March 30: Instruction resumes for ALL classes, including newly-converted online classes. Shasta College is continuing instruction through the Spring semester entirely online. Our campuses remain closed to everyone—students, non-essential employees, and the public until further notice. We are all in this together and Shasta College respectfully requests students and members of the public to refrain from using any Shasta College facilities -- including the athletic fields and other outdoor spaces. While the college’s continued goal is to be a valued partner and resource for our community we must do so in a remote, online method for the short term, until such time as local public health agencies have worked successfully to reduce the threat of exposure.
April 6 to April 9: No longer spring break – classes continue this week.
Friday, April 10 will remain a District holiday, all Shasta College facilities will be closed and no classes will be held.
For the most current status of all Shasta College facilities please refer to our website www.shastacollege.edu/COVID19.
Beginning at 9AM on March 18, please call our counselors at (530) 242-7724 and we’ll set up a time that you can call or have a virtual meeting with a counselor. If there is a special accommodation where you require a face-to-face interaction with a counselor we will make every effort to help you with that.
Moving all possible instruction and operations online will at least provide the opportunity to continue classes and educational services for many of our students.
We certainly understand that not all students have access to the technology tools (including computers and high-speed internet) to participate in online classes. We are asking faculty and staff to be as flexible as possible when considering this historic circumstance.
We are also considering all available resources to provide support for students to help close technology gaps that might interfere with their ability to participate in an online environment.
Several measures have been put into place to keep the campus community healthy and safe, including:
As of writing this, no individuals (students or employees) at Shasta College have tested positive for the virus. We share your concerns and want to assure you that the college is actively addressing this rapidly evolving situation
Our administration and Campus Safety professionals are working closely with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office; Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties Departments of Public Health; and other public health agencies to monitor developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and to determine how to best maintain instruction while minimizing the risk for students, faculty, and staff.
If there is an immediate risk to the campus community, the college will notify students and employees using the emergency notification system with updates and information to protect the health and safety of the campus community.
Our PACE offices are working to expand and supplement existing services for online students to accommodate the increased demand. Students can email our PACE Main Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that all inquiries should go to the PACE Office email at this time.
All large Shasta College events are cancelled through May 15th.
All sporting events, practices, and other athletic competitions are postponed indefinitely.
All planned District travel, including field trips, has been suspended indefinitely.
The college will support alternative methods of meeting using communication technology. Employees have free access to ConferZoom, allowing them to have online meetings with up to 300 participants. Learn more at conferzoom.org.
Non-instructional activities, including participatory governance meetings, division meetings, staff meetings, and hiring committee activities, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and participants will be notified. Where possible, meetings will be conducted using communication technology allowing for appropriate social distancing
Nonessential gatherings must be canceled, postponed, modified, or brought online.
With the recent and rapidly evolving developments surrounding the local COVID-19 spread, the District has made the decision to close our Early Childhood Education (ECE) center effective Monday, March 30, until such time that we can reopen and be confident in providing a safe facility for all of those involved.
The Shasta Head Start program is temporarily closing all centers. Normal services will begin on Monday, April 13. Please refer to https://www.facebook.com/shastaheadstart for additional updates.
No, you are following health expert’s guidelines. Talk to your instructor if you’re in one of the lab classes that need to come on campus to finish assignments. They’ll work with you to make accommodations to get your lab in.
For everyone else who are ill and taking online classes, please work with your instructor as you typically would if you’re going to miss a required on-screen synchronized interaction. Remember, all Shasta College facilities are closed to the public and students until March 30.
Anyone who has a fever, cough, or shortness of breath should stay away from campus, even if the symptoms are mild. To encourage sick individuals to stay away from campus, faculty, and supervisors are encouraged to provide flexibility for students and staff, as well as minimize any penalties for absence due to sickness. If you feel concerns about the faculty member’s approach, contact your Dean or the division office for support.
Tutoring Services will be moving online as well. Go to the “Resources” tab of the website and go to “Tutoring / Learning Centers” you will find an icon for online tutoring (http://www.shastacollege.edu/SC%20Online/Pages/OnlineTutoring.aspx).