Dear KIS Families,
This weather sure has been cold and gloomy, but as I type this, the sun seems to be peaking out just a little bit. We are hoping for some warmer and nicer weather moving forward, as the fall is always a nice time of the year to be outside. Being pushed inside now is just way too early.
This past week, we replaced one of our older playgrounds. We hope that it will be ready for students to use on Monday, as they are eagerly waiting to play.
We ask that families do not stay around after school to play on the playgrounds, but pick up their children and go home. Security will be going around the campus at 4:00 to clear any needed areas.
We are looking forward to welcoming several parents to the school this next week for a community coffee chat. We will be sending out more information early next week.
Kyiv International School
27 & 28 September - Individual Portraits
28 & 29 September - On Campus Coffee Chats with PTO and Admin
4-5 October - Book Fair Fest
5 October - Emerson College Virtual Visit @ 11:30
6 October - UPenn Visit
11 - 15 October - Fall Break
19 October - University of British Columbia (UBC) Virtual Visit @ 11:00
21 October - University of Calgary Virtual Visit @ 17:00
22 October - QSI Virtual University Fair (All Day Event)
- Now up to 90 % of staff are vaccinated.
- 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.
- No new confirmed Covid-19 cases at KIS this week!
- Ukraine is in yellow zone.
Dear Middle School Community,
It was another busy week in middle school!
MAP Testing – We completed the first round of MAP testing this week. Next week, Tuesday through Friday, will be make-up testing during E&S class time. Students who need to complete a test will be emailed information about how this will work. Reports will be made available to parents only after all testing is completed.
Website Resources – The school website has many resources for parents and students. Here are a few that you may find especially useful:
|Questions about the Curriculum?||
Scroll down the middle school page and look for these booklets:
Questions about what is happening in class this week?
To the right of the booklets, check out the Shared Planners:
Curious about the grading system and Mastery Learning?
|Find Mastery Learning Booklet|
What are Success Orientations?
Upcoming Week - On Monday during homeroom, teachers and students will discuss Academic Integrity. Using a common document to center conversations, students and teachers will define academic integrity, discuss how to maintain academic integrity and answer questions regarding consequences of academic dishonesty.
Last, don’t forget – Monday, September 27th is picture day – high school photography students will be taking student and teacher photos for the yearbook!
Looking forward to a great week,
Mrs. Carla Grossman
Middle School Director of Instruction
Travel restrictions got you down? Tour the world through books in the KIS Reading Challenge 2021.
The goal for this global reading challenge is simple. By June 3, read a book by an author from each of the 16 major regions. The author can be writing from that country or writing about their own cultural heritage from the region. Roam where you want, and hear voices and stories from the places you “visit.” Students of all ages are welcome, as well as KIS teachers, administrators, and parents.
Everyone is going to feel differently about what are the most important, or most interesting, books to read. And that’s okay! All genres, and all types of stories, are waiting for you on this globe-trotting journey, hopefully leading to some fun discoveries!
The KIS library is ready to help students find titles. Pay attention to our newsletters, where our teachers will post their recommendations, and please, share your reading suggestions there as well, indicating for what age level you think the title is appropriate. Teachers will incorporate world books into their curriculum, where appropriate, and we hope parents will encourage their children to participate in the challenge.
The school will recognize everyone who participates in this challenge, whether they read 1 book, 4, 8, 12, or all 16! To help us track our community’s progress, complete this form as you travel around the globe through books.
German, Spanish and Ukrainian groups met this week. Now, we are inviting you to:
French Club (Room 1301): MS - 28 Sept., HS - 30 Sept.
Russian Club (Room 1304): HS - 28 Sept., MS - 30 Sept..
They are organized during Kozak 30. HS starts at 11.21 and MS - at 11.54.
If you missed the first session, it's not a problem: in October there will be another one. Be tuned!
LOE Safety netting
At Kozak 30 (HS : 11.21-11.51 and MS: 11.54-12.24) you can get extra help for LOE classes.
This is our schedule:
Dear Elementary Parents,
We're looking at the possibility of bringing back our Saturday Activities for the elementary groups. Please, fill in the form and let us know what activities you are interested in, so we could provide the best for you.
Dear KIS Community,
This past week there was a coffee chat with KFN Cafeteria. Thank you to those parents who were able to join the meeting and give some feedback.
We discussed 5 main points:
- Variety of Options
- Portion Sizes
- Eco-Friendly Approach
- Transparent Communication
Monday, October 4th, KFN will be shifting to buffet style service that uses trays and cutlery. This will help address the concerns for cost, variety, portions sizes, and eco-friendly concerns. For students who have signed up for the lunch program, they will be able to come and get second helpings.
We will also be adding a weekly section to the newsletter that focuses on communicating lunch related items, services, themes, and activities.