FSCC COVID-19 Update 05.14.2020

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Date: May 14, 2020

Time: 11:30 A.M.

RE: FSCC novel coronavirus, COVID-19 update

 

As we continue to phase into our new normal at FSCC and I want to say thank you to our students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders for your efforts, expertise, patience, and dedication transitioning to online learning and remote work. I truly appreciate all you have done to meet our FSCC mission that provides affordable, academic, technical, and occupational programs.

 

Regardless of what our new normal looks like, I am confident we will continue to meet student needs with high quality educational programs, as well as robust athletic and co-curricular programs. The good news is we have become better at delivering education in an online format and have developed critical polices and protocols on how to help keep our college and community members safe and healthy.

 

The June 2020 summer school session will change from face-to-face classes to an online format, with the exception of our John Deere Technician Training program. The determination to move classes beginning in the July 2020 summer session from face-to-face to online will be made in the next couple of weeks. We will update you as soon as we have more information. If you have questions concerning summer school, your schedule, or would like to schedule an appointment to enroll please contact advising@fortscott.edu 

 

*DEADLINE APPROACHING* Fort Scott Community College students who are currently enrolled for the Spring 2020 semester may qualify for COVID-19 emergency relief funds. The Federal CARES Act may provide students with emergency financial aid grants to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations and ensure students are able to continue their education. To apply for FSCC Emergency Relief funds please submit the application at: FSCC COVID-19 Student Emergency Relief Grant Application Due May 22nd

 

If you have any questions regarding the FSCC COVID-19 Student Emergency Relief Grant, please contact us at studentcares@fortscott.edu

 

 

Updated information:

 

  • Doors will unlock on May 18th and access to most services will be available. These offices will be open: admissions, advising, bookstore, business offices, financial aid, instruction office, IT, library, registrar, and the Student Success Center.
    • We will abide by all local, state, and national guidelines; masks are encouraged.

 

  • Employees are encouraged to work with their supervisor to determine the plan for returning from remote work.
    • Remote work is still allowable with approval or request from the appropriate Vice President.
    • Remote work equipment will remain in your place of residence at this time, if applicable.

 

  • No outside entities or groups will meet on campus. We will continue to meet all requirements for maximum allowable people in rooms, and maintain a conservative approach.

 

  • Summer work schedule begins next week, May 18. We will have minimal staffing on Friday’s beginning May 22. 

 

  • The FSCC board of trustees meeting will be meeting via Zoom on Monday, May 18th.

 

  • Miami and Crawford County locations will be open to public access, abiding by appropriate guidelines.

 

  • Campus is open for tours. Appointments are encouraged 620.223.2700 ext. 3510

 

  • Our goal as of today is to have face-to-face courses, and also have students in the dorms when the fall semester begins. However, we continue to evaluate both fall and July courses to determine the appropriate modality.

 

  • June summer school classes will be moved from face-to-face to an online format (with the exception of John Deere Technician Training)

 

 

  • Enrollment is open. Please encourage students to contact advising to schedule an appointment to enroll advising@fortscott.edu

 

  • Students desiring to setup a payment plan for an outstanding balance, need to access their Gizmo account and click the link located in the “Account Balance Information” section.

 

 

Internet

 

For students without readily available internet access, please contact your local area internet service and cellular service providers. Many companies are working with students during this time to ensure access to internet services. If this is unsuccessful, please contact Janet Fancher (janetf@fortscott.edu) or Adam Borth (adamb@fortscott.edu).

 

 

Advising and Enrollment:

 

Fall enrollment is open and advising will be assisting students via phone appointments and email. To schedule an appointment please contact via email:

 

·         Russ Souza (russellso@fortscott.edu)

·         Ashley Keylon (ashleyk@fortscott.edu)

·         Quentin Choice (quentinc@fortscott.edu)

 

You may call 620.223.2700, ext. 3630 and leave a detailed message, including name, student ID (if applicable), and contact information.

 

We appreciate everything all of you do, and your understanding of this situation. The guidance may change with minimal notice, depending on guidance provided. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

 

Stay safe and healthy,

 

Alysia Johnston, FSCC President