January 8, 2021
Hello Staff and Students of the Adult Career Center,
We hope you are doing well. We are excited about resuming in-person instruction the week of January 19th. I know this has been an extremely difficult time and we appreciate you working through these challenges with us. Please keep an eye on the JVS website for updates.
Please remember to practice all safety protocol that are place at the JVS, as well as specific program protocols that may be in place for your program. Students--if you are unsure of what these are, please ask your instructor prior to class. The overall COVID 19 guidance is on the website at https://www.lcjvs.com/JVSHealthyRestart.aspx
The daily health assessment is still required before you to enter the building for class each session. This is all very import; however, we want to specifically remind students that if they have any symptoms at all, they should NOT come to class and call the school nurse. The school nurse will provide direction and guidance for you if you have questions about attending class.
Students, if you have tested positive for COVID please make sure to contact the school nurse. We are required to keep the JVS COVID Dashboard current: Mrs. Amanda Mayle at 440-774-1051, ext. 22228.
Daily Health Assessment
Before arriving at the Lorain County JVS building, please complete this short health assessment. This assessment should be done on a daily basis if you are coming to the building.
If you answer YES to any of these questions, DO NOT come into the building. Faculty and staff should contact their direct supervisor. Adult Career Center students, high school students and/or parents should contact the school nurse, Mrs. Amanda Mayle at 440-774-1051, ext. 22228.
1. Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?
• Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
• Cough, shortness of breath, and/or difficulty breathing
• Sore throat
• New loss of taste or smell
• Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, or abdominal pain
• Congestion or runny nose
• New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
2. Have you had any contact in the last 2 weeks with anyone known to have COVID-19?
Thank you for working through these unprecedented times. We appreciate your adherence to all COVID protocols, which help to keep everyone safe.
Kristian Smith, Director
Adult Career Center
November 30, 2020
Hello Adult Career Center Instructors & Students:
I know this is a challenging time for all of us. I sincerely hope that you and your families are healthy and doing well during this unprecedented period in our lives. I want to provide an update as to the status of instruction at this time. We will continue remote instruction until our scheduled winter break December 21, 2020 – January 3, 2021. During this time we will continue to evaluate our return to in-person instruction and provide updates as soon as possible.
Our goal is to provide quality remote instruction during this time. If it is determined that all classroom/theory has been completed, we will pause the program until we can resume in-person instruction.
The COVID Dashboard is updated daily to reflect active cases and quarantined cases. Please remember to report any COVID information affecting you to our school nurse by emailing Amanda Mayle at [email protected]
Please feel free to reach out to me directly is you have any questions or concerns. You can email me at [email protected] . Once again, we will return to in-person instruction as soon as possible.
Kristian Smith, Director
Adult Career Center
November 16, 2020
Hello Adult Career Center students,
By now, I am sure you heard the announcement that Lorain County JVS is going to remote instruction starting on Monday, November 16 for both high school and Adult Career Center students. While we did not see a large number of COVID-19 cases within our building, or COVID-19 spread throughout the building, we all must do our part to contain the spread of this virus. With the exponential increase in cases throughout our community, we felt it was in the best interests of our students and staff to go back to a remote learning model.
Our goal is to provide the best instruction possible in a remote fashion with the majority of our classes. However, some classes will not resume until we can return to in-person instruction. In either case, your instructor reached out to you this weekend. If you are not sure how your program is moving forward, please reach out to us at [email protected] or reach out to your instructor directly. I hope this return to remote instruction is short-term. Most of our current programs have enough material that can be covered remotely while still allowing you to earn hours. In the event that we are remote longer than we anticipate, and we no longer have valuable material to cover remotely, we will suspend the class until we can be back in-person. We will reach out to you directly if this happens.
For now, we are following a synchronous instruction model. What exactly does that mean? Students will attend and do their schoolwork at the same time they usually have class, so they are earning the same hours as they could while attending in-person instruction. We know that this will have some challenges, but our goal is to continue your education and your path towards completion.
We are working on getting all your classes updated in Canvas. We anticipate this will be completed today so check your email. If you have a different email than you used when registering for class, its important that you let your instructor know immediately. You will work with your instructors via email, ZOOM, and Canvas for class updates and virtual class sessions.
If you need technical assistance, visit the Student Technology Support page or call the Student Technology Help Desk at (440) 774-1051, Ext. 21233.
Thank you and stay safe,
Director of Adult Career Center