Remote Support Weekly Newsletter
ICYMI: Nite in the Life 20th Annual Recognition Recap
On April 23, 2020 Student Life celebrated the 20th Annual Nite in the Life Recognition Ceremony for student leaders at Austin Community College. This ceremony recognizes outstanding student achievement in a variety of categories from Riverbat Ambassador of the Year to Student Organization of the Year to Student Volunteer and more! This ceremony also honors a Student Life Champion who went above and beyond to support not only the mission of Student Life but that of the college. We invite you to take a moment to honor your fellow Riverbats and watch how we had to get creative to celebrate our winners in this new online environment.

Riverbat Mail
Check out advice from other ACC students on staying well during this time.
Community Support Resources
Renters seeking financial assistance can speak to or visit with the Austin Tenants Council's counseling and educational services.

Homeowners who need help with mortgage assistance and property taxes can call or visit with the Hope Preservation Foundation.
El Buen Samaritano is providing $400 Visa gift cards in financial assistance that can be used towards any payment or bill.
Quick Reminder: Registration kicks off May 4
These are challenging times, but together we'll make it through! Keep your long-term goals on track by taking summer classes at Austin Community College. Over the weekend you can:

Digital Skills for Today's Jobs:
Strategies for the Job Seeking Community
FREE Class Registration Closes May 5, 2020
It's important while job-searching to be prepared and have support.

This course is designed for students with a wide range of backgrounds offering comprehensive, online job-search training and coaching.
Take a Break:
Everyone needs one
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
May 5, 2020 11am-12pm
A day of celebration and fun for all. Dr. Lilian Huerta, an adjunct faculty member of ACC, will present on the history of Cinco de Mayo and its importance. Then, Marina Islas, a Latinx Community Archivist at the Austin History Center, will be sharing some stories of significant contributions and iconic figures from the Latinx community here in Austin. We will come together to celebrate the importance of this holiday and to bring our community around each other during this tough time.
Remote Support Resources:
Get one-on-one help from a financial coach or get general financial information through online education.
Make sure your remote workspace is ready for your exams through Live Proctoring, ProctorU & Respondus.
Return your bookstore rental textbooks by May 15 with this book return form.
ACC Faculty Evaluations
Alexa at her workspace
A Message from Vice President of Instruction,
Mike Midgley

We recognize this has been an unusual and complex semester for everyone. Students and Faculty have worked tirelessly to take the challenge head-on and move online in a very short timeframe and with available resources. We appreciate everyone’s efforts and patience as we navigate these changes.  
We want to support students in the best possible way through this public health crisis and since the changes brought on by COVID-19, are working to move course evaluations online as possible.  
Pending technical capabilities of the systems, before the end of the semester, you should receive an email message from “Faculty and Staff Evaluation” with the subject line “ACC Faculty Evaluations.” 
This message will contain: 
(1) a link to the online survey for your course
(2) a unique password 
Please be sure to check your ACC email for the evaluation link and instructions. An automated reminder email will be sent if you do not complete the evaluation. You may get additional reminders from your instructor. 
Covid-19 Free Public Testing Information
If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or fear that you have been exposed to COVID-19, Austin health officials have launched an online Public Testing Enrollment Form that anyone can complete and possibly get approved for testing without a referral from a health care provider. This test is free to the public. You can find the link for the Public Testing Enrollment Form by going to   for COVID-19 information.
According to the Center for Disease Control, people with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear between 2 days and 14 days after exposure to the virus. 

People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Children may have similar symptoms to adults but they may present as more mild. This list is not inclusive of all possible symptoms. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or are concerning to you.
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