2023-24 Health & Safety Plan
At Barrack, we pledge to uphold our Derech Eretz values of Honor-כבוד | Courage-אומץ לב | Kindness-חסד | Community-קהילה annually. Underlying these values of our school is the talmudic concept of כל ישראל ערבים זה בזה — Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh BaZeh (Shevuot 39a), requiring all in our community to be responsible for one another.
Guided by this foundational idea, the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff members, teachers, and families are always the primary concern. As we seek to protect and balance both the physical and the emotional health of our students and our community, beginning the first week of school, we will be adopting a “mask optional” policy in our school buildings, on our buses and vans, and while on campus.
To keep our students and staff as safe and healthy as possible, on a daily basis, parents are asked to monitor their children for symptoms of illness. We will no longer be using the Daily RUVNA Screen.
We will continue to follow community level guidance provided by the CDC this fall and throughout the year. While the COVID-19 Community Level data for Delaware County in the “medium” risk category currently, please note our policies are subject to change throughout the year based on local incidence data.
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