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PREVENT: Above, a technician prepared an original Covid shot for then-sophomore Evan Beller in 2021.

Higashi recommends Omicron Covid booster shot for students

By Benjamin Gamson, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2022

Dr. Julie Higashi, infectious disease expert and Los Angeles County Tuberculosis Controller, encourages teens to get the new bivalent...

FACES: Students in Mr. Forresters 10th-grade American Literature class  were all maskless April 1. Masks have been optional indoors at Shalhevet since March 14.

It’s unanimous: State, county and school officials all agree – masks now optional at Shalhevet

By Benjamin Gamson, Editor-in-Chief
April 1, 2022

For the first time since March of 2020, since the middle of this month Shalhevet students and faculty no longer are required to...

MASKLESS: Students lined up for PCR tests in the cafeteria last Friday, almost none wearing a mask. Two students, both seniors, tested positive, along with a staff member – all of them vaccinated.

Shalhevet cracks down on mask wearing as some students, staff test positive for Covid

By Benjamin Gamson, Editor-in-Chief
December 20, 2021

Starting Monday, Dec. 20, Shalhevet officials began “expecting” students to wear masks while indoors, after three Covid cases...

 SWAB: Arielle Grossman and Keira Deutsch wait for their Covid test in the cafeteria Dec. 3 as Director of Facilities Lili Einalhori oversees. Weekly Covid testing is required for unvaccinated students and members of the basketball team, and also available for any student who wishes.

Vaccine mandate takes effect for most students 16 and up

By Juliet Wiener, Outside News Editor
December 2, 2021

As of Nov. 30, all Shalhevet students 16 and up, as well as faculty and staff, must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order...

SPIKES: mRNA vaccines like Pfizers and Modernas cause cells to produce a spike protein, which stimulates the production of antibodies against it that will attack Covids spike proteins if the body encounters them.

True or false? From vaccines to variants, Dr. Julie Higashi explains it all

By Juliet Wiener, Outside News Editor
September 27, 2021

To separate fact from fiction, the Boiling Point asked Dr. Julie Higashi, who has served on Shalhevet’s Medical Task Force and...

QUARANTINE: Head of School Rabbi David Block, shown last spring, says he struggled to believe he might have Covid but got tested anyway.

Rabbi Block has Covid, will miss opening days of school

By Juliet Wiener, Outside News Editor
August 25, 2021

Head of School Rabbi David Block has tested positive for Covid-19 and is quarantining at home, he announced in an email to the...

POLL: View a slideshow of poll results by clicking through the Gallery box below.

Covid Tracker May 25-26 – Last survey of school year shows three-fourths of the school is partly or fully vaccinated

By Benjamin Gamson and Eli Weiss
June 25, 2021

More than three-quarters of Shalhevet students and staff were at least partially vaccinated against Covid-19 by  late May, and...

YES: School officials say getting a vaccine could mean a green light for going massless to school next fall.

School officials study path to no masks next fall

By Juliet Wiener, Science Writer
May 28, 2021

In order for Shalhevet to be completely mask-free next fall, all staff and students would have to be fully vaccinated against...

VIDEO: What does Shalhevet think about being back in person?

By Joshua Gamson
May 23, 2021

When the school year ended for the Shalhevet senior class, so did online learning for everyone. Seniors’ last day of school...

POLL: View a slideshow of poll results by clicking through the Gallery box below.

Covid Tracker April 20-21 – Vaccinations rise sharply in Shalhevet community

By Benjamin Gamson and Eli Weiss
May 7, 2021

More than 40 percent of Shalhevet students and staff have been at least partially immunized as of April 21, according to the most...

CLASS: Rabbi Abraham Lieberman taught his 10th grade Modern Jewish History class in Room 305 May 4.

After one year, one month and 21 days, all students are on campus every day

By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor
May 4, 2021

As of this week, for the first time in over a year all grades are present on campus for all five days, and in fact, school will...

REBOUND: Firehawk forward Jacob Benezra ‘20 went for a rebound in November 2019 as the Frisch Cougars topped the Firehawks 56-51 in the championship game. A large crowd filled the Shalhevet gym, including a new seating area added that year for overflow.

Could Glouberman be back?

By Noah Elad and Jack Metzger
April 25, 2021

The Steve Glouberman Annual Basketball Tournament, one of the most energetic and ruach-filled events of the Shalhevet year, is...

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