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  1. Pesach break: Schedule, remote learning, and Covid-19 testing

  • Our last day of school before Pesach break is Friday, March 19.  Our first day back at school is Tuesday, April 6. 

  • All Heschel learning (across divisions) will be remote from Tuesday, April 6th through Friday, April 9 to allow everyone to take and submit a Covid-19 PCR test prior to re-opening our school buildings.  Our first day of post-Pesach in-person learning will be Monday, April 12.

  • Everyone returning to our buildings (students, faculty, and staff) must get a Covid-19 PCR test on Monday, April 5 or thereafter (no test administered before this date will be accepted).  Westside Family Medicine will be offering on-site testing at Heschel on Monday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 6.

  • In order to return for in-person learning on Monday, April 12, you must upload a negative Covid PCR test to Magnus by Sunday, April 11 at 10:00AM.

  • Unless the person re-entering our school buildings is fully vaccinated (that is, two weeks past two doses of vaccine; see below), anyone who has traveled beyond New York and its contiguous states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont), must quarantine for ten days and submit a negative Covid-19 PCR test on Day Seven or thereafter.  This means that if you are traveling beyond this area and not fully vaccinated, you must be back in the New York area by Thursday, April 1 in order to return to in-person learning on time.

  1. New protocols for fully-vaccinated people entering our buildings: Quarantine and travel

  • Following new CDC guidelines that have been adopted by the New York State Department of Health, fully-vaccinated members of our school community (that is, people who are two weeks past their second dose of vaccine) will not have to quarantine if they have contact with someone with Covid-19.

  • Fully-vaccinated members of our community will be permitted to follow the New York State “test out” option for the 10-day travel quarantine by submitting a negative Covid-19 PCR test from three days prior to travel back to New York and another negative Covid-19 PCR test from Day Four after returning (see


February and Passover Breaks, 2021

Monday, March 22 - Monday, April 5;  return to school on Tuesday, April 6.

Please note that we will have a period of remote learning after Passover break.  Our goal is to minimize or eliminate periods of remote learning while protecting our communal health.  


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