April 1, 2020

Date: April 1, 2020

Time: 11:30 A.M.

RE: FSCC novel coronavirus, COVID-19 update


I hope everyone is staying safe during these difficult times. I appreciate the work you are doing and want to thank everyone for their flexibility.  Given the stay at home executive order from Governor Kelly and the Bourbon County Health Department  we are encouraging all employees to work remotely, if feasible, to better comply with the orders for the benefit of our community. All classes will continue in an online format and we will adjust policies and procedures as needed to make sure we are meeting the needs of students, faculty, and staff in this new distance environment. Please contact your supervisor or an administration team member if you have questions.   


Below are several items we would like everyone to be aware of.


The last day for withdrawals has moved from May 1 to May 8.


Enrollment is open. Please encourage students to contact advising to schedule an appointment to enroll advising@fortscott.edu


Online tutoring will be available for students via Zoom or email. Please contact Susan Benson at susanb@fortscott.edu for any tutoring needs.


Students desiring to setup a payment plan for an outstanding balance, need to access their Gizmo account and click the link located in the “Account Balance Information” section.


We are developing a plan to recognize graduates from this spring at a special fall commencement ceremony. More information regarding this will be released at a later date.


Craw-Kan is providing free wi-fi to locations in our region. Here is a link to the map https://ckt.net/hotspots/


All Courses Online


ALL FSCC courses will be online for the remainder of the semester. This includes all technical courses/programs taught at CTEC, Construction Trades at La Harpe, Fort Scott John Deere/Welding, Harley-Davidson in Frontenac, Allied Health/Nursing at Burke Street, and Welding, Construction Trades, Criminal Justice, and Allied Health/Nursing in Miami County. All courses (including general education) will resume in the online format beginning March 30th.





For students without readily available internet access, please contact your local area internet service and cellular service providers. Many companies are working with students during this time to ensure access to internet services. If this is unsuccessful, please contact Janet Fancher (janetf@fortscott.edu) or Adam Borth (adamb@fortscott.edu).



Updated Closures


The Bookstore, Library, Computer Labs, and Student Success Center will be closed until at least April 26, 2020 when the stay-at-home order is lifted.


Advising and Enrollment:


Fall enrollment will open March 30, and advising will be assisting students via phone appointments and email. To schedule an appointment please contact via email:


·         Russ Souza (russellso@fortscott.edu)

·         Ashley Keylon (ashleyk@fortscott.edu)

·         Quentin Choice (quentinc@fortscott.edu)


You may call 620.223.2700, ext. 3630 and leave a detailed message, including name, student ID (if applicable), and contact information.



The situation is still evolving and may change at any time. We want to make sure that everyone stays safe and will continue to comply with local and state guidelines and orders. We will keep the students, faculty/staff, and community updated on any changes for work requirements, campus access, etc.; as needed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19



Thank you for all you do. Stay safe.


Alysia Johnston, FSCC President


March 27th Update

March 19th Update

March 17th Update

March 15th Update (pdf)

COVID-19 Emergency Action Plan