Politz Day School Reopening FAQs
Resuming In-Person Instruction
What is the plan in terms of catching students up from what they missed or did not learn properly last Spring due with the abrupt transition to remote learning?
Our administration and teachers have worked over the summer to plan for the important first days of school. We will incorporate student assessment and teach lessons geared toward reviewing entry skills on a personalized level.
If my child requires quarantining at home, will they still have access to remote learning?
We recognize the significant educational disruption that could result from missing 14 days of school. Therefore, we have developed technological solutions to allow for quarantined students to remotely access their classroom from home.
If the school needs to shut down, will we automatically transition back to Politz Online via Zoom?
Although our goal is to offer full-time, in-person instruction for all students, the administration and faculty are preparing for scenarios where we will be forced to transition to remote learning via an enhanced Politz Online Learning program. We are exploring how to accommodate children of essential workers in case of a shut down.
What if there are families that are not comfortable sending their children back to school?
If a family feels that it is unsafe for their children to attend school in-person due to health concerns of the child or family members, the same technology used for quarantined students will be available in order to reduce or eliminate missed instructional time and to allow students and teachers or rebbeim to engage with each other in real-time.
Are parents/visitors allowed in the building?
At this time all visitors, including parents, will be restricted from the school building. We ask that parents avoid coming to the school during the day to drop off lunch or other non-critical supplies.