June 7th News

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 full days and two minimum days left in the school year.   On Monday June 7 the A group will come to campus for periods 1-4 and on Tuesday June 8 the B group will come on campus for periods 1-4 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 and 6th and 7th graders will have Pack at 9:00 a.m. and an assembly at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom.  Assembly details were sent to parent/guardian emails and students emails as to avoid publicizing the Zoom link. 
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 – 3:05 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.
Elective Preference forms were sent to student emails last week.  This is tentative and may change due to Covid Guidelines.  We will send a summer communication in early August if there is a need to resurvey students.  We are going to offer additional clubs, electives, intervention and homework support on Wednesdays. Students will receive information about these offerings in August.  Next year we will have a new social emotional learning curriculum, Connect With Kids, and we are working to put Pack Advisory into the schedule on Wednesdays as well due to the feedback and information received from our stakeholders.  
A note about Jazz Band - we are trying to get the Jazz Band back together.  Students interested, should indicated on the Elective Preference Form.  Mr. Murphy is not going to require a tryout for Jazz Band unless there is overwhelming interest and it will be for 7th and 8th graders.  It will require a Zero Period, starting at 7:40 a.m.  

Time to Return Materials

If your student borrowed electronics, literature, or text books you can return them to the office during office hours.
June 7- June 18
7:30-3:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Wednesdays 7:30-1:30pm

Recycle Your Old Eye Glasses

The San Carlos Lions Club is collecting used eye glasses( both adult and child).Look for the box in the T.L. Office



Congrats to all of our TL 8th Graders!  You survived!!!  

Please click HERE to see the FINAL communication regarding the 8th Grade festivities for our last week of school.  It provides detailed information, so please make sure to review prior to Wednesday.  

Special thanks to the 8th Grade Promo Team of Lagille Rodriguez, Haley Sanchez and Hazel Stabinsky who have been feverishly working to create memorable experiences for our kids!  

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. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 18th. Have a great summer!

Please visit our Calendar page to download a copy.


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!


In a year of unknowns and frequent pivots YOU helped us in our work to support students at every San Carlos public school. Thank you for believing in SCEF and showing up for our students this year by participating in our first annual Read-A-Thon, Virtual Gala and online auction, and the Make It Happen in May campaign. You donated, employers matched, community members pitched-in, local businesses sponsored, and new developments and companies committed to sustain the public schools in San Carlos.

We appreciate every single contribution that gets us closer to our $3 million goal. Please check the draft donor roll to review your donations to SCEF this year (fiscal year ending 6/30/2021) and if there are any errors or omissions please let Scott Cleaveland know at info@scefkids.org. You can make a gift to support the 2021-22 school year at https://scefkids.org/donate/.

We Love our Sponsors
As we end the school year, we wanted to say a final thank you to these businesses that supported SCEF during this challenging year: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Premia Capital and Prince St. Properties, The Partners at DWELL--Bob Bredel, Laura Bertolacci, Alana Corso, Tatum Clarke & Joyce Romeo, Black Mountain Properties, CB Showers, CA Water Service, Chang Orthodontics, Lyngso Garden Materials, Peninsula Chemical Company, Tavarez Orthodontics, Veev, County Consumer Plumbing, John McAfee-State Farm Insurance, Northwall Builders, Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Roberts Market, Scenic Scapes, Bow Wow Meow-San Carlos, Kindercourt and Murphy Music School. Special thanks to our many in-kind donors including Wendy Wood Design, TOWN, Moquin Press, Representative Jackie Speier, Da Vinci Marble and all of the businesses who donated to our auction. For a list of the many businesses who donated to our auction, and support SCEF year-round, click here.

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. 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.

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 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

San Carlos Park and Rec

The City of San Carlos Youth Center is preparing to resume the After School drop-in program in the fall when school starts. As we move closer to re-opening, we value parent input and would appreciate your feedback by completing our survey. To complete the survey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R3WSTKG. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us!

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/