March 22nd, Weekly News

22         Phase 3 Begins, Every Monday A group from 9:00- 11:00 am and B group from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
23         Nightmare on Puberty Street Assembly (7th/8th graders)
29-31    Spring Break 
1-2     Spring Break
5        Phase 3, Every Monday A group from 9:00- 11:00 am and B group from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
12      Phase 3, Every Monday A group from 9:00- 11:00 am and B group from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. or Phase 4 in-person for two courses per day AA/BB schedule

Principal's News

This past week we welcomed students back for an in-person Orientation which included circle activities (we engaged in play dough, Would You Rather? and Win Lose or Draw) and safe return policies and procedures.  Phase 4 plans are finalized and details about the schedules are included in this communication and will be shared on Monday, March 22. 

Phase 4 will consist of some time in-person for content courses, sections 1-4.  Due to the structure of our schedule and transitioning between different teachers and classes in a day, students will have block period classes for longer time periods.  See the Reopening Timeline below.  

Thank you from SCEF

A heartfelt thank you from the SCEF board, staff and volunteers for participating in our first annual Read-A-Thon! The support of our teachers, principals, students and families truly made it a fun, inclusive and successful community event, while raising critical funds for San Carlos public schools.

We read together and succeeded together! 1644 students registered for the Read-A-Thon and students logged over 419,000 minutes read!

We welcome your feedback for how we can make next year’s Read-A-Thon even more successful and beneficial to students. Please send your thoughts, ideas and suggestions to the SCEF events team at

SAVE THIS DATE: April 25, 5pm.  Join us for our next big event!  

SCEF Virtual Gala: Sunday, April 25, 5:00 pm-6pm - Door Prizes, Special Guests, Lively and Engaging Auctioneer, Live & Silent Auctions, 

Contests, Give-Aways and Entertainment!


Don’t Miss Out on the TL Yearbook!

Don’t miss your chance to order a yearbook to commemorate a unique year. Click HERE to see what options are available.

And, if you haven't done so already, be sure to upload TWO current pictures (8th-grade parents -- add a baby picture for a total of 3). THEN use the "description" field in one of the photos to write your message or favorite quote for your child to cherish forever. Due date for picture submission is March 19th! with school code TL2021 We want every student represented this year!

Attention 8th Grade Parents - Carlmont Transition Team News

Please click HERE for additional Incoming Carlmont Freshman Parent Information.  More questions?  Contact Hazel Stabinsky, 8th Grade Transition Team Member, at  

San Carlos Education Foundation, SCEF Update

Meet summer camps at the Virtual Camp Fair on March 20. Join online to hear their plans for in-person summer camps. RSVP and you'll get a chance to win a free week of camp! Facebook event:

Save the Date: Sunday, April 25th @ 5pm is the Virtual SCEF Gala. Silent and Live Auction, Fund-A-Need, prize drawings and more! Stay tuned for more information as the date approaches. All of our upcoming events are always featured here:

Congratulations to the Tom Mohr Champions of Education honorees! SCEF supporters Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Jan Kang and Jim Kirchner, and Harvest Furniture were recognized at the San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon earlier this month. Visit the SCEF website for the lovely tribute:

Student and Community Covid Testing is Available

Please take advantage of the no cost surveillance COVID-19 testing provided by the San Mateo County Health Department. Please sign up for weekly testing for yourself and your child. Contact your health provider for a test if you have symptoms or know you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Keeping COVID cases off of our campuses will keep our in person learning possible. As a reminder, if a student or or teacher tests positive for COVID, we will need to transition that cohort back to distance learning for at least two weeks to avoid spreading the virus. Sign up at one of the following locations to begin your regular weekly testing:

Central Middle School - Thursdays, 1:00-7:00 pm Register Here

Other Community Based Testing sites in San Mateo County Here

Middle School Reopening Plan

The San Carlos School District is taking a phased-in approach to reopening schools. At this time our K-3 and 4-5 schools have completed Phase 3 with Orientations and routine in-person learning. Our K-3 schools moved to Phase 4 with am/pm hybrid schedules. Middle school continues Phase 3, every Monday, March 22. Please be sure your students has completed the Fever Free Health Check by 8:00 a.m on Monday March 22. If you are having difficulties, contact Fever Free support:

email or call (323) 347-7691 for assistance

Every Monday begins March 22 with A group attending from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and B group attending from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Remember to have your child check in with Fever Free. Students must use the parent email/account and cannot sign up for their own account.
March 22, April 5 Bell Schedule


We will be returning in a phased-in approach in order for students to fully learn and practice our safety protocols.  Below is an outline of our return to school timeline. 


Our Phase 4 schedule will consist of students attending two of their classes (period 1-4) in person each day for a block period and continuing with online instruction in the afternoon on an AA/BB schedule.

Phase 4 A Group in-person on Monday and TuesdayA group

Phase 4 B Group in-person on Thursday and FridayB group

Phase 4 C Group (Connections, 100% online program)C Group, Connections


The Week on March 22nd-26th:

This will be week 2 of Phase 3 and includes a new bell schedule.  Students will come to campus every Monday for in-person learning experiences including building relationships, nurturing social and emotional wellness, safety procedures, and a whole lot of fun!  Students opting for online learning will have an online Pack/Advisory every Monday.


The Week of March 29th- April 2nd: Spring Break -No School


The Week of April 5th -9th

Week 3 of Phase 3 continues. Monday in-person learning. Tuesday - Friday online learning. Students opting for online learning will have an online Pack/Advisory on Monday.


April 12-16: Week 4 of Phase 3, every Monday

or Week 1 of Phase 4, two periods a day for in-person learning.


The Week of April 19 - 23

Week 1 of Phase 4, tentative, depends on health conditions. This will consist of a hybrid learning model where students will be learning in-person and online.  Students will have 2 courses in person twice a week and the rest of their courses will meet online. If we are not in Phase 4, then Phase 3 in-person on Monday continues with Tuesday- Friday online learning.  Students opting for online learning will have an online Pack/Advisory on Monday or content area classes online.

April - June  

Phase 4 continues depending on health conditions. 

**As mentioned, these dates are tentative and can change based on several factors, however, we are doing our best to project and plan by providing this timeline.  Let’s keep moving forward and stay safe!

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.
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."