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Valley Weekly - May 16-22, 2022

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Need Help or Have Questions? Contact the LAVC Welcome Center

The LAVC Welcome Center is your first stop to help answer your questions and help you find what you're looking for at Valley College! We're open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Connect with us at:


Enroll Now in Summer Classes! 5-Week & 8-Week Classes Available

Get ahead with a Summer class! Choose from 5-week classes starting June 13 and July 18, or an 8-week class starting June 13. Go to your myCollege.laccd.edu Student Portal to find open classes by selecting "Show Open Classes Only" and enroll online. If you need registration assistance, our Welcome Center is here to assist you. 


COVID-19 Testing Appointments for Students & Employees

Monday, May 16 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
Tuesday, May 17 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. &
Wednesday, May 18 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Engineering 100 (view map)

Biocept is offering weekly COVID-19 testing at LA Valley College for students and employees (by appointment only) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Schedule your appointment using your private Cleared4 account link. For more information, visit the LACCD Vaccination & Testing Requirements.


COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Distribution

Monday-Thursday, May 16-19 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. &
Friday, May 20 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Mail Room - Administration & Career Advancement 1708 (view map)

Students and employees can get up to two FREE Covid-19 at-home rapid antigen testing kits per person, each week at the designated Antigen Test pick up location; Theatre & Music students can pick up 3 kits per student, per week. Please show your student ID or employee ID when picking up your kits. For more information, check the LAVC Covid-19 Antigen Home Testing Kit Distribution.


2022 El Día de Reconocimiento

Wednesday, May 18 at 5 p.m.
Student Union Plaza (view map)

LAVC’s 8th Annual, “El Día de Reconocimiento”, is a celebration of Latinx Students’ achievements. The event is sponsored by Mi Comunidad, a campus volunteer organization committed to recognizing, supporting, and encouraging Latinx students to continue to succeed at Los Angeles Valley College. For more info, visit LAVC Mi Comunidad.


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Thursday, May 19 from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Parking Lot A (view map)

Get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster dose at our Vaccine Clinic! The clinic offers the Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+), Janssen (ages 18+), and Pfizer Pediatric (ages 5-11) vaccines. Appointments are available and walks-up are welcomed. For more details, check the LAVC Vaccination Clinic schedule.


Stress/Anxiety Workshop presented by PASO & LAVC Student Health Center

Thursday, May 19 at 4-5 p.m.
Online - Zoom

Feeling Stressed? LAVC PASO and the LAVC Student Health Center invite you to attend a virtual Stress/Anxiety Workshop on Thursday, 5/19/2022. For information and zoom link, please visit LAVC PASO STEM.


Valley Dances 2022 presented by the LAVC Theater & Dance Department

Thursday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. &
Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.

LAVC Mainstage Theater (view map)

The LAVC Department of Theater and Dance invites you to Valley Dances 2022 - an evening of original dance works that reflect on the past and move into the future. Celebrate the return of LIVE performances and say goodbye to the mainstage. Featuring choreography by LAVC Faculty, students, and guest artist. Tickets only $10 (suggested donation); get tickets for Valley Dances 2022. For information, visit the LAVC Dance Program or email LAVC Dance.


Tau Alpha Epsilon Apple Awards

Friday, May 20 at 4 p.m.
Online - Zoom

LAVC's TAE Club invites you to our student-run annual Apple Awards on Friday, May 20 at 4 p.m. on Zoom. Come celebrate outstanding teachers for their award-worthy careers in the teaching profession! To register in advance, go to LAVC Tau Alpha Epsilon and click events page.


LACCD COVID Vaccine & Masking Policy Changes for Students

The LACCD Board of Trustees is modifing the District's vaccination policy and to rescind the indoor masking requirement. The following will go to effect on the dates noted below: 

  • Effective May 5, 2022, students are not required to provide proof of vaccination or have an approve exemption to enroll in in-person classes or to access District or college facilities. Weekly COVID testing for students with vaccination exemptions will also no longer be required.
     
  • Effective June 12, 2022, there will no longer be an indoor masking mandate at any of the colleges or at District facilities for employees, students or visitors. Masks are required indoors on-campus for students, employees and visitors until June 12. Starting June 13, individuals may choose to wear a mask if they want to, and free masks will still be available on campus. 

To learn more about the District policy changes, visit LACCD Vaccination, Testing and Screening Information.


Register for Vote by June 7 for the CA Primary

All California active registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the June 7, 2022, Primary Election. The last day to register to vote for the June 7, 2022, Primary Election is May 23, 2022.

Important 2022 Primary Election Dates:

  • Monday, May 9: Counties offer early voting sites - to find a location, please visit CAEarlyVoting.sos.ca.gov
  • Monday, May 23: Last day to register to vote online or by mail ahead of the Primary Election
  • Tuesday, May 24 - Tuesday, June 7: Same Day Voter Registration is available - voters can “conditionally” register and vote at a county elections office or polling location after the voter registration deadline, up to and including Election Day
  • Tuesday, May 31: Last day for county elections officials to send a registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot
  • Tuesday, June 7: Primary Election - polls shall be open throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For information on what the primary election ballot will include, election dates, ballot drop boxes and more, go to Student Voter and Civic Engagement page.


Announcements for Students

Be Inspired: Tune into an interview with Raul Castillo (1968-2022)

Raul Castillo’s (1968-2022) legacy to LA Valley College is an $8.5 million dollar endowment in addition to a roadmap on how the Foundation can move forward. This interview is his love letter to LAVC. Listen to the Valley College Connection Podcast and be inspired!

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 ASU Student Government Officers!

The Associated Student Union (ASU) has new student government members that have been elected to serve on the board for the upcoming year. Visit the ASU Elections page to view the new members who will representing you.

Check the Student Portal for Your Fall Registration Date

To find your Fall Registration date, please check the myCollege.laccd.edu Student Portal. Don't forget to add classes to your cart, and enroll in Fall classes and enroll online the first day you can register. For registration assistance, contact our Welcome Center.

RSVP Today for the LACCD Black Graduation Celebration 

The Los Angeles Community College District African American Outreach Initiative program (LACCD-AAOI) proudly presents the 12th Annual Black Graduation Celebration on May 24 from 3-5 p.m. at the First AME Church of Los Angeles. The BGC is a culturally affirming celebration of academic achievement. There will also be an in-person social gathering (afterparty) from 5-6:30 p,m. Graduating students are encouraged to register online for the LACCD Black Graduation Celebration

RSVP by May 20 for the LACCD Mi Gente Latinx Graduation Celebration

The Los Angeles Community College District invites graduating students to participate in its inaugural Mi Gente Graduation Celebration on June 5 at 4 p.m. at East LA College. This cultural celebration, which is open to graduating students and their families from all nine LACCD Colleges, features special keynote speakers, Constance Marie and Danny Trejo. To be included in the printed program, please RSVP online for the LACCD Mi Gente Graduation by Friday, May 20. For more information, please email Ben Gillman.

Need Help Choosing Classes, Paying for Books and More?

LAVC Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS) is now accepting applications for new students! Eligible students receive helpful counseling, priority registration, funds to help pay for textbooks and more. For more information and the online application, visit EOPS.  The deadline to apply is September 11.

Fun Summer Jobs Available

The LAUSD, city of Los Angeles, and many nonprofits are hiring counselors, coaches and program directors for their summer programs for children. Come to the L.A. Summer Enrichment Programs Job Fair on Saturday, May 21 from 10am-2pm at the Roybal Learning Center in downtown Los Angeles. Sign up online for the job fair, or if you're interested and cannot attend the in-person job fair, apply online.


Upcoming Events

COVID-19 PCR Testing for Students & Employees

Monday, May 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Engineering 100,
Tuesday, May 24 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Engineering 100 &
Wednesday, May 25 from 12-5 p.m. in Engineering 100

Biocept is offering COVID-19 testing at LA Valley College for students and employees (by appointment only) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Engineering 100. Schedule your appointment using your private Cleared4 account link. For other testing locations/dates, check the Districtwide COVID Testing schedule. For more info, visit the LACCD Vaccination & Testing Requirements.

LAVC Club Day

Wednesday, May 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Union Plaza

The ASU invites you to our last Club Day of the Spring semester. Join us for free food, games, and activities. For more information, check the ASU Calendar.

Art Is Good For You! Artist Lecture

Wednesday, May 25 from 12 noon-1 p.m. on Zoom

LAVC Art Gallery in partnership with EOPS welcomes artist Samantha Wall for the final "Art Is Good For You!" lecture of the semester. RSVP online for the Art is Good for You Artist Lecture

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Thursday, May 26 from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in Parking Lot A &
Thursday, June 2 from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in Parking Lot A

Get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster dose at our Vaccine Clinic! The clinic offers the Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+), Janssen (ages 18+), and Pfizer Pediatric (ages 5-11) vaccines. Only LAVC students and employees are eligible to receive a $150 Bookstore Gift Card with each on-campus vaccine or booster dose. Appointments are available and walks-up are welcomed. Check the LAVC Vaccination Clinics for details.

To find other upcoming campus events and activities, check the LAVC Calendar of Events.

 


LACCD encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please use the links above to contact the event organizer as soon as possible, but no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event.