COVID-19 Planning: Our Way Forward

Last Updated: September 8, 2020
As we make plans for the start of the 2020-21 school year, we continue to monitor the dynamic and rapidly evolving nature of COVID-19. The health and safety of our community members continues to be our top priority.

Since the 2019-20 school year ended, the JTD Administration and Board of Trustees have been busy developing plans for reopening school this fall. Throughout this planning process, we have relied on scientific and public health guidance to inform our decision making. We have outlined three modes of learning for the 2020-21 school year: in-person; opt-in, full-time remote; and mandated remote.

As of this time, Los Angeles County remains on the state watchlist, and therefore, in order to comply with current restrictions and to ensure that we are prepared to launch instruction as effectively as possible, we have had to make the difficult decision that JTD will begin the 2020-21 school year with remote learning for all students. 

JTD intends to apply for a waiver for in-person instruction when it becomes available, and we will make available our application on this website.

We recognize that members of our community are likely to have many questions, and we hope that you will find some answers below. We will continue to add more information to below as our plan evolves.

Health & Safety

List of 5 items.

  • Likely Safeguards for Reopening Campus

    Guidelines & Policy
    •  
      Opening of campus guided by local and federal public health officials
    • Policy for how symptoms and screening will be managed
    • Policy for on-campus triage of student health complaints
    • Location for isolation (for student with symptoms while they await pick up)
    • Response policies for any positive test results 

    Student Protocols
    • Symptom survey completed daily
    • Temperature taken upon arrival
    • Face coverings
    • Cohorts of 10-15 students to limit mixing of students
    • Social distancing of at least 6 feet
    • Proper hygiene (hand-washing, sanitizer, etc.) 
    • Limit sharing of materials with frequent cleaning
    • Non-contact activities during PE and recess
    • Lunches brought from home or served individually and eaten in cohort

    Faculty/Staff Protocols
    • Symptom survey completed daily
    • Temperature taken upon arrival
    • Face coverings 
    • Social distancing of at least 6 feet in offices and classrooms

    Increased Cleaning Protocols
    • Increased cleaning staff throughout the day and after school
    • Disinfecting nightly
    • Frequent disinfecting of common areas and high-touch surfaces throughout the day
    • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes in every classroom and all common areas

    Traffic Flow
    • One-way traffic flow in designated areas to allow for social distancing
    • Signs to indicate direction of movement
    • Providing increased storage in classrooms to reduce use of lockers and mixing of students

    Facilities
    • Student desks spaced at least six feet apart and facing same direction
    • Use of physical barriers in areas where it is difficult to remain at least six feet apart
    • No-touch sanitizer stations throughout common areas
    • No-touch soap dispensers, sinks, and toilets in student bathrooms
    • Additional portable sinks located throughout campus
    • Doors propped open to allow touchless entry
    • Windows and doors open to ensure circulation
    • Use of outdoor space as much as possible, with additional temporary tents to provide shade
    • Use of all learning spaces to ensure appropriate spacing of students

    More information about these procedures will be shared in subsequent communications and published in the JTD Family Handbook.
  • Health Screenings

    Prior to the start of school, all families and employees will be asked to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire, which will ask about confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis for each individual, along with confirmed or likely exposure. It is incredibly important that all community members share this vital information with us, understanding that no one will be subject to discrimination based on their health status. This information will be submitted via our secure Magnus Health portal and will only be reviewed by our School Nurse and administrators as needed to assist with decision-making for a safe return to campus. We are committed to protecting the privacy of any person who tests positive or is suspected of having COVID-19.

    We will also be requiring families and employees to complete a daily symptom screening. Each morning a link will be emailed or texted to families (depending on preference) and employees. Families and employees will complete the brief survey, and the results will be shared with the School Nurse and administrators as needed. In the case that the symptom screening is flagged due to symptoms or possible exposure, the child or employee will not be permitted on campus or will be held in isolation until a parent/guardian can pick up their child.

    As each child and employee arrives on campus, school personnel will take temperatures using no-touch thermometers. Any child or employee with a temperature over the designated threshold will not be permitted on campus or will be held in isolation until a parent/guardian can pick up their child.

    More information about these procedures will be shared in subsequent communications and published in the JTD Family Handbook.
  • Personal Protection Protocols

    Below are some of the personal protection protocols we will be requiring for student and employee health:
    • Require face coverings for staff and students
    • Encourage students and staff to wash hands at regular intervals throughout the day, utilizing sanitizer when handwashing is not possible
    • Encourage students to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, disposing of tissue and washing hands immediately
  • Public Health Task Force

    The JTD administration has formed a Public Health Task Force, comprised of JTD trustees and members of the JTD staff with expertise in the medical, legal, and public health fields, to advise on matters related to COVID-19 and the reopening of campus. The Public Health Task Force serves in an advisory capacity, with all decisions ultimately being made by the JTD administration. The Board members who participate in the Public Health Task Force are as follows:

    Premal Desai, MD is a urologic oncologist who specializes in minimally invasive surgery at Tower Urology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.  He has served as the Clinical Chief of the Division of Urology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center for the last 4 years and is President of the Los Angeles Urological Society.  He is an active member of the medical staff, sitting on the Cancer Committee and Physician/Nurse Joint Practice Committee at the hospital.

    Roxanne Diaz is a shareholder at the law firm of Richards, Watson & Gershon and specializes in the representation of public entities advising clients on public law and land use issues.  In light of COVID-19, a part of Roxanne’s practice has shifted to assisting the firm’s clients with navigating the myriad of federal, state and county orders and legislation as well as drafting and implementing emergency legislation, including health orders, at the local level.  Roxanne currently serves as the City Attorney for the cities of Indio, Hidden Hills and Maywood.

    Stephanie Smooke Praw, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. She is an endocrinologist, specializing in thyroid disease and thyroid cancer, Director of Education for the Division of Endocrinology, and Program Director for the UCLA Endocrinology Fellowship Program. She graduated with a BA from Yale University and completed medical school, residency, and fellowship training at UCLA. In addition to her involvement on the JTD Public Health Task Force, she also serves on the national COVID Task Force for the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism (APDEM), as well as providing guidance for other Los Angeles-based institutions.

    Nanci E. Rascoff, MD, MPH was formerly an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Rascoff’s clinical work focused on juvenile arthritis and autoimmune disease.  She also served on the Credentialing and Professional Standards Oversight Committee for the hospital.  While in Seattle, she served on the Board of Trustees at the Seattle Country Day School. Dr. Rascoff received her Masters in Public Health from the University of California at Los Angeles and worked in access to care and health policy at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.  She received her BA from Harvard College and her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine.

    Hannah S. Yuen is an Associate General Counsel at Genentech, Inc., a leading biotechnology company and A Member of the Roche Group.  Since joining the company in 2003, Hannah has served as the architect of key legal strategies for complex, high stakes litigation and healthcare law matters, including the oversight of significant intellectual property disputes and the resolution of government investigations.  In her role, Hannah provides strategic legal advice and guidance to the company’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors that seeks to align legal risk with the accomplishment of core business goals and values. 

    The Public Health Task Force liaises with additional experts in the field in an advisory capacity. We welcome input from other members of the community. Please reach out to School Nurse Kristen Venick or a member of the task force if you would like to offer input or have a question for the group.
  • Updates To Facilities For Hygiene & Safety

    Below are some of the updates and considerations we will be taking to improve facilities and traffic flow: 
    • Student desks spaced at least six feet apart and facing same direction
    • Replacing all existing filters with medical grade MERV 13 filters
    • Additional HEPA filters for areas with limited access to fresh air
    • Removing rugs and replacing large tables with individual desks
    • Plexiglass barriers for student and teacher desks
    • No-touch sanitizer stations throughout common areas
    • No-touch soap dispensers, sinks, and toilets in student bathrooms
    • Water bottle fillers to replace drinking fountains
    • Additional portable sinks located throughout campus
    • Doors propped open to allow touchless entry
    • Windows and doors open to ensure circulation
    • Use of outdoor space as much as possible, with additional temporary tents to provide shade
    • One-way traffic flow in designated areas to allow for social distancing
    • Signs to indicate direction of movement
    • Providing storage in classrooms to reduce use of lockers and mixing of students

    Below are some of the increased cleaning protocols we will be implementing:
    • Clean shared objects between uses
    • Increased cleaning staff throughout the day and after school
    • Disinfecting nightly
    • Frequent disinfecting of common areas and high-touch surfaces throughout the day
    • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes in every classroom and all common areas
    • Additional stand-alone hand washing stations around campus

    More information about these procedures will be shared in subsequent communications and published in the JTD Family Handbook.

On-Campus Learning

List of 6 items.

  • Structure of Cohorts

    In preparation for a return to in-person learning, we will be assigning students to cohorts for both on-campus and remote learning. Each grade level will be divided into 3-4 cohorts of approximately 12-17 students in each cohort. Cohort size will depend on the number of students on campus at each grade level, balancing the desire to keep the student/teacher ratio low with the desire to provide as much student interaction as possible. When on-campus, these cohorts will allow for social distancing and minimize the mixing of student groups; in remote learning, cohorts will offer a small class size to provide individualized attention. 
     
    The composition of cohorts will be determined by faculty and division heads to achieve a balanced learning environment with attention to social connections. Some special considerations for health and safety may be taken into account. For example, we recognize that some families rely on one another for carpools or have other circumstances that we may want to take into consideration when creating these cohorts, such as keeping twins together if requested by a family. To that end, families were invited to complete an optional form by July 20 to provide more information to our teachers and administrators who are making the cohort groups. Families should recognize that these are requests and no guarantees can be made to honor requests as the creation of these groups is a complex process. The cohort groups will be shared as part of the Summer Mailing on August 13.

    In Grades K-4, one teacher will be assigned to each cohort and will provide instruction in all core subject areas. In Grades 5-6, one teacher will be assigned to each cohort and will provide instruction in language arts, social studies, social emotional learning and serve as an advisor. Math will be taught separately. In all grades, art, music, and technology will be taught on a trimester rotation, and specialists in library, PE, and science will use a combination of virtual, outdoor, and indoor instruction to minimize student contacts for teachers. A floater teacher will be designated at each grade level to support instruction and maintain the continuity of instruction in the case of teacher absence.

    More information about these procedures will be shared in subsequent communications and published in the JTD Family Handbook.
  • Limitations to On-Campus Activities

    In order to comply with social distancing protocols, the following on-campus activities will be limited for the time being: 
    • Whole grade, division, and all-school assemblies or gatherings
    • Athletics practices and games
    • Visitors to campus, including parents

    We will make every effort to postpone important on-campus activities until a later date when it might be safer to hold them on campus. If an important event cannot be postponed or needs to take place at a particular time of year, we will reimagine activities in a virtual environment. 
  • Postponement or Cancellation of Off-Campus Activities

    For the health and safety of our students, we will be postponing or canceling off-campus activities, such as field trips, athletics, and grade-level overnight trips. Every effort will be made to postpone important off-campus activities until a later date when it might be safer to travel off-campus.
  • Bus Transportation

    We recognize that many families rely on the JTD bus transportation program to get their children to/from school. In order to comply with current guidelines, we will likely be taking the following steps:
    • Families who can use alternative transportation are encouraged to do so to limit number of students on each bus
    • Bus riders spaced out as much as possible (ex. 1 child per row or against window) 
    • Siblings may be placed less than 6 ft
    • All students must wear masks; addition of face shields if distance of less than 6 ft
    • Windows open if weather allows
    • Parents wait with students at stop until student is permitted to board
    • Daily health survey required before student is allowed to enter bus 
    • Student temperature taken at bus stops and upon arrival to campus
    • Increased cleaning protocols 

    Auxiliary Program Manager Jason Wolfe will be communicating with families who signed up for the bus to provide updates about bus transportation protocols and confirm ridership for the fall.
  • Carpools

    We understand that some families rely on carpools for transportation to and from school. If other arrangements can be made, we encourage families to limit use of carpools during this period of time so as to minimize mixing of students. If a family must use a carpool for transportation, we recommend the following measures be taken to minimize exposure:
    • Seat children as far apart from one another as possible (ex. every other seat or on different rows if possible)
    • Have children wear face coverings at all times
    • Confirm the absence of symptoms before a child enters the driver’s car
    • Have the windows down, weather permitting
  • After School Care and After School Enrichment

    We recognize that many families rely on after school care in order to accommodate their work schedules. We plan to offer After School Care on a limited basis with required registration in advance. To allow for social distancing and minimize mixing of students, we will be conducting After School Care outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, we will utilize large spaces, such as the library and gym. If a family is running late for afternoon carpool, we will offer a grace period of 15 minutes of supervised care on the Upper Lawn. Any family not arriving during this time will be contacted and their child(ren) will come under the supervision of After School Care staff. Families using After School Care will be charged the hourly rate of $15/hour or a fraction thereof.

    After School Enrichment will be conducted virtually for the first trimester. Information about offerings and registration will be provided in the Summer Mailing on August 13.

Remote Learning

List of 5 items.

  • Opt-in, Full-Time Remote Learning

    In order to accommodate students with medical concerns, we will be offering a remote learning program that aligns with on-campus learning. The primary platforms for remote learning in these grades will be Seesaw (lower grades), Google Classroom (upper grades), and Zoom. Depending on the number of students at each grade level, full-time remote learning will either have a designated remote teacher at each grade level or students will utilize video streaming software to observe lessons and engage in discussions with classmates. In either mode, there will be teacher support for the remote learners to ensure student understanding and participation. Remote teachers will collaborate with the other grade-level teachers to provide curriculum and instruction that accomplishes the learning goals aligned with the on-campus program. If only a handful of full-time remote learners are at each grade level, students will be connected with the in-person learning via streaming software. In this case, students will remain on the same schedule as the on-campus program for core classes and specialist classes as much as possible. For classes where synchronous learning is challenging or not possible, such as PE or other specialist classes, additional assignments will be made available using Google Classroom or Seesaw.

    The School is asking that families seeking to enroll their child in full-time remote learning for the start of the school year make a commitment by July 15 completing the form that was emailed. This commitment will enable the school to ensure appropriate resources for staffing on-campus and remote learning programs. After July 15, requests to shift to full-time remote learning or full-time on-campus learning will be considered on a case-by-case basis or at a natural break in the learning cycle, such as parent-teacher conferences or the end of the trimester. For questions about the opt-in, full-time remote learning plan, families may set up an appointment with one of the Division Heads by emailing Cheryl Alcaraz.
  • Switching to Remote Learning by Mandate

    Due to the rapidly changing nature of this public health crisis, the school is prepared to close campus and launch remote learning for all students as required by local, state, or federal mandates, as needed. Additionally, certain cohorts may need to adapt to remote learning in the case of a positive case amongst the cohort or potentially a known exposure to a positive case. All faculty will be utilizing the Seesaw and Google Classroom platforms, as well as digital curriculum tools within the core learning program, so that these switches may occur as seamlessly as possible.

    If school closures were found to significantly impact the learning experience, we will consider extending the school year as needed. Beyond the first two days of school being used for staggered orientations, there are no other plans for an adjusted school calendar at this time.

    To prepare for the possibility of a switch to remote learning, faculty will participate in professional development related to online instruction and the use of digital platforms. Additionally, the school has acquired online subscriptions and enhanced digital resources that will support both on-campus and remote learning, allowing a seamless switch to full remote if needed. To ensure that teachers are able to conduct lessons remotely, the school will prepare a list of supplies that families should have on hand for remote learning, such as scissors, glue, ruler, etc.. The supply list will be made available in the Summer Mailing on August 13.
  • Structure of the Remote Learning Program

    The Remote Learning Program is intended to be as similar to in-person learning as is feasible in terms of the daily schedule and structure of lessons. Students will be assigned to a cohort that is approximately 12-17 students with a homeroom teacher who will be responsible for the core instruction in math, language arts, social studies, and social emotional learning (in Grades 5-6, math will be taught separately). 

    Students will follow a predictable Monday-Friday schedule that will begin with all-school assembly at 8:00am and conclude with a closing meeting, which will conclude at 2:40pm for Grades K-3 and 2:50pm for Grades 4-6. The schedule, including standing Zoom links, will be posted to the homeroom/cohort class pages on myJTD. Parents and caregivers should support students with reminders about their schedule so that students are on time to classes.

    Students will begin their day logging into all-school assembly for the Pledge of Allegiance, the Salutation of the Dawn, and school-wide announcements, including student and faculty/staff birthdays. Siblings are encouraged to join the assembly together to minimize the number of participants. Students will then join their homeroom’s morning meeting, which will be the same link used for all lessons taught by their cohort teacher. Specialist classes will have unique links, but they will be the same for each class.

    Lessons will be structured so that students will have synchronous direct instruction, meaning the teacher will introduce a concept with a mini-lesson at the start of the class, followed by teacher-monitored guided practice or independent practice. During the second part of the lessons, students will mostly be completing work away from their screens but will stay logged into the Zoom meeting or return to it in order to access their teacher for questions or to demonstrate their understanding. Depending on the lesson, teachers may structure small group or individual check-ins with some students while others work independently. 

    Because teachers will be monitoring students’ progress and informally assessing their understanding throughout the day, students will not be required to submit all completed work. Depending on the assignment or task, students may need to upload a work product via Seesaw and Google Classroom. We ask that parents and caregivers provide support as needed to students with this process to ensure that their work is loaded correctly.

    The Remote Learning Program will have a focus on social-emotional wellbeing. To balance the synchronous schedule, teachers will build in screen free time and motor breaks throughout the day. The remote learning schedule will also feature Flex Time to build community and connection while learning remotely. This time will be used to combine cohorts or have grade level meetings, or for teachers to have individual check-ins with students. In the upper grades, this time may also be used for students to participate in clubs, such as Debate, Student Council, or the newspaper.

    Sample Schedules
  • Student & Family Expectations

    Student Expectations for Virtual Classrooms
    • Students should be dressed in full uniform.
    • Students should follow the daily schedule posted on their class page.
    • Students should be in the Zoom classroom when class begins. If a student cannot access the Zoom room or needs technical support, the student or family should email the teacher leading the class. 
    • Students’ names should be displayed as a first name and last initial.
    • Video must be on at all times unless the teacher requests otherwise. Students may communicate via chat with their teacher in the event that they need to turn off video or leave for any reason.
    • Students should turn off mics unless it is their turn to participate.
    • Students should be seated or positioned in a workstation.
    • Students should listen respectfully with their bodies and expressions--no distracting faces, movements, or changes to Zoom settings.
    • Students should only use the chat or annotation functions as requested by the teacher while instructions/lessons are being delivered.
    • Students should only be on Zoom and/or online spaces required for the lesson.
    • Students may not use phones or other non-learning related devices during class time.
    • Students should not allow any other person to complete work for them or use an unauthorized resource during an assessment.
    • Students should submit quality work to teachers, as per given instructions.
    • Students need to incorporate teacher feedback and adjust future assignments based on given feedback.

    Parent/Caregiver Expectations for Supporting Remote Learning
    • Establish a quiet, distraction-free work area for each child. Ensure materials are readily accessible and organized. Provide earphones for children to improve sound quality.
    • Each child should be logged onto an individual device. The school may loan devices on a limited basis by request to helpdesk@jtdschool.org.
    • Support your child, as needed, with joining classes on time and uploading work so that it is submitted correctly and is legible to the teachers.
    • Allow students to work independently, encouraging them to seek support from their teachers during independent practice. If a teacher is not available, email the teacher on behalf of the child (Grades K-3) or encourage students to communicate directly via email (Grades 4-6).
    • Do not edit, correct, or proofread student work. Provide prompts to encourage students to problem solve or seek help from a teacher as needed.
    • Encourage children to take breaks for snack and lunch so that they stay hydrated and fueled for learning.
    • Ensure children are physically active every day, getting outside as much as possible.
    • Monitor children’s screen time outside of school hours.
    • Read carefully email communications from the teachers and administrators.
    • Report absences through SchoolPass and coordinate with teachers about making up missed work as needed.
  • Technology Troubleshooting

    We realize that from time to time, families may encounter technical difficulties related to hardware, internet connectivity, or accessing and using the digital platforms. We have set up a dedicated email for technology troubleshooting. Families are encouraged to use the links below to try to troubleshoot issues specific to Seesaw and Zoom. 

    Email the JTD Technology helpdesk - helpdesk@jtdschool.org 
    • Obtaining a loaner device from the school for remote learning
    • General device support
    • Access issues to platforms - Seesaw or Google Classroom 
    • Issues downloading documents from Seesaw, or printing from Seesaw/Google Classroom
    Seesaw questions - Seesaw Help Desk 
    • How do I update my Seesaw app?
    • What platforms, browsers and operating systems does Seesaw support?
    Zoom issues - Check Zoom Status 

COMMUNICATION & RESPONSE

List of 3 items.

  • Notification

    Families will be required to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire within two weeks of the start of school to notify the school if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to someone with symptoms or a confirmed or suspected case. Additionally, families will be required to notify the school of symptoms or exposure on a daily basis before their child is allowed on the bus or on campus.

    In accordance with city and state laws and regulations, the School will notify local health officials, staff, and families of any confirmed cases and/or known exposures and advise those who have had close contact to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms. The School will maintain confidentiality of the person’s identity in accordance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). 

    More information about these procedures will be shared in subsequent communications and published in the JTD Family Handbook.
  • Isolation

    Staff or students who demonstrate COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath) while at school will be quickly isolated and supported by a designated staff member. The school will then ensure the safe transport of the sick person either home or to a healthcare facility. The areas used by the sick person will be closed off and not used until proper cleaning and disinfection can take place.
  • Response to Positive Case or Exposure

    In the case of a positive case or direct exposure, on-campus learning will be suspended and impacted students will switch to the remote learning platform for the period of time as advised by public health officials. More detailed information based on current guidance will be issued prior to the start of school.

Family & Community Engagement

List of 5 items.

  • Orientations for Students & Families

    The first full day of school will take place on Thursday, September 3.
     
    New Families / Kindergarten:
    A virtual orientation for new families will take place on Wednesday, August 12 from 8:00-9:30am. A link will be sent separately, and a recording will be made available for those who cannot attend. Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot accommodate new students to campus until we are approved to open for in-person learning. We will, however, be organizing individual Zoom calls on August 20-21 for Kindergarten students to meet their teachers and have a virtual tour of their classrooms. Similar meetings for new students to Grades 1-6 will take place the week of August 24.

    Family Orientations:
    Family orientations will be held virtually on September 1 and 2, giving parents and students an opportunity to connect with one another while receiving guidance about the remote learning platforms. 

    Please see the schedule for orientations below:
    Tuesday, September 1
    • 9:00-10:15 Grade 6
    • 10:30-11:45 Kindergarten
    • 1:00-2:15 Grade 5
    • 2:30-3:45 Grade 1

    Wednesday, September 2
    • 9:00-10:15 Grade 2
    • 10:30-11:45 Grade 4
    • 1:00-2:15 Grade 3

    On-Campus Orientation:
    At this time, we will be postponing on-campus orientations until we are approved to return to campus for in-person learning. 
  • Restriction of Visitors to Campus

    Campus will be closed to parents and other visitors for the time being. Protocols for late arrivals and early departures will be outlined in an updated version of the JTD Family Handbook.
  • Traditions

    One of the most treasured aspects of a JTD education is our time-honored traditions. Requirements for social distancing and restrictions on gathering will impact the way we honor these traditions. Every effort will be made to observe traditions, either in a reimagined way that allows for social distancing, virtually, or by postponing until a later date. Please see the Calendar section for more information. In the weeks and months ahead, we will share more information about these plans, which are also subject to change as public health guidance evolves.
  • Admissions

    We are currently exploring alternatives to typical admissions activities, such as virtual tours and open houses. We will be deciding soon how we will be conducting our student interviews and evaluations. Please check the Admissions page for updated information.

    For more information, please visit the Admissions page of the website or contact the admissions office.
  • Calendar Updates

    Please find below updates to the calendar for the first trimester. Exact timing and links for virtual events will be provided in subsequent communications. Plans are subject to change as public health guidance evolves.

    New Family Orientation
    August 12
    8:00-9:30am
    Held Virtually

    Back to School Picnic and Parent Orientation
    Monday, August 31
    5:00pm
    Held Virtually 

    Remote Learning Orientation for Students
    Tuesday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 2
    Staggered, Half-Day Sessions
    Held Virtually

    First Full Day of School
    Thursday, September 3
    Held Virtually

    Parents' Association Class Coffee
    Wednesday, September 9
    9:30am
    Held Virtually 

    Back to School Night
    Thursday, September 24
    Held Virtually

    No School: Yom Kippur
    Monday, September 28

    No School: Professional Development Day
    Monday, October 12

    No School/Parent-Teacher Conferences
    Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23 
    Held Virtually

    Additional Parent-Teacher Conferences for Grades 5 and 6
    Monday, October 26 and Tuesday, October 27
    Held Virtually

    Halloween Festivities
    Friday, October 30
    TBD

    Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day
    Tuesday, November 24
    Held Virtually

    Kindergarten Nutcracker
    Wednesday, December 16
    Held Virtually

    Candle Lighting
    Wednesday, December 16
    TBD

    Holiday Carols
    Thursday, December 17
    Held Virtually

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