CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Diary

See below for the history of CPC updates on COVID-19

 

UPDATE: 06-29-2020

Even during Covid-19, your CPC administration has been working to improve our school.  We are happy to announce that as of today, CPC was granted Initial Accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior
Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC).  The accreditation received is for the maximum period allowable where our next self-evaluation report is not due until the Spring of 2027.  Thanks to all administrators, faculty, staff and students who assisted in accomplishing this major achievement!

 

UPDATE: 06-05-2020

SUMMER CLASSES

  • If you are required to attend in-person classes and you are considered to be “at-risk” to COVID 19, either by exposure at your work or due to underlying health conditions, please contact administration and we will do what we can to accommodate you.
  • Deadline to register is June 11. Otherwise, a $75 late fee will be charged.
  • CPC office remains open from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon by appointment only. On June 15th, office hours change to 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, closing at noon on Friday.
  • Click for additional details from President Edelbach’s recent letter.
  • If you are feeling lonely during the “Stay-at-Home” order, why not join one of these live-streamed church services to lift your spirits?!  Click here for the links.

 

 

 

UPDATE 06.05.2020:

Letter from the President of CPC

 

Dear CPC students and employees,

 

Thank you for being such an amazing campus family. We hope that you have had some relaxation between the terms and that you have been able to manage all the crazy things in life.

 

As you know classes start again on June 15th. As a reminder we have only an 8-week session this summer.

 

We will take all proper precautions for everyone’s safety for the classes that are offered on campus. These precautions will include:

 

  • Sanitizing and cleaning each classroom often
  • Masks required for common use on campus
  • These classes are small enough that students will be able to and will be encouraged to sit 6 ft apart
  • Hand sanitizers will be available upon arrival in the building. Students will need to use hand sanitizers upon arrival in the building
  • Students are not to attend in-person campus classes if they are ill.

 

If you need to drop or add classes, please contact your life counselor. Because of the short term, any classes must be added by the end of the first week.

 

Several of you still need to register and make financial arrangements by Friday June 11th. After June 11 your classes may be dropped and you will be charged a $75 late fee. If you are an international student and have not registered and paid by the end of next week, you have a high risk of being terminated in the system by the government.

 

For all registration questions please contact your enrollment counselor.

 

For financial arrangements contact Gene, one of his assistants, or Jeelyn. Please remember Gene is on campus Mondays,Thursdays and Fridays and is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only by text or email.

 

For student immigration issues please contact Gene, Martha, Jankel, or one of Gene’s assistants.

 

If you are an i-539 student and have immigration issues please only contact Gene or his assistants.

 

Business hours on campus will change beginning June 15th. New business hours on campus will be 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 8:00 until 12:00 on Friday.

 

We will be sending out a few surveys during the semester to both instructors and students; please participate. It helps us do a better job.

 

Classes for the fall of 2020 will be 100% in person.

 

Registration for fall 2020 will begin July 1.

 

Again, we thank all of you for being such an important part of the CPC family. We are excited to have a few of you back on campus and look forward to the day when everyone can be back going to school together again. In the meantime, continue to support each other, pray for each other and continue to learn and pursue your career and life goals.

 

We are here to support you. Remember, all our support services are available  online during regular hours. We are also here in person as needed during the business hours previously mentioned.

 

Our prayers continue to be with all of you and don’t hesitate to come by to communicate and to let us help you with all your needs.

 

 
Gene Edelbach and Administrative team
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UPDATE 04.06.2020:

Letter from the President of CPC

Dear CPC employees and volunteers,

 

As always we hope that all of you are winning the war with the extreme changes that Covid19 has brought into our lives. Most importantly we hope that your health and the health of your family and loved ones is being maintained.

 

We want to be here to support in every way possible. I’m sorry that CPC is not rich with worldly goods, but for anything we can do to help, we wish to help. This is true for myself personally and all of the administrative team. We personally are here to support in any way we can.

 

From everything we hear and observe, almost all the classes have gotten off to a good start and are running successfully. With just a couple of exceptions all of you instructors are using Zoom and Edmodo successfully. From the staff and student support services side, things seem to be working well with the combination of  the hybrid of scheduled visits, texting, emailing, and random electronic and personalized communication methods.

 

We are functioning as a school, and I think for the most part, doing it well.

 

We certainly miss the camaraderie and support we give each other in person and are looking forward to the day when that can resume in person. In the meantime please keep supporting, communicating, and functioning as the CPC team.

 

After carefully weighing county, state, and federal guidelines and projections, we have voted to continue online until the end of the semester. We’re sorry for any difficulties but this may cause, but in light of all the information, we cannot envision that we will be able to move classes back into the classroom before the end of April. To limit confusion of the unknown we are now officially declaring all classes online until May 9. This will end our semester on line. As you know we have changed the start date of the summer schedule to June 15th. Summer will be held as regular on campus classes.

 

Please look carefully at the summer schedule that has been posted. We now only have one session but still offer the same number  of classes. We are actually excited about the new teaching blocks and 8-week session. We think it will be conducive to teaching, learning, and will give us time to readjust after being online. It also will give more time for the possibility of new students to arrive.
Summer classes will be physically back on campus. Support staff and administration; your hours will be maintained throughout this entire process and we will move back from the hybrid of virtual and non-virtual services as soon as government agencies allow. We believe this will probably happen on May 11.

 

Some details of our on-line status are as follows;
1. Support personnel – please continue to maintain your scheduled hours and providing all your normal services. Your services and scheduled hours can be a hybrid of virtual and in person. Generally we encourage your in-person work with each other and with students, or other outside individuals, to be during the business hours of 8:30 until 12:00 noon. During this time; while maintaining safety and social distancing; the front desk will be staffed and individuals can be seen on an appointment basis as needed. We are maintaining this 8:30 to 12:00 time to limit exposure, control costs, and still allow a time for essential personnel to interact with each other in a healthy and safe method.

 

2. As mentioned our campus will be open from 8:30 to 12:00 for essential employees and for essential individual meetings.

 

3. Your normal 8 to 5 services that you offer should follow your already scheduled office times and should be maintained. Other than during the 8:30 to 12:00 time these services can be off campus and done virtually. During the 8:30 to 12:00 times, as health allows, you should attempt to make good judgments about balancing the needs for a campus physical presence and  the efficiency of home. Please deal with your direct supervisor to set up deviations from standard office time.

 

4. If you are ill or fall into any category that would cause you to self quarantine, please self quarantine and do not come to campus. Please make arrangements
with your supervisors for coverage of your area.

 

5. As all of you know, our normal operations entail  a wide variety of customized financial reimbursement plans for each one of you.

 

We will do our best to maintain whatever financial arrangements we have with you. If you have questions please text or email Gene.

 

6. Online counseling, academic registration, and financial clearance are all continuing. Martha continues to be in self quarantine and therefore her students need to deal with her by email or text. Genes advisee’s and all new students, need to deal with Gene and/or his office staff by text, email, Zoom, or by making in person appointments as needed on Monday, Thursday or  Friday mornings between 8:30 and 12:00.

 

7. All Zoom and Edmodo questions and support need to be directed to Jamie Bird or Joel Peterson. General operational questions and finance questions should be directed to Gene Edelbach if possible by text or email.

 

8. For summer contract teachers please respond, if you have not done so already, regarding  your projected courses that you will be teaching. You will be receiving summer contracts in late April early May.

 

9. Student life will be providing online services to give support to students. We will also be holding student association elections virtually during the month of April.

 

10. If you have student employees please use them as needed but only as needed.

 

Again thank you all for your amazing support of each other, and CPC, and our students. Despite the times, and maybe because of the times we live in, what we do is more important than ever as a CPC family. We are here to provide safety and support for each other, for our students, and for all the lives we touch.

 

If any of you have additional ideas on what we can do to better our program, please do not hesitate to contact me or another administrator. I continue to encourage prayer and personal support for each other. If there is something else we can do in a more formal way to support each other we are open to hearing that as well.

 

Continue to pray for the progress of CPC. Our dreams are no less than they have always been. Now that we are nearing the end of our accreditation seeking journey, and are ready to grow and serve even more people, we need to be even more focused and prayerful than ever.

 

I wish you all health and safety and an excellent week.

 

God Bless,
 
Gene Edelbach
California Preparatory College
1250 E. Cooley Drive, Colton, CA 92324
Tel. (909) 370 4800

 

 

UPDATE 03.24.2020:

Letter from the President of CPC

 

Dear CPC Students,

 

Here is the update we promised. We hope that you’re doing well and finding ways to successfully navigate these difficult times while dealing with the Coronavirus epidemic.

 

Today, we administrators met to decide the plan on how to conduct classes once spring break is over. As you know, the legal requirements are unpredictable but we are going to try to do our best to make the situation work for you and CPC.

 

Starting on March 30, classes will begin, but each instructor will work with you to do the classes from a distance – without in-person classes. Generally we are encouraging teachers to use the Zoom and/or Edmodo applications.  So, to best prepare for distance learning, you should download these free apps on your phone and laptop.

 

To learn more about Zoom, click here.  For Edmodo, click here.

 

Each teacher will contact you about which application they plan on using and the details of the class, but using Zoom will be the general rule. A couple of teachers may have exceptions and in those cases we will let you know of their plan.

 

Your classes will still meet on the same schedule and at the same time as now, they will just be completed online instead of in the classroom.

 

Your teacher should contact you late this week or early next week by email to give directions for your login for class. If your teacher fails to contact you or if you have additional trouble, please contact Jamie Bird, Gene Edelbach or the assistants that work for Gene. Please contact us by text or email.

 

We are planning to have our courses taught with distance learning tools through April 7th. On April 8th we plan to begin on-campus courses again unless the government extends the ban on gatherings.

 

You will get another notice around April 6th to let you know if you’ll need to come back to class on campus or continue through the end of the year online. Again, at this point we plan to have you come back to campus on the 8th. However, things could change and if so, we will let you know.  Please keep checking your emails and the CPC website for updates.

 

The campus will continue to be open from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon each business day. We encourage you to do your communication by email or texting, however. To take care of business matters you are welcome to come in during our open hours, but only if you’ve made an arrangement with the person you’re wishing to see beforehand.

 

Registration begins tomorrow using email only. You will be able to complete your registration by email and through direct communication with your life counselor.

 

Again, take care of yourself and let’s all continue to support and pray for each other.

 

Gene Edelbach

President

California Preparatory College

 

 

 

03.20.2020: Letter from the President of CPC

 

Dear CPC Students,

 

I hope each one of you and your families are in good health and remain safe and secure.

 

I know this is a crazy and insecure time. The CPC employee family continues to pray for each one of you and your personal health and success. We encourage you to do the same for us and each other.

 

Although we certainly don’t have the resources to solve every problem that you might encounter, just know that if you cannot solve your extreme emergency problems please contact us and we will try to help in any way we can.

 

Next Monday afternoon you will receive an announcement of our tentative plans to operate classes and our offices following spring break.  Please keep checking your email and our website for updates.

 

Obviously the California Governor’s announcement last night will have an impact on what we decide to do, but we are still dedicated in one way or another to completing your semester in a successful way.

 

We will continue to be open for operation for limited purposes, but because of the Governor’s order yesterday to remain at home except for limited situations, we need to cancel all group activities and to communicate with you individually through text, email, phone or online whenever possible.

 

For your information, the Governor’s order specifically allows colleges to continue their operations, except for having in person classes and gatherings on campus. CPC is considered to be part of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors that is actually required to keep working. Colleges, both public and private, fall under the Government Facilities Sector that is considered to be essential.  Therefore, for instance, meetings with Life Counselors and office staff to register for classes, meeting to pay your school bill, etc… is not prohibited – but actually encouraged. To view the actual Order from the Governor, click here: https://covid19.ca.gov/img/N-33-20.pdf.

 

To understand what is required of colleges and for students to maintain their safety and health, you can review the CDC website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/colleges-universities/index.html.

 

This is IMPORTANT – if you are an essential student worker and have been scheduled to work, please come and complete your shift.  For future work schedules, your CPC supervisor will let you know what your work schedule will be and whether or not you will be needed to work. As mentioned, all our staff and instructors and essential student workers are allowed to come to campus as needed to do their work.

 

For the indefinite future CPC office hours will be from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon each day. We encourage you not to come to campus unless you have an emergency situation or have arranged to meet with CPC staff or management.

 

We have been slow to start registration because of all the Covid-19 issues, but we believe that you will receive a schedule for summer by late today or Sunday at the latest.

 

We will do our registration through email, text and telephone and hope to have you all registered in the month of April for our classes that begin this summer. For all of you international students, we will diligently protect your immigration status and or your change in status process during this time.

 

Again, on Monday I will give you more details, in the meantime stay safe and be sure to contact us if you need our help. During this time, please check your emails and texts regularly and respond quickly so that we can deal with any issues that may arise or change in the future.

 

Each one of you is so important to the CPC family. We will do our best to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible through this difficult time. Let’s all continue to pray for each other and support each other in every way possible.

 

Please continue to contact any staff or faculty during appropriate business hours as needed.

 

If I personally can be of help, I welcome anyone of you to email me at gedelbach@calprepcollege.com or text me at 951.809.6777. Calling me is generally not a great way to communicate. Texting is the absolute best way to communicate with me.

 

Have a great weekend and a happy Sabbath!

 

Gene Edelbach

President

California Preparatory College

1250 E. Cooley Drive, Colton, CA 92324

+1 (909) 370 4800

 

 

03.12.2020

Dear CPC Faculty, Staff and Students,

 

We are taking the Coronavirus seriously however as of March 12, 2020, we are planning on continuing face-to-face instruction through March 18, 2020.  This means that spring break will officially begin on Thursday, March 19 and extend through the 27th.  During the extended break the school will only be open for limited hours between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm each day with limited services.  All staff and administration will be contacted by Gene Edelbach or Irma Mariscal to arrange a schedule.

Prior to the closure of the school for spring break and due to concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus we are asking that any faculty, staff or students who express any flu-like symptoms PLEASE STAY HOME!

 

A number of CPC students and instructors provide some type of healthcare service which may result in the transmission of any illness to patients who may be less likely to be able to fight off the virus.

 

Though you may have a longer spring break we strongly discourage CPC students from traveling during this break.  Please do not plan on leaving the country as you may be quarantined upon re-entry.  Yesterday evening President Trump announced that travel from most of Europe will be suspended for thirty days beginning on Saturday morning, March 14, 2020. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-suspends-travel-from-europe-to-us-for-30-days/ar-BB114kDJ?li=BBnb7Kz

 

The situation with coronavirus is changing rapidly and we do not know what to expect.  In the meantime please take all necessary common-sense precautions to limit the spread of germs.  Please review this list of steps you can take to limit the spread of illness: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html

 

For those who are feeling ill, please send an email to your course instructor and copy Gene (gedelbach@calprepcollege.com), your Life Counselor and the Academic Dean (jbird@calprepcollege.com) on your email. As long as we know why a student or faculty member is missing class you will not be penalized.  We want those who are ill to recover as quickly as possible and to limit the spread of the virus.

 

Over the next few weeks, we will be taking extra precautions to keep our campus as germ-free as possible.  After each class, a disinfectant spray will be used and hand sanitizer will be made available in each classroom.  Please use the hand sanitizer as available and wash your hands often!

 

For those of you who were planning on registering for the summer term.  Registration will start next Monday, if you are sick or wish to not come on campus during the break to register you may do so with your counselor by email until April 1, 2020.  Unless otherwise announced, normal on-campus registration will resume on April 2, 2020.

 

Please know that whatever the situation may be, we will find a way to complete the spring term.  If the school is closed we will find alternate methods of completion.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

 

Please continue to check your email for updates regarding this situation and keep those who are sick in your prayers.

 

Sincerely,

CPC Administrative Team

California Preparatory College

1250 E. Cooley Drive, Colton, CA 92324

+1 (909) 370 4800

 

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