Monday, July 28, 2020
Dear JVS Families!
The JVS Healthy Restart Plan was sent out to families today. This plan was developed in collaboration with the Lorain County Health Department with input from our stakeholders; including parents, teachers, community members, and administration. Our top priority is to keep our staff and students safe while continuing to deliver quality instruction.
The JVS Healthy Restart Plan, as well as resources and information for parents, is available on the JVS website. We know that many of you will have questions about the plan. Please feel free to email or call us with questions or concerns.
The JVS will begin the school year on August 31 under Level B. Please note, we have corrected the schedule from the original posting. Follow this link: High School Schedule Level B. Any changes to this will be communicated to you via email. Under Level B, students are divided into two cohorts. Cohort #1 (Grades 10 & 12) attend Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday. Cohort #2 (Grades 9 & 11) attend Thursday, Friday and every other Wednesday. Cohort #1 will attend the first Wednesday of the school year on September 2, Cohort #2 will attend September 9, and so on.
All career-technical courses will be delivered face-to-face. Academic courses will be taught using blended learning. Grades 11 and 12 will have face-to-face academic courses once a week, with the rest of their coursework completed online. Grades 9 and 10 will have face-to-face academic instruction each day they are on campus, with the rest of the instruction completed online. Please check the schedule for the days/times students are expected to be on campus.
Parents have the option to choose remote-only academics for the entire 1st semester. The JVS will deliver online instruction using our instructors, but without any face-to-face contact. Elective courses will not be offered remotely, only core courses. JVS students will still have to attend in person for their career-technical program each day/time they are scheduled to be in lab.
If you would like to choose remote-only academic instruction for the first semester, the Remote Academic Instruction Form must be returned to the JVS BY AUGUST 5th. We fully realize this is a short window of time for a difficult decision. However, we need this information as soon as possible for scheduling purposes. If your child will participate in blended learning using the schedule attached, there is no need for you to return the form.
We ask that families carefully consider transportation to school when weighing remote instruction. All students will be assigned to a cohort. If a student elects remote-only academics, they would not attend or be present in the building during the academic blocks assigned to their cohort. We will not have study halls, labs or waiting areas available for students during these times. Our associate schools will provide transportation for students at the beginning and end of each school day. They may not provide transportation midday for half-day students, and parents would be responsible for transportation. Please keep this in mind when making your decision.
New Student Orientation will take place on August 19-20. Information will come out to new students about this event the first week of August.
We are excited to get the new school year underway! Although there will be many changes for this year, we can’t wait to get back into our classrooms and begin!
The high school office is open daily if you have questions or concerns. Do not hesitate to reach out to us, we are here to help.
Stay safe and we’ll see you soon!
High School Principal