Kulanu Learning Model for the Fall (as of August 18)

 

Welcome back!

Kulanu/TLC will begin as a hybrid learning model of in-person and remote classes and programs. 

 

This hybrid learning model is based on: 

  • Recommendations by the Return to School – Kulanu/TLC Task Force
  • Guidance from medical professionals
  • Up to date CDC health guidelines
  • Feedback from parents and teachers
  • Commitment to quality Jewish education
  • Core value of community 

  

When crafting this hybrid learning model, we also considered:

  • Prioritizing in-person learning for younger children
  • Limiting after secular school exposure by having in-person learning on Sunday as much as possible 
  • Consistency in schedule and staffing
  • Use of large indoor spaces and when possible, outdoor spaces
  • How madrichim can support teachers in-person and remotely
  • How to support students who are not able to attend or who struggle to engage with remote learning

 

Kulanu Hybrid Learning Model

  • Gan (K) & Aleph (1) will have class weekly in-person (Sunday)
  • Bet (2) will have class weekly in-person ( Sunday) and remote ( Monday or Tuesday)
  • Gimel (3) & Dalet (4) will have class twice a month in-person on Sundays (the entire grade on-site together in small groups) and twice a month remote learning on Sundays; and remote learning weekly during Monday or Tuesday and Wednesday. 
  • Hey (5) & Vav (6) will have class twice a month in-person (the entire grade on-site together in small groups) and twice a month remote learning on Sundays; and remote learning weekly during Monday or Tuesday. 
  • Zayin (7) will have class weekly in-person (Tuesday) and remote ( Sunday)

 

If the current health situation changes and in-person learning is not possible, the remote schedule will mirror the Hybrid Learning Model. 

 

IN-PERSON LEARNING based on recommendations from the CDC, NY state guidelines, the American Pediatric Association and guidance from medical professionals, we have developed health protocols for meeting in-person. Highlights are:

  • Face masks are required for all
  • Health screening and temperature check on arrival
  • Social distancing  in classrooms, hallways, dismissal, bathroom
  • No eating or serving snack or bringing food
  • Use of larger spaces and outdoors, when possible
  • Separate learning materials for each child (books, pencils, etc.) 
  • Increased airflow and ventilation
  • Read more about Kulanu/ TLC Health Protocols 

 

REMOTE KULANU LEARNING will include:

  • 45 min Jewish Culture or Hebrew class each weekday (via Zoom) 
  • 15 min small group Hebrew practice weekly (via Zoom)
  • 30 min Zman Kef “fun time” weekly (music, yoga, cooking, games, art) (via Zoom)
  • Optional time for extra Hebrew Help – drop in time with teacher (via Zoom)
  • Teachers will contact students who are unable to attend or who are not connecting to remote learning

 

OPENING PROGRAMS

Click here for more details on Opening Programs

Sunday, September 13, 9:30-12 pm – Kulanu Kick-off Drive Thru 

Mon-Wed, September 14-16 – Parent Orientations and Student/Teacher Zoom Meets 

FIRST DAYS OF CLASS

Monday, September 21, 4-6 pm – Remote Kulanu classes begin and continue weekdays

Tuesday, September 22, 4-6 pmIn-person Zayin (7) only begins

Sunday, September 27, 9-11 amIn-person Sunday classes begin (K-4) (Sunday A)

 

Shabbat Kulanu, Family Programs and Shabbatons

Shabbat Kulanu, Family Programs and Shabbatons other Special Programs will continue.  

Click here for a schedule of special Kulanu programs. More details to follow. 

 

As parents, we are partners together in your child’s Jewish journey and your family’s connection to Bet Torah and beyond. Please do not hesitate to email with any questions or concerns. We are here to support you in this challenging time.

 

Corrie Jacobs, Board of Education 

Gina Fass , Director of Kulanu