For the 2020-2021 school year, Kesher Newton will be offering "before Kesher care" (Lifnei Kesher) from 8:00AM - 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.
Our model will follow the Newton Public School schedule, where students come to Kesher on the days they are not in school, and have an option to come earlier in the day, including Wednesdays, where everyone is home.
At first, families can sign up for 2-3 days. Depending on interest and enrollment, we may open it up a 1, 4 or 5 day option.
Spots are limited to 10 students per group. Preference will be given to current Kesher families, and then enrollment will be opened up to the greater community.
Parents commit to Lifnei Kesher one semester at a time. Priority will be given to students who are also enrolling in the Kesher after-school program.
Lifnei Kesher Schedule
Free play, open circle/social emotional learning
"Aruchat Eser" - snack and outdoor time
Virtual learning, Hebrew enrichment
Jewish story/rest time
Movement activity (games, dance, sports, krav maga)
Outdoor free play
9:00 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 1:00
1:00 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:00
2:00 - 3:00
*schedule will be adjusted once we know more about the virtual learning needs of our students.
3:00 - 3:30
3:30 - 3:45
3:45 - 4:40
4:40 - 5:00
5:00 - 5:45
5:45 - 6:00
Free time, outdoor play, afternoon students arrive
Chugim, music, dance
Yahadut - Judaic Studies