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  • Campus Update - January 22, 2019

    Dear Families,I wanted to provide you and update on the progress taking place on campus over the last few weeks, and about our anticipated return home.  We recognize how challenging this has been on everyone and we appreciate your patience and support.The clean up process for campus ended up being much more extensive that we had originally anticipated.  During the clean-up process all of the carpets were removed, everything was taken down from the walls, cabinets were moved and much mo...  Read More...

  • Campus Update - 1-4-19

    Dear IRDS Families,We hope everyone has been having a wonderful and relaxing winter break.  We look forward to seeing everyone as we resume school this Tuesday morning, back at Temple Etz Chaim.  As promised, we wanted to provide a quick update as to the progress being made on campus during the break as we work diligently to return home.   Read More...

  • Campus Update - Our Return in January

    Dear IRDS Families,As we are only a few days away from the winter vacation we wanted to thank all of you for your continued patience and support as we recover from the fires and bring our campus back better than ever. I’d also like to provide you with an update as to where things stand on campus and our progress in returning home in January. Over the last several weeks a variety of different teams have been working very hard to get campus back up and ready for our children to return as qui...  Read More...

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    Gratitude this Shabbat

    As we come upon another Shabbat, I wanted to express my gratitude to the alumni community of Ilan Ramon Day School, in particular the student alumni community.  Two weeks ago more than 30 alumni students gathered for Shabbat dinner to show their support and love for their school.  I want to thank Jack Polson and Brooke Kleinman for organizing this wonderful event.   Read More...

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    Campus Update - 12-10-18

    These last few days have been very busy up on campus.  The remediation team is hard at work and has begun the process of cleaning all of the classroom spaces.  They have begun pulling up the carpeting, removing the ceiling tiles and cleaning the books and toys that are in the classrooms.  They have also begun to power wash portions of campus, so once a building is cleaned we will not track any contaminants back into the rooms.  This week we are hopeful that the...  Read More...

  • Campus Update - 12-7-18

    Please see the following update direct from the Ilan Ramon Day School campus.  Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom.   Read More...

  • Campus Update - 12-3-18

    The last 10 days have been very busy for us. We resumed classes at our temporary site and the children are all enjoying being back in class learning and spending time with their teachers and friends. A special thank you to Temple Etz Chaim for the kindness and generosity that they have shown by opening up your doors and welcoming our community in.While we have been settling in, work has been progressing on our campus.   Read More...

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    Happy Chanukah

    From the flames that tried to take us down several weeks ago, tonight we will light a flame that will raise us back up with hope and peace. These last several weeks, our community has been blessed to be moved from feelings of despair and destruction, to a place of light and hope through the dedication and support of so many. The Ilan Ramon Day School wants to thank everyone who has supported us these last several weeks, through words of encouragement, through financial and material donation...  Read More...

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    Reflections From A Teacher - Post Fire

    I went up to the school this morning for the first time since the fires that swept through our lovely neighborhoods. I was initially overwhelmed with the damage but then COMPLETELY overwhelmed with what was left untouched, EXACTLY how we had left it at the end of that Thursday afternoon. And I felt blessed, just blessed. I walked around towards our door, through the mess that the winds had made and started up the steps when I noticed the amaryllis. We’ve planted an amaryllis...  Read More...

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    Welcome Back Ilan Ramon

    We are so excited to have welcomed our students back this morning. Everyone is settling in nicely to our temporary home and having a great day. It is great to be together again and hear the sounds of children’s laughter and learning.   Read More...

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