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At Jeff Tech, we appreciate our involved students, parents, and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. Check back often to see what’s new!

Parent Letter

Dear Jeff Tech Family,

We wanted to take the time to carefully consider our path forward and all of the emerging information. At this time, we have decided on a path that will support all of our students. In recent years we have invested a lot of effort transitioning to a competency-based educational platform. We have broken all of our curriculum areas into individual competencies. Over the course of the current school year, your student has worked on competencies in each course that he or she was involved in. For the next phase of the school year, we are going to provide all of our students with the opportunity to receive the support needed to reach the competent level on any task that they have previously not done so. Involvement in this process is entirely optional but has the potential to provide a huge impact on students. This will assist with students completing their courses successfully and meeting graduation requirements. To read the entire letter from Directory Barry Fillman, please view the parent letter enrichment document.

Continuity of Education Plan

All students will have the opportunity to address competencies that they have not yet achieved proficiency in, and we will provide the support to do so. All the activities will support the goal of assisting students completing their courses successfully and meeting graduation requirements.

As a comprehensive, full-time CTC, our plan has to address the academic and career and technical needs of all of our students. In previous years we designed a system in which all of our curriculum areas are broken into individual competencies. Over the course of the current school year, students have worked on competencies in each course they are enrolled in. For our continuity of education plan, we are going to provide all of our students with the opportunity to receive the support needed to reach the competent level on any task that they have previously not done so. Involvement in this enrichment and review process is entirely optional but has the potential to provide a huge impact for students.

Please review our complete continuity of education plan for more information.

Coronavirus Mental Health Resources

I am reaching out in an effort to support the emotional and mental health needs of our students throughout these unprecedented times. We have worked very hard to cultivate a supportive relationship with our students and realize that in addition to possible feelings of isolation and fear that may exist, students do not have access to the caring adults in our building. There are resources available in these times to help bridge this gap.

Parents, please use this time to talk with your kids and support them in a positive manner. We can all agree that none of what is happening is normal, and our kids depend on us for consistency and unconditional support. We stand with you and will do everything we can to support our students and their emotional well-being.

Please take a moment to read Director Barry Fillman's complete letter regarding mental health resources.

School Closures & Lunch Program

Jeff Tech Families residing in the Brockway, DuBois, and Punxsutawney Area School Districts are invited to take advantage of breakfast and lunch opportunities during the school closure. Please refer to the information below for more details on your district's offerings.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Due to the increase in coronavirus cases throughout our nation, we have been taking precautionary measures to increase our preventative cleaning and sanitation of all surfaces in our building, along with stressing personal hygiene. The healthy and safety of our students and community will remain the focus of our decision making. We anticipate the numbers to continue to rise and believe that it is in our best interest to be overly cautious. We will update you further should additional steps be necessary.

We will continue to communicate with you when updated coronavirus information becomes available to us. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the upcoming weeks. We ask you to continue to stress to your students the importance of proper hand washing, and please keep them home if they are sick.

Please take a moment to read Director Barry Fillman's complete letter to parents for more information.

Facts about Coronaviruses

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common throughout the world. These viruses, at times, can evolve and infect people, then spread through human to human contact. Want to learn more? Such as, who does the issue impact? What are we doing? What are the symptoms? What can you do? Please view our coronavirus fact sheet.

Jeff Tech March Student of the Month

Jerilyn BrumbaughThe Jeff Tech student of the month for March is Jerilyn Brumbaugh. Jerilyn is a senior in the auto body program, and her home school is the Brookville Area School District. She represented Jeff Tech as a competitor at SkillsUSA district level placing third in automotive refinishing. Jerilyn is a member of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO), and the Dance Committee. After graduation, Jerilyn will be attending University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) for automotive and diesel mechanics. Jerilyn currently works at Taco Bell in Brookville.

Jeff Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Barry Fillman, Administrative Director (814) 653.8265 ext. 119.  EOE/ADA  The Jefferson County-DuBois AVTS open-records officer is Sherry Hasselman, business manager. Please view contact, procedures, and fee information here.