Welcome to Virtual CCJDS
Academic Excellence Is Just the Beginning – At Virtual CCJDS Too
This spring, Contra Costa Jewish Day School students are engaged in hands-on STEM projects, spirited literary discussions, and music, art and drama. They burn off steam in PE, sing together during Shabbat, and connect with their cross-grade buddies. Through morning meetings in the lower grades, 5th-8th grade advisory, and one-to-one interactions with teachers, our impressive students build teamwork skills, navigate challenges, discover their resilience and have fun. They are thriving! We can’t wait to be together on campus but, if we can’t be together in person, there’s no place we’d rather be than Virtual CCJDS!
Taking the “Distance” Out of Distance Learning
Outstanding, personalized instruction and a warm, inclusive community are the hallmarks of a CCJDS education. While we talk about “distance learning,” our goal is to remove as much distance as possible to ensure that our students continue their academic and social-emotional growth.
Our teachers are engaging with students through a wide variety of modalities, from live, synchronous video classrooms to asynchronous learning tools including individualized challenges and hands-on projects. Teachers provide their classes with small and large group spaces, office hours, and opportunities for both creativity and academic rigor – including digital expertise that will empower students through higher grade levels, college, and career. Music, drama, art, and afterschool enrichment round out an engaging, fun program. Students still love “going” to school!
Strength in Community
We are also passionate about providing our students and families with the community that we all treasure – and that gives us strength in this challenging time. We share weekly Shabbat celebrations, enjoy daily morning messages from our Head of School, and continue CCJDS traditions in meaningful, virtual ways. Myriad student and parent social groups have transitioned to Zoom and our gala and upcoming talent shows are just some of the many opportunities for us to come together. Everyone is cared for near and far at CCJDS.
Looking Ahead to 2020-2021
CCJDS is meeting today’s challenges head-on, with thoughtful leadership, extraordinary teachers, and committed parents – a strong partnership for success. Looking to the 2020-21 school year, we are preparing plans for all contingencies so that learning and community never stop being the center of our school.