Campus Updates- All Staff (12/10/21)

Here are this week’s updates! 

RETURN TO CAMPUS/COVID-19 

  • Last weekend’s clinic in the PUB vaccinated over 2000 children from Shoreline-area schools against COVID-19. Anyone age 16 and older now can get a booster, but need to make an appointment.  
  • See below for information requested at the November 18, 2021 Campus Update:  
    • A copy of the “Campus Reopening” presentation, which highlights the staged reopening of the campus from summer 2021 to what is expected through spring 2022.  
    • Student Vaccine Attestation and Exemption data: as of December 8, 2021, 90% of students taking fall classes with an in-person component attested to being vaccinated against COVID-19 or were approved for an eligible medical or religious exemption.  
      • Students in classes with in-person component (including Parent Ed and CEO/LCN) = 2224  
      • Students who submitted attestation or received medical or religious exemptions = 1991 
        • Approved religious exemptions = 115 
        • Approved medical exemptions = 14 
      • Students who submitted attestation of partial vaccination = 14 
      • Students who did not submit attestation or get medical or religious exemption = 219 
  • Please check the COVID-19 Updates site for more details. 

EVENTS AND NEWS 

ctcLink Weekly Updates 

This week marked a major milestone for the ctcLink Project at Shoreline. Subject Matter Experts from across campus participated in a live practice session on Tuesday, December 7th to simulate the activities we will be doing over Go-Live weekend prior to our launch on February 28th, 2022. The day was a success as we gained valuable experience and learned lessons we will carry forward over the coming months. We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of all those who have been working on the project and their colleagues who have been supportive of their efforts. 

HSAMCC Construction Activity  

Last week, concrete structural foundation footing work began for the new Health Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing Classroom Center (HSAMCC).  This work will include an increased amount of concrete and delivery activity on campus during normal construction hours through January 2022.  Please be mindful to navigate around this work safely. 

Nursing Graduation December 15th, 2021 

Dec 15, 2021 – 4:00 PM Pacific Time 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84393101869

 
Email from Rave- Error 

There was an error in the “from” email address in a RAVE email notifying the campus of technical difficulties with Canvas this week. The “from” address was listed as the previous president and has since been updated and the error resolved. Thank you to those that notified us of this. 

Wa Cares Fund (Long Term Care) – Exemption Request Period

Good Morning all,

Thank you for your patience as I worked to get information regarding the new, WA Cares Fund, also known as Long Term Care (aka LTSS) from the State of Washington, below is the information received.  If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Employment Security directly, the link is below under the heading questions.

Exemptions

The LTSS exemption request period begins 10/1/2021.

The application for exemption from the LTSS program is primarily online and will be available beginning 10/1/2021. Individuals will be able to find the link on October 1 here: http://www.wacaresfund.wa.gov/private-insurance/

Employees will need to submit an online application. ESD will accommodate those who are unable to apply online. Employees whose exemption requests are approved are permanently exempt from the LTSS program the quarter following the submission of the exemption documentation to the employer. ESD will accept applications until December 31, 2022 however, employees must have a private long-term care insurance policy in effect by November 1, 2021.

Employees who have been approved by ESD for an exemption will receive written documentation from ESD and are required to provide a copy of their exemption approval letter to all current and  future employers if they do not want premiums deducted from their wages for the program.

Questions

Delene Bryant
Payroll Manager
HR & Employee Relations

Welcome Kathy Cook: New Director of the Offices of Special Services

Kathy Cook 2A graduate of Shoreline, Kathy Cook is excited to return to campus as the new Director of the Offices of Special Services. Kathy has an Associate’s degree in Special Education, a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and a Master’s degree in Social Work. Kathy has worked in higher education for over twenty-five years, including work at the University of Washington, the Do-IT scholars Program and Everett Community College. She is passionate about helping students reach their academic goals. Kathy lives in Shoreline and enjoys gardening, bead work, Sign Language and motorcycle rides.

Kim Thompson, Dean of Students, says “I am very excited that Kathy is joining the Student Affairs team. She has been a leader in the CTC system and brings a wealth of experience to Shoreline. I am looking forward to working with Kathy as we work to increase persistence and retention for students.”

Classified Star of the year Nominations

The Classified Star of the Year Committee invites all college employees to submit nominations for the 2012-2013 Classified Star of the Year Award. Any Shoreline administrator, alumni, classified employee, faculty member, foundation board member, student or trustee may nominate an eligible classified member for consideration.

The Selection Criteria for Nomination, Selection Criteria details, and Nomination Form for this award are available here.

Please submit nominations to Joanne Warner, jwarner@shoreline.edu, by Friday, June 28, 2013.

For more information, contact Tom Prigmore at x4527

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Ron Norimatsu was Classified Star of the Year in 2010

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