No, unfortunately we do not have the capability to screen students on campus. Anyone who would like to be tested for the coronavirus can go to their primary care physician or contact the Madera County Public Health Department.
All instruction will be provided through means other than face-to-face, so all Spring 2020 classes will end as scheduled in May. As a result, there will be no delays in posting grades. Transcripts will be ready as per the usual timeline and process.
If you do not have access to technology, the campus is issuing laptops and wireless hotspots on first come first serve basis in the AM building Room 143, 8:00am – 4:00pm through Friday, March 27th or until the campus runs out. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call (559) 675-4879 for more information. Please complete the student off-campus equipment checkout form prior to coming to campus.
Oakhurst students should call the main office for first come first serve laptop check out, 559-683-3940.
Comcast is currently providing complimentary, 60-day internet service. More information is available here: Internet Essentials.
Students are also encouraged to come park and use the MCCC Wi-Fi from their cars.
Again, the intent is to reduce person to person contact whenever possible. Please contact Instructional Designers Amanda Taintor or Kevin Scritchfield to discuss options to face-to-face testing. When online testing is impossible, it is important to practice social distancing, practice regular disinfecting of work surfaces, and encourage students that are ill from attending. As a result, you may need to consider modifications and alternatives to your traditional testing practices anyway.
Some services will be available on-campus. Please see our Student Services page for updated weekly hours.
Starting March 20, 2020, log into the Student Portal using your student ID number and password. Once you are logged in, click on the Canvas icon. This will take you to your Canvas Dashboard where each of your classes will be listed.
“Alternative delivery methods” refers to Distance Education (DE), which is defined thusly (as per 34 CFR § 600.2): education that uses one or more of the technologies listed in paragraphs (1) through (4) of this definition to deliver instruction to students who are separated from the instructor and to support regular and substantive interaction between the students and the instructor, either synchronously or asynchronously. The technologies may include –
- The internet;
- One-way and two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices;
- Audio conferencing; or
- Videocassettes, DVDs, and CD-ROMs, if the cassettes, DVDs, or CD-ROMs are used in a course in conjunction with any of the technologies listed in paragraphs (1) through (3) of this definition.
Yes, roll will be taken based on each student’s involvement in the class through Canvas. Each instructor will provide lecture as well as in-class and out-of-class work through Canvas. Students will be expected to complete all of the assigned work.
Failure to complete in-class and/or out-of-class work will affect the course grade. Check the syllabus for a grade break down and email your instructor for more information.
Grading scales should not change. Email your instructor if you have concerns.
Check with your instructor. You should be able to submit through Canvas or alternative methods.
Dual enrollment students attending class at their high schools should follow the protocols being followed at the high school of attendance.
Students who attend classes at the College will follow the protocols being implemented at the College. Email your instructor if you have questions.
Stay informed but don’t believe everything you hear or read. Make sure you are getting accurate information from reputable sources (see “Where can I get more information?” below). Practice good self-care including getting adequate sleep. Take time for activities that you enjoy and that help you to relax. Consider trying some guided meditations: Guided Meditation for Healthful Sleep.
If you need additional assistance in dealing with anxiety or other reactions to COVID-19, please review recommendations from District Psychological Services, or Visit the Reedley College Health Office for information and handouts on Self Care, Sleep, Managing Stress and for information or referral for campus Psychological Services.
Where can I get more information?
Centers for Disease Control
Johns Hopkins University
COVID-19 information may change daily as scientists and healthcare professionals continue to learn more about this new virus. The most important part of staying informed is making sure you are accessing up-to-date information from reliable sources. Do not believe everything you hear or read on social media or online. Double-check to make sure the information you consume is factual. Good sources for up-to-date, factual and reliable information include:
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The risk of getting coronavirus disease 2019 is currently low in the US, due in part to quick action from health authorities. However, some people are worried about the disease. Fear and anxiety can lead to social stigma towards Chinese or other Asian-Americans. Stigma and discrimination can occur when people associate an infectious disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or nationality, even though not everyone in that population or from that region is specifically at risk for the disease (for example, Chinese-Americans and other Asian-Americans living in the United States). Stigma hurts everyone by creating more fear or anger towards ordinary people instead of the disease that is causing the problem. We can fight stigma and help not hurt others by providing social support. We can communicate the facts that being Chinese or Asian American does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.