November 23, 2020
This letter is to provide an update on remote instruction and the Covid-19 cases that have increased in Fulton County over the past several weeks. As we continue to monitor the community spread of COVID-19 in our learning community, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) Level of Community Transmission Table has informed us that Fulton County has remained in the “substantial” category for the past four weeks. When considering this information along with the safety of our students and staff, the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School will continue to operate on a remote learning delivery schedule until December 7, 2020. We understand that remote learning is less than ideal. We also know the many challenges posed to our students and staff. It remains our goal to resume in person instruction as quickly and as safely as possible. We will strive to provide your student with the highest level of technical education while following these recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and DOH. We will reassess the situation each week and communicate with you accordingly. You will be updated on information as it is communicated to us. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your student’s teacher or myself if you have any questions or concerns.
Erik H. Damgaard
A complete copy of the Student Responsibilities for Remote Instructional Day Policy can be found in PDF form under the Student Resources tab of this website.
It will be the responsibility of students to log into their LMS at 8:00 AM for AM session and 12:30 PM for the PM session.
In the event that a student plans to be absent during remote instruction, parents must call or email the Administrative Assistant/Child Accounting & Attendance Specialist, April Harman at 717-485-5813 Ext.201 or firstname.lastname@example.org before 9:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. If contact is not made on the day of the absence, the absence may become unexcused. The FCAVTS will document in its attendance records for the student whether the absence is considered excused or unexcused. Please note that, unless the absence is for a statutorily allowed reason under compulsory attendance laws, the FCAVTS is not required to excuse any absence, even if the parent provides a note explaining the absence.
Agricultural Production Operations
Early Childhood Education
Computer Systems Networking
Allied Health Professions
Drafting & Design Technology
It is the policy of Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School not to discriminate against any person, in any action or decision regarding activities or employment policies, on the basis of age, sex, color or by reason of any personal, physical or mental handicap.
Inquiries regarding compliance with Titles VI, IX and Section 504, should be forwarded to the Director of the Fulton County AVTS at:
145 East Cherry Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 (717) 485-5813