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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 9/27/2021

News and Events for the week of September 27

Good Monday Morning,  

We are starting Week 5 of the Fall 2021 term. Time goes by… Our enrollment is holding steady. Our comparisons to Fall 2019 at 84% and of 2020 89%. Compared to the other colleges of the LACCD our enrollment is the best. We continue to work on ways to re-engage with our students. Our late start classes begin in about 5 weeks.  

Hybrid Work Proposal

The LACC Management Team has drafted a proposal for hybrid work for classified staff and will submit it to Chancellor Rodriguez this week. Assuming our proposal is approved, I am scheduling a Staff and Faculty Town Hall tomorrow, Tuesday, September 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 specifically focused on this hybrid work proposal. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.  

Updated District Policy on Vaccinations and Testing

Please continue to check your emails for updates on District policies on vaccinations and testing. I am posting the below information again this week. Please be sure you get vaccinated and tested by the listed due dates. 

  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. 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. Prior 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 to employees, will continue to use the original district online check in at http://laccd.edu/About/News/Pages/self-Check-Survey-Landing.aspx.
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.) 

The availability of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is through October 15 at the Wesley Student Health Center. 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.  

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.”  

Student Assistance Available through the City Cares Network

If you have students that still do not have textbooks or devices, please have them fill out a City Cares Network application so they can get what they need to be successful. Please share this link with students: https://forms.office.com/r/PEek8i1rgE. 

Student Workshops

This Tuesday, September 28, Our Life Skills Center is offering a “How to Have a Good Relationship with Your Professor” workshop focusing on how to have better relationships with your instructors. Students can join the Zoom at 12:30 pm at 929 3680 5171. For more information or questions, please contact Joe Exnowski at 323.922.3032 ext. 2274 or exnowsj@lacitycollege.edu.  

The VAMA Art Gallery: Scholarship Art Exhibit

This Thursday, September 30, our Visual & Media Arts Department will host a Scholarship Art Exhibit and Reception for scholarship winners at 4pm in the VAMA Art Gallery in Da Vinci Hall. The exhibition of winning artists will run through October 28th. The VAMA Art Gallery is open Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm to 5pm, and by appointment. For more information, please contact Alexandra Wiesenfield at wiesena@lacitycollege.edu.  

Free Flu Clinic

This Thursday, September 30, we are teaming up with LA Care and Blue Shield to hold a walk-up and drive through free flu clinic. The clinic will take place from 10am to 2pm at 4100 Marathon Street (Lot 1).  

Career Center Events

Throughout the week, our Career Center is hosting a number of events: 

  • Monday, September 27 - a virtual tour of Amazon’s Fulfillment Center. Attendees   can learn about working at Amazon through a first-person experience, begins at   10am. 
  • Tuesday, September 28 – “Money Matters – Learn How to Research Careers and   Salaries,” a workshop where students can learn about available career resources, begins at 10am. 
  • Wednesday, September 29 – “Making a Great Impression on a Job,” a workshop where students can get tips and insights on how to start a new job and make a good impression, begins at 2pm.  
  • Thursday, September 30 – “Resume Writing,” a career workshop focusing on how to create/update resumes using modern templates, key words and other best practices, begins at 3pm. 

Join all events at https://bit.ly/3BQ8glf. For more information on any of the above events, please contact David Turcotte at turcotdr@lacitycollege.edu. 

Contact Us

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 continue our work through this challenging time, make sure to take time for yourself. 

Stay well. Get vaccinated.
Mary