Good Evening AOC Families,
Thank you for attending the Town Hall this evening. Thank you to the College of the Canyon’s Dr. Omar Torres, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Instruction and Mr. Paul Wickline, Associate Vice President of Instruction for your partnership with AOC and clear guidance. We learned this evening that in order for AOC students to attend classes at AOC on COC’s campus, students must also abide by the new vaccine/ testing mandate.
All students attending in-person, on-campus classes, utilizing in-person district programs or services, attending classes at clinical sites, or participating in any on-campus or off-campus District approved in-person activity (i.e. clubs) shall be required to either: a. present proof to Student Services that they have been fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19)1 by August 23, 2021; or b. undergo weekly testing for COVID-19 infection and provide proof of negative COVID-19 test results to Student Services. Those students who are not vaccinated would be subject to weekly testing starting the week of August 23, 2021 (COC Board Resolution, pg.2, 8/11/2021)
According to COC's policy, all unvaccinated students must get tested by Friday, 8/20 in order to have their test results for Monday’s classes. And, all vaccinated students must submit their proof of vaccination status to the website. This applies to all students taking classes in person or online. Here are some resources that COC has shared with me and asked me to share with you. See below:
Here is the link for the board resolution
Here is an FAQ from COC about the COC Vaccine and/or Testing Mandate
Here is a link to the check-in stations
Here is a link to submit your vaccination status
Here is a link to the FAQ of questions submitted by AOC families for this evening. Dr. Omar Torres’ responses are in red
Here is a link to the video recording of the COC Vaccine Mandate Town Hall with Dr. Omar Torres for the AOC community. Due to a technical glitch, only the second half of the meeting was recorded.
Here is a link to submit more questions for Dr. Torres.
We understand this is a challenging time and request. I am only here to support our students, staff, and the AOC community. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Dr. Juliet Fine, email@example.com
Dr. Juliet Fine
The Princpal of Academy of the Canyons and Learning Post Academy