COVID-19 Information

District Open for Adult Education
The Main Campus at WCCC and Greentree Health Science Academy are open with safety precautions in place. All students and staff must wear a mask, have a temperature check upon entrance and stay distanced. Our Aspire Office is working remotely. Adult Education is enrolling now for summer and fall programs, click HERE for info. Contact us at [email protected] . Resources at the red link below, Coronavirus Updates.

COVID-19 Information

Latest Updates!

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. In an effort to comply with governmental mandates, the following safety protocols will be implemented:

* 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 

 
 
Warren County Career Center Adult Education is cautiously opening up for continuation of classes with in-lab experience on equipment and enrollment for summer and fall program starts. Beginning May 26, 2020, regular hours resume for the reception area and classes will begin to offer limited on-site hours. The Authorized Regional Testing Center will reopen as of June 1. Every student must bring and wear a mask, enter through the front entrance only, and will have a touchless temperature check prior to entry. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation as we work to keep everyone safe. We are following guidelines set forth by the Warren County Department of Health. Instructors and coordinators will be in contact with their students for detailed information on class schedules.
 
After careful deliberation, WCCC administrators have decided to cancel the face-to-face ceremony that was rescheduled as a backup plan for July in light of the unknowns of the pandemic and due to public safety. We would rather let our seniors and their families know now than to build hopes and cancel as we approach July. We have tried to provide our seniors with as many opportunities as possible to be celebrated this Spring. Unfortunately, the pandemic has made it nearly impossible to do it completely in a way that celebrates each and every senior. But, there are more things coming, including a video that celebrates our seniors and includes speeches from our valedictorian and co-salutatorians, and many photos. Also, we planted a sunflower field that is dedicated to our seniors, and we expect it to be in full bloom by early July. Stay tuned to our updates on social media and our website for more news on that!

Update May 8, 2020

April 21, 2020 Superintendent Message

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Information on COVID-19

Update April 17, 2020

We are all in this together! As always, we appreciate your continued support of the career center and our staff. While we continue our Remote Learning Experience we also are looking toward the future and making plans that will help us get back to normal when the stay at home order is lifted.

WCCC #InThisTogether Spirit Day! Students, we hope you wore your new spirit wear today. Please share your pictures on your social media pages using #InThisTogetherOhio and #ProudToBeWCCC. You can also email your picture to [email protected]

Our Senior Celebration is currently planned for Thursday, May 20, 7 pm, at Wright State Nutter Center. We have selected a back-up date considering the current state of things. Please mark the contingency date on your calendar now so that you can plan accordingly. We know that this event is a huge milestone in student’s lives and we commit to do everything we can to make this day as special as possible. The Senior Celebration contingency date is Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Wright State Nutter Center, starting at 7 pm.

WIFI Lot! We now offer WIFI in the parking lot of our Main Campus. Students and staff may sit in their cars in our parking lot to utilize our WIFI from 7am – 9pm any day of the week. Visitors must stay in their car and always respect social distancing guidelines. We hope this service will be beneficial to those in need of reliable access. 

I also want to continue to share a few key pieces of information to keep in mind: 

Remote learning can be accessed by any internet-enabled device, including a smartphone. 
 
Students and families that do not have access to the internet or a device, or other technology issues can call us at 513-933-3922 or email [email protected] and leave a message with contact information.
 
Expectations for students may vary depending on their grade level and career tech program. 
For more specific details and information, click “WCCC Remote Learning" in the column at right, or go directly HERE.

As always, I hope you are staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these uncertain times together. I wish you the best. Please reach out to me with any questions or to just say hello. 

Warren County Career Center and our home schools have the greatest students and staff in the world, and nothing will ever change that—today, tomorrow, or ever. We are all in this TOGETHER! 

Sincerely,

Rick Smith, Superintendent
 
 
Update April 10, 2020
On behalf of the Warren County Career Center, I would like to personally thank all of you for your amazing support and efforts during this unprecedented time. With your patience and willingness to partner with us as we all work to overcome the challenges in front of us, I am confident that everyone will be successful.

All buildings on our WCCC campuses will remain closed to assist our community with social distancing. We realize that these measures are disruptive, and stressful. Let me assure you that we have taken them because we believe they are the best way to protect the health and wellbeing of the WCCC community. One thing you can be confident in is that we are here with you every step of the way. We want to make the next several weeks as productive as possible so that you can continue making progress toward a certification, the next school year, or graduation.

I encourage you to follow the recommendations of Governor DeWine and the Centers for Disease Control so that we can slow the spread of COVID-19. Staying home, maintaining a safe distance from others, wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), regular handwashing, and coughing or sneezing into tissues or your sleeve, are the best ways to reduce transmission.

I want to continue to share a few key pieces of information here to keep in mind: 

Remote learning can be accessed by any internet-enabled device, including a smartphone. 
 
Students and families that do not have access to the internet or a device, or other technology issues can call us at 513-933-3922 or email [email protected] and leave a message with contact information.
 
Expectations for students may vary depending on their grade level and career tech program. 
 
For more specific details and information, click on the link at left: “WCCC Remote Learning or go directly HERE.

As always, I hope you are staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic and that you are adapting to the changes it has created for you in your professional, family and community lives. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these uncertain times together. I wish you the best. Please reach out to me with any questions or to just say hello. 

Warren County Career Center and our partner schools have the greatest students and staff in the world, and nothing will ever change that—today, tomorrow, or ever. We are all in this TOGETHER! 

Sincerely,
Rick Smith, Superintendent
 
Update April 3, 2020
Hello WCCC Students and Parents,
In just a few days, we will all take a great leap together into uncharted territory. Monday, April 6th, we will begin the huge new educational journey in remote learning. While none of us could have predicted even a few weeks ago that we would launch this dramatic new transition in education, I am very proud of the way the WCCC staff have come together to ready themselves to teach our students from their own homes.

This will not be perfect. Nothing can ever replace a talented teacher in a classroom or career tech lab. We know the challenges and inequities our students face. But over the past weeks I have seen WCCC’s staff rise to this challenge in astounding ways to create remote learning experiences for their students—and there is so much more to come. All the relevant information you need about engaging in remote learning is on this page, see links on the right, and please visit it frequently for updates. Be sure to check in with your teachers and principals if you have questions; they will continue to be your guide to instruction and (virtual) engagement during these unprecedented times.

I will share a few key pieces of information here to keep in mind:
Remote learning can be accessed by any internet-enabled device, including a smartphone.

Students and families that do not have access to the internet or a device, or other technology issues can call us at 513-933-3922 or email [email protected] and leave a message with contact information.

Expectations for students may vary depending on their grade level and career tech program.

For more specific details and information, see this link at the right of this page: Remote Learning FAQs

I want to thank you for the patience that will be demanded of you as we undertake this transformation together. We will be successful if we continue to work together as a community of families, educators, and staff. We all share two key goals: a high-quality education for every single one of our students, and protecting the health and safety of everyone in our school communities. That means that public education is going to look tremendously different for the foreseeable future. But together, we will chart this path forward, and I have no doubt that we will eventually look back and say this was our finest hour: when we confronted this great challenge and overcame it, in unity, with shared strength and commitment.

As always, I wish you the best. Please reach out to me with any questions or to just say hello.
Superintendent Rick Smith, [email protected] 
 
Update March 30, 2020
As you likely know, today, Monday, March 30, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine made an announcement ordering all of Ohio’s public, community, and private K-12 school buildings to remain closed to students until at least May 1 due to the coronavirus health crisis. 

We recognize this order to close school for another month presents a continued challenge for all, but we assure you that we are working diligently to make things work for our students. 

Beginning April 6th, students will begin a Remote Learning Experience. 

It is imperative that students make contact with their lab and academic teachers this week and get acclimated to the remote learning plans. If you need staff email addresses, we have a staff directory on our website at the bottom of the home page, mywccc.org.


Adult Education students should monitor email and stay in contact with program instructors and directors


For more detailed information and answers to your specific questions click here: WCCC Remote Learning Experience FAQ

As always, take care of yourself and try to have a little fun!

We are experiencing a health crisis that none of us has experienced in our lifetime. There will be bumps along the way, but we are here to support our students however we can.

Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
Update March 28, 2020
Hello from Superintendent Rick Smith to WCCC Students and Parents,

I want to begin this weekly update by expressing gratitude. Certainly for our health workers, but also for our educators, our parents, and our students.  All of you have had your lives upended; all of you are feeling anxious about your own health and those of others; yet you are finding new ways to continue learning, working hard and showing your care for one another. This is not an easy time, so I hope you know that you have my appreciation.

All Warren County Career Center high school students will begin the transition to remote learning experiences beginning the week of Monday, March 30, 2020. Official assignments will not be assigned until the week of April 6th, 2020. This is in preparation in case the governor extends school closures across the state. As soon as we have new information, we will inform you.

We will use remote learning experiences and resources to support our students during this challenging time. While this style may not fully substitute for the quality of a face-to-face classroom and lab activities, we are prepared to provide our students with creative and unique opportunities to continue their education while WCCC and our home schools are closed. We are committed to supporting all of our students (and parents) throughout the transition to remote learning. Our instructors have been preparing for this launch since March 13th by creating engaging and dynamic online lessons. The following information can help our high school students get started in remote learning. 

• Remote learning can be accessed by any internet-enabled device, including a smartphone.
• Students and families that do not have access to the internet or a device, or other technology issues can call us at 513-933-3922 or email [email protected] and leave a message with contact information.
• Expectations for students may vary depending on their grade level and career tech program.
• For more specific details and information, visit mywccc.org and click “WCCC Remote Learning or go directly here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CiGxSzh-Kz7cSUCEHXNy4_ZKJHsCAdCu430IwiSscUk/edit 

So what is next? Thus far, the Governor has closed schools through April 6th.  I don't know when schools will be officially allowed to reopen, but, we are preparing that the Governor may extend that time period. Our District and offices are now all operating remotely.  The WCCC Campuses and buildings are open on a very limited basis only to essential employees.  If you have questions or requests, please email us.  We are trying to protect our staff, our students and our community.

As always, I wish you the best. Please reach out to me with any questions or to just say hello.

Sincerely,

Rick Smith, Superintendent
 
 
Update March 20, 2020
From Superintendent Rick Smith to Parents and Students:
We continue to receive updates and recommendations from Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health, and the Ohio Department of Education. As of now, students who attend Warren County Career Center (WCCC) will not return to WCCC until Monday, April 6. If, as expected, the Governor orders schools to remain closed past April 6th, students will begin online learning that day. Any adjustments to this plan will be relayed directly from the WCCC and posted on our website at www.mywccc.org.

Next week is our scheduled Spring Break. While this will certainly not be an ideal Spring Break, it is my hope that students will relax, recharge and make the best of things. Beginning March 30th, students should begin getting back into the school mindset. Encourage your student to log onto their emails, check-in with their teachers, and begin getting acclimated with the Remote Learning Experience that may begin the following week.

While we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, please know that we are working diligently to make sure that the remote learning will be meaningful and impactful.  We will be assisting teachers and school administration so that they can relay teaching methods, platforms and expectations to you and our students. We are here to support our students, and together we will get through this!  Our students are our highest priority, so for this to be successful, we ask families to partner with us and help our students do the following:

1.) During the week of March 30, WCCC students should be checking their school email for updates concerning upcoming assignments, communications from lab instructors and academic teachers.
2.) Review materials that you had been working on prior, as well as anything sent from your instructor/teacher prior to April 6th.
3.) Continue to work on and update resumes, and look for and secure internships/work opportunities.
4.) Look for potential scholarship opportunities via the shared google sheet labeled 2019-20 Scholarship Listing, which was provided by student services. Ms. Williams will be sharing that out again as well.

Starting today and every Friday you can expect a Friday afternoon update from me until things get back to normal. These messages will be emailed to all students, posted on the district website and shared on social media channels. 
To Summarize:
• If the break extends past April 6, all students will begin Remote Learning Experiences
• I will communicate updates with students and families every Friday afternoon until things return to normal
• District updates will be posted on:
o District website: www.mywccc.org
o Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WarrenCountyCareerCenter/
• Find the answers to frequently asked questions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CiGxSzh-Kz7cSUCEHXNy4_ZKJHsCAdCu430IwiSscUk/edit?usp=sharing 
• For a list of community resources, please check our links in the right-hand column of this page.

This is clearly an unprecedented and historical time. Thank you for continued support and patience as we work through COVID-19 as it relates to our students, staff, and school. We ask that you continue to be patient throughout the coming weeks and months. These are uncharted waters that we’ve never experienced before. There will be times when we do not have all of the answers to your questions immediately, but I assure you we will do what we can to get answers to you. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at (513) 932-5677 ext. 5200, or by email at [email protected]
 
Update March 19, 2020
WCCC Adult Education is committed to continue providing education for our students as soon as it is reasonable from a public health perspective. Our program coordinators are working on ways to provide the hands-on learning in traditional and non-traditional ways. Our high school instructors are preparing now for delivering instruction through online methods if the break extends beyond April 6, 2020. We urge all our students to check their emails for any updates. 
 
Update March 16, 2020 from Superintendent Rick Smith
Communication is of the highest priority to me so I wanted to share this with you to just touch base on the details of the coming weeks. WCCC campuses will be completely closed to all students, staff and visitors until Monday, April 6th. While it was a difficult decision to include staff and adult education in the closure, we feel it is our social responsibility to do our part to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

For both adult and high school students, we can assure you that our staff will do whatever it takes to minimize the disruption in progress of your education. We will follow the Ohio Department of Education very closely as they provide updates on possible provisions to student requirements and expectations.  We are confident that when we are on the other side of this bump in the road, all will be well in terms of your student journey.

Our staff spent last Friday on campus collaborating so that we are prepared for a variety of scenarios including additional closures if they are called to go past the current April 6th date. We are being proactive and diligent to be best prepared for our students considering the unpredictability of the coming months. If the time comes for alternative learning methods, we will be ready to accommodate, and feel confident our students will adjust and adapt successfully, because our students are awesome!

While on the break it is our hope that students continue and expand their education by taking this time to reach out to potential employers, update resumes, work on college applications, follow-up on internship opportunities or catch-up on any missing work. Also, be sure to check your email on a regular basis so you are up to date on any WCCC communications.

This is clearly an unprecedented and historical time. We ask that you continue to be patient throughout the coming weeks and months. These are uncharted waters that we’ve never experienced before. There will be times when we do not have all of the answers to your questions immediately, but I assure you we will do what we can to help. Stay connected to our social media and mywccc.org for continued updates. We will also provide links to community and mental health resources as well. We are thankful for our partner districts and communities for all of the support they are making available.

The next few weeks may be difficult for some, and social distancing could be stressful at times. I really encourage you to take this extended time off to spend quality time with family and close friends. Take the time to unplug from technology and enjoy the simple things. Spend time outside, get fresh air and do things that make you laugh and smile.

Students, know that we think the world of you and will miss you while we’re out. Take care and see you all soon!

Cautious Cheers,

Rick Smith

Superintendent 
 
Ohio Governor Mike Dewine called for a three-week "extended Spring Break" for Ohio schools. WCCC campuses will be closed to ALL students, staff, and visitors beginning Saturday, March 14. While this closure is not the easy thing to do, we find it imperative to support the Governor's request for social distancing during these challenging times. It is our responsibility to help protect our students, families and community.

At this time we plan for students and staff to return on Monday, April 6th. However, due to the unprecedented situation, we ask that our stakeholders continue to follow us for updates. If you have any questions, check back on this website for updates and contact information, or email us at [email protected].

Thank you for remaining confident that all decisions made are in the best interest of our students. Thank you for your patience during this historically unique time, and remember, we are all in this together!
 
How is WCCC making decisions on this closure?
We are following the guidelines set by the Ohio Governor as we do our part to protect the health and safety of our community.  We are monitoring information from the Warren County Health Department, the Ohio Department of Health and Safety, the Centers for Disease Control, the US Health Department and the National Institute of Health. We will re-open school when the Governor has decided it it safe to do so.
 
What about Adult Education courses and Testing?
We have closed our Adult Education for the mandated three weeks. Course schedules will be adjusted accordingly. Our Testing Coordinator is working remotely and operating our Testing Center for those who can take exams off site in customized training. Most testers will have to wait until the school reopens to be able to take exams that must be monitored onsite. We are monitoring all inquiries to the best of our ability. 
Ohio has a new 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

Teacher Resources for Students

Our teachers use Smore to contact their students with information. Here are a couple of new posts!
From Mrs. Powell, Early Childhood Education:  https://www.smore.com/8tvfu
From Mrs. Conard, WCCC/Springboro IT:  https://www.smore.com/bp0qt-shs-it-tech-prep?ref=email
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