Winter 2021 - End of Term Information Letter

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Dear Parents,

We are thankful for your continued support as we had to deal with several COVID cases and sudden switches to online schooling this term. Despite these challenges KIU Academy was able to successfully conclude the 2021-2022 academic year with the high school Graduation taking place March 19th.

Term-End Reports:

Report Cards, academic certificates (TOEFL, etc.) and other relevant forms and documents that you will need for the next academic year are being sent by mail. Please check them carefully and contact the school if you have any questions. 

Elementary TOEFL:

Also enclosed are scores for students in grades 2-5 who took the TOEFL Primary or TOEFL Junior test in February.  We are glad to report that 82% of our students got a higher overall score than when they took the test one year ago, and 47% moved up to a higher score level (e.g. from A2 to B1. Note: There are only four possible levels to score on TOEFL primary or TOEFL Junior, starting from A1 (beginner) and culminating with B2 (native English speaker).

Parent Survey:

As we bring this school year to a close, we would like to ask parents to fill out a short questionnaire. You can access the questionnaire by clicking on the link below.

LINK: 2021-2022 Parent Survey

https://forms.gle/Dhw5UihWy3w2FjB99

Accreditation Report:

Last February, a team from ACSI and WASC (accreditation agencies) came to KIUA for a periodic accreditation renewal visit. We received the team’s recommendation for re-accreditation with ACSI. Their summary report can be accessed via the link below.

LINK: 2022 ACSI Exit Report - Summary

New School Year & New Campus

The 2022-2023 academic year will start on April 18 (Monday). We are all very excited to start a new school year in a brand new school building. As the first day of class draws near, we will post announcements on the 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). Please make sure to check often. When appropriate, we will also send information directly to parents’ email addresses (including the important transportation and parking policies for the new campus).

COVID policies

KIUA will continue to follow the recommendations issued by the Japanese government (Ministry of Education). Please continue to monitor your child’s health condition and fill out the Health Check-up Sheet for April. Students should start filling out the form from April 1st and bring the completed form every day starting from the first day of school (April 18, 2022).

Office announcement

Due to the campus relocation, the KIUA school office's capacity to handle document issuance and other requests will be highly limited during the spring break. Please expect the processing time for any inquiries and requests to be much longer as we need to prioritize ensuring a smooth transition into the new campus. Especially from April 1 to 15, the school office will be focusing on moving-related tasks. Please make your inquiries/requests via emails to kiu@kyotoiu.ac.jp instead of phone calls unless necessary. You may experience difficulties reaching us by phone due to potential disruptions to our communication channels during the moving process.

We wish you and your family a restful and peaceful spring break.

Sincerely,

Haroldo Simoes

KIU Academy Principal

 

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