July 2020


We are in our summer break at this time but are looking forward to seeing our students return to school on Thursday, September 3.  In order for our school to continue to be a safe environment, we follow the WHO guidelines and the guidelines required in Japan.  These require some effort, so we ask for your patience and support as we continue.  Please read the following and help your child understand the importance of observing the rules at all times. 


1. Each class comes and leaves school at different times and through different doors.  To limit the amount of close contact between people in high-traffic situations, we ask parents to wait outside and not to enter the building.  Since some families have children in different grades, for your convenience, families should arrive and leave together at the youngest child's class schedule.  Class schedules are as follows: 


1st/2nd grades and their siblings: 

  • Class starts at 8:50 and ends at 2:40 

  • Drop off is from 8:35-8:50; Pick up is from 2:40-2:50           

  • Use the side, front door to enter and leave the school.

3rd graders and their siblings

  • Class starts at 8:55 and ends at 3:10   

  • Drop off is from 8:45-8:55; Pick up is from 3:10-3:20  

  • Use the front entrance doors to enter and leave the school.

4th through 8th graders  

  • Classes start at 9:05 and end at 3:20

  • Drop off is from 8:50-9:05; Pick up is from 3:20-3:30 

  • 4th/5th graders will use the front entrance doors to enter and leave the school. 

  • 6th through 8th graders will use the south doors when entering or leaving the main building.


2. All students must wash their hands before and after every class that occurs outside the main classroom, after using the restrooms, and before and at the end of school.  We have designated sink areas for each class.  Please have your child bring a clean hand towel to dry his or her hands every day.


3. We cannot brush our teeth at school.  Spitting in school is extremely dangerous at this time.


4. Please take your child’s temperature before coming to school every morning. Your child has a temperature chart attached to his or her homework notebook.  The students must bring their homework notebook with their temperature recorded every day.  If the temperature is 37.5 or above, please do not bring your child to school for at least 48 hours.  Watch your child carefully for signs of illness, especially coughing, fever, or severe fatigue.  We will not count absences this year.  If your child has any of the symptoms mentioned, please keep him or her home.


5. All students have been asked to bring gloves for when we play with balls.

6. For music classes, we are not singing at school at this time.  We are learning music by listening to music and learning about the history of the artists.  3rd grade is learning notes and rhythm with handbells and 4/5 graders are learning how to play the ukulele.

7. Many activities and events including field trips, school assemblies, and special performances are only done with masks and social distance.  All events that can be recorded are put on YouTube so that parents and friends of the family can still enjoy our students' activities.  We will go on a field trip to a local sports park this November.  We will walk there and enjoy many outdoor activities:  sports, relays, and a picnic lunch.  


8. If any child gets sick with a fever or a cough, he or she is separated until pick up is arranged.  If a teacher or child gets sick with Corona, the whole class may have to take off for at least 2 weeks. 


9. We all wear masks or face shields while indoors, except for lunch, so please have your child bring an extra mask in case the first one gets wet or dirty.  


10. The classes and halls are regularly ventilated.  As it gets cooler, students are encouraged to bring jackets.


11. We eat all snacks and lunches in our classrooms.  Because talking and eating are considered high risk, we will watch videos, or eat quietly, during our lunch.  


12. We have daily outside playtime with a limited size of students.  We do not require masks outside but we do practice social distancing even outside.  


13. We have begun walking to the public library once a month!  The library is now allowing us, with reservations, to come and check out a few books.  We are walking one class at a time. It's nice to get out!


In spite of these restrictions, we are providing an excellent and active education for our students.  Our school is safer than many because of our small classes and our ability to keep them separate.  The teachers are working hard thinking of engaging, learning activities that have made this year a fun, active year.  We will continue to do our best.  Thank you for your support. 


God bless you and your families!

Suzy Brown






  • 登校時間:8:35-8:50   下校時間:2:40-2:50   (始業時間:8:50  終業時間:2:40)

  • 出入口:建物向かって右側のサイドドア



  • 登校時間:8:45-8:55   下校時間:3:10-3:20   (始業時間:8:55  終業時間:3:10)

  • 出入口:正面のドア



  • 登校時間:8:50-9:05   下校時間:3:20-3:30   (始業時間:9:05  終業時間:3:20)

  • 出入口:小学4-5年生は正面のドア




  • 自分のメインの教室以外で行われる授業の前後

  • トイレを使用した後

  • 始業前と終業後





4、毎朝、学校に来る前に、お子さんの体温を測って来て下さい。 宿題用のノートに「体温記録用紙」を添付しておきます。生徒は毎日必ず、体温の記録と一緒に宿題用のノートを持ってくるよにして下さい。もし、体温が37.5℃以上あった場合は、最低でも24時間は学校に連れて来ないようにして下さい。病気の兆候がないか、特に、咳、発熱、重度の疲れがないかどうか注意して観察するようにして下さい。今年度は、欠席日数を数えません。もし、お子さんに上記の症状が見られる場合は、お休みするよにして下さい。



  • ボールで遊ぶ時に使う手袋(100円ショップの手袋で構いません。)、なわとび、バトミントンのラケット

  • 小学3年生は、同じサイズの古い靴下を3足持ってきて下さい。ジャグリングを学びます!

  • 持ち物には全て、お子さんの名前を書いて下さい。





















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