March 16th, 2020
I hope everybody is healthy and safe. On Friday morning, Dr. Harmeier sent out a message that announced SCSD's transition to distance learning starting Monday, March 16th. Tierra Linda Middle School will be open to staff and certain limited services only. We are asking for your support in helping enforce social distancing protocols (such as these recommended by the WHO) for the good of our community. We must contain the virus’s spread as much as possible. The sacrifices we will all make are effectively negated if students or families are gathering socially. Our community needs us all to work together to reduce the burden on our healthcare system and flatten the curve of COVID-19. With this in mind, our TL campus, black top, field and playground are now closed to the public.
Starting Monday, March 16 teachers are working on Distance Learning preparations for your students’ continued education at home. There will be a SCSD Distance Learning Portal link on the district and CMS/TL website that will have information on lessons, assignments and expectations. Please be patient as we are in the process of planning. There will be an email update with links when this is ready. There is no need to reach out to teachers directly, as we will be posting lessons through the Distance Learning Portal.
We will be making every effort to provide the best education possible for our students given the circumstances. We will have a process in place for taking attendance and ordering lunch in addition to regular lessons. Additionally, we will provide resources and tips on how to structure your child’s day in order to stay engaged and productive.
If your child has a technology need fill out this Device Survey. Devices will be available for check out sometime this week and we will notify you when they are ready for pick up. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Even though our students are not on campus, we are still hard at work and here to help. Please stay healthy; the health and wellness of our community is our primary concern.
Measure X Parcel Tax Information
You can check updates here - https://www.livevoterturnout.com/SanMateoCA/LiveResults/en/Index_3.html
TLM PTA News
March PTA Meeting Canceled
March 25 Staff Lunch is cancelled
Carlmont High School Transition News - Please see the latest on the Carlmont Website as most events are cancelled or postponed.
- All 8th graders that were at school on 03/13/2020 went home with their course selection sheet. This is due back to TL by March 24. More details on how to return it will come soon.
- If you are interested in learning more about Carlmont High School for your child, please click HERE for the Carlmont Corner which details the transition opportunities/process for your child.
- Please feel free to contact your Carlmont 8th Grade Transition Team Member, Hazel Stabinsky at hazelbsta[email protected] should you have any additional questions.
Performing Arts, Cheer or Dance
If you have children interested in Performing Arts, Cheer or Dance, there is important information included in the Carlmont Corner regarding auditions and tryouts.
Boys Basketball Opportunity
Also, the Carlmont Boys Basketball program is having a skills clinic in March for middle schoolers. It is a fundraiser for the program, but also an opportunity for middle schoolers to meet the Carlmont coaches and gain skills. Click HERE to learn more.
San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)
Fund-A-Need--YOUR help is needed!
Our 2020 Fund-A-Need supports STEM programs, Chromebook replacement and a shade structure at SCC. Your FAN gift will be magnified by a Dollar for Dollar match up to $65,000. There will also be prize drawings for gifts above $1,000. Visit Scefkids.org/fan2020 for more details.
Post-Gala Auction Sale
Visit the SCEF Gala event page (https://www.scefkids.org/event/starlight-gala-and-auction/) for access to our post-auction website. Bid on new and post-auction items including SF Giants tickets and gift cards to the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley and the new Taurus Steakhouse on Laurel Street.
Healthy Cities Tutoring Cancelled
Ability Awareness Week - Cancelled or Postponed
Walk Audits Have been Postponed
Youth Center Spring Fling Dance March 20 Cancelled
Chicken's Ball Variety Show Fundraiser Cancelled
We will need your support more than ever! Please consider a donation to the Chickens’ Ball to support the music and art programs in San Carlos public schools - https://www.chickensball.org/sponsor
We hope you will consider converting your admission ticket to a donation to the music and art programs at the San Carlos schools. Your donation would be tax-deductible. All people who purchased tickets via Eventbrite will be contacted by email.
Every residence will receive an invitation in the mail to complete the Census Questionnaire by April 1, 2020. Make sure someone in your household is responsible for filling out the form. It can be completed online, by phone or by mail in different languages.
Visit the County of San Mateo - Government's Census page for more information - https://cmo.smcgov.org/census-2020-san-mateo-county
Please join us on this special day. For more information, please contact us at [email protected]. The deadline to register and to receive a shirt is March 19 but there is no deadline to simply participate.
Galileo Summer Camp
Rock Band Summer Camp
Sign up to learn either guitar, ukulele, bass, drums, keyboard, strings, woodwinds, brass, or vocals. Campers should bring a lunch, and are welcome to either bring their own instrument or choose from a selection of provided instruments. Bands will be formed based on experience (all skill levels welcome), age, or friend requests.
Locations: Central Middle School, San Carlos
Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm (with band showcase on Friday afternoon). After Care provided until 6pm daily at an additional cost.