We are excited to be back at Downtown Jewish Preschool ‘in person’ for the coming school year 2021-2022. Our primary focus at DJP is to ensure that our students are provided with the opportunity to develop and grow in a social constructivist school environment; with engagement and individualized attention that are hallmarks of our pedagogy. The safety and health of our students, as well as their social-emotional and cognitive growth, will continue to be at the core of all that we do.
UPDATED POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
Please bear with us; As the virus evolves, policies and procedures are subject to change and will be updated on this website. We will continue to monitor the latest health guidelines, state-mandated policies, CDC, and Broward County Health Department recommendations to make adjustments to our programming policies and procedures. Safety will always be our number one priority for our children, staff, and families.
Any of the policies and guidelines may be updated at any time to reflect the current COVID-19 guidance from the DCF, CDC, or the State of Florida Health Department. Compliance with the updated guidelines will be required.
Updated July 23. 2021
COVID-19 training for staff: All DJP teachers and staff will undergo comprehensive training over the summer to ensure understanding of the symptoms, methods of transmission, strategies for prevention, and mitigation of COVID 19.
Sanitizing & Cleaning: We will continue to implement a higher standard of sanitizing & cleaning. The maintenance and cleaning policies have been updated to include vigorous disinfection on a routine basis.
Travel policy: Before and during the school year; all DJP staff and students who have traveled out of the South Florida area may require a 14-day quarantine prior to being permitted on campus.
COVID-19 SICK POLICY
Please see our parent handbook for the DJP sick policy. COVID-19 sick policy overrides any previous sick policies.
DJP is dedicated to the well-being and health of our students and staff. For this reason, the sick policy is less flexible going forward.
SANITIZING & CLEANING
A system will be put in place to request all staff to regularly report any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, congestion, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of sense of smell/taste, or exposure to COVID-19. Staff with symptoms or exposure will be asked to refrain from returning to school and protocols will be followed.
DJP is committed to a full school year of growth and development, fun and excitement. Our intentions are to be physically IN school for the school year 22-23. We understand that this may not be in our control as the uncertainties of COVID 19 continue to change our lives and schedules.
Considering the money, time, effort, energy, work, contracts with teachers and staff, and commitment from our staff and families we have created the following policies for this year:
As of 07/23/2021
We have the right to suspend or close the school at any time due to new health updates or guidance from CDC or DCF or others.
We do not plan on closing school unless MANDATED by the DCF or CDC.
Even if the public schools choose not to reopen or to temporarily close, we will be making the decision on how DJP will operate independently of their decisions.
If we suspend or close school due to COVID-19 or any related issues of COVID-19, there will be no refunds for the first 15 school days of closure.
If we must remain closed indefinitely- longer than the 15 school days- payments will be paused until in-person instruction can begin again, less 10 percent to help us cover costs.
If you are uncomfortable with sending your child to school with these precautions in place, please keep your child at home. These precautions are in place to provide every effort to keep every child and family safe; however, this does not provide any guarantee of any kind. As the parent of the child attending, you assume all risks associated with allowing your child to begin attending. We are doing everything we can in our power to keep every child safe during this time. Working together during this time is important.
Each family must sign and return the waiver before the start of school
For PDF of Waiver click here