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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 9/20/2021

News and Events for the week of September 20

Good Monday Morning,

Our enrollment at the end of last week was just below 90% of the Fall 2019 enrollment. While we have worked hard to achieve these numbers, our students continue to struggle to re-engage with us. We are working to try to create opportunities to reconnect. If you have any ideas, please let us know. This is all new to us and we are ready to try a variety of options. 

Hybrid Work Proposal

The LACC Management Team has been working on drafting a proposal for hybrid work for classified staff. I have mentioned this at our last two Town Halls. We expect to finalize the proposal early this week and submit it to Chancellor Rodriguez. Assuming he approves our proposal, I am scheduling a staff and faculty Town Hall on Tuesday, September 28 from 12:30 to 1:30pm specifically focused on this hybrid work proposal. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.  

New District Policies on Vaccination and Testing

Please continue to check your emails for updates on District policies on vaccinations and testing.  Here is the latest update:

  1. Biocept and Cleared4 have taken over COVID-19 Testing and Screening operations at LACCD including LACC. This replaces the LACCSafeApp self-check-in process.    
  2. Cleared4 will text and/or email each employee and student with a unique link where you can create a profile in their database.   
  3. Every LACCD employee, whether on campus or not on campus, is required to create a profile account and complete a baseline test from Biocept by Friday, October 8, 2021.
    • Beginning this week, Biocept will be on campus to conduct COVID-19 testing Wednesdays from 10am to 6:30pm and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm.
    • You can make an appointment to be tested when you check in daily via Cleared4.    
  4. Every student who comes to campus for any reason is required to create a profile account and get a baseline test from Biocept by Friday, October 8, 2021. Students use the same process as employees to complete the baseline testing on campus with Biocept.  
  5. ‚ÄčPrior to October 18, 2021, all students who plan to be onsite, for any amount of time and for any reason, at any college or District facility, and all employees must:    
    • Upload your vaccination information (if vaccinated)   
    • Or submit a medical or religious exemption request that has been approved by the District (please allow 2 days for processing, forms can be found on the District website). If granted an exemption, you must be tested at least once weekly on an LACCD campus or the District Office by Biocept.  
  6. Cleared4 will send a daily reminder to complete the quick self-health check in required daily before coming to campus. If you are having difficulty checking in, please contact covidcolleges@biocept.com
  7. If students do not complete the required steps by October 8 or October 18, they must contact the Office of Student Services.
  8. Only visitors to our campus, not students or employees, will continue to use the original district online check in at http://laccd.edu/About/News/Pages/self-Check-Survey-Landing.aspx. 
COVID-19 Vaccinations Available on Campus

Vaccinations are available to employees and students at the Student Health Center Monday through Friday, 10am to 2pm through October 15, 2021. (Employees are not required to receive their vaccination at the Student Health Center.) 

Availability of the two vaccinations at the Wesley Student Health Center:  
  • Pfizer through Friday, September 24  
  • Johnson & Johnson through Friday, October 15  

If you have any questions, please call ext. 2485.  

Family members and friends of the LACC community can get vaccinated at Wesley Health Center on Vermont across the street from campus.   

Late Strt Classes for Fall Still Available

Please remind your students that if they need an extra class, they can enroll in late start 8-week classes that begin October 25. 

View Open Classes for Fall

New Student Lounge in the Student Union

We have also opened a space for students to remain on campus between classes, work on class projects, and recharge their devices. The new space houses 18 socially distanced spaces and is located in the Student Union in the “Coffee Shop.”  

City Cares Network

We recently launched a new program for students who need any assistance to complete one application and they will get connected to whatever they need. It is called City Cares Network. In addition, last week we launched our new Fresh Success program. If you have students that still do not have textbooks or devices, please have them fill out the application so they can get what they need to be successful. Please share this link with students: https://forms.office.com/r/PEek8i1rgE. 

Student Success Workshops

This Tuesday, September 21, Our Life Skills Center is offering a “The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams” workshop focusing on how to achieve your academic, financial and personal goals. Students can join the Zoom at 12:30 pm at 929 3680 5171. For more information or questions, please contact Joe Exnowski at 323.953.400 or exnowsj@lacitycollege.edu.  

In honor of Independence Week, LACC will be holding several events:
Student Financial Literacy Fair

On Friday, September 24, LACCD is partnering with Mastercard to hold a Student Financial Literacy Fair at LATTC, 400 W. Washington Blvd. The event will be held from 10am to 4pm. Students can sign up for an Angeleno Mastercard to receive COVID-19 Financial Assistance. The first 2,000 students will receive $100. Enrolled students can receive $75 for getting vaccinated; learn from Mastercard’s experts about building financial literacy and wellness and enroll in our Winter Session to receive financial aid assistance. RSVP at bit.ly/3zyuYoH by Monday, September 20. 

Student Assistance Available

If your students need any assistance, send them to the Welcome Center or have them email us on our hotline for students: hotline-students@lacitycollege.edu.
If faculty need help, here is the faculty hotline email address: hotline-faculty@lacitycollege.edu.
If staff need assistance, here is the staff hotline: hotline-staff@lacitycollege.edu.  


BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED. As we embark on a new way of managing through each day on campus, keeping students first will help us to do it well! 

Stay well. Get vaccinated.
Mary