Admissions

FAQ

List of 13 items.

  • What services and structure is provided by RHA to support students?

    RHA coordinates and provides a comprehensive range of student services and programs. We welcome a variety of students with different backgrounds and different strengths.
  • Where do RHA graduates continue their education?

    The vast majority attend TanenbaumCHAT. Others go on to both public and private high schools.
  • Are subsidies made available to families in need?

    Yes. Please review our Finacial Assistance page for more details.
  • What if we are not a Conservative Jewish family?

    Families belonging to Reform, Conservative and modern Orthodox synagogues are all part of the RHA family. Synagogue affiliation is not a pre-requisite for admission.
  • Does the school make accommodations for children with allergies?

    Yes. The school asks that foods that contain peanuts, nuts or their respective families of products not be brought onto school premises. This policy applies to all classes, even those without anaphylactic children. All school events follow a nut-aware policy, with policies kept up-to-date with the T.D.S.B. and other CAIS-accredited schools.
  • What is the school's Kashrut policy?

    All lunches must be dairy or parve. Any food brought to school must bear a Hechsher such as COR or OU or other registered Kosher labels. When meat is served in the hot lunch program, all students are able to bring a lunch with kosher meat to school that day. The following symbols on the school calendar indicate when students can bring meat to school. We ask that parents be mindful of the days when meat lunches are allowed and only send kosher meat products.
  • How can I get information regarding carpools?

    Please call the administration office. Early years class lists are made available each spring for those interested in carpooling. In addition, the school has a carpool book where new families may register.
  • Does my child have to wear a kippah?

    Boys are required to wear a kippah. Girls are given the option.
  • What is the length of the school day?

    Grade
    Start
    Dismissal Mon-Thur
    Dismissal Friday
    JK & SK
     
    3:40 PM
    3:15 PM
    Grades 1-5
    8:40 AM
    3:50 PM
    3:15 PM
    Grades 6, 7 &8
    8:30 AM
    3:50 PM
    3:15 PM

    *From early November through February adjustments are made for early closing on Shabbat at 2:30 p.m.
  • Does RHA have an after school program?

    Yes.  There are 2 forms of afterschool programs that the school offers at an additional cost.
    • RHA's Academy of Excellence offers extra-curricular programming such as sports, plays, cooking, etc.
      • The program generally runs for one hour after school
      • More information can be found on our Academy of Excellence page.
    •  RHA's Aftercare program offers supervision of students until 6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and earlier on Fridays
    RHA also offers Before Care beginning at 7:30 a.m.
  • What kind of security measures are in place?

    Student safety is at the top of our priorities as a school. We work closely with Beth Tzedec Congregation to ensure that our procedures are aligned and reviewed regularly.
    • The building entrance is secured by a guard and with surveillance.
    • We have strict sign in/out procedures for students and visitors.
    • Students are supervised by teachers or monitors at all times during school hours.
    • Our faculty, staff, and lunch & after school instructors are all required to submit a vulnerable sector police check and are educated in emergency best practices.
    • Each teacher is given an emergency procedure manual which goes through a variety of protocols including missing students, suspicious characters, threats, suspicious packages and evacuation procedures.
    • Throughout the year, students are also trained on evacuation and lock-down procedures, in the case of a fire or threat.
  • Why not increase the tuition to cover the extras?

    Tuition fees increase annually to cover changes in operating expenses. Increasing tuition further would make the cost of sending a child to RHA increasingly difficult to many of our parents. The cost of tuition at RHA remains in line with other Jewish Day Schools.
  • Does the UJA provide financial support to RHA?

    UJA provides financial support through The Centre for Jewish Education for scholarships and subsidies. The funds have been capped over the last number of years and must be distributed over the growing number of students in the day school system in Toronto.

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