March 20, Weekly News

Principal's News

21 SCEF Online Auction with Teacher Items Ends
23-24 Report Cards Emailed Out
30 - April 1 Spring Break - No School
4  School resumes
SCEF Online Auction with Teacher Items
Thank you for your generous donations to the San Carlos Education Foundation at the Gala on March 13.  SCEF helps to provide additional funding for our electives, special programs and libraries/librarians. The online will be held from March 10 - March 21.  In addition to get-aways, shopping and dining experiences, here is a sampling of items donated by our our teachers and staff:
Tierra Linda - 6th-8th Grade Spring Orchestra & Band Concerts: Two Front Row Seats
Tierra Linda - 8th Grade Promotion - SIX (6) Front Row Tickets
Tierra Linda - Pizza and Ice Cream Party with Ms. Fenech and Ms. Smith
Tierra Linda - Orchestra Party with Ms. Tetreault
Tierra Linda - Filoli Picnic and Plein Air Painting with Ms. Xavier
Tierra Linda - Assistant Principal for the Day with Ms. Gulati and Principal for the Day with Ms. Ugrin
Tierra Linda is part of the San Carlos Resilient School Yards Project
Last Thursday at our School Site Council Meeting we learned more about the potential for creating outdoor learning spaces that are climate resilient and places for students to learn and socialize play.  Breakout groups brainstormed ideas for our campus.  If you are interested in being part of a stakeholder group, email Kristen Ugrin, [email protected].
8th Grade has Spirit
Last Thursday, 8th graders earned additional recess and time to hang out and socialize after winning the Spirit Week contest for participation. It's game on and we will have more opportunities to show school spirit. 

It's Time to Complete Your Registration/Enrollment for Fall 2022

Each spring, we ask ALL families to complete their annual registration forms through PowerSchool (InfoSnap) online. Your timely completion of this process will assist us in having the most accurate numbers for returning students for the 2022-23 school year, which is directly tied to the SCSD budget and will allow the District in planning for staffing needs more effectively.

This week, you will receive an email from [email protected] with the Subject Line: San Carlos School District - Online Student Information Forms (2022-2023) Instructions 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."

The deadline to complete your InfoSnap forms is April 1. Please complete your student registration for fall 2022 ASAP. If you are not planning to return to our district next year, please notify your school office as soon as possible.

We are watching enrollment closely to properly prepare for next year. Thank you for your assistance!

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

Online Silent Auction - Teachers Outings, Summer Camps, Getaways and more!
AUCTION CLOSES Monday, March 21 at 9:00 pm.

Our generous educators have created outings for you to bid on for your child–these are a fantastic way to have fun and support SCEF. Enter your school’s name in the “Find Auction Item” box, and click to bid.
- Online Silent Auction - closes Monday, March 21

Did you see some of those great silent auction offerings?
Firehouse dinner and tour, PS4 console & games, orthodontics, wine/beer/whiskey of all types, restaurant gift cards and parties, vacation homes, trips, outdoor activities, cheese and so much more! Take a look and get in your best and final bid before 9pm on Monday 3/21.

Help fund a restricted grant dedicated to supporting our school libraries.
All 2022 Fund-the-Future of Libraries donations will be committed to maintaining and extending library hours, upgrading and improving media resources, and where possible, incorporating “makers corners” to develop STEM skills and inspire creativity.
- Fund-The-Future

San Carlos Planning Division Is Seeking Input

Protected Tree Ordinance
Recognizing the importance of trees to our community, the City has prepared a new Protected Tree Ordinance to thoughtfully manage this valuable natural resource. The new ordinance will be presented to the Planning Commission on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 7:00 pm. To participate in the meeting, and to access the agenda, proposed ordinance, and staff report, please visit

Find additional information and future meeting dates at To provide public comment, please attend the virtual meeting or contact the San Carlos Planning Division at (650) 802-4263 or [email protected]

Parent Education Opportunities

What are ways parents can set healthy boundaries for kids' use of technology in a post-pandemic world? Experts from Common Sense Media and Kaiser Permanent present Parenting in a Digital Age: A Conversation with Digital Media Experts (March 24, 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 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. Free and advance appointments are now available, highly encouraged, and may be scheduled through MyTurn. Families may also come without appointments. Learn more.

COVID Testing

Please take advantage of the COVID-19 testing sites at one of our school locations or those provided by the San Mateo County Health Department. Click on the links below for more information or to sign-up.

NEW OPTION - WORKSITE LABS - Arroyo Upper Elementary (Patio 3)
- Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Sign-up for testing at Arroyo

CURATIVE KIOSK - 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

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

Other Community Based Testing sites in San Mateo County Here