Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have decided to cancel the live senior recognition ceremony scheduled for July 25 at the Nutter Center. However, we are producing a virtual graduation presentation that will be posted online on June 27. Please check our website, Facebook page and Twitter account for updates and links leading up to the event. We will be using cap and gown portraits taken during pickup days, photos taken last fall by BetterImages and some ID photos. Best of luck to our Class of 2020.
For those unable to attend drop-off and pickup days there is one additional opportunity to do so. Tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, from noon-2 p.m. you can turn in laptops, books or other school items and collect career passports and whatever you had left behind. You will also be able to pay fees and collect refunds. Please enter at the high school front office. We ask that you wear masks and practice social distancing. It is our intent to make an announcement regarding our senior recognition ceremony in the coming days.
PARENTS AND STUDENTS! A mailing is on its way that spells out procedures regarding the end of the school year. We have set May 18 and 19 as days for students to pick up personal items and drop off laptops, books, etc. Instructions on how to set up a time are included in the mailing. Also included are instructions for seniors to come by the Greene Room to get a free photo taken in their cap and gown. Pictures will be mailed directly home sometime in June. We also have free Class of 2020 yard signs for our seniors and signs for National Technical Honor Society members! During students' visits to campus, strict social distancing measures will be expected. If you have any questions after receiving the mailing, please call the Career Center.
Last week, Governor DeWine announced that this school year will continue with an on-line learning format. GCCC will maintain the current schedule of instruction previously posted. It is imperative that students continue to complete assignments. No new assignments will be made after May 8 and all will be due by May 18. We want to be certain that all students remain on track for graduation. Please make sure your students are continuing to follow the directions and that they complete assignments. A document has been posted below and on our Facebook page that provides guidelines on various issues. Very soon, we will share information on a pick-up and drop-off day for students. Unfortunately, based on the social distancing requirements we must cancel the GCCC prom. Due to state mandates, our May 19 graduation has been cancelled. On Friday, we received information that the Ohio Department of Education is urging only virtual graduation ceremonies. However, we have secured a July 25th date in hopes this can change. When more guidance is provided by the Governor, we will communicate more information. The July 25th ceremony is scheduled for the Nutter Center at 6 p.m.
As we continue learning through a new remote instructional format we have been gathering feedback from teachers, students, and parents as well as engaging in discussions with other local schools and career centers throughout the state. We have decided to modify our schedule starting April 6 to provide a more sustainable and authentic learning experience for all students. Students will only be given assignments by teachers on specific days. For example, on Mondays a student’s math, social studies, and lab teachers will create assignments for students. On Wednesday there will be no new assignments given but teachers have the opportunity to connect with small groups to provide additional support or to communicate with parents regarding progress. The schedule has been emailed to all students and is posted on the Greene County Career Center website and the school’s Facebook page. If a student has any questions, please feel free to reach out to their teachers for further explanation.