COVID-19 Learning Models
Adapting to the Needs of our Campus Community
Kyiv International School is committed to providing healthy and safe learning environments for our students and staff. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school has implemented best practices and guidelines recommended by the World Health Organization and the United States Center for Disease Control. We offer three purposeful learning models, each designed to meet the needs of of our campus community.
On Campus Learning
When COVID-19 risk levels are deemed to be low, the school will return to our regular daily schedule with all students on campus five days a week.
Under this model, COVID-19 health and safety best practices and guidelines will continue to be followed.
Kyiv International School will work to accommodate students who are unable to return to campus due to health concerns.
When COVID-19 risk levels are deemed to be moderate, the school will follow the Hybrid Learning Model.
Preschool and Elementary School
All students will be on campus full time, five days a week. Preschool classes are limited in size to accommodate social distancing and safe peer interaction. Elementary homeroom classes will be split into two different groups allowing for smaller class sizes and increased social distancing.
Middle & Secondary School
Students will attend classes every day but alternate between learning on campus (in person) and online (from home).
When COVID-19 risk levels are deemed to be high, the school will follow the Distance Learning Model.
Students meet online in short 15 - 30 minute blocks for Literacy and Mathematic activities.
The rest of the day is dedicated to Home Enrichment activities.
Students meet online in the morning for Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Cultural Studies and Science.
The afternoon schedule includes Languages Other than English, Technology, Art, Music and Physical Education.
Middle & Secondary School
The schedule for Middle School and Secondary School students is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning.
The mornings will be dedicated synchronous online classes; the entire class meets to receive instruction, discuss material, and work through a variety of assignments or projects in their class.
The afternoon will be flexible asynchronous time. Students can drop-in to office hours and work on assignments as needed. Teachers can organize one-on-one meetings or small group lessons.
As we look to the 2021-22 school year, KIS is planning to bring ALL STUDENTS back to the school campus and shift our school schedule to reflect previous years.
There are a number of things to consider when doing this and we want to make sure that everyone understands some of the considerations made by the school to make sure we can do this as safely as possible.
The City authorities have recently announced that the current city lockdown will indeed be finished this weekend. However, they have stated that schools will not be able to return until Wednesday, May 5th.
Today, the Ukrainian government released information concerning the city lockdown from March 20th-April 9th.
As mentioned in the last issue of the Kozak Korner, the school is discussing options for transitioning away from the Hybrid Learning model for our middle school and secondary school programs and safely integrating these students back on campus full time.