Dear KIS Families,
I hope you were all able to have a good fall break and get some much-needed time with friends and family. Again, I would like to thank everyone for helping keep the school as safe as possible by completing the PCR or Rapid Antigen test to return. This helped us to limit any potential spread.
One of these days, I will send something different, but this week, I would like to share some COVID-19 related information, adjustments, and guidelines. All these guidelines are updated and can be found on our website, at https://kyiv.qsi.org/covid-19.
Red Zone and Vaccine Mandate
We are aware that Kyiv may soon be moving into the red zone before the one-month deadline for the vaccination obligation of schools. We are still waiting to get some updated information on this, but as of now, we understand that Kyiv may ask schools to move to online learning regardless of whether they have met the obligation for vaccination. As of now, we will prepare to be ready for either. We hope to have students on campus, as we have worked very hard to comply with the vaccination requirement, but we will also prepare for the possibility of teaching online for some period of time. We expect to know more this next week, and we will, of course, keep the KIS community updated with any information we receive, and decisions made.
- We have spread out our lunch tables and space to have fewer individuals in each area. As numbers are increasing, we wanted to spread out a bit more.
- We are putting CO2 detectors in each classroom to help monitor air ventilation.
- We are updating our quarantine policy for first-level contact. This means that now students will be able to take a PCR or Rapid Antigen test on the 7th day and return on the 8th day. This will now be used for any future cases.
I know that these circumstances can change quickly and there have been several questions. Sometimes the rumors of this information hit the news before the official statements come out, so we appreciate your patience while we navigate how this impacts the school, your children, and your family.
Kyiv International School
23 October - PTO Mulled Wine and Cheese
25 - 29 October - Spirit Week
30 October - Pumpkin Virtual Cross Country Race
2 November - SL Cross Country Race
3 November - MS Football Tournament
5 November - HS Football Tournament
19-20 November - CEESA Speech and Debate
25-26 November - Professional Development Days - No School
- Up to 90 % of staff are vaccinated.
- Following new vaccination guidelines from Ministry of Health for schools.
- Placing CO2 monitors in all classrooms as spaces.
- Vendors that come to school campus, go through PRC tests at KIS nurse's office and only after getting negative result are admitted to students.
- Air purifiers, sensor water stations and hand sanitizers are easily accessible for students and staff to use.
- One confirmed Covid-19 case at KIS this week.
- Kyiv may soon be announced red.
Nov 2: Cross Country Race (all day event)
Nov 3: MS Football Tournament (all day event)
Nov 5: HS Football Tournament (all day event)
*these are all off campus events.
This is the last few weeks of the fall season - winter season will start on November 22nd. More details to follow.
MATH 12 – Where the magic happens!
Teacher: Jennifer Endres
During these months, students have been working very hard to explore and communicate mathematical strategies used to solve problems with integers and rational numbers as well as apply and connect between mathematical relationships to make sense of problems in this dealing with the Real Number System. Not only have they been working through the mathematical aspects but they have been progressing in the true meaning of Mathematical Practices.
These may seem usual aspects to math but in reality these need just as much dedication as the math processes. Students have been diligent in developing these skills on a daily basis. All of our hard work is captured in our interactive notebooks (INM). This too is not new math but instead a daily portfolio of our learning. All classes have been utilizing Interactive Notebooks since day one. A great deal of proven research supports increased growth when using such notebooks. Interactive Notebooks teach students to organize and synthesize their thoughts.
By working with students to create a process for organizing thinking, one is able to practice study skills, processes to build structure, and with guidance, students learn how to naturally organize their thoughts. Please continue to review daily for notes, class work, homework, and feedback on returned assignments.All students are asked to review their daily assignments and correct any errors that have been indicated as incorrect or enhanced.
Teacher: Mr. Semeniuk
Congrats to the IB History Year 2 students who have officially completed their Historical Investigations! This year, students investigated questions that brought them all over the world. Students investigated the topics of how terrorism arose after the Afghanistan war, the political impacts of the AK party in Turkey, the impacts of Gallipoli in WWI, the growth of the gay civil rights movement, communism and its effects in Romania, and the internment of the Japanese in the US. Starting at the end of last school year, the students worked incredibly hard to practice the skills of the historian and find well researched and balanced answers to their chosen questions. WELL DONE!