Fall 2020 - End of Term Information

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we resumed classes on campus this fall. Due to the COVID-19 situation we had to make adjustments to the school schedule and other aspects of our school, but we believe that our students adapted well to the “new normal.”

One of the changes that we implemented was the move to a more direct and “digital” form of communication with parents. You may have noticed that, since the winter term of the 2019 school year, we stopped printing new issues of the Torch Newsletter. Instead, we adopted a “paperless” approach in which announcements are posted on the KIU Academy News website ( http://parents.kyotoiu.ac.jp ) and on the top page of the FAMILY PORTAL grading website (Also known as ParentsWeb / Renweb). When appropriate, we have also started sending information directly to parents’ email addresses.

In order to stay informed, we strongly encourage you to check our communication channels frequently (KIU Academy News website, your FAMILY PORTAL (Renweb) account and the email address you provided the school with).

Regarding precautionary measures due to COVID-19, we plan on continuing to follow the recommendations issued by the Japanese government (Ministry of Education). We currently have no plans to change the approach we used during the fall term. Updates for the winter term will be posted online and emailed to parents as they become available.

We ask that you continue to monitor your child’s health condition and fill the Health Check-up Sheet for December-January. Students should bring the completed form every day starting from the first day of school next term (January 5, 2021).

Regarding school hours, the only change we plan to make will be in the Elementary dismissal time. More details about this are included in the letter to Elementary parents. Otherwise, we plan on using the same school schedule that was used during the fall term. Information about the school schedule will also be included in the updates posted online.

Please also be reminded that the smaller basketball court will no longer be available starting January 2021. That area will be converted into a parking lot for Osaka Siren (the company across the street). We ask parents to make sure not to park their cars in that area. The current parking lot in front of “A building” will still be available for KIUA parents to park cars. Details are included in the enclosed "KIUA campus relocation update” letter.


We wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a happy new year.


Haroldo Simoes

KIU Academy Principal