January 4th, 2021 Weekly News

  4                 No School - Professional Development, all SCSD staff
  5                 First day of instruction in 2021
18                 No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Observance

Principal's News

We welcome everyone back and wish you a Happy New Year.  Staff is looking forward to the 2021 year. We been planning engaging learning opportunities while reflecting back on 2020.  We continue to move forward with our plans for in-person learning, Phase 3.  This will happen on Mondays and students will come in a group either in the morning or an afternoon session.  We will resurvey parents about students attending in-person as plans may have changed since the Pandemic surge and our move to Purple Tier.  It is our plan to keep all scheduled classes, periods 1-7 online with the same routine.  The daily bell schedule will change slightly when we move to Phase 3 and students come on campus on Mondays.  For more information, please visit our TL home page of the website and look for the presentation from December 2 or click here.
The Tierra Linda Environmental Club (TLEC)  students have been learning about the impact of PPE on the environment during the pandemic. With the understanding that single-use plastic masks often end up in the ocean where they threaten marine life and take hundreds of years to decompose, TLEC ambassadors worked on a campaign to raise awareness about this issue. Through their  'Safe mask disposal campaign', TLEC encourages everyone to make better choices when it comes to choosing disposable vs. reusable masks. Additionally, since several incidents of birds getting entangled in the strings of littered mask have been noticed, TLEC encourages everyone to cut off the strings from the mask before disposal. 
TLEC ambassadors presented at assemblies in all the SCSD elementary schools to raise awareness about their 'Safe mask disposal campaign' and advocated to keep our environment safe and clean.  

Remember to Order Lunch Meal Kits

We have weekly meal boxes available for pick up each Monday (including delivery to Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Each box includes five meals - an assortment of hot and cold entrees and a variety of fruits, veggies, and milk. Simply order online and safely pick-up your box for the week. Order.lunchisserved.com To order your student’s Weekly Lunch Box, please log onto LunchIsServed and place your order. You must place your order by 9am on Sunday before the following week.

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.


January 11th - TLM PTA Meeting 
We welcome all to join us for our upcoming PTA meeting on Monday, January 11th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Mtg ID: 834 1061 1617 / Passcode: 682887. You can find the agenda HERE. Looking forward to connecting with our parent community!

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

Thank you to our generous donors who gave through 12/31/2020. SCEF is working hard to raise funds to get us off on the right foot for next school year. Our current year’s grants fund excellence in teaching, smaller elementary class sizes, hundreds of chromebooks, distance and hybrid learning support, mental health safety net programs, funds for each school site through a Principal Flex Fund and more.. For more information about SCEF and what we do, please visit: https://www.scefkids.org/.

Like our Facebook page for more upcoming details and all SCEF news: https://www.facebook.com/SCEFkids

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. There will be prizes for individuals & classes. Sign up for this FREE district-wide event NOW: https://app.99pledges.com/fund/SCEF2021/addme

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 hold a virtual Kindergarten Welcome Night / Meet the San Carlos School District at 6:30 pm 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 will open 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.

Teen Sexual Health Curriculum Information Night for Families of 7th Graders

Join professionals from Health Connected to learn about the sexual health curriculum that will be taught for 7th graders later this year. Webinar will take place on Monday, February 1 at 7:00p.m. Puberty Talk (English) Flyer Here El Courso de la Pubertad (Espanol) Aqui RSVP HERE

Check Out Our Parent Education Offerings

Remember to check out our Pandemic Care & Support website for parent education events and resources, mental health support, and more! You can also add the SCSD Parent Education Calendar to your phone.

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: cityofsancarlos.org/yac.