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On the students’ first day of class, they report to the Assembly Room for the beginning of student orientation. During this time, a PowerPoint presentation is shown and consists of:

  • An introduction of the administration, faculty, and staff.
  • A brief introduction to the student handbook. (When students return to class, the instructors go over the handbook in more detail).
  • Students watch the video on sexual harassment.
  • After the video, students and teachers move to their classrooms for additional orientation – more specific to the individual programs.

The following pages consist of an outline of the PowerPoint presentation given during the orientation process:

    1. Welcome to JRTI – A new career in less than a year!!
    2. Introduction of Administration, Faculty, and Staff
      1. Administration and Staff
        1. Donna Van Metre, Director/Principal
        2. Russell Penner, Assistant Principal/Work-Based Learning Coordinator
        3. Ann Mueller, Adult Basic Education Coordinator
        4. Dianna Blake, Postsecondary Financial Aid/Transcripts
      2. Instructors
        1. Automotive Technology – Melissa Williams
        2. Culinary Arts – Stephen Brown
        3. Electrical Technician – John Godish
        4. Electromechanical Technology – Eric Armer
        5. HVAC/R – Becky Nelson
        6. Massage Therapy – Todd Adams
        7. PN – Laura Grant, Lisa Burnell, and Virginia Harford
        8. Surgical Technology – Jessica Firl
        9. Truck Driving – Jim Breeden and Ken Dombroski
    3. Student Handbook – Highlights (to be reviewed by your instructor)
      1. Automobile Policy
      2. Accident Insurance
      3. Attendance and Tardy Policy
      4. Grades/Scholastic Requirements
      5. Required State Testing
      6. Organizations
        1. National Technical Honor Society
        2. Skills USA
        3. Rotaract
        4. HOSA – Available to Practical Nursing students
        5. Association of Surgical Technologists – Available to Surgical Technology Students
        6. American Culinary Federation – Available to Culinary Arts Students
      7. Additional Information
        1. Tobacco Policy – WV law prohibits tobacco products on school property. No e-cigarettes, and no vapes.
        2. No alcoholic beverages, liquor, narcotics, or controlled substances on school property.
        3. No weapons
        4. Electronic Media/Electronic Communication Devices/Cell Phones.
        5. Articulation Agreements with Blue Ridge – possible college credit for Auto Tech, Culinary Arts, and Electrical Technician.
        6. Title IX – Harassment/Bullying. JRTI follows Policy 4373 in dealing with any type of harassment, bullying, and discrimination.
      8. Bullying/Harassment/Cyberbullying
        1. Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation – A student will not bully/intimidate/harass another student.
        2. According to W.Va. Code§18-2C-2, “harassment, intimidation or bullying” means: “Any intentional gesture, or any intentional written, verbal, or physical act or threat that a reasonable person under the circumstances should know will have the effect of:
          1. Harming a student
          2. Damaging a student’s property
          3. Placing a student in a reasonable fear of harm to his or her person, or
          4. Placing a student in reasonable fear of damage to his or her property; or is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.
    4. Video on Bullying and Harassment