January 2021 CTE Newsletter

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January CTE Newsletter
January 28, 2021
Preparing Students to Thrive in College and Careers
Message from the Superintendent Alyssa Lynch
Happy New Year!
At Metropolitan Education District, we've been working tirelessly throughout this COVID-19 crisis to continue providing high-quality programs through distance learning.
This newsletter includes a link to the most current Reopening Plan 2.0, posted on our website. For the past six months, we have been prepared to host small groups of students on campus and reopen when Santa Clara County returns to the 'Red Tier.' We are looking forward to that day!
We have continuously implemented the protocols recommended by Santa Clara County Health Department. At this time, our administrators stay informed and guide our staff weekly on the changes within our county. We have all been challenged by navigating a new way of life. I know we all see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. With the vaccine, there is a sense of hope. I would like to encourage everyone to continue to follow all the recommended protocols and get the vaccine when you are eligible because that will allow us to reduce the case rates and reopen our programs. I am eager to receive my vaccine so I can do my part in our community.
Stay safe and well,
Alyssa Lynch
Read MetroED's Reopening Plan 2.0
This plan, protocols, and policies will allow MetroED to reopen, when it's allowable, in any and all of the models listed: Full Distance Learning, Blended Model, or Full Reopening.
  1. Keep our students, staff, and community safe and healthy
  2. Provide high-quality education throughout the year
Provide an environment for social-emotional connection for students and staff.
Brian Wheatley Appointed to Metropolitan Education District Governing Board
MetroED has a new Board Member, Brian Wheatley, from San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD). Wheatley was appointed in December 2020 by the SJUSD Board to replace Teresa Castellanos.
Silicon Valley Adult Education Spotlights
Five Students Expected to Complete the Adult Education Medical Assistant & Medical
Assistant Back Office Programs
SVAE celebrates students on their way to complete their Medical Assistant and Medical Assistant Back Office studies. These students will be entering the healthcare workforce with skills that have prepared them for a lifetime.
The virtual celebration will be held with family and friends at a later date.
Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Spotlights
SVCTE | Five Dental Assisting Students Receive $1,000 Scholarships
SVCTE Dental Assisting program students have been awarded scholarships by the Santa Clara County Dental Society (SCCDS). SCCDS uses the opportunity to recognize the best and the brightest in allied dental health.
Congratulations to:
  • Elena Carbajal-Rodriguez
  • Elizabeth Correa
  • Adrian Khorsand
  • Jessie Nguyen
  • Ky Tran
SVCTE | Fire Science/First Responder Program Featured In CSBA's Winter Issue 2020
California School Boards Association (CSBA) knows SVCTE Fire Science/First Responder program is preparing the generation of firefighters and first responders with rigorous, hands-on training in Santa Clara County. This 2019 CSBA Golden Bell Award-receiving program is proudly highlighted in their 2020 Winter magazine calling it "Not your everyday career tech program."
District News and Resources
Calling all Alumni!
Tell us what YOU are doing!
We want to know where you are. Are you working in the field you trained in?
We want to keep in touch!
Positions Available at MetroED!
We are currently seeking applicants for several positions. If you (or anyone you know) would like to join our team, click on "view available positions"
Proud Partnership With:
MetroED | metroed.net