Yes. For Fall 2020, the college plans to offer instruction primarily online with a variety of safety protocols in place for those courses held on-site.
Financial Aid payments will continue to be disbursed to students. For additional information, please see the webpage: https://www.shastacollege.edu/cost-financial-aid/
Several measures have been put into place to keep the campus community healthy and safe, including:
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.
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.
Yes! 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. Also please refer to our website as many essential student services like tutoring, financial aid, counseling, and more are now available to students online.
The Shasta College Early Childhood Education (ECE) center and lab school on the main Redding Campus resumed in-person operations starting August 17. All staff members will engage in self-screening before reporting to work. Children will receive a screening curbside or outside the facility before being admitted. Staggered drop-off and pickup times will help reduce the risk of exposure for staff and children. Children will be dispersed in small groups of 10 or less, and all materials will be sanitized throughout the day.
The Shasta Head Start program will be conducting classes through virtual learning. Please refer to https://www.facebook.com/shastaheadstart for additional updates.
All large Shasta College events are cancelled until further notice.
Fall sports are being shifted to a spring start to best ensure the safety and health of the student-athletes, coaches, and staff involved in those programs. In limited situations, specific sports will be conducting conditioning exercises during the fall semester.
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.
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 anyyone else who is 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.
Anyone who has a fever, cough, or shortness of breath are being pre-screened at our front gate and are being told to stay away from campus if they have symptoms, 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.
Potential PACE students can apply for services through the AIM button in the Shasta College Portal and continuing PACE students can request their accommodations through AIM. PACE counselors are meeting with students by phone and Zoom. To schedule to meet with a counselor or for any other PACE related questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-242-7790.
Tutoring Services will be moving online as well and they can be found here: https://www.shastacollege.edu/student-life/student-services/tutoring-learning-centers/.
Please refer to the Shasta County Department of Public Health’s site for current suggestions or contact your health care provider for specific, personal needs. In general, public health agencies say that the best preventative measures are simple good hygiene practices:
Shasta County Department of Health Services: https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/hhsa/health-safety/current-heath-concerns/coronavirus
California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
If you are sick and have symptoms such as cough, fever or other respiratory problems, seek medical attention immediately.
If you have these symptoms and feel that you were exposed by either:
Call your healthcare provider ahead so that proper precautions can be taken.
Fall sports competitions are being shifted to a spring start to best ensure the safety and health of the student-athletes, coaches, and staff involved in those programs. In limited situations, specific sports will be conducting conditioning exercises during the fall semester. Coaches will communicate specific details directly with their student-athletes. State championships will not be played for the 2020/21 season.