Dear KIS Community,
A conversation I had today with a parent reminded me of how much is constantly going on at KIS and the vast amount of information that is shared to and from the community. It can be overwhelming at times. We really want parents, students, and teachers to know what is going on at the school and so are working to make this information more accessible and easier to find. If also feels like this school year has provided a little more mental space for us to return to things we previously have done. One of the MSA goals for QSI and KIS is transparent communication, so we hope to improve in this area.
KIS also has an eye towards building more community than we were previously permitted. After a conversation with PTO, there has been a slight change of plan concerning our Coffee Chat dates and having one of these events on campus for parents. While the weather is nicer, it does make the possibility of a meeting more doable. Therefore, we would like to host two separate coffee chats on September 28th & 29th. One will be for Preschool and Elementary parents and the other will be for Middle School and Secondary. This way, we can keep the groups smaller. We will plan to set up a space with chairs outside for those who plan to attend. If you plan to attend this event, please complete the form below. We hope to have more of these events in the future.
Virtual Coffee Chat with KFN
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Location: Zoom Meeting
On Campus Coffee Chat with PTO and Admin
Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, September 28th & 29th
Location: KIS Campus Front Playground Area
Please, fill in the ATTENDANCE FORM here.
Kyiv International School
!! 15 September - Virtual Coffee Chat with KIS Admin Team is CANCELLED
16 September - Emergency Drill
20 September - Fall MAP testing begins
22 September -Virtual Coffee Chat with KFN (Lunch Services)
27 September - Individual Portraits week
28 & 29 September - On Campus Coffee Chats with PTO and Admin
Dear Middle School Families,
Our E&S program is taking shape! What is E&S? Students have E&S class every day for 45 minutes. It is a collection of homeroom time, support time and extension activities.
In E&S on Monday, students meet with their homeroom teacher. The class plans their week ahead by looking at the Shared Planner together while students fill out their paper planner. The Shared Planner can be accessed here at any time by students or parents: MS Shared Planner - Kyiv International School (qsi.org) . Most Mondays, a part of the homeroom time will also be dedicated to our Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum. Parents will receive an email from the homeroom teacher describing what these lessons are about – if you are a returning KIS or QSI family, this is the same program as in years past.
In E&S on Tuesdays and Fridays, students receive support, this is the “S” part of E&S. Teachers have a system of sharing students so students that need extra help or need to reassess a concept can see their subject teacher during this time. Students can also use this time to complete homework.
In E&S on Wednesdays and Thursdays, students get to choose and Extension activity, this is the “E” part of E&S. Students attended an assembly on Wednesday to learn about the choices they have during this time. During Thursday E&S time, students filled out their preference form for these extension activities. If a child was absent or has changed their mind, they can fill the form out again – the form was emailed to students. Students will get their Extension Activity assignment on or before Wednesday morning. Students will get an email from the teacher and this information will also appear on the KISMET site as a class. As I mentioned during the assembly, we will do our best to assign students to one of their top three choices. The fall choices run from 15 September until winter break.
Fall Extension Choices: (The descriptions have been sent to students; parents are encouraged to ask their child.)
11yo Students: Digital Music and Keyboarding, Makerspace Exploration, Digital Illustration, Science Experiments, Book Club, Writer’s Retreat, Getting ready for Math Counts, Yoga.
12yo Students: Digital Music and Keyboarding, Makerspace Exploration, Challenge 24, Handicrafts, Chess Strategy, Cooking 101: basic skills (has 250 UAH fee), Calligraphy.
13yo Students: Digital Music and Keyboarding, Digital Illustration, Literary Almanac “Libellus”, Virtual Reality – Build your own world, Bridge Building Challenge, Engineering the Ultimate Rollercoaster, Futsol (indoor soccer).
Note: The Winter Extention choices have not yet been determined.
MAP Testing is coming soon! MAP testing will start May 20 in the Middle School (the elementary starts earlier). There will be more information in the next Kozak Korner issue. During the week of May 13, students will get help during their Technology class to get their devices ready.
Looking forward to a wonderful week!
Mrs. Carla Grossman
LOE Safety netting
Our Language Other than English groups have been completed. Almost 500 students are learning second or/and third language.
For those who have questions, need to finish work or just want to have some extra, we've organized LOE Safety Netting. It will be available during Kozak 30 (HS : 11.21-11.51 and MS: 11.54-12.24). You can choose the teacher. This starts next week!
Dear KIS Community,
We're planning on adding a section for Classifieds:
- Recruitment (nannies, drivers, housekeepers, tutors, instructors)
- Community announcements
If you would like your announcement to be added to that section, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org