Update: March 29, 2021
We wish you a successful term 2. Unfortunately, Covid 19 is still with us. We hope that many of you have been able to get vaccinated and that the worst is behind us. If you or your family become ill and you are unable to meet your faculty obligations, please let us know right away so we can let your students know. Reach out to our Covid hotline 860-515-3702 or email email@example.com. If a student contacts you and says that they need extra time to submit their assignments because they or a family member has COVID 19, please direct them to the same hotline. We are asking that they submit documentation before extra time is granted. Thank you.
Update: January 4, 2021
I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to send another letter to you about Covid 19, but unfortunately it is still with us.
I want to start by thanking you for helping the students who needed extensions to complete their courses. I know, many of you just like our students, are trying to manage family responsibilities and teaching responsibilities, along with the stress of Covid.
If you become ill, please let us know right away. We still have our Covid hotline: 860-515-3702; additionally, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Likewise, if you have a student tell you that they are being impacted by Covid, tell them to do the same thing. We will then reach out to see what they need.
If a student just needs one or two days extra to submit an assignment, go ahead and allow that. However, it they need more time than that or request extra time again later on, we are requiring them to provide documentation of their illness. They need to send that documentation and request to the email above. If they need extra time to do their work or will not be able to return to class, we will let you know.
If you have students who are not showing up in your courses for a week, again use this phone number or email to let us know so we can contact them.
We will update you if there is any change in our practice.
Take care and stay safe,
Shirley M. Adams, Ph.D.