- Somerset County VoTec
SCVTHS BEGINS HYBRID SCHEDULE FOR STUDENTS
(left to right) SCVTHS Cosmetology student Madison Zarzecki of Branchburg receives her gift bag from Principal Hector Montes.
On Monday, October 5, Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School (SCVTHS) began the first day of the hybrid learning schedule, welcoming students back into the buildings for the first time since March. Principal Hector Montes and the school’s Linkages Department personally welcomed the students back to the building by giving out gift bags, which included items such as water bottles, snacks, earbuds, notepads and stress balls.
Each day, all nine scheduled periods will occur. However, students have been split into two groups (A & B) in order to reduce the number of students in the buildings. Students in the A Group will report to school on Mondays and Wednesdays. B Group students will report on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When not participating in in-person learning, students are to participate in remote instruction. All students will be learning remotely on Fridays.
As with many of the changes this year, SCVTHS has developed and prioritized enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures to reduce the spread of contagions. Each day, using EPA registered disinfectants, and EPA protocols, the buildings will be cleaned and disinfected. Additionally, high use areas have been identified for extra cleanings. Hand sanitizer has been distributed to each classroom and sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the buildings. Face coverings or masks and adhering to the 6 ft. of social distancing guidelines are mandatory for all students and staff.
SCVTHS has placed additional signage throughout the campus to increase awareness of social distancing requirements. “One Way” signs have been placed on the hallway floors and posters have been posted throughout campus. Parents and guardians have been asked to adhere to the Governor’s advisories and attest daily to student temperature and symptom checks. “Our main goal is to keep our students and staff healthy and safe, it will take cooperation from all of us to successfully implement our hybrid remote and in-person instruction” according to Dr. Chrys Harttraft, Superintendent of Schools.
For additional details relating to the safety precautions taking place at Somerset County Vocational & Technical Schools, please refer to the district’s Restart and Recovery Plan located at www.scvths.org.
(left to right): SCVTHS Supervisor of Career & Technical Education Programs Rob Carrig and Mechatronics, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing student Bernard Babitsky of South Bound Brook gets his temperature checked upon arriving at SCVTHS.
Walther Mejia of Pritchard Industries, Inc. displays a Protexus Cordless Electrostatic Sprayer used in the cleaning process at SCVTHS.