Helpful Resources and Email Updates:

Kansas Department of Health & Environment- COVID-19 Resource Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • There are no positive cases of COVID-19 associated with Highland Community College.

  • The goal is to protect the health and safety of everyone at Highland Community College and our communities.

  • Updated information will be provided as it becomes available.

 

COVID-19 Student FAQ

 

Updates as of March 30, 2020:

 

Buildings/Facilities:

  • In light of recent updates concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), only essential personnel will be reporting to campus for work until at least April 19, 2020. This decision was made based on the latest guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Kansas Governor, Laura Kelly.
  • The Highland Community College Library will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 23, 2020 until further notice. 
  • The Walters Wellness Center will be closed to the public until further notice. 

Residential & Student Life:

  • We are continuing to monitor employee and student travel.  
  • Effective March 23, 2020, residents wishing to retrieve items in their apartments must wait until further notice to return to campus. Those wishing to stay for the semester must be on campus before March 23, 2020. You will not be allowed back on campus after that date.
  • Highland Community College Housing recognizes leaving residence halls is not an option for all of our students. Students meeting the criteria below will be allowed to remain on campus:  
    • International students.
    • Students with a permanent address in an area heavily affected by COVID-19. and who have not traveled to that area after March 6, 2020.
    • Students with health conditions or disabilities that prevent travel home. 
    • Students who reside with a family member with health issues that put them at an increased risk of COVID-19.
    • Students without the ability to return to their permanent residence due to other documented circumstances. 

Academics:

  • Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, general face-to-face education courses will be delivered through virtual means through the end of the 2020 Spring semester. 
  • Online courses will continue as scheduled. 
  • Technical education courses will also use virtual instruction. We are investigating opportunities to complete the hands-on portion of the instruction. HCC will keep students updated as this develops. 
  • Student tutoring is available via Zoom. 

Graduation:

  • Students graduating will receive their diploma and a graduation program in the mail. Unfortunately, Highland Community College will not be holding graduation ceremonies for the Spring 2020 semester. We will recognize the accomplishments of our incredible students on our website. 

What’s next:

We will continue to evaluate the state and local outbreak of COVID-19. We continue to provide guidance and information as it becomes available. 

 

 Notice of Cancellations and Postponements: 

  • Spring Sports: All spring athletics competitions have been canceled via the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) & the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC). There should be no letters of intent (LOI's) issued and teams should refrain from recruiting until April 15 per NJCAA. 
  • March 19, 20, 21: The Spitfire Grill musical canceled. 
  • March 22: Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony will be postponed. 
  • March 25: Sophomore Day canceled. 
  • March 29: The 34th Annual Northeast Kansas All-Star games canceled. 
  • March 30: Principal & Counselor Luncheon canceled. 
  • April 1: FFA Super Day canceled. 
  • April 11: Baseball Alumni Reunion canceled. 
  • April 15: Majors Mayhem canceled. 
  • April 18: Arts at the Barn: Blacksmithing Workshop canceled. 
  • April 24: Art Day canceled. 
  • April 25: Arts at the Barn: Tullamore Band Performance canceled. 
  • May 15: The Spring 2020 Commencement has been canceled. 

 

Email to All Employees sent on behalf of President Fox on 3/13/2020 at 4:36 p.m.

Highland Community College is continuing to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kansas. We have followed reports out of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). KDHE is not advocating school closures at this time but reminds us to take preventive measures for the health safety of our students, faculty, and staff. All HCC offices will be open on March 16, 2020. All faculty and staff are to report to work.

The college will be canceling classes delivered face-to-face for the week of March 16-20, 2020 at all sites. This is a change from previous notifications. HCC Online classes will continue as scheduled.

Campus housing and campus dining will be open. Students may choose to stay home during this time or return to campus housing. Access to computer labs will be made available for students taking online courses.

Please continue to check HCC email for additional information.

 

Email to Students from Dr. Eric Ingmire sent on 3/13/2020 at 3:56 p.m.

Dear Students,

The college will be canceling classes delivered face-to-face for the week of March 16-20, 2020 at all sites. This is a change from previous notifications.

Starting Monday, March 23, face-to-face classes will be delivered electronically (Live video conference, online, via email, etc.). Please check your student email for more information about your classes and updates to the COVID-19 response.

Campus housing and campus dining will be open. Students may choose to stay home during this time or return to campus housing. Access to computer labs will be made available for students taking online courses.

The college is committed to maintaining a clean environment. The facilities staff will increase the number of times an area is cleaned per day and will focus on high traffic areas, especially. Also, Great Western Dining has a plan in place for maintaining a clean environment in our cafeteria.

Please continue to check your college email for additional information.

If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Dr. Eric Ingmire

Vice President for Student Services

Highland Community College

785.442.6020

 

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