UPDATE: June 10, 2020

Dear Parents and Students,

We hope that you and your family are doing well.

KIU Academy is moving forward in the process of resuming classes on campus. 

As you know, our plan for for resuming school is going to enter "week 3" starting next Monday, June 15th.

This will be the first time our entire student body will be present at school at the same time since the end of February.

We must ask you for your continued cooperation with the KIUA Health and Safety Policies so that we can minimize the risk of infection at school.

Thankfully the number of COVID-19 cases in the Kansai area is decreasing, but we must still be careful.

In addition to the measures school is taking (see KIUA Health and Safety Policies), we have decided to avoid activities outside the KIUA campus.

Because of this, elementary school excursions and the MS / HS Camp will be either canceled or postponed until further notice. This includes the senior camp.

This means that July 1 - 3 all students (including the MS / HS students) will have regular classes at school (due to camp postponement).

Thank you for your cooperation.

KIU Academy

Regarding the "High School Tuition Support Fund " system (for parents of 10th to 12th graders)

The "High School Tuition Support Fund" system has been amended so that the amount has been increased starting from this year. Current beneficiaries (those who already applied) do not need to take any new action. But please contact the school accountant if your family composition or address has changed after application.

Please feel free to contact the school accountant if you would like to apply for the first time or make a new application. We can accept it at any time.


Dear Parents,

Thank you for your support of the school.

KIU Academy is going to start the process of reopening its school campus starting Monday, June 1st.

Below are several documents which explain the details of our plans. We ask that you read them carefully and discuss them with your children.

If you have questions, please contact your child's homeroom teacher.





FACTS Family Portal内の「Grades - Report Card」セクションから今学期の中間成績レポートをご確認ください。
サイト上の「MIDTERM REPORT」タブは紛らわしいため無効化いたしました。




Dear Parents,


We apologize for the delay in making Midterm Report Cards available.

The database error has been corrected so that Japanese characters will display correctly.


On FACTS Family Portal, please access the Grades - Report Card section to view the Midterm Report Card for this term.

To minimize confusion, the MIDTERM REPORT tab on the site was turned off.


A digital link to the Midterm Report Card will also be sent to parent / student email accounts (only to the KIUA domain account ending in @kyotoiu.ac.jp).


Thank you for your patience,

H. Simoes

KIU Academy - Principal

About Parent-Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents,

We pray that you and your family are doing well.

This trimester we are not having regular face to face Parent-Teacher conferences, but a report about your child's progress will be posted this Monday (May 25th) around 3 PM on FACTS (Renweb) Family Portal* (click here for instructions on how to find it).

* Mid-Term Progress Reports are only available on the internet browser version of FACTS Family Portal (Renweb ParentsWeb).You can still view your child's grades for each class in the "Grade Book" section of the smartphone app version, but the teacher comments for the Mid-term Progress Report will not be accessible through the app.

Mid-term Progress Reports will also be sent to parent / student email accounts (only to the KIUA domain account ending in @kyotoiu.ac.jp).

Your child's homeroom teacher will contact you between May 25th and May 29th to discuss the progress report  with you.

Thank you,
KIU Academy


Dear Parents,

We appreciate your extreme patience and tireless effort in supporting your children during this challenging start to the 2020 school year.

The situation is slowly progressing toward an end to the State of Emergency for Kyoto and Osaka.

Unfortunately this does not mean that everything will return to normal immediately.

Governmental authorities have instructed schools to be cautious about re-starting classes as usual.

Many of their recommendations involve following a gradual approach to reopening and taking precautionary measures to limit close interactions and crowded situations.

We are discussing how to best put these recommendations into practice at KIUA. 

We would also like to hear from you, so we prepared a survey to find out how KIUA parents feel about the present situation.

Please use the link below to find the survey. It will take only a few minutes to complete.



Thank you,

KIU Academy

Update about Live Classes on Google Meets

Dear KIUA parents and students,

It has come to our attention that KIUA teachers are using a variety of methods to set up and announce live classes on Google Meet, which sometimes causes confusion. So we are now asking all teachers to schedule Google Meets as assignments for their classes in Google Classroom using the Google Meet link which is on their class banner. This means you will hear about the Meet in the following ways: 

1. Students will receive an email in their account informing them of the assignment/Meet
2. The Meet will show up in the "Upcoming" section on the left side of the classroom Stream page and on the classroom banner for that class
3. The Meet will also show up in the student's Google Calendar at the time when the Meet is scheduled

Some changes to be careful of because of the change to this method:

1. The Meet will NOT show up on the student’s Meet home screen
2. Students will not be able to enter the Meet until the teacher is there, so please do not give up if there is a message saying the student cannot enter

We hope this will lead to a smoother online experience for students and parents.
Note: Some teachers who have already set up Meets with small groups or individual students will continue using the method of announcing they have already established.

UPDATE: May 13, 2020

Dear Parents,

We pray that you and your family are doing well.

First we would like to make an announcement from the accounting office:

About the "Kyoto Prefecture Scholarship Benefit
There is an early benefit application system for parents of households on welfare and households exempt from resident tax per income with students in the 10th grade. If you would like to apply, please contact Mr. Nakai (Accounting).



We would also like to give you an update on the present situation for our school.

We currently plan to continue online schooling until at least May 31st. This is primarily because the Kyoto prefectural government requested schools to stay shut until that date.

The national government, however, has indicated that they might lift the state of emergency for Kyoto and other areas as early as May 15th.

Because of this, Kyoto prefecture might change their stance and choose to reopen schools earlier than May 31st. 

But due to the fact that many KIUA students live in Osaka, a change in Kyoto prefecture's stance does not mean that we will automatically follow what Kyoto public schools do. The situation in Osaka still needs to be monitored and it will influence our future decisions.

We are preparing a Parents Survey to be sent out next week in order to gather feedback on how the online classes are going and how parents feel about the future reopening of the school.


Thank you for your patience and support during this process.

We will continue to provide updates as decisions are made.


KIU Academy


UPDATE: May 1, 2020

Dear Parents,

We hope that your family is doing well.

We have also been very encouraged by the efforts of our students and teachers with their online studies.


Please note that KIU Academy will continue to observe all National Holidays.

We are at the doorstep of the Golden Week holidays and it is likely that the state of emergency will be extended.

It is our hope to be able to resume normal schooling as early as possible, but presently it does not seem prudent to reopen the KIUA campus.

Therefore KIU Academy will, for the time being, continue delivering academic content online.


When local and national authorities clarify their policies and expectations, we will revisit the school closure status and inform you.

We hope that you and your family will have a restful and enjoyable Golden Week.

On May 7th our online classes and course content will resume.


Thank you for your understanding,

KIU Academy


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