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Summer Contest 2020

posted Jun 26, 2020, 6:44 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

It is the time for the Annual Summer Contest!

Long summer vacation is an ideal time for your child to work on big projects. We look forward to many creative entries.

[WES - Student Management System] Please confirm your registered information

posted Jun 12, 2020, 8:22 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

We have requested parents/guardians to log in to WES and confirm the registered information.  Those who enrolled this Academic Year should have received the yellow envelope, with the important information, back in March when the tuition needed to be paid ahead of time.  The letter contains the user ID and the password as well as the student number.  

Please login to the system and confirm the registration information.  If there is any change, please update the information.  If there is any information needed to be changed like the example below, please email info@jlsboston.org.  We will be happy to assist you.

  • Parent/Guardian 1 can’t change.

  • Parent/Guardian 1 and Parent/Guardian 2 need to be swapped

  • There is a change in the student name.

How to login:

  1. Please open this manual with a PDF app.

  2. Please login to WES with a link on page 4.  We recommend this link be bookmarked on your browser.

  3. Login information can be found in the letter that came in a yellow envelope.


Important:

  1. If the login information letter(yellow envelope) hasn’t arrived, please report it immediately to the Arlington Office at info@jlsboston.org.  The password needs to be reissued/mailed out again.

  2. This letter also includes new student numbers(4-digits).  Starting the 2nd Term of this academic year, please use the new 4-digit student number when paying tuition and material fee.  If the old 6-digit student number is used, the payment won’t be recognized.  

  3. Please keep this 4-digit number in a safe place.


How to use WES MMS (Parents-English)


Distance Learning -Online Teleconferencing Considerations-

posted Jun 5, 2020, 8:42 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Distance Learning 

Online Teleconferencing Considerations

・Do not forward the file / folder-sharing / teleconferencing invite links.
・Do not take photos of the monitor screen or screen-captures.
・Please use identifiable names when entering Zoom-based meetings.

[WES - Student Management System] Please confirm your registered information

posted Jun 5, 2020, 8:37 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Jun 5, 2020, 8:38 AM ]

[WES - Student Management System]

Please confirm your registered information


Have you moved or changed phone numbers since enrolled at the school?  We found out many families needed updates on their registered information while we mailed out textbooks and supplemental books.


The new student information management system, called WES, was introduced at the beginning of May.  Each family can be in control of personal information in this system, and the data would not be shared with the public, the classmates and other grades.


It’s been a month since the login information along with the new student number was mailed to each individual family.  If you haven’t logged in, please log in and check/confirm that your record is correct and current.  Teachers use this system to check email and physical addresses.  It is very easy to use.


How to login:

  1. Please open this manual with a PDF app.

  2. Please login to WES with a link on page 4.  We recommend this link be bookmarked on your browser.

  3. Login information can be found in the letter that came in a yellow envelope.


Important:

  1. If the login information letter(yellow envelope) hasn’t arrived, please report it immediately to the Arlington Office at info@jlsboston.org.  The password needs to be reissued/mailed out again.

  2. This letter also includes new student numbers(4-digits).  Starting the 2nd Term of this academic year, please use the new 4-digit student number when paying tuition and material fee.  If the old 6-digit student number is used, the payment won’t be recognized.  

  3. Please keep this 4-digit number in a safe place.


How to use WES MMS (Parents-English)


Distance Learning

posted May 29, 2020, 7:40 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Online Teleconferencing Considerations


・The latest Zoom client as of today is version 5.0.4 (25694.0524).  Please go to https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting in order to download the latest version.  

Using older clients will prevent connecting to Zoom meetings starting May 30.


・Do not forward the file / folder-sharing / teleconferencing invite links.

・Do not take photos of the monitor screen or screen-captures.

・Please use identifiable names when entering Zoom-based meetings.


PTA Newsletter Volume 105 - PTA Board

posted May 29, 2020, 7:38 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

The PTA’s first newsletter for the school year has been published.


This issue includes messages from Principal Sugiyama, Assistant Principal Hisamoto

as well as the PTA organization.


Please access the newsletter using the link below:

http://www.jlsboston.org/pta/ptakaihou/PTA_Newsletter_105.pdf


Announcement from the JCP (Japanese Classes for Parents) Committee

posted May 22, 2020, 8:53 AM by Akiko Coram

Looking for a new way to bond with your kids in this strange time? How about speaking Japanese with them?

Whether you've always wanted to take up Japanese but never had time for it, or feel your Japanese is rusty and want to brush up, now is a perfect opportunity as the JCP program is going online!

We’re excited to launch a mini-term of 3 lessons between May 30 and June 27.

Visit our website for registration and more information: 

https://sites.google.com/site/jcpgeneralinformation/


Regarding Copyrighted Teaching Materials

posted May 22, 2020, 7:59 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

With the Japanese Language School transitioning to an Internet-based distance learning curriculum,
we have been carefully investigating the use of Japanese copyrighted material over the Internet. 


Given that current copyrighted materials are protected by international agreements based on the 
country of use and that the United States is being very tolerant during this COVID-19 pandemic, 
we have concluded that we can use teaching material copyrighted in Japan for the time being.

This should enhance and broaden the scope of teaching materials available to our kindergarten and 
lower elementary grades.  We will continue to improve the teaching environments of our teachers and 
ask for your ongoing understanding and cooperation..

Distance Learning

posted May 15, 2020, 9:20 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated May 22, 2020, 8:47 AM by Akiko Coram ]

Online Teleconferencing Considerations


・The latest Zoom client as of today is Version 5.0.3 (24951.0515)..  Please go to https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting in order to download the latest version.  Using older clients will prevent connecting to Zoom meetings starting May 30.


・Do not forward the file / folder-sharing / teleconferencing invite links.

・Do not take photos of the monitor screen or screen-captures.

・Please use identifiable names when entering Zoom-based meetings.



New Student Number (additional information)

posted May 15, 2020, 9:19 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Letters (manila envelopes) including the new 4-digit student numbers have been mailed out.  Each mailing should include a single sheet of paper which lists login information (username and password) for the newly implemented student information management system - WES as well as the new 4-digit student number required for future payment procedures.


Who will receive?  All Enrolled Families (Newly enrolled families with students who started this April have already been mailed).  Please look for a manila envelope in your mail over the course of the next two weeks.


New Student Number is 4-digits.  Starting from the 2nd Term of this academic year, please use the new 4-digit student number when paying tuition and material fees.  If the old 6-digit student number is used, we will not be able to accept your payment as identification of the payer will not be automatic.  Please keep this 4-digit number in a safe place.


・With the new adoption of this WES Student Information Management System (WES), each family will now be in control of personal information - reducing school staff overhead.  The data is not shared with the overall public, classmates or other grades.


・WES includes a library management feature which will not be used.  There may be stray data/information from previous testing.  Please ignore.


If you have any questions, please email the Arlington Office at info@jlsboston.org.


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