General Information on Winter Weather & Covid Delays & Closures

With the current surge in Covid infections and the looming winter weather season, the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center wanted to revisit our protocols for snow days, pivots to virtual instruction, and high school-only Flexible Instruction Days (FID).

The following Information is specific to students and families at the LCCTC.

Virtual Instruction due to Covid

Covid infections are affecting students and staff everywhere in the state.  We are working each day to maintain our in-person career and technical education classes.  We will do our utmost to communicate proactively on any switch to virtual instruction.  The reality of the situation is that LCCTC students – in any class, at any campus, any adult education or high school program, or the entire LCCTC – must be prepared for a quick shift to virtual instruction.

All secondary students have laptop computers/Chromebooks issued from the LCCTC to access the Canvas Learning System.  Please make sure that your student is bringing home their device every day.  If you know that you have any difficulties accessing the Internet, please contact your campus office for details on how the LCCTC can support your student.  Adult education students are expected to have reliable equipment and access to the Internet.

If any student needs help with any computer or technology issues that their instructor cannot resolve, they can submit a support request at this link – https://lancasterctc.edu/student-support-page/.

Inclement Weather

Snow will fly this winter and the LCCTC will follow its usual protocols to determine and announce winter-weather delays and closures.  According to our protocols for high school programs, the LCCTC will follow what a majority of our sending school districts are doing in the face of inclement weather.

  • Delays – If more than half of our sending districts are on a two-hour delay, so will the LCCTC.  If the LCCTC delays classes, our announcements will detail when classes will resume that day.
  • Flexible Instruction Day/Virtual Instruction – The LCCTC may choose to hold a Flexible Instruction Day/Virtual Instruction due to inclement weather.  If this occurs, we will let students and families know about the situation.  Students should log onto the Canvas Learning System for information on the day’s instruction.
  • Cancellation – If the weather is bad enough to completely close the buildings and cancel all operations in a majority of districts, so will the LCCTC.

Regarding adult education classes, please note that adult education classes are separate from high school classes and might have different delays or closings.  It is possible that adult education programs that start in the afternoon or evening may still run if the morning high school and/or adult education classes do not.

Methods of Communication

The CTC website, social media pages, and mobile app will be the first communication outlets to be updated in the event of winter weather or Covid-related delays and closures.  Once those platforms have been updated, we will notify all students and staff via a One Call phone and email announcement followed finally by the local radio and television stations.

With an institution such as ours, with many very different programs and courses in the day and evening for high school and adults, there are often subtleties between high school and adult education programming, what programs are functioning, how, and when.  The CTC website, social media, and mobile app will always have the most complete and current information.

Please continue to do your best with infection mitigation efforts including handwashing, masking, and maintaining social distance wherever possible.  Every little bit of prevention helps.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and be safe!

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