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Resumption of Classes

As we announced the other day, one person related to our school was confirmed to be infected with coronavirus. The behaviour history of the affected person revealed that the infection was caused by contact outside the school. In this case, as a result of a survey conducted by the public health center on the basis of countermeasures against infectious diseases, the situation in the classroom, and the history of actions that we carry out every day at our school, it is determined that there is no close contact. The public health center has obtained the view that there are no obstacles to prevent lessons from continuing. In addition, the school was closed on Thursday 27th August and Friday 28th August, and the disinfection work of all facilities in all buildings has been completed. Therefore, classes on and after Monday 31st August will be held as usual.

At our school, we have made various efforts to prevent infection, but in response to this situation, we will make further effort to prevent the spread of infection in cooperation with related organizations such as public health centers to prevent the spread of infection in the future. We hope that the concerned party will recover as soon as possible.

 

※We ask for your understanding and consideration for respecting the human rights of affected persons and the protection of personal information.

 

Coronavirus infection prevention measures

Our school has been taking preventive measures as follows since before the infection.

  • Must wear a mask
  • Installation of hand alcohol disinfectant (school building entrance and each floor)
  • Checking each student’s temperature
  • Ventilating the classroom
  • Placement of seats being further spaced apart
  • Staggered school/commuting recommendation

We will continue to strive for thorough preventive measures.

 

Re: COVID-19 Outbreak UPDATE

It was revealed yesterday that coronavirus was confirmed in our school. Based on the behavior of the infection person, coronavirus was contracted outside the school.

In this case, as a result of a survey conducted by the public health center on the basis of infectious disease countermeasures taken in our school, the situation in the classroom, and the activity history, it is determined that there was no close contact with the affected person. Although it is determined that there are no close contacts in the school, we will individually report to students and teachers in the same class as the affected person.

We have already began disinfecting classrooms, toilets, elevators, and other facilities on campus that were used by the affected person, but we put the safety of everyone at the top of the list, and re-checked on Thursday 27th August. Therefore all facilities will be closed and disinfected once again on Friday 28th August.

Classes after Monday 31st August will be decided by the guidance of the public health center. As soon as it is decided, we will report it on our school website.

Our school has made various efforts to prevent infection, but in response to this situation, we will work to prevent the spread of infection in cooperation with related organizations such as public health centers to prevent the spread of infection in the future. At the same time, I hope that the concerned party will recover as soon as possible.

 

※We ask for your understanding and consideration for respecting the human rights of affected person and the protection of personal information.

 

Coronavirus Prevention Measures

Our school has been taking preventive measures as follows since before.

  • Everyone must wear a mask

  • Installation of hand disinfectant (school building entrance, each floor)

  • Regular temperature checks of students and staff

  • Ventilating the classroom

  • Seats spaced further apart

  • Staggered school/commuting recommendation

We will continue to strive for thorough preventive measures.

 

Re: COVID-19 Outbreak

Today, a coronavirus infection was confirmed in one person. The behavior history of the affected person revealed that the infection was caused by contact outside the school.

Currently, we have completed disinfection of on-campus facilities such as classrooms, toilets, and elevators used by the affected person, but we have to confirm with the public health center about future actions based on the activity history. Therefore, to ensure the safety of students and faculty members, the school will be closed on Thursday, August 27th and Friday, August 28th.
For classes after Monday, August 31st, after confirming the decision of the public health center, we will report the results on the school website.

Our school has made various efforts to prevent infection, but in response to this situation, we will work to prevent the spread of infection in cooperation with related organizations such as public health centers to prevent the spread of infection in the future. At the same time, I hope that the concerned party will recover as soon as possible.

※We ask for your understanding and consideration for respecting the human rights of affected persons and the protection of personal information.

Coronavirus infection prevention measures

Our school has been taking preventive measures as follows since before the infection.

  • Must wear a mask
  • Installation of hand alcohol disinfectant (school building entrance and each floor)
  • Checking each student’s temperature
  • Ventilating the classroom
  • Placement of seats being further spaced apart
  • Staggered school/commuting recommendation

We will continue to strive for thorough preventive measures.

 

 

July 7th - Tanabata

Today is July 7th, Tanabata. Tanabata is the Star Festival. Tanabata is the day when Orihime and Hikoboshi have a date on the Milky Way only once a year. It is said that if you write your wish on paper and attach it to a bamboo leaf on this day, your wish will come true.
 
Last Friday, we all wrote our wishes. May your wishes come true. It's unfortunate weather is not so good today, but can Orihime and Hikoboshi meet?
 
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ZOOM Upgrade

【IMPORTANT】

About version upgrade of ZOOM

 

Please upgrade the version of ZOOM.

ZOOM version 5.0.0 cannot be used after May 30th and if you do not upgrade, you cannot join your online classes.

Please make sure to update ZOOM to version 5.0.4.

 

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Use the following QR codes to update.

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Check for updates and click "update".

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Classes Resume Monday, June 8th

Classes at school are scheduled to start on Monday, June 8th. After starting, Shinwa Foreign Language Academy will take the following measures.
<New Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection prevention measures>
 
The new coronavirus is a very infectious disease. Be careful not to get infected.
If you become infected, you should not transfer it to another person.
If you feel unwell, please take a rest from school and your part-time job.
 
If you are infected with the new coronavirus, symptoms such as persistent fever, cough, sluggish body, pain in the joints, and sore throat occur. Even if you are infected, you may be asymptomatic.
A mask is effective to prevent it from passing on to other people. Make sure to wear a mask when you go out or are at school.
If you experience high fever, fever, or cough, go to a hospital immediately.
If you don't understand Japanese, don't worry, Ben will be the translator for English speaking students.
If you have a health insurance card, the examination fee will not be high.
If you feel sick, have a fever, or feel tired, please report it to your teacher immediately.
 
The new coronavirus is a very infectious disease. Infection with the new coronavirus can be fatal.
To prevent the spread of infection, please take a rest from school and part-time job if you feel unwell.
If you come to school despite being unwell, please come to the secretariat immediately without going into the classroom.
There are thermometers in the office and the office. If you feel you may have a fever, please use a thermometer at school to check your temperature.
 
This is not your own problem. It is a problem that affects everyone's health.
Some people may be asymptomatic even if they are infected with the new coronavirus, but asymptomatic people may also infect others.
To prevent infection, please observe the following and act accordingly.
 
Infectious disease prevention
【at school】
  • When you come to school, check your temperature at the entrance of each building. If your temperature is higher than 37.5 ℃, you cannot enter the classroom.
    If you are late, please use the thermometer in the office or teacher's room before going to the classroom.
  • Be sure to wear a mask even in the classroom. If you do not wear a mask, you will not be able to enter the classroom.
    Masks are sold at Building 1 Office. Ten masks cost 600 yen.
  • Before entering the classroom, disinfect your hands with the hand sanitizer at the entrance of each building.
  • To prevent infection, gargle frequently and wash your hands. There is hand soap in the toilet.
  • Please follow cough etiquette. Even if you are wearing a mask, cover your mouth with your hand or handkerchief when you cough.
    Please ventilate the room frequently. It is effective to open two windows and doors.
  • Please avoid the three social situations (closed, crowded, close proximity).
    Please keep social distance with your friends even in the classroom.
    After class, please go home immediately without crowding outside.
  • Please refrain from going out when you are not required to attend school or work.
  • Please avoid crowding with an unspecified number of people.
    * We recommended adjusting your commuting time when attending school to avoid rush hour.
    Building 1 will open at 7am, so you can use an empty classroom until the class starts.
  • Get enough sleep and nutrition.
  • If you experience a high fever or cough, please go to the hospital.
  • Please report to the school if you feel unwell.
  • If you have symptoms such as fever or cough, please take a break from school and part-time job and have medical treatment at home.

Online Classes Update (May 23)

Online classes were originally scheduled to finish on Friday, May 29, but will be extended until Friday, June 5th. Regular classes at school are scheduled to start on Monday, June 8th.
 
It may be extended again depending on the situation.
 
If there is any change, we will inform you on the school homepage and facebook, so please check regularly.

Emergency Student Support Benefits

Due to the spread of new coronavirus infection, it has been decided that a student support agency will provide payouts from the Japan Student Services Organization, to students who has suffered greatly reduced part-time job income and make it difficult to continue studying. Applicants apply to the school, and after the school will submit a list of recommended students to the Japan Student Services Organization, the benefits will be determined by screening. Only those who meet all of the following contents can apply.
 
Requirements for the Target * Only those who meet all requirments can apply.
  1. You have not received a large amount of remittance from your country or supporter (more than 1.5 million yen including tuition)
  2. Not living with family or your supporter
  3. A high percentage of spending part-time income for living expenses
  4. Do not expect additional financial support due to the decrease in the income of parents (financial supporters)
  5. Significant decrease in part-time job income (including leave compensation by employment adjustment subsidy) due to the effect of new coronavirus infection (down by 50% or more from the previous month)
  6. For international students, in addition to being economically distressed with the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the following requirements must be met.
  • Must have excellent academic performance. Specifically, the grade evaluation coefficient of the previous year is 2.30 or more (please ask if you do not know the grade)
  • The monthly attendance rate is 80% or more (please ask if you do not know the attendance rate)
  • The average monthly remittance is 90,000 yen or less (entrance and tuition fees are not included)
  • Annual income of dependents residing in Japan is less than 5 million yen
Required Documents * Only those who meet the above requirements can apply.
  1. A copy of the passbook that shows the remittance from the country, salary for part-time jobs, etc.
  2. Residence card
  3. Part-time job salary details (all salary details after January 2020)
Application
Please bring the required documents to Building No. 3 Tahara sensei.
 
Deadline
The final deadline is June 19th (Friday), but please bring it as soon as possible since we will apply for it from the Japan Student Services Organization.
 
Inquiry
If you have any questions, please contact Building No. 3 Tahara sensei.

JLPT Cancellation

The first Japanese Language Proficiency Test in 2020, which was scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, July 5, 2020. However, the current situation of new coronavirus infection remains unpredictable. Carrying out the test under such circumstances is extremely difficult from the viewpoint of ensuring the safety of all the test takers and preventing the spread of the new coronavirus, so it is unavoidable to cancel the test.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
We will refund the exam fee to everyone who applied for this exam.
The 2nd Japanese Language Proficiency Test is scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 6, 2020, but we will consider how to respond, depending on the situation and promptly notify everyone of any changes.
2020年5月18日 公益財団法人 日本国際教育支援協会

Online Classes Update

Online class was initially scheduled until May 22 (Fri), but will be extended until May 29 (Fri). It may be extended again depending on the situation.

In case of re-extension, we will inform you on the school homepage and facebook, so please check regularly.

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