Hello to my Cabrillo College Students:
I wanted to update you on a few important items...
The California Chancellor's Office held a state-wide webinar this morning. They announced that they will be providing colleges with some additional information regarding late withdrawals and other academic provisions in the near future. Therefore, I encourage all students to take a "wait and see" approach before changing your academic status. I want to be sure you are making informed decisions and are aware of additional options that might become available to you. I'm confident that the state and federal government will be providing college students some flexibility and academic options in this unusual event.
One commitment that Cabrillo has just made today is to extend the deadline dates for course withdrawal for the EW (Emergency Withdrawal) grade. The EW option allows you to get a refund on your course and also does not penalize you with your academic record here. You do not have to rush into a decision right now. Cabrillo College will be extending the emergency course withdrawal deadline date through the end of April to give students more time to adapt to the online environment as well as deal with all the life disruptions that are occurring during this time. I ask that you continue to do your best in completing your coursework and communicate often with your instructors. Give yourself some time to adjust to all the changes before making a decision as there is now no rush to meet a deadline. If you had already filed for an Emergency Withdrawal and would like to cancel your request so that you have some additional time to assess, please contact Admissions and Records.
For those of you who may have had courses that were cancelled, please be aware that you don't need to do anything. The college will be refunding you for any course that was cancelled and we will handle all of that for you. You don't need to request anything or fill out any paperwork. If your course was cancelled, you will get a communication from us with the timeline and process for refunds.
Here is an update for two email addresses for you for academic support: firstname.lastname@example.org (used for CSU/UC IGETC Certifications, prerequisite clearances, transcript evaluations, graduation petition questions, diploma questions) and email@example.com (used for academic records, e-forms, transcript requests, enrollment verification, dual enrollment forms)
I want to encourage all of you to take care of yourselves, your families and friends, take a deep breath, and just continue to stay informed by following updates and notifications as they occur. Things change rapidly so it's good to keep checking your emails and our homepage. Cabrillo staff and faculty are doing everything they can do during this time to assist our students.
As always, feel free to reach out to me if you have other questions. I am here to help.
The first portion of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act emergency funds have been automatically dispersed to Cabrillo students based on an income ranking. These awards were for $500. The second phase of funding will be awarded to students based on a priority ranking lottery system that will factor income, enrollment, and other criteria through an application process. The grants will be $500 awards and students will be notified if they receive one. Awards will go out weekly until the funding is gone. Students who receive funding in Phase One will not be eligible for Phase Two funding.
The Cabrillo College Emergency grant program is currently suspended. At this time we do not have funding to continue the program. If additional funding becomes available, we will reopen the application. Please visit the other links for other available resources.
Please visit Cabrillo’s Food and Housing Resources page on the Cabrillo website.
Showers are available at:
Resurrection Church 7600 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003 on Saturdays 12:30-2:30pm (mobile shower trailer) and if you show up at noon the church will provide a lunch.
National Guard Armory 301 Armory Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 (mobile 8 unit shower trailer).
Transition Age Youth Drop-in Center 716 Ocean Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 459-0444 (showers available) for students age 18-24 years old.
Hygiene Kits, Dry Shampoo, Baby Wipes, and Mylar thermal blankets are available upon request from Robin West, Cabrillo Retention Program Coordinator, at 831-477-3382.
Santa Cruz Community Credit Union is offering emergency loans and financial assistance to support its nearly 14,000 members and the community during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
For current members with loans, SCCCU has initiated a variety of options including, payment skips, increased credit limits, business loan extensions and more. If members need more cash at the ATMs, they can call the Credit Union and we can increase members’ limits at the ATMs.
Two Emergency Loan options are available today; personal loans up to $1,000 at 2.0% Annual Percentage Rate (APR) with up to 12-months for repayment, or $1,000–$5,000 at 3.0% APR with up to a 36-month repayment. Community members may apply for the loan, but need to establish membership, which can be completed easily. The Credit Union also accepts ITINs for membership and loan applications.
During the current sheltering mandate, the Credit Union’s three branches in Santa Cruz, Soquel and Watsonville remain open. Although Saturday branch hours are temporarily closed until further notice, current SCCCU hours are Monday through Friday, 9am–5pm and until 6pm on Fridays. Open hours may change in the coming weeks, so we encourage everyone to visit Santa Cruz Community Credit Union’s website for updated notices and service changes.
Due to COVID-19 we have had to shift how we do our work and how we assist our communities. Below are some of the provisions being made by PG&E for customers. These new guidelines became effective immediately:
Please check in regularly for updates regarding virtual tutoring session posted on The STEM Center Website.
We are offering tutoring through both Google and Zoom:
ILC Zoom Hours:
*Bilingual Tutoring for Math, Writing, Spanish & Virtual Study Space
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95554188455
ILC Writing Tutor with Gmail:
Email your questions / document to ILCwritingtutor@gmail.com
Monday - Saturday (24-hour turnaround)
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org