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September 3, 2021
Reminder: The college will be closed
Monday, September 6
in observance of Labor Day 
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time dedicated to spreading hope and vital information to people affected by suicide. We can all help prevent suicide. If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately. 
For suicide prevention information and resources please visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline website.
September Vaccination Clinic

The American River College main campus will be holding an on-site vaccination clinic on Tuesday, September 14 from 9:30am to 4:00pm for any student or employee who is not yet vaccinated. The clinic will be facilitated by Walgreens as part of the federal vaccination rollout program.

Remember, all employees and all students who access district and college facilities (including in-person classes or student support services) will need to provide evidence of their first vaccine dose by October 1, 2021.
To provide evidence of your vaccination, go to eServices and click the “COVID-19 Vaccination Status” tile on the home page.

Learn more about the student incentives for getting vaccinated, the vaccine requirement, and how to find other available vaccination clinics in your area on our Vaccine webpage.
Religious or Medical Exemption Process for the Los Rios COVID Vaccination Requirement

A process is now in place for students to apply for a medical or religious exemption to the Los Rios vaccination requirement. The detailed process to request an exemption can be found at, including the specific forms to download, complete, and submit.
Medical and religious exemption requests should be submitted by September 15, 2021, to ensure there is time for review, an interactive process (which may include the submission of additional supporting information), and a determination prior to the October 1 vaccination requirement deadline. You will be notified of the status of your application once the evaluation is complete.
Refugee Career Pathway Program

Refugee Career Pathways is a new support program for refugees, those with special immigration status (SIV) and asylees. The program helps with identifying, planning and starting a career in in-demand fields like Allied Health, Business, Entrepreneurship, Early Childhood Education, and Information Technology.

Los Rios colleges has partnered with community based organizations to assist those in the program with obtaining certificates and will receive services in:
  • Goal-setting
  • Work readiness
  • College navigation
  • Career placement
  • Language support
  • Financial literacy education 
  • Microenterprise support
  • Naturalization services
  • Community resources

For more information, contact or go to our Refugee Career Pathways webpage.
Free Tutoring for All Students!
The LRC's Virtual Tutoring Center is now open for Fall 2021 with extended hours! ARC is excited to offer free online tutoring for ALL ARC students covering many subjects.
  • The Center has many welcoming and knowledgeable peer tutors who cover a wide variety of subjects such as Math, Spanish, ESL, Business, and more!
  • MESA/STEM students can now access tutoring through the Virtual Tutoring Center!
  • Students can make a tutoring appointment or drop-in by visiting:!

NEW Extended Fall Hours!
  • Sundays: 5:00-9:00pm
  • Mondays: 12:00-6:00pm
  • Tuesdays: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursdays: 12:00-6:00pm

  • We will also offer in-person appointments on Mondays from 9:00am-2:00pm (please check website for subjects and availability)

Extended MATH tutoring hours (in addition to regular hours):
  • Mondays: 8:00am-12:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm
  • Wednesdays: 8:00-9:00am
  • Thursdays: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Fridays: 10:00am-6:00pm
Time Management Workshop
Hosted by Natomas RAD
The workshop is being offered twice:

Tuesday, September 7 at 4:30pm
Wednesday, September 8 at 6:00pm

Students should e-mail if a passcode is required.
Start Your Job & Internship Hunt on Handshake
Join us for “Handshake 101” on Wednesday, September 8, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm via Zoom.
Handshake is Los Rios’ online job and internship platform for students and alumni to find exciting opportunities, register for hiring events, and connect with employers! During this workshop, you will learn how to navigate Handshake and make the most of this awesome platform. Explore more Handshake resources.
The Big Queer Welcome

Join us Tuesday, September 14 at noon as we welcome back all of our LGBTQIATwoSpirit+ students and employees for the Fall '21 semester. This virtual space is for all who would like to participate as we explore the many ways our different campus Pride Centers are here for you with resources, events, games, and more!
Save the Date: Virtual Transfer Week

The Los Rios 2021 Virtual Transfer Week will be September 20 - 23 on Zoom! You can learn about transferring to more than 50 colleges and universities during virtual sessions hosted by university representatives. The sessions will cover information regarding the application process, financial aid, programs, and scholarships. 
September 20: Sac State Day
September 21: Private and Out-of-State Dau
September 22: UC Day
September 23: CSU Day
Check Out The Parrot Newsletter

ARC’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Department publishes a regular online newsletter called The Parrot, featuring engaging and informative stories from student authors. To see the latest issue, please visit The Parrot website and click on “Read the Latest Issue of The Parrot.”
WEAVE Confidential Advocate

Dominique Rosete is the Los Rios WEAVE Confidential Advocate, whose role is to support students and staff at all four Los Rios campuses who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault/harassment, or sex trafficking. This semester Dominique will be available for in-person meetings (by appointment only) at:

  • SCC - Mondays from 9:00am-4:30pm in the Campus Interventions Office
  • FLC - Tuesdays from 9:00am-4:30pm in the Center for Excellence
  • ARC - Wednesdays from 9:00am-2:30pm in the Learning Resource Center
  • CRC - Thursdays from 9:00am-4:30pm in the College Center
Email Dominique at to schedule a meeting.
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