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COVID-19 CORNER

We are thrilled to welcome our student community back for on-campus instruction.


On the global scale, we have not quite made it to a post-COVID-19 reality, so we will need to continue some of the safety measures from last year while getting to ease up on some others. The biggest shift in the landscape from last year is the widespread availability of safe and effective vaccines. Since the health and safety of our community remain our utmost priority, we are requiring all employees and students to be vaccinated. Per CDC guidelines, we must continue wearing masks indoors at all times.

This also means that we will continue using Kikar Kehillah (back of the parking lot) for lunch. We will not have the same strict social distancing protocols that we had last year, but we will be mindful of one another’s personal space and comfort with close contact. We request that everyone refrain from personal physical contact. Our hope is to continue in-person learning and not have to make a shift to remote learning for the duration of the school year. If we do need to shift, we will do so as a community. We continue to work in concert with federal and local agencies, as well as experts in the field, when creating and amending our policies. 

COVID-19 ADDENDUM

We thank you for your continued cooperation and flexibility as we respond to the changing guidelines and considerations of what is best for our community. Any changes to our policy will be communicated by email and available on our website. View our Addendum HERE

MASKS

Santa Clara County and the City of Palo Alto require all students to wear masks. For more information about Kehillah’s mask policy, click HERE.

MITIGATING RISK

Kehillah is using a layered mitigation strategy to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Our 6 Pillars of Prevention are outlined HERE.

COVID-19 TESTING

All members of our community are required to test weekly. Kehillah is offering rapid testing weekly on Thursdays. Members of our greater community are welcome to come to Kehillah for COVID-19 testing. For more information, click HERE.

FAQs

Q: Will there be a remote option for students?

For answers to this and many other questions, click HERE.

DAILY HEALTH SCREENING

Kehillah has partnered with FeverFree for daily health screening. More information HERE

LUNCH

All food must be consumed outdoors. Kehillah will not be providing lunch. Food must be Kosher style: no mixing of meat and dairy products, no shellfish, no pork. The JCC also has lunch options. For more information, click HERE.

ATHLETICS

Any day that Kehillah is remote, athletics will not be offered. Right now indoor sports must be played masked, while masks are optional for outside. If there are any changes to the policy we will let everyone know. For more information, click HERE.

VACCINATIONS

All students and staff are required to be vaccinated. Read more HERE.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Prioritize the physical health, safety, and social-emotional wellbeing of our students, staff, and faculty.
  • Maintain Kehillah’s exceptional academic program and supportive environment.
  • Remain committed to an education rooted in Jewish values and provide for our pluralistic community.
  • Prepare for multiple responsive shifts to 100% online learning with fidelity.
  • Make data-informed and evidence-based decisions.

HEAD'S PANDEMIC ADVISORY TEAM

HPAT TEAM

In August, our Head of School, Daisy Pellant, convened her advisory team. To read more about who is on the team
CLICK HERE