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District Information for Families – January 19, 2021

District Information for Families – January 19, 2021

To All NCC Vo-Tech Families:

Good Afternoon,

Today’s message includes links to the 1-14-21 parent webinar and changes to the in-person class schedule.

LINK TO NCCVT LIVE PARENT WEBINAR ON NEW HYBRID IN-PERSON CLASSES

Last week’s parent webinar focused on a new 2-day-per-week hybrid schedule for students who select in-person classes. This new schedule, named Hybrid 2.0, is tentatively scheduled to begin February 16.

To watch a recording of the 30-minute webinar, visit: https://youtu.be/4WpCNVbYihw

To watch a Spanish version of the recorded webinar, visit: https://youtu.be/Vegd5x3LAEo

REMINDER: COMPLETE PARENT SURVEY BY WEDNESDAY AT 4 PM

Parents – If you have not done so, please complete the survey sent to you Friday morning by your school. If you have not received the survey link, please check your spam/junk folder. If it is not there, contact your school for the link.

CHANGE: TUESDAY, JAN. 26, WILL BE A FULLY-REMOTE INSTRUCTION DAY

Tuesday, January 26, is the first day of the 2nd semester. Many students will have new classes, new teachers, and new classmates. In order for teachers to be able to meet all of their new students online and to provide course expectations, in-person hybrid classes for 10th grade students will not be held on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Instead, students in all grades will have a mandatory, fully-remote learning day with synchronous sessions. In-person hybrid classes for 11th grade students begin Wednesday, Jan. 27. In-person hybrid classes for 9th grade students begin Thursday, Jan. 28 (see change below). Friday, January 29th will continue as an asynchronous learning day with learning centers still available.

CHANGE: IN-PERSON CLASS DAYS FOR 9th AND 12th GRADE TO SWITCH

Beginning with the 2nd semester, in-person days for 9th and 12th grade will switch. Mondays will be for 12th grade in-person classes, and Thursdays will be for 9th grade in-person classes. In-person classes for 9th grade students begin Thursday, Jan. 28. This change will be in effect until the district shifts to the new hybrid, 2-day-per week schedule. In-person for 12th grade will be Mondays; for 10th grade will be Tuesdays; for 11th grade will be Wednesdays; for 9th grade will be Thursdays.

HALF-WAY POINT IN THE SCHOOL YEAR

The first semester and 2nd marking period end this week – we want our students to finish strong. Please encourage your student to complete all assigned work and to prepare for end-of-course assessments. It is hard to imagine that we are at the half-way point of this school year. Despite the frustrations and disappointments, our students are meeting the challenges this pandemic has created. We are proud of them and are hopeful that the second half of the school year allows for more of them to return to in-person classes with their own teachers.

Please continue to wash your hands, practice social distancing, and wear a face mask in public to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

-NCC Vo-Tech School District