Our Mission

We provide De Anza students, faculty, staff and the community with a safe, clean and sanitary teaching and learning environment.

Our Commitment

The Custodial Operations department fully supports the college's  sustainability program and is committed to environmental responsibility. Some examples include

  • Paper towel and toilet paper dispensers use 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper.
  • New buildings have air hand dryers.
  • Cleaning products are  “Green Seal” certified whenever possible – including foam hand soap in all restrooms, floor wax, floor strippers and carpet shampoo.

Read about our  single-stream recycling program.

A Learning Environment

The department has a diverse workforce of employees who are fluent in numerous languages, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Tagalog. The department can help provide students with directions to classrooms or offices in their native language,  while promoting a friendlier learning environment for all.


Cleaning Schedule

Due to personnel reductions, the custodial staff are only able to maintain service at Level 5 of the APPA Custodial Staffing Guidelines for Educational Facilities. In addition, evening custodians will no longer rearrange chairs displaced during classroom activities. Please return classrooms to their original configuration at the end of class.

The following schedule may be affected by fluctuations in daily staffing.

Restrooms and Break Rooms

  • Daily: Maintain full service in all restrooms and break rooms

Classrooms

  • Daily: Clean blackboards and whiteboards, chalk tray and instructor's station; empty trash receptacles; clear floors of debris
  • Weekly: Thoroughly sweep and wet-mop floors; remove graffiti from student desks
  • Bi-Weekly: Vacuum carpets
  • Monthly: Dust surfaces; spot-clean carpets

Common Areas

  • Daily: Empty trash receptacles; spot-clean floors and remove debris
  • Weekly: Thoroughly sweep and wet-mop floors
  • Monthly: Dust  surfaces

Office Spaces

  • Tuesdays and Fridays: Empty trash receptacles; clear floors of debris
  • Bi-Weekly: Thoroughly sweep and wet-mop or vacuum floors
  • Monthly: Dust surfaces; spot-clean carpets

Department Hours of Operation

Day Shift

Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • First break: 9- 9:15 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Second break – 1:30-1:45 p.m.

Swing Shift

Monday-Thursday, 1:30-9:30 p.m.

  • First break: 4-4:15 p.m.

  • Lunch:  6-6:30 p.m.

  • Second break: 8- 8:15 p.m.

Friday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • First break: 9-9:15 a.m.

  • Lunch: 11-11:30 a.m.

  • Second break: 1:30-1:45 p.m.

Early Night Shift

Monday to Thursday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • First break: 7-7:15 p.m.
  • Lunch: 5:30-6 p.m.
  • Second break: 11:30-11:45 p.m.


Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • First break: 3:30-3:45 p.m.
  • Lunch: 5:30-6 p.m.
  • Second break: 7:30-7:45 p.m.

Late Night Shift

Monday to Thursday, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • First break: midnight-12:15 a.m.
  • Lunch: 2-2:30 a.m.
  • Second break: 4:30-4:45 a.m.


Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight

  • First break: 6-6:15 p.m.
  • Lunch: 8-8:30 p.m.
  • Second break: 10-10:15 p.m.

 

Contact Us

Manny DaSilva

Manny DaSilva
Manager, Operations


Office: 408.864.5536
Mobile: 408.595.2798
dasilvamanny@deanza.edu

 Office Location

De Anza Corporate Yard
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Hours of Operation
  • Monday-Thursday: 24 hours
  • Friday: 6 a.m.-midnight.

Got a spill?

If you have an immediate custodial need, please call the custodial line at 408.864.5528 and leave a detailed message.

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