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2021-22 Temple School Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Temple Anshe Sholom Religious School
2021-2022 School Year


Our program of Jewish Learning occurs on
Wednesday at 4:30pm and Saturday at 9:15am.


(*NOTE: Grade 8-10 Students will ALSO participate in a 6-session ONLINE course “Madrichim 101” offered by the URJ, on THURSDAYS at 8pm EST on October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 18, December 2)

This year, our goal is to learn IN-PERSON on Shabbat Mornings,
as Public Health guidelines permit.

As of November 3, GRADE 2-7 Wednesday sessions have also shifted to in person learning: 4:30PM-6:00PM at the Temple


Whether you are renewing your school commitment or joining us for the first time, we are delighted you have chosen to be part of the Temple Anshe Sholom Religious School community this year.

We hope that you will find our education program an enriching experience, and encourage you to explore the diverse opportunities for Jewish expression that are offered at Temple Anshe Sholom.

If you are not currently a Temple Anshe Sholom Member, and are interested in membership, we ask that you please contact Rabbi Cohen so we can assist you in becoming part of our greater Temple Anshe Sholom community. Rabbi Cohen can be contacted through the Temple 905-528-0121 ext 24 or rabbijc@anshesholom.ca

If you have any Religious School questions or need assistance in filling out this application, please email Director of Religious Education Dora-Ann Cohen Ellison dacellison@anshesholom.ca or call 905-528-0121 ext 30.

All information in this application will be treated confidentially.


Please provide us with the names of all parents/primary caregivers of the student(s) you are registering today.

At Temple Anshe Sholom Religious School, we hold the safety of our students, families and staff as our highest priority. As part of your registration in the 2021-2022 school year, we ask that you please read and familiarize your family with our Covid-19 safety guidelines for our physical space, students/parents, and staff. 

All participating families are asked to acknowledge reading the “Safe Learning Guidelines for Temple Anshe Sholom 2021-2022” document, as well as consent to the safe participation of each child on our updated “Temple Anshe Sholom Religious School Behaviour Policy”.

The Bahaviour Policy will be emailed along with the Parent Handbook after submitting your school registration form.

 

 Safe Learning Guidelines for Temple Anshe Sholom 2021-2022:

 

Teachers:

  • Mandatory vaccination is a requirement for employment

  • Will be provided with safety glasses to be worn when 2m distance can not be maintained

  • Will wear a mask at all times (indoors and outdoors)

  • Ensure 2m distance indoors, unless needing to be closer for purpose of instruction

  • Teachers must self-screen using our online screening link by 7:30am on Saturdays

 

Students/Parents:

  • Mandatory vaccination of eligible students (within 8 weeks of becoming eligible, with respect to availability and on-going Public Health guidelines)

  • Masking mandatory for all students/parents (indoor and outdoors) on Temple property

  • No parents will be permitted inside the Temple building, unless attending a specific school program. Adult participants of in-person school programs must be fully vaccinated. 

  • Tot-Shabbat program will take place online at 8:30am

  • Screening, using our online screening link, must be completed by 9:15am EVERY Shabbat

  • School will begin with outdoor activities for all grades at 9:30am

  • Students may bring a water bottle for personal use and are asked to please bring a camping chair for use on Shabbat

  • Indoor spaces: students will aim to keep a distance of 2 M, unless separated by a plexiglass barrier for interactive learning activities

  • School will end with outdoor activities for all grades at 11:45am (dismissal at 12:15pm)

  • Washrooms : 1 student at a time permitted in each washroom

 

Physical Space:

  • In all grades, learning spaces will be created to maintain 2m spacing (family members of the same household do not need to distance)

  • HEPA filtration units will be utilized in all indoor learning spaces and windows will remain open year-round

  • Materials can be shared, but hand washing must occur before touching shared materials/activities

  • Each class will have a plexi-glass stand up barrier available to enable students to learn together and allow teachers to work with students at a closer proximity 

  • We will utilize outdoor spaces as much as possible, with a pop up tent for each class

  • Shabbat Services and music/drama/dance will be split into 2 smaller groups, Primary and Junior (15- 20 students each), to maintain physical distance outdoors and to encourage active and safe participation.

  • T'fillah will take place outside where possible (parents encouraged to stay and join child- masks mandatory) 

  • Music/Drama/Dance will take place outside where possible

  • Masking for all participants outdoors to allow for singing

  • T’fillah will be held in the large Frank Auditorium in inclement weather/Cold warning, and will include students and staff only

  • Music/Drama/Dance will move to the Mandel Auditorium in inclement weather/Cold warning

  • During large group activities, classes we will use hoops for visual cue of distancing (siblings can be together)

  • Learning will take place outside where possible (each Kindergarten-Grade 1 student will be assigned a foam mat to use outside as their learning space)

  • Students in grades 2 and up are asked to please bring a camping chair with them each day of school. A clipboard will be provided for each student to use outdoors

  • Frequent hand hygiene for all participants- Each class will travel with hand sanitizer

  • Washrooms and high-frequency touch-points will be cleaned several times during the school day

 

Safety Plan in case of Illness during school hours:

 

If a staff or student becomes symptomatic at school:

  • The individual will isolate in the Rabbi’s office, supervised by a staff member

  • There is a private bathroom/sink in the area

  • Appropriate PPE must be worn by supervising staff member

  • Parent/Guardian will be asked to pick up student in a timely manner

 

School Administrator will contact Public Health and follow advice/guidelines for contact tracing

2021-2022 SCHOOL HOURS

Kindergarten to Grade 7:

       Shabbat mornings: 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

       Wednesday afternoons : 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

 

B’Yachad & Confirmation (Grade 8-10):

       Wednesday afternoons : 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. (Grade 8/9 in person at times)

       *NOTE: Students will ALSO participate in “Madrichim 101” on THURSDAY at 8pm EST on
       October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 18, December 2, 2021

       Optional Volunteer opportunities with JK-7 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


School fees for 2021-2022 are as follows.

Kindergarten/Grade 1:    Temple Member $300      Non-Member $600
Grade 2-7:                        Temple Member $900      Non-Member $1200
Grade 8-12:                      Temple Member $450      Non-Member $550

 

School fees are payable at the time of registration, or a schedule of monthly/quarterly payment may be arranged for the year, at the time of registration with a minimum $50 deposit.

In case of financial difficulty, there may be available funds through a School Bursary.
Requests for a School Bursary may be brought to the attention of our Director of Education in confidence, and all information provided is kept confidential by the members of the staff. 

Requests for School Bursaries will only be accepted for children whose parents/legal guardians are Temple members and whose membership is in good standing.  

Requests are to be submitted, in writing, to the Director of Education prior to the student beginning Religious School classes. The availability of School Bursaries and financial assistance is dependent on availability of funds and is not guaranteed year to year.


Please tell us about your child or children. All information provided will remain confidential and will be shared only with the School Teachers with parent permission. 
In the text box above, please tell us any important information, such as allergies. Please note if your child receives any education services, such as IEP, Adaptive Equipment, Special Education, Outside Tutoring, Physical / Occupational Therapy, One-on-on Aide*, Behavioral Resource, Gifted/Talented, etc. 

Please list two people that we may contact in the event we are unable to reach a parent in an emergency.
Please provide their First & Last Name, Relationship and Mobile Phone Number

In the text box above, please tell us any important information, such as allergies. Please note if your child receives any education services, such as IEP, Adaptive Equipment, Special Education, Outside Tutoring, Physical / Occupational Therapy, One-on-on Aide*, Behavioral Resource, Gifted/Talented, etc. 

Please list two people that we may contact in the event we are unable to reach a parent in an emergency.
Please provide their First & Last Name, Relationship and Mobile Phone Number

In the text box above, please tell us any important information, such as allergies. Please note if your child receives any education services, such as IEP, Adaptive Equipment, Special Education, Outside Tutoring, Physical / Occupational Therapy, One-on-on Aide*, Behavioral Resource, Gifted/Talented, etc. 

Please list two people that we may contact in the event we are unable to reach a parent in an emergency.
Please provide their First & Last Name, Relationship and Mobile Phone Number

In the text box above please tell us any important information, such as allergies. Please note if your child receives any education services, such as IEP, Adaptive Equipment, Special Education, Outside Tutoring, Physical / Occupational Therapy, One-on-on Aide*, Behavioral Resource, Gifted/Talented, etc. 

Please list two people that we may contact in the event we are unable to reach a parent in an emergency.
Please provide their First & Last Name, Relationship and Mobile Phone Number


If we or our emergency contact cannot be reached cannot be reached in the event of a medical emergency, we hereby give permission to the physician or hospital selected by the school or its selected representative, to hospitalize and/or secure proper treatment for our child(ren) named above. We understand that any costs incurred will be our responsibility.


 

Hamilton Jewish Federation is a major sponsor of our school and youth programming, As part of the agreement between the Hamilton Jewish Federation and Temple Anshe Sholom to receive the essential  funding required to run our dynamic programming, and to offset the tuition cost to families, we agree to provide the Hamilton Jewish Federation with our school roster. Hamilton Jewish Federation will be provided with parent name(s), contact information and child names/grade.
After clicking SUBMIT, the payment schedule page will open.

Please select your preferred schedule of payment for 2021-2022 School Fees.

If you are registered and signed in as a ShulCloud user, you may select "Bill Me"

Non-Registered participants MUST select a payment plan at time of registration, and process the 1st payment installment. 

Families may pay fees by the following schedule:
  • 1 lump sum due upon submitting registration
  • up to 10 equal payments
(PLEASE DO NOT select 11 or 12 payments. Thank you)

BURSARY INFORMATION: If you are going to be applying for a school bursary, please note that families MUST be Temple Members in good standing. Please select 10 equal payments, and process the first installment and contact Dora-Ann Cohen dacellison@ashesholom.ca as soon as possible to discuss payment options. Thank you

We are unable to provide school fee refunds after October 31, 2021
Fri, December 3 2021 29 Kislev 5782