Information and Resources about COVID-19

Milton has been working closely with DC Department of Health (DC DOH) and monitoring reports from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (MC DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure that our school and community are apprised of any health updates. Please see below for academic, social emotional, and parenting resources as well as links to our virtual classrooms and Tech Help Desk. We now have a section with links to live virtual events such as lectures, concerts, and more. Please continue to scroll down for official updates from Milton regarding the current status of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on our school community.

Thank you for your support, patience, and partnership as we navigate this difficult situation. We wish you all good health and refuah schlema to those who are ill!


Communications from Milton

May 27 - Letter about Fall Task Force, Survey, Reopening Plans
May 18 - Planning for End-of-Year, Summer, and Fall 2020
May 4 - Milton Community Update
March 30 - Volunteer for our Virtual Pesach Camp!
March 24 - Requesting Parent Feedback, Updates on Parent-Teacher Conferences & Report Cards, and Invite to Kabbalat Shabbat
March 23 - Buildings Closed through April 24 (at least)
March 22 - Very Personal Reflection from Naomi
March 19 - Our Week of Firsts-Transition to Online Learning
March 18 - Online Learning Day 1
March 13 - Information and Resources as we transition to Distance Learning
March 12 - Milton will transition to Distance Learning on March 16
March 11 - Milton Will Open on THURSDAY, March 12
March 10 – Milton Closed for Deep Cleaning TOMORROW, March 11
March 10 - Update on COVID-19 from Milton
March 6 - Update on COVID-19 Prevention and Preparation at Milton
February 28 - COVID-19 Prevention and Preparation at Milton

Resources for Parents, Distance Learning, and Support

Virtual Classrooms

Sign into your child’s Google Classroom account to see their daily calendar and continue the learning with live lessons and recorded classes online. Use the same link to access their in-class and homework assignments. In addition to coursework, we want to create opportunities for our students to connect with one another and with their teachers so we strongly encourage everyone to follow the class schedule and contribute to our learning communities (to the degree that you can). Please look out for an email from IT Specialist Daniel Berger (week of March 16) with instructions on accessing your child’s Google Classroom account.

Access Google Classroom

Guidance Resources

Our guidance team has provided a variety resources to support our students, parents, and staff during this challenging time. Please click on the link to the Google Classroom folder to access these materials. There are three subfolders: Early Childhood, Elementary School, and Middle School.

Guidance Resources

Free Time

BOOKS

MUSIC

FILM AND TV

Click on Links Above

Volunteer

  • Are you a parent with technical expertise? Do you experience using Google Classroom and Zoom? If you would like to serve as a resource to Milton parents so that they can better support their children, please fill out our Parent Volunteer form (form coming soon).
  • Are you are an alumni in High School and College? If you want to serve as a guest expert or guest reader, we would love to hear from you! Please fill out our Alumni Volunteer form (form coming soon) to participate in our Online Expert Hour and share your knowledge with younger students.
  • Virtual Pesach Camp: To support our families and teachers we are coordinating a volunteer-driven virtual Pesach Camp. We are calling on our amazing, engaging, talented, and supportive community members to volunteer! Our Passover break is scheduled for April 7-17. Through our Pesach Camp, we will work to offer programming on the days before the chag, during chol hamoed, and on the day after Pesach (April 7-8, April 12-14, and April 17).

Thank you in advance!

MILTON Pesach Camp Volunteer Form

Digital Speaker Series

Empower Hour Speaker Series.

Every Tuesday at 1 pm, hosted by The Brem Foundation.

Join Brem Foundation’s upcoming speaker series. It is a three-part event featuring Carly Fiorina, Jean Case, and Valerie Jarrett, with special guest Dr. Rachel Brem, Chief Medical Officer of the Brem Foundation and Director of Breast Imaging at GW University.

  • Tuesday, May 19 at 1 pm: “Leadership Through Adversity” with Carly Fiorina – Author, former U.S. presidential candidate, and former CEO of Hewlett Packard.
  • Tuesday, May 26 at 1 pm: “Fearlessness & Innovation” with Jean Case – Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Impact Network and Case Foundation.
  • Tuesday, June 2 at 1 pm: “Voting, Civic Engaging, & Health” with Valerie Jarrett – the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, she currently serves as chairman of the board of When We All Vote in addition to serving on the boards of Lyft, 2U, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Register Here

Digital Programming

Round House at Your House

Starting Friday, March 27, hosted by Round House Theatre.

“While we can’t all gather in person right now, we at Round House still believe that theatre can help create community, which we need now more than ever.”

More Information


Virtual Group

How to Support your Child with Distance Learning

Every Thursday at 10 am, hosted by The Chesapeake Center for ADHD, Learning and Behavioral Health.

Free virtual group for parents with children in grades 1 to 5, to offer tips and strategies for managing the children’s schedules and assisting them with distance learning during COVID-19. Group facilitator: Michelle Schneck, MA.

Register Here

Virtual Group

Targeted Groups

Day and time depend on each specific group, hosted by The Chesapeake Center for ADHD, Learning and Behavioral Health.

“The Chesapeake Center has dedicated 35+ years to treating those with ADHD, Learning Differences and their many co-existing conditions. We offer clinicians who are top specialists in their fields, providing individualized care across the lifespan. We use a solution-based treatment approach that focuses on strengths.”

Register Here


Workshop

ZOOM with Rabbi Daria Jacobs-Velde for Judaism and Nature Connection

Every Thursday, at 3:45 pm, hosted by Oseh Shalom.

Join Rabbi Daria to connect and ground our bodies and minds in the outdoors and Judaism.

Register Here


Health Recommendations

New Health-Related Information and Resources:

  • Practice social distancing as a way to protect the health and wellness of everyone in our community, including our most vulnerable members.

What is Social Distancing? The goal of social distancing is to limit exposure to infectious bacteria and viruses during a communicable disease outbreak such as the one we are experiencing. The CDC defines social distancing as maintaining 6 feet of distance from others when possible, remaining out of congregate settings such as crowded public spaces (ie movie theaters, shopping malls) and avoiding mass gatherings. Social distancing involves minimizing exposure to infected individuals by avoiding large public gathering venues, adhering to spacing requirements in other gatherings, and following proper personal hygiene practices.

Effective Social Distancing

This Is Not a Snow Day

What To Do If You Are Sick

 

Precautions for avoiding colds, flu, and other respiratory illnesses:

  • Stay home if you are ill or think you may be ill, and keep your children home if they are ill.
  • Cough and/or sneeze into tissues or into your elbow (and discard the tissue).
  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently (for a minimum of 20 seconds), especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • If you have traveled out of the country to an area that is known to have experienced an outbreak of COVID-19 or if you have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, please watch closely for symptoms which include: fever, cough and shortness of breath, and be in touch with your physician. We urge family members of these individuals to carefully monitor for symptoms.

 

Additional Health Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DC Department of Health

World Health Organization


Health Notifications

If anyone in your family is exposed to the Coronavirus, please reach out via email to Nurse@MiltonGottesman.org to notify us. Please self-quarantine until you receive professional medical guidance from your healthcare provider on how to proceed.