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QuaranTEENed – Sorry, We’re Closed

QuaranTEENed – Sorry, We’re Closed

Addie Bassin and Jonathan Morris

April 6, 2020

Regular school days, student clubs and activities, along with major school events have been canceled or postponed due to the pandemic. In this episode of QuaranTEENed, we take a look at student and faculty reactions to the uncertainty of the future regarding their missed opportunities and activitie...

March Madness tradition grinds to a halt due to Coronavirus

March Madness tradition grinds to a halt due to Coronavirus

Eitan Malkus, Guest Writer

March 31, 2020

Every March, tensions run high at school as students and teachers fill out their March Madness Brackets in anticipation of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. But this year, all of that anticipation came to a sudden halt when the tournament was canceled on March 12 due to coronavirus ...

QuaranTEENed – This May Be A While

QuaranTEENed – This May Be A While

Addie Bassin and Jonathan Morris

March 26, 2020

In this episode, students and teachers reflect on their first week and a half of distance learning. This episode we hear from freshmen Sammy Schreiber and Dalya Offer, sophomores Dalia Siegel and Elyon Topolosky and juniors Jane Trainor and Josh Bachrach, and revisit junior Tess Mendelson on how she has k...

Class of 2020 capstone trip cut short by coronavirus

Class of 2020 capstone trip cut short by coronavirus

Matthew Rabinowitz, Managing Copy Editor

March 24, 2020

The CESJDS capstone trip was cut short due to U.S. fears that Israel would shut its borders and lock the alumni in Israel.  JDS alumni on their capstone trip were woken up at 3 a.m. IST on March 15 to emails from their parents giving them permission to board a privately-chartered jet home to the ...

Principals host Zoom call for parents on coronavirus updates

Principals host Zoom call for parents on coronavirus updates

Eva Bard, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2020

CESJDS principals held a school-wide Zoom call for 300 JDS parents from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. The meeting addressed questions and concerns raised by parents about the future of the school year during the pandemic.  High School Principal and Associate Head of School Dr. Marc Lindner began t...

QuaranTEENed – This is Just the Beginning

QuaranTEENed – This is Just the Beginning

Addie Bassin and Jonathan Morris

March 18, 2020

Right now, the world is in the midst of a pandemic. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is quite literally taking the world by storm. States have been shutting schools down all across the United States, and on March 12, Governor Larry Hogan announced the same for Maryland public schools. That day, CESJD...

Fears of coronavirus causes JDS, statewide school closure for nearly two weeks

Fears of coronavirus causes JDS, statewide school closure for nearly two weeks

Sophie Kaplan, Style Editor

March 12, 2020

This afternoon, the administration sent an email to parents announcing that in accordance with all Maryland public schools, CESJDS will be closed from March 16 until March 27. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the statewide order for public schools in a press conference this afternoon.  The novel ...

AMHSI cancels Eastern Europe portion of senior capstone trip due to coronavirus

AMHSI cancels Eastern Europe portion of senior capstone trip due to coronavirus

Matthew Rabinowitz, Managing Editor, Copy

March 4, 2020

The Alexander Muss High School in Israel has canceled the CESJDS Class of 2020’s senior capstone trip to Eastern Europe due to the Israeli Ministry of Health banning Israeli teen travel to Poland in light of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  “There are many teen groups in Israel … so this is affecting...

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