Kyiv International School seeks to provide comprehensive support for all students. Following are descriptions of the support services and the responsible parties whom parents should contact if necessary.
KIS has a qualified doctor on duty during school hours. The health office is located near the Early Childhood classrooms on the main floor.
In case of injury, students should notify a teacher and the school doctor or the office. The office will notify parents as soon as possible if the injury takes place at school. If a student has a chronic illness or some physical disability, this information should be given to the school office and the doctor. Students with communicable illnesses, severe colds, or fevers, who are sent to school will be sent to the doctor’s office. Parents will be notified and requested to come and collect their child to prevent infections from spreading.
It is essential that we have the following information on file in case of an illness or emergency:
- Telephone/cell phone numbers where parents can be reached
- Names and (local) telephone numbers of relatives or friends who should be contacted when parents are not available.
- Immunization information, recommended Doctor or medical services.
If your child has symptoms associated with illness before he/she leaves for school, it is advisable to keep him/her home. If your child improves during the day, bring him/her to school. Please check students in and out of school through the main office.
Dispensing of Medication
Kyiv International School does not permit school employees to dispense prescription or non-prescription medication including: Tylenol, cough syrup, throat spray, throat lozenges, cough drops, etc., without directions and written/verbal consent from the parents. If medication must be given during school hours, a signed consent letter MUST be on file in the school’s Doctors office. Medications must be brought to school by the parent - not sent to school with your student. Medication needs to be in the original prescription or non-prescription bottle/container. If medications need to be taken home, they need to be picked up by the parent. Medications cannot be given to your child to take home.
Kyiv International School’s Counseling Program is developmental by design, comprehensive in scope, and systematic in its implementation. This program is designed to maximize each student’s academic, social, and career development potential. The major functions of the counselor are as follows:
- Assist in the evaluation of incoming school records for admissions and placement decisions.
- Assist in creating a comprehensive schedule and academic plan for the students’ time at KIS.
- Monitor student progress throughout the year and develop an academic plan for students experiencing difficulties.
- Guide students and parents through the college application and admissions process.
- Support students and families with special learning needs and make referrals to outside support services when necessary.
- Help students acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
- Give students strategies to achieve future career success and satisfaction.
- Help students understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training and the world of work.
- Facilitate problem solving and communication among all members of the school community including students, teachers, parents and administrators.
- Support students and families with immediate social-emotional needs and make referrals to outside support services when necessary.
Students may see the counselor during their free time in the school day, before and after school, or during class with consent form the classroom teacher or at the request of the counselor. Parents may set appointments by calling Kyiv International School.
Students may be referred by a teacher or Director of Instruction for an initial visit. Parents will be contacted if regular visits are planned for success.
Directors of Instruction
Each division (Elementary, Middle School and Secondary) has a Director of Instruction. The Director of Instruction has the responsibility of maintaining a rich, varied and supportive learning environment for all students. If a student feels that s/he is not receiving the educational opportunities that s/he deserves, the student is encouraged to speak directly with the involved parties. If this does not yield satisfactory results, the student should speak to the appropriate Director of Instruction. If the situation is still not resolved to the satisfaction of the student, s/he can make an appointment with the School Director.