Weekly Newsletter – September 11, 2020

September 11, 2020  / 22 Elul 5780

Shabbat Begins: 7:15 p.m.   Shabbat Ends: 8:18 p.m.   
Parsha: Nitzavim-Vayelech: Deuteronomy 29:9 – 31:30

As we all know, this new school year has begun unlike any other. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we had orientations for every grade in order to go through all our new safety procedures to ensure that we keep our students and staff healthy as we return to full-time in-school learning. 

As we do every year, we spent extra time with our new Grade 8 class, walking them through everything they’ll need to know to get started. They had the opportunity to hear from Matt Dichter, our Social Studies teacher, Lu Winters, our Wellness Counsellor, and Ellia Belson, our Director of Jewish Life and Events, who all helped talk our new students through what their school days would look like, including giving information about their lockers, class schedules, uniforms, technology, and more.

With such beautiful weather, we’ve had more students cycling to school than ever!

Traditionally, we start our first day of school with every student in the Atrium to hear from Rabbi Berger and blow the shofar as a prelude not only to a new school year but to Rosh Hashanah. This year, since we can’t have all our students together in one venue, Rabbi Berger took the last part of each orientation to go through the ritual with each grade.

Thursday morning was filled with great excitement as our King David Family finally returned to school. All our students and staff were in the building together for the first time since March! Some of our Grade 12 students were on hand to commemorate the occasion, greeting our new and returning students and welcoming them into the building with fun music and cheers from behind their masks. They also brought colourful signs, and one of their messages of “Welcome” really says it all:

When you
Enter this
Loving school,
Consider yourself
One of the special
Members of an
Extraordinary family!

Everyone got into the swing of things very quickly, and we’re well into the process of adapting to our “new normal”, as you can see in some of our class photos! We look forward to spending this new year with all of you!

Shabbat Shalom!


Increased Technology and Stress During the COVID Era
With Dr. Eli Shapiro

Sunday, September 13
8:00 p.m.

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