Q: What do students need to return to campus?
A. If you have signed up for in-person learning, you will need:
Q: Can we come to campus on some days and stay remote others?
A: We are asking both our teachers and our students to make a decision and stick to it. There is a lot of high level planning that goes into preparing the classroom for the split of in-person and at-home learners. Teachers are also creating lesson plans with these expectations. Having 12 students in person one day and 2 students in person the next is very disruptive to the lesson planning process and our ability to monitor students and attendance.
Q: What if there is a massive change in the COVID landscape, can we change our mind then?
A: Yes. If there is a huge surge in classes or a pediatric vaccine becomes available and widely distributed, we would allow families to change their mind with this newest health information in place.
Q: What will be the criteria that will make us move from in-person to online and back?
A: We will move our program to fully remote if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 for 48 hours. Per county guidelines, if 5% or more of our students or staff have confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in a 14 day period, we have to move to fully remote education for 14 days. Highly inclimate weather will also cause us to be remote, until the weather system has passed.
Q: If we go back to purple tier, do we have to go back to remote?
A: Unless county guidelines change, this will not trigger a pivot to remote learning. As long as we are proving to follow the guidelines and not be a place of community spread, we can remain open.
Q: How will remote students be able to participate while their classmates are in-person?
A: We have worked with an audio engineer to ensure students and/or teachers who are zooming in can communicate with their classmates just like in-person. Classrooms have been tricked out with state of the art audiovisual equipment to make the experience as great as possible.
Q: How will the Wednesday Flex Day be used?
A: Wednesdays remain a fully remote day. We use Wednesdays to deep clean the building. It is also a time that students and teachers can meet for office hours, clubs, AP classes, etc.
Q: With students using outdoor space, what plans are there to increase security?
A: We now have a second security guard. Both guards patrol the entire perimeter throughout the day.
Q: Will the tents be cold or hot as the temperatures change?
A: The tents are not climate controlled, but we are confident that it will not be too much of a hindrance. We will also have to bring layers and dress for the weather.
Q: Where do we park our cars now?
A: In the large parking lot across the street [CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAP]
Q: Are athletics offered?
A: See Athletics
Q: Is B’Yachad continuing
A: No. KBY was in response to students not having in-person learning.
Q: How will lunch work?
A: See Lunch
Q: Do upper-classpersons still get off-campus lunch privileges?
A: Yes, make sure to sign the off-campus form.
Q: What happens with Open Blocks now?
A: Open blocks will be taken outside in the outdoor Student Life Center or in the quiet study zones at the edges of the parking lot.
Q: Can my child come early/stay late? Where will they be able to work?
A: Yes. We will have staff on campus every day from 7:30 to 5:00 pm, if your child chooses to come or early or remain late. The outdoors Student Life Center and Quiet Study areas are available for students whenever our campus is open.
Q: If my open block is at the start or end of the day, can I arrive late or leave early?
A: Yes. Generally, when an open block flanks the school day, it is only a privilege extended to seniors and second-semester juniors. However, for COVID safety, you are welcome to leave once your classes have finished, or when your classes start.
Q: How does the check-in process work?
A: See Health Screening
Q: Will double-masking be required?
A: No, we are requiring one good mask.
Q: Will testing be required?
A: Yes. See COVID Testing
Q: What happens if someone doesn’t follow the protocol including regular COVID testing?
A: These rules are put in place for all of our safety, if someone is demonstrating a worrisome pattern of refusal to follow COVID protocols, they will no longer be allowed in our in-person community.
Q: What are the expectations of families when they are off campus?
A: Families are expected to act in a COVID safe manner and follow the county guidelines.
Q: Can my family carpool with another family?
A: We strongly discourage carpooling (this year). If you must carpool, we recommend masked and with the windows down.
Q: What is the percent of time students will be outside vs. inside?
A: Classes that are inside vs outside are dependent on teacher preference. To that end, we do not know for sure. However, about 75% of the total classes will be happening indoors. Lunch and open blocks will be outside. Experiential education will take place where the teacher is most comfortable. Kab Shab will happen in advisories. Open blocks and lunch occur outdoors.
Q: Can my family travel during breaks?
A: Yes, there are no travel limitations. We will require a negative COVID test taken within five days prior to any return to the building. Students will to have proof of a negative COVID test to enter the facility.
Q: Can you guarantee that my child will not get COVID at Kehillah.
A: No, we cannot make this guarantee, but we are doing everything in our power to limit this possibility. We also have to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves. If someone steps into your 6-foot bubble say something. You can report any COVID policy violations to our director of Health and Safety, Talia Anders.