Communications from the President

The President provides frequent updates regarding college operations related to COVID-19, including video messages and written communications. 

College Operations - COVID-19 Update

Letter to Students Dated January 6, 2022

January 6, 2022

Dear Student,

Pasco-Hernando State College has been closely monitoring COVID cases of the Omicron variant in the local area. Since the beginning of the pandemic, PHSC has adhered to and implemented guidelines and recommendations set for by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The College’s adherence to the recommended practices has minimized the spread of the virus on our campuses. PHSC continues to plan for a safe return in the Spring semester and for classes to occur with proper measures to ensure the health and safety of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

To maximize flexibility for students and faculty, PHSC continues to offer a variety of instructional options. In-person instruction continues to be reconfigured to include social distancing provisions. These changes mean that classes may be smaller and may meet in larger spaces. Large classes or programs may be split into smaller sections, receive instruction via hybrid/on-campus, remote (synchronous), hybrid remote (synchronous), online, or consist of a combination of both. PHSC aims to offer flexibility for students and faculty while maintaining a safe learning environment.

Spring courses scheduled as On-Campus or Hybrid/On-Campus may have a change in meeting format. Online, Remote and Hybrid/Remote courses remain in place and unaffected. Please know that a PHSC staff member will contact you to determine any course modality changes for converting the face-to-face classes to Hybrid/Remote sections for courses that are amenable to this modality.

Please communicate with your instructors with any questions you may have.

Course Modality Options

1. On-Campus—the course meets face-to-face on campus on the days and times listed in the schedule.

2. Hybrid/On-Campus—the course meets on campus on the day and time listed in the schedule. The remainder of the course is delivered with online assignments and activities. Students may need a webcam and microphone for this class.

3. Remote—the course meets remotely on the days and times listed in the schedule providing the benefits of face-to-face classes in a live, remote environment by utilizing technology (Zoom) through Canvas. Students need a webcam and microphone for this class.

4. Hybrid/Remote—the course meets remotely on the day and time listed in the schedule by utilizing technology (Zoom) through Canvas. The remainder of the course is delivered with online assignments and activities. Students need a webcam and microphone for this class.

5. Online—the course is available through Canvas any time throughout the semester offering a high level of flexibility; no set meeting schedule. Students may need a webcam and microphone for this class.

As course modality adjustments may impact student class schedules, PHSC has reinstated the add/drop period through January 14. Students will be able to add or drop a class through January 14.

The safety, health, and well-being of our campus community will always be our highest priority. PHSC will continue to provide communications on a regular basis as the College continues to monitor the progression of COVID-19. For current PHSC safety protocols, visit: safety.phsc.edu/procedures/coronavirus.

PHSC wishes you a successful Spring semester.

Emergency Relief Funding for Students

Emergency relief funding may be available to students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.