Path to Reopening

In the midst of so much uncertainty, Barrack has developed this reopening plan with love and care, mindful of the safety, health and spiritual well-being of every student, staff member and teacher. We are also reminded at this critical time in our history, of Rabbi Hillel's three rhetorical questions: 

אם אין אני לי, מי לי. וכשאני לעצמי, מה אני. ואם לא עכשיו, אימתי

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? 
If I am only for myself, what am I?  If not now, when? PIRKEI AVOT

These questions teach us that we must be constantly mindful that not only are we responsible for protecting our own health and safety, but we are equally responsible for protecting everyone within our community, now and for all time.
In that spirit, our Path to Reopening informs you of every precaution we will take when we are on campus. It will not be possible for Barrack to open if each and every one of us does not observe these precautions even now, during the summer, including maintaining social distancing, consistently wearing masks, and ensuring that we all report any symptoms of illness or potential virus exposure so that we can each do our part to keep our community healthy.  

As with all our endeavors, this reopening plan is grounded in our school’s mission and Derech Eretz values. It is informed by data provided by government agencies and our own medical staff and advisors. While logistics continue to evolve, our decisions adhere to consistent public health guidelines requiring social distancing and facial coverings for all students, faculty and staff on campus. 

Please note that with evolving guidelines and health conditions, this plan is subject to change.

Community Responsibility

Every member of our community must do their part in observing appropriate risk mitigation precautions. Before returning to school, each parent, student and staff member will be required to sign:

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Health & Hygiene Highlights

  • A well-fitting mask must be worn by everyone while on campus.
  • No students or employees may come to campus if they are exhibiting symptoms of an illness. Daily health assessment instructions available here.
  • Students and staff will maintain 6-foot distancing.
  • Only students, faculty and staff may enter the building. There will be no outside visitors allowed on campus or in the buildings.
  • Frequent hand washing will be encouraged.
  • Hands-free sanitization stations will be placed throughout the buildings and outdoor spaces.   

COVID-19 Medical Protocol

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