Virtual VBSDS

VBS SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED MARCH 16 - May 15. 
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As a community we know there are many questions about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how we are preparing and responding to it. We are consulting with medical professionals and public health officials to monitor the spread of the virus. 
 
We are committed to keeping our community healthy and preventing the spread of COVID-19. We pray for a speedy recovery of those impacted and a quick ending to this crisis.
 
B’shalom,
Rabbi Schuldenfrei, Head of VBS Day School

FAQS

List of 8 items.

  • Activities for Your Children

    Enjoy these reosurces with your child from home:
  • Day School Policies

    Please keep sick children home from school. Stay home when you are sick. Students must be fever-free for at least 24 hours before they return to school. Out of an abundance of caution, we may ask children who appear unwell (congestion, runny nose, etc.) to be picked up from school.
  • Ebook Options


    Sora

    1. Install the Sora app from the Apple App Store or go to https://soraapp.com.
    2. In Sora, find your school, then sign in.  Login is your child’s first name.last name (sally.smith)
    3. Browse the Explore tab and borrow a book. Your book will open so you can start reading right away.  The book will also download.
    4. Close the book and go to your Shelf to see all your borrowed books. From there, you can:
    • Click or tap Open Book to read the book.
    • Click or tap Options to renew or return the book
    How can students access public library titles from Sora?

    1. From the menu in the upper right corner of Sora in your screen, select Add a public library
    2. Search for titles from the public library and borrow a book
    3. Add your public library card number when prompted (if you don’t have a card, sign up for a digital card using this link https://colapl.wufoo.com/forms/ztns1cw0q78qml/)
    4. Checkouts from school and public library collections will appear on the same shelf

     

    Digital library for kids offering Instant access to 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more.

    If you are interested in access to Epic!, you will need to email Lauren Gunderson to receive a Remote Student Access invitation

     
  • Online Parent Support Group

    As each day passes we have been thinking of ways to bring our community together to support one another. We have heard from many parents that they feel overwhelmed, confused and alone. All these feelings are normal. Many of us find ourselves wondering how to adjust to new daily routines, form new boundaries and expectations, create an effective learning environment, and support our loved ones with every changing moment. We want you to know that we are here to listen and provide a safe space for all of you to connect and support one another on-line.
     
    To that end, we invite you to join Nicol Katzir, Director of Student Support Services, for a weekly online parent support group to share your experiences, challenges and celebrations.
     
    Virtual meetings will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm. To allow for active participation by all who want to share, each meeting will be limited to 20 parents. Sign-ups are first-come, first-served, although priority will be given to parents who have not participated before. To RSVP, please email Nicol Katzir at nkatzir@vbsds.org at least 24 hours prior to the meeting, and she will share a calendar invitation if there is space.
  • Science Fun!

    Below are some fun science activites for your child:

    Mystery Science- I have been using a lot of these in my classes, and now my online lessons. It offers mini mysteries and full lessons
     
    Brain Pop- Fun way to get information. Some of the videos have activities that go along with them and little quizzes to test yourself at the end.
     
    Science Kids- lots of information, interactive games, experiments, and projects
     
    Annenberg Learner- offers interactive activities, like amusement park physics
     
    Bill Nye- clips of the shows (most of which you can find on youtube), at home activities
     
    The Science Explorer- easy at home experiments
     
    Exploratorium- videos, experiments, virtual activities and simple fun activities, 
  • Virtual VBS Day School Tech Info

  • Steps You Can Take

    Get a flu shot…Why?  
    • “Herd Immunity”: There are some members of our VBS community who are immuno-suppressed and are medically unable to get the flu shot. They rely on others to receive the vaccines in order to reduce their own risk.
    • Avoiding the flu and bacterial pneumonia also means you won’t take up the resources of a hospital and the time of health care workers in the event of a Coronavirus outbreak.
    • It is possible that the Coronavirus, by injuring lung cells, can make it easier for pneumonia to take hold in people who also get the flu or bacterial pneumonia.

    Wash hands properly and often...Why?

     
    When coughing or sneezing, do so into an elbow. …Why?
    • The virus seems to spread through droplets in the air from a cough or sneeze. They can land in the mouth or nose of a person nearby — within six feet — or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

    Please stay home from work or keep your child home from school if:
    • You or your child is sick or lethargic
    • You or your child is exhibiting contagious symptoms such as fever, cough, or sneezing
    • Whenever a student has a fever of 100 degrees or greater, they are not allowed in school. The student must be fever-free, without the aid of fever-reducing medication (Tylenol/Advil), for at least 24 hours before they return.
  • How to Talk to Your Kids

Alerting VBS of Illness

If you or anyone in your family has contracted the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact us immediately:
If you know of any coronavirus cases in the community, please contact Matt or Karin immediately.