May 31st - News

Events

May
31       No School, Memorial Day Observance
June
1         A group in-person and B&C groups online
3         B group in-person and A & C groups online
4         B group in-person and A & C groups online
 
7         A group in-person for periods 1,2,3,4 and B & C groups online: 1:00 p.m. period 1 and 2:00 p.m. period 2
8         B group in-person for periods 1,2,3,4, and A & C groups online: 1:00 p.m. period 3 and 2:00 p.m. period 4

Principal's News

We have two weeks left in the school year.  There will be a change of A/B in-person for the last week of school.  On Monday June 7 the A group will come to campus and on Tuesday June 8 the B group will come on campus from 8:45-11:30 a.m.  On June 10 our 8th graders will come to campus for a final Field Day Celebration to wrap up middle school.
Last Two Weeks
 
We continue to work on our schedule and program for the 2021-2022 school year and it will be a full day on campus from 8:35 – 3:00 and minimum day schedule every Wednesday.  San Carlos School District will not be offering an online Connections Program for full time distance learning next year.  Please update your enrollment plans and notify Cori Carpenter if your child will not be returning to Tierra Linda next year for rising 6th – 8th graders.
 
Let the Music Play
During the last month of school, Mr. Murphy and Ms.Tetreault have been meeting with students in-person for Band and Orchestra.  We appreciate the special PPE that was purchased in order to make this happen.  Students meet outside to play their instruments and it's been a wonderful addition to the day. Thank you TL musicians!

Time to Return Materials

If your student borrowed a Chromebook, hot spot or books you can return them to the office during office hours.
7:30-3:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Wednesdays 7:30-1:30pm
 

TLM PTA News

ATTENTION 8th GRADE FAMILIES

Time is running out!  In case you missed the email a few weeks ago, please click HERE for information on end of year activities.  Sign up for your child's virtual promotion drive thru spot ASAP so your child does not miss out.  We look forward to celebrating your 8th grader!

 

2021-2022 School Year Calendar

The calendar for the 2021-2022 school year was approved at the Board meeting on Thursday, May 20. The SCSD Calendar is the official calendar for the school year for all schools (except San Carlos Charter), and includes all start and end dates, official holidays, and in-service teacher workdays.

Please visit our Calendar page to download a copy.
 

 TLM PTA News

ATTENTION 8th GRADE FAMILIES Hard to believe the end of the school year is just around the corner!  In case you missed the email a few weeks ago, please click HERE for information on end of year activities.  We look forward to celebrating your 8th grader!

SCEF News

You Helped Fund-the-Future
Our campaign to Fund-the-Future was a gala success and the budget to launch the new science curriculum, StemScopes, is fully funded! Thank you to all who contributed. Check out what is in store for our kids next year at https://youtu.be/Zb3bceZDShU. If you would like to support science and technology tools & equipment, social-emotional programs & counseling, K-8 music education, PE, middle school electives and more, please donate TODAY: https://scefkids.org/donate/.

Join us! Volunteer with SCEF
SCEF is governed by a working board who provides their expertise to the organization. In addition, many members of the parent community serve on committees that plan events and auctions, seek sponsorships, and help to run the organization. There are many ways to get involved while making use of your personal skill set - at your school, as part of the marketing/communications team, as event support for Read-A-Thon, the Starlight Gala, teacher auctions and parent parties, or tackling smaller tasks for a few hours here and there. If you have an interest in volunteering with SCEF, please reach out to: info@scefkids.org.
Sustainable and Climate Resilient Schools Challenge
The San Mateo County Sustainable and Climate Resilient Schools Challenge identifies and recognizes students, teachers, administrators, and community members who are leading meaningful change for a sustainable and climate-resilient future. Administrators and educators are invited to use this email template to share this opportunity with student leaders.

Learn more here. Applications are due June 6, 2021

Sustainable and Climate Resilient Schools Challenge

The San Mateo County Sustainable and Climate Resilient Schools Challenge identifies and recognizes students, teachers, administrators, and community members who are leading meaningful change for a sustainable and climate-resilient future. Administrators and educators are invited to use this email template to share this opportunity with student leaders.

Learn more here. Applications are due June 6, 2021

Community Foundation of San Carlos 21-Day Social and Racial Equity Challenge

The Community Foundation of San Carlos would like to invite you to take part in a 21-Day Social and Racial Equity Challenge in the month of June. This 21-day challenge was created as an educational and self-reflection tool by Eddie Moore Jr. and Debby Irving, renowned diversity and equity professionals. The challenge has now been adapted across the country in agencies and institutions to provide a self-guided process to learn, reflect and take action on racial and social justice topics. The Community Foundation has adapted it to include some resources and topics of interest for our local community. The City of San Carlos has endorsed the challenge. Mayor Laura Parmer-Lohan, City Manager Jeff Maltbie, and Police Chief Kristina Bell have already accepted this challenge.

For 21 days during the month of June, you will undertake one action each day, usually reading an article or watching a short video, to further your understanding of power, privilege, oppression and equity. Each day will address a specific topic and includes multiple challenge options for you to choose from (an average of 15 minutes per day) and additional “Other Resources” if you wish to continue exploring the topic further. We provide you with a reflection log for you to jot down and process your thoughts along the way.

There are many ways to organize the challenge. We leave it up to you as to how you will structure the timing for your group. Possibilities include:
· 21 days straight (e.g. June 1-21 or June 5-26)
· Five weekdays (weekends off to catch up) for 21 days
· Three days on, two days off, etc throughout the month
· Everyone goes at their own pace but agrees to finish by June 30
· Reflection done weekly, upon completion of the challenge, or however you decide

The challenge can be taken individually, as a group within an organization or as a group of friends. Many of our CFSC Board members and volunteers undertook this challenge together in late 2020 and benefited greatly from this engaging learning experience. It can be a powerful tool to help examine values and goals and encourage dialogue on these important topics.

Our website has all of the materials you will need to begin. If you have questions or would like to chat more about the process, please contact 21DayChallenge@sancarloscf.org. Please let us know if you take it on as we hope to celebrate our community partners joining in this important journey. Register your participation by filling out the Challenge Accepted form. Participants will be posted on our website.
 

Kamparama!

San Carlos-Belmont After School is proud to be providing a summer camp program, Kamparama, on all four elementary school campuses in San Carlos this summer. Enrollment is limited due to CDC guidelines but openings are still currently available.

Children from 4 ½ to 11 years old are welcome to join in the weekly activities that include arts and crafts, outdoor games, water slides weekly and themes to tie it all together.

Kamparama opens at 8:00 am each day and will end at 5:00 pm. Drop offs and pickups are any hours between those times.

We will be preparing healthy and delicious lunches and snacks daily for the kids, one less job for busy parents. We’ll also have a visit from the ice cream truck each week, just to sweeten the day!

Kamparama will provide a fun, safe environment for kids this summer just as it has for 40 years. We invite you to check out our web site for more information and/or to register.

Kamparama 2021 Summer Camp - www.afterschoolkids.net

Nursing Notes COVID-19 Protocol Reminders for All Families

Please keep your child and all siblings home if anyone in your household is sick.
Please remember to contact your school site if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19 or if your child has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Our district nurses are here to help support you in understanding quarantine lengths and ways for getting your student back to school as quickly as possible within the county health guidelines. 
Student and Community Testing to Keep our Kids 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:
Central Middle School
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00 am-4:00 pm
- Thursdays 1:00-7:00pm
Register Here
Other Community Based Testing sites in San Mateo County Here
San Mateo County Office of Education
San Carlos United is holding Open Tryouts for our Fall 2021
 

Student and Community Testing to Keep our Kids 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:
Central Middle School
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00 am-4:00 pm
- Thursdays 1:00-7:00pm
Register Here

Other Community Based Testing sites in San Mateo County Here

Legarza Summer Camps

Legarza Basketball, All-Sports, and Volleyball programs give children the knowledge and motivation they need to achieve their personal best in sport and life. Our program is tailored to help your young athlete succeed on and off the court in a safe, professional and encouraging environment of learning and fun.

Summer programs are now enrolling at www.legarzasports.org. We will be offering morning, afternoon, and all day programs weekly from June through August.

We are also currently offering $100 scholarships to families needing additional financial support to attend our summer programs. Those interested in receiving a scholarship can contact danielle@legarzasports.org.

REDISCOVER SUMMER FUN Camp Galileo for Pre-K – Rising 8th Graders

Galileo's award-winning camps engage kids in the perfect mix of hands-on learning and unforgettable fun, thoughtfully redesigned for 2021. Small groups and safety protocols keep every Galilean safe. Engaging art, science and outdoor challenges deliver the innovation-igniting experiences kids love. Flexible enrollment policies make planning stress free. It all comes together for a joyful summer.
Limited enrollment—sign up now!
Save $25 per week before May 3rd! When you book for 3 weeks you’ll save $175, that’s $25 per week, plus $50 savings for weeks two and three.
Optional extended care.
Dates: June 14 - July 30, 2021
Location: Brittan Acres Elementary School
Learn more at www.galileo-camps.com
 

Steve & Kate's Summer Camp

At Steve & Kate’s Camp, kids take chances and take charge, shaping their day, their way. More choices and fewer expectations creates more possibilities, more self-trust, and less self-doubt.
Campers will choose an interest-based, pod-like group, called a Squad. At camp, children will gather with their fellow enthusiasts to immerse themselves in activities, or pursue projects with an emphasis that speaks to their tastes. Squad specialties include sewing, building, performing arts, coding and gaming, sports & recreation, or a mix of everything! Campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor classes, socially distanced indoor and outdoor recreation, performances, fan-favorites like Gameshow, gaga, and wacky or wet inflatables, and a circuit of rotating activities featuring arcade games, clay, sewing, and more.
We’ve also got plenty of perks for parents. Lunch and snacks are included daily, and there’s no risk if your plans change. At the end of the summer, if you have any leftover purchased Day Passes, we’ll refund them in full, automatically.
Dates: June 14 - July 30 - Summer 2021
Ages: Ages 4-12
Location: Arundel Elementary School
Learn more at https://steveandkatescamp.com/san-carlos

Check out 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.