Sent March 15, 2020
Updated March 15 9:46pm – Online and Graduate class information added.
Dear Jessup Community,
As you know, we are in a fast moving environment because of the news surrounding COVID-19. I still am praying in the Strong Name of Jesus to “break the curve” (not just flatten it). Please join me in believing for #breakthecurve.
In light of the Governor’s press conference and new guidelines from the CDC, I am making the following announcement: Rocklin traditional undergraduate (TUG) program classes are suspended starting tomorrow, March 16, until Friday, March 20. To be very clear, THERE WILL BE NO TUG CLASSES ON THE ROCKLIN CAMPUS THIS COMING WEEK. Jessup faculty and IT staff will use this time to convert all courses for remote access. We anticipate that remote learning options will be available for all Jessup classes starting Monday, March 23. Students do NOT need to contact their instructors regarding remote class options; faculty members have been instructed to reach out to their classes to inform their students how classes will continue remotely. Students should watch their courses in Moodle for details regarding remote learning. Some instructors may be using Zoom. In preparation, helpful resources may be accessed at http://my.jessup.edu/it/zoom-
Rocklin and San Jose ADC and Graduate classes will continue this week as scheduled through remote participation only. Jessup Online classes will continue as-scheduled, without interruption. Graduate classes will transition to remote learning, without interruption to scheduled classes. You can also check www.jessup.edu/coronavirus for continued updates.
Given the uncertainty of the current health crisis, we do not have an anticipated time when classes will resume face-to-face instruction and cannot estimate a time with any reasonable certainty. We will continue to partner with the Placer County Public Health Department in assessing the appropriateness of when to resume face-to-face instruction and in light of recommendations from the State and the Center for Disease Control. We will make our best efforts to provide you with updated information as soon as it becomes available regarding Jessup’s return to face-to-face instruction.
As previously expressed, we are continuing to encourage students to consider their best options for living circumstances during this uncertainty. If you would like to return home, we certainly support that option. Jessup Residence Halls, the Crossroads Cafe and the Shack will remain open to Jessup students, staff, and faculty only. However, guests WILL NOT be allowed in Residence Halls, the Crossroads Cafe, or the Shack until further notice. For all students, both those remaining on campus and those returning, and for commuter students, Student Life provides pastoral care through our dedicated team. Dean of Students, Dave Heitman, will be communicating separately to you regarding those resources.
Additionally, we urge all Jessup employees to protect the health and safety of themselves and their families by taking into account the recommendations made by the Office of the Governor for those who are the greatest at-risk for infection. Remote work opportunities are available to all staff and faculty with job duties that can be performed remotely. If you can work remotely, we encourage you to do so. Please contact your Dean or Supervisor and HR (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make arrangements. For those who cannot perform their job duties remotely, please contact HR to discuss your available options.
Thank you in advance for the continued maturity and grace you have shown as Jessup students. We are Warriors and this is a spiritual, medical and social battle. We will battle in the name of the Lord. Meditate with me on Ephesians 6:10-20 and Psalm 91 all through this week. Let’s watch Jesus move and give Him the glory as we love on, show wisdom and grace, compassion and mercy to all He puts in our path. This is an opportunity for revival and can be the church’s finest hour…
In His Strong Name,
John Jackson, PhD