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Inclement Weather

Emergency Closings

The Sampson Community College President or designee is responsible for delaying classes or closing the college in the event of inclement weather or other emergency.  When the campus is closed for inclement weather or other emergencies, all classes and programs offered and hosted by the college are cancelled without regard to program. This applies to curriculum and continuing education courses as well as programs offered by outside agencies.

Continuing Education

Instructional time that has been missed due to inclement weather or emergencies resulting in the college closing or delaying its opening will be made up on an individual basis at the discretion of the Dean of Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WD&CE).  Change forms must be completed for all affected classes.  The change form must reflect the reason for the missed class and the resolution of the lost time with date, day, and time for the make-up.   

The Dean of Workforce Development & Continuing Education or designee is authorized to close Academy of Continuing Excellence (ACE) site classes when inclement weather or another emergency is considered a danger to the transport of students on College vans. Class cancellations and any make-up of lost time must be documented through a change form.   Make-up dates may not be scheduled on College holidays.    

Curriculum Instruction

If the College is closed due to inclement weather or other emergencies, instruction will continue using the College’s Learning Management System (LMS, e.g. Moodle).  Instructors are required to post alternative assignments in the LMS and notify students of the posted assignments at the next scheduled class meeting.  Instructors will also immediately send alternative assignments as posted in the LMS to the Registrar’s Office for audit purposes. 

  • Classes with state minimum clock hour completion requirements (e.g. BLET, cosmetology) will make up missed instruction by extending class time on regularly scheduled days and/or on additional days (except College holidays) within the current semester. Adequate make up time will be jointly determined by the Instructor and Department Chair, with approval of the Division Chair. Additional class time will be documented and confirmed with the Registrar’s Office to ensure that all contact hours are met.  
  • Associate degree and practical nursing will make up missed clinical time through clinical reassignment or through simulation activities.  Missed classroom instruction will be made up through online graded assignments, case studies, and/or faculty led discussion boards using the LMS.   
  • The Division Chair of Health Programs or designee may reschedule clinical experiences when, in the opinion of the Chair, driving conditions for faculty and students are hazardous. 
  • Sampson County Early College High School Students (SECHS), Sampson County Schools (SCS), 

Clinton City Schools (CCS), and private and home school dual enrolled students are expected to follow the College’s plan for inclement weather/emergency closing.   

  • When a public or private school announces a closing due to inclement weather or other emergencies, students from these systems will be released from SCC classes without attendance penalty.  (Note:  SECHS is a SCS high school) When SCC is open and a public, private, or home school is closed, instruction will continue using the college’s LMS.  Instructors are required to post alternative assignments in the LMS and notify students of the posted assignments at the next scheduled class meeting. 
  • Make-up dates for lost class time may not be on College holidays. This applies to curriculum and continuing education courses as well as programs offered by outside agencies. 

Announcements regarding College closings and delays will be made through the following media outlets:  WRAL-TV, WECT-TV, WRDU, and WCLN radio. 

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