2022 Spring Start of Term Information

Dear Parents,

We hope that you have enjoyed a relaxing Spring break.

KIU Academy will be starting the 2022 school year at the new campus. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we get settled in this new location and adapt to new circumstances.

Traveling to School

We are sorry to say that the completion of the road in front of the new school facility has been delayed, making it very difficult to have parents drive their children to or from the new building at the beginning of the school year.  When the road is completed to the north of our property, our policies may change, but during the spring term we ask that parents refrain from driving to the new campus except in cases of emergency (e.g., to pick up a sick or injured child) or if they have a previously arranged appointment with permission to park.

In addition, the neighborhood organization around our new campus has strongly requested that school traffic not use the narrow side roads that run to the west from the road that passes in front of the school. We would like to build a good relationship with our new neighbors, so we ask for your cooperation in not using these roads. For the same reason, we ask that you not park along the main road leading to the school or on the side roads that turn off from this main road.

If you would like to transport your child by car, we ask that you drop off and pick up your child in the area around Kintetsu Shintanabe Station, preferably at the taxi stand on the northwest side of the station, which is the closest location to the new campus.

Students who come to school by train should use the walk route established by the school. Please instruct your children by using the resource below:

LINK: KIUA new campus - JR / Kintetsu walk route

Bring Lunch to School

Due to the move to the new site, starting this school year students will no longer be allowed to leave the school campus to buy lunch. Parents please make sure to pack a lunch for your children, or provide them with money to buy lunch on the way to school. 

If you wish to order a school lunch, please make your request by 4:00 p.m. the day before. If you have no choice but to order on the day, please be sure to apply by phone by 8:50 a.m. If you have any questions or would like to place orders, please contact the school reception. (0774-64-0804).

School schedule

We will continue using the regular time table. Elementary and middle school will start with homeroom at 8:45, while high school will start at 8:40.

Precautionary measures due to COVID-19 

We plan on continuing to follow the recommendations issued by the Japanese government (Ministry of Education). Please continue to monitor your child’s health condition and fill in the Health Check-up Sheet for April. Students should bring the completed form every day starting from the first day of school (April 18, 2022).

KIU Academy will switch to online classes if the government authorities order school closures, or if cases of infection occur at school. Parents must make sure that their children are ready for a sudden switch to online classes. In order to join online classes students will need a device that is able to connect to the internet and has the necessary hardware to handle conference calls. The software will be provided by the school (G-suite online). We also recommend that you have a printer available at home. For more information, see the link → Recommended Hardware Requirements for PCs or Laptops for KIUA School Work

Stay informed

We strongly encourage you to check our communication channels frequently (KIU Academy News website ( http://parents.kyotoiu.ac.jp ), your FAMILY PORTAL (Renweb) account and the email address which you provided the school).

Other information and useful links:

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