April 11th Weekly News

12 Phase 4 Hybrid Schedule begins
3-14 SBAC standardized testing for students in-person and online

Principal's News

Phase 4 return to school in hybrid begins April 12. Students should go to their first period class when the come to campus and wait outside. Be sure your chid accurately does the Fever Free check including the temperature with video.
Students in the A group will come on campus on Monday and Tuesday from 8:45 - 11:30 a.m. and students in the B group will come on campus on Thursday and Friday from 8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. All classes will meet on Wednesday online.
Students in Connections have a different schedule. Please see the attached A, B and C-7th and 8th Grade Connections schedules. Students in 6th grade Connections received their schedule from their new teacher, Ms. Rebecca Robinson.
For more details, see our FAQ sheet
A Group
B Group - Thursday/Friday in-person
C Group-7th and 8th Grade Connections


April PTA Meeting - Join Us!

We welcome all to join us for our upcoming PTA meeting on Monday, April 12 at 7:00pm via

Zoom. Mtg ID: 826 8584 6093 / Passcode: 808708. You can find the agenda  HERE


Mariposa and Tierra Linda Living Campus Monthly Work Day 4/17

Come help care for Each Green Corner’s Living Campus Gardens at Mariposa and Tierra Linda! All of the food harvested from these gardens will be going back to the schools and community members in need. Saturday, April 17th is EGC’s second workday of the spring at these sites! The work will start at 9 a.m. and end around 1 p.m. It’s going to be a fun and rewarding day!

See the event page for more details and COVID instructions. To register for the event click here! If you have any questions or concerns please email volunteer@eachgreencorner.org. 

San Carlos Education Foundation, SCEF News

The Gala is NEXT weekend!

The new family-friendly SCEF Virtual Gala is on Sunday April 25, 5pm-6pm. SAVE THE DATE and register NOW!

This year’s SCEF Gala will be fast and fun with dynamic auctioneer, Chad Carvey, hosting the event. Chad is a former Principal who understands the importance of public education. He hosts a great LIVE Auction and shines in the Fund-A-Need segment featuring his exciting “Last Auction Hero” with a special prize.

ALL will have a chance to win 3-Nights at a Fairmont Hotel/Resort! Sign into the Virtual Gala by 5pm to be eligible--you must be present when the Lucky Door Prize ticket is drawn. Enter the Starlight Raffle for a Chance and a Choice: winner chooses one of a selection of Silent and Live Auction Packages. Only 300 tickets will be sold. $100/1 ticket; $250/3 tickets; $500/6 tickets. For details go to https://scefkids.org/starlight-raffle

To register, please go to www.scefkids.org/events

Leadership Circle level donors, please use the registration link provided in the email sent to you from Jackie King, VP Leadership Circle.

Let’s toast together! We are looking forward to a lively and successful event. Please mark your calendar and join the fun while helping our schools!

If you can’t attend the virtual event, you can still bid on items in the online auction from April 22 to April 30. To see online auction items go to www.scefkids.org/events

City of San Carlos

To celebrate Earth Day this year the City of San Carlos is hosting a photo competition with four different categories: Energy, Transportation, Waste, and Water.

To participate, share a photo on Twitter or Instagram with #CityofGoodLiving or #SanCarlosEarthDay, or email a photo to alokar@cityofsancarlos.org showing how you are celebrating Earth Day. Along with the photo include a description explaining how you are reducing your impact for one of the four categories. Share your photo by April 21 and the best submission for each category will win a $25 gift certificate The Reading Bug! Winners for each category will be chosen based on creativity and positive environmental impact and announced on Earth Day.

Learn more at: cityofsancarlos.org/earthdaynd recognition. Posters will be printed for display around our community. Congratulations winners!

Outschool Classes

Help students discover new interests in a free Outschool class and raise money for SCEF. Click this link http://outschooler.me/SCEF to get $20 off your first Outschool class (100,000+ live, virtual, small-group classes to choose from!) and SCEF will also earn $5. Feel free to share with friends and family! Please note, $20 off a class and the $5 donation is only valid for students who’ve never taken an Outschool class before.

Student and Community Covid 19 Testing - Keeping our Kids Safe on Campus

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:
Other Community Based Testing sites in San Mateo

Sequoia Freshman, 9th Grade, Orientation

Tuesday - April 27, 2021
- English 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Spanish 7:15pm - 8:15pm
The entire Sequoia family is delighted to welcome you-- our incoming students and parents-- to our annual Incoming Student Welcome Event on April 27, 2021. In this live webinar, Principal Sean Priest will kick the night off with a short presentation followed by a question and answer session with current Sequoia students who can give you the inside scoop on what to expect during this important transition and first year. Expert members of our PTSA, Education Foundation and Boosters Club will also be there to welcome you to the school and answer all your questions. Please join us for this informational event that will answer key questions about classes, signing up for sports, and clubs and activities on campus.
We will forward the zoom link in early April. Parents and students are welcome to submit questions in advance to info@shsef.org"

Join Carlmont Instrumental Music Classes

Here's some information about the Carlmont Instrumental Music program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkeHSSsnhuE&t=28s
For incoming 9th graders — if you sign up for band or orchestra as your 7th class, (“alternate elective”), you will be placed into instrumental music at Carlmont.
Though your schedule may read “7th period alternate,” you will be in a music class. If you are auditioning for an advanced ensemble, placement will be determined after auditions.
Carlmont Instrumental Music has kept the music going through the pandemic with innovative and creative online performances.
To hear our Winter Online Concert, click here.
Play On!"

Poetry, Art and Music Competition

As a part of our Affordable Housing Month in May 2021, the Housing Leadership Council and Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto are hosting a poetry, art, and music competition for eligible students (grade 12 and below) in San Mateo County! Students can submit their poem, or musical/art piece to vle@hlcsmc.org by the April 30th deadline! All submissions should be inspired by or touch upon the notion of home in the area. Check out our flyer and submission details below.