HJIS Reopening Plan

Dear HJIS Community,  We hope this email finds you well as we near the start of the HJIS 2020-2021 academic year.  We understand the uncertainty still surrounding the COVID-19 situation throughout Japan. Throughout the summer, the HJIS Administration & Crisis Management teams have been working tirelessly to prepare the following school reopening outline for our school community: HJIS Reopening Plan We are officially prepared to offer our HJIS families two (2) options t ...

HJIS DLT/CMT Announcement 5/6

Dear HJIS community,  We hope you are enjoying a pleasant Golden Week holiday. Please review the following joint Distance Learning Team (DLT) & Crisis Management Team (CMT) announcement. DLT ([email protected]) Thank you to all of you who joined our “Virtual Coffee w/ Administration” session(s) held Monday (4/27) & Tuesday (4/28). We hope our Q&A format was as informative for you as it was for us. We have developed the following “Virtual Coffee Q&A ...

HJIS CMT Announcement 4/20

Dear HJIS Community,  We wanted to take a moment to highlight some general weekly details regarding HJIS Distance Learning, the Japanese COVID-19 Subsidy, virtual coffee w/ HJIS administration, and the introduction of our 2020-21 school calendar.  HJIS Distance Learning We have been in constant contact with other international schools in Japan and throughout Asia. As a whole, the HJIS distance learning programme and schedule has been applauded and recognised as an excellent o ...

CMT / DLT Announcement 4/7

Dear HJIS Community,  We hope that you and yours are remaining safe and healthy. As Distance Learning & School Closure continues, our students and parents have continued to impress us and other schools in the international community in Japan and across Asia. Thank you for all of your hard work! Today's Announcements: School Closure Extension Following Prime Minister Abe’s declaration of a “State of Emergency,” HJIS has moved it’s anticipated reopening date to Monday, May 11 ...

HJIS CMT – School Closure Extension & Updates

Dear HJIS Community,  We are very happy to see you all back in the groove of online, Distance Learning. Our students have done an excellent job returning with enthusiasm and vigor. Thank you all! Please allow this notification to serve as an official announcement regarding upcoming school reopening plans.  Due to the continued threat of COVID-19 contagion, our campus will remain closed next week (April 6 - 10) and Distance Learning will continue. We hope to open Monday, April 13, but w ...

HJIS CMT/DLT Announcement 3/30

Dear HJIS Community,  As you are aware, we have continued with Distance Learning today. It has been nice to see all of our students and teachers back online with a positive attitude, encouraging work effort, and a mindset for excellence. We are happy to be back at it! In the spirit of open communication, we would like to borrow a moment of your time to discuss how we will decide our schools plan beyond next week.  We are constantly following the news for updates regarding COVID-19. Jus ...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Dear HJIS Community,  With the aim of keeping you informed as much as possible and in the spirit of over communication, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers on the topic(s) of COVID-19, School Closure, and Distance Learning. We kindly ask that you please refer to this document first before contacting the appropriate team and/or individual. We have tried to make this list as comprehensive as possible, but realize that additional information may need to be a ...

HJIS CMT Announcement 3/24

Dear HJIS Community,  Please read the following message concerning an important update to our current plans on school reopening.  Our school reopening date will be moved from Monday, March 30 to Monday, April 6. We will be continuing with Distance Learning next week 3/30 - 4/3. The Distance Learning schedule will continue as it has the three previous weeks. Please look forward to an email from your child(ren)’s homeroom teacher in the near future.  This decision has been made after tho ...

IB Diploma Exams Cancelled

24 March 2020 To our IB Students and Families, The International Baccalaureate Organization has announced that the May examinations for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.  As an organization, it is critical for the IB to ensure that the options it provides its global community of IB World Schools are based on compassion and fairness for the difficult circumstances that its students and educators ...

HJIS CMT & DLT Announcement 3/17

Counseling Infographic Dear HJIS Community, Welcome to week three of distance learning! As always, we appreciate all of your hard work and are inspired by your efforts in supporting your children’s education. We are very proud of the HJIS Community and our collective positive response to this temporary school closure.  The following email is the Crisis Management Team / Distance Learning Team joint announcement for Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  Please pay special atte ...