Based on a thorough review of provincial guidelines, an examination of the physical facility, and feedback from teachers and parents, the Ottawa Jewish Community School has announced that it will be able to open after Labour Day with a “five-day, full-day” program for all its enrolled students. The fundamental idea is to restrict contact to as few spaces and people as is reasonable, while still being able to offer meaningful in-person learning. OJCS has sought to do this by restricting cohorts to 15 students who will spend the overwhelming majority of their school day in one designated space.
As exciting as this news is, we know there remain lots of questions and concerns about what this means for students, teachers and parents. To guide our community’s thinking, we have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for your convenience. We have also included a list of questions that are still in the process of being adequately addressed. [If you do not see your question on this list – or have additional questions or concerns based on any of the answers – please do not hesitate to be in contact with the school for greater clarity.]