May 22, 2020
To the High School Students and their Families of the Lancaster County CTC,
The Lancaster County CTC announced in previous weekly updates that Memorial Day weekend will kick off our Certificates and Awards Recognitions week for our seniors. The schedule and details for the recognitions is below. Additional update items this week include a reminder about dates for students to pick up items and drop off items at the campuses and information about a state food access program for families who may have strained resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please remember that the most current information will be posted on the LCCTC website at www.lancasterctc.edu/news.
High School Program Updates/Reminders for May 22
Certificates and Awards Recognitions Schedule – Week of May 25
Hard work deserves praise and the work that our seniors have done, both during the regular school year and during the pandemic shutdown, is worthy of the highest praise. During the recent weeks, our Principals and Administrators have developed a schedule to confer the Certificates and Awards that our seniors have earned over the course of the school year.
This week, we completed the necessary technological arrangements and created Zoom meeting links for each session. Our program instructors have shared this schedule and relevant links with the students via the Canvas Learning System and email. Additionally, the full Recognition Session schedule and list of the individual links is below.
Families are invited to log onto these Zoom sessions to view the recognitions. The sessions are limited to 500 logins per session. We encourage only family to login to view the sessions. Each recognition session will be recorded and links will be posted online so that any family members who are not able to attend the live sessions can view it another time.
Click one of the links below to go to that scheduled Zoom session.
WILLOW STREET – C&T Senior Recognitions
BROWNSTOWN – C&T Senior Recognitions
MOUNT JOY – C&T Senior Recognitions
Student Item Pickup/Drop Off Dates Scheduled
This timeframe is fluid and may change due to emerging issues or further instruction from the state. The plan, at the time of publishing, is as follows:
June 2 – 4, 2020 – Student Item Pickup and Drop-off Days
Pickup and drop-off hours on each day will be 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Noon to 3:00 PM
June 2, 2020 – Early Childcare Education, Culinary Arts, Intro to Manufacturing, Intro to Transportation, Electro Mechanical, Protective Services Academy (out of Training Center)
June 3, 2020 – Commercial Construction, Event Planning, Welding, Precision Machining, Intro to Culinary
June 4, 2020 – Metal Fabrication, Intro to Construction, Advance Health Careers, Intro to Health, Baking & Pastry, Residential Carpentry
June 2, 2020 – (Students should enter through the front doors.) Commercial Art, Digital Design/Print Media, Cabinet Making, Introduction to Health, Plumbing, Computer Systems
June 3, 2020 – (Students should enter through the front doors.) HVAC, Painting and Flooring, Intro to Visual Comm., Intro to Transportation, Electrical, Intro to Culinary Arts
June 4, 2020 – (Students should enter through the front doors.) Arch/CAD, Intro to Manufacturing, Photography, Web Design/Interactive Media, Intro to Construction, Heavy Equipment Operation, Materials Handling Logistics
June 2, 2020 – (Location – Door at the end of the front hallway that opens to the parking lot adjacent to the Lions Club.) Intro to Culinary, Medical Administrative Assistant, Dental Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Advanced Health, Intro to Health, Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant
June 3, 2020 – (Location – Bus dock entrance at top of the hallway where VA program is located.) Animal Production Science Technology, Veterinary Assistant, Intro to Visual Comm., Intro to Construction, Intro to Manufacturing, Sports Medicine Rehab Technician
June 4, 2020 – (Location – Bus dock entrance at the top of the hallway where the Auto Tech and Collision repair programs are located.) Recreational / Outdoor Power Equipment, Intro to Transportation, Auto Tech (Smith), Auto Tech (Reider), Auto Tech (Wakefield), Collision Repair, Diesel Tech (Bolich)
Student Personal Belongings Pickup Instructions and Details
- No more than 8 students will be allowed into one program at a time.
- Students must pick up the items themselves. Substitutes are not allowed.
- If a student was issued school technology from the LCCTC such as laptop or Chromebook and their chargers, they will need to return these to the staff at the door prior to gaining entrance to the building. Students will not be allowed in the building if technology has not been returned.
- Students need to return all school-owned books and tools at this time.
- Students are responsible for all tools and materials supplied to them by the LCCTC. Students who do not return school issued tools and books will receive a bill for replacement cost of these items.
- Upon exit of the building students will need to turn in the Obligation/Materials Received Form to LCCTC staff at the exit. Each student must turn in the form or they will be asked to return to their instructor for the form. Office staff will be available to collect for these items at this time. Payment will need to be in the form of cash or check.
- All students will need to wear a mask and gloves while in the building.
- Items not picked up on that day will be bagged and labeled. Leftover items can be picked up by appointment when administration is available and interaction is allowed by the Department of Education and the governor.
Food Access Program – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)
The Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted approval to Pennsylvania to launch a plan for a food access program known as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). This plan will help families who may have strained resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
P-EBT is different than Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). P-EBT is for students who are eligible for free and reduced school meals — those who would have received meals if school was not closed. Benefits will be issued on an EBT card, in most cases to the parent/guardian of the household. Families can receive both the P-EBT and free school meals through Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option. Additionally, there is no impact to the school meal program and the funding provided to schools since the P-EBT is a completely separate program with a different funding stream than the school meal program.
Mental Health Resources
We are seeing a rise in inquiries from students and families regarding stress, anxiety, and depression related to the pandemic and the social changes that society is experiencing because of it. The CTC has links to helpful mental health and wellbeing resources on our Covid-19 Resource webpage and on the counselors’ page on Canvas. If you feel that you need help, please reach out to your campus counselors or check out the online resources. Don’t think that you’re alone! Help is here if you need it.
If you have any questions about your program at the LCCTC, please ask your instructor.
Thank you and be safe.