In This Email:

NEW!
  • Revised Re-Opening Plan, including multiple updated (all labeled as "Revised") and an updated Section 2 that outlines rules for isolation, quarantine and return to school.
  • 8/27 Town Hall will be with the COVID Medical Advisory Committee.

REMINDERS
  • Medical Forms: Due 8/28
  • Tell Us about Your Child Questionnaire: One per child due 8/23
  • Upcoming Communications & Events
  • All Reopening Plan communications and links are available here

MAZAL TOV & THANK YOU!
  • We moved our 2-7 Grade Classrooms to Beit Rabban Tzafon at 105th Street this week! It was a literal "heavy lift." We are all indebted to our ever remarkable COO Nicole Weiss for managing and personally overseeing every aspect of this move.
  • Mazal tov to our very own Cohen-Margolius family on their cheering cameo during the Democratic National Convention!
Please review Section 2 in particular with new guidelines for isolation, quarantine and return to school, including an infographic. Please also note that Gan students WILL wear masks during school indoors. This is a change.
If you have any questions, please contact admin@beitrabban.org.
Class Rosters
To Access Class Directory:
  1. Login to your ParentsWeb account
  2. Our District code is “BR-NY”
  3. If you have forgotten your username/password, click on the “Forgot username/password” link
  4. Click on School Information
  5. Click on Directory
  6. Choose your child’s grade from the dropdown menu and click search
Medical Forms
Email to immunization@beitrabban.org by August 28, 2020.
1. MEDICAL FORM
  • For all current and new students entering the Gan (pre-school) – Garinim (Kindergarten), each student must submit the Child & Adolescent Health Examination Form before August 28, 2020. Children will not be permitted to attend the first day of school and/or orientation on September 2, 2020 without an up-to-date medical form.
  • For any new student entering Shorashim (first grade) – Rimonim (seventh grade), each student must submit the Child & Adolescent Health Examination Form before August 28, 2020. Children will not be permitted to attend the first day of school and/or orientation on September 4, 2020 without an up-to-date medical form.
  • Should you have questions regarding immunizations needed for entrance to school, please review required vaccinations for New York City. Beit Rabban Day School does not accept religious exemptions for immunizations.

2. ASTHMA FORM
  • If your child has Asthma and requires medication to be given during school, please fill out the Asthma Medication Administration Form. Staff will not be able to administer asthma medication onsite without a signed form. Once you have submitted the Asthma Medication Administration Form, be sure to bring your child’s prescribed medicine to school. Medicine must be labeled, unopened and in its original container.
 
3. ALLERGY FORM
Tell Us about Your Child Survey
Please complete by August 23, 2020.
What to Expect:
Summer Communication & Events
Week of August 24:
  • Monday, August 24, Family Classroom Visit schedule shared
  • COVID Medical Advisory Committee Parent Town Hall #3: Thursday Evening, August 27 @ 8:00PM
  • Teachers return to school for staff in-service on Monday!

Week of August 31:
  • Virtual Class Orientations for All Grades:
  • 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:
  • Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3. These visits will be scheduled between 8:30AM- 1:00PM.
  • 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.
Lighten the Load by Lifting Together
We are committed to meeting best practices in COVID-19 risk mitigation as well as in supporting our children's return academically and emotionally. This is a heavy lift that we are very honored to hold on behalf of the community.

From additional space, to tenting, to rain gear, to technology, to professional development, to new furniture, to PPE and cleaning supplies, it's also a heavy financial lift to open school during a pandemic. The load is lighter when we lift together. Please consider helping us cover some of these new costs as we simultaneously increase tuition assistance. You can click here to sponsor a particular reopening cost.