Return to Campus

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Last updated as of 1.11.22

With Omicron cases on the rise across the country, including Texas, we want to offer an update on where we stand as we are preparing for the Spring 2022 semester.

As we have from the beginning, the City of San Antonio and Metropolitan Health District recommendations were taken into consideration in making this determination to resume in-person instruction once again.

The Alamo Colleges District has been monitoring the risk level of the Omicron variant and will continue to monitor the levels and infection rates in our community. Please be sure to check your student email for important information and updates.

In Spring 2022, we will continue to deploy the following COVID-19 safety measures:

  1. The spring semester will begin remotely with most scheduled classes meeting online from January 18-29.
  2. While most classes will be held remotely, select courses that require in-person attendance will be held onsite. Students enrolled in these courses will be notified of the course’s instructional method.
  3. On-site operations will continue with staff rotation schedules during the first few weeks of the year, beginning Jan. 3-29. Please check with your supervisor.
  4. Health and safety screenings will remain in effect until further notice. COVID PCR screenings are mandatory for employees and voluntary for students. COVID testing for employees takes place in Watson Fine Arts Center, Room 103, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Southwest Campus, Building 1-South Hallway, Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  5. We encourage everyone to take the Alamo Colleges District’s (ACD) Pledge to show their commitment to keeping our ACD family safe and healthy. 

    Our ability to return to on-site operations relies on each of us taking responsibility to:
    • get vaccinated
    • continue wearing masks while indoors
    • self-report COVID-19 exposure or diagnosis
    • quarantine as needed

We are hopeful that these safety measures will allow us to have a safe return for the upcoming Spring semester.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for coming to campus?

Health screenings, including temperature checks, are required before entering any building on campus.

All health screenings are conducted at the designated entrance of each open building. Please arrive to campus early to allow time for your required health screening.

If you or someone in your household is sick, please stay home.

Do I have to wear a mask?

Beginning May 21, in compliance with the governor’s executive order, face coverings will no longer be mandatory. ACD will continue to encourage mask usage at all locations, in alignment with CDC, city and county guidelines. 

Is COVID-19 Screening (PCR Testing) available on site?

There are many COVID-19 Testing sites located all over San Antonio including the Alamo Colleges. This service is offered in partnership with Community Labs. Learn more about the process, and pre-register here.

In order to avoid false positives, individuals who have had COVID-19 within the past 90 days should not test. These individuals should report the reason for not completing a COVID-19 Screening Test to the St. Philip's College Risk Coordinator.

COVID-19 Screening locations and hours of operation:

Watson Fine Arts Center, Room 103
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Southwest Campus Building 1, South Hallway
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Will the COVID-19 vaccine be mandated for students or employees to return to campus?

The health and safety of the Alamo Colleges District is a shared responsibility, and vaccination is one of many efforts we may choose to take to protect ourselves and those around us. With health and safety as the top priority of the Alamo Colleges, all students and employees who will be on-site are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to individuals ages 16 and up in Texas. For more information on local vaccination sites, visit WeCanDoItSA.com

I have tested positive for COVID-19. Do I need to report it to St. Philip's College?
Yes. If you have been exposed to or have tested positive for COVID-19, you must complete the COVID-19 Incident Report immediately.
 
You must complete the report:
  • upon notification of exposure to COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 test result;
  • regardless of whether you have been on-site or remote;
  • if you share a home with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19;
  • or if you exhibit the onset of COVID-19 symptoms (CDC COVID-19 Symptoms).
I was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Do I need to report it to St. Philip's College?
Yes. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, you should stay home and take the following steps.
 
Employees:
  • Notify your supervisor of your status
  • Respond to all requests for follow-up information from Risk Management
  • Do not come to campus until you have been released to do so by Risk Management. Note: Procedures regarding campus access for remote employees remain applicable following release by Risk management
Students:
  • Notify your instructor(s) of your status
  • Respond to all requests for follow-up information from Risk Management
  • Do not come to campus until you have been released to do so by Risk Management


Are classes going to be held on campus for Spring 2022?

For the Spring 2022 semester, St. Philip's College will be open, and the fall semester will begin on January 18 as planned. However, the spring semester will begin remotely with most scheduled classes meeting online from January 18-29 while we continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 Omicron variant surge, along with city, county, state, and CDC recommendations.

Students should also check their ACES Email for information from their instructors. If students have questions, they can also email the instructor.

ACES Course Lookup

How to use the ACES Course Lookup:

  1. Visit the dynamic schedule page and choose Spring 2022 from the pull-down menu
  2. Click Submit button
  3. Choose a Subject from the list (required field, i.e. ENGL-English)
  4. Choose the College (i.e. St. Philip's College, or choose All)
  5. Choose Part of Term (i.e. Full Term, or choose All)
  6. Choose Session or leave it All; choose Location or leave it All; make any other selections (or leave blank for all available)
  7. Click Class Search
  8. The mode of instruction is listed in each course's details, beneath "Lecture Schedule Type" and Comments Section
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  • Instructional Modalities

    Description

    Hybrid/Blended Course

    This course has online or remote instruction with an on-campus (on-site) component.

    Online/Fully Distance Education Course

    Asynchronous instruction delivered online via Canvas and additional online tools. There may be a face-to-face component such as orientation, laboratory, exam review, or an in-person test.

    Remote Synchronous

    Synchronous instruction, on Zoom at the originally scheduled class times. It offers the benefits of face-to-face instruction while staying remote. Remote instruction will take place primarily via ZOOM, also using Canvas and additional remote-access tools.

    Face-to-Face (F2F)

    This course meets on-campus (on-site) for instruction.

    *NOTE: Some remote instruction MAY be required.

    Sources:

    https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/
    https://reportcenter.highered.texas.gov/

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