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November 2020

"As we were planning for reopening, I never had to worry if we would be able to afford the best possible materials for the precautions we wanted to take, because I knew JewishColumbus would support us. Thank you to JewishColumbus for their continuous support in keeping our students safe." - Rachel Arcus-Goldberg, CJDS Head of School

Funding for these items were made possible by the JewishColumbus Community Response Fund. These items have continued to keep our students safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including items like masks, hand sanitizer, wipes, an app to track students' symptoms each morning, tents for outdoor classes, and chrome books for virtual learning.

Through this funding, we've been able to hire additional maintenance to help keep our facility clean throughout the day, order clear masks for hearing impaired students, and provide walkie-talkies for every Teacher to help stagger students during dismissal and communicate with all classes as we are constantly in and out of the building.

COVID-19 Resources

Those entering Ohio after travel to states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Positivity rate is an indicator of how much COVID-19 there is in a community, and ODH is recommending against travel to those states with high positivity. If someone must travel, ODH is recommending 14 days of self-quarantine after leaving those locations.

This advisory is intended for both leisure and business travel, and should be heeded by both Ohioans and out-of-state travelers. The list of states will be updated every week on Wednesday. This advisory is intended for both leisure and business travel, and should be heeded by both Ohioans and out-of-state travelers.

The list of states will be updated every week on Wednesday.

November 9, 2020 - Task Force Communication

Check your email for an updated clarification email from Ms. AG sent on 11.12.2020

COVID-19 related communications from CJDS Head of School, Rachel Arcus-Goldberg:

October 16, 2020 - Hybrid Learning Plan for current families

August 28, 2020 COVID-19 Continuous Learning Plan Update and Friday Message

August 20, 2020 COVID-19 Continuous Learning Plan Update

  • Topics Discussed: List of items each child should bring to school, and acceptable masks for school

August 19, 2020 Orientation Video

August 13, 2020 COVID-19 Continuous Learning Plan Update

August 6, 2020 COVID-19 Continuous Learning Plan Update

  • Packed with Topics Including:

    • Parent program with Dr. B “How to Talk with your Kids about Returning to School.” Slides from that presentation can be found here . Recording here .

    • Video update from CJDS Head of School

    • The Soft-Open Schedule

    • The “Should I send my child to school today” decision tree

    • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

July 30, 2020 COVID-19 Continuous Learning Plan Update

  • Topics Discussed:

    • Community Compact

    • Talking to your Children About Coming Back to School

    • Back-to-School Orientations

    • Reopening Slides

July 28, 2020 COVID-19 Additional Update

  • Topics Discussed: Responsible Opening

July 23, 2020 COVID-19 Continuous Learning Plan Update

  • Topics Discussed: After-care/carpool survey, and Caring Community Compact

July 16, 2020 COVID-19 Continuous Learning Plan Update

  • Topics Discussed: Lunch, Masks, Hybrid model

July 9, 2020 COVID-19 Continuous Learning Plan Update

  • Topics Discussed: July Office Hours, Transportation, and August Orientations

July 2, 2020 COVID-19 Continuous Learning Plan Update

  • Topics Discussed: School Guidelines for reopening from Governor DeWine

June 29, 2020 COVID-19 Continuous Learning Plan Update

  • Topics Discussed: Reopening plans with all students in the building 5 days a week

June 25, 2020 COVID-19 Task Force Update to CJDS Families

June Ma Koreh Newsletter

  • Task Force Introduction and Fall Planning