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Kumon of Pleasant Hill Update June 18, 2020

While we wait for a safe time to return to the center, let us keep up with our daily Kumon Study in a structured way so that we do not squander the precious summer days. Instead of a layback summer that we were accustomed to having, this summer is particularly stressful with health risks and social issues. We feel empathy and compassion for all adults and children alike who feel the pain and suffering that is happening. It would be natural to feel down and depressed. Staying active and engaged, albeit in ways different from what we are accustomed to, may help alleviate some of those feelings. Many of you have already reached out to me to have zoom conferences with you and your children. In general, I find that the kids were excited when the regular school year ended, and the first week or two of summer was fun. However, I sense that the kids are starting to feel the monotony of day in and day out being cooped up at home because going out entails being cautious and restrictive. I have been helping many families establish a daily summer structure to take care of themselves while staying in and practicing necessary social/physical distancing. Here’s my simple suggestions that seem to resonate with the families, even the kids find it simple enough to adhere to. Please give it a try:

Start of Day

  • Good morning, rise and shine

  • Groom oneself and put on day clothes

  • Make bed

  • Eat breakfast to wake up the belly

  • Do Kumon homework to wake up the brain

  • Perform family chores with other family members or exercise together 

Middle of the day

  • Leisure time  

  • Do some more physical exercise to wake up the muscles

  • Schedule media/electronic time for recreation to under 2 hours per day as agreed upon with parents. One must not allow media/electronic time to be free form as to whenever!

  • Play with your toys, do fun projects, read some books for fun, chat with others

Evening and end of day

  • Spend fun time as a family, chat, play games, or watch TV together

  • Turn off all electronics “one hour” before going to bed to calm your brain so you can sleep well

  • Good night, sleep tight

Many students have stated that they miss seeing their school friends on Zoom. Starting June 30, Tuesday, Kumon of Pleasant Hill will be transitioning to “Checking in on Zoom” in the mornings (to simulate the above recommendations) once a week, schedule is on the next page. Exchanging worksheets will be once a week, Tuesday or Friday (3:30 to 7:00pm). Some of you may have vacations scheduled, please forward requests for extra work to us as soon as you know by text or email so that we can prepare extra work for you ahead of time.

Communicate with Phyllis regarding any issues, help with worksheet problems, private zoom meetings/conference etc: Text # 925-360-8993 Email: [email protected] 

Schedule for Kumon Zoom Classes begins June 30 - Invitations will be Sent the Day Before 

Students (organized by last name so that families stay together) will check in 5 minutes before scheduled time for us to let you in. If the zoom time slot, or day to exchange weekly assignments does not work for you, please contact Phyllis to make changes. 

Tuesdays: Morning Zoom Sessions for Kumon Homework

09:15 to 10:00 a.m.  - Last name starting with A, B, C,D

10:15 to 11:00 a.m.  - Last name starting with E, F, G, H

11:15 to 12:00 p.m.  -  Last name starting with J, K, L

3:30 to 7:00 pm - Exchange worksheets for 1 week (Last names A through L) 

Fridays: Morning Zoom Sessions for Kumon Homework  

09:15 to 10:00 a.m.  - Last name starting with M

10:15 to 11:00 a.m.  - Last name starting with N, O, P, Q, R

11:15 to 12:00 p.m.  -  Last name starting with S,T,W,Y,Z

3:30 to 7:00 pm - Exchange worksheets for 1 week (Last names M  through Z) 

For once a week exchanges, we will still be helping you at the door with our masks on. Now that there are more people out and about, we will not be leaving work out 24/7 the way we used to for security reasons.  Let us know via text or email. My Wednesday afternoons are open for 30 min Zoom conferences. Please click link to make an appointment:

Remember we are a team and communication among members is vital: 

  1. Student: does daily work to practice good habits, be organized, be self-aware and study with their heart and mind

  2. Parents: supervise good work habits, grade completed work daily so that your child can make corrections before doing the next day’s work. Please consider this as daily quality time spent with your children

  3. Instructor: assign individualized daily work that is just right for each student’s current ability. Advise/counsel for your child’s development to be a kind and capable person who can contribute to society...     

Thank you all so much for being kind, patient, and persevering during these difficult times!

Weekly worksheet exchange hours: 3:30 to 7:00 pm

Tuesday or Friday 

Contact Phyllis via: 

Email: [email protected] 

Text: 925-360-8993

Center website for updates:

Private zoom appointments:

Invitation to Kumon Virtual Class 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 894 4050 8583

Password: 886396


*Do try to stick with your designated time slot. If it does not work, then feel free to join another one that does.     

Day: Tuesday Jun 30, 2020

09:15 to 10:00 a.m.  - Last name starting with A,B,C,D

10:15 to 11:00 a.m.  - Last name starting with N, E,F,G,H

11:15 to 12:00 p.m.  -  Last name starting with J,K,L

Day: Friday July 3, 2020

09:15 to 10:00 a.m.  - Last name starting with M

10:15 to 11:00 a.m.  - Last name starting with N, O, P, Q, R

11:15 to 12:00 p.m.  -  Last name starting with S,T,W,Y,Z

This provides an opportunity to study together, but safely distanced from each child’s home. To prepare:

  1. Have Kumon assignment, pencil and eraser ready at the table

  2. Check in 5 minutes before start time, Please make sure your name/names are on the screen. Phyllis will be waiting to let you in and unmute your device.

  3. Smile, say hi, or waive to other students who are already on screen  

  4. In 5-10 minutes after everyone is settled on screen, turn your camera toward your work

  5. I will mute everyone to keep a quiet environment for study

  6. Preview and organize sheets before beginning to write: name, date, starting time before working on your exercise sheets

  7. I will be observing, not instructing during virtual class. Any questions will be addressed between 12:30 to 2:00p.m. via phone, feel free to call or text me with questions after class if I miss you

  8. When work is done: waive goodbye and leave the meeting. If you like, wait to say goodbye to all at the end of the hour. If anyone is not finished at the end of the hour, write down the ending time. You can complete the work after we sign off, just record another set of beginning and ending time.

  9. Parents: please grade your child’s work and have them correct mistakes before the next day’s work. We have answer keys online or in hard copies. Please ask Phyllis.   

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  • Reduce homework stress and test anxiety

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  • Valuable insights into where they stand in their learning
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