Dear KIS Families,
This week has been a busy one, as we have been looking closely at one of our MSA standards, Health and Safety. On Thursday, we did a run-through of our emergency drills and evacuation plans. Today, as you will see, we had a COVID-19 case for the first time this year that has impacted one of our classes. The school keeps up-to-date Policies and Procedures for COVID-19 on our website. We also communicate these updates and changes as they are made via emails and in our newsletter.
There is already talk about the possibility of moving from the Green to Yellow Zone in Kyiv. According to Ukrainian guidelines, the school is able to continue operating within the yellow and orange zones if we have more than 80% of our staff vaccinated. We are happy to report that we have more than 80% of our staff vaccinated and will plan to have school if the city makes this shift.
SMS System for Communication
KIS tries to communicate with the community as much as possible in a way to keep you informed, but not overwhelmed. The school does this in a variety of ways, including KIS Informers, Social Media, and an SMS system (text message). Next week, we will be testing out our SMS system to make sure these messages are reaching parents. We will send out an Informer before we send the message, so parents will know when to check.
Accidents and Injuries
We are not sure if it is just the excitement of being back to school, but we have had several student injuries and have a number of students on crutches. In the case of an injury, the school's health center will contact parents and organize any next steps for students. We have special temporary car passes for those needing to drop off closer to the campus.
We want to do everything we can to make sure our students and staff are healthy and safe, the school takes appropriate response measures, and communicates all necessary information with parents in a timely manner. We appreciate parents checking to make sure they are receiving these messages and getting communications from the school.
Kyiv International School
20 September - Fall MAP testing begins
22 September -Virtual Coffee Chat with KFN (Lunch Services)
27 & 28 September - Individual Portraits
28 & 29 September - On Campus Coffee Chats with PTO and Admin
5 October - Emerson College Virtual Visit @ 11:30
6 October - UPenn Visit
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)
Please, pay attention to the Due Dates for the school fees:
Term 1 - August 27th, 2021
Term 2 - December 17th, 2021
Term 3 - April 1st, 2022
We ask you to take care of outstanding balances at your earliest convenience.
For more assistance, please address us at:
MAP Growth Testing
Dear KIS Parents,
During the weeks of September 20th - October 4th your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer or tablet.
Your elementary child’s teacher will let you know the specific days for their class in individual newsletters.
Middle School Testing Schedule is below:
MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students.
MAP Growth tests are unique, and it adapts to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.
Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.
MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject and have the same starting performance level. Following each testing period, you will receive a Family Report showing a summary of how your child is performing academically on your Parent Moodle. This report is downloadable, like the status reports.
We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about MAP Growth, visit NWEA.org/familytoolkit.
If you speak French, German, Russian, Spanish or Ukrainian, and would like to improve your skills, to practice the language in various situations, to do something fun during Kozak 30, please, join our Language Clubs. We will meet once a month and the first sessions will take place:
French (Room 1301): MS - 28 Sept., HS - 30 Sept.,
German (Room 1402): HS - 20 Sept., MS - 24 Sept.,
Russian (Room 1304): HS - 28 Sept., MS - 30 Sept.,
Spanish (Room 1405): MS - 21 Sept., HS - 24 Sept.,
Ukrainian (Room 1403): HS - 21 Sept., MS - 23 Sept.
HS starts at 11.21 and MS - at 11.54.
We have a lot of interesting topics to discuss, funny videos to watch, beautiful songs to listen and to sing, personal stories to share... and it will be up to the members of Language Club to choose the activities. You will decide what we will do!
At KFN, we try as best we can to offer a balanced meal with Salads, Soup, Protein, Garnish and a Dessert.
We believe that we offer a good variety of food for several ages and dietary needs.
The school is looking to transition back to a buffet style of eating with plates and cutlery. This also allows us to better offer second servings for the students who are on the lunch program. This also gives students the opportunity to mix and match food options. We look forward to sharing with the community some upcoming changes with KFN in the next couple of weeks. We hope these changes will help reduce the cost, increase variety, reduce unneeded waste, increase portions for older students, and continue to provide a positive lunch experience for our community.
Please find our menu on the website www.kfncatering.school
A new menu is coming soon!
Your KFN Team
Dear KIS Community,
We've added section for Classifieds to the Connect page on our website:
- Recruitment (nannies, drivers, housekeepers, tutors, instructors)
- Community announcements
If you would like your announcement to be added to that section, please email: email@example.com