I hope you had an opportunity for rest and reflection yesterday as we honored veteran service members. My thanks to all our students, faculty, staff, and managers who served – alongside military families and all who care for those who served.
Additionally, my thanks to those who organized districtwide observances for Veteran's Day. This includes the three-day giveaway event at Coastline College's Garden Grove Veterans Resource Center, Golden West College's Veterans Day Celebration/Salute, and Orange Coast College's Commemoration/Roll Call.
We are in many ways a nation and people divided, with increasingly sharp discourse and politics. Veterans Day provides a needed opportunity for unity as we honor those who protected and stood ready to protect the United States.
A lifetime of experiences can be gained in a few short years of active or reserve status. As educators and education professionals, all of us should embrace our role in supporting veterans as they find new missions in civilian life.
John Weispfenning, Ph.D.
COVID-19 Question and Answer Highlight
How do I prove my vaccination status or request exemption?
The Coast District provides a COVID-19 Vaccination Proof Form and COVID-19 Exemption Request Form for employees. The verification process for students is in development. If you do not have access to the vaccine information card you were given at the time of your COVID-19 vaccination, the CDPH has created a Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record portal where you can get a digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.
Additional questions and answers are available here.