On, Monday, October 19, 2020, students at the Upper Valley Career Center will return to in-person instruction five days per weeks. Currently, our main campus high school students are operating on a hybrid schedule combining in-person instruction with off-site virtual learning.
The following is the letter sent to all students and families from UVCC superintendent, Dr. Nancy Luce.
Dear UVCC Parents and Students,
I want to thank you for all you have done to ensure that the beginning of the school year has gone smoothly. I understand that the various measures that we have had to take in order to open have been challenging. Yet, everyone has worked together to adapt to a blended schedule, masks, social distancing and new procedures of operation.
As we indicated in August, the blended schedule was to be put in place for the first nine weeks and then evaluated as we approached the second quarter. Based on a number of factors we have determined that we will return to a five day per week schedule beginning Monday, October 19th.
We have been encouraged by the success of our associate schools who have implemented the five day model. At the same time, it has become clear that many of our students have not been consistently completing assignments during their off-site days and indeed would prefer to be present in their labs and classrooms. While we understand that having more students in the building every day will be more challenging, given the willingness of students, staff, and others to adhere to the required procedures, makes us optimistic that we can successfully make this transition to strengthen instruction and learning.
I appreciate everyone’s continued support as we work together to make this change. If you would direct any requests for information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Nancy Luce