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Hello, Families--

This is just a preliminary welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Advisors are available to some degree via email over summer, though we may not be as immediately responsive as during the school year. Each of us has some fun summer plans and are anxious at this point to get started.

But before we go, we wanted to reiterate some information and put it all in one document where you can access it when you like.


At some point, you will receive a copy of your summer (if registered) and fall schedule in the mail. Remember, these are just the college classes -- you also have your three high school classes every afternoon from 12:30-3:05. Unless you heard from us, we have you successfully registered in the courses we discussed when we met. You may verify your college schedule at any time in your WebSmart account (directions below).

Ignore tuition bills from Cañada College; tuition is waived for students taking 11 units or fewer, and materials fees will be covered by MC. These fees will be paid once the add/drop period is over.

If you have a question about your schedule, please email your advisor and we will try to help you as quickly as possible. This is especially important if you need to drop a summer class.

Info For Summer/Next Year

For those in summer classes: the summer session is from June 12- July 20. Students need to keep in mind that in the summer the drop date comes very quickly--in some cases, the drop date is the first day of class. Make sure you notify your advisor immediately if your plans change. You can look at the summer and fall schedule here.

Students enrolling in online classes should check their my.smccd email accounts and WebAccess for the syllabus, course information, and materials (see directions below).

A reminder for those taking summer classes: during summer tuition is waived, but families are responsible for the cost of the college textbooks. If this presents an obstacle to taking a class, let us know.

Our fall semester begins on Aug. 7. College classes begin the following week on Aug 16, so those first few days we will have orientation, get books, and discuss the summer reading, My Beloved World.

Students' advisors/counselors are assigned to students alphabetically by last name; however, each of us is always available to counsel students about anything at any time. The assigned counselor is mainly responsible for keeping track of graduation requirements and submitting schedules.

Summer Help

We advisors will be available via email at times throughout the summer, though may not be able to respond immediately. There will be times when we will be unavailable.

Debbie Joy, an admin assistant on campus, can answer questions if you are on campus and need immediate help. Her office is in the admin building: joyd@smccd.edu, (650) 306-3318, BLDG 08-209

Here's our best guesstimate right as as to how the advising groups will be divided next year. If you have questions about your schedule or anything else over summer, please contact your advisor first (though if she doesn't reply, feel free to try another).

Students with last names A-D contact Jen Petroelje: petroelje@smccd.edu

Students with last names E-Martin contact Marin Holt: holtm@smccd.edu

Students with last names Maw-R contact Jen Buchanan: buchananj@smccd.edu

Students with last names S-Z contact Halo Smart: smarth@smccd.edu

Our administrator, Bonnie Hansen, will not be available this summer as she is on maternity leave, but her administrative assistant can help with any questions concerning district policy. Her contact information is: Laura Lauese, llauese@seq.org, 650-369-1411 x 22324

Keep in mind that tutoring is available in the summer! Check out the Learning Center (middle floor of building 9) to find out more.

College online Access

Familiarize yourself with your WebSmart account. It is very important that students do not change their username and password for their WebSmart account; username must remain your G-number, and password must remain your birthday (two digits for month-day-year, e.g. 061697). If you have already changed it, please change it back or we will have to reset it. WebSmart is where you can check your schedule, buy a parking pass, or check college grades once they post. We will access your account to add and drop classes, and check your grades at the end of the semester.

WebAccess (now Canvas--see below) is an online component where many professors may post their syllabus, as well as upload assignments, hold online discussions, post grades, etc. Students enrolling in online classes should check their my.smccd email accounts and WebAccess for the syllabus and course information. Again, please do not change the login for this, as it is tied to your WebSmart account.

The college has been using WebAccess, but is now transitioning to Canvas. You can access both via http://my.smccd.edu/. For WebAccess, you will log in with your G# and pin (mmddyy). For Canvas, you will log in with your my.smccd username and then click Forgot My Password. Then check your my.smccd email and log in to Canvas with your my.smccd User Name and the password that was sent to your my.smccd email.

You may change your password for your my.smccd email and link it to another

account. This is the email address that college professors will use to send out class information, so it is important that you check it regularly. you can find your my.smccd email information by logging into WebSmart and scrolling down to the bottom of the page--then click on the my.smccd email link.

District Registration Procedures

ONLINE REGISTRATION at home high school sites

Parents, please complete the SUHSD online registration process. This must be done each year.

1. Log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal at www.portal.seq.org

2. Click on “Inbox” to access the Online Registration message

3. Click on the message link called “SUHSD Online Registration”

4. Follow the directions on each screen and be sure to click “save” so you can move on

You don’t need to worry about approving classes, as IC can’t list the college classes and the MC high school classes are set; you just need to make sure all but the course information is correct.

If you have any problems, please call SUHSD IC Support at 650-369-1411 Ext 22364 or email icsupport@seq.org They are available M-F from 7:30-4:00.

Click here if you need to register in the Sequoia Union High School District

Those with an IEP/504 Plan

Accommodations work a little differently in college. You must make an appointment to meet with a campus specialist, who will review your IEP/504 (bring a copy). You will then together determine which accommodations are appropriate for college. You will be provided with paperwork, which you must give directly to each of your professors. This ensures your accommodations. Without the college-approved paperwork, no accommodation requests must be honored by your professors.

We recommend that you set up a meeting with Max Hartman at Cañada’s Disability Resource Center to discuss the accommodations you might need in place for the college classes. The phone number is 650-306-3259; his email is hartmanmax@smccd.edu.

If You Are on A Waitlist for a College Class

When (if) a spot becomes available, you will be notified through your my.smccd email account. You then have 24 hours from the time the email was sent (NOT when you read it) to add yourself into the class. If you do not add yourself into the class, you will be dropped from the wait list and will not be in the class at all.

To add into the class, simply go to WebSmart

  • Under Student Services, choose Registration.
  • Then scroll down and choose Select term and choose Registration--add/drop classes, then Fall 2016.
  • Scroll down to your schedule and then use the drop-down menu next to the class to choose add.
  • Be sure to scroll down and hit submit changes.

Additionally, forward the email to your advisor when you get it so that she can double-check to see that you added yourself (using above directions) correctly. The email notification is the easiest way to know that space has become available but it requires checking your email, so please check that account daily or set up your account to forward to an account that you do check daily. There is also a way to receive a text notification via your WebSmart account.

You can either add yourself into the class (again, use above directions) or forward the email to your advisor and she will do it, if available.

This is a link to your mail account: http://my.smccd.edu

Again, you are welcome to change your my.smccd password if you wish, but you may not change your WebSmart login (which is your G-number as username and birth date as password ######).