Friday March 6
School-closure for students – communiqué #3
Dear Sir or Madame
Please find below further information regarding the week of school-closure for LFIK students from March 9th to March 13th.
The goal is to enable educational continuity, with various forms according to grades and subjects, using tools already known by students and teachers. First elements of this online education plan should be ready for the afternoon of Monday, March 9th, and should be developed within the following days. A new section “Enseignement à distance”(online education) will be created on the homepage.
Return from vacation:
The Japanese government has put in place measures restricting access to the territory for people from China, South Korea and Iran. You are strongly invited to consult the website of the French Embassy in Japan, which lists them and is updated very regularly : https://jp.ambafrance.org/Informations-Coronavirus-Covid-19
Families who’ve returned from exposed areas (China, including Hong-Kong and Macao, South Korea, Singapore, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy), are requested not to come to school during 14 days from their return to Japan, and are invited to inform school secretariat starting from Monday, March 9th. With reservations, depending on the evolution of the situation, prevention measures should be implemented, such as they are described by the AEFE :
“Within 14 days following the date of return, following preventive actions are recommended by French “Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé”:
- – watch your body temperature twice a day
- – watch for symptoms of respiratory inflammation (cough, breathing difficulties…)
- – use a facemask when you’re in front of someone else and when you need to go out
- – wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- – avoid any contact with pregnant women, people who suffer from chronic diseases, the elderly and any other people who have health problem
- – avoid going out with no essential purpose (meetings, restaurants, movies…)
You can have the lastest information about Covid-2019 on this French Ambassy’s website : https://jp.ambafrance.org/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Point-de-situation-au-Japon
Help for home childcare
If some of you have not found a childcare solution, please let us know : email@example.com. In order to help you as well as possible, the LFIK staff performing day nurseries or surveillance within the establishment can try to offer their service to you.
We, board and direction, are currently in contact with French Consulat in Kyoto, French Embassy, the AEFE, and we will regularly communicate new information. Information is also posted on our website http://www.lfikyoto.org.
We are aware of the difficulties created by this situation but please rest assured that LFIK teams will make every effort to help you and maintain educational continuity for your children.
Next communiqué: Monday, March 9th