Our top priority at the Jackson Area Career Center is to provide a valuable educational experience in a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff. Our Return to School plan, approved by the Jackson County ISD Board of Education on August 11, is based on that premise and aligned with the MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return To School Roadmap. Also factoring into our plan is the type of curriculum we provide in career and technical education. A critical component of that curriculum is hands-on training. It is important that students be physically present in the building to acquire those technical skills in their respective program. If that is not possible, there will be limitations on what skills can be taught. That may have an impact on a student’s attainability of certain certifications and/or licenses, which are based on industry standards and/or state guidelines.
With guidance from the Jackson County Health Department, we are glad to share our COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan with you. Included in this plan, you will find details on face coverings, hygiene, cleaning protocols, mental and social health, and what guidelines are in place if a student or staff member shows symptoms of COVID-19. We have also included all current and past Return to Learn communication to students and parents on this page. Any questions can be directed to Principal Dr. Mark Pogliano at 517-768-5163 or firstname.lastname@example.org.