Update regarding COVID-19

Dear Parents,

As you know from recent news reports, COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Japan.

It is important that our school community continues to take all possible care to prevent infections.

Our school received information from the Ministry of Education today that indicates they will be revising the school hygiene management manual in the near future.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Education has instructed us to do the following:

  1. Maintain good communication with parents and stress the importance of monitoring children's symptoms at home. Please continue to take your child's temperature daily, fill the Health Check Sheet and have your child bring it to school every day.
  2. Monitor the local situation in order to quickly grasp the infection status in the area, and share information on the infection status in the area with other schools.
  3. Be careful to maintain the privacy of infected persons.
  4. Inform parents and students about the importance of avoiding discrimination, prejudice, slander, etc. against infected persons and their families. If a climate of blaming the infection spreads, it may lead to delays in consultations at the proper medical facilities or result in people hiding the infection, which may lead to the spread of the infection in the area.

Please help us make sure that KIUA students understand the importance of these points.

As for recent cases at preschools, at present very few KIUA students have siblings attending these schools and none of them have had close contact with an infected person.

We are dealing with these matters on a case-by-case basis, and appreciate the cooperation of families.

We ask all parents to contact the school immediately if your child or anyone your child is in contact with is diagnosed with COVID-19.

Thank you,

H. Simoes

KIU Academy Principal