Dear Campus Community,
As we prepare for the end of the fall semester, the Thanksgiving holiday break is a wonderful time to pause and reflect. Our students, faculty and staff have worked hard this semester, and the fruits of that hard work are about to be realized.
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time where we gather with our family and friends. It’s important to remember that Cañada College is part of your family as well. We study together, teach together, support each other in times of need, agree and disagree with one another. We depend on one another to achieve our shared mission and to do so with civility and collegiality. We’re thankful for the good work that we do, helping our students to change their lives and achieve their dreams. I want to extend my personal thanks to all of you for all of the good work that you do.
This time is also an opportunity to remember and reflect upon the contributions, livelihood, and connections to the land and our indigenous, Native American, and First Nation communities in the region and throughout the country. However you spend your long weekend, please know that Cañada College honors and values the experiences of our tribal communities, especially on this Ohlone land.
Staff who are typically scheduled to work beyond 4:30p.m. on Wednesday evenings can still work their same shift. Staff then have the option to potentially use vacation leave for any scheduled work time beyond 4:30 p.m. or they can work with their direct supervisor to make adjustments to their schedule as appropriate.
In preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving Recess, I wanted to share that the following departments will be closed or hold reduced hours on Wednesday, November 27:
Close at 2 p.m.
• Pony Espresso
Close at 4:30 p.m.
• Financial Aid
• Admissions & Records
• Cashiers’ Office
• EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs
• Welcome Center
• Transfer Center
• Career Center
• Upward Bound
• Wellness Center
• Psychological Services
• Learning Center
• Office of Student Life & Leadership Development
Please note that Wednesday, November 27 is an instructional day and classes will resume as scheduled. The campus will be closed for Thanksgiving Recess November 28-30and will resume classes/regular business hours on Monday, December 2. We have a lot to be thankful for; and it’s important to remember the good. Be safe and enjoy the Thanksgiving break with your family and friends.
I wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
Jamillah Moore, Ed.D.