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Good morning! Welcome to your first day of (online) school

PREPARED: Civics and Government teacher Mr. William Reusch taught his Government and Economics class remotely during last Monday's preparedness drill. All classes went online today until further notice.

March 16, 2020

With classes being held online this entire week due to the coronavirus outbreak, teachers, members of Ed Support, and College Counseling took to Schoology to announce what to expect. Here is your guide to the first day of official online learning at Shalhevet. All links can be found on Schoology or...

God, fragility and coronavirus: senior Tanach class seeks religious meaning of quarantine

INTROSPECTION: On the turf March 6, the class discussed Purim and personal insecurity. A week later, the topic was  quarantine.

Sam Rubanowitz, Senior Editor

March 16, 2020

Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg’s senior Tanach class held a Schoology discussion forum last Thursday on the religious significance of quarantine from the coronavirus. “Given the craziness and uncertainty of our current reality,” Rabbi Schwarzberg wrote in the discussion description, “I'd like you all t...

No on-campus classes next week as school joins accelerating shutdown of L.A. due to coronavirus

HOME: Senior Anna Weiss followed her SAS Biology class online during last Monday’s school closure “preparedness drill.” All classes will be held online next week, according to an email sent out by administration this afternoon.

Sam Rubanowitz, Senior Editor

March 13, 2020

Classes will move online starting next Monday for at least a week, school officials announced today, after two all-day training sessions for online learning and following news that most other Jewish schools and synagogues in the area had closed or would be closing beginning today. Also this morning,...

Remer: All school sports shut down to contain coronavirus

CANCELLED: Firehawk girls flag football players stretched before their 30-2 rout of the YULA Panthers Sept. 16 at the Glendale Sports Complex. All athletics at Shalhevet -- practices and games -- have been postponed indefinitely.

Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

March 13, 2020

Athletics at Shalhevet have been suspended indefinitely, in response to the intensifying coronavirus outbreak, Athletic Coordinator Jeff Remer told the Boiling Point Friday morning.  “I would have to say that sports -- more or less -- will be shut down completely,” said Coach Remer.  ...

Shalhevet to announce that school will not meet on campus next week

Shalhevet to announce that school will not meet on campus next week

March 13, 2020

Below is the complete text of the email that will be going out shortly.   ...

County health officials tell Shalhevet webinar school closures certain, timing undecided

TIMING: Health department officials who spoke to Shalhevet parents last night said wide coronavirus is inevitable, but measures such as school closures, hand-washing and social distancing could spread out new cases, giving hospitals time to keep up with the need for services.

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

According to Los Angeles County public health officials who are advising Shalhevet, school will not be closing for now, and any closures will be timed to have the greatest impact on slowing the spread of the virus while not overly disrupting life for students and parents. In a live webinar for par...

Three coronavirus cases in people returning from AIPAC; one is in Los Angeles

CROWD: According AIPAC’s website, more than 18,000 people, including 51 Shalhevet students, attended AIPAC’s annual policy conference in Washington, D.C., last week. Also there were some who had been in contact with a coronavirus patient in New York, and who were quarantined on their return.

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks and Benjamin Gamson

March 8, 2020

Los Angeles County health officials announced today that one person from Los Angeles has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from last week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, D.C. -- a conference which was attended by 51 students from Shalh...

Campus to close Monday as trial run for coronavirus shutdown tries out online classes

<strong><span style=SCREEN: A Google Hangouts window shows IT Director Nick Parsons testing the web application for the online class trial set for Monday. School officials have planned a “preparedness drill” in case school closure is needed because of coronavirus." />

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks and Sam Rubanowitz

March 5, 2020

By Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief and Sam Rubanowitz, Senior Editor School on Monday will be held via Google Hangouts as a test for a possible future school shutdown over the coronavirus outbreak, administration announced in an email to all students, parents and faculty late this ...

Sarachek Tournament cancelled as coronavirus outbreak closes YU

<span style=HIGHLIGHT: Attending the annual Red Sarachek Tournament is a big event not only for Shalhevet players but for their fans, many of whom fly to New York for the event.  Above, Firehawk then-captain and MVP Zack Muller leapt over rival YULA players in YU’s Max Stern Athletic Center in 2018." />

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks and Alex Rubel

March 4, 2020

UPDATED MARCH 5: Next week’s Red Sarachek Basketball Tournament at Yeshiva University has been cancelled due to fears of the coronavirus, Shalhevet Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal announced this morning on Schoology.  The annual tournament, which hosts 20 teams from Jewish high schools around the U...

SAR, two other day schools and Young Israel congregation closed by coronavirus case in New York

PRECAUTION: An email sent out by the SAR administration March 3 announced a temporary closure of school after a parent was diagnosed with coronavirus.

Liad Machmali, Torah Editor

March 4, 2020

Three Jewish day schools located in the New York area, Salanter Akiba Riverdale (SAR) Academy High School, Westchester Torah Academy, and Westchester Day School, announced yesterday that they would be closed temporarily, after the state’s third  case of coronavirus was confirmed in the father of...

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