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.
The City authorities have recently released information concerning increased restrictions on the current city lockdown.
These new restrictions will begin on Monday, April 5th and last through Friday, April 16th. The new guidelines state that we will need to shift ALL LEVELS to online learning. This now includes Preschool and Elementary classes. As such, Preschool and Elementary teachers will prepare to make this shift.
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.
The school has returned to the Hybrid Learning model. Preschool through Elementary students are participating in On Campus Learning. Middle School and Secondary School students are on an alternate day schedule.