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Face-to-Face Classes Moving to Virtual Formats on Monday, March 16.

March 11

Beginning March 16, Foothill College will move all face-to-face course instruction to a virtual platform in order to help prevent transmission of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). In the meantime, we are encouraging classes and meetings to be conducted virtually if possible. Although there are no cases of COVID-19 on the Foothill or Sunnyvale campuses, we are moving courses to virtual instruction (Canvas, Zoom, email, etc.) out of an abundance of caution to keep students safe.

Courses that still require some in-person instruction (some lab classes, applied arts, physical education, and allied health) will continue to meet. Faculty will communicate with you directly to make arrangements so you can complete your course work. The college has been planning for this transition over the past several weeks to enable students to finish the winter quarter successfully and in consideration of students who need the in-person services the college provides.

The main campus and Sunnyvale Center will remain open and the college will still be providing support services. Normal hours will be in place for Student Services.

In addition:

  • All on-campus events will be cancelled through the end of April.
  • International Students: You will receive detailed information from the International Student Office, but you will be able to complete your studies in the spring as planned.
  • Students who are unfamiliar with online learning may receive assistance through the Office of Online Learning.
  • Apprenticeships/Internships/Clinical Sites: Students should follow local recommendations specific to those sites. Please check in with your site managers.
  • Dual enrolled students: Foothill College lecture classes on campus are moving online. Refer to direction from your local high school regarding classes taught at those sites.
  • The library and tutoring centers will remain open. Students may come to campus to utilize those spaces.

Please continue to practice recommended protocols for social distancing (keep room between you and those near you) and good sanitary protocols (hand washing, etc.).

Registration is open for spring and the college will be increasing the number of online classes available. Our main concern is to keep everyone safe and healthy. We will work to support you and ensure that you will be able to complete your goals.

This situation is changing quickly and we will continue to keep you updated via the website, email and social media.

Best wishes on finals!

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