November 10, 2020 – Cherry Hill

Dear Cherry Hill Parents, Guardians and Districts,

I would like to thank you for your cooperation over the past 14 days as we followed Department of Health guidelines. I am pleased to inform you that as anticipated, on Thursday, November 12, 2020, Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill will reopen to in-person students. Those enrolled in remote learning will continue in that manner.

Please also note that school hours for all students will once again be 8:30 am to 1:00 pm daily as of Thursday, November 12th. Wednesdays will remain remote for all.

Respectfully,

Fred Gruber

Campus Director

November 10, 2020 – Kirby’s Mill

Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case at Y.A.L.E. School Kirby’s Mill

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Kirby’s Mill 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

Get the Facts about Coronavirus (CDC)

Symptoms of COVID-19 (CDC)

Testing (CDC)

How to Protect Yourself (CDC)

What to Do if You Are Sick (CDC)

 

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

May 26, 2021

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

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus 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 review and follow the latest guidelines recommended by the CDC:

Ø 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.

Ø A purely clinical alternative diagnosis is no longer acceptable.

Ø Wait 5-7 days after being exposed to COVID-19 to get tested.

Ø While you wait to get tested, quarantine at home and stay away from others.

Ø After testing, quarantine at home and stay away from others while awaiting results.

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.

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

*Please note that all of the above guidelines apply when the COVID-19 Activity Level Index (CALI) is LOW (green) or MODERATE (yellow). When the CALI index is HIGH (orange) or VERY HIGH (red) the quarantine period is increased to 14 days

April 23, 2021

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

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus 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 review and follow the latest guidelines recommended by the CDC:

Ø 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.

Ø A purely clinical alternative diagnosis is no longer acceptable.

Ø Wait 5-7 days after being exposed to COVID-19 to get tested.

Ø While you wait to get tested, quarantine at home and stay away from others.

Ø After testing, quarantine at home and stay away from others while awaiting results.

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.

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

*Please note that all of the above guidelines apply when the COVID-19 Activity Level Index (CALI) is LOW (green) or MODERATE (yellow). When the CALI index is HIGH (orange) or VERY HIGH (red) the quarantine period is increased to 14 days

April 22, 2021

Notification of Return to 5-day Instruction at Y.A.L.E. School Mullica Township

Dear Parents & Guardians:

We are pleased to inform you that students at Y.A.L.E. School Mullica Township will resume five-day in-person instruction beginning Monday, May 3, 2021 with dismissal each day at 1pm. Y.A.L.E. School has notified your sending school districts that Wednesdays will no longer be remote for Y.A.L.E. Mullica Township students.

All transportation arrangements are coordinated by school districts. Should you have any questions or concerns about bus transportation, please contact the sending district.

Y.A.L.E. School will continue to follow all recommended Covid-19 mitigation strategies and protocols. As always, 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 to the current guidelines provided by health officials and to Y.A.L.E. updates as they are made available.

Should you have any questions about the return to five-day in-person instruction, or a concern of any kind, 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

April 22, 2021

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

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus 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 review and follow the latest guidelines recommended by the CDC:

Ø 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.

Ø A purely clinical alternative diagnosis is no longer acceptable.

Ø Wait 5-7 days after being exposed to COVID-19 to get tested.

Ø While you wait to get tested, quarantine at home and stay away from others.

Ø After testing, quarantine at home and stay away from others while awaiting results.

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.

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

*Please note that all of the above guidelines apply when the COVID-19 Activity Level Index (CALI) is LOW (green) or MODERATE (yellow). When the CALI index is HIGH (orange) or VERY HIGH (red) the quarantine period is increased to 14 days

April 22, 2021

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

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg campus 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 review and follow the latest guidelines recommended by the CDC:

Ø 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.

Ø A purely clinical alternative diagnosis is no longer acceptable.

Ø Wait 5-7 days after being exposed to COVID-19 to get tested.

Ø While you wait to get tested, quarantine at home and stay away from others.

Ø After testing, quarantine at home and stay away from others while awaiting results.

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.

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

*Please note that all of the above guidelines apply when the COVID-19 Activity Level Index (CALI) is LOW (green) or MODERATE (yellow). When the CALI index is HIGH (orange) or VERY HIGH (red) the quarantine period is increased to 14 days

April 1, 2021

Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case at Y.A.L.E. School Medford – Kirby’s Mill

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Medford- Kirby’s Mill 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 review and follow the latest guidelines recommended by the CDC:

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.

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.

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

March 31, 2021

Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case at Y.A.L.E. School Medford – Kirby’s Mill

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Medford – Kirby’s Mill 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 review and follow the latest guidelines recommended by the CDC:

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.

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.

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

March 23, 2021

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

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg 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 review and follow the latest guidelines recommended by the CDC:

Ø 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.

Ø A purely clinical alternative diagnosis is no longer acceptable.

Ø Wait 5-7 days after being exposed to COVID-19 to get tested.

Ø While you wait to get tested, quarantine at home and stay away from others.

Ø After testing, quarantine at home and stay away from others while awaiting results.

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.

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

March 15, 2021

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

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Evans 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 review and follow the latest guidelines recommended by the CDC:

Ø 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.

Ø A purely clinical alternative diagnosis is no longer acceptable.

Ø Wait 5-7 days after being exposed to COVID-19 to get tested.

Ø While you wait to get tested, quarantine at home and stay away from others.

Ø After testing, quarantine at home and stay away from others while awaiting results.

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.

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

March 15, 2021

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

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg 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 review and follow the latest guidelines recommended by the CDC:

Ø 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.

Ø A purely clinical alternative diagnosis is no longer acceptable.

Ø Wait 5-7 days after being exposed to COVID-19 to get tested.

Ø While you wait to get tested, quarantine at home and stay away from others.

Ø After testing, quarantine at home and stay away from others while awaiting results.

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.

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

January 29, 2021

Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case at Y.A.L.E. School Southeast (Evans)

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Southeast (Evans) campus 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 review and follow the latest guidelines recommended by the NJDOH and the CDC:

• 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.

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.

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

Dear Y.A.L.E. School Family,

As we continue to monitor the pain and unrest in cities across our nation, we wanted to reach out to you. The Y.A.L.E. School leadership team wishes to unequivocally condemn racism and violence, and we stand by our communities of color against any and all acts of racism, disrespect and inequitable treatment. The protests we have seen nationwide, and especially in Philadelphia where many of our Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia campus staff and families live, have brought much-needed recognition to marginalized communities.

As a country we must work together to end discrimination, hatred and prejudice. As a school community, we value each individual on our staff, and we cherish all of our students and their families. At Y.A.L.E. School, we celebrate our diversity, provide for inclusion and continually review our practices in order to consider and address equity. We know that our differences make us stronger and more resilient.

The pain and anxiety of the last week and longer has undoubtedly weighed heavily on our community, and we understand that our students, families and staff may feel anger, sorrow and fear. If you or your child wish to speak to someone to address these feelings, we encourage you to reach out to our Y.A.L.E. School counselors:

Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill

Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 / Project SEARCH

Y.A.L.E. School Medford

Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg

Y.A.L.E. School Northfield

For our Autism campuses, please reach out to the following administrators for assistance:

Y.A.L.E. School/Southeast at Evans

Y.A.L.E. School/Mansion Avenue

Y.A.L.E. School/Mullica

Our leadership team has also assembled a list of resources on how to have honest conversations with your child about racism, tolerance and how to support communities of color:

As the Y.A.L.E. School community, together with our community at large, navigates the difficult days and weeks of ahead caused by not just the unrest across our country but also by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to focus on what has always remained important to us: fostering a positive approach to learning for all of our students, and a supportive and inclusive place for our team.

As always, stay safe and stay in touch. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Warmly,

Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

January 22, 2021

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill Campus Moving to 100% Remote Learning Beginning Monday, January 25, 2021

Dear Parents & Guardians:

Y.A.L.E. School monitors conditions daily and conscientiously adheres to the COVID-19 protocols required by state public health and education officials. Despite our extensive precautionary measures, circumstances again necessitate that we return to 100% remote learning at the Cherry Hill campus.

The decision to do so was a difficult one requiring careful consideration of many factors including additional reports by the New Jersey Department of Health that confirm that the current activity level remains at high risk, trends in counties where students and staff reside, quarantine requirements, staffing, and behavioral challenges that may require closer student/staff proximity. Consequently, we will act with an abundance of caution by transitioning to 100% remote learning as follows:

Effective Monday, January 25, 2021, the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus will become 100% remote until further notice. 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 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 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

January 23, 2021

Y.A.L.E. School Northfield Campus Moving to 100% Remote Learning Beginning Monday, January 25, 2021

Dear Parents & Guardians:

Y.A.L.E. School monitors conditions daily and conscientiously adheres to the COVID-19 protocols required by state public health and education officials.  Despite our extensive precautionary measures, circumstances again necessitate that we return to 100% remote learning at the Northfield campus.

The decision to do so was a difficult one requiring careful consideration of many factors including additional reports by the New Jersey Department of Health that confirm that the current activity level remains at high risk, trends in counties where students and staff reside, quarantine requirements, staffing, and behavioral challenges that may require closer student/staff proximity. Consequently, we will act with an abundance of caution bytransitioning to 100% remote learning as follows:

Effective Monday, January 25, 2021, the Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus will become 100% remote until further notice.  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 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 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

January 22, 2021

Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case at Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill, NJ

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill 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 review and follow the latest guidelines recommended by the NJDOH and the CDC:

  • 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.

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.

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

BEST PRACTICES FOR COVID-19

  • 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

RESOURCES

January 13, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We want to welcome back our in-person students returning on Tuesday, January 19th. As we shift back to the hybrid model of instruction, we remind parents that school hours will return to the shortened schedule as listed for each campus on the Y.A.L.E. School letter to parents posted on the Y.A.L.E. website on January 7th.

In our ongoing effort to promote and maintain a healthy school environment, we would also like to share the most recent New Jersey Department of Health recommendations when a student displays Covid-19 symptoms as well as the new testing guidelines provided by the NJDOH:

• 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 nurses are valuable resources for parents in these challenging times. They are prepared to assist and guide you. Please contact them as needed, most especially if your child has symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive. Also please reach out to the Y.A.L.E. School 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 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

January 1, 2021

Students with COVID-19 Symptoms

New Jersey Department of Health Guidelines Issued January 1, 2021

December 22nd, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the holiday season approaches, we would like to say a most sincere “Thank You” to our parents and students.  The Y.A.L.E. community has truly come together to keep our schools as safe as possible by following health and safety protocols. 

Realizing that the holidays are traditionally a time for travel and visiting, we would like to remind you of Governor Murphy’s travel advisory to share with anyone who may be planning a visit this season. 

  • All individuals traveling from states with a significant spread of the COVID-19 virus are advised to self- quarantine for 14 days after leaving their home state. 
  • If your family travels to any of the states experiencing a high rate of COVID-19, your child(ren) are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days from the date of return to New Jersey.  These students will be able to transition to full remote learning during that time period by contacting the Y.A.L.E. School secretary at that campus.

Families may also want to refer to the information offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for hosting or attending holiday gatherings.    

Although the holiday season will be different in many respects this year, we hope that families find new and rewarding ways to celebrate and connect with loved ones.  We also thank you again for your ongoing efforts to contribute to the health and safety of our school community.   

Sincerely,

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

December 22, 2020

Y.A.L.E. School Medford Campuses (Kirby’s Mill & Memorial) Moving to 100% Remote Learning Beginning Monday, January 4, 2021

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 the Y.A.L.E. School Medford campuses (Kirby’s Mill & Memorial) to 100% remote learning.

The Medford Township Public School District has announced that all students and staff will be 100% remote beginning Monday, January 4, 2021 through Friday, January 15, 2021. Y.A.L.E. School will follow this same timeline. 100% remote hours are 9:00 am – 2:45 pm. Y.A.L.E. School anticipates reopening on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 with our existing hybrid schedule.

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 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

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

November 30, 2020

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

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

November 10, 2020 – Cherry Hill

Dear Cherry Hill Parents, Guardians and Districts,

I would like to thank you for your cooperation over the past 14 days as we followed Department of Health guidelines. I am pleased to inform you that as anticipated, on Thursday, November 12, 2020, Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill will reopen to in-person students. Those enrolled in remote learning will continue in that manner.

Please also note that school hours for all students will once again be 8:30 am to 1:00 pm daily as of Thursday, November 12th. Wednesdays will remain remote for all.

Respectfully,

Fred Gruber

Campus Director

November 10, 2020 – Kirby’s Mill

Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case at Y.A.L.E. School Kirby’s Mill

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Kirby’s Mill Campus 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

Get the Facts about Coronavirus (CDC)

Symptoms of COVID-19 (CDC)

Testing (CDC)

How to Protect Yourself (CDC)

What to Do if You Are Sick (CDC)

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

November 11, 2020 – Standard 9/CCC – Blackwood

Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case at Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 Program/Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 Program/Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ has tested positive for 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.

A number of individuals were determined to be in close contact with the individual. Therefore Y.A.L.E. School will shift to remote learning for all students in the Standard 9 Program at Camden County College during the required 14-day quarantine period, with school hours from 8:45 am until 2:30 pm. The program will resume in-person on Monday, November 23, 2020.

The status of this situation is fluid, and we are monitoring it closely along with personnel at Camden County College. 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

Get the Facts about Coronavirus (CDC)

Symptoms of COVID-19 (CDC)

Testing (CDC)

How to Protect Yourself (CDC)

What to Do if You Are Sick (CDC)

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

November 1, 2020

IMPORTANT ALERT

Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill Campus Moving To All-Remote Instruction as of Monday, November 2, 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians:

On Friday, October 30, 2020, Camden County Department of Health determined that a significant number of staff members and students at the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill campus were in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.  As a result, Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill will move to 100% remote learning for all students effective Monday, November 2, 2020. Cherry Hill campus will also follow a full day schedule from 8:45 am to 2:30 pm during this remote phase.

The decision to move to remote learning was not made lightly.  Given the number of individuals on the campus who must quarantine for the period of time required, an all-remote schedule is a necessary course of action.  It will allow our administrative team and health officials to ensure an orderly quarantine process while instruction and learning continues. All Cherry Hill students will remotely follow their current daily schedule of classes and related services.   This situation is fluid; however, we are anticipating a re-open date of Thursday, November 12th and will continue to update you in this regard.    

The Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team is working closely with public health officials and following federal, state and local health department guidance in order to assure the health and safety of our students and community. If your student is determined to have had close contact with the individual 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 this outreach. Please know we are also using this time to ensure that a thorough cleaning of the campus is completed.

As always, we appreciate the support and cooperation of our Y.A.L.E. School community. This decision was made with the long-term health of our students, staff and their families in mind; as always, the care and welfare of our students – your children – is our number one priority.   Our staff is prepared to assist you at any time.  Should you have questions or a request for technical support, please feel free to reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher or program supervisor.

Sincerely,

Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

October 26, 2020: Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case at Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg 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

10-14-2020: Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case at Y.A.L.E. School Project Search Program

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that an individual at the Y.A.L.E. School Project Search Program 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

10-09-2020: Notification of 2nd Positive COVID-19 Case at Y.A.L.E. School East (Northfield)

Dear Students, Staff, Parents & Guardians:

This letter is to inform you we learned today that another individual at Y.A.L.E. School East (Northfield) has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Y.A.L.E. School East (Northfield) and the Atlantic County Health Department (ACHD) were able to quickly investigate and determine that the two positive cases were epidemiologically linked. When two cases are linked schools may remain open.

Y.A.L.E. School East (Northfield) is continuing to assist the ACHD with contact tracing.  If you are identified as a close contact (within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more), you will receive an additional notification via an email and phone call within 24 hours. No further action is required if you do not receive an additional notification.

As always, we appreciate our community’s support and cooperation.  You can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern.  Should you have any questions about this situation, please contact Al Doyle at the school at 609-677-9960 ext. 100.

Sincerely,

Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

10-07-2020: Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case at Y.A.L.E. School East (Northfield) and at Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia

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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