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Message to EGSC Students

Message to EGSC Students

by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 06, 2020
Last Edited: October 06, 2020 by Victor Poole

   Dear EGSC Students,
   The one thing at the top of my mind this week is your personal health and safety. Please take this COVID-19 crisis with highest level of seriousness. Stay at home. Stay safe.
   The next thing on my mind this week is your long-term success. Together, our East Georgia State Bobcat family successfully completed our first full week of wholly online classes. Now, let’s keep the momentum going. Please continue to be patient, flexible, diligent and strong and successfully complete all of your spring semester courses. As you are doing that, please don’t forget to register for your next semester. When this crisis is finally over, this will assure that you are in great position for long-term success.
   There were some major developments this week concerning your personal safety and your college education. (Clicking on each heading below takes you to more detailed information about each of these)

Wholly Online Classes Extended Through Maymester and Summer Semester 2020
   The following important information was received earlier this week from the University System of Georgia:

May and summer semester instruction will be delivered remotely with limited exceptions, … The Governor’s Executive Orders on schools and shelter in place allow for continued access to remote education and maintaining minimal operations ….”

University System of Georgia Announces Plans to Return to Normal Operations for Falls Semester 2020

   The University System of Georgia also made the following announcement:

“USG institutions will return to normal operations for fall semester assuming health conditions allow for it.”

Governor Kemp Issues Shelter in Place Order

  • Later in the week, Governor Kemp issued another Executive Order. That Order includes the implementation of a State-wide shelter in place directive. That Order went into effect on Friday, 4/3/2020 at 6 PM.
  • EGSC’s faculty and staff are devoted to your future and will be complying with the Governor’s Executive Orders by continuing to offer all of your courses wholly online.
    I strongly encourage you to stay healthy and safe by fully complying with the Governor’s shelter in place Order

Other Important Information

  • Thank you for adapting to the new normal (wholly online classes) with a positive approach. Please continue to be patient and flexible to adjust to this new online environment and we will get through it together and we will all be better for it.
  • Some of the resources shared with you last week bear repeating:
  • Message from Lori Burns, EGSC’s Director of Counseling to students:
    If you would like to schedule an appointment to speak to a counselor, please contact us via email (lrburns@ega.edu or sroyals@ega.edu). We will be monitoring our email accounts during normal operating hours, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. For emergencies, call 911 or the Georgia Crisis and Access Line by dialing 1-800-715-4225.
  • Information about how to access your online courses
    http://www.ega.edu/help/details/how-do-i-access-my-online-courses-or-troubleshoot-problems-using-gaview-d2l
  • For quick access to your online courses via your cell phone, download the GeorgiaView Brightspace Pulse app to your iPhone or Android device.
  • For quick access to your EGSC student email (CatMail) via your cell phone, download the Microsoft Outlook App.
    http://www.ega.edu/help/details/im-a-new-student.-how-do-i-setup-email-on-my-phone.
  • This website includes an abundance of information that will answer most of your questions.
    www.ega.edu/covid19

As a review, here are some link’s to this week’s activity:

   This week has presented us with many important decisions and developments in our ongoing response to COVID-19, and I write today to thank you for your continued support as we adapt to our ever-changing environment. Every single one of you strengthens our Bobcat team with your unwavering commitment and your genuine concern for others.
   Stay in touch and check catmail, texts and social media regularly.  Stay in touch with your professors and instructors. I realize these emails are lengthy and I applaud your diligence in paying attention to each word.  Stay strong and stay resilient.  We remain focused on the health and safety of those in our campus community and we will emerge from this crisis with renewed commitment.  With every challenge, there is opportunity.
   My sincere wishes for another great week. Stay safe, EGSC Bobcat Family!
   Bob Boehmer
   President