COVID-19 Health Advisory and Updates
The Jewish value of pikuach nefesh, preserving lives, supersedes almost all others. Our tradition teaches us to put care and thought into the health of others. We wanted to reassure you that we are honoring our MJDS values and monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and carefully. In particular, we are following the framework for mitigation from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in conjunction with the Coronavirus Task Force.
We will continue to update this page with information in our ongoing commitment to being safe, transparent and proactive.
Supporting our MJDS community is an integral part of who we are and directly aligns with our values and rally cry. Please use this form to let us know if you or someone you know needs help:
MJDS Family Support sign up
May 13, 2020
Library Book Drop Off
If you have any MJDS library books, please drop them at school on Friday anytime between 8-10 a.m.
Friday All School Assembly
Please join us for this fun community event each Friday at 3 p.m.
This week’s theme is Superheroes. When you dress up on Friday make sure to send a photo/video to firstname.lastname@example.org to promote #MJDSatHome
Yom Yerushalayim Celebration
Next Friday we will be celebrating Yom Yerushalayim, the day we celebrate the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967. We are looking for MJDS families to share their favorite memory or part of Jerusalem. Please send any words, pictures and/or a video of your family reminiscing about Jerusalem to Gev. Kleiman, email@example.com, by Wednesday, May 20.
MJDS School Closing letter to families
Updates on the Badger Bounce Back: Wisconsin's Plan to Get Moving Again
Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Extend Wisconsin's Safer at Home Order
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24, 2020 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. The order implements some new measures to ensure safety and support the progress we've made in containing COVID-19, but also allows certain activities to start up again. The order is available here.
Safe Business Practices:
This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we encourage you and the public to frequently monitor the DHS website. We encourage you to follow @DHSWI on Facebook, Twitter, or dhs.wi on Instagram. Additional information can be found on the CDC website.
Office of the Governor ♦ 115 East Capitol, Madison, WI 53702
What the CDC recommends regarding Cloth Face Coverings
- Yale and Scholastic have released a free workbook to help children cope during the pandemic
- Child Mind Institute shares tips for supporting families during COVID-19
- Parents: It's OK if you're barely getting by right now
- Ten practical steps to manage your COVID-19 anxiety
- Mental Health America has put together a helpful resource with links and suggestions for managing your emotions and helping your child. Mental Health and COVID-19
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers a parent/caregiver guide to help families cope
- Flu or COVID-19, how do I know? A helpful list from the Allergy and Asthma Network
- Common Sense Media offers resources for families regarding social distancing, understanding news coverage, staying calm and more