RECAST | Evergreen Remote Update April 24, 2020: Recent Campus Communications

From: Betz, Amy <>
Date: Apr 24, 2020, 4:45 PM -0700

Dear faculty and staff,  

Each Friday of spring quarter, the Evergreen Remote communications team will send a summary of updates about teaching and working remotely, including changes made to Evergreen’s COVID-19 webpage, messages that have been sent out, and information that is forthcoming.   Our goal is to ensure our community is apprised of important information related to remote learning, teaching, and services and to reduce the volume of communications you are receiving.  Please be sure to check your email filter and junk settings so you don’t miss a message. Here are this week’s updates: 

Publishing Remote Events and Class Schedules Update: You can now use Schedule Evergreen to manage your remote/online events and offerings! We have updated the system so you can choose activity type “remote/online” when creating events or class schedules, and it will publish to campus calendars and class schedules. For events, be sure to note in the description how the community can participate remotely. If you have changes or edits to events already scheduled with confirmed space, please contact Susan Keefe ( with any edits.   

COVID Webpage Update: 

Evergreen’s COVID-19 student resources and employee resources pages – updated regularly. New updates include: 

Federal CARES Act funding distribution information is now available 

Drop-in advising available by Zoom from 1-4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 

New Webpages:  

Evergreen Official COVID19 Response Levels – update from the Evergreen COVID19 Response Team 

Campus Communications: 

Federal Aid Arrives, Remote For Summer – a message sent from President George Bridges to students, staff and faculty on Thursday, April 23, 2020 

Status of Working Remotely at Evergreen – a message sent from Laurel Uznanski to staff and faculty on Thursday, April 23, 2020 

Geoduck Student Union (GSU) Communications: 

Students are welcome to contact the GSU via email with needs, observations or questions at 

The elections process for representatives for the 2020-2021 Academic year has begun. Student trustee application is forthcoming. 

GSU COVID-19 student support chat occurs Mondays and Wednesdays 2-3 PM PDT. Access via Zoom or phone at 1-669-900-6833 ID: 94886642303 

Public Communications:  

Evergreen Equips Hundreds of Students with Chromebooks for Remote Learning – ThurstonTalk story published April 20, 2020 

Making the Best of Earth Day – ThurstonTalk story published April 22, 2020 

In Progress – topics the Evergreen Remote/COVID-19 work groups are currently addressing:  

Thurston County Food Bank Satellite at Evergreen Scheduled to open early May 

Planning for fall 

Thank you and we hope you have a nice weekend. If you have any questions, please contact

On Behalf of the Evergreen Remote Communications Coordinating Group,  

Amy Betz (co-lead)   
Christine Hoffmann (co-lead)   
Julie Slone (co-lead)   
Correan Barker   
Jadon Berry  
Melinda Bratsch-Horsager  
Susan Harris   
Eric Pedersen   
Therese Saliba   
Laurel Uznanski 

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