Where we foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background
to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving
their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.
Due to ongoing air conditioning repairs in the 2700 building, we are relocating some
regular classes to other classrooms on campus for the next few weeks. We are hoping
the necessary repairs will be completed during the week of September 18. We will keep
you posted on this progress.
Meanwhile, please see the listing below on classes that will be relocated no later
than Monday September 11. For those 2700 building classes that are not listed here,
they will continue online until repairs are complete.
Please keep in contact with your instructors for information on this situation.
I am pleased to report that IVC will be back in full operation on campus tomorrow.
However, due to continuing air conditioning issues in the 2700 building, all classes
held in that building will be online through the end of this week.
I genuinely appreciate the work of all of our employees who gave up their Labor Day
weekend to make this possible. I also want to thank the Imperial Irrigation District
for its superb service in restoring our campus's electrical power.
I hope this message finds you well. We want to inform you of an important update regarding
campus operations for tomorrow, Tuesday, September 5th.
In response to the ongoing challenges, we are facing on campus, we have made the difficult
decision to cancel all classes scheduled for Tuesday, September 5th.
We will be maintaining a skeleton crew of staff on campus to assist students who may
come to campus seeking assistance or resources; However, since on campus services
will be very limited and many departments may be relocated, students are strongly
encouraged to call or access our website zoom links to access services
The decision to cancel classes was not taken lightly. Several areas continue to experience
power outages, and some are facing HVAC problems. To avoid confusion and ensure the
safety and well-being of our community, we have decided to cancel all classes for
the day while we diligently work to address these issues.
Furthermore, we are considering the possibility of moving classes online for the remainder
of the week. We have asked faculty to make the necessary adjustments to their courses
to facilitate this potential transition to online instruction. Student flexibility
and adaptability during this time are greatly appreciated and please watch for further
notices on Canvas, student email, Regroup, our official Social Media Channels and
Our goal is to make a final decision regarding the continuation of online classes
for the rest of the week by tomorrow afternoon. We understand that these disruptions
may cause inconvenience, and we sincerely apologize for any challenges this situation
We deeply appreciate your patience, understanding, and cooperation as we work tirelessly
to resolve the current campus challenges and ensure the safety of our community. Please
stay tuned for further updates.
I hope this message finds you well. We are pleased to inform you that internet access
to the campus, which includes access to Canvas, has been restored.
On Friday September 1st, the campus and surrounding areas experienced a severe, surprise,
storm that knocked down 13 IID power poles. Those IID power poles also carry the fiber
cabling that provides internet to the campus. While IID continues to work on restoring
the poles, an alternate path has been established to provide internet to the campus.
Canvas and other technology systems that are contingent on a connection between the
campus and the internet have been restored.
I would like to thank the entire IT team which has been working diligently over the
last two days to re-establish internet connectivity. I would especially like to thank
Bobby Moreno, James Arthur and Michael Kahler (ICOE/IVTA) for the many hours they
worked over the last two days to re-establish internet connectivity.
Impact on Access:
- All systems should be in normal working order.
Thank you for your Patience:
We understand that system outages can be frustrating, and we greatly appreciate your
patience and understanding during the outage.
Jeff Enz Associate Vice President, Information Technology
I hope this message finds you well. I want to provide you with an update regarding
the ongoing challenges we are facing in restoring full power to our campus and stabilizing
our technological systems, including Canvas.
As of this Saturday afternoon, September 2, 2023, we are still working diligently
to address these issues. While we are striving to have all systems up and fully functioning
by the time we return on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, we cannot provide a definitive
assurance at this moment.
Rest assured that our dedicated IT and Maintenance teams are working around the clock
to resolve these challenges as swiftly as possible. We understand the importance of
having a stable technological infrastructure for both faculty and students.
During this period of instability, I have requested that all faculty members be flexible
and provide necessary exceptions for students who may encounter Canvas-related issues.
We understand that these difficulties are beyond our control, and we want to ensure
that our students receive the support they need during these trying times.
For the most up-to-date information and progress reports, please continue to monitor
email, our official social media outlets and website. We will make every effort to
keep you informed as we work toward a resolution.
I want to express my gratitude for your understanding and patience during this challenging
period. Your resilience and cooperation are greatly appreciated, and we are committed
to resolving these issues as swiftly as possible.
Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to returning to a fully operational
and clean campus by Tuesday.
September 1st Storm Update: Shelter Established at Grace Smith Elementary, Impacted
to call 1-800-RED-CROSS for Assistance
IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA – The County of Imperial and Imperial County Fire Department &
Office of Emergency Services wish to update the community on the unanticipated significant
weather event, "September 1st Storm," that has caused extensive damage across Imperial
County, with the community of Niland being severely impacted.
For those affected by the storm, the American Red Cross offers disaster assistance.
Residents can contact them at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Additionally, individuals
interested in supporting relief efforts are encouraged to make monetary donations.
Please call the aforementioned number or visit www.RedCross.org and earmark donations for the "Imperial County September 1st Storm." For those interested
in making monetary and non-monetary donations, contact the Niland Chamber of Commerce
at (760) 675-5661.
Assessments and referrals are also actively being conducted by the Red Cross and the
Imperial County Department of Social Services (DSS). These assessments are taking
place at the Niland Fire Department located at 8071 Luxor Ave, Niland, CA 92257.
For residents in need of shelter, one has been established at Grace Smith Elementary,
located at 9 E 4th St, Niland, CA 92257. Impacted individuals can call 800-RED-CROSS
or report directly to the site for immediate assistance. In addition, Red Cross and
DSS staff will be on site to provide assistance and referrals.
The Imperial Irrigation District (IID) is diligently working to restore power to the
affected regions. As of 1:00 PM, all power has been restored to the community of Niland.
To report any power outages, call the IID at 1-800-303-7756.
IID's East Highline Canal east of Niland is temporary out of service due to an influx
of rain and silt. The district is working to make repairs, but 133 water delivery
gates north of Flowing Wells on the EHL will be temporarily out of service until late
Monday afternoon, when full restoration is expected.
The County of Imperial would like to express our profound gratitude to the California
Office of Emergency Services, California Highway Patrol, CalTrans, Coast Guard, cities
of El Centro and Calipatria, Niland Chamber of Commerce, and the Imperial County Office
of Education. Their assistance, cooperation, and support during this challenging time
has been invaluable.
20 de agosto de 2023, 10:00 PM, Condado de Imperial, Actualización sobre el Huracán
CONDADO DE IMPERIAL, CA - El Condado de Imperial y el Departamento de Bomberos del
Condado Imperial & Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia desean informar a la comunidad
sobre el inesperado evento climático significativo, "Tormenta del 1 de septiembre",
que ha causado extensos daños en todo el Condado Imperial, siendo la comunidad de
Niland la más afectada.
Para aquellos afectados por la tormenta, el Red Cross ofrece asistencia en caso de
desastres. Los residentes pueden contactarlos al 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Además, se anima a las personas interesadas en apoyar los esfuerzos de socorro a realizar
donaciones monetarias. Llame al número mencionado anteriormente o visite www.RedCross.org y destine las donaciones para la "Tormenta del 1 de septiembre del Condado Imperial".
Aquellos interesados en hacer donaciones monetarias y no monetarias, contacten a Niland
Chamber of Commerce al (760) 675-5661.
El Red Cross y el Departamento de Servicios Sociales del Condado Imperial (DSS) también
están realizando activamente evaluaciones y derivaciones. Estas evaluaciones se llevan
a cabo en el Departamento de Bomberos de Niland ubicado en 8071 Luxor Ave, Niland,
Para los residentes que necesiten refugio, se ha establecido uno en la Grace Smith
Elementary, ubicada en 9 E 4th St, Niland, CA 92257. Las personas afectadas pueden
llamar al 800-RED-CROSS o presentarse directamente en el sitio para recibir asistencia
inmediata. Además, el personal de el Red Cross y DSS estará en el lugar para proporcionar
asistencia y referencias.
El Distrito de Riego de Imperial (IID) está trabajando diligentemente para restaurar
la energía en las regiones afectadas. A partir de las 1:00 PM, se ha restaurado la
energía en toda la comunidad de Niland. Para informar sobre cortes de energía, llame
al IID al 1-800-303-7756.
El Canal East Highline de IID al este de Niland está temporalmente fuera de servicio
debido a una afluencia de lluvia y sedimentos. El distrito está trabajando para hacer
reparaciones, pero 133 compuertas de entrega de agua al norte de Flowing Wells en
el EHL estarán temporalmente fuera de servicio hasta el lunes por la tarde, cuando
se espera la restauración completa.
El Condado de Imperial desea expresar nuestra profunda gratitud a la Oficina de Servicios
de Emergencia de California, California Highway Patrol, CalTrans, la Guardia Costera,
las ciudades de El Centro y Calipatria, la Cámara de Comercio de Niland y la Oficina
de Educación del Condado Imperial. Su asistencia, cooperación y apoyo durante este
desafiante momento ha sido invaluable.