Continuity of Instruction notice to DRS Students
You are receiving this email because you are registered with the Disability Resources and Services office for Spring semester 2020. Please review this email as it has important information regarding the continuation of academic adjustments/accommodations for Spring semester of 2020.
In light of the unprecedented events surrounding the COVID-19 virus, on March 11, 2020, Arizona Governor Ducey announced a state of emergency with the guidance from the CDC including minimizing interactions in large social settings, such as colleges. Chancellor Gonzales, in a March 13, 2020 communication, extended Spring Break for in-person classes until Friday, March 20, 2020, and asked that students in such classes not report to campuses.
On March 19, 2020, Chancellor Gonzales took the action that all online courses would continue as scheduled and all in-person and hybrid classes were postponed through Sunday, April 5, 2020 while colleges moved these classes to an online/alternative format for the remainder of the Spring semester.
As Mesa Community College prepares in-person and hybrid classes to transition to online platforms, we understand you may have concerns about how, and if, this new classroom environment will incorporate your currently approved 504 accommodations. Please understand this is a big transition for all of us, including you; and as we move forward, we have some general guidance for you.
As you are being contacted by your faculty members regarding the platform changes to your in-person or hybrid classes, please discuss with your faculty member(s) how your approved accommodations will be delivered in the new format. Part of the interactive process involves brainstorming solutions to accessibility/access barriers with faculty as well as with your DRS manager.
If after you have spoken with your faculty members, you have additional questions regarding your accommodations or wish to discuss modifying your accommodations/adjustments, please make an appointment (phone call or virtual office appointment) with your DRS adviser.
As a reminder, here are the instructions regarding how to make an appointment with the DRS office during this time where most are working remotely due to the COVID 19 pandemic. DRS can be reached Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at (480) 461- 7447 or by email at email@example.com Please be aware that phone numbers may look different than typical campus phone numbers. We are using Google Voice to maintain phone operations. Contact information is listed at the bottom of this email.
DRS Connect is available at https://olympic.accessiblelearning.com/GCCAZ/ Please log in with your MEID and password.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Manager, Disability Resources and Services
|DRS Front Desk||Southern & Dobson & Red Mountainfirstname.lastname@example.org||480-461-7447|
|DRS Manager||Jenna Atkinsonemail@example.com||480-461-7617|
|Program Advisor||Chris Saizfirstname.lastname@example.org||480-461-7449|
|Program Advisor||Balbina Garciaemail@example.com||480-461-7957|
|Program Advisor (Deaf & Hard of Hearing)||Susan Engstromfirstname.lastname@example.org||VP Phone: 480-405-6935|
|Program Advisor||Claudine Smithsonemail@example.com||480-461-7447|
|Technical Support||Chris Slaytonfirstname.lastname@example.org||480-461-7894|
Disability Resources and Services (DRS) at Mesa Community College (MCC) offers comprehensive services for students with disabilities. We provide equal access to students in their educational and campus experience through academic accommodations (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act of 1973), developing personal advocacy skills and ensuring independent, life-long skill acquisition.
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