What's Happening at Cañada: Week of September 5, 2022

Tue, 6 September, 2022 at 10:00 am
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Week of September 5, 2022


San Mateo County’s current Community Level is LOW, and face masks are strongly recommended but not required while indoors at any SMCCCD facility. As the San Mateo County Community Level changes, updated information will be provided to students, employees, and visitors. Masks are located at various locations throughout all buildings. To track the San Mateo County’s COVID Community Level, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.



Students are invited to participate in a survey to help us better understand our college plans and what we can do to support you. Take the CCC Statewide College Decisions Survey here by September 23, 2022: http://s.alchemer.com/s3/College-Attendance-Decision-Survey

By participating in the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter into a raffle for a chance to winone of ten $100 Amazon gift cards. Participation is voluntary and completely anonymous. At the end of the survey, you will have the option to share your student ID if you would like the college to reach out to you individually and to give us permission to link your responses to your other academic data.



The SparkPoint team is excited to introduce the Student Aid Meals Card (SAM Card), a new $150 per month food card that you can use to purchase food at The Grove (Cañada College Cafeteria). The SAM Card is intended to ensure that students who are experiencing food insecurities have adequate access to food or money to purchase food. It can also be used at College of San Mateo and Skyline cafeterias (only used on campus). Students must remain enrolled in courses (at either Cañada College, College of San Mateo or Skyline College) to be eligible. Students can apply here! They only need to apply once and do not need to reapply each month. The first award will be around the second week of September. This award will be a double award (August + September).



Students can shop on campus for FREE and pick nutritious groceries at the Food Pantry! Located in Building 5, Room 202, the Food Pantry includes: fresh fruit, vegetables, milk, eggs, grains, meat, dry goods and snacks. The Food Pantry is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12- 4 p m. and serves students, staff, faculty and community members. No appointment is needed and people are encouraged to bring reusable bags

In addition to the Cañada Food Pantry, students can also visit one of our Drive-Thru Food Distributions - Drive up and pick up FREE groceries:

  • Skyline College, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., every Wednesday
  • College of San Mateo, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., every Friday



The Cañada College shuttle will run direct service Monday-Friday to/from Cañada and East Palo Alto beginning August 17, 2022 through December 16, 2022. Visit canadacollege.edu/shuttle for the latest schedule updates.



Due to the lack of demand for COVID-19 testing, COVID Clinic ceased testing operations at all three campuses effective September 1, 2022. Individuals can still access COVID Clinic testing services within the San Mateo County community at the locations listed below: 

Cañada College – Testing available in Palo Alto, Mondays - Sundays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

College of San Mateo – Testing available in San Mateo, Mondays - Fridays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Skyline College – Testing available in South San Francisco, Mondays - Saturdays, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

*Employees and students who have received an approved medical or sincerely held religious belief exemption will continue to receive testing services through the COVID-19 specialist at each campus.  


Upcoming Events

September 6

Census Day


September 7

Writing Center Workshop: Getting Started with Writing Assignments

Zoom Link: bit.ly/CCWCWs

Learn helpful tips on writing assignments! Workshop is hosted by Maureen Wiley and Vince Fitzgerald.


September 8

Men’s Soccer vs Los Fullerton College

5 p.m.
Colts Soccer Field

Cheer on the Colts as they take on Fullerton College!


September 9

Women’s Soccer vs Los Medanos College

4 p.m.
Colts Soccer Field

Cheer on the Colts as they take on Los Medanos College!


September 12

Map Your Pathway to San Francisco State

4-5 p.m.
Zoom Registration: https://events.canadacollege.edu/event/11948-map-your-pathway-to-sf-state

Learn about how to get to San Francisco State, ask questions you have about admissions, and developing an academic plan for transfer. We will be joined by Joseph D. Montoya, an Undergraduate Recruitment Specialist at SF State, and Gloria Darafshi, an Academic Counselor at Cañada College.


September 14

Human Behavior and Culture Transfer Success Workshop

1-2 p.m.
Event Information: https://events.canadacollege.edu/event/11401-human-behavior-and-culture-transfer-success

Become an Expert in Majors and Transfer. This workshop for HBC Students (and Faculty) will cover the following topics:

  • How can I maximize my HBC Pathways experience to successfully achieve my transfer goals?
  • What are the transfer steps I need to take each semester to be successful?
  • Where is my major offered within the 4-year University?
  • How can my counselor help me?
  • How can faculty help me?
  • How can I use my Program Mapper?


Cañada College Library Presents: What Students Should Know Before Enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces

5 - 6 p.m.
Building 9, Room 300 (Library Silent Study Room)

The Cañada College Library presents Truth in Recruitment, where members of Before Enlisting will share vital facts and perspectives that young people should consider before joining the military.

Before Enlisting will share vital facts and perspectives that young people should consider before joining the military.


For a complete listing of events, visit: https://events.canadacollege.edu/



For disability-related accommodations, please email: canvpss@smccd.edu or call (650) 306-3234.

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