With Palm Beach County’s public schools starting the upcoming academic year virtually, the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches will offer a distance learning support program at its campuses beginning on Aug. 31.
The program will take place at the Mandel JCC’s Boynton Beach location as Club J All Day and at its Palm Beach Gardens branch as Beyond the Bell All Day. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be able to participate in their schools’ virtual learning.
“Our mission is to serve the community, and families have loudly asked us for support,” said Jesse J. Rosen, the JCC’s president and chief executive officer, in a news release. “Virtual learning creates challenges for many families needing quality care for their children so parents can work. The incredible feedback we have received reminds us of the positive impact we have and reinforces why we do what we do.”
Capacity will be limited to 12 people per group (10 children and two counselors). Students will participate in virtual classes or quiet individualized work including Palm Beach District Portal learning tools, puzzles and reading. Certified teachers as well as high school and college students will be available to provide distance learning assistance, including logging on to virtual classes and making sure schoolwork is completed. Students will take time for lunch, outside exercise, brain breaks and snacks. After 2 p.m., they will participate in an after-school program in which the same small groups will be maintained.
Visit JCConline.com/distancelearning or call 561-740-9000 for more information on the program, including its safety measures such as mask wearing, social distancing and temperature checks.
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