We have officially opened our doors for the 2020-2021 school year both in person and virtually. Rodeph Sholom School believes that in-person school is best for most students academically and socially, even with the adjustments we have made to make in-person school as safe as possible. Our hope is to hold classes as many days as possible in the school buildings this fall, but we are in a position to pivot to a fully distance learning program as needed.
For families who are either not comfortable with in-person school or cannot attend in-person school due to health reasons, Rodeph Sholom School will provide a distance learning program. We remain committed to providing remote access to class for those who are not physically in the school building.
Working under the assumption that there is a strong chance that distance learning will be needed for some of the school year, we are prepared for a robust distance learning program. Faculty have focused on how best to deliver engaging and meaningful online instruction, using both asynchronous and synchronous methods, while meeting the academic and social-emotional needs of their students.
Seeing our community come back together both in person and virtually has been extremely gratifying. Our day to day operations incorporate guidance from the New York State Education Department, New York State Department of Health, New York City Department of Health, CDC guidelines, and New York State Reopening Guidance for Religious and Independent Schools.
Below is a detailed outline of our current procedures and protocols. As protocols evolve we will continue to update them here.
Thank you for your continued patience, support, and entrusting us with your children.