As parents, we know well that the lessons we teach our children by modeling behaviors speak volumes, and have the greatest impact on our children. When thinking about Hebrew School for this coming year, perhaps, more than ever, we have a unique opportunity to teach our children the importance of their Jewish education.
We are living in times of uncertainty. A time where we have to make decisions of what is considered crucial and what is extra. What is a must and what can wait.
Our children are watching us make these choices and are learning from us what their priorities should be. Choosing to give our children a Jewish education sends them a powerful message: “My child, this is your identity, this is crucial, and even when so many of your extra-curricular activities may fall aside, this remains”.
While the circumstances this year may not allow for the ideal Hebrew School setting, we will be giving our children a chance to connect with their Judaism, consistently, and will be imparting to them the message that their Jewish education is of utmost importance.
As we look to the coming year, much still remains uncertain. One thing that is definite, however, is that we are fully committed to giving your children the quality Jewish educational experience they have come to know and love at our Hebrew School.
The safety of our students is our first priority, above all else. Whatever form Hebrew School takes for the coming year, we will be strictly following all COVID related guidelines from the Monroe County Health Department.
Screening & Entrance Protocols
- Students and staff will have their temperature taken prior to entry
- Any adult or child with a temperature of 100 or above will not be allowed in the building
- Parents will fill out a questionnaire online prior to arrival, confirming that the child does not have any COVID symptoms and has not been in contact with a person diagnosed with COVID
- Parents and other visitors will remain outside the facility
- Hands will be washed upon entry
- Teachers and students remain within their pod
- Maximum of ten children per class
- Children will be seated distanced from each other
Cleaning & Sanitizing
- Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all areas
- Increased hand washing
- Individualized frequently used items
- Masks worn by staff
Children will be educated and encouraged to wear masks
- Gloves will be used when handling food
- All sick children and staff isolated immediately and unable to return to school without testing and medical guidance
- Coordinate with health officials for possible classroom or school closure
- Parents will be notified immediately of potential exposure