SAKURA GAKUEN SCHOOL CLOSURE – MARCH 2020, COVID-19

Message from Nari Igawa, Board President:

Classes for the remainder of March are cancelled / suspended.
Please note: classes and events at Sakura Gakuen / Buddhist Church of Sacramento for the remainder of the month of March have been suspended / cancelled.  Youth classes on Saturday and Adult classes on Monday are both affected.  This includes any other events that were scheduled to be held at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento including, but not limited to: Sakura Matsuri Food and Vendor Bazaar (03/15/20) as well as the Youth Speech Contest (03/28/20.)  Classes are currently scheduled to resume on: Youth Classes (04/04/20 – SAT) and Adult Classes (04/06/20 – MON) and we are exploring what steps may be taking to ensure students have access to quality Japanese education to make up during this absence.
What should I do?
 
Please feel free to stay home and in addition to practicing good hygiene and safety guidelines, study Japanese.  Teachers should be reaching out with assignments that may be covered at home during the break.  The Sakura Gakuen School Board and PTC will work with the Deans of our programs to explore different options to make up classes, i.e. conference calls, make up classes, etc.  This is a new situation for us, so we likely will be trying new avenues to ensure our students can continue studying with our support.
Why was this decision made?
In response to the recent increase of COVID-19 exposure in the Western United States, as well as general advisory statements made by our government officials, the Buddhist Church of Sacramento Executive Council has made the decision that to best serve the members of the Temple and its affiliated and sponsored organizations, the extraordinary step of closing down the Temple in March would be best.  The announcement letter from the BCS (Buddhist Church of Sacramento) President Stuart Ito is attached for your review.
How do I keep up to date on what’s going on at Sakura Gakuen?
 
In addition to email contact, we will be updating our two respective Facebook pages — Sakura Gakuen Japanese Language School and Sakura Gakuen Adult Classes — as well as our webpage as information becomes available.
Additionally, Youth Class families can join the Sakura Gakuen Families page to help share study ideas.
We will continue to try to make sure everyone is up-to-date.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to either email (neigawa.sakuragakuen@gmail.com) or call (916-749-8131) the current school president Nari Igawa.
Thanks for your understanding with this.  Encourage your students to keep studying, keep washing their hands, and staying healthy — we’ll see you back in class soon.
Best wishes.
— Nari Igawa

Monday Adult Classes – Spring 2020

Begin/Continue Learning Japanese

All classes are designed to fit the needs of busy adults like you

Spring semester is 2/03/2020 – 6/08/2020.

Introductory beginner class is 7:30 pm to 8:55 pm. Register by mail to secure your space.  Registration in person was on Monday January 13th, 2020.  If you missed it, contact Mrs. Thomas, as soon as possible.  We had very good response, so we opened a second introductory class, to better serve our students.  We also have higher level classes, as well.

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2019 Youth Fall Semester Registration & Schedule

Spring Term 2019 Youth Classes Start Soon

Spring Term – Youth Japanese Language Classes

 

Our new, 17 week Saturday class schedule is just about to start on 1/26/2019.  The Spring Term is always a great place to start if you are either:

  • Looking to augment your current Japanese.  Studying on your own or at high school and looking for a little bit extra work?

Integrating into an existing, Japanese program at Sakura Gakuen’s Saturday class is a great way to add a little bit more to your student’s language base.  We typically can add high school students or students with a background in Japanese into our existing classes relatively easily.   

  • Trying to get cultural and language exposure for your kindergarten or pre-school aged child?

Our Kindergarten classes are a great way to get your child involved with Japanese cultural and language.  Sign up and get your kids valuable exposure.

First week of the new school year starts on 1/26/2019.

Youth Tuition

SG Spring 2019 Schedule

Youth Program, Fall 2018 – Class begins Saturday, 9/8

The fall semester begins on Saturday, September 9 from 9am – 11:30am. Join us in rooms #1 & #4 at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento. 

Classes are offered for grades Kindergarten through high school seniors, beginning to advanced Japanese language learners.
Fall 2018 classes will include: 
• Kindergarten (no preschool classes available at this time)
• Junior introductory
• Senior Introductory
• Beginner
• Intermediate
• Advanced

Please check with your school counselor for high school credit eligibility.  

Tuition Fee info can be found by clicking HERE

All registration forms, can be found HERE

Parent participation volunteer dates will be available for sign-up at pre-registration.

Questions regarding registration? Please contact Nari Igawa: neigawa.sakuragakuen@gmail.com
 

Why Learn Japanese

Enjoy this new presentation on the many benefits of learning Japanese, courtesy of the Japan Foundation of Los Angeles. See links to other learning resources.

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