Each week Congress collects your questions and concerns and brings them up to the Administration. This method has proven to be the most effective. This message includes the answers to many of your questions. Future questions and concerns should also be submitted to this Google Form. We hope that this helps and we hope that all of you will continue to do the great things you have been doing.
1. When are we going back to class?
Mandatory classes start on August 31st online as part of Block 2.
2. Will the campus be open during the semester? (I.e the library)
Throughout the entire semester, 2 main study spaces, the main floor of the library and the C-100 space (Wayne’s World) will be available to students. The gym is not yet available as of August 20, 2020. To access campus study space, as of August 20, 2020, the College is looking into a signup booking system for signups, and students would need to fill out the health form on the Marianopolis Hub.
3. What alternatives are offered for students who cannot be on campus for in-person teaching due to COVID-19 concerns?
The College will look into accommodations for students who cannot be on campus for in-person learning due to specific documented reasons.
4. How is the R-score going to work this semester?
R-score will work as if the Fall 2020 semester were a normal in-person semester.
5. If I go in for a lab, where will I do my class that is right after? How will I make it home in time, or will there be classes allocated to kids who need to do their online classes at school after an on campus class?
Because teachers are following a mix of synchronous and asynchronous teaching, and because on campus learning occurs during block 3 (Oct. 12-25) and block 5 (Dec. 7-20), there is a smaller probability of coming across an in-person lab immediately followed by an on-campus class. If this is the case, and if the class does not involve speaking or verbal interactions, the online class can be taken in the designated study spaces on campus after booking through the College website. If there are individual-specific exceptions, students can reach out to Congress or the College.
6. Will students be informed if there is a case of COVID-19 on campus, and what measures will be undertaken?
In the event of a COVID-19 case on campus, the College will notify individuals who might’ve been in contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive. Congress will relay College announcements about COVID-19 cases on campus if the scenario arises.
7. Are there further initiatives to commonly work on including environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion on campus?
The College is open to student suggestions, and Congress will gladly communicate ideas and initiatives. Congress is currently looking into sharing student artwork and expression online as a way to convey the voices of students on issues that matter.
8. What is the situation with lockers for the upcoming school year?
Lockers can be used for one day through Wayne’s World (room C-100). Locker contents cannot be kept overnight.