College Updates Winter Semester Plans For Next Week

Monday January 17th, 2022

Posted at 6:31pm

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St. Clair College has updated their plans for the winter semester.

“This week started with online learning for St. Clair College students. Based on current advice from public health agencies, St. Clair College will invoke the Emergency Alternate Delivery Plans posted on each program’s webpage for learning for next week (January 24th). Students are asked to go to their program page to review the Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan. Some programs will be online, hybrid or in-person next week, with plans to resume in-person classes starting January 31st,” said college Vice President John Fairley.

The full communication to students is found below:

Prior to the holidays, the College communicated its intentions to resume in-person instruction for almost all programs on Monday, January 24, 2022, and that the first week of classes, commencing January 17, 2022, would be online.

Like all of you, we do remain concerned about the pandemic. And we assure you that we will revise our plans if public health authorities advise us to do so. We have received significant input, feedback and requests from those that want to remain face-to-face and those that wish to proceed online. It is a divisive topic. It is not possible, for many reasons, for the College to offer thousands of students, an individual personal choice of delivery for thousands of courses.

As previously communicated in September, “Emergency Alternative Delivery Plans” (online, hybrid or in-person) have been created and are currently posted on the website for Winter 2022 in the event the College must move in that direction if advised by public health agencies. Based on current information, we will invoke these Emergency Plans for the week of January 24, 2022, with plans to resume in-person classes for everyone on January 31, 2022. Please access your Emergency Alternate Delivery Plans found on your program webpage.

Apprenticeship students will be receiving a separate communication.

Please be assured that the College continues to follow all public health regulations and consults with all public health authorities on a regular basis – with all our existing COVID precautions still firmly in place. The school’s administration will continue to monitor trends and obtain recommendations from those agencies as January 24, 2022 approaches (and afterwards as well).

To support your academic needs and provide flexibility on when you attend classes, your faculty members will continue posting their lecture notes and other classroom materials on Blackboard throughout the semester. We hope this will accommodate some of the unique circumstances of our students while limiting gaps due to missed classes. This has been communicated to your faculty. They will also stay home if they are not feeling well.

The following information is to help all of you who need to access our campuses and continue to navigate the requirements that are in place to help keep everyone safe.

You can find more information on their website.

 

 

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