National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Welcome to National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Like every October, this is the month where we celebrate individuals with disabilities in the workplace, and 2020’s theme is “Increasing Access and Opportunity.”

This year is particularly exciting because it is both the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as the 75th year that the U.S. has celebrated NDEAM.

We discuss accommodations and employment resources for employees with disabilities throughout the year, but this is an opportunity to remind us that Human Resources can assist with providing eligible staff and Faculty should they be able to use accommodations. We can also remind those with disabilities about resources such as the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and other disability-related job search agencies, including Shoreline’s own CEP program.

Do not hesitate to contact Student Accessibility Services’ Program Specialist, Miranda Levy, with questions or for more information about this important awareness month. Miranda is happy to provide disability-related trainings to your department or division.

Presentation Slides in Preparation for Oct. 15 Zoom Hall Budget Meeting

Greetings,

Based on feedback at the last Zoom Hall meeting, the Executive Team provided the presentation slides to you today via email for tomorrow’s Zoom Hall Budget Meeting, so you have an opportunity to review them in advance. We hope this will allow us more time to respond to your questions during the meeting.

I look forward to meeting with you tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

Respectfully,

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.

President

Notice of Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed

Dear Colleague, 

The College has been informed that an employee who was regularly working on campus has tested positive for COVID-19. Those who came into close contact with the employee has been notified. There is a low level of risk to others since this employee had been observing appropriate physical distancing and mask wearing protocols on campus. The individual is currently under medical care/self-quarantining at home.

The College continues to monitor the situation closely and is actively following the latest and best public health guidance. 

What We’ve Done: 

· Contact tracing has been completed 

· Communication to impacted employees and students has been completed 

· The employee has been asked to quarantine per CDC guidance 

· The impacted campus facilities are in the process of being cleaned and disinfected to ensure the building is safe and ready for others to return to work in that location 

How You Can Help: 

 As a reminder, the following steps will help reduce risks to our faculty, staff, and students: 

· Stay home if you show any signs of illness, or have a family member displaying COVID-like symptoms 

· Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds 

· Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces 

· Maintain a physical distancing of six feet or more from others 

· Cover your nose and mouth with a facemask or covering while in public 

· To learn more, visit the COVID-19 web pagePublic Health — Seattle & King County, or the Washington State Department of Health

Please know our highest priority is always your safety and well-being. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and provide updates as needed. Thank you for keeping this employee in your thoughts. 

With care, 

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President
Office of the President

Join us for the Imagine Possible Student Success Fundraiser, Oct. 20

Join us for Imagine Possible, Shoreline Community College Foundation’s 23rd Annual Student Success Fundraiser!   Hosted by Jim Dever of King5 Evening, it will be a fun evening with performances by soul recording artist Andy Stokes, Jeffrey Kashiwa, the Shoreline Choir, and powerful personal stories.

This year’s inspirational event will be live streamed Tuesday, October 20th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. So grab a festive beverage, tune in at shoreline.edu/success, and enjoy the evening. 

To attend, please go to: shoreline.edu/success.  Tickets are free.  All donations go to financial support for Shoreline Community College students. 

Please tell your students about Student Life’s Leadership Certificate series

This fall, Shoreline’s Student Life program kicked off a new Leadership Certificate Series aimed at preparing students to be more informed and engaged individuals, leaders, and citizens. Any student who participates in three of the fall quarter 2020 workshops will earn a Leadership Certificate they can put on their resume. Read more about the series on the College’s news blog.

The kickoff event happened on Oct. 1, with 15 students in attendance! There are still four events students can join. The series schedule is:

Civic Engagement Workshop 10/15
With support form the League of Women Voters, this non-partisan workshop will discuss the importance of staying civically engaged in community, state, and government politics. 

Identity Development Workshop 10/29
Students who attend this workshop will learn about their individual and intersecting identities and how they impact their perspectives, relationships, and experiences. 

Problem Solving Workshop 11/12
Problem-solving and critical thinking skills are incredibly valuable in our personal and professional lives. This event will give students an opportunity to hone those skills in a fun online format. 

Community Service Workshop 12/3
In the midst of all that is happening, it is more important than ever for us to think about how we can give back to our greater community. During this workshop, students will have an opportunity to give their time and energy to a community service project that will benefit a local non-profit organization. 

Students can learn more on Student Life’s Facebook page or by contacting Sundi Musnicki at smusnicki@shoreline.edu.