Dear Religious School Families,
The David Ari and Michael Eric Zukin Religious School prides itself on creating warm, inclusive and innovative Jewish learning and programming for all its students. As we move into the new school year, we are reminded of this and strive to put safety & health as our top priority intertwined with the amazing education we offer. As a result, the decision has been made to continue with online learning through the end of 2020.
We will begin the school year on September 13 by holding online classes on Sundays with supplementary work (based on Jewish values & Hebrew Through Movement) to be completed during the week. All supplementary work will be submitted prior to the next class day. As our program has been two days a week, this supplementary work will be in place of Wednesday classes.
Our online learning will look unlike anything you have seen in Religious School education before. We will leverage and embrace the opportunities that are available through new existing technologies to provide a variety of interactive and engaging education to our students. Teachers and staff have been working all Summer learning innovative ways to teach remotely. We are extremely excited to bring all of these new programs and learning techniques to our students this Fall.
In order for remote learning to be successful, we will need to rely heavily on parents to support both their children and the efforts of our Religious Schools. This will require a teamwork. We are all in this together and your encouragement demonstrates the importance of their Jewish education.
Thank you all for your support and I look forward to beginning this new journey with you.
Our religious school is run by Education Director, Rachel Mussaf. Our Religious School is dedicated to providing a meaningful Jewish education in a warm atmosphere of community, friendship and learning. Family Education programs are an important part of our curriculum, since Jewish learning is a life long pursuit. Rachel will be pleased to meet with you to answer any questions you might have about our Religious School.
Inclement Weather – In the event of inclement weather, tune into radio station WCOJ, 1420 AM for school closings. We follow the cancellation decisions of the West Chester School District. The Religious School PTO phone chain will be activated. You may also call the synagogue or Religious School office. A message will be left on the machine if the school if closed. If an early decision regarding closing is made, an e-mail will also be sent announcing the closing.
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