In This Email:
TONIGHT! COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee

  • Updated Reopening Plan
  • Family Visits- What to Expect & What to Bring
  • Tomorrow: Email with Parent Locker Login & Instructions

  • Final Arrival & Dismissal Schedules
  • Due 8/28: Medical Forms
  • PAST DUE: Tell Us about Your Child Questionnaire
  • Upcoming Communication & Events
  • Community Commitment- We are in this together!
Parent Town Hall @8pm
Join us for a town hall with our COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee, including Dr. Vicki Bengualid, Dr. Lisa Minsky-Primus, and Dr. Michael Yaker.
Updated! Reopening Plan
Thank you for taking the time to closely review the Reopening Plan and for sending us thoughtful questions. In response to your questions we have further clarified Section 2 (Isolation, Quarantine & Return to School). Please email if you have any questions.
Family Visits Next Week
Visit Schedule:
  • If your child is returning to school in person (Ba'Binyan):
  • These visits are for children AND parents, you will stay with your child!
  • Your family has been assigned a visit on either September 2 or September 3. Please see the schedule here and contact with questions.
  • Each family has one slot per building.
  • Chativah (5-7) children may need to visit classrooms alone if one parent is bringing more than one child to one building.
  • If your child is a Zoomer:
  • Each of your children has been assigned a Zoom visit on August 31. Please see the schedule here and contact with questions.
  • Your child's classroom teacher will reach out with a Zoom link for your visit.
  • You must complete the Parent Locker prescreening for your children the morning you are scheduled to visit. You will receive an email tomorrow with your Parent Locker login.
  • Parents will have their temperature taken at the door upon arrival.
What to Bring to Your Family Visit:
  • 3 face masks in zipper bag with your child's name on the bag to remain at school.
  • Rain pants or rain suit & an extra pair of socks to leave at school in a zipper bag with child's name on it.
  • Grades K-7: Waterproof mat to leave at school. Please label with your child's name.
  • Gan & Garinim: A change of clothing in a bag labeled with your child's name.
  • Siddur and Chumash (for returning students in grades 2-7)
  • Fundations Magnet boards pictured here (for students in grades 1-4 who were given these to take home during Beit Rabban Ba'Anan)
  • Electronics you may have borrowed from Beit Rabban last year.
  • Classroom library books you may have borrowed from Beit Rabban Ba'Anan last year.
Final Arrival & Dismissal Schedule
Please Note:
  • The last dismissal on Fridays is 2PM not 1:30PM.
  • Changes to Arrival at Beit Rabban Darom (86 Street): We have assigned arrival times by grade/family. Dismissal times remain the same that you selected.
  • If you have any questions with respect to arrival or dismissal please contact us at

  • Medical Forms Email to by August 28, 2020.
  • Tell Us about Your Child Survey- Past due!
  • All reopening plans and communications are available here.
  • Upcoming Communication & Events
  • Tomorrow: Parent Locker logins and instructions will be emailed to each family individually. If you do not receive this before Shabbat, please contact
  • Next Week:
  • Tuesday, September 1 - All classes will have an online orientation over Zoom with their teachers on at the following times:
  • 9:00-9:30AM: Gan Kachol and Gan Sagol
  • 9:30-10:00AM: Garinim (K), Shorashim (1), Shtillim (2), Anafim (3), and Alim (4)
  • 10:00-10:30AM: Nitzanim (5)
  • 10:30-11:00AM: Prachim (6) and Rimonim (7) 
  • Scheduled Family Classroom Visits: August 31 for Zoomers, September 2-3 for students Ba'Binyan (in person).
  • Class Meet-Ups for Gan & Garinim: Thursday, September 3 in Central Park (location TBD). If it is raining on Thursday, classes will be meeting on Friday, September 4 with the same times:
  • Gan Kachol: 9:00-9:30AM
  • Gan Sagol: 9:30-10:00AM
  • Garinim: 10:00-10:30AM
  • Week of September 7:
  • First day of school is Tuesday, September 8 for all students!
  • See Reopening Plan for Staggered Start Schedule.

We will share OPT busing information as soon as we receive it.
Community Commitment
In order to ensure the health and wellness of the children and adults in our community, including those who are most vulnerable because of age or underlying conditions, we all need to commit to:

  1. Following state and local guidelines in place to minimize spread of COVID-19. Make sure your family members follow best practices for social distancing, wearing masks, and avoiding large gatherings. Do not take unnecessary risks.
  2. Treating each other with generosity and the benefit of the doubt. If you are concerned about another community member’s actions, or about the school’s actions, raise this concern with the Head of School or the COO directly and quickly. Avoid the spread of gossip. When a community member contracts COVID-19, ask how you can help their family; do not blame or shame them.
  3. Remaining a united front. Our children need their adults, parents, teachers, administrators, to be on the same page and to convey that we are working together. Please reinforce school policies at home, even if you think that they are unnecessarily strict. Call us directly if you think that a policy is not strict enough, and please make sure not to share your critique with your children.