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2020-2021 Reopening Plan

Scheck Hillel at Home: Increase of Live Instructional Time

    • (Spring 2019-2020 vs Fall 2020-2021)

      (Spring 2019-2020 vs Fall 2020-2021)

Sample Scheck Hillel @ Home Schedules

*Subject to Change

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

List of 14 items.

  • HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY TUITION DISCOUNT, AND FOR HOW LONG WILL THE DISCOUNTS BE APPLIED?

    All Scheck Hillel families received tuition discounts when the 2020-2021 school year started online. 

    Families of students in Early Childhood-Grade 1 will receive two months of discounted tuition (August 18-October 16, 2020). Families of students in Grades 2-12 will receive two-and-a-half months of discounted tuition (August 18-October 31, 2020). 

    Discounts for the month beginning August 18 were reflected in September statements. September discounts will be applied in October, and October discounts will be applied in November. 

    Discounts will not be given to any family after October 31, 2020, whether they attend school in-person or online. Tuition payments made in advance may result in account credits after the discounts are applied and will be allocated to reduce future payments. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Finance office at finance@eHillel.org
  • WHAT TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN ADDED TO SCHECK HILLEL @ HOME SINCE LAST SPRING?

    The newest tools in educational technology have been added to our eHillel.org platform to further personalize student learning. Software like NearPod, Screencastify and Edulastic will facilitate student engagement and the most interactive learning.
  • COMPARED TO THE SPRING, HOW WILL THE SCHOOL DAY BE LONGER FOR SCHECK HILLEL @ HOME?

    While online this fall, students will have an average of three additional hours of live instruction every school day, compared to Spring 2020. The full school day will begin at 8:30 AM in Lower School and 9:00 AM  in Upper School. Based on grade levels Monday-Thursday, the day will run through 4 PM with live instruction, school counseling programs, testing periods and office hours. Friday will end closer to our standard 2 PM dismissal time. Hours vary depending on grade level. Please reference the sample schedules on this page; they have been designed to meet students’ developmental and educational needs and to offer any necessary additional individualized support. 
  • WILL SCHECK HILLEL @ HOME CLASSES BE LIVE?

    All classes will be live and taught by Scheck Hillel faculty. Students will be able to interact with their teachers and classmates during class and individually during expanded office hours. School counselors also will lead interactive live sessions in support of students’ social-emotional well-being.
  • WILL MY CHILD BE ABLE TO WATCH RECORDED CLASSES?

    Yes, students will be able to access all classes from throughout the school day when absent or simply to watch again for extra review.
  • HOW WILL I LEARN MY CHILD’S SCHEDULE?

    Division directors will call every student's family throughout the days ahead to share details. Early Childhood Education schedules will be provided closer to school’s start; they will include live instruction based on development standards and academic subject areas. Orientations for all students will be held online in the weeks prior to school's start, and you will be able to view full schedules via eHillel.org.
  • WHAT SUPPLIES WILL SCHECK HILLEL PROVIDE?

    Every student in Early Childhood-Grade 5 will receive an individualized kit of essential school supplies. Every student in Kindergarten-Grade 5 also will receive a new personal Chromebook pre-loaded with all software and resources for the school year. Upper School students will receive necessary learning materials before school begins. Details about picking up these supplies will be provided in August.
  • WHEN WILL STUDENTS RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING ON CAMPUS?

    Scheck Hillel will return to campus as soon as it is safe and responsible for all students, faculty, staff and families. As we want nothing more than to return to being together in-person, we will continue to monitor public health data and guidelines, and look forward to welcoming students back to campus soon. Once the decision is made, our turnaround time to reopen campus will be less than seven days.
  • WILL STUDENTS HAVE ORIENTATION?

    A comprehensive online orientation program is planned for new and returning students. You soon will be able to view our Student Orientation Schedule in the Back To School section of our website.
  • What is the status of after-school and summer enrichment programs?

    Co-curricular programs, including arts and sports, have been canceled for the fall. We will update families with start dates as soon as we determine it is safe to offer these programs.
  • WHAT ENHANCEMENTS CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE WHEN STUDENTS RETURN TO CAMPUS?

    Upon our return to campus, students will see and enjoy incredible physical campus enhancements as well as new technology like:
    • Brand new 75" flat panel displays in all classrooms to enhance in-person learning and concurrent online learning for those who choose to remain home.
    • Wide-angle cameras and wireless microphones in every classroom to ensure quality experiences for students in-person and at home. 
    • Campus-wide gigabit fiber optic internet and upgraded network, raising the bar in new equipment, capacity and speed.
  • WHAT HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN TO PREPARE CAMPUS FOR STUDENTS' RETURN?

    Central to our preparation to return to campus, we are installing plexiglass, touchless sanitzing stations, more touchless water fountains, touchless restroom sinks and toilets, sanitizing equipment in all classrooms and offices, personal protective equipment (PPE), and evaluating new technologies like UV-C light disinfection and contact tracing platforms. We also have developed the following policies and protocols.
    • Campus will be open exclusively for students and essential personnel.
    • Student schedules will be crafted to maintain low student:teacher ratios and minimize the potential for on-campus interaction.
    • Lunch will be delivered to Early Childhood and Lower School classrooms, taking measures for allergy restrictions.
    • Lunch will be served to Grades 6-12 from both sides of the current Rose and Lew Goodman Beit Midrash. Students will be dismissed from their classrooms just prior to lunch on staggered schedules and eat in their next period classrooms.
    • After-school programming will not be held on campus. Online options are being explored.
    • Campus cleaning will be increased throughout the school day and deeper daily sanitizing will protocols will occur between school days.
    • Temperatures will be taken upon campus entry for every student, employee and vendor. Anyone with a temperature above 99.5°F will not be permitted on campus. This will be strictly enforced.
    • Parents will be required to provide masks for students. Masks will be mandatory for all faculty, staff (campus-wide) and students in Kindergarten-Grade 12. Masks will be encouraged for students in PK3-PK4 and not required for students in PK2. Masks will be required for anyone entering campus, including parents and vendors.
    • Campus areas will be designated by zones to minimize campus interaction.
      • Families will be informed of their arrival/dismissal times and corresponding campus stations. Times may be staggered to minimize gatherings in drop off and pick up areas.
        Students may only enter campus by car. Park & Walk is no longer permitted.
      • Students and employees will be trained to uphold all campus protocols.
      • If a student, employee or someone in his/her immediate household tests positive for COVID-19, the parents/employee must notify the school immediately. Scheck Hillel will follow CDC guidelines and adhere to school policies.
    • The Welcome Office has been moved to the Athletic Complex. This will be the only location parents will be permitted for late drop-off and early pick-up.
    • The Health & Wellness (Nurse) Office has been moved to the Athletic Complex and will include a designated isolation holding area. If anyone on campus presents symptoms of COVID-19, he/she will remain in the Health & Wellness Office’s isolation area until he/she leaves campus.
    • Sanitizing equipment and supplies will be added to all classrooms and offices.
      • Students, faculty and staff will be required to wash hands before/after entering a classroom, eating, outdoor play and using the restroom.
      • In addition, students will be provided with supplies to wipe down their own desks, personal computers and pertinent school supplies upon starting class.
      • PE will be taught outdoors with only contact-free or limited contact activities. Lower School recess will be held on the playground or in other outdoor areas with a limited number of children at a time and coordinated around an increased cleaning schedule.
      • To minimize campus interaction, Lower School students will remain in their respective classrooms for the entire day; faculty will go to them. 
      • In-person gatherings will be held one class at a time without parents (ex. Shabbat B’Yachad). Mass in-person assemblies will not be held. When practical, events with parents will be held online. 
    • Field trips will not be held until further notice.
    • Talmid (after-school tutoring) will be offered online.
  • HOW CAN I RECEIVE SUPPORT IF OUR FAMILY HAS BEEN FINANCIALLY AFFECTED BY COVID-19?

    We have established Scheck Hillel’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund to assist families with 2020-2021 tuition, recognizing the hardship this crisis has placed on so many. We are committed to helping our community and, in this ever-changing landscape, it is crucial that we provide our children with stability. If you need tuition assistance due to COVID-19, please visit eHillel.org/covid-19-emergency-aid. If you would like to contribute to our COVID-19 Emergency Fund, please write to give@eHillel.org.
  • WHO DO I CONTACT WITH ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

    For academic questions, please contact your child’s division director.

    Dr. Monica Wagenberg, Head of Juda and Maria Diener Lower School (305.931.2831 x139)
    Mr. Joshua Meisels, Director of Samuel and Henrietta Scheck Middle School (305.931.2831 x191)
    Mr. Christopher Johnson, Director of High School (305.931.2831 x126)
     
    For Admissions questions, please contact our Admissions office at 305.931.2831 x173 or admissions@eHillel.org.
     
    For Finance questions, please contact our Finance office at 305.931.2831 x194 or finance@eHillel.org