State of Emergency Information

State of Emergency Information

The Upper Valley Career Center's Piqua campus is closed until further notice. All staff members are working from home.
 
There are many uncertainities at this time, but our administration is working to get answers and will inform parents and students on the latest information as it comes from the Ohio Department of Education and Govenor DeWine.
 
We thank you for your patience during this uncertain time. If you have questions that are not answered here, please send an email to [email protected] 
 

May 18, 2020 Updates

SENIORS
  • Grades have been finalized and have been sent to their home school for graduation consideration.
  • Please turn in their laptop and any textbooks this week if they haven't already done so.
  • If you have earned your laptop, you will receive a letter with your certificates stating when and how you can pick it up.
  • Convocation is Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 pm on Facebook Live.
  • The senior exit survey was sent and needs to be completed this week.  
  • Remember, UVCC provides lifelong career counseling if you ever need.

JUNIORS

  • Preliminary, final grades have been posted.
    • Students have until 3:00 on Thursday to turn in missing work or to redo assignments for a higher grade. 
  • This is your week to turn in laptops and clean out lockers.

Juniors End of Year

May 12, 2020


Juniors,  we hope you are doing well.  Please take a moment to read through these important end of the year procedures.  


GRADES

  • This is the last week for new assignments. 

  • Teachers will be finalizing your preliminary grades by Monday, May 18. This will give you and your parents a confident look at where your grades stand.  

    • If you are not happy with your grades, you will have the opportunity to complete missing assignments and redo assignments for a higher grade from May 13 - 21.

    • After May 21 your grade will be final and sent to your home district for your final transcript. 

Just as a reminder, your continuation in your career and technical program is dependent upon completion of assignments and a strong display of effort. 


We want to give you every opportunity possible to get your grades to the desired level.  Please email your teachers or counselors with questions or concerns. 


PACKETS

Any students with packets must drop them off  at the Upper Valley Career Center main office on Wednesday, May 13 between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.  


PICK-UP | DROP-OFF of School Items

Below is the plan for juniors to complete the following tasks:

  • Drop off laptops, textbooks, LRC books, and other items. 

  • Clean out your locker

  • Pick up tools and supplies  

All items to be returned should be dropped off in your lab on the day listed below.  Your lab teacher will be in the lab during this time but no other teachers will be in the building.  


The building will be open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.  


Procedures to follow:


  • Students are to enter their lab through a direct outside entrance, if possible.  

  • The front, main entrance door will be propped open for labs that do not have direct outside door access.

  • The rolldoor on the north end of the building will be open for High Bay programs
    (Auto Collision, Electrical Trades, Auto Tech, Auto Services, Masonry and Plumbing, Manufacturing and Ag Power).

  • No more than 4 students in any lab at one time

  • Those entering the lab are asked to wear a mask

  • Six feet of social distancing will be enforced

  • Students will have access only to their CT lab, their locker and the front office to pay fees if needed.


Students will leave their computer and charger (Do not leave your laptop case), textbooks, LRC books and anything else that needs to be returned  with the lab teacher.  

  • The lab teacher will have the students place the materials in a designated area in the lab and the teacher will complete a check in sheet and set it on top of the items being turned in. 


Students will then be allowed to clean out their locker.  Administration will have a key if you forget your combination. . 


May 19  |  11:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Discovery

  • Ag and Power Tech

  • Auto Services

  • Auto Collision and Repair

  • Culinary Arts

  • Early Childhood

  • Exercise Science

  • Digital Design and Print


May 20  |  11:00am-6:00pm

  • Computer Information Tech

  • Construction Trades

  • Electrical Trades

  • Electronics and Automation

  • Environmental Occupations

  • Interactive Media

  • Landscape Management

  • Medical Careers Academy

  • Pre-Engineering

  • Teacher Academy


May 21  |  11:00am-6:00pm

  • Cosmetology

  • HVAC/R

  • Manufacturing and Machining

  • Masonry and Plumbing

  • Veterinary Science

  • Welding  

  • Auto Tech


May 22  |  10:00am-3:00pm

  • All students - Any student that could not make one of the other drop off days.  Drop off at front office

Printable PDf of this information

Seniors - End of Year Procedures

Seniors,  

We hope you are doing well.  Please take a moment to read through these important end of the year procedures.  

Printable pdf of the following information

GRADES

May 4-8

  • Last week for new assignments.  

  • Teachers will be finalizing your preliminary grades by Friday, May 8.  

  • This will give you and your parents a confident look at where your grades stand.  If you are not happy with your grades, you will have the opportunity to complete missing assignments and redo assignments for a higher grade from May 8-14.  

May 14

  • After May 14 your grade will be final and sent to your home district for graduation consideration and for your final transcript.  We want to give you every opportunity possible to get your grades to the desired level.  Please email your teachers with questions or concerns. 


CONVOCATION

An email will be coming out next week about the Facebook Live Convocation ceremony which will be aired May 21 at 7:00 pm. 


PICK-UP | DROP-OFF of School Items

Below is the plan for seniors to complete the following tasks 

  • Drop off laptops, textbooks, LRC books, and other items. 

  • Donate UVCC uniforms for future students

  • Clean out your locker

  • Pick up  tools and supplies

All items to be returned should be dropped off in your lab on the day listed below.  Your lab teacher will be in the lab during this time but no other teachers will be in the building.  


The building will be open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm


Procedures to follow:


  • Students are to enter their lab through a direct outside entrance, if possible.  

  • The front, main entrance door will be propped open for labs that do not have direct outside door access.

  • The rolldoor on the north end of the building will be open for High Bay programs
    (Auto Collision, Electrical Trades, Auto Tech, Auto Services, Masonry and Plumbing, Manufacturing and Ag Power).

  • No more than 4 students in any lab at one time

  • Those entering the lab are asked to wear a mask

  • Six feet of social distancing will be enforced

  • Students will have access only to their CT lab, their locker and the front office to pay fees if needed.


Students will leave their computer and charger (Do not leave your laptop case), textbooks, LRC books and anything else that needs to be returned  with the lab teacher.  

  • The lab teacher will have the students place the materials in a designated area in the lab and the teacher will complete a check in sheet and set it on top of the items being turned in. 


Students will then be allowed to clean out their locker.  Administration will have a key if you forget your combination. 


May 13 - Seniors Only  |  11:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Ag and Power Tech

  • Auto Services

  • Interactive Media

  • Manufacturing and Machining

  • Masonry and Plumbing

  • Pre-Engineering

  • Welding Technologies



May 14 - Seniors Only  |  11:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Auto Collision and Repair

  • Automotive Tech

  • Computer Information Tech

  • Construction Technologies

  • Cosmetology

  • Design and Digital Print

  • Early Childhood

  • Environmental Occupations 

  • HVAC/R

  • Teacher Academy


May 18 -  Seniors Only  |  11:00 am - 6:00pm 

  • Culinary Arts

  • Electrical Trades

  • Electronics and Automation

  • Exercise Science

  • Landscape Management

  • Medical Career Academy

  • Veterinary Science


May 15 & 22 - Flex days for Seniors

Any senior that was not able to make the assigned day.  Drop off all items in the front office.


SCHOOL UPDATES

Lunch Account Balances

For those students with money remaining in their UVCC lunch accounts, here are a few notes:
  • In the coming weeks, refund checks will be sent to those students who have a positive balance on their lunch accounts.
  • If you owe any school fees, those amounts will be deducted from your refund before the check is written.

Questions can be directed to [email protected].

April 20 Update - Mr. Haak's One Call Message

  • Governor DeWine announced today that schools will continue with remote learning through the remainder of the school year.
    • Online learning and/or packet work will continue as laid out in the letter that was mailed last week with the interim reports. (pdfs of these letters are located in the April 16 update below)  
    • The key to today’s announcement is learning must continue.
    • Graduation for seniors and juniors continuation in their career and technical program is dependent upon completion of assignments and a strong display of effort.
  • If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to reach out to your teachers or counselor through email or phone for any assistance.
    • Teachers are factoring grades heavily on effort and participation.
    • Each of you is in a unique set of circumstances during these unprecedented times. That is why we are relying on you to communicate to us your unique situations and struggles so we can make the most appropriate accommodations and provide you with the best information.
    • We understand this is not the delivery model that you signed up for. We agree and would rather be delivering instruction face to face. However, we must make the best of it and finish the year strong.  

      We understand there will be a lot of questions regarding end of the year procedures. We will be sending additional guidance within the next few weeks and we encourage you to visit the frequently asked questions section of our webpage.

      Thank you for your understanding, we miss you and stay safe everyone.

Midterm Letters - Juniors & Seniors

 
 
Important Dates for Seniors
May 4
  • For those students that received packets, all completed packets should be turned in at Upper Valley Career Center.
  • Work will be turned in at the front office of the school between the hours of 7a.m and 7p.m..
  • Last day for senior electronic work to be assigned.  
May 6
  • Final due date for all senior electronic assignments.
May 8
  • All packet work and electronic assignments will be graded and a preliminary 4th quarter final grade will be posted in ProgressBook.
  • Parents and Students should check ProgressBook Friday evening.
May 11-14
  • Students will have the opportunity to remediate any assignments from the 4th quarter in an attempt to raise their grade.
  • Students will work directly with individual teachers when remediating assignments or completing missing work.
May 15
  • Final senior grades will be posted in ProgressBook.
May 21
  • Convocation Ceremony at Hobart Arena. We are still waiting to hear more from Governor DeWine regarding our ability to hold a Convocation Ceremony.
    • If we are unable to have the ceremony, we will continue to look for other options to recognize senior accomplishments. 

Important Dates for Juniors

May 4
  • For those students that received packets for April, all completed packets should be turned in at Upper Valley Career Center.
  • Work will be turned in at the front office of the school between the hours of 7a.m and 7p.m..
  • Packets for May should be picked up at the same location.  
May 11
  • Last day for junior electronic work to be assigned.  
May 13
  • Final due date for all junior electronic assignments.
  • All May packet work should be dropped off at Upper Valley Career Center in the front office of the school between the hours of 7a.m and 7p.m..
May 18
  • All packet work and electronic assignments will be graded and a preliminary 4th quarter final grade will be posted in ProgressBook.
  • Parents and Students should check ProgressBook Monday morning.  
May 18-21
  • Students will have the opportunity to remediate any assignments from the 4th quarter in an attempt to raise their grade. Students will work directly with individual teachers when remediating assignments or completing missing work.
May 22
  • Final junior grades will be posted in ProgressBook. 

April 2 - Update from Mr. Haak

Governor DeWine announced that schools will be closed through at least May 1, 2020. Here are several important points regarding this.

School is Still in Session (...just in a different form)
  • It is crucial that students continue doing work online and make a good faith effort to complete assignments.
    • Student participation, or lack of, may influence a student's ability to return to the Career Center next year, and may have an impact on graduation this year.
  • We want to see you all succeed so please reach out to teachers through email or phone call if you are having any difficulties.
  • Stay engaged for the next seven weeks and end the school year strong. 

Needed Packets for Assignments?

  • If you do not have internet connection, or a reliable connection, we can offer printed packets.
  • To receive an April assignment packet
    • Call UVCC by Friday, April 3  (937.778.1980)
    • Select option 3 (Attendance Line)
    • Leave the student's name, program and contact number on the machine
  • Packet Pick-Up/Drop-off
    •  Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9
       7:00 am - 7:00 pm in the front entrance 
    • April packets can be picked up
    • Completed March packets can be dropped off
    • Students will not have access to the building just the main entrance for packet pick up/drop off.  

Stay safe and engaged in learning! 

One Call from Dr. Luce - March 24, 2020

This is Superintendent Nancy Luce with a message for UVCC students and parents.  Your teachers have been actively developing lessons for you during this time of school closure.

I wanted to let you know that online lessons have been developed and are available  to you.  In addition, packets were distributed  to those without any access to the internet.  

All students should be working steadily to complete these assignments.  The teachers will be providing feedback and grading your online work.  Packets will be turned in once we create a specific process to do so.  Students and parents are encouraged to email teachers questions.  For those that do not have the internet you can still call your teacher and leave a message on their voicemail and they will return your call. 

The lessons you received are designed to cover the next two weeks.  Additional plans will be made once we know the Governor’s expectations after April 3rd.

I realize these are challenging times.  Our goals are for you to be safe and to provide you with the means and guidance to continue your education to the best of our ability under the circumstances.

Thank you for your time.

March 20 - Meal Services Discontinued

As of March 19, 2020, all on-campus meal service is being discontinued during this shutdown due to low demand. 
 
The health and safety our our students is our first priority, so we are grateful that their dietary needs are being met by local school districts and other community sources.

March 16, 2020 Update

1. No Internet Access - Need Paper Packets? 
As we move to online lessons, we realize that not everyone has access to the internet and/or a printer. Consequently we will be developing packets for these students. So that we can make sure you have what you need, I am asking that if you do not have access and need packets, that you call the school at 937-778-1980 and choose option 3.  At that point, please provide your name, program, and a contact number where you can be reached. It is important that you contact us by this Thursday.  We will then be following up with you early next week to explain the next steps.

2. Meals 
Secondly,  Grab and Go meals will be served on the March 19 from 11:00 am to 12:30pm.  We will again be providing breakfast and lunch options for three days.  All meals will be served at the double doors by the patio off the east end of the dining commons.  

Thank you again for your patience as we work through the myriad of details posed by this difficult situation.

March 15, 2020 Update

Good afternoon, to UVCC students and parents. - this is Superintendent Nancy Luce.

I want to remind our students that you are not expected to report to school for the next three weeks. Your teachers are preparing online lessons and will be providing information to you within the next week.  Please make sure you check your email several times per day.

Seniors  - I understand that you have many questions and concerns about graduation requirements. Superintendents have asked these same questions to Governor DeWine and Ohio Department of Education representatives.  These are highly unusual circumstances and I am confident that decisions will be made so that you are not unfairly disadvantaged. This issue is one not only faced by Ohio’s seniors but by students throughout the country so we are also dependent on decisions by the US Department of Education. In the meantime, I have asked your counselors and teachers to focus as much as possible on providing you with the instruction and opportunities you need to complete a graduation pathway.

Also, tomorrow we will be serving lunch to any student with transportation between 11:00 and 12:30. You will have the option of eating on site with the necessary precautions or having it boxed to take with you. In addition, you will receive breakfast and lunch items for Tuesday and Wednesday. Plans are being developed to provide ongoing meal service for pick-up. I would also urge you to check your home schools for the details of their meal service, if you don’t have transportation to UVCC. Since ongoing details are being finalized, please remember to check the UVCC website for the latest information.

On behalf of the Board, administration and staff of the Upper Valley Career Center, please know that we are working diligently to serve our students to reduce the impact of this difficult situation as much as we possibly can.  We will continue to provide you with updates as they become available.

March 13, 2020 Update

High School Plan for Monday, March 16 - Friday, April 3.* 

  • Friday, March 13
    • The last day on campus for students until further notice
  • Monday, March 16
    • Students are permitted in the building if approved by the individual instructor to complete necessary work. 
  • Tuesday, March 17
    • From this day forward, all student contact should be on a virtual-only basis. 
    • If a student does not have internet access at home, details will be provided via phone on how they can complete their assignments
  • Monday, March 23
    • All instructors and staff who are able to work remotely will do so.
    • Virtual Lessons - Students should begin receiving online lessons from each of their instructors. 
    • Instructors will develop set hours to be online and available to students for questions and assistance. Each teacher will coordinate with their classes to communicate these times.
  • Work Placement & Apprenticeships - Students on work placement will continue to fulfill their responsibilities based on parent and employer agreement. Talk to your instructor and program supervisor for specifics.
These plans are subject to change based on further updates from the Governor’s Office and the Ohio Department of Education. 
 
Please encourage your student to check their email on a regular basis. 
 
*The Adult Division plans are being developed with other adult career programs from across the state. We will provide updates as soon as we are able.
 
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