This page contains important resources for Religious School and Chai School families, including forms, policy guides, calendar, links and school closing policy.
Religious School and Chai School Forms
PLEASE NOTE: This form is in fillable PDF format. To use the file online, it must be opened using the official Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 9 or above). Please remember to have your child(ren) sign the Youth Registration form by typing their names, too! Don’t forget to sign the form by typing your name, and save a copy before you hit the submit button.
If you use Outlook, check your outbox to make sure your form was sent. If you use a webmail service (e.g., gmail, yahoo) you will be prompted to save a completed version of the form during the submission process. Then you can manually attach that file to an email addressed to [email protected]. Questions? Contact Barbara Shapiro at (703)-860-4515 ext 112 or [email protected].
Publicity Opt-Out Form for Religious School and/or Youth Activities (2016-17). If you do not give permission for your child to be interviewed, photographed, videotaped and/or have his/her image displayed on the Congregation Beth Emeth website for Religious School, Chai School or Youth Activities publicity purposes, please complete this form and return it before the first day of classes. (Note: we do not include names in publicity unless special permission is obtained.)
Madrich Application Fall 2017-18 — To continue our tradition of learning, our Chai School students have the opportunity to become assistant teachers, or madrichim, to the elementary school-aged children in the Religious School. More info on the Madrichim page.
Religious School Informational Documents
Religious School Calendar -- Interactive!
Religious School Announcements Email List
All Religious School families will be placed on the email list to receive Religious School announcements, based on the email address you provide during registration.
School Closing Policy for Inclement Weather or other Events
The RS Director, in consultation with the Executive Director, will decide whether to close school.
On weekdays, the Religious School generally, but not always, follows Fairfax County Public Schools' decision to cancel school or after-school activities. Notice of school cancellation will be sent via email as soon as possible and will be recorded on the synagogue's voicemail system.
On weekends, the Religious School does not follow the Fairfax County Public Schools’ decision. If Religious School and student programs are cancelled during the weekend, the announcement will be emailed to parents and will be available on the synagogue’s voicemail system.
If an emergency causes Religious School to be closed, parents will be contacted by email and/or telephone as soon as possible. A message also will be posted on the synagogue’s voicemail system.