COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

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Message from the Superintendent to Rising Seniors and Parents

Dear WCCC Families,

The Warren County Career Center has learned a lot about remote education over the last year and a half. These experiences will help refine and upgrade the digital elements of our in-seat programming moving forward.


The greatest need we realized while supporting remote learning is the social isolation that some remote students experienced. This isolation confirmed what we already know: in-person learning is where we do our best work meeting the academic and social/emotional needs of our students and staff. We have also learned that remote learning decreases academic engagement, rigor, and attendance, all of which support student achievement to the level in which we take great pride.  In-person learning provides the culture where these essential elements grow and are vital to student success. 


Recognizing the importance of including students and their families in this discussion, we sent a survey to the families of online students seeking feedback for remote learning plans for the 2021-2022 school year.  After close consideration of parent survey data, examination of the social/emotional needs of students, and in order to provide the most effective learning environment, WCCC will return to full-timein-seat programming for all academic classes for the 2021-2022 school year. We understand this shift may cause some families to face a difficult decision regarding their student’s education. If there are questions concerning this decision, please reach out to your school counselor at WCCC at (513) 932-5677 ext 5292.

 

As we move through the remainder of this school year into the summer, the district will continue to monitor circumstances around COVID-19 and will revisit, if needed, whether offering a remote academic option is appropriate. We are confident in the decision to have all WCCC students return to in-person learning for all academic classes in the Fall of 2021. Students currently enrolled in our full-time virtual academic programming will automatically be enrolled in in-seat academic classes for the 2021-22 school year. We look forward to and welcome the return to all in-person academic classes next school year!


Sincerely,

Rick Smith
WCCC Superintendent
Covid update April 19, 2021 0 cases, 1 quarantine
Covid-19 District Totals for April 19, 2021
0 Total Positive Cases
1 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. We require all individuals in the school buildings to wear a mask and maintain distance from others.

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

Thank you,
Warren County Career Center
Administration Team

January 5, 2021 Update from Superintendent Rick Smith

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.
 
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
Policy on Quarantine, Notification

- 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 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

Adult Education Resources

Links to High School 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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