No doubt, Mustangs: These are hard times. But don't let this pandemic get in the way of your education!
We want to get you to the finish line this spring. If you need help, counseling and tutoring are available online. If you need technology, we are now distributing laptops and Chromebooks. And if you're struggling in your classes, we have set up flexible grading options including a "Pass/No Pass" that will not affect your GPA.
Keep it up. You're doing great. If you need more information, check out the list of resources below, or contact a success coach. We are #StillHereForYou.
The Child Development Center is closed. This was a difficult decision to make, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. For an interactive map showing other licensed childcare providers in our area, visit the First 5 San Joaquin website: http://www.raisingqualitysjc.org/Find-Quality-Care.
#StocktonStrong is a new coalition of public, private and civic leaders working to address coronavirus issues in our community. The group has compiled helpful resources for individuals and businesses alike. Details: https://www.stocktonstrong.org/.
You can also find a comprehensive list of resources at 2-1-1 San Joaquin, or simply call 211.
All counseling services are offered online via Zoom video conferencing or on the telephone. When contacing us or going online to make an appointment, please indicate if you want a telephone appointment, or a video conferencing appointment (Zoom).
Make an appointment with a counselor at the link below:
Call to make an appointment with a counselor: 954-5151 ext. 6276
Students can also send their questions to a counselor by filling out the counselor form at the link below. Students will receive an email response.
Community organization #StocktonStrong has compiled helpful information on unemployment insurance, disability insurance and paid family leave: www.stocktonstrong.org/income-2/
Stockton Scholars has launched a survey to determine how to assist college students during these hard times. Take the survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOomdliuDhtqoUE0XRvMnPQsL9g0X7rm_CednUrswk8AjGBQ/viewform
Looking for work? Don't forget to check out Delta College's online job posting platform, JobSpeaker: https://www.deltacollege.edu/student-services/career-exploration-planning/workforce-development-center/find-a-job
To protect the health of our students and staff, the Student Food Pantry is closed. In late March, bags of food were distributed to about 170 students in a drive-through style event at Delta's Stockton campus. This event depleted most of the Food Pantry's available food.
We urge students to take advantage of other community resources:
- The Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin continues to distribute food to community members in need: http://www.stocktonfoodbank.org/Get-Food/Coronavirus
- Community organization #StocktonStrong has compiled extensive information about school food programs, local food banks and grocery store availability: https://www.stocktonstrong.org/food-2
- The CA Meals for Kids mobile app helps you find local meal programs: https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/mo/cameals.asp
We want to support you as much as possible to cross the finish line and complete your academic goals. We highly encourage you to continue with your studies and seek out assistance from your professors, success coaches, counselors, online tutors and other support services.
In order to further promote flexibility and support, Delta College is offering new grading options, including a “Pass/No Pass” (P/NP) option for Spring 2020 for a majority of course offerings as well as an excused withdrawal (EW) option.
Just because the gyms are closed doesn’t mean you can’t get some exercise. Check out YMCA 360 on-demand workout videos, free of charge: https://ymca360.org/?fbclid=IwAR1jWHZJu-e8U6Ss9_4BayO2p9Bxe1rqU0XCwj-jVGahpmPWtBU4wkEmcro.
For Yoga aficionados, Down Dog App is also a great choice and is free until April 1. Find it at the App Store.
Mental health matters, too. Mental Health First Aid has posted helpful information on caring for yourself while practicing physical distancing, and how to help those with anxiety or depression. More here: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/news-and-updates/.
The Centers for Disease Control also has advice on coping with anxiety and stress: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html.
Delta’s own Health and Wellness page offers additional resources: https://deltacollege.edu/student-life/health-and-wellness/health-wellness-resources.
Are you homeless or about to become homeless? Reach out to Delta's Rising Scholars Program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (209) 645-1903.
Community organization #StocktonStrong has compiled information about local services for those who are or could become homeless. Details:https://www.stocktonstrong.org/homelessness/.
The Stockton City Council has placed a temporary moratorium on evictions of vulnerable residents where the failure to pay rent results from hardships related to the coronavirus. Details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_09CK2igqLL73RNRoss6zOWRVaSPoiTLW7ZanI2foPQ/edit.
Wifi. Free WiFi is now available in most Delta College parking lots from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You do not need a parking permit.
There are two WiFi networks for students:
The new password for both networks is:
Hot Spots: A limited number of hot spot devices are available for loan. If you think you would benefit from having a hot spot, alert your success coach through Canvas or email them directly from this link.
Chromebooks/Laptops: Please see "Technology" menu item below.
Low-cost providers: Here's a list of low-cost and no-cost Internet providers: http://bit.ly/2xUunTh. Please note that we are not promoting or sponsoring any of these providers.
California Connects Mobile Internet: Includes a mobile hotspot that lets college students stay connected to the Internet. The new mobile hotspot service, powered by Sprint, offers nationwide 4G LTE connectivity and allows users to connect up to 10 Wifi-enabled devices for up to 10 hours on a single charge. Users pay $19.99 for every month thereafter with no throttling, suspension, or overage charges. Details: https://foundationccc.org/What-We-Do/Student-Success/California-Connects.
Comcast Internet Essentials: For $9.99/month, Internet Essentials will increase speeds from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 for all customers in response to emergency measures associated with COVID-19. This speed increase will happen automatically. No action is required by customers. Customers also receive 2 months for free.
Charter Communications: Free Access to WiFi for 60 days
The Goleman Library is online! You can conduct research, get access to free textbooks, and chat live with a librarian. Click here for more details.
The physical library on Delta's campus is closed. If you have checked-out materials that are due, you can hang onto them long as you return them promptly once the library reopens. We will waive any fines or fees as long as we get the materials back. Librarians are working with instructors to provide online services for classes.
Chromebooks and laptops are now being distributed to students. Most of these devices are available for borrowing, though some are also available through an approved voucher program. If you need one of these devices, please contact your student success coach and ask for a referral. You can find your success coach in Canvas, or you can email your success coach here. Once your referral has been processed, you will receive an email with more information about how to pick up your device.
Alternatively, you can find a number of laptop models for less than $350. Here are some low-cost options: https://www.zdnet.com/article/best-cheap-windows-10-laptops-for-350-or-less/.
If you aren't able to access a laptop, download the Canvas Student app via the IOS App Store or Google Play to access courses on your mobile device. If you need help navigating, this video has useful tips: http://bit.ly/2w0VH1v.
More helpful Canvas tutorials and videos are available here: https://deltacollege.edu/academics/online-regional-education/students-canvas-guides-and-videos.
Although the bookstore is closed, you can still order textbooks online and have them delivered to your home. .
Also, although the library is closed, staff can scan and deliver textbook chapters upon request. Contact email@example.com.
All Delta College tutoring services will be online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 term.
Online tutoring can be accessed at https://deltacollege.edu/academics/tutoring-and-workshops/online-tutoring