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ICJA COVID GUIDELINES, Updated 11/16/2020

  1. The first and most important rule: if you have any COVID-like symptoms (Fever, Loss of Taste or Smell, Trouble breathing, Sore throat, Diarrhea – if new and no other cause, Cough) STAY HOME. But not just that, household members must also STAY HOME.
  2. Call the school as soon as possible so that we can arrange for you (and your siblings) to attend remotely. It’s also a good idea to reach out directly to your teachers to let them know as well.
  3. Please speak with your doctor and follow his/her directions. In addition, our policies are as follows:

a. If your doctor provides an alternative diagnosis (i.e., it’s just the flu), STAY HOME until you are fever-free for 24 hours, and any respiratory issues are improved. Household members can return immediately. But, you may not return to school without a doctor’s note from your primary care physician.

b. If you were tested with a PCR test for COVID and the results were negative – STAY HOME until you are fever-free for 24 hours and any respiratory issues are improved. However, after the negative test results, Household members can return immediately.

c. If you were tested for COVID and the results were, G-d forbid, positive – immediately contact your local Department of Health for further instructions. Let the school know, and STAY HOME in quarantine, until at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms, and 3 days without fever and improved respiratory symptoms. Household members must be in quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure to you.

d. If you were NOT tested and there is no alternative diagnosis, STAY HOME for at least 10 days from symptom onset and at least 3 days after fever resolution (if present) and improved respiratory symptoms. Household members must also stay home for the same period of time.

November Updates

Week of November 16-20
Week of November 9 -14
Week of November 2 – 6

October Updates

Week of October 26 – 30
Week of October 19 – 23
Week of October 12 – 16
October 1 – Sukkot Break

September Updates

Week of September 29-30
Week of September 21-25
Week of September 14 – 17
Week of September 8 – 11
Week of September 1 – 4

August Updates

un-Retreat and Dress Code Policy – August 31, 2020
Regular Erev Shabbat – August 28, 2020
Business as Usual – August 27, 2020
Innovation and Adapting – August 26, 2020
The New Normal – August 25, 2020
First Day Back to School – August 24, 2020

Summer Break Updates

Reopening Plan – August 21, 2020
Graduation Announcements – August 16, 2020
Update and Student Meetings, August 12, 2020
Town Hall, Schedule Change and Orientation Meetings, August 4th, 2020
ICJA Reopening Update and FAQ’s, July 28th,2020
ICJA Plan for Reopening, July 13th, 2020
Special Update, School Reopening, June 26th, 2020

March – June Updates

Last Day of Classes and Summer Vacation is Almost Here! June 5, 2020
Trying Times, Inspiring Students and Parents Town Hall Meeting Tonight, June 3, 2020
Count-up, Pick-up and Town Halls, June 2, 2020
Shavout and HaYehudi HaTov, May 28, 2020
Pre-Shavout Learning Tonight, Special Classes and Finals! May 26, 2020
Yom Yerushalayim Sameach! May 22, 2020
Yom Yerushalayim, Cross Country and Mrs. Gottlieb, May 21, 2020
Nachas, Summer School and Tonight’s Alumni Event! May 20, 2020
Last Night, Tomorrow Night, Amazing Classes and Yom Yerushalayim! May 19, 2020
Mental Health Workshop and Nachas with Rabbi Fox, Mrs. Kahan and Mrs. Zeffren! May 18, 2020
Celebrating Our Senior Class! May 15 ,2020
A Busy Day, ACTs and More APs! May 14, 2020
ICJA’s Got Talent! APs and SATs May 12, 2020
Lag B’Omer May 11, 2020
Shabbat Shalom! May 8, 2020
JUF News, Textbooks and Night Program with Rabbi Stromer! May 7, 2020
Town Hall & Finals Schedule, May 6, 2020
Great Classes & Grandparents Nights – TONIGHT! May 5, 2020
Shabbat Shalom! May 1, 2020
Yom HaAtzmaut, 18 Under 18, Student Survey & More, April 29, 2020
Today, Tomorrow, and a lot more! April 28, 2020
Chessed Opportunities, Academic Support for All & YU Summer School, April 27, 2020
ICJA Face-Masks and Yom HaAtzmaut, April 26, 2020
Erev Shabbat, Thank You! April 24, 2020
The New Normal, AP’s, and Schedules, April 23, 2020
Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut, April 22, 2020
Welcome Back ICJA & Yom HaShoah Programming, April 20, 2020
School Closed for Remainder of the Year, April 17, 2020
Pesach Sameach, April 03, 2020
Connecting ICJA Students to Others Through Student to Student Zoom Meetings April 2, 2020
Virtual Let’s Make a Deal Fun for All April, 1 2020
Virtual Dr. Edward A. Crown Dinner Success March 31, 2020
First Town Hall Meeting March 30, 2020
Second Full Week of Successful Online Learning March 27, 2020
Ongoing Success of Online Learning Update March 26, 2020
Rosh Chodesh Nissan March 25, 2020
Thank You for Your Support March 24, 2020
First Week of Virtual Learning Reflections March 23, 2020
Annual Dinner Going Virtual March 16, 2020
Schedule and FAQ March 16, 2020
Virtual Learning Schedule March 15, 2020
Announcing all Illinois School Closures March 13, 2020
ICJA Remains Open Until Further Notice March 13, 2020
Safety Protocol as Recommended by the Board of Health March 12, 2020
Safety on Purim March 9, 2020
Community Member Tested Positive for Covid-19 March 6, 2020
Sarachek Basketball Tournament Postponed March 4, 2020
Preventing and Minimizing Spread of Disease March 3, 2020

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