Thursday, March 19, 2020
An Update from SMCC President Dr. Shari Olson Regarding the Spring Semester 2020 Class Schedule
Dear Students, 
Thank you for your continued support for one another and our community during these challenging times. We are concerned for your well-being and the health of our college and broader community.
Based on the continuously evolving status surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, MCCCD has decided all online courses will continue as scheduled and all in-person and hybrid classes are now postponed through Sunday, April 5, 2020.

What does this mean for you?

  • In-person and hybrid courses will resume in an online/alternative delivery format beginning on April 6, 2020, and will be offered in this format through the end of the semester. 
  • Your instructors will be contacting you with information about how your class will be continuing. Please check Canvas for your classes and information. Information on how to log into Canvas is here.
  • As you already know, all current online classes are continuing as scheduled.
  • We recognize that there are some courses and learning experiences that cannot be delivered in an alternative format, and we are currently identifying solutions. These classes might include classes with field experiences, service learning, student teaching, practicum, and clinical experiences. Should your specific course not be offered online by April 6, 2020, you will be contacted prior to that date with further instructions.
  • A potential two-week extension for the end of spring semester for some courses is being considered by some instructors. If this affects you, your faculty will inform you how this impacts your specific course.

If you need accommodations for a disability, please connect with Catherine Pettet , SMCC's Manager of Disabilities Resources at 602-243-8027.  

If you have specific questions regarding your schedule or anything regarding your academic experience during this time of transition, please contact Bruce Battle in our Public Information Office Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. via email or text at 661-210-6617

Additionally, the District Office and Colleges have identified resources to support students in transitioning online, such as:

Please note that South Mountain Community College will not be providing in-person services on campus until further notice. Information about how you can access college services will be available on our website. Should local health authorities or other government officials mandate a different policy allowing the opening of campuses, you will be notified.


Dr. Shari Olson
South Mountain Community College