Corona Update


April 2021


Dear Parents,


We are looking forward to starting our new school year on April 6, 2021.  In order for our school to be a safe environment, we will follow the suggested guidelines in Japan.  These require a shift in how we do things, so we ask for your help and support as we implement these changes.  Please read the following and help your child understand the importance of observing the rules at all times. 


Each class will come and leave school at a different time and through a different door.  To limit the amount of close contact between people in high-traffic situations, we ask parents to be aware of crowding in the building and to practice social distance.  For families that have children in different grades, for your convenience, families should arrive and leave together at the oldest child's class schedule.  The teachers will watch the children before and after classes.  No child should come late to his or her class or leave early.  We want the children in their classes to learn the entire school day.  Class schedules are as follows: 


            K-2nd graders             Classes start at 9:05 and end at 3:00.            

            K-2nd graders use the side, front door to enter and leave the school.


            3rd - 6th graders          Classes start at 9:00 and end at 3:10. 


            3rd through 6th graders use the front entrance doors to enter and leave the school.


            7th - 9th graders          Classes start at 8:50 and end at 3:30.


            7th-9th graders use the south doors when entering or leaving the main building.


All students must wash their hands before and after every class that occurs outside the main classroom, and after using the restrooms.  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.


We cannot brush our teeth at school.  Spitting in school is not safe at this time.


Please take your child’s temperature before coming to school every morning. Your child will have 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 24 hours.  Watch your child carefully for signs of illness, especially coughing, fever, or severe fatigue.  If your child has any of the symptoms mentioned, please keep him or her home.


If any child gets sick with a fever or a cough, he or she will be separated until he or she can be picked up.


We will all wear masks indoors most of the day, so please have your child bring an extra mask in case the first one gets wet or dirty.  We will not require masks outside but we still practice social distancing.  We get tired of wearing masks every day, so our classes will take "mask breaks" by going outside for 10 minutes for fresh air without the mask every afternoon.  Students will not wear masks during recesses, P.E., lunches, snack times, and mask break times.


The classes and halls will be regularly ventilated. 


We will eat all snacks and lunches in our classrooms this spring, but we hope to join our classes in the cafeteria this summer or at least in the fall.


We will have recess and P.E. classes, mostly outside and with no masks. 


We will walk to the public library two times a month.  The library does not allow us to sit down and we have to have reservations so to avoid crowding. 


We will have two field trips this year.  One will use public transportation, but only if it is deemed safe in May. The field trip is mostly outside at a butterfly park, so we believe it is safe for our students.  The other field trip is our sports day at Midorigakoen Gym.  The students and teachers will walk.


We will ask for guests and parents to come and speak to us, but they will speak behind a barrier, and the students will sit socially distanced. 


Parents are welcome in the building, but we ask that you keep aware of crowding.   


In spite of the pandemic, we will work hard to help your children have a great school year.  I believe our school is safer than many because of our small classes.  The teachers are working hard thinking of engaging learning activities that will make this year a fun, active year.  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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