Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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On March 3, Westchester Torah Academy closed its doors for an indefinite period of time due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Westchester County. Realizing the immediate need for a virtual learning option once students and staff were quarantined, Principal Deganit Ronen, Assistant Principal Nellie Harris and their staff quickly got to work. The WTA virtual learning site offers a secure home base for each class to log onto each day. Students find their daily schedules with clear instructions and activities, as well as quick links to each teacher’s Zoom and Google Classroom. Many resources including emotional support and fun activities for the entire family can also be found on the site. “There was a lot of thought and educational philosophy that went into this site,” Ronen shared. “In a time of uncertainty, it was imperative for the school to be providing a safe space, that is clear to navigate and will allow parents and students to stick to a routine, as well as the planned curriculum.”

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