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Kozak Korner #14. November 19, 2021




Director's Message

Dear KIS Community, 

We are pleased to have all students returning back to campus on Monday, November 22nd. We will be prepared for their arrival.  

We are asking all students and staff, from 6yo through Secondary, who have not been at campus these past few weeks to submit a negative rapid antigen test or PCR test. 

We have sent out directions in a previous informer, but essentially, everyone follows the same procedure on the Moodle Family Profile similar to returning from the fall break.   

The 2022 - 2023 School Calendar (NEXT SCHOOL YEAR)
We are already looking to the next school year. We know that many families plan for breaks and travel far in advance, so we want to get this to you as soon as possible. As we release the calendar each year, it is important for everyone to know what the school takes into consideration. Below is a brief explanation of what goes into making the school calendar as we plan 180 days of school.  

These dates will be added to our school’s calendar, uploaded to the website, and you will receive the KIS yearly printed calendar near the end of this school year. 

First day of School – August 25th, 2022  
All QSI school years start on a Thursday.  

Fall Break - October 10th to 14th, 2022 
Fall Break is planned to coincide with “Defender’s Day”, October 14th, which is a statutory holiday.  

Winter Break - December 19th, 2022 to January 6th, 2023 
This has always been a 3-week holiday that extends to cover Orthodox Christmas on January 7th

February Break - February 20th to 24th, 2023 
This matches most other schools within the CEESA organization.  

International Women’s Day – March 8th, 2023 

May Break - April 17th to April 21st, 2023 
This is connected to Easter break 

Labor Day – May 1st, 2023 

Victory Day – May 9th, 2023 

Last Day of School – June 21, 2023. Please view the calendar to mark the dates for Parent-Teacher Conferences. 



Luke Woodruff
Kyiv International School


School Calendar 2022-23

Click to open in PDF

First page of the PDF file: KISSchoolCalendar2022-23

Upcoming Events

24 November -  Parent University Virtual Meeting

25-26 November -  Professional Development Days - No School

6-10 December - Elementary Concerts

14 - 15 December - PreK Concerts

20 December - 7 January - Winter Break

Covid-19 Updates

  • 100% of staff are vaccinated.
  • Following new vaccination guidelines from Ministry of Health for schools.
  • Placing CO2 monitors in all classrooms as spaces.
  • Students and Staff take rapid antigen test before competitions with other schools. 
  • 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.
  • The school communicates as students and staff submit Covid-19 test results.
  • 6 y.o. - Sec IV classes are back to campus on Nov.22 with negative Covid-19 test.

 Parent Korner

 Divisional Korner

  Sports and Activities 

Kozak Nation (Middle School and Secondary)

Middle School Students:

Sign up NOW for the winter sports and activities season.  Register using your PARENT MOODLE account. 


Middle School Sports on Tuesday/Thursday:
Table Tennis

Middle School Activities on Monday /Wednesday:
Speech and Debate
Math Counts



Secondary Students:

Sign up NOW for the winter sports and activities season.  Register using your PARENT MOODLE account. 


Secondary Sports:
Cheer Club (Monday)
Basketball/Swimming (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
Cross Fit (Monday and Wednesday)
Table Tennis (Tuesday OR Thursday)

Secondary Activities:
Chess Club (Tuesday/Thursday)
Math Counts (Thursday)
Knowledge Bowl (Tuesday/Thursday)
Drama (Tuesday / Thursday) 
Music Community (TBD) 

Learning Stories & Highlights


School Days in Preschool

Classes with homeroom teachers, specials, crafts, recess and more.

P.S. Children grow so fast. We know! That's why we've decided to post more photos of our preschool group. Enjoy!


Historical Fiction 

Teacher: Kayla Kenney

The 10-year-olds recently completed a literacy unit over historical fiction. It was full of enjoyment as the students went on an adventure back in time and were able to gain a deeper understanding of historical events along the way. In 10KK, students learned about major events in World War II together before diving into independent research about a topic each student felt passionately towards. Chosen topics covered the globe. From Chernobyl to Pearl Harbor to the Chinese Dynasties, Ancient Egypt, and Mayan Civilization. The students took their readers on a journey full of suspense and emotion. We may well have some future authors at KIS! 

Take a look at some of their exceptional writing (click to read more): 


Online Learning Challenge or Fun? 

Teacher: Julia Prima

Students in 8JP class are learning how to write opinion paragraphs. There are many different ways that can help students understand the purpose of opinion writing. We use fun videos, games, books or current events to build background knowledge. One of the current events that affects all of us is online learning. Here is a kaleidoscope of our ideas. These are just short passages of what each writer thinks about a topic and explains why he or she has this point of view. 


First page of the PDF file: OnlineLearningChallengeorFun2
First page of the PDF file: OnlineLearningChallengeorFun4
First page of the PDF file: OnlineLearningChallengeorFun1
First page of the PDF file: OnlineLearningChallengeorFun3

Intensive English

What Will Happen Next? 

Teacher: Alla Titova 

Growing readers can have a difficult time making meaningful and logical predictions. It requires students to use what they have read and know about a topic in order to tell what will happen next. By modeling their own situations, students were practicing to create strong predictions. 

What will happen next? 


HS Math Club

Teacher: Oksana Chemerys

Last Thursday, November 11, our HS Math Club members participated in the first ASMA content. 

Leo, Omkar, Sagnika, Saakshi, Anna E., Anna L., Yejee, Yegor R., Ola, Sviat worked very hard to solve difficult problems from different math topics. Everybody did good job! The winner of this contest in our club is Leo! He solved correctly 5 out of 7 problems! Way to go, Leo!





MATH Class

Teacher: Maxim Filatov

Geometry classes: 
Students of Mr. Filatov’s Geometry class have started unit E04 this week. We are very excited to learn about the congruency of the figures such as triangles and quadrilaterals. The concept of congruency transformation (which includes reflection, rotation, translation, and glide reflection) got introduced to students.

Consumer Math : 
Consumer Math students have just finished the first part of the investment project which they started at the end of September. They were having a discussion about the current behavior of the U. S. stock market. Isabel B. explained the effects of recent Biden’s financial policy on the U.S. and Canadian stock market.   


International History Bowl of Europe Pre-Tournament

This Sunday, 4 students represented KIS in the European History Bowl. There were 16 teams representing France, Uzbekistan, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, and Hungary. Maksym T., Aditya, Sviatoslav, and Evan competed 5 hours straight, answering questions in a trivia buzz-in style format. The team was very successful in the lightning rounds covering specific topics such as the Mali Empire, Vietnam War, and North American Slave Revolts. All of the students gave it their best and played with integrity, while Evan was definitely the MVP gaining the most points overall for KIS; however, four other teams made it to the final round and are headed to the EU Championships. Thank you to these four students for giving up their weekend and representing our school well.


Staying Fit Continues During Quarantine 

Teacher: John Peace

In our last unit for our Wellness class we learned many ways to cope with stress including aerobic fitness workouts. We put what we learned into practice by doing fitness workouts on Zoom. After learning different theories of health-related fitness activities we put them into practice. Students from home, made space in their rooms to do jumping jacks, push-ups, squats, and other body-weight exercises. We were able to stay in shape and release stress from our bodies. Good job and stay fit Kozaks! 



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School Announcements



Dear Campus Community,

As you know, we added Classifieds section to our Connect Page on the school website. The Section contains the following branches: 




If you have an announcement you would like us to place there, please email .