This past Tuesday, we welcomed back our 950 plus students after six long months away from our school campus. Each student came out of their parents cars or from buses with big smiles through their masks demonstrating much joy and enthusiasm for what we hope and pray will be an incredible, unprecedented school year. Our faculty members greeted each student with much love and affection that only in person instruction can accomplish. Students enjoyed numerous specialty classes such
as gym, music, library, art, and computers. Special thanks to the specialty teachers for visiting the classes and creating such an enjoyable experience for our students. Students also received a special gift supply bag from the PTO which included a YCQ cookie, a hand sanitizer, and a lanyard for masks. Thank you to the PTO for taking the time to prepare the gift and delivering them to each class.
Ms. Laffer’s classes 3-211 and 3-212 had a wonderful first week
back at school ! One favorite activity was when they creating their
own “All About Me!” t-shirts and decorated a blank t shirt to describe
their unique selves. Each student drew pictures that represented
his/her interests and favorite things and enjoyed sharing with one
The YCQ faculty orientation took place from September 1 through September 3 and set an exciting tone to begin the new school year. On day one, Dr. Joel Wein, YCQ President, delivered greetings to the faculty on behalf of the board. Rabbi Paysach Krohn also delivered words of inspiration to the faculty. Rabbi Landsman and Dr. Asher also led the faculty in sessions on processing the pandemic, preparing for the beginning of school, and Social Emotional Learning. On the second day, Mrs. Ora Verstandig led a session on enhancing Zoom skills. Finally, on the third day, Mrs. Rachel Bayar, esq., Managing Director of T&M Protection Resources, LLC, spoke to the faculty on safety standards and protocols. A representative from Global Security also spoke to the faculty about school safety protocols. The professional development program was informative and educational, which will hopefully make this year a true success! We are looking forward to an exciting school year!