In sorrow with First Nations Peoples, our FLC community expresses mourning regarding the news of the mass grave of Indigenous children. We acknowledge how heavy this tragic news weighs on Indigenous families who experienced the atrocities of boarding schools in Canada and the U.S. We also acknowledge how important it is for FLC to continue to examine our own Native American boarding school history with honest institutional reflection and transparency.
In our commitment to transparency and open communication, we want to provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and get answers from campus leadership and medical and health professionals.
By announcing our commitment to a vaccinated student body in the fall, we are taking the first steps to return to normal campus life. Here is our policy that will add COVID-19 to the list of vaccinations required for all students in the fall, which will take effect on August 1, 2021. This policy allows both medical and non-medical exemptions. You will find that it aligns with our existing protocols for the MMR vaccine.
A broadly vaccinated student body provides our best hope for returning to the hands-on, inclusive, experiential, and personalized learning environment that we have all come to love. As such, all students enrolling at FLC for the Fall 2021 semester will be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Over the last year and a half, the FLC History Committee has led a concerted introspection about our history as a federal Indian boarding school for Native American students who were forcibly removed from their families. We have made inroads in examining that history, in large part because of the Committee’s work in convening listening sessions on campus and in our community.
The FLC community is anguished with the news of the senseless act of gun violence yesterday in Boulder, Colorado. Our hearts ache for the victims and their families; we mourn with Boulder and the nation over this incomprehensible loss of innocent lives.
We stand in solidarity with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community, especially our own FLC members.
Welcome back, Skyhawks. Faculty and staff have done an incredible job launching this semester of in-person learning and we know you’re ready to do your part now. Before you head to class this week, please remember to take these critical safety precautions.
The spring semester will kick off soon and now is the time for all of us to think about how we keep ourselves and our community as safe as possible.