All The News for the week of January 24th

Principal's News

This week all students will participate in Unity Days.  Students should report to their first period class for attendance at 8:35 a.m. and teachers will guide and direct them for the day.  Students will participate in small group activities to help them engage, connect and go deeper with learning about their peers and staff.  This ties directly into our site goals and our Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging work, especially Inclusion and Belonging.  We look forward to sharing more about this and ask your child to tell you about their day!
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Yearbook Orders until midnight on Jan. 23


If you would like to order a TL Yearbook for 2021-2022, please use this link: Direct link:

SCSD District Calendars

Did you know you can subscribe to our school and District calendars? Go to our Events page, check the boxes for the calendars you want to subscribe to, then click on Subscribe on the top right of the page. (Edlio details)

Covid Vaccination Boosters for 12+ - Jan 24

The Belmont Redwood Shores School District has invited all SCSD families to participate in their upcoming vaccination/booster events. They are excited to once again partner with Safeway/Albertsons to provide COVID vaccination (Pfizer) boosters for those eligible aged 12 and older on:

Monday, January 24 (3-7pm) at Ralston Middle School for Booster Age 12-15
- You may schedule your appointment by clicking here. The second dose clinic for 5-11 year-olds who attended the clinic on January 3 will also be on Monday, January 24 from 3-7 pm.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics (Students Ages 5-11)

San Mateo County Health is offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccines at eight sites throughout the county during the month of January. Free and advance appointments are now available, highly encouraged, and may be scheduled through MyTurn. Families may also come without appointments. Learn more.

Mental Health Forum for Parents and Caregivers - Jan 24

Please join us for a Mental Health Forum for Parents and Caregivers on January 24 from 7:00-8:00 pm, where we will hear from two mental health professionals on high-level themes they are seeing, and ask any questions you may have about supporting your students, and yourselves, mentally and emotionally. Please register here.

ROPES Judges Needed!

We are still looking for parents and community members that would like to serve as a judge for the ROPES (Rite of Passage Experiences). ROPES are challenging projects that 4th, 6th and 8th grade students have completed which allow them to learn about their world and themselves in deeper but fun way.

There are 3 opportunities to judge. We need judges especially for TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY!
- Tuesday, Feb 8: 4pm – 6:30 pm
- Wednesday, Feb 9: 2pm-5pm
- Thursday, Feb 10: 6pm - 8:30 pm

We would not be able to maintain this valuable program without the support of our community. We are asking for you to join district staff and other community members by volunteering to serve as a judge on one of our judging panels. Typically, we have two to three judges per room and they judge four to six student presentations in an evening.

I hope that you will be able to join us in this worthwhile event. If you are able to judge on any of those times, please complete this ROPES Judging Sign Up - 2022 Form.

SCSD Day at Stanford Basketball - Feb 6

Stanford Men’s Basketball Welcomes San Carlos School District on February 6!

Join us at Maples Pavilion as the Cardinal takes on the Washington Huskies. Get to know your fellow SCSD families seating in the same section. All SCSD students in attendance will receive a Stanford t-shirt!

Use promo code SCSD to purchase tickets at the discounted price, starting at just $12. The promo code is active, and families can purchase tickets today.

Parent Education Opportunities

Parent Venture Series -

Social-Emotional Learning and Positive School Climate – What Parents Need to Know and Can Do (TK-12 Parents and Families) January 25, 6:00pm-7:30pm
This special event will help parents learn about social-emotional learning and what a positive school climate looks like. Attendees will receive advocacy and other resources to help create social-emotional learning opportunities and build a positive climate at their students’ school. Learn more.

Valedictorians at the Gate with Author Becky Munsterer Sabky
Offering prescriptive, actionable advice for students and their parents, Becky Sabky illuminates the pathway to finding the ideal college. Wed, January 26, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Register here.

Promoting Kindness, Empathy, Inclusion, and Disability Awareness
How can you encourage kindness and empathy in your kids? Noted educator Sam Drazin, founder and executive director of Changing Perspectives, offers an enlightening discussion on disability awareness (January 27, Online).

NEW! Every child should have the freedom to explore, imagine, and invent. Join us for an inspiring session with Rachelle Doorley, founder of TinkerLab, Spark Imagination with Art: Raising Kids Who Are Curious and Creative (February 3, Online).

Curative Testing

Please take advantage of the 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) (Note: this location is Closed until Monday, January 24)
- Mondays 11:00 am-6:00 pm
- Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:00 am-4:00 pm
- Thursdays 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
- Fridays 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Sign-up for testing at Central here

Tierra Linda Middle School (parking lot)
- Wednesday & Friday 11:00am-5:00 pm
- Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Sign-up for testing at Tierra Linda here

Other Community Based Testing sites in San Mateo County Here

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 or during school breaks.

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

Art Takes a Bus Ride (1st-12th Grade Students)

Due February 25, 2022

The San Mateo County Office of Education is partnering with SamTrans to give students a chance to have their artwork displayed on the side of a SamTrans bus for an entire year. Artwork must illustrate this year’s theme of San Mateo County Reopens. Learn more.