view of the recent economic situation surrounding our school, it has been decided that in order to continue to provide our current educational services, we must raise tuition at least 5% in response to the consumption tax hikes. 

Regarding facility costs: although we are planning to move to a new school building next year, in order to maintain our present school buildings and equipment (that is about 20 years old) and replace various pieces of equipment, a raise of our facilities fee is also required. 

Tuition = 934,500 円

Facilities fee = 60,000 円

* We will inform you about the details of the delivery method (installment payment, etc.) later 

Since our school is an international school which offers its own curricula, we are not eligible to receive government subsidies as other private schools that follow official Japanese education policies. We rely on tuition fees for almost all of our operating costs. Therefore, we request your understanding of the necessary revision of our school tuition and facilities fee. We also apologize for the fact that as a result of the time required for discussions by the board of directors on this matter, the advanced timing of this notice was shortened to half a year before the scheduled payment date for next year's tuition fees. 

On a different but related note, our school has been able to respond to families in need of financial support in various ways such as scholarships, monthly payment plans, and temporary postponement of payments. We will continue to provide as much support as possible, so please contact us if necessary. (In addition, regardless of nationality, 10th to 12th graders are eligible for the yearly national school enrollment support system. *With no refund obligation; maximum of about 400,000 yen depending on the status of the previous year’s annual income.) 

Finally, KIU Academy was able to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its founding last year. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the parents and guardians who have chosen to send their children to our school and for their ongoing support. In addition to the campus relocation next year, all of our faculty and staff will do our utmost to further improve the quality of education and the facility environment. Once again, we appreciate your understanding. 

Peter Blocksom

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Contact representatives: English: Mr. Barrera; Japanese: Ms. Sugimoto, Mr.  Nakai

 

KIUA Fall Term Update #3

Dear Parents,

We hope that you and your children are adapting well to the return to school.

Below we will briefly explain and provide links to information related to recent updates.

To continue to stay informed, please periodically access your Family Portal (RenWeb) account or our KIUA News Site.

UPDATES:

1- EMAIL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • KIU Academy has begun sending email announcements to student and parent email addresses.
  • In order to receive email announcements from the school, please make sure to let the school office know your preferred email. Note that you can have announcements sent to only one email address (one email per person listed in our database).
  • We recommend that both parents submit an email address to the school.

2 - SCHOOL EVENTS

The main changes to MS-HS events so far are:

  1. Cancelled: MS-HS Camp and the MS-HS School Festival
  2. Rescheduled: MS-HS Sports Day will be conducted on October 31st. Only students will be able to attend. More details will be announced later.
  3. Other events, such as field trips, are posted on the online calendar as they are decided.

Details about changes to the Elementary School events can be found in the latest letter from the school (LINK BELOW):

As changes are made to special events for this term, information will be removed or added to the KIUA online calendar:

3 - MIDTERM BREAK

The midtem break this fall will be on November 2, 4, 5 and 6. In conjuction with the National Holiday on November 3, students will have one full week of rest. There will be no classes during the midterm break. 

Classes will resume as usual from November 9.

4 - PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent-Teacher conferences for the fall trimester will be taking place as originally scheduled during the week of October 19 - 23. We want to use this opportunity to inform parents of their children’s progress up to this point. Please return the appointment form (LINK HERE) to your child’s homeroom teacher by October 2nd to ensure your reserved time. If you are unable to meet at any of the times listed, please make arrangements with your child’s homeroom teacher to set up a different time. 

Please be reminded that, according to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies, parents should refrain from entering the school building to pick up their children. If you need to enter the school building, wear a mask and contact the reception office before entering. If you are coming for a scheduled conference with the homeroom teacher, there is no need to contact the reception office but please make sure to wear a mask. Please also wash your hands when you enter the building.

5 - FAMILY PORTAL Accounts (Also know as ParentsWeb / Renweb) 

  • KIU Academy uses FACTS (Renweb) Family Portal, a private and secure parents’ portal that allows parents to view academic information specific to their children, while protecting their children’s information from others. You may view your child’s grades, homework, as well as other useful school information.
  • Starting Fall 2020, all NEW parent accounts can be created by the parents themselves. Please click on the link below to view the instructions:
  • If you already have an account, there is no need to create a new one.
  • If you forgot the log in information for your account, please contact the school office.

 

Thank you for your support of the school.

KIU Academy

 

KIUA FALL TERM UPDATE #2

Dear Parents and Students,

We hope that your summer has been enjoyable.

Below are the most recent updates related to the restart of school. Please read the Fall updates #1 also.

To continue to stay informed throughout the fall trimester, please periodically access your RenWeb (FACTS) account or our KIUA News Site.

FALL UPDATES #2

  1. Due to continuing concerns related to coronavirus, KIUA will continue using the Health and Safety Policies and Forms. Please check the updated versions below:
  2. In the coming days we will make changes to the special events usually scheduled for the fall term. These events will be placed in the KIUA online calendar.
  3. General announcements:
    • SCHOOL UNIFORM: KIU Academy has an OPTIONAL school uniform that you can purchase online if you want to. For more details, please see the links below.
    • SCHOOL LUNCH: 
      • School lunch orders will resume from this term. Please order by 8:50 AM if ordering for delivery on the same day.
      • If your child will not arrive at school in time to order by 8:50, we ask parents to phone the school office instead.

FALL UPDATES #1 (re-posted)

  1. KIU Academy is currently planning on resuming classes on campus starting September 1, 2020.
    • If the COVID-19 situation worsens and governmental authorities instruct schools to remain closed, KIUA will switch to online schooling.
    • We ask parents and students to make the necessary preparations in case the fall term has to be switched to online schooling on short notice. Such as:
      • Purchasing a laptop computer (one device per student)
      • Obtaining a reliable internet connection at your home
  2. We have received and will be following the new governmental guidelines related to COVID-19. More details will be provided in later updates or directly to students when they come to school. The new guidelines include things such as:
    • Instructions on keeping data which can be used in finding the "Infection route" should a case occur at school.
    • New guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting of school facilities
    • New guidelines for the use of masks
    • Guidelines for school closures due to infections
  3. Due to the present COVID-19 situation, the MS-HS Camp and the Elementary overnight camp originally planned for the fall term have been cancelled.
  4. The school schedule for the fall term (link here) will be changed slightly in order to:
    • start school a little later than usual (so that students who come by train can better avoid crowded environments)
    • allow for more class time in the schedule

Thank you for your attention and support.

KIU Academy

KIUA 2020 FALL TERM SPORTS

Dear parents/guardians and students,

The athletic department would like to welcome you back the fall semester.  We are preparing for a fall sports season that will include high school volleyball for both boys and girls, middle school baseball for the boys, and middle school volleyball for the girls.  

We understand that there might be concerns about COVID-19 and participating in sports.  We are doing everything that we can to minimize the risks of contracting the virus while participating in sports.  You will be required to wear a mask while riding the bus to and from practice.  Our league, the WJAA, will be meeting during the last week of August to finalize protocols to allow for a fun and safe season.  

Practice will begin August 24 for high school volleyball.  Practices will be held on Monday (24), Wednesday (26), and  Friday 28).  We will practice from 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00 at Ide gymnasium.  Middle school girls are welcome to join in the morning practice sessions.  The school bus will pick students up at Shintanabe station at 8:40 and the school at 8:45.  It will be very warm in the gym so please drink plenty of water before coming to practice and bring water and sports drinks to practice.  It would be good to bring extra clothes to change into as you will be very sweaty.  

Regular practices will begin with school.  Middle school baseball and volleyball will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on  September 1.  High school volleyball will practice on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning on September 2.   The high school girls will be coached by Mr. Blocksom, the high school boys will be coached by Mr. King, and we are in the process of finding coaches for the MS teams.  

More information regarding practices and games can be found on the sports calendar.  

If you have any questions please contact me at adam.king@kyotoiu.ac.jp 

Thank you 

Adam King 

Athletic Director

English

KIUA Fall Term Update #1

Dear Parents and Students,

We hope that you have been able to enjoy the summer vacation!

The teachers and staff at KIU Academy are looking forward to starting the fall trimester on September 1.

Below you will find updates related to the restart of school. To continue to stay informed, please access your RenWeb (FACTS) account or our KIUA News Site.

UPDATES

  1. KIU Academy is currently planning on resuming classes on campus starting September 1, 2020.
    • If the COVID-19 situation worsens and governmental authorities instruct schools to remain closed, KIUA will switch to online schooling.
    • We ask parents and students to make the necessary preparations in case the fall term has to be switched to online schooling on short notice. Such as:
      • Purchasing a laptop computer (one device per student)
      • Obtaining a reliable internet connection at your home
  2. We have received and will be following the new governmental guidelines related to COVID-19. More details will be provided in later updates or directly to students when they come to school. The new guidelines include things such as:
    • Instructions on keeping data which can be used in finding the "Infection route" should a case occur at school.
    • New guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting of school facilities
    • New guidelines for the use of masks
    • Guidelines for school closures due to infections
  3. Due to the present COVID-19 situation, the MS-HS Camp and the Elementary overnight camp originally planned for the fall term have been cancelled.
  4. The school schedule for the fall term (link here) will be changed slightly in order to:
    • start school a little later than usual (so that students who come by train can better avoid crowded environments)
    • allow for more class time in the schedule

Thank you for your attention and support.

KIU Academy

Important Dual Enrollment Information for KIUA HS to students and parents!

Please take a few minutes to read through this information. It is a great opportunity for families in the KIUA Community.

 

KIU’s Dual Enrollment Program (DEP): High School students also taking university level courses 

KIUA is the only HS in Japan that has this program

 

Benefits:

  • Taking university level courses while still in high school
  • High School GPA is positively affected in numerical value
  • Saving time and money for university studies: most of the course credits are transferable to universities in the US and Canada.
  • Potentially receive letter of recommendation by a PhD professor
  • Help students to find an area of interest before declaring a major

 

Requirements for Dual Enrollment

  • For student grades 11-12/ GPA>3.0
  • Permission given by the Principal
  • Acceptance by KIU-Foundations Program Dean
  • Tuition fee: 6,000 yen per credit (3 credit course = 18,000 yen)

 

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Simoes (Principal of KIUA) at your earliest convenience.

 

ADMISSIONS FOR THE 2021 SCHOOL YEAR

If you plan to apply for a seat in the 2021 grade 1 class, please contact the KIUA Admissions Office as soon as possible (preferably by the end of July). We have already started the application process for a number of families. The admissions office will make the final selection of candidates by mid-September.

Applications for other grade levels can also be made at any time. However, those wishing to enter school from fall 2020 should apply by mid-August so that the application can be processed in time for the first day of classes.

If you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact Ms. Yamamoto.

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 haruyo.yamamoto@kyotoiu.ac.jp
 京都インターナショナルユニバーシティー
 TEL:0774-64-0804 FAX:0774-64-0805
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重要:サマープログラムのスケジュールについて Important: Summer program schedule

保護者の皆様、

 サマープログラムを生徒たちがみな楽しんでいることを願っております。いよいよ最終週になりましたが、いくつかのスケジュール変更をお伝えいたします。先週、段ボールの家作りが完成いたしましたので、今週はその時間に体育館に行く予定です。体育館シューズを持たせてください。

Dear parents,

We hope your child is enjoying the KIUA elementary summer program.  As we prepare for the last week, we would like to inform you of a few changes and send a few reminders.  Last week the cardboard house projects were finished, so this week during that time, students will go to play at a gym according to the schedule below.  (Please have your child bring gym shoes on the day they will go to the gym)

 

イエローグループ7月27日(月) Yellow Group = Monday 7/27

グリーングループ7月28日(火) Green Group = Tuesday 7/28

ブルーグループ7月29日(水) Blue Group = Wednesday 7/29

レッドグループ7月30日(木) Red Group = Thursday 7/30

 

また、以下が今週のカヌー遊びのスケジュールです(変更はありません)。必要な持ち物をご確認ください。And here is a reminder of the schedule for canoeing and things to bring:

 

レッドグループ7月27日(月) Red Group = Monday 7/27

イエローグループ7月28日(火) Yellow Group = Tuesday 7/28

グリーングループ7月29日(水) Green Group = Wednesday 7/29

ブルーグループ7月30日(木) Blue Group = Thursday 7/30

 

カヌー体験に必要な持ち物

(場所: 木津川市山城町にある不動川砂防歴史公園に行く予定です。)

お弁当(遠足場所周辺にコンビニエンスストアはありませんので、必ずお弁当を持たせてください。)、ピクニックマット、タオル(大)、濡れても大丈夫な服、着替え、濡れた服を入れるためのビニール袋、濡れたり汚れたりしても大丈夫な靴(サンダル、長靴など)、日焼け止め、虫除けスプレー、かゆみ止め、ゴーグルもしくはサングラス(目に水がかかるのを防ぐため)。なお、雨天の場合は体育館に行きますので、室内用運動靴を持たせてください。

 

Extra items students may want to bring for canoeing (Place: Fudogawa Sabo Rekishi Koen in Yamashiro-cho, Kizugawa-shi): lunch (Students cannot buy lunch at the convenience store near school on the days they go canoeing.), picnic mat, towel (large), clothing that can get wet, change of clothes, plastic bag for wet clothing, sandals, boots or other shoes which can get wet or dirty, sunscreen, insect repellant, anti-itch cream, goggles or sunglasses (to keep water out of their eyes).  In case of rain, students may go to play sports at the gym instead, so they should bring gym shoes.

 

*  スペシャルデー

サマープログラム期間中、テーマに沿った格好で登校するお楽しみデーを計画しています。(強制ではありません。)

7月29日(水):KIUスピリットデー (お手持ちのKIU TシャツやKIUカラーの青と白を取り入れた服装で登校してください。)

Special Days: Wednesday, July 29: KIU Spirit Day (students are encouraged to wear any KIU clothes they have or to wear blue and white, the KIU colors.)

 

ウォーターパーティーに必要な持ち物(サマープログラム最終日の7月31日(金))

タオル(大)、水着もしくは濡れても大丈夫な服、着替え、濡れた服を入れるためのビニール袋、サンダル、水鉄砲、ゴーグルもしくはサングラス(目に水がかかるのを防ぐため)

Water party on the last day of the program (Friday, July 31)

What to bring: towel (large), bathing suit or clothing that can get wet, change of clothes, plastic bag for wet clothing, sandals, squirt gun, goggles or sunglasses (to keep water out of their eyes)

 

もし、ウォーターパーティー、カヌー、体育館などでの遊びに生徒が参加することを希望しない場合、KIUAまでご連絡ください。

Note: If you do not want your child to go to play at the gym, do canoeing at the lake, or participate in the water party, please contact KIU Academy to let us know.

SEVERE WEATHER・SCHOOL CLOSURE  警報発令・休校

京田辺市に気象警報が発令されましたので、本日(7月8日)、学校は休校となります。

生徒の皆さんは自宅待機し、Google Classroom をアクセスしてください。

Due to a severe weather warning, KIU Academy is closed today (June 8).

Students should stay home and check their Google Classroom for announcement from their teachers.

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