Health Notice – INITIATING DISTANCE LEARNING – UPDATED 3/11/2020
Dear Kehillah community,
The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is now considered a pandemic and health officials across the globe are calling for social distancing as the most effective proactive method for slowing the spread of the virus. Our Crisis Response Team met twice today and, in light of these latest developments, made the decision to proactively close our campus for the next two weeks, starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 12, 2020. We did not make this decision lightly and are joining an increasing number of independent schools on the Peninsula and throughout the Bay Area that are also closing their campuses.
This means that there will be no direct instruction on Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13. During these two days, students are expected to check Schoology and submit any assignments that are due for each class. Faculty will use these days to prepare for our Distance Learning program.
Today, students received instruction on how to access Zoom for digital classes. E-mail communication will be sent to parents and students by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday with further details and instructions on the Distance Learning program. The Distance Learning program will commence on Monday, March 16, and will continue until Friday, March 27.
During this time, all extracurricular activities, including athletics practices and games, will be canceled, as well as the March 19 Sports Banquet.
We will send a communication to parents and students by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, with information about plans for the subsequent week and a half of school leading up to Spring/Passover break.
If you or anyone in your household has signs of respiratory illness, or has been exposed to COVID-19, please e-mail Nathan Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recognize that this decision may create disruptions for families and ask for your understanding. We are guided only by our utmost concern for the health and safety of our school and the wider community.
Darren Kleinberg & Patti Carbery