Update: LSSC to resume normal operations on Thursday, Sept. 5
Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 4:30pm
Lake-Sumter State College will reopen for normal operations on Thursday, Sept. 5. All classes will resume and occur as scheduled on Thursday. Faculty and staff should report to work on their normal schedules.
Tomorrow, members of the College’s Emergency Management Team will complete assessments of each campus for any damage, and Facilities, IT, Grounds & Custodial staff will begin their reopening procedures.
Students: Please look for an announcement from your instructors regarding any changes to your course schedule. In addition, the College has resources for students who may be experiencing distress as a result of Hurricane Dorian. For additional support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Student Assistance Program.
DE Students: Dual enrollment courses that take place in your high school will resume on the high school’s schedule. LSSC campus-based courses, including HSCA, will resume on Thursday.
Cooper Memorial Library will reopen on Thursday.
CareerSource Central Florida’s office on the Leesburg Campus will reopen on Thursday.
UCF Connect will remain closed Thursday in coordination with UCF’s main campus with a planned reopening on Friday. More at UCF.edu.
If we have any additional information, we will send an update through LSSC Alert, social media, and email.
Update: Stay vigilant as Dorian approaches, shelters and county resources available
Sunday, Sept 1 at 5:45pm
As we brace for Hurricane Dorian, our greatest concern is the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff, and friends of the college. As the storm approaches our area, we want each of you to be able to receive the support and assistance that you may need.
Although the forecast reports are frequently changing, we urge you to remain vigilant and fully prepared for possible severe impacts from Hurricane Dorian.
Shelters are beginning to open across the area and will continue over the next 24 hours. County-by-county info is available at https://www.floridadisaster.org/planprepare/shelters/.
If you have immediate or emergency needs, we encourage you to contact your county’s emergency operations center (if open, see number below) or in an emergency, dial 911. Please know that during the worst of the storm, first responders may not be able to immediately respond.
Lake County: 352-253-9999
Sumter County: 352-569-3190
Orange County: 407-246-4357 or 311
Osceola County: 407-742-0000
Seminole County: 407-665-0000
Volusia County: 1-866-345-0345
Text FLPREPARES to 888777 to receive updates via text
As our area begins recovery efforts next week, the College will provide additional information about available resources and support available to the Lakehawk family.
Update: Online services remain available
Saturday, Aug 31 at 3pm
Online services (Canvas, LSSC.edu, LOIS, email, etc.) are fully functional. We do not expect any of these services to go offline. If any of these services are impacted by the storm and taken offline, we will let you know.
Please remember that your ability to access these services may be limited by your access to your own internet service after the storm.
Although the forecast track has shifted Hurricane Dorian eastward in the last several hours, we hope that you are continuing to prepare for possible impacts from the storm.
Students: Please continue to watch your Canvas messages and contact your faculty members with any questions related to course-specific changes or deadlines.
Stay safe Lakehawks!
LSSC announces initial closure for Hurricane Dorian
Friday, Aug 30 at 12pm
In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian impacts, Lake-Sumter State College will close all campus locations and cancel all classes, including online classes, and activities beginning at 5:00 pm on Saturday, Aug. 31 through Wednesday, Sept. 4.
The next update regarding campus closures will be sent by Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6:00 pm. This update will be sent through the LSSC Alert system, email, and social media.
Please note that during this time there will be no access to any facilities on LSSC campuses. For your safety and of others, do not attempt to visit any LSSC campus during this closure.
Additional information, as it becomes available, will be posted to social media and LSSC.edu.
LSSC urges you to be prepared and stay informed regarding Hurricane Dorian and impacts to our area by watching the local news and signing up to receive emergency alerts from county officials.
You can receive alerts from Lake County by signing up for AlertLake at www.alertlake.com and from Sumter County by signing up for AlertSumter at https://sumtercountyfl.gov/718/Emergency-Management.
Hurricane preparedness information can also be found in the Lake-Sumter Safe app.
Students: If your instructor has updates regarding coursework, they will communicate with you through your Lakehawk email or Canvas.
Thank you and please stay safe.