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Updates regarding COVID-19

DJCS will continue to provide Jewish Education learning and engagement socially as a community. We are offering virtual and in-person learning for all grades. We will be flexible and safe. There are going to be moments of increased safety requirements for at least another year. 

We are making special accommodations due to COVID-19 including ways to enroll. For more information, click here.

 

Children need to feel secure and have a sense of predictability. Together, we will plan and move forward according to safety guidelines.

We are eagerly looking forward to welcoming our students back to in-person learning at the MNJCC! For the updated re-open plan, please click below. The DJCS Board and staff have achieved notable success in supporting all aspects of school life in a blended model. In January, we will be fully prepared to succeed in providing both on-site experiences and remote learning experiences.

Due to the fifth wave of the Pandemic, DJCS has decided to delay the return on site until at least February 27, 2022. DJCS will inform one week before returning on site. This time frame offers ample opportunity for staff to be able to get their 3rd dose vaccine and children to be able to acquire their double doses in the age 5-11 category. DJCS Board will be monitoring the situation closely. If the situation allows, DJCS is prepared to return on site earlier. We remain in regular contact with the medical advisory for the MNJCC and Paul Penna, and legal advisory from UJA, Center for Jewish Education Supplemental Schools. Noted most recently is the MNJCC vaccine policy that you have already received, and which requires proof of vaccination and masking for all members, guests, and tenants of the building who are over 12 years of age. As vaccines for children ages 5-11 roll out, DJCS will continue to follow protocol updates. 

To read our Re-Open Letter, Vaccine Policy and our Policies & Procedures, please click below.

DJCS is currently fully operational. Our entire staff including the principal, all teachers, accounting, and marketing are all working remotely or in person. The principal is regularly receiving mail.

 

Enrollment this year is different. Families are at home working and with their children and there is not a lot of free time. We are all getting worn out from simply being so confined. We get it! Here is what you should know regarding enrollment. Families and Staff have already made the commitment to DJCS and we are proceeding under suggest guidelines by Toronto Pubic Health and the Ministry of Education safety plans for virtual learning. We will continue to follow these safety protocols and are prepared to continue the year remotely.

 

Currently, in planning for the year, we know DJCS will continue to provide Jewish Education learning and engagement socially as a community. We are prepared for virtual learning and have postponed onsite learning. We will be flexible and safe. There are going to be moments of increased safety requirements for at least another year. However, life goes on and DJCS plans on.

We are making special accommodations due to COVID-19 including ways to enroll. If you can't mail in your payment, we are accepting forms to be emailed to the principal at principal@djcs.org and alternative payment is available. For more information, click here.

 

Children need to feel secure and have a sense of predictability. Together, we will plan for next year and move forward according to safety guidelines.

Resources

MNJCC Vaccine Policy FAQ

UJA Federation Educational Resources

COVID-19 cases in schools and child care centres

Toronto Public Health​​

COVID-19: Stay, Play and Learn at Home

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jewish Free Loan Toronto

Jewish Family and Child Service

UJA Federation