POLICIES & STANDARDS
School policy is set by a board of directors and a principal administers the program.
MNJCC Fragrance-free policy.
The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre supports the creation of a fragrance-free environment so that chemical barriers will not prevent access to the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre for people having chemical sensitivities.All staff, guests, and members are asked to refrain from using, wearing, and bringing scented products and materials into the MNjcc properties and buildings, and to be mindful of the by-product of smoking on their person and others. Compliance with this policy relies on the goodwill of staff, members and guests.
Alternate Formats and Accommodation
The DJCS is committed to providing an accessible employment environment. We are committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and aim to ensure that dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of DJCS culture.
If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance so that we can arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation. Please contact Belinda Keshen at: (416) 924-6211 x112; or in person by appointment.
Sunday JK-7 Jewish Studies:9:15 – 11:45 am
Alef Stream Hebrew Classes:Sunday 11:45 am – 12:45 pm and Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Bet Stream Hebrew Classes:Sunday 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Sunday High School Once/month brunch class:11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Latecomers disturb classmates and teachers and will feel uncomfortable disturbing a lesson. Please be punctual in dropping off and picking up your children. Please send a note with your child if he/she is late. *For parents who pick up their children in their classrooms: after five minutes, there is a $5 late fee for every five minutes you are late.
Jewish study books are supplied by the school. Texts are to be treated with care and respect. Book covers are essential at all times. Books are to be returned at the end of the year in good condition. Damaged or lost books must be replaced.
Books may be replaced from Israel’s Books (897 Eglinton Avenue West) or Negev Books (3509 Bathurst Street).
Hebrew text-workbooks are provided through the school. Students write in these books and the books are theirs to keep.
Grades 3 to 7 students are to bring a 3-ring binder, filled with wide lined paper and subject dividers. Each student is expected to have pencils and colored crayon or markers.
Grades 3 to 7 and Hebrew classes may be assigned homework once a week. Assignments are usually listed on a homework page at the front or back of a student’s notebook. Parents should ensure that student’s homework is completed and returned to the school on time.
DJCS encourages on-going parent-teacher and parent-school relationships. Parents may call on the teachers or the principal should they want to discuss information about their child’s progress or a concern that they may have. Should problems or concerns arise, it is expected that students, parents and staff will work together in a spirit of cooperation to reach an acceptable solution that will be in the child’s best interests.
Parents are also encouraged to actively participate in the classroom as a resource. Parents who wish to help out in the class should speak to the teacher at least one week in advance. Passive observing in classrooms is not encouraged and tends to be disruptive. In special circumstances speak to the principal.
Students in JK to Grade 3 will be dismissed only to parents or guardians named on the class list, unless a special dismissal form is completed. Grades 4 to 7 students will be dismissed on their own, unless other directions are issued in writing.
No student is allowed to leave the building during class hours without written permission from a parent or guardian.
Please provide a kosher, nut free snack for your students to have during snack/break time.
In the event of a closure to due extreme weather, all DJCS parents/gauradians will be notified solely by email. Please ensure you are included on our DJCSNews mailing list.
School Notices and Report Cards
Class Meetings may be held in the fall, especially in the primary grades, to introduce parents to their child’s teacher and the course of studies.
Parent/Teacher conferences are optional and may be initiated by a parent or teacher. Please speak to the teacher if you have questions about your child’s progress or about the class. If the issues remain unresolved, speak to the school principal. Parents’ concerns are always welcome.
DJCSNews is emailed every week. Report cards are issued in December and May.
Please check school bags regularly for homework or notes from teachers.
As you may be aware, in an effort to respond to the privacy concerns of Canadians, the federal government enacted on January 1, 2004, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). The purpose of PIPEDA, in general terms, is to regulate the private sector’s collection, use and disclosure of personal information.
Your name, address, and telephone number
Your synagogue affiliation (if applicable)
Your child’s OHIP number
Health and educational information about your child
Your child’s date of birth and public or private school
Financial information for tuition subsidy (Financial information is kept strictly confidential and is not disclosed to any third party.) We use the personal information identified above to carry out the functions of our school. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties such as:
Miles Nadal JCC for security or membership purposes
Medical personnel in case of emergency
By providing your information to us, you have consented to these uses and disclosures. In some cases refusing to provide certain information or withdrawing consent could mean that we can not provide you or your child with services and information. If you would like to withdraw your consent, please contact Principal Belinda Keshen.