As we approach the 2020-2021 school year, the administration have put in a countless number of hours all Summer trying to figure out the best way to reopen our school in the safest way possible as we face the challenges presented to us by Covid-19. We have analyzed all of the guidelines presented to us by the California Department of Health and the LA County Public Health Department and have taken all of their recommendations to heart. To that end, we have decided to conduct an Emek Camp beginning at the end of August. This determination was made after careful consideration of our students' socio-emotional well being and the need for students to interact with one another. We believe that the psychological well being of our students is at risk when prevented from being in a social setting with peers for an extended period of time. Beginning September 8th, all of our general studies classes have begun remotely via Zoom. With this in mind, we have created a Camp Handbook to outline the Covid-19 precautions we have put in place in order to allow our students to take part in our camp all the while staying safe.
Click here to view our 2020-2021 Emek Camp Handbook.
As can be seen in reviewing our Camp Handbook, our main emphasis is the safety of the children and staff. This means that we are asking our staff to run our day camp and work with our students in a proper social distancing environment, following all the guidelines set forth by the State of California pursuant to its “Covid-19 Interim Guidance: Day Camps,” county orders and the CDC for operating camps. This includes the campers wearing masks, frequently sanitizing and washing, and keeping 6 feet of distance between campers and staff. This day camp will focus on providing some religious experiences for our students, some camp activities and some academic enrichment through Zoom.
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Sample Schedules for the FALL PandEmek Learning Platform can be found HERE
Tutorials for Parents on Google Classroom and Zoom Conferencing:
Google Classroom Self Help Videos:
Zoom: Joining a Meeting
FAQ’s for Distance Learning:
What is Zoom?
- Zoom is a cloud based video conferencing platform that we will be using to have live video classes. If you are using it on a computer it will automatically download. If you are using it on an iPad or Smartphone you must download the Zoom app. If you are using a Chromebook you must download the zoom chrome extension. Zoom Tutorial - Joining A Meeting
What is Google Classroom?
- Google Classroom enables teachers to create an online classroom area in which they can manage all the documents that their students need. Documents are stored on Google Drive and can be edited in Drive’s apps, such as Google Docs, Sheets, and so on. But what separates Google Classroom from the regular Google Drive experience is the teacher/student interface, which Google designed for the way teachers and students think and work. Google Classroom Tutorial for Students and Parents
What devices do I need?
- You will need a computer or Chromebook to log into google classroom.
- For Zoom classes you can access the virtual classes using a computer, Chromebook, Smart Phone, or iPad.
- In order to complete written assignments, you will need a printer to print many of the documents.
- You will need WIFI with good internet connection.
What do I do if I have more than one child?
- If you have a middle school child you will need multiple devices, otherwise they should be able to share.
Who do I call if we are having problems?
- Academic questions about assignments or curriculum: Email your Lead Teacher.
- Technology questions -- trouble logging in or finding links or logging on to Google Classroom, Zoom, etc: Email Emek’s IT Department and Technology Coordinator at: IT@emek.org and firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Emotional Concerns: Email Emek’s counselor at: email@example.com
- For any other questions feel free to reach out to our admin team: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org