COVID-19 Updates


Spring Semester 2021

November 18, 2020


Dear Students,  

As we plan for the spring semester, our concerns for your safety and the safety of others is our top priority.  We have shared information that the spring semester will have the same modes of instruction as were used in your fall classes.   As the semester begins, starting January 11, 2021, the first week of classes will be remote only.   This means even your face to face classes will be held online during the first week.  For your face to face classes, the first day on campus will be January 19th or after.   

In summary:        

Spring Semester Dates 

Modes of Instruction 

January 11, 2021 – January 15, 2021    

All Classes meet online 

Beginning January 19, 2020                  

All Classes meet in originally scheduled mode of instruction 


This plan for the first week of spring semester is to make sure that you and your classmates are as safe as possible as you return from your Christmas break.  This will allow for a two-week time of quarantine after holiday gatherings.  It is our hope that this additional time of limited face to face contact will help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  

It is important to remember that classes will still begin on January 11, 2021 and that you should log in to CANVAS to access your online learning materials for all your classes on the scheduled first day of class.  If you have problems accessing your course materials, contact onlinehelp@kaskaskia.edu for assistance. We have laptops and webcams to loan if this is a concern for you as you move to online learning.  Arrangements to borrow this equipment can be made by visiting the ACE. The campus will be open for services through December 23, 2020 and open again on January 4, 2021.  During this time, you may come to campus to have access to technology or receive services which you might need to help you with your education.  For efficiency and to reduce your wait times, please call ahead to make an appointment for services such as tutoring, academic advising, testing, financial aid counseling or other student services.  

Spring break is currently scheduled for March 8-12, 2021.  It is important to note that these dates are emergency instruction days and you may be required to attend class.  With that in mind, it is recommended that you do not make travel plans. If you return to campus after travel to a state or country that has been identified by the CDC with a COVID 19 advisory while you were there, you may be required to quarantine prior to your return to campus.    We will continue to communicate with you about spring break as we move closer to these dates.     

We look forward to the spring semester and encourage you to reach out to us if you have any questions. 

George Evans, President
Kaskaskia College –Class of 2000 
gevans@kaskaskia.edu 

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