Congratulations on completing winter quarter! Based on conversations earlier today with faculty leadership, and our Incident Management Team, here’s our latest update regarding college operations for spring break and the Spring Quarter:
For Spring Break:
Campus isn’t closed, but how we do business has shifted temporarily. We are at a critical point in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Clallam and Jefferson County health experts agree that in order to “flatten the curve” of this outbreak, we must use the next two weeks to our best advantage. As a college community, we can do this by eliminating face to face work conditions where possible, observing appropriate social distancing when interacting with others, and continuing to observe universal precautions and enhanced cleaning protocols. Fortunately our spring break coincides with that 15 day window of opportunity. We have an ethical responsibility to do whatever we can to help slow the spread of this pandemic.
For Spring Quarter:
• The college will deliver instruction for spring quarter online/remotely for the entire Spring Quarter. Planning for delivery of lab/clinic elements of courses/programs is ongoing, but will observe guidelines from the governor and local/national health experts.
• April 6-10 will be used as planning/training days for faculty to prepare for Spring Quarter instruction.
• Spring Quarter classes will begin Monday April 13, one week later than originally scheduled; we will end the quarter as originally scheduled on June 19. Commencement is scheduled for June 20; we will be making a decision regarding commencement at a later time.
If you have questions regarding this update, contact Pirate Central at (360) 452-9277.
Your academic success continues to be our top priority. The COVID-19 situation changes almost hourly, and I appreciate your patience as we prepare for a Spring Quarter unlike any we’ve ever experienced. Please take good care, get plenty of rest, and keep an eye out for updates via social media, our website and email.
Peninsula College President