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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

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C-19 Update - March 24

Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor’s office has asked all TBR campuses go to a fully-online format effective March 25 and to continue until April 6. Beginning March 25, only essential personnel will be allowed on the main campus of Jackson State Community College and all other JSCC locations throughout West Tennessee. There will be no general public or student access to campuses during this time period. The status of this rapidly evolving situation will be reevaluated in regard to alternate schedules beyond April 6 and notification will be given prior to that date.

During the campus closure, only the north gate located on North Parkway will be open to allow for access to essential personnel. The main campus phone line, 731-424-3520, will be monitored during the regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Technology Update

March 20, 9:55am

While student technology needs are being assessed, computer labs will remain closed through April 6. Students are urged to contact their professors regarding any concerns about accessing and completing assignments.

C-19 Update March 20

Jackson State Community College classes will resume in an online format Monday, March 23. As the transition is made to this format, we are aware that many students may face challenges with access to coursework in this format. A survey has been created to determine these challenges and ways that JSCC can help our students successfully navigate the online environment. Please take our Technology Access Survey and provide us with this valuable feedback. 

Here are a number of other updates to be aware of as we move forward:

  • Graduation at Jackson State Community College was originally scheduled for May 9, 2020. Due to the Coronavirus threat, the decision has been made to follow the recommendations of the CDC to not hold events with 50 or more attendees. Celebrating student success is important at Jackson State. Efforts will be made to reschedule this milestone event to a date later in the year. Updates will be sent in the coming weeks and months. Please feel free to contact JSCC Admissions and Records at recdocs@jscc.edu or 731-425-2654 with any questions.
  • College exit exams have been canceled for students scheduled to graduate in May. Summer graduates will be contacted later regarding this requirement.
  • Spring course evaluations have been canceled.
  • Both NJCAA and TCCAA have canceled spring sports schedules.

Updates pertaining to these and any other JSCC programs and services will be posted to the C-19 update page as they become available. Thank you for your patience as we all make adjustments to move forward during these challenging times.

Students: Technology Access Survey

Please help us assess your readiness for the move to online classes by taking the Technology Access Survey at the link below. Your input will help us better meet your academic needs during this extraordinary time.

All Classes Move Online for Remainder of Term

March 16, 2:00pm

The administration of Jackson State Community College has determined that in-person classes taught at all locations will go to an online and/or distance format for the remainder of the spring semester beginning Monday, March 23.

JSCC faculty members will be working during the week of March 16-20 to move course content of classes taught in-person to an online/distance delivery method. Faculty will be contacting students using eLearn with information about how to proceed with coursework for the remainder of the semester.

Students who have issues with technology or other concerns regarding access to coursework are asked to discuss these issues with the professor of the class first by phone, email, or through eLearn. If the professor is unable to help them resolve the issue, students are asked to contact the office of Distance Education:

Students with questions regarding other issues should go to the contact page of the college website and the question or concern will be directed to the most appropriate contact at the college.

There will be a number of questions regarding programs, services, and activities over the coming weeks. Every effort will be made to provide information about schedule changes and cancellations. Please refer to the COVID-19 Update page at www.jscc.edu/covid for the latest information.

The safety of students is a top priority of Jackson State Community College. In order to minimize the need for in-person contact, the college encourages students to stay in contact and up-to-date through email, phone, eLearn, social media, or the college website.

Spring Break Extended to Week of March 16-20

March 13, 11:26am

In response to the directions given to college presidents by TBR Chancellor Dr. Flora Tydings, the administration of Jackson State Community College has made the decision to extend spring break and cancel ALL classes through the week of March 16-20. 

All faculty and staff will report to work during the week of March 16-20.  The campus and off-campus sites of the college will remain open and services will continue as normal.  The extra week will allow faculty to prepare classes that are currently taught in-person to be delivered online or in alternate formats. These alternate formats will ONLY be implemented in the event classes cannot resume in the in-person format.  Custodial staff will continue to perform deep-cleaning activities during this time.

All classes will resume a normal schedule on Monday, March 23.  Regular updates regarding any change in status will be posted to the COVID-19 Update page on the college’s website.  Everyone is encouraged to visit www.jscc.edu/covid for the latest information.

The schedules for the college’s athletic programs have also been impacted. All TCCAA athletic events are cancelled through March 31 including this weekend’s conference games. The situation will be reviewed by college presidents by April 1. Updates regarding schedule status will be posted to the JSCC COVID-19 Update page.

Athletic Events Canceled

March 12, 5:37pm

All TCCAA athletic events are cancelled through March 31 including this weekend’s Conference games.  The situation will be reviewed by the Presidents by April 1. 

Message from the President

March 10, 3:36pm

In response to the recent spread of COVID-19, TBR is working systemwide with the administration of each institution to ensure that there are plans in place about how to respond to a health threat such as the Coronavirus. This response includes plans for business continuity, campus accessibility, instructional delivery, business processes, student services, and general communications.

We encourage everyone to take steps to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases on campus. Please incorporate the following guidelines into your daily routine:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze and discard used tissues in the trash.
  • Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces.

The safety of students, faculty, and staff is a top priority of JSCC’s administration. We continually monitor this and any other situation that poses a potential threat to the campus community and appropriate adjustments will be made to the schedules and services of the college. Any further developments regarding this or other safety-related issues will be communicated to the public via the college website, campus communication channels, and social media channels.

Jeff Sisk
Interim President, JSCC