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Plan for Fall 2020
Kesher Newton is licensed to provide excellent K-8 childcare, through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).The plan is to open in-person for Fall 2020, under the EEC’s strict guidance in all matters related to the health and safety of our community in the age of Covid-19.
For example, following the EEC guidelines, students will be kept in small groups and only have contact with the same teachers daily, all will be asked to wear masks, and we will follow recommended practices about social distancing and cleaning/disinfecting.
This year, in addition to our twice-a-week Hebrew/Judaic studies afternoon program, Kesher Newton will be offering during-the-day care (Lifnei Kesher) from 9:00AM - 3:00PM while students are out of school for their "hybrid model" of learning. During this time, students will be assisted with their virtual learning school assignments, play outside, and do fun activities in a Hebrew-immersive environment.
From 3:00-5:45 PM, Kesher will provide its typical excellent education consisting of modern Hebrew and Jewish history, culture, and ethics in a joyful, warm, fun environment. We have an exciting year planned, with many virtual "field trips," guest teachers, and arts/project-based learning units. Our lessons will also follow a "hybrid" model, making it easy for students to participate from home if needed, or for the whole program to switch to virtual should a change in regulations require it.
Typically, Kesher Newton is in sync with the Newton Public School calendar. We are waiting to hear about the Newton and surrounding public school schedules before we finalize our exact schedule and begin enrollment.
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