Welcome to NIS!

Helpful Information for New Families

 

 

Congratulations! We are pleased that your family is now a part of the NIS community and we look forward to welcoming you all to the school!

Some of the information on this page will help your family transition to NIS at this point in the admissions process. Here you can find information on the NIS school bus, supply lists, the school calendar, billing and Cezars Kitchen, as well as a description of our community expectations for communication between home and school.

 

School Bus

Please note that interest in the NIS bus service is high and some routes are at or very near capacity. As of October, 2020, Bus #5 and #9 are either at capacity or very near full capacity. If you are interested in registering for the school bus, and know your address or the area where you will be living, please contact us as soon as possible. We have maps and can send them to you via email, or you can access the bus maps HERE (password is "dolphins"). To register for the school bus, you must submit the Bus Registration Form. If you have any questions regarding bus registration, please contact us.

スクールバスのご利用につきまして、非常に多くのお問い合わせ、お申し込みを頂いております。 2020年10月現在 #5と#9バスはほぼ満席もしくはすでに満席となっております。ご利用をご検討中の方は出来るだけ早くお問い合わせの上、利用登録をご希望の方は登録申込書をご提出下さい。2020−21学年度のバス路線図はこちらでご覧頂けます。(パスワード:dolphins)ご不明な点がございましたらお問い合わせ下さい

 

Contact Information

NIS requires up-to-date contact information before enrollment. Once you know your home address in Nagoya, please let us know as soon as possible. Before enrollment, we also require two mobile phone numbers - one for each parent - to operate our school emergency notice system. We also need other updated contact information (such as new email addresses, home telephone numbers, etc.) when available, as soon as possible.

ご住所及びその他のご連絡先が決まられましたら、出来るだけ早くお知らせ下さい

 

Invoices/Payments

Invoices are issued at the point of registration for all applicable tuition and fees and are payable within 14 days or before enrollment, whichever is earlier. Failure to pay within the terms of the invoice will result in the places being released for other students. Registration and billing policies can be found HERE.

 

Supply Lists

The school supplies most of the general items needed, but there are Items your child will need to prepare from home before starting school. These items are different for the following grades:

  • ELC Supply List (PDF)
  • Gr 1-5 Supply List (PDF)
  • Gr 6 Supply List (PDF)
  • Gr 7-8 Supply List (PDF)
  • Gr. 9-12 Supply List (PDF)

 

NIS T-Shirt Order

We are exited to provide complimentary NIS T-shirts to new students! There will be a set size for specific grades as a general default as below; if you wish to order a different size for your child, please contact us.

Grade/T-shirt Size:

  • ELC 3 = 100
  • ELC 4/K = 110
  • Gr. 1-3 = 130
  • Gr. 4-5 = 150
  • MS Boys = M
  • MS Girls = S
  • HS Boys = L
  • HS Girls = M

 

Cezars Kitchen

Cezars Kitchen works on a debit system that enables students to purchase items without cash on a daily basis. Parents must set up an account online first HERE. After setting up an account for your child, students will be given an account number and either a 4-or 5-digit number which is usually given to students in the form of a card to help memorize their number; the card can be disposed of after the students feel confident without it. Cezars Kitchen makes every effort to issue the card with the student's I.D. number on the first day to make the starting process as easy as possible.

Cezars Kitchen offers students a choice of a la carte or set meals, as well as snacks and drinks sold in the cafeteria. If there are items parents would prefer students not to eat, or if students are spending too much, parents can inform Cezars Kitchen directly and restrictions can be placed on the accounts.

Payments can be made directly to Cezars Kitchen by cash at the cafeteria, bank transfer, or online through Paypal. Please check the Cezars Kitchen website for details regarding bank transfer and online payments. For more information, you may also contact Cezars Kitchen directly (info@cezarskitchen.com). Monthly menus are viewable online HERE.

 

Parent Partners

"Parent Partners" are an important part of our school community and a way to support both the learning in the classroom and transitions as a parent. If you are interested in learning more about being a Parent Partner, please go HERE. There are three groups available for parents to sign-up for - either a “Transition” Parent, an “Outreach” Parent,  or a "PTA Volunteer". Sign-up HERE! We appreciate very much the support of our parents in making NIS a better place for everyone.

 

School/Home Communication

EMAIL

Email is the preferred method of communication for announcements from the school. You must give NIS one, regularly used email address and we expect that you will check this regularly. NIS sends email newsletters to parents at least twice a week and also for other special announcements. It is important that you inform the office if either of the email addresses change. Email is also a key way to communicate with your child’s teachers. If you have a question for a teacher, or wish to meet with a teacher, it is best to send an email to them directly.

学校からのお知らせはEメールが中心になります。必ず日常的にお使いになるメールアドレスをお知らせ頂くとともに、日常的にメールをご確認頂きますようお願い申しあげます。NISからは最低毎週2度のEメールをお送りします。毎週必ずご覧頂くとともに、メールアドレスを変更された場合は速やかにお知らせ下さい。教師にご質問がある場合や、面会をご希望の場合にも、Eメールをお送り頂くのが最も有効な方法です。

HAIKU

“Haiku” is the NIS internal (password protected) website, and our main platform to guide parents to course information as well as other notices from teachers, the administration and offices. Access is available once enrollment has commenced. Parents and students will get an invitation with login information before the enrollment start date. Login HERE and use a temporary generic guest login for now (User Name: parents; Password: dolphins) until receiving one specific for you and your child.

"Haiku"では、お子様の履修されるクラスの情報や、学校からのお知らせや様々なお手続きに関する情報などをご覧頂けます。ご入学日までにログイン情報をお知らせしますが、それまでは一時的にこちらから一般的なお知らせをご覧いただけますのでご利用ください。 (User Name: parents; Password: dolphins) お子様の学年やアクティビティごとの情報をご覧いただくには、ご家族様ごとのログイン情報が必要です。是非 NIS Haiku Homeをブックマークして頂き、出来るだけ頻繁にご覧頂くようお願い申し上げます。

PHOTOS & SOCIAL MEDIA

NIS uses Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook to share, collaborate and celebrate the learning in our community. Parents are encouraged to follow these social media networks as well to learn about the school and activities. Photos are uploaded onto school photo galleries.

NISは、学習の様子を発信したりコミュニティ内で共有するために、ツイッターユーチューブインスタグラムフェイスブックなどのSNSを利用しています。保護者の皆様にも是非上記のSNSをご利用頂くことをお勧めします。また、フォトギャラリーはこちらからご覧頂けます。

 

 


As always, if you have any questions about the status of your application or what documents are missing, or anything else, please feel free to contact us at anytime!

Erik Olson-Kikuchi, Director of Admissions & Development  (admissions@nis.ac.jp)
Kayoko Watanabe, Admissions Coordinator  (admissions@nis.ac.jp)

 

 

2020-21 Calendar

 

 

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NIS Parking Map