We hope you and your loved ones are doing well. As we approach the holiday season and finals, we wanted to commend you for your dedication to your academic success during these challenging times.
The holiday season is often a time for travel, looking forward to gatherings with family and friends, or thinking about holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, the coming days are now occurring in the midst of a pandemic.
On Monday afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Orange County is moving back to the purple tier, the most restrictive tier of California's matrix governing business operations. In the purple tier, restrictions include limited capacity at retail establishments, closing fitness centers, and limiting restaurants to outdoor-only service. With this in mind, now is a good time to evaluate and plan your options for gathering with loved ones. Every choice you make will have impacts on your family and friends. We encourage you to take into consideration thetips provided on the CDC’s webpage for getting-together safely.
As a reminder, spring registration is currently open, and our online spring session begins January 19. IVC’s Spring 2021 semester (January 19 – May 26, 2021) will take place mostly online. If public health conditions permit, it is possible a small number of hands-on labs and activity classes could return to campus. However, it is our intention for IVC’s spring schedule of classes to be primarily online.
Though the campus remains closed, we want to assure you that faculty and staff are dedicated to your success while you are learning in this remote/online environment. We encourage you to visit the Student Resources for Remote Learning page on the college’s website, where you can learn about online studies, get mental health resources, and schedule a counseling appointment. Additional academic and support services can also be found on the college’s Resources at IVC webpage.
An exciting opportunity that we would like to share with you is the IVC Cares Holiday Meal Distribution & Support Services Drive-Thru: November 23 from 11 am – 1 pm. IVC students will receive a holiday meal (while supplies last) and information on student services and support available at IVC. One food bag per car. First-come, first-served, so please RSVP here!
We know this semester has been a difficult transition for some. Please know that we are here to help you and are committed to helping you achieve your educational goals. Stay healthy and stay safe!
Together, We Are IVC!
Martha A. McDonald, EdD
Vice President for Student Services
Christopher McDonald, EdD
Vice President for Instruction