December 14, Weekly News

Important Dates and Dec. 14-17 Schedule

14 and 15 - All seven periods, typical schedule
16 and 17 - Minimum days ending at 1:00 p.m. "Getting to Know Our Names Week" in Pack classes










Independent Project Time

Creating a Name Badge

Need help? Join Ms. Baxter's Zoom Link




18               No School - Winter Break
4                 No School - Professional Development, all SCSD staff
5                 First day of instruction in 2021

School Office Closed Dec. 14-17

If you need technology support, please email Cori Carpenter and she will make an appointment for next week.  Materials/supplies will be in the Learning Commons and can be picked up between 8:00 - 12:00 p.m. daily, Monday-Thursday.

Meet an MLB Player

Please register for an online meet-and-greet with Daniel Descalso.  Daniel grew up playing San Carlos Little League and attended St. Charles and St. Francis High School. The St. Louis Cardinals drafted him in the third round of the 2007 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft from the University of California, Davis, and he made his MLB debut for the Cardinals in 2010. He later played in MLB for the Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks and most recently the Chicago Cubs. He is now a free agent, so hopefully one of our local Bay Area teams will pick him up. His father, George, a former SCLL coach and Board Member, will also join Daniel for the Q&A.  Come prepared with some questions you have always wanted to ask a Major Leaguer or a father of a Major Leaguer. This Zoom will take place on Wednesday, December 16th from 7-8 pm PST.

Please register here to secure your spot

School Make up Photos have arrived

If your child took a make up photo, the photos and proofs have arrived. Please come by The Wolf Den daily between 8:00-12:00 pm to pick up.


We admit this is an extraordinary year and your students are still living their extraordinary lives. With your help, this yearbook will include every one of those stories.
If your TL student is in grades 6 or 7, upload 2 pictures of your child through our secure Heriff Jones eSharesite and write the text in the “description” field (no more than 40 words). If your photos are on your phone, just download the HJeShare app to your mobile device and use the code “TL2021” to upload directly from there.
If your TL student is in grade 8, upload 2 current pictures and the traditional baby/toddler photo through our secure Heriff Jones eShare site. Write your text in the “description” field in no more than 50 words. If your photos are on your phone, just download the HJeShare app to your mobile device and use the code“TL2021” to upload directly from there

Support for Families in Need

Currently we have many families in need at this time in our school community. Please see the flyer for the Holiday Gift Card drive for more information or visit the Pandemic Care & Support Page housed on the SCSD Website where they can donate or ask for assistance. 
Feeding our Families

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

Early bird gets the Gift Card! The SCEF Read-A-Thon is Coming.
SCEF's first ever Read-A-Thon will encourage students to read as much as they can from January 25 to February 5, 2021; and help raise much needed funds for our schools. Prizes for individuals & classes. Sign up for this district-wide event by December 17 and be entered to win a gift card to The Reading Bug, Crepe Stop, or Boba Guys!

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:

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. SCEF benefits by directly receiving your stock gift, which is then sold for zero tax consequences due to SCEF’s non-profit tax status. There are also some specific 2020 tax treatments that you can read about here:

Support SCEF as you Shop on Amazon
SmileAmazon is a great way to support SCEF while doing all your online shopping. Visit 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.

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 at

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 incoming Kindergarten 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.

FREE Subscription to Headspace

Thanks to the San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, the app Headspace is now available for FREE to all San Mateo County residents: You may preview flyers in Spanish and English on this link:

Youth Arts Competition

Creations and Connections (Ages 10-18): San Carlos YAC is holding an Arts Competition for San Carlos youth ages 10-18 years. The theme for this year is ""Peace, Love and Community."" Youth can submit artwork under any of the following categories: Poetry/Short Story, Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music, Photography, and Fine Art. Submissions will be displayed at the Youth Center or at a virtual awards ceremony on February 19. To be considered, students must complete the art submission application by January 15. For more information and to apply, visit:

Messages of Support drop-off at the Youth Center

Throughout the month of December, the Youth Advisory Council is collecting cards and messages of support for COVID patients and frontline healthcare workers at Sequoia Hospital. Cards can be dropped off Monday-Friday from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at the San Carlos Youth Center (1001 Chestnut Street)."

Attached Files