November 30 Weekly News

Preparing for Phase 3

On December 2 at 6:30 p.m. TL and Mariposa principals will have a Parent/Guardian Return To School Webinar. Please view this live by using this YouTube link:
There are two options, listening live or to the recorded version, which will be sent out a few days later.
This webinar will give information about student safety measures when coming on campus.  We ask for your support so we can make this a safe, positive experience for students and staff.  Students will need to wear a face covering, practice physical distancing and practice health/hygiene measures to prevent spread of germs when on campus.  Students will be assigned to come on campus in A/B groups by their Pack Advisory and meet with one teacher. We will give out the A/B assignments and more details on the Phase 3 schedule this week.
Due to San Mateo County being in the purple tier, our Orientations have been postponed in December and will be rescheduled in January when we are in the red tier.  We ask that all parents/guardians listen to the webinar prior to students returning to campus for the first time.  The biggest piece of information to convey is how to come to school in order to space students out.  Tierra Linda is divided into three zones and students will be assigned a zone on campus that is in the area of their Pack teacher.  Students will be assigned to certain restrooms and need to follow the walking pathways.  Families will also be getting information about the at-home health check app, Fever Free.  
We hope that all our families are able to stay safe.  We look forward to having students on campus.  Even though it is disappointing to postpone on-campus learning in Pack Advisory, we continue to plan for bringing students to campus.  

Take care,
Kristen Ugrin and Meagan Vizier

Grades and Report Cards

This year, students will receive grades for each trimester.  Teachers are working on entering grades and report cards will be sent out by Dec. 7.  While teachers are grading and entering data, Illuminate is not available to check grades for trimester 2. 

Tierra Linda Toy Continues!

Holiday Toy, Book & Gift Drive

T.L. Leadership & The San Carlos Leos Club are collecting for
One Life Counseling 

These Donations are Needed

▪ Art Supplies (lots & lots & lots of art supplies!!!) ▪ Coloring books & crayons
▪ Construction paper & glue▪ Zipper pencil cases▪ Stickers & more stickers
▪ Highlighters, Markers & colored pencils▪ Stuffed Animals▪ Toys with wheels (vroooom)▪ Books (new & gently used)▪ Gift Cards for ‘tweens & teens ▪ Puzzle books ▪ Board Games▪ Soccer balls and other sports equipment ▪ Zipper Cosmetic bags

▪ Dopp kits * Necklaces (every little girl enjoys some bling & dressing up)
▪ Kitchen dish towels (for the household to enjoy) ▪ Ornament (non-breakable)▪ Dog & cat toys

Donations accepted through Monday, December 7th.



Shadowing Events Carlmont High School for your 8th grader, available group shadow spots are almost gone!  The deadline to sign up for group shadow sessions is TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1. Group sessions will be virtual and hosted by Carlmont student ambassadors, with a moderator from our 8th Grade Transition team. Individual sessions are FULL at this time.  Click HERE for more information or to register now.  

Questions?  Contact 8th Grade Transition Team Member, Hazel Stabinsky at


Teacher Gratitude Lunch

Just before Thanksgiving break PTA hosted a gratitude lunch to welcome teachers back to campus and acknowledge all of their continued, incredible efforts for our students. A special thank you to Lagille Rodriguez, Hazel Stabinsky, and Emily McLuhan for coordinating the delicious lunch from Bianchini's


Sequoia High School

Each year, Sequoia opens its arms to welcome a new crop of prospective students to the campus for an informational evening. This "8th grade Information Night" provides students and their parents the opportunity to hear from academic department chairs and see curricular and extracurricular programs in action during 10-minute workshop sessions.

Given the restrictive parameters of 2020, we have worked to replicate this experience virtually, and have created THIS INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION. Please note: If viewing in Google Slides, enter PRESENT MODE for best experience. An embedded version of the presentation can also be found at


TIDE High School - public school in Sequoia Union High School District

TIDE would like to invite all 8th-grade families to our virtual 8th Grade Parent Night via zoom.
Kindly please pass this information along to all 8th-grade parents and students. Thank you very much.


8th Grade Parent Night
December 10th, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
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SCEF San Carlos Education Foundation, SCEF

As we enter into our fundraising season, we wanted to thank you for your continued support. There are so many BIG and little ways to contribute to SCEF and the work it takes to keep our local public schools funded and vibrant. Here are some great ways to support SCEF:

Shop Local
Please remember to thank our local merchants and restaurants who are SCEF supporters. We count on many local business sponsors each year to reach our goal. See our shopping guide here.

Honey Bear Christmas Trees
Honey Bear Trees is again coming to our area this Christmas season and offering SCEF a donation for every tree purchased when you mention SCEF. There is more information available here.

Support SCEF as you Shop on Amazon
SmileAmazon is a great way to support SCEF while doing all your online shopping. Visit the Smile Amazon and choose “San Carlos Education Foundation,” and Amazon will donate a portion of each purchase to SCEF. It’s super easy and works on both desktop and mobile purchases.

Gift Appreciated Stock
By donating stock that has appreciated for more than a year, you are actually giving 20 percent more than if you sold the stock and then made a cash donation. The reason is simple: avoiding capital gains taxes, see more information from here.

San Carlos Housing 2040 Workshop

Those of us living in the Bay Area are well aware of the cost of housing. As the cost of housing has risen throughout the Bay Area, increasing numbers of people are finding it difficult to pay rent or make monthly mortgage payments. San Carlos is not immune to the crisis and has experienced an unprecedented surge in the growth of home prices and rental rates. San Carlos is committed to addressing the housing needs of everyone in our community to ensure that the City is more inclusive for people of all incomes, and having more housing choices that suit all stages of life.

To address the underpinnings of these housing challenges, the City is embarking on updating the Housing Element, which is a policy document that will guide housing decisions for the next 8 years. The City is inviting all community members to come together virtually and have a meaningful exchange, share ideas, and express concerns.

Register at for the virtual workshop scheduled for November 30 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. The Eventbrite link will have more information on how to participate.

New Student Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Each year, the SCSD welcomes our newest families into the district with a Kindergarten Information Night, introducing them to our community partners and reviewing the process for registering for Kindergarten.

This year, we will post a virtual "Meet the San Carlos School District" presentation for families on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The presentation will include a welcome from SCEF, PTA, Healthy Cities Tutoring, Extended Day Programs, Preschool Programs, and district Wellness Programs as well as an overview of the registration process.

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 the Powerschool Registration Form opens for new students to begin their registration. All registration paperwork will be completed online and parents will be asked to upload their documents into the system. More details will be available on our SCSD website in January. The deadline for priority registration is February 26, 2021.

See our Key Dates for Registration page for more information.