Information on the start of the 2021/2022 school year

ORGANIZATION OF THE 2021 SCHOOL YEAR AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021
  • 8:15 am: Opening to junior and high school students who will form their class in the courtyard
  • 8:30 a.m.: Constitution of elementary classes in the courtyard
  • 8:45 a.m.: Kindergarten class formation in the lobby
  • 2:30 p.m.: End of classes for kindergarten students, except for those enrolled in the “centre de loisirs” ( and garderie)
  • 3:30 p.m.: End of classes for elementary school students, except for those enrolled in the “étude”
  • 3:45 p.m.: End of secondary school classes, except for those enrolled in the “étude”

 

In case of rain, class formation will take place in the gym.

・ Students return to school

All the students will return to school on Wednesday, September 1. 

For this first day, junior and high school students will go to the playground at 8:15 am. Parents and elementary school children will meet in the playground at 8:30 am. The teachers will set up their classrooms. In case of rain, these assignments will be made in the gym. We expect kindergarten students in the lobby at 8:45 am.

All students from kindergarten to high school will have a shoe locker. Indoor shoes are mandatory.

Lists of school supplies to be purchased for the new school year can be found on the following pages: https://www.lfikyoto.org/fournitures-2021-2022/ 

Secondary students will be picked up by their homeroom teacher all morning. During the morning, they will be given their timetable. Classes will resume normally after lunch.

・ Sports

From CP through Terminal, students will come with their own pair of sneakers or in a backpack. Students should always have a pair of shoes in their locker or on the coat rack that are for gym use only. A change of clothes and a towel are essential.

・Wednesday centre de loisirs, Garderie and Etude

The Wednesday Centre de loisirs (2:30-3:30 p.m.) , the evening garderie for kindergarten (3:30-5:00 p.m. then 5:00-6:00 p.m.), the étude for elementary (3:30-5:00 p.m. then 5:00-6:00 p.m.) , and the étude for junior and high school (3:30-5:00 p.m. then 5:00-6:00 p.m.) will be in operation as of the first day of school, Wednesday, September 1.

Please note that the morning garderie (8:00-8:20) will only be offered from Thursday, September 2nd. Morning garderie will be open only when there are more than two registrations per month.

The registration link will be sent to you separately today. 

・ Extracurricular activities ( APS)

As a reminder, extracurricular activities will start on Friday, October 1st. The information and the schedule of the APS will be given during the first week of school. Registration will take place between Thursday, September 9 and Thursday, September 16.

・Water and caps

Please remember to bring water and a cap for your children.

・Information meeting and tour of the school for new families

A meeting will be held on August 31, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Lunchroom. It is intended for new families. This will be an opportunity for the LFIK management and the members of the APEK to present the school and to get to know each other. 

In addition, a welcome and an informal exchange of ideas for new families will take place at 9am on the first day of school in the gymnasium. The members of the management committee and the director will be present. This welcome time on the first day of school is, of course, open to all parents who wish to attend. 

 

・Covid-19 / Health protocol in effect at the beginning of the school year

As you know, we are still in a state of health emergency in the prefectures of Kansai. Safety is our first priority for all users. A complete health protocol will therefore be put back in place and active from the first day of school. In a tripartite way, between the LFIK Direction, the members of the Management Committee and the services of the Embassy and the Consulate, we are in the process of refining the last measures that will be in effect as soon as the school year starts. At the end of the week, you will receive a specific message on the health protocol implemented by the LFIK. 

We remain, of course, at your entire disposal if you have any questions regarding the organization of this school year 2021 / 2022. 

We wish you an excellent week and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday September 1st. 

Sincerely yours, 

 

Boris COLIN
Principal