During the August 5, 2020 Penta Career Center Board of Education meeting, the board approved the Restart Plan for the 2020-2021 school year which will be an alternating day format reducing the building capacity by 50 percent and only having students on campus four days a week. The Penta Board also modified the school calendar pushing the start date from August 17 & 18 to August 20 & 21. The Penta Restart Plan will have all students from Wood County schools (Bowling Green, Eastwood, Elmwood, Lake, North Baltimore, Northwood, Otsego, Perrysburg, and Rossford) on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week with the first day of school set for Thursday, August 20. Students from all the other member schools (Anthony Wayne, Benton Carroll Salem, Genoa, Maumee, Springfield, Swanton, and Woodmore) will attend school on Wednesdays and Fridays with a start date of Friday, August 21. The other three days of school will be remote learning. All instructional staff are required to report to campus five days a week.
“We feel this is the best plan for Penta given the current environment,” says Edward Ewers, superintendent. “This schedule allows us to deliver on our promise to provide a high quality career-technical education by having students actively engaged in their career and academic classes.”
This year, Penta has also adopted a new four-day model which the school hopes to eventually transition to when the community health issues subside. When Penta is able to begin its four-day model, students will attend school Tuesday – Friday with Mondays devoted to work-based learning experiences such as internships, paid work experiences, simulated work experiences, or community service activities. Further details of Penta’s Restart Planning Guide including rules and procedures for students can be found on the website at www.pentacareercenter.org