In response to the current COVID-19 situation, YULA Girls High School will remain closed until further notice.
YULA High Schools have commenced the YULA BaBayit (YULA at Home) program, and school will proceed with students and teachers meeting from home, using distance learning technologies and group video conferencing.
Please refer to the information below for details. We will continue to communicate via email any necessary information to our YULA Girls Community.
During YULA BaBayit we will continue to have school via Zoom, with a modified schedule.
Starting March 17th, YULA Girls High School will implement the following modified schedule, based on “A” and “B” days. School will begin at 8:45am and end at 2:25pm. Fridays will begin at 8:15am and end at 1:00pm.
Office hours will be on Monday-Thursday from 2:25pm-4:25pm. Please contact your teacher to schedule.
We know that many of you may be feeling anxious and uncertain at this time. I wanted to reach out and let you know that this feeling of anxiety and uncertainty is normal. Even though we are not together in person, we are here for you.
I encourage you to reach out to us and your teachers with regards to any questions you may have or support you may need at this time.
I will be available via zoom for one on one meetings starting Friday. Please use this link to sign up for a meeting: https://calendly.com/lorenbuch-1. I will send you a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom Meeting, please only sign up for a time slot that coincides with a Free or Lunch Period.
We are here for you and we are all in this together.
Wishing everyone health and calming thoughts,
Dr. Leora Orenbuch
Director of Guidance
Distance Learning can present unique challenges for diverse learners, notably in the areas of attention, academic organization and time management. Academic Support is available via zoom; students and parents can contact Esther Pearl Kreiman, our Director of Student Learning at [email protected] to set up an appointment to go over individual academic concerns.
In addition, extended time testing is now being offered via zoom directly by teachers. Students with questions should email Mrs. Kreiman. Many students have also expressed concerns about this years’ AP exams, which are now taking place exclusively online; the College Board will directly apply accommodations such as extended time for students already in their system. This link provides more information about how the College Board is addressing health and safety concerns at this time.
Mrs. Esther Pearl Kreiman
Director of Student Support
While much uncertainty still exists surrounding the 2021 college and seminary landscape, as seminaries and universities continue to develop and modify their policies and procedures, rest assured that they are keeping Guidance Counselors in the loop every step of the way.
Many schools have decided to adjust their application requirements to become test optional for the upcoming year, while others are looking to extend deadlines to accommodate those students who were unable to test prior to the onset of Covid-19. As we continue to closely monitor the situation, here are some helpful reminders and points to note throughout the process:
- As of now, the next SAT will take place in September and the next ACT will take place on June 14th. I will keep all students posted about any date changes or updates. College Board and ACT have explained that they hope to offer more exam options during the upcoming school year to make up for the lost administrations from this spring.
- The UC application, Common App and Yeshiva University Applications all plan to open as planned on or around August 1st. All essay prompts will be posted prior to summer vacation, allowing students to work on their application throughout the summer.
- Universities plan to be more flexible regarding the deferral process regarding students who originally planned to take a gap year for 2020- 2021. If students need assistance in requesting a deferral or have already deferred and would now like to alter that request, please let me know and I would be happy to navigate that process with them.
Dean of College Guidance and Upperclassmen
During these unsettling and trying times, we are very pleased to present meaningful Divrei Torah and Divrei Chizuk from members of our Limudei Kodesh faculty. These Divrei Torah and shiurim on relevant and meaningful topics are open to our entire YULA community – both students and parents alike. It is our hope that through this collective commitment to intensified Talmud Torah that Hashem will bring about an end to this pandemic and heal all those in need of a refuah shleimah.
3/16/2020 - Rabbi Elchanan Shoff
3/17/2020 - Rav Pinchos Hecht
3/18/2020 - Rabbi Shimon Abramczik
3/19/2020 - Mrs. Shira Hershoff
3/20/2020 - Rabbi Arye Sufrin
3/23/2020 - Mrs. Bruria Siegel
3/24/2020 - Rabbi Sandy Shulkes
Wed, Mar 25, 2020 - Mrs. Elimor Ryzman
3/26/2020 - Rabbi Joseph Schreiber
3/27/2020 - Mrs. Annie Nagel
3/30/2020 - Rabbi Michael Abraham
3/31/2020 - Mrs. Racheli Luftglass
4/2/2020 - Mrs. Rachel Margolies
Wed, Apr 1, 2020 - Rabbi Dov Rosenbluth
Fri, Apr 3, 2020 - Rabbi Shua Rose
4/23/2020 - Mrs. Racheli Luftglass
4/23/2020 - Rabbi Joseph Schreiber
5/11/2020 - Rabbi Shimon Abramczik
5/7/2020 - Mr. Ethan Piliavin
5/14/2020 - Mrs. Miriam Piliavin
5/14/2020 - Rabbi Elchanan Shoff
5/21/2020 - Mrs. Hadassah Shemtov
5/21/2020 - Rabbi Shua Rose
6/1/2020 - Rabbi Sandy Shulkes
6/7/2020 - Rabbi Joseph Schreiber
6/1/2020 - Rabbi Sandy Shulkes
6/7/2020 - Mrs. Racheli Luftglass
A reference of all teacher’s Zoom links is available on our YULA Girls Teacher’s Zoom Links reference sheet. Please note that for security reasons, this file is only accessible to users which are logged into their YULA Girls Google account.
- This is our virtual classroom. Appropriate classroom behavior is expected.
- Try to log online to our class meeting from a quiet, distraction-free environment. We have little time together; let’s try to maximize it!
- Keep your audio on mute until you want to speak. We must work together to limit background noise.
- Enable video so that your teacher can see your smiling face!
- When you want to speak, use the “Raise Hand” feature (on the bottom left of the Participants window) and/or be sure to unmute yourself to talk.
- Use the Chat box to make a point or ask a question. Remember that Chat is public, and may be recorded, and archived.
- Have a plan for taking notes (paper and pencil, Google Docs, etc).