The thing is that, by moving from Japan to the United States, she's entering a completely new school system with a completely different calendar. The Japanese school calendar runs through April-March; most schools in New York run through September-June. What's the procedure in this case? If she started attending sixth grade on April 2001 in Tokyo and then moved to the US in September - what class would she attend? Sixth grade? Seventh?
I'll be very grateful to any insight on the subject. It confuses me terribly.