Dear KIS Families,
What a week! I have heard so much more noise in the building and it is wonderful!
Drop off and Pick Up
Many of you have noticed that we are trying to make some adjustments to our drop off traffic flow and pick up.
- Please drive slowly and carefully.
- Please don't park in our drop off zones and leave your car.
- If you would like to walk children to the entrance, please park in the parking lot and walk with them.
- Please turn off your cars when you are waiting to pick up children after school, as we want to reduce car emissions.
Important Dates When We Will Not Have School
We wanted to share the important dates throughout the school year when there will be no school. We don't want these dates to sneak up on you, so please take a look.
We will begin having community coffee chats again. We plan to have different themes and topics for each meeting. We will also plan some evening coffee chats for those who may not be able to attend during the school day.
Enjoy your weekend!
Kyiv International School
6 September - Afterschool sports and Activities begin
6 September - Classroom photos
7 September - Elementary Activities begin
10 September - Sec StuCo Clash of Classes
13 September - Fall MAP testing begins
15 September - Zoom Coffee Chat with KIS Admin Team
20 September - 11 Y.O. Week Without Walls
22 September - Zoom Coffee Chat with KFN (Lunch Services)
27 September - Individual Portraits week
29 September - Zoom Coffee Chat - Activities and Sports
Welcome to LOE!
The new school year has started. Our Language groups have already been combined, but there still are students without LOE class on their schedule. If you haven't chosen a Language Other than English, please, contact LOE Coordinator.
You can choose 1 of 5 language programs offered at KIS: French, German, Russian, Ukrainian - Native, and Spanish - Non-Native. High school students may be allowed to take 2 language programs.
Don't hesitate to email LOE Coordinator at email@example.com, if you have questions.
Merci! Danke! Gracias! Спасибо! Дякуємо!
Swimming is Coming!!
We are glad to inform you that the swimming program will start on Monday, September 6 for 5-10-year-olds!
Please, send swimming gear (swimming suit, cap, rubber shoes, goggles, and a towel) with your child to school on the day your child has their swimming lesson.
Please note, students should be swimming unless they have a doctor's note.
Cheri Carpenter M.Ed.
Director of Instruction-Preschool/Elementary
MS Shared Planner
Dear Middle School Parents and Students,
I am excited to introduce the Middle School SHARED PLANNER system. This new communication tool has been designed to help parents better understand what their child is learning each day AND help students plan their week.
You’ll notice there are three links, one for each age level of courses in middle school. These are Excel based documents; the tabs along the bottom of the workbook are labeled by week. Each Monday afternoon, the current week will be updated by teachers and be ready for viewing.
Classes Link to “Live” Shared Planner (Intensive English, LOE, and Safety Netting classes are not part of the shared planner.)
|Classes||Link to “Live” Shared Planner (Intensive English, LOE, and Safety Netting classes are not part of the shared planner.)|
|Shared Planner Link - 11Y.O.|
|Shared Planner Link - 12Y.O.|
|Shared Planner Link - 13Y.O.|
Each Monday afternoon during homeroom time, teachers will open the SHARED PLANNER and review it with students. Students will have time to add information to their paper planners. This will help students plan their week as tests, quizzes and homework are noted.
The Shared Planner is purposefully designed to communicate the big picture about what is happening in each class. For more details, students should go to the Microsoft 365 TEAM for that class. Parents and their children are encouraged to look at 365 TEAM contents together as needed.
I will be checking with students and parents in a few weeks to gather feedback regarding our Shared Planner system. I want to take this opportunity to thank teachers for the collaborative efforts needed to provide this meaningful and timely communication to our students and parents each week. Bravo!
KIS Middle School Director of Instruction
Sports and Activities will start next week for Middle School and Secondary Students. We are excited that so many students have signed up for sports and activities!
You will receive an email regarding the activity/sport your child chose. If you do not receive an email (sorry, but your email address was incorrect) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a correct email address.
Registration is now closed for the fall season.
Thank you for understanding.