February 7th- Weekly News

Principal's News

14-18 Westminster Woods for 7th and 8th grade and at TL day trips program 
21-25 February Break in honor of Presidents Day
4 End of trimester 2
Last week our teaching staff spent time learning about and reflecting on Unity Days including planning next steps in our Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging journey.  Students spent time in the Advisory classes listening and discussing our school read aloud and debriefing Unity Days as well by participating in a chalkboard splash or community circles.  

The end of Trimester 2 is quickly approaching.  Please remind your child to check Illuminate and reach out to their teachers for help and support or with catching up on missed work.  We are also completing our mid year benchmark assessment with IReady and will be looking at the data to identify student strengths and areas of need in order to provide intervention through our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support that includes social, emotional and behavior learning. 
Westminster Woods and Day Trips at TL are happening the week of February 14. If your child is signed up to go to the Woods, look out for an important email from Ms. Nida about more details.  We will have students PCR test at TL on Friday, Feb. 11 and give them an at-home test for Monday morning before leaving for school.  We recognized students who have had Covid should not test as they may show a positive result for up to 90 days.  We will take this into account when administering tests, while preserving student confidentiality.  Students staying at TL will participate in there walking Day Trips, Feb. 14, 15 and 18.  We will mirror activities that will happen at camp and look forward to students skits that will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 16.  Your child should have brought home a permission slip for the walking Day Trips on Friday, February 4 or can ask their English teacher for a copy. 

Warm Sock Drive

The Tierra Leadership class along with The San Carlos Leos will be collecting warm socks for the homeless.
New or gently used sock are needed. The collection box is in front of the office.
Is your child interested in doing community service? The San Carlos Leos, the youth group with the San Carlos Lions Club will be holding an informational meeting February 16 th, from 1:30-2:00  at the Tierra Linda Mutli -Use Room. The Leos do community service projects to help the homeless, the environment and the community such as food drives, clothing drives, clean up projects and holiday cheer.

Intent to Return Confirmation Process for 2022-23 - Feb 14-28

Each year, we ask families for assistance in completing an Intent to Attend Form regarding your child's enrollment for the next school year (2022-23).

On Monday, February 14 this form will be emailed to you. Your timely completion of this form will assist SCSD in having the most accurate numbers for returning students for next year, which is directly tied to the SCSD budget and will allow District staff to plan more effectively.

Please fill out one form for each child by February 28, 2022.

After completing this form, you will receive an email from [email protected] in mid-March that will provide you with specific directions on how to complete the registration process online including a link to access the InfoSnap portal, as well as a special ID number for your student, referred to as the “Infosnap Code."

If your plans change at any time and you are not planning to return next year, please notify your school office as soon as possible.

Thank you for your assistance with this important process.


February PTA Meeting

We hope you can join us on Monday, February 14th at 7:00pm via zoom. PTA meetings are a great opportunity to hear directly from principals and connect with our parent community.

HERE is zoom meeting link and HERE is the agenda. Meeting ID: 841 9130 8616 / Passcode 254093 (Note, we are using the same mtg ID and passcode all year.)

TLM Staff Lunch on 2/2 - Thank You PTA Members!

A huge thank you to all those who support TLM PTA! With your support, PTA hosted a luncheon for the TLM staff on Wednesday, Feb 2nd, with sandwiches and salad from Mendocino Farms. Additionally, we provided snacks and drinks for staff in January as a welcome back from the winter break. A special thank you to our incredible hospitality chairs, Molly Nguyen & Lagille Rodriguez for coordinating it all!

San Carlos Education Foundation SCEF

Sports Basement supports our schools with earnings from their Basementeer Program. Sign up and save 10% on every purchase and 10% of profits will be donated to SCEF. Shop all sports, camping, rentals and more, plus get bonus perks from lift ticket deals to free propane!

Call for auction items for the silent auction portion of the annual SCEF Gala. Do you have a vacation home, timeshare, airline miles, fine wines, sports tickets, or ideas/connections for a great outing? Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in contributing to the auction to raise money for our kids.

Remember to mark your calendar: Silent auction opens March 10 and the Virtual Starlight Gala is Sunday night, March 13.

Community Foundation of San Carlos - Celebrates Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the Community Foundation of San Carlos has curated a list of events, activities and resources offered throughout February 2022 and beyond.

SamTrans Art Takes a Bus Ride Contest

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.

Parent Education Opportunities

Parent Venture Series - https://www.parentventure.org/events

Students are taught what "consent" means, but do they have the skills to incorporate consent into everyday life? The “Consent Conversation” is the new “Sex Talk” and just as critical. Join Vanessa Kellam, Family Engagement Manager from Health Connected, for a meaningful conversation about consent and protective behaviors. Consent Reframed: Beyond the Affirmative "Yes" (February 9, Online).

NEW! Kindness and courage are two strengths that help our kids flourish in school. Deborah Farmer Kris, a writer, educator, and founder of Parenthood365, joins us for Raising Kids Who are Kind and Brave (February 10, Online). Learn more.

Why is money still considered the "M Word"? How can families learn to talk about financial literacy with their children and teens? In this presentation, Lori Sackler, a nationally recognized financial advisor, offers an insider's look into what she refers to as "The M Word": The Money Talk for the Next Generation (February 16, 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) se use the image at the right if you are able, if not, please use the language written below. Do not insert both)
- 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 positive COVID case, please call your school office or if it is after business hours, contact J. Smith at 650-590-5922.

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

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.

Curative Testing right here at Tierra Linda

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)
- 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