November 13, 2020
As you all know, COVID-19 cases in our community and throughout the world continue to rise. While we have not seen large numbers of active cases in our building, or active spread within our building, we are aware that we all must do our part to help stop the spread of this virus. That means limiting in-person interactions and group settings.
In our JVS Healthy Restart plan
, we outlined our guiding principles for educating our students during a pandemic. At the top of this list was ensuring flexibility so we can protect the health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors.
In light of this, we made the difficult choice today to return to a fully remote learning model for our high school and Adult Career Center students. Our preschool will be closed effective Monday, November 16 until further notice.
High school classes on Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, November 17 will be canceled. This gives our staff time to prep for a new synchronous remote learning model. High school classes will resume remotely on Wednesday, November 18, and students will be expected to attend at specific class times. Look for additional details from the Principal’s office later today.
Some Adult Career Center classes will begin remote instruction on Monday, November 16. Look for additional details from the Director’s office and the program instructors later today.
For the high school, we will be following Level D protocol, outlined in our JVS Healthy Restart plan. This means:
- Students will engage in remote learning entirely.
- Staff will work remotely. Staff will be able to report to the building for professional development, to plan instruction, and to pick up materials.
- Staff will be available to meet with students by appointment only.
- Daily precautions will be followed when anyone is in the building. That means taking the daily health assessment before arriving, social distancing, wearing a face mask, good hygiene practices, cleaning/sanitizing, and staying home if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or if they believe they were exposed to COVID-19.
Please know that we made this choice with our JVS community’s best interests at heart. It was not an easy choice, but I know we are making the right one. It is my sincere hope that we can return to an in-person learning model soon.
Dr. Glenn Faircloth
Lorain County JVS Superintendent