COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Latest Update

January 12, 2021 Update

Covid dashboard 14 total cases. 45 total quarantined
Covid-19 District Totals for January 12, 2021
14 Total Positive Cases
45 Total Quarantined

As a district, we will not provide names or descriptive details about the person(s) involved. While there may be public interest in the cases, our first priority will be the student and/or staff members right to privacy. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected] or reach out to us by telephone at 513.932.5677. Please continue to protect yourselves, families, and students by being diligent about healthy practices like washing your hands, maintaining safe distances, and staying home when not feeling well.

For more details on our COVID-19 cases, policies, and helpful information, check out the links at right.

Thank you,
Warren County Career Center
Administration Team 

January 5, 2021 Update from Superintendent Rick Smith

Covid-19 district cases as of 1/4/21
Current positive students and/or staff: 6
Current students and/or staff in quarantined: 7

Hello WCCC Family!
Gov. Mike DeWine announced new guidance on December 30th after the state received the results of a study of seven school districts. Previously, the state had been following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that said those in "close contact" — within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period — should be quarantined. But with new data in hand, the state is shifting away from that, DeWine said. As long as students are wearing masks and adhering to social-distancing protocols, those who are exposed in classrooms may not be required to quarantine. We will be issuing new protocols based on this new guidance.
 
From the outset, we have taken the virus very seriously. Let's work together to make sure we stay safe and everyone follows the protocols. Wear your mask correctly and stay distanced as much as possible! Now is not the time to let our guards down.
 
Also, a reminder of our plan - We are staying in the current hybrid schedule until Warren County goes from its current red level to orange or yellow then we will transition to regular face to face instruction five days a week for all students.
 
We are in this together and I will always make decisions in the best interest of students and staff. Let's finish strong and continue to work together.

Sincerely,
Rick Smith, Superintendent

December 14, 2020 Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 district cases as of 12/14/20
Current positive students and/or staff: 6
Current students and/or staff in quarantined: 99


As a district, we will not provide names or descriptive details about the person(s) involved. While there may be public interest in the cases, our first priority will be the student and/or staff members right to privacy. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected] or reach out to us by telephone at 513.932.5677. Please continue to protect yourselves, families, and students by being diligent about healthy practices like washing your hands, maintaining safe distances, and staying home when not feeling well.

For more details on our COVID-19 cases, policies, and helpful information, check out the links at right.

Thank you,
Warren County Career Center
Administration Team


Latest Update on Student Schedule

January 2021 High School Plan

12/11/20
Hello Warren County Career Center Families,

As we prepare for the upcoming holiday break, we want to be certain that everyone is aware of our plan going into
the new year. For now, we will continue on our current hybrid schedule with rotating Wednesdays for the month of January. This schedule has worked well for the last few weeks, providing in-person education for both career tech and academic courses, while keeping community spread of COVID-19 low.

See calendar HERE, or at right.

If Warren County moves colors on the Statewide Alert level, the following schedule this is the district plan:

Move to PURPLE: WCCC will continue with the current plan, including rotating Wednesdays.
Move to ORANGE or YELLOW: WCCC would transition to a traditional 5-day per week schedule.
 
Adult Education will stay with their current face to face schedule unless the Governor or Health Department mandate a change.

As always, you can find details on our COVID-19 cases, policies, and helpful information, visit our district website at mywccc.org and click the red coronavirus tab.

Sincerely,
WCCC Administration Team


December 7, 2020 Update

Warren County Career Center COVID-19 Weekly Notification

Current District Cases as of 12/7/20
Current positive students and/or staff: 5
Current students and/or staff in quarantined:23


As a district, we will not provide names or descriptive details about the person(s) involved. While there may be a public interest in the cases, our first priority will be the student and/or staff members' right to privacy. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected] or reach out to us by telephone at 513.932.5677. Please continue to protect yourselves, families, and students by being diligent about healthy practices like washing your hands, maintaining safe distances, and staying home when not feeling well.

Remember that students and staff should notify us if they are awaiting the results of a COVID test for themselves or anyone within the household.

The Warren County Health Department has issued new guidelines for quarantine

From WCHO Dept: 

As per statements by Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health will be adopting the new options from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for quarantine of close contacts.

  • One of the new alternatives is that an individual would need to quarantine for 10 days from the last close contact with a confirmed case. This option does not require the individual under quarantine to receive a negative PCR test. The individual would need to self-monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19 through day 14. If at any time during the 14 days from the close contact the individual demonstrates symptoms, they are considered to be a probable case and should receive a confirmatory PCR diagnostic test for COVID-19 to confirm.

 

  • The second new alternative is that an individual would need to quarantine for 7 days from the last close contact with a confirmed case AND would need to have a negative PCR COVID-19 test where the sample is collected within 48 hours of being released from quarantine. Functionally, this means that the earliest an individual would have a test sample collected would be day 5 of the quarantine. If a sample has been collected and it is past the 7th day of the quarantine, they must stay in isolation until the test is resulted. This could mean that they are going past the 10 day or even the 14 day mark depending on the efficiency of the testing lab. Regardless of how many days are remaining in the quarantine, an individual must remain isolated until the test has resulted. Negative results are not reported to WCHD and it would be on the individual under quarantine to retain a copy of their negative test results. The individual would need to self-monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19 through day 14. If at any time during the 14 days from the close contact the individual demonstrates symptoms, they are considered to be a probable case and should receive a confirmatory PCR diagnostic test for COVID-19 to confirm.


What does this mean for students and staff of WCCC? Students and staff that are considered exposed will be quarantined for a minimum of10 days from the last close contact with a confirmed case. The quarantined person can return to WCCC after 10 days if they are symptom-free. Due to test results in our area taking far longer than 48 hours on average, we will default to the 10-day quarantine for most cases. 
November 23, 2020 Update

Hello Warren County Career Center Community,

In the last 24 hours, we were informed of multiple positive COVID-19 cases involving Warren County Career Center staff member(s) and/or student(s). The details we can provide at this time are as follows:

These positive cases involve staff and/or students from our Main Campus and Greentree Campus.

    After working directly with the Warren County Health Department on contact tracing there are currently 82 students and/or staff in quarantine.

    As always, any persons considered to have a positive exposure (needing to be quarantined) as a result of any case will be contacted DIRECTLY within 24 hours.  

    The Warren County Health Department, through contact tracing with the Warren County Career Center, determine when students/staff can safely return to WCCC.

    The recent increase in local cases highlights the importance of transparent communication between our students, staff, and families. Any student or staff member that is waiting for test results or resides with someone who is awaiting test results or who has recently tested positive should contact the school before attending.

Current District Cases as of 11/23/20
Current positive students and/or staff: 11
Current students and/or staff in quarantined: 82

As a district, we will not provide names or descriptive details about the person(s) involved. While there may be interest in the cases, our priority will be the student and/or staff members' right to privacy. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected] or reach out to us by telephone at 513.932.5677.

Please continue to protect yourselves, families, and students by being diligent about healthy practices like washing your hands, wearing masks, maintaining safe distances, and staying home when not feeling well.

Thank you,
Warren County Career Center
Administration Team

Latest Update on Student Schedule

Oct. 30, 2020 Update on Student Schedule

Hello Warren County Career Center Family,

Hello Warren County Career Center Family,
 
 Our administrators have been listening to students, parents, and staff as we look at planning for the next few months of school. It is clear that students want more lab time and also want some face-to-face academic classes. Our plan for moving forward to give the best learning opportunities possible for our students is outlined below. Please remember that there will always have to be a one week gap between changing plans to allow food service, transportation, and staff to prepare for a different schedule.
 
 November 23 and 24 were originally sophomore explore days. Due to the pandemic, we have had to cancel visits for those dates so we will be using those two days as instructional days. Juniors on Monday, Nov 23 on a regular schedule and seniors on Tuesday, Nov 24 on a regular schedule.

For the month of December:

If the county stays in Red after Thanksgiving Break we will continue with our current hybrid schedule, but to increase in-person instructional time, beginning in December we will add Wednesday as a regular day for students, rotating juniors, and seniors weekly.
 
Dec 2 will be a regular school day for seniors (juniors remote)
 Dec 9th for juniors (seniors remote)
 Dec 16th for seniors again (juniors remote)

If Warren County moves to…

Purple: We will continue with the schedule as it is with juniors (lab 1) attending Mondays and Tuesdays; Seniors (lab 2) attending Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays remote for all.

Orange or Yellow: We will transition to a traditional 5-day per week schedule.

Adult Education will stay with their current face to face schedule moving forward regardless of the warning level. Nothing will change for Adult Education scheduling UNLESS the governor or health department mandates a shutdown.

Please continue to monitor your email and our website for the latest updates. Stay safe, and take care. 



Update on Oct. 2, 2020: Attention Springboro bus riders 
Beginning next week (10/5/20), Springboro will run a bus at the end of the career center day so that you do not have to leave for Springboro's early dismissal. The shuttle bus will leave WCCC at 2:07, and return to Springboro HS. There will be no additional transportation, so you must arrange a way home from there. You will be allowed to hang out in the SHS Commons area until 2:30 while you wait for your ride. Please make arrangements accordingly.
As always, let us know if you have any questions!

Policy on Quarantine, Return Announced

We have officially started the 2020-21 high school year. We appreciate all of our students and staff following guidelines closely and doing all they can to keep one another safe.

While we hope it doesn't happen, we recognize that we may indeed eventually have a case of COVID 19 in our district. As always, we want to be transparent and communicate with our students, staff, and families quickly and clearly.

See link at right for full details, but in summary, we want everyone to understand a few key things.

- The Health Department, (not WCCC), manages the following:
Contract tracing (with the help of our staff).
Determining any person(s) "exposed" that needs to be quarantined.
Communicating with COVID 19 positive person, and those that are considered exposed.
Setting the guidelines for safe return to school/work.

The privacy of students/staff is our priority. Anyone that is considered "exposed" will be contacted. So if we have a case and your student is not contacted by the WCHD, consider no news, good news.

These are unique times and there are no perfect solutions or answers. We want families to know that we are trying to do the best we can to provide students a safe environment while they prepare for their future in the career field they love! If you ever have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. You can call or email us at [email protected] 

High School Students and Parents: 
Parents and students, we have major steps that must be taken now concerning student forms and free and reduced lunch applications.

If your family qualifies for free and reduced lunch and breakfast, you must return their free and reduced lunch form to their career tech teacher as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Students who want to buy lunch or breakfast on Main Campus must have a Payforit account (payforit.net) and add money to it prior to making a purchase. Main Campus students may also pay the lunch staff directly with a check or cash but change cannot be provided. Students on the Greentree Campus have different options temporarily, contact [email protected] for details if needed.

If you have not yet, it is very important that you complete the student online forms using One View located at wccc.esvportal.com. Students will be unable to visit worksites with their labs and will have to remain on campus if these forms are not completed. Likewise, students will be unable to purchase a parking permit if these forms have not been completed. In the near future, students will need to bring in the required documentation (license, registration, proof of insurance, $10) for their parking permit or will not be able to park on campus.  Please email [email protected] with questions.

High School Transportation Info

By law, transportation to and from WCCC is provided by each student’s partner district. Students may choose to drive to campus on their assigned day. Open enrolled students, who are not enrolled at one of WCCC’s partner districts, must provide their own transportation. Please check with your individual school district to understand their transportation plan for WCCC students. Click HERE for a list of bus garage numbers.

Since transportation is provided by the partner school, please follow their individual guidelines relating to social distancing and wearing a face mask/covering when riding the school bus to/from WCCC. Once on WCCC’s campus, a mask will be required. 

Adult Education Open Protocols

Adult Education is open with lab instruction. The WCCC Authorized Testing Center is also open. The Aspire Office is operating vitrually for the summer. See the Aspire webpage for more info. WCCC’s prime consideration is for student safety and health during this attempt at returning students to their labs for this invaluable on-site hands-on training. 

See CARES Act information at right. 

In an effort to comply with governmental mandates, the following safety protocols are in place for Adult Education:

* Upon arrival, a non-contact thermometer will be used to monitor each student’s core body temperature before access to the building will be granted

* Building access will only be granted to students and staff members who have a core body temperature of less than 99.7°F

* Daily inquiries will be made related to symptoms consistent with Covid-19 infection

* Daily inquires will be made related to a student’s ingestion of medications which might reduce or disguise an elevated body temperature

* Staff and students will be required to wear masks which cover both mouth and nose for the entire duration of their time within the WCCC buildings

* Disinfection of your classroom will occur prior and after each class.

* All instruction will take place within the confines of the respective lab area.

* All campus common areas including the commons, break-rooms and vending machines will be off-limits to students

* Students will not be permitted to socially interact with students from other classes

* After a student enters campus property, they will be instructed not to leave the property for food or other reasons until the conclusion of their class

* If a student leaves the campus property for any reason before being dismissed or at the conclusion of the class, they will not be readmitted to the building on the same day 

2020-21 High School Plan, Info, Covid-19 Procedures

Links to High School Options, Ordering, Forms

Class of 2020 Celebration Videos!

See the Class of 2020 Celebration video on our You Tube channel!
 
See the Project SEARCH Celebration video on our You Tube channel!
 
See the Aspire 2020 Graduation Celebration video on our You Tube channel!

Resource Documents

Ohio COVID-19 Careline: 1-800-720-9616
Confidential, emotional support is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week
Between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., the line rolls over to a national helpline 

Resources

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