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Updated communications from Sault College
MARCH 27, 2020: As a precaution and as part of our larger response to the ongoing COVID situation, we have made the decision to postpone the Spring Convocation ceremonies scheduled on June 4 and June 5, 2020 until Fall 2020. While this was a difficult decision, it was made in the best interests of you, your family and friends, our staff and our broader community. Please be assured that students graduating this Spring will receive their Sault College credential. These will be sent via mail and this is expected to occur before the end of June. Please continue to check the student portal, email, and the COVID-19 section of our website, including the Student FAQ, for further updates. We are committed to providing you with the opportunity to participate in your Convocation ceremony and celebrate your hard work, dedication and ability to persevere, particularly during these unprecedented times. Details on the rescheduled convocation ceremonies will be shared with you as soon as they are available. Thank you for your ongoing support, understanding and cooperation. Stay healthy and safe.
MARCH 23, 2020: In light of the current COVID-19 situation and following the direction of the Premier of Ontario to close all non-essential businesses, effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Sault College is moving to an essential services model with an expected re-opening date of April 8, 2020 subject to further developments. The College is closed to all staff except those positions deemed to be providing an essential service and it is closed to all students. For further details on this, please check your student or staff email. Thank you for your ongoing support, understanding and cooperation. This time is to allow all of us to follow the government’s instruction to “Stay Home” and practice social distancing for the safety of everyone. Stay healthy and safe. MARCH 20, 2020:As you know Sault College has taken many thoughtful precautions to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19, including: cancelling all face-to-face classes, closing the College to the public, closing all common areas, and limiting areas of use. We understand that many students rely on our technology and computer labs to complete course work. For the protection of yourself and others, we recommend that you use these spaces on an as-needed basis only. We are here to support you and we want to help you succeed. If you anticipate difficulty in accessing technology to complete course work, we ask that you reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to come to the College for any reason, we ask that you follow the measures in place and only use areas that are currently open. It is also important that if you have to be on campus that you practice social distancing, regular disease prevention protocols, including: washing hands frequently, coughing or sneezing into a tissue or sleeve rather than hands, and staying home if you are feeling ill in any way. Instructions for students regarding course completions will be provided through the College learning management system. Students who have specific questions may contact the faculty member responsible for the course, the program coordinator, or the academic assistant in the Dean’s office. We’ve also implemented additional measures effective immediately:
access to the College is now restricted to the M-Wing Main door (Emergency Door 1)
if you need to come to campus, you can park in the A North parking lot on Northern Avenue
College operating hours will be 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. All doors will be locked at 6 p.m. during the week and all doors will be locked on the weekend.
access to the College’s Physicians will be done using a telehealth type service
at this time, appointments are available Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Thursdays 1-3 p.m.
appointments can be booked through the Health Office by emailing email@example.com or calling 705.759.2554 extension 2720. Please ensure you include your phone number in your email or voicemail for follow up. Emails and voicemails are monitored each weekday.
important: appointments will not be in person, the physician will call students at their scheduled times
Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation. Please continue to check your email, LMS, student portal and the Sault College website for more information.
MARCH 18, 2020: As you may know, Algoma Public Health announced that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Algoma region. While we understand that this may bring concern, we want to assure you that our College has taken many thoughtful precautions to protect the health and safety of our campus community and to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19. We’ve closed our College to the public, limited areas of use in the College – including computer labs – made alternate work arrangements for many of our staff, and are actively practicing social distancing. Facilities Management has increased cleaning and sanitizing and we have also re-arranged work schedules to have additional cleaning staff working as required.
MARCH 17, 2020: The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve in Canada and around the world and as you know Sault College has suspended all face-to-face classes. The College is taking this time to review its operations to determine next steps, including: preparing for remote instruction where available. We are keeping residence open as we are very much conscious of the fact that a number of students will not be able to return home because of travel restrictions, health, personal circumstances or various obligations. That being said, in order to help decrease density in residence, reduce the risks to our community, and to provide maximum flexibility to our students at this challenging time, we will be refunding residence rent on a pro-rated basis for students who voluntarily choose to move out of residence by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Check your student email for more information.
MARCH 16, 2020: Given the rapidly evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, student flight training will be suspended effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice. This decision was made in the best interests of both our students and staff.
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