May 18: COVID19 Update for Students

May 18: COVID19 Update for Students

Mon May 18, 2020 at 12:00 AM

COVID-19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance is a one-time, non-traditional financial aid grant which will be provided to eligible BC students who have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 (including but not limited to eligible expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care and transportation).

Who is eligible?
The following criteria need to be met to be eligible to apply for COVID-19 Emergency Assistance:

  • Be a credit student currently enrolled at Brazosport College during the Spring or Summer 2020 Semesters;
  • Be a student who was not 100% online prior to Spring Break;
  • Completed and filed a FAFSA with Brazosport College; and
  • Meet all financial aid eligibility requirements.

Who is ineligible?

  • Students who withdrew from ALL spring semester courses prior to Spring Break
  • Dual Enrollment students
  • Center for Business and Industry Training students
  • Community Education students
  • Non-credit students
  • Students who were 100% online prior to Spring Break
  • Students who do not meet all Title IV financial aid requirements

Visit the CARES Act page to check eligibility.

NEW GATOR MART DRIVE-THRU DISTRIBUTION TIME

To help alleviate the flow of traffic on campus, Gator Mart has changed its drive-thru distribution time to 3 – 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 20.PLEASE NOTE, due to the restart of CTE courses, the traffic flow and line up of cars to pick up Gator Mart food will be different than in past weeks.  Please follow the directions of College police and other College personnel.    

All BC students who are currently enrolled or who have been enrolled in the past year are eligible for food from Gator Mart. The Gator Mart drive-thru food distribution is on Wednesdays from 3 – 5 p.m.

  • Please bring your student ID card and Houston Food Bank card (if available).
  • Distribution will take place in the overhang area of the Sadler Health Sciences Building.
  • To protect the safety of all food recipients and staff, the following guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Houston Food Bank will be followed:
    • Drive under the Sadler Health Sciences Building overhang and stop next to a table placed in that area.
    • Pre-packed boxes and bags of groceries will be on the table.
    • Exit your car, open your trunk, and load the groceries into your trunk. Be careful not to touch the table; just touch the boxes and bags of groceries. If you accidentally touch the table, alert one of the staff and they will clean the table after you leave.
    • All staff and food recipients will maintain a six-foot distance at all times.

We are eager to serve you. Please contact us directly for further information:

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SUMMER AND FALL CLASSES

With courses being moved to an online and remote format, the $40 online course fee for May minimester and Summer 2020 will be waived, but please note that all other course fees still apply.

The College is fully staffed, working remotely and closely monitoring email accounts. Plan ahead and save time by reaching out to our e-counselor services. E-counselor services are available from Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays.

Dual Credit students needing registration assistance should contact their dual credit counselor. More information can be found at on the dual credit page.

Register online at mybc.brazosport.edu.

For more information, visit www.brazosport.edu/choose or call (979) 230-3000.

COLLEGE RESTARTING SPRING SEMESTER, NOT REOPENING CAMPUS

As we welcome a limited number of students, staff, and faculty back to campus this week to allow the completion of their hands-on CTE spring semester courses that were put on hold, there are several changes to accessing campus.

We want to remind everyone that Brazosport College is still in altered operations and access to campus still requires Vice President and EPG approval.

If you are one of the students, faculty, or staff restarting your semester on Monday, we’re excited to be able to finish out the semester and want you to be aware of some changes when you arrive to campus.

  1. Students, faculty, staff, and vendors entering campus facilities are expected to wear a facial mask or face covering over the nose and mouth. Everyone is encouraged to use their own personal mask, but the College will provide a reusable mask to bring back and use each day if an individual does not have their own. Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students, and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings as appropriate and in accordance with CDC guidelines.

  2. Those coming to campus should only enter campus via West Gator Dr. (entrance closest to the railroad)
  3. All individuals entering campus will be required to participate in daily health screenings. These screenings will occur under the covered drive outside of the C-Wing (see map). You will stay in your car and a health screener will use a touchless thermometer to verify you are not running a fever and will run through a quick checklist to determine if it is safe for you to enter campus.
    1. We encourage everyone to arrive early to allow time to go through the screening process
    2. Please have photo ID ready when going through health screenings.
    3. Have face covering available to display (if you do not have one, the College will provide a reusable mask to bring back and use each day)

  4. Once health screening is complete, park in the Green and Orange lots. All other parking lots on campus are closed.
  5. You may enter all buildings via entrances in the science technology corridor. Most buildings have one access point, please review the campus access map before arriving to campus.

JOGGING TRAIL ACCESS

Anyone visiting campus only to use the jogging trail should park in the Center for Arts and Sciences parking lot at the front of campus. The red and blue lots will be closed.

FOOD PICK UP AT THE COURTYARD GRILL

In an effort to support the limited number of students, faculty and staff on campus finishing out the CTE spring semester, Tommy’s will be offering a to-go style menu. This is only for the limited number of people approved to be on campus, so please do not come to campus just to purchase food. Over the last several weeks, Tommy’s has provided free meals for those on campus and we’re thankful for that, but starting Monday, May 18 food will need to be ordered via phone and paid by credit card.

SCHEDULE

Monday –Thursday
Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Please call 979.230.3125 to place your order and pay by credit card only.
Bags with first name and last initial will be placed on tables at the entrance to the Grill. Staff will be out front to validate pick-ups.

MENU & PRICES
Baskets include choice of French Fries or Tater Tots
1/4LB Angus Cheeseburger $7.50
1/2LB Angus Cheeseburger $8.50
Grilled Chicken Sandwich $8.50
Chicken Tenders $7.50

Individual Hot Sandwich or Wrap
Philly Cheese Steak $7.00
Chicken Fajita $7.00

Hot Meals
Monday: Chicken Lasagna, Roast Zucchini & French Bread $7.50
Tuesday: Chicken Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes & Roll $7.50
Wednesday: Chicken Fajita Quesadilla, Rice, Beans, Chips & Salsa $7.50
Thursday: Fried Catfish Fillets, Vegetable Medley & Mac & Cheese $7.50

Bottled Drinks
Coke – Diet Coke – Sprite – Dr Pepper – Water $2.00

Prices include sales tax
Please allow 30-minute preparation time