Dear YULA Girls Families,

As we begin our second week of YULA BaBayit,  I am so proud of our faculty and students who have kept up their same energy and enthusiasm for learning and for participating in our robust co-curricular programs. Our performing arts department is still rehearsing, our weekly clubs are still meeting, our Dr. Leila Leah Bronner z’’l Vidrasha (virtual midrasha) was packed this past Wednesday and our ZOOMZITSs are incredibly inspiring, attracting students, faculty, parents, alumni and even some alumni children. If you didn't catch this past week's Paw Print, our school is thriving in the virtual realm through innovative uses of Zoom, Whatsapp and Email. Nothing beats experiencing the energy, excitement and inspiration live and in person on our campus, but we are all certainly doing our best to capture THE BEST OF YULA Girls online.

We understand that it can be difficult to keep track of all the emails that are being sent out by so many local and national organizations AND to keep track of all the learning and inspirational opportunities for students and parents, WHILE also maintaining a watchful eye on the important and timely COVID-19 updates as they come in.

We, therefore, wanted to compile all of the information we have for the upcoming week in one email as a reference for those who want to follow and keep track of all of the various events, programs and learning opportunities for our YULA BaBayit community.

If you have any questions about the status of our school you can always reach me at j spodek@yula.org and you can also visit our website for all the latest updates.

Thank you, Shavuah Tov and with wishes for B' Sorot Tovot!
Rabbi Joshua Spodek
Head of School

PS. Thank you to all of you who have already signed up to learn Tanach or Mishna as part of our YULA community. There are still plenty of learning opportunities for you and your family - please click here to sign up for a Perek of Tanach or Mishna.

We look forward to making a YULA Siyum/Seudat Hodaah once this pandemic is over, B’ezrat Hashem.
Upcoming Events:
AP Announcement
Monday March 23rd @ 9:00AM
#inthistogether with Natan Sharansky

Monday, March 23rd @ 7:30PM
Cookies & Quarantine Qupcakes
by Aliza Pollak '20

Tuesday, March 24th @ 3:00PM
Zoom Yoga (Women only)

Wednesday, March 25th @ 7:00PM
Weekly Vidrasha
(links will be sent out separately) 

Thursday, March 26th @ 10:00AM
Musical Hallel led by Eli Skaist
(former BALA Shaliach)

Thursday, March 26th @ 8:00PM
Challah Baking with Dr. Williams

Friday, March 27th @ 11:00AM
Zoomzits

Motzei Shabbat, March 28th @ 8:05PM
Musical Havdalah with Simcha Leiner
College Board has announced that AP Exams will still take place this Spring, albeit in a different format this year. Here are the key details from their announcement:

  • Traditional face-to-face exams will not take place this Spring.
  • Students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home—the test questions are currently being specifically selected to work within this format.
  • For each AP subject, there will be an “earlier” testing date and a “later” testing date.
  • The 1-5 AP Exam scoring scale is expected to remain the same, and it is anticipated that colleges will still provide the same college credit based upon students’ AP Exam scores.
  • The topics will include what most AP teachers and students have covered in class by early March of this year.
  • Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
  • The tests will be protected by digital security tools to prevent cheating—including plagiarism detection software.
  • Refunds will be available to students who choose not to take the revised exams.
  • The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3.
Upcoming Schedule
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