October 11, 2020 Weekly News

Principal's News

Dear TL Families:
Upcoming Events:
Oct. 12, No School. We hope you have time to rest and relax
November 13, end of Trimester 1.  Students should check grades in Illuminate and check in with teachers
Office Hours
Every week teachers have time set aside in the afternoon for office hours.  Students can come see their teachers to check in, ask questions and get additional support.  We encourage students to take advantage of teacher office hours.  The times and days can be found in Google Classroom.
School Site Council, Tierra Linda and Mariposa
This year Tierra Linda has two spots open for parent/guardian representatives on School Site Council.  Our School Site Council meets 5 times a year on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  If you are interested in joining, please email kugrin@scsdk8.org and give a brief summary of your interest and volunteer experience (none required).
School Site Council is a vehicle to give feedback and input into our mission, vision, and goals at Tierra Linda. It's a required group made up of parents/guardians, teachers, staff and administrators.

Duties of the SSC

The SSC of Tierra Linda and Mariposa School, hereinafter referred to as the SSC, shall carry out the following duties:


  • Annually (and at each semester, trimester, etc.) evaluate the progress made toward school goals (LCAP) to raise the academic achievement, Social Emotional Learning and behavior of all students.


  • Create, review, implement Safety Plan and connect with Big 5 Emergency Response.


  • School Campus and outdoor learning environment


  • Carry out all other duties assigned to the SSC by the district governing board and by state law
Here's an agenda to give you an idea of the work we do and what we discuss when we meet:
Kristen Ugrin, Principal

SCSD Parent Website

We hope you will check out our new SCSD Pandemic Care & Support website that specifically addresses resources for our school community during the Pandemic.

We've created a Parent Education Calendar and will keep that updated with new events. Note: we will be adding new events to this calendar regularly, so you may wish to link the calendar to your own.

The site also houses pages for Counseling & Mental Health where you will find links to make appointments with your school counselors, along with information such as the Green Folder which details an action plan to help during a mental health crisis. We added a page about Meals & Groceries just to make sure everyone knows how to order weekly meal boxes and get support from the PTA if you need groceries.

Finally, you'll find our newly-released guidelines for families about the process we are following if a student is ill. Each time those processes are revised, we will let you know.


Proposition 15 - Schools & Community First

The San Carlos School District unanimously approved a resolution in support of Prop 15 Schools and Communities First on the ballot in November. The District would receive an estimated $1,896,397 and the City of San Carlos $4,112,000 in additional funding if the initiative passes. According to the measure's sponsors, The California Schools & Local Communities Funding Act would raise an estimated $12 billion annually statewide for schools and local communities including $830 million for San Mateo County.

For details, go to the California PTA's website.

Joining Together for Student Success! Team Kid

TLM PTA Membership 

There is still time to become a PTA Member for the 2020-2021 school yearYour PTA membership lends your voice to advocacy efforts on behalf of children and educators at the local, state, and national levels.  Membership is $10 per person. Click HERE to become a member.   **NOTE: All sponsors ($125/student or higher) are automatically enrolled as PTA members**

2020 Spirit Wear T-shirt 

We are still accepting a limited number of orders for the 2020 TLM Spirit Wear T-Shirt.  The ordering deadline has passed but we do have a few extras to sell on a first come first serve basis.  Click HERE to order.


San Carlos Education Foundation SCEFSCEF

No announcements this week