Campus Notification Archives

January 21, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We want to welcome back our in-person students returning on Monday, January 26th.  As we shift back to the hybrid model of instruction, we remind parents that school hours will return to the shortened schedule, 8:30 am to 1 pm for all students. 

In our ongoing effort to promote and maintain a healthy school environment, we would also like to share the most recent CDC recommendations for parents to follow when a student displays Covid-19 symptoms, as well as the testing guidance provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics summarized below:

  • Any child with COVID-19 compatible symptoms should not return to school until they have either received a negative viral test (molecular or antigen) for SARS-CoV-2 or they have completed an isolation period of at least 10 days since symptom onset and at least 24 hours after resolution of fever without fever-reducing medications with symptom improvement.
  • A purely clinical alternative diagnosis is no longer acceptable.
  • Wait 5-7 days after being exposed to COVID-19 to get tested.
  • While you wait to get tested, quarantine at home and stay away from others.
  • After testing, quarantine at home and stay away from others while awaiting results.

The Y.A.L.E. school health team will continue to oversee daily screening protocols upon arrival at school and throughout the school day. Parents are reminded to first follow pre-screening procedures at home so that students who are not feeling well or have a temperature of 100.4 or higher do not come to school.

Our school nurse is a valuable resource for parents in these challenging times and is prepared to assist and guide you.  Please contact the nurse’s office as needed, most especially if your child has symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive.  Also reach out to the nurse if your child has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, which means being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or for asymptomatic persons, 2 days prior to testing) until the time the patient is isolated.

Y.A.L.E. School will always strive to do its best for your children.  Your partnership makes that possible. We thank you for participating actively in the educational process and extend all good wishes for the health and well-being of your families.

Sincerely

The Y.A.L.E. Administrative Team

 

January 14, 2021

Philadelphia Campus to remain 100% Remote Learning

Dear Parents & Guardians:

 

Please be advised that the Philadelphia campus will now remain 100% remote through January 22nd, with an anticipated return to in-person instruction on Monday, January 25, 2021. 100% remote hours are 8:45 am – 2:30 pm.

 

Y.A.L.E. will continue to monitor community health conditions and strive to make the best decisions possible with the information available in the coming weeks. The status of this situation is fluid and individual campus plans may need to be revised further based on state announcements or other considerations.

 

Sincerely, The Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

 

C: District Case Managers

January 7, 2021

Select Y.A.L.E. Campuses to remain 100% Remote Learning

Dear Parents & Guardians:

Please be advised that based upon many factors including COVID trends in counties where students and staff reside, holiday travel, and staffing, the following campuses will remain 100% remote through January 15th, with an anticipated return to in-person instruction on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  100% remote hours are 8:45 am – 2:30 pm.

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill

  • Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg
  • Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 at Camden County College
  • Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 at Rowan College of Burlington County
  • Y.A.L.E. School CLiKS/Bridge Program at Y.A.L.E. Vocational Annex, Cherry Hill
  • Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia
  • Y.A.L.E. School Mansion Ave., Audubon
  • Y.A.L.E. School Evans, Marlton
  • Y.A.L.E. School Medford (Note: 100% remote hours are 9:00 am – 2:45 pm for Medford campuses)

At this time, the following campuses will continue to follow the hybrid model, with both in-person and remote learning options: 

  • Y.A.L.E. School Northfield (Hours are 8:30 am – 1:00 pm)
  • Y.A.L.E. School Mullica Township (Hours are 8:30 am – 1:00 pm)
  • Y.A.L.E. School Project SEARCH at Jefferson Health (Hours are 8:30 am – 2:30 pm)

Y.A.L.E. will continue to monitor community health conditions and strive to make the best decisions possible with the information available in the coming weeks. The status of this situation is fluid and individual campus plans may need to be revised further based on state announcements or other considerations.

Sincerely,

The Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

C:  District Case Managers

Notification of Positive COVID-19 Cases at Y.A.L.E. School Southeast, Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg, Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill and Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia

November 30, 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that individuals at Y.A.L.E. School Southeast, Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg, Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill and Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia have tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This does not affect in-person instruction at any other Y.A.L.E. School campus.  The Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team is working closely with public health officials and following federal, state, and local health department guidance to ensure the health and safety of our community.

If your student is determined to have had close contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19, you will be notified directly via email or a phone call. We ask for your patience as we complete our investigation and outreach. No further action is required if you do not receive additional notification.

Cleaning and disinfecting of all exposed areas is underway.  In addition, our campus takes systematic precautions to prevent the introduction and spread of viruses and other germs through air purifying equipment installed in common areas and nurses offices.  Y.A.L.E. schools are also cleaned on a regular schedule by professional services using processes and products advised by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to mitigate COVID-19 transmission risks.

The status of this situation is fluid, and we are monitoring it closely.  We encourage parents, guardians and students to continue following the safeguards promoted by the CDC, such as:

  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds
  • Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues
  • Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils
  • Practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart)
  • Wearing a face covering while out
  • Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms

We appreciate the support and cooperation of our Y.A.L.E. School family. The health of our students, staff and their families is our number one priority. Please assist us by remaining vigilant, but sensible, in your approach to dealing with this health concern. Below are some resources that might be helpful to you.

Resources

Should you have any questions about this situation, please feel free to contact your child’s homeroom teacher who will direct your inquiry to the appropriate Y.A.L.E. staff.

Sincerely,

Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

Remote Learning Notice

Select Y.A.L.E. Campuses Moving to 100% Remote Learning Beginning Monday, November 30, 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians:

Throughout the fall, Y.A.L.E. School has conscientiously adhered to the COVID-19 protocols required by state public health and education officials.  Despite these precautionary measures, a decision was made earlier today to switch to 100% remote learning at several of our campus locations.

The decision to do so was a difficult one requiring careful consideration of many factors including trends in counties where students and staff reside, holiday travel plans, staffing, and behavioral challenges that may require closer student/staff proximity.  Consequently, we will act with an abundance of caution by transitioning several programs to 100% remote learning as noted below.

Effective November 30, 2020, the following campuses will become 100% remote with an anticipated return on Monday, January 11, 2021.  100% remote hours are 8:45 am – 2:30 pm.

  • Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill
  • Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg
  • Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 at Camden County College
  • Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 at Rowan College of Burlington County
  • Y.A.L.E. School CLiKS/Bridge Program at Y.A.L.E. Vocational Annex, Cherry Hill
  • Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia
  • Y.A.L.E. School Mansion Ave., Audubon

At this time, the following campuses will continue to follow the hybrid model, with both in-person and remote learning options:

  • Y.A.L.E. School Evans, Marlton (Hours are 8:30 am – 1:00 pm)
  • Y.A.L.E. School Medford (Kirby’s Mill & Medford Memorial) (Hours are 9:00 am – 1:30 pm)
  • Y.A.L.E. School Northfield (Hours are 8:30 am – 1:00 pm)
  • Y.A.L.E. School Mullica Township (Hours are 8:30 am – 1:00 pm)
  • Y.A.L.E. School Project SEARCH at Jefferson Health (Hours are 8:30 am – 2:30 pm)

Y.A.L.E. will continue to monitor community health conditions and strive to make the best decisions possible with the information available in the coming weeks.  The status of this situation is fluid and our campus plans may need to be revised further based on state announcements or other considerations.

As always, we appreciate the support and cooperation of our Y.A.L.E. School family. We especially acknowledge your patience and understanding as we make these weighty decisions.  Should you have questions or concerns, or need technical support for remote learning, our homeroom teachers will direct your request to the individual on the Y.A.L.E. team that can best assist you.

We hope you and your family stay well over the holidays and find new opportunities and traditions to make the season a meaningful one.   We look forward to reuniting our staff and students as soon as safely possible.

Sincerely,
The Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

C:  District Case Managers

Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case at Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia

October 29, 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This does not affect in-person instruction at any other Y.A.L.E. School campus.  The Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team is working closely with public health officials and following federal, state, and local health department guidance to ensure the health and safety of our community.

If your student is determined to have had close contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19, you will be notified directly via email or a phone call. We ask for your patience as we complete our investigation and outreach. No further action is required if you do not receive additional notification.

Cleaning and disinfecting of all exposed areas is underway.  In addition, our campus takes systematic precautions to prevent the introduction and spread of viruses and other germs through air purifying equipment installed in common areas and nurses offices.  Y.A.L.E. schools are also cleaned on a regular schedule by professional services using processes and products advised by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to mitigate COVID-19 transmission risks.

The status of this situation is fluid, and we are monitoring it closely.  We encourage parents, guardians and students to continue following the safeguards promoted by the CDC, such as:

  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds
  • Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues
  • Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils
  • Practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart)
  • Wearing a face covering while out
  • Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms

We appreciate the support and cooperation of our Y.A.L.E. School family. The health of our students, staff and their families is our number one priority. Please assist us by remaining vigilant, but sensible, in your approach to dealing with this health concern. Below are some resources that might be helpful to you.

Resources

Should you have any questions about this situation, please feel free to contact your child’s homeroom teacher who will direct your inquiry to the appropriate Y.A.L.E. staff.

Sincerely,

Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case at Y.A.L.E. School East (Northfield) and at Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia

October 07, 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School East (Northfield) and at Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia have tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This does not affect in-person instruction at any other Y.A.L.E. School campus.  The Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team is working closely with public health officials and following federal, state, and local health department guidance to ensure the health and safety of our community.

If your student is determined to have had close contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19, you will be notified directly via email or a phone call. We ask for your patience as we complete our investigation and outreach. No further action is required if you do not receive additional notification.

Cleaning and disinfecting of all exposed areas is underway.  In addition, our campus takes systematic precautions to prevent the introduction and spread of viruses and other germs through air purifying equipment installed in common areas and nurses offices.  Y.A.L.E. schools are also cleaned on a regular schedule by professional services using processes and products advised by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to mitigate COVID-19 transmission risks.

The status of this situation is fluid, and we are monitoring it closely. We encourage parents, guardians and students to continue following the safeguards promoted by the CDC, such as:

  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds
  • Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues
  • Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils
  • Practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart)
  • Wearing a face covering while out
  • Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms

We appreciate the support and cooperation of our Y.A.L.E. School family. The health of our students, staff and their families is our number one priority. Please assist us by remaining vigilant, but sensible, in your approach to dealing with this health concern. Below are some resources that might be helpful to you.

Resources

Should you have any questions about this situation, please feel free to contact your child’s homeroom teacher who will direct your inquiry to the appropriate Y.A.L.E. staff.

Sincerely,

Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

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