September 20th Edition, TL Weekly News

Principal's News

Teachers have spent the first of school getting to know student strengths, interests and areas of growth.  Our focus has been on building relationships and creating community.  Students have completed diagnostic assessments in math and ELA which informs instruction and intervention. We have received the California Standards Test results (SBAC) and are analyzing this data to support student engagement and learning.
Conference week is Oct. 4-8. 
  • Students dismiss at 1:00 p.m. every day so teachers are able to meet with parents/guardians.
  • Conferences will be on Zoom for 10-15 minutes.
  • Students attend conferences in middle school.
  • Grade level teaching teams will determine the need for a conference and reach out to schedule with parent/guardians.
  • Administrators will schedule 504 meetings.
  • Parents/guardians requesting a conference should email their child's teacher.
  • Although we are unable to schedule a conference for each student during the week, teachers are committed to communicating and keeping parents informed of their child's progress.


Join the PTA! 

This year, your support of the PTA will help us create the campus environment that all our kids have missed out on last year. We are working hard to focus our efforts on programs and activities that will make a positive difference for the kids in our school and enhance their educational experience. OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $65,000 to help us do this and our ask is $250 per family. Your financial support, at whatever level your family can give, helps ensure we have the funds required to continue to support Classrooms and Teachers, Community Building Events, Art and Special Programs, and Advocacy efforts across our district and throughout the state.
Meanwhile, to celebrate our school spirit and “Better Together!” campaign, we will have a TL-Mariposa T-shirt (approved for TL PE wear!). Sponsors will be recognized on the back of the shirt and receive complimentary shirts for their immediate family. Additional sponsor benefits outlined HERE.

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

So many ways to give! Your support of our schools is appreciated and necessary, and there are many ways for you to give. 
Make your plan now (
- Workplace Giving-Many companies match employee donation and support pre-tax giving
- Appreciated Stock-Avoid capital gains tax while earning a bigger tax deduction
- Donor-Advised Funds-Grants from your charitable investment account are welcome
- Give Every Month (GEM) - Spread your SCEF support across the entire year -

Parent Education Series

SPECIAL EVENT! Frank Bruni, author of Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be, joins Alice Kleeman, award-winning former college advisor, in Beyond Being Admitted: Making the Most of the College Experience (September 22, Online).

September is Suicide Prevention Month! San Mateo County Health, Sequoia Healthcare District, StarVista, and The Parent Venture offer resources for youth mental health and suicide prevention. Mark your calendars! (September 28)

How will Covid impact learning and mental health? Anya Kamenetz, NPR education correspondent, will discuss her upcoming book, The Stolen Year: How America's Covid Response Failed Children, and How We Can Fix It (September 29, Online).

COVID Reminders - Stay Home When Sick and Get Tested

Staying home when sick and getting tested for COVID-19 are two of the most effective ways to keep our community safe. Click here to for more information.

Common Symptoms of COVID-19 (CDPH) 
-Headache, Fever or Chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue (tiredness), Muscle or body aches, New Loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea
- If you have any of the symptoms listed above, call your school office to report an illness, stay home, and take a COVID test.
- If you need to report a COVID case, please call our District Nurse - Page Pollack at 650-632-8300 (Arroyo Office) or Human Resources at 650-590-5922 if the Nurse is unavailable.

For additional information, visit our COVID-19 Resources page and review the SCSD Health & Safety Plan.

Curative Van

Please take advantage of the no-cost COVID-19 testing provided by the San Mateo County Health Department.

Click on the link to sign up at one of the following locations to begin your regular weekly testing:
- Central Middle School (parking lot, under solar structure)
- Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:00 am-3:00 pm
- Thursdays 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
- Fridays 11:00 am-5:00 pm (effective August 17, 2021)

- Other Community Based Testing sites in San Mateo County Here