Perelman Ready 2022-23

Please review our Perelman Ready plan for the 2022-23 academic year. This plan will be updated throughout the year to reflect the recommendations of the CDC and other state and local agencies as well as guidance from our Perelman Medical Advisory Committee.

It is critically important to remember that our behavior affects the entire school community; individual decisions impact our communal safety. Our tradition teaches, “Kol Yisrael arevim zeh bazeh, the entire community is responsible for one another.” With care for ourselves and each other, we will realize the words of the psalmist: Hinei mah tov u'mah na'eem, shevet achim gam yachad—"How good and how pleasant it is for us to be together.”

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  • Perelman Family Pledge

    Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh BaZeh. All of us have a responsibility to protect our community as we continue to navigate these challenging and unprecedented times. We ask each member of our Perelman community to abide by the following Perelman Family Pledge:

    I understand that I am an important part of the Perelman community. I understand that the health and safety measures I am being asked to undertake are necessary to protect the health and safety of others in my community and beyond. I agree to abide by all federal, state, local and Perelman mandates, policies, protocols, and procedures related to COVID-19.

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  • Guiding Principles

    The health and safety of Perelman students, faculty, staff and their families will be the first consideration in all decisions.
    Safety protocols will be implemented based on credible data as well as guidance from public health agencies and our medical advisors.
    Perelman students, faculty, staff and their families will abide by the protocols implemented to safeguard community-wide health and safety.
    Decisions will support our mission: We cultivate character, inspire minds and nurture souls, as students learn, explore, achieve and dream - all in a dual-language environment.
    We will remain prepared, ready and flexible in continuing to offer an outstanding Perelman education.
    We will support and sustain our community of students, faculty, staff, parents and friends. Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh Bazeh — “The whole community is responsible for one another.” (Talmud, Shevuot 39a)
  • Home and School Partnership

    We ask that families make thoughtful decisions regarding group gatherings for children, weighing the social and emotional needs of their children with the potential risk of the exposure to COVID-19.

    Please abide by accepted mitigation protocols outside of school to safeguard community-wide health and safety.

  • Medical Protocol

    Keep your child at home if any of the following symptoms are present:
    • High temperature (100 degrees or more)
    • Cough
    • Nasal congestion
    • Sore throat
    • Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Shortness of breath
    • Diarrhea
    • Vomiting

    If your child has any of the above symptoms of COVID-19, contact the school nurse. Your child may be required to test for COVID-19 (rapid antigen or PCR test). 
    If your child is diagnosed with COVID-19, your child must remain home until:

    It has been at least 5 days since your child first exhibited symptoms and your child has a negative rapid antigen or PCR test on day 5 or later and your child is asymptomatic.   

    If someone in your household is diagnosed with COVID-19 or your child is exposed to COVID-19, notify the school nurse.

    Quarantine Policy
    This policy will be updated prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year.  

    Response to Illness During School Day
    If a staff member or child becomes sick while at school and cannot immediately leave the premises, that person will remain in an  isolation room. For the safety of our faculty, staff and students, sick children must be picked up immediately after parents are notified. The isolation room will be thoroughly sanitized after any use.
    Response to COVID-19 Diagnosis
    If a staff member, student or household member receives a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, the school must be notified immediately. 

    Faculty and students in the same cohort and/or anyone who has come into close contact with someone with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis will be notified. 

    All students need to be fully immunized in accordance with state law and the schedule recommended by the CDC. A flu vaccine is mandatory for all 2022-23 students, faculty and staff and must be obtained no later than October 15, 2022. 
  • Mitigation

    Cleaning and Disinfection
    The school is regularly cleaned and sanitized. This includes door and sink handles, water dispensers, desktops, railings, doors, etc.

    Sanitizing stations for student and teacher use are located throughout the school buildings. 
    Hygiene and Safety
    The following procedures will be practiced by faculty/staff, students:
    Proper hand washing, reinforced and required on a regular basis. 
    Physical contact will be minimized and avoided as possible.
    Signs will be posted throughout the school building, reminding students and staff to maintain proper hygiene.
    Masks and Face Coverings
    Students, faculty, staff and other adults on campus do not need to wear masks when outdoors.

    Masking indoors is recommended (but not required) for all students and staff. Adults and students may choose to remain masked indoors and/or outdoors. 

    Students must continue to bring masks to school daily.  Face masks must cover the nose and mouth securely and stay in place with normal movement. Masks should be secured to the head with ties, straps or with loops over the ears.  They should fit snugly and comfortably against the face.  

    Physical Distancing
    Students may learn outside, weather permitting. Additional security measures and protocols will be in place on our campuses.
    Tents without walls may be set up on the fields of both campuses in order to provide cover and shade. Children and teachers should dress appropriately for outdoor classes and play.
    Travel Policy
    Perelman follows the guidelines established by local, state and federal agencies regarding travel.  
    Visitor Policy
    All visitors, parents and volunteers permitted in our school buildings will be required to comply with school procedures and mitigation protocol. 

  • Remote Learning Option

    Remote learning is not being offered during the 2022-23 school year.


Forman Center

Kindergarten - Grade 5  •  7601 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027  •  215-635-3130

Stern Center

PreK - Grade 5 and Administrative Offices  •  49 Haverford Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096  •  610-658-2518