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High School Updates Regarding COVID-19

Double-Click on the Image Below to Hear from the Lorain County JVS Principal, Mrs. Tina Pelto: 


Lorain County JVS High School Update:  March 31, 2020:

Dear JVS Students and Parents, 

Hello Seniors!  


Don’t forget applications for the JVS Scholarships are due tomorrow, April 1.  Submit your application even if you do not have all the attachments at this point (transcripts, recommendations, etc.).  We know it can be difficult to obtain these materials with everything going on right now.  The application itself is due tomorrow, and accompanying materials can be turned in by 2:30 on May 4 – our expected return date. 


Stay well!


 Lorain County JVS High School Update:  March 30, 2020:

You may have heard that President Trump extended his recommendation for social distancing for the nation.  We are waiting for guidance from Governor DeWine on how long schools will remain closed.  He has said it is likely the closure will be extended.  Keep watching the JVS social media (Facebook and Twitter) for updates. 

State testing has been canceled for the remainder of the school year.  Per the Governor, seniors who are on track to graduate will be given an opportunity to do so.  Our JVS counselors are working closely with the associate school counselors as each of our districts determine how they will handle graduation.  If you believe your child may be in jeopardy, reach out to your counselor as soon as possible. 

We have several programs with extremely specific hour requirements (Cosmetology, EMT, etc).  As soon as we have any updates on these programs we will pass along the information.  I know this is frustrating for you.  Keep practicing and know that the hard work you have put in will pay off when this is all over. 

I’m so impressed by the excellent work students are doing in Canvas!  The overwhelming majority of students are checking in with their teachers and submitting work as required.  None of us would have imagined the 4th quarter would start out this way, but you’re certainly showing your ability to adapt! Keep up the good work! 

Students, if for some reason you have not yet chosen your classes for next year, please go into Powerschool and do that right away.  We are looking ahead to next year and building the schedule. 

It is still our intention to hold a JVS Senior Recognition Ceremony.  If we need to postpone the ceremony and hold it later in the summer, we will do so.  Students have earned the right to walk across the stage and get their Career Tech Certificate.  We want to give them that opportunity. 

All senior students have received the JVS Scholarship Application via email.  Remember, those forms must be submitted electronically or postmarked by April 1. 

Parents – here is a link to an article about how to support your teenagers during the crisis:  https://childmind.org/article/supporting-teenagers-and-young-adults-during-the-coronavirus-crisis/.   

Students – here is a link with things to do while you are stuck at home: https://www.todocanada.ca/things-to-do-with-teens-during-covid-19/

Be sure you are taking care of yourselves during this crisis.  Eat well, exercise each day, wash your hands and stay at home.  Please know that the JVS staff is still here – we can all be reached via email if you have questions or concerns about school.  We will get through this together. 

Lorain County JVS High School Update:  March 27, 2020:
Dear Students and Parents,
We know that many of you have questions around graduation and the end of the school year. It is important to us that these questions are answered for you, but in many cases, we are still waiting for further information. Here is what we know right now.

State Testing and Graduation Requirements: There will be no state testing for the rest of this school year. Each home school will determine their own graduation requirements, final exams, and 2nd semester grades. More information will be coming about that.

Senior Recognition Ceremony: You have worked hard and we are proud of you. You will have a Senior Recognition Ceremony. If our commencement ceremony date has to change, we will find a date at a later time.  We will be celebrating your successes and the close to your high school career!

Your physical and emotional well-being is of the utmost importance to us. Your teachers are here for you as well.  Please contact them with any questions regarding your current schoolwork.

Stay healthy! We hope to celebrate with you soon.
Lorain County JVS High School Update:  March 23, 2020:

Dear JVS Families,

I want to thank all of our families for the outpouring of support we have seen for our staff and students throughout this crisis.  As a parent of teenagers, I know how difficult this time is for all of us.  Please know that the faculty of the JVS is working hard to provide instruction and support for your students.

The JVS faculty are all working from home per Governor DeWine’s order.  No students should be coming on the JVS campus.  However, teachers and staff are available to answer questions and assist students through email.  All JVS staff emails are listed on our web site in the staff directory.

Third quarter grades will be available in Powerschool on Tuesday, March 24th.

All JVS students should continue to check their email and Canvas daily for assignments and instructions from their teachers.  We can see the progress you are making – keep up the good work!

All senior students have received the JVS Scholarship Application via email.  Those forms must be submitted electronically or postmarked by April 1. 

We expect further guidance from Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Education throughout the coming days/weeks.  We will keep you posted as we receive more information.

Students – help your families during this crisis.  Now is the time for patience and kindness.  Be well.


Lorain County JVS High School Update:  March 18, 2020:

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

I want to start by saying THANK YOU to everyone for the extraordinary effort you are making to support your child and maintain the educational process.  Your understanding, patience and flexibility over the last week has been awe-inspiring.

Teachers are using Canvas in a multitude of ways to create engaging content for your students.  We know that students will do best in an online environment if their day is structured and purposeful.  Please attempt to help them find a quiet place to work, away from distractions such as video games and social media.  Try to enforce a reasonable bedtime as well – our goal is for everyone to be rested and healthy.  As parents ourselves, we know how hard this can be with teenagers.

If your student has not yet made contact with their instructors, now is the time to do so!  Please let us know if you are having any specific difficulties.  We are here to help.

We have heard from ODE that all testing windows will be extended due to the crisis.  We have not heard if there will be modifications to the graduation requirements.

The JVS has donated all of the perishable food items in the building to the Oberlin Food Pantry.  We also donated gloves and masks to LifeShare.  We wanted to help as much as we possibly could.

We are continuing with the enrollment and scheduling process.  If your child has not yet selected their 2020-2021 courses, please reach out to our JVS counselors for assistance.

Students who are applying for a JVS scholarship can still do so by completing the application form online or mailing in completed materials.  Remember, applications are due on April 1.

Stay healthy, keep your families close, and know that your JVS family is here for you.


Tina Pelto
Tina Pelto
Ext. 22273
Lorain County JVS
15181 State Route 58
Oberlin, OH  44074
Main:  440-774-1051             Fax:  440-774-6421 
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