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In The Know with Tina Pelto - Monthly Principal's Update

December Principal’s Update 


It is officially the Holiday Season!  We hope that you take time over the next few weeks to celebrate your families.  

It can be challenging for students to focus on school with everything happening around them during the holidays.  Please remind your child to finish out 2023 strong, come to school every day, complete all their assignments, study for tests, and stay on task. 

End of Course Testing 

We will conduct End of Course testing December 6-8.  These tests will be administered to all students who need to retake tests to earn points for graduation.  We will also be administering MAP testing for Algebra I students.  Parents will receive an email and a letter if their child needs to take a test.  Students will receive notification as well.   

On Wednesday through Friday, December 6-8, we will have asynchronous remote learning days for all students who are NOT testing.  Only students who need to test will be required to come to the building on those days. All students will be required to complete assignments for each class in Canvas on those days.   

Students who are testing will be permitted to leave after their test is complete if they have their own transportation. Buses will run to and from the associate schools at the beginning and end of the day as normal.  If a student does not have transportation, they are permitted to stay through the day to take the bus home.  These students will be in a monitored study hall so they can complete their online work on Canvas.  

LCJVS Satisfaction Survey 

We have created a satisfaction survey designed specifically for our parents, students, and community partners. This survey will provide you with an opportunity to share your thoughts on various aspects of our school, including academics, career tech labs, and the overall school environment. Your honest responses will help us identify areas of strength and areas in need of improvement, enabling us to better serve our students and community. We sincerely encourage you to participate in this survey, as your opinions are instrumental in our ongoing efforts to provide the best possible education for your children. 

Upcoming Info Night 

The Lorain County JVS Connections Academy is designed for 9th and 10th-grade students who would excel in a hands-on career-based high school experience. We invite 8th-grade and 9th-grade families to join us at our Destination Success: Connections Academy Info Night on January 30, 2024. They will have the chance to meet our passionate teachers, students, and staff; see our lab spaces; and learn how you can start a career tech education in 9th and 10th grade.  

**This event is for students entering the 9th and 10th grades only. Our 11th and 12th grade labs will not be open at this event.** 

If you know anyone who may be interested in attending, please have them register online 

Poinsettia Sale 

The annual Lorain County JVS Landscape and Greenhouse Management holiday poinsettia and wreath sale started this week. 


The Greenhouse will be open for sales from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and noon to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday, through December 13, or until they sell out. 


Poinsettias range from $4.00 to $12.00, depending on size. Paint or glitter can be added for only $1 extra. The wreaths are $12.00 each. 


Lorain County JVS is located at 15181 State Route 58 in Oberlin.  For more information contact LCJVS Landscape and Greenhouse Management Instructor, Beth Berthold, by phone at (440) 774-1051, ext. 22377, or by email at [email protected]. 


Class of 2024 

We recommend all students who are planning to pursue post-secondary education next year make an appointment with a College Now advisor.  College Now can help students navigate the college application process, including completing the FAFSA, applying to schools through the Common Application, registering for the ACT/SAT, and searching for scholarships.  Families can make an appointment with our College Now Advisor, Jeremy Wilt by calling 440-202-9197 or emailing him at [email protected]. 

Scheduling for 2024-25 

We will be meeting with students after Winter Break to begin scheduling for the 2024-25 school year.  Please follow this link to the Program of Studies, which contains descriptions of all courses offered here at LCJVS.  Please take some time to review this with your child and talk with them about the courses they should choose in January. 

Snow Days 

When inclement weather strikes, LCJVS will turn to asynchronous remote instruction.  While there may be days when the weather keeps us home, students should check their Canvas accounts for assignments from their teachers. Families and students will be notified via email, phone, and text, so make sure your contact information is up to date with the principal’s office. Posts will also be made on our website and social media pages. 

Important Dates 

  • December 6-8 - End of Course and MAP Testing, Online instruction for all students, students testing report to the building. 

  • December 20-January 2 - Winter Break.  All students return on January 3rd. 

  • January 11 - Last Day of 1st Semester 

  • January 12 - Inservice Day, No School for Students 

  • January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No School for Students 

  • January 30 - Destination Success: Connections Academy Info Night

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