April 3, Weekly News

Principal's News

4 School resumes
8 Returning students 2022-23 Info Snap is due
4-15 Teen Talk, Health Connected, Grade 7
11 PTA Meeting
26 CAASPP testing begins, 8th grade CAST (Science)
4 SCEF Day
17 Open House
25 Band and Orchestra Concert, Grades 6-8
27 Minimum Day, 1:00 p.m. dismissal
30 Memorial Day, No School
Events at TL to Show Off Our Learning
As we return from Spring Break, we are getting ready to finish the year and look forward to events in May including a Band and Orchestra Concert and Open House. Open House will be May 17, time TBD.  Students will highlight and share one artifact from different subjects over the past year. On May 25 our Band and Orchestra will be having a live, in-person concert and wow do they sound amazing.  
CAASPP-Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment
Students will be participating in standardized testing, CAASPP or SBAC. These are summative tests that have a computer adaptive portion and performance task portion.  Students in grades 3-8 take English Language Arts and Math and students in grades 5 and 8 take CAST-Science as well.  The assessments will be administered at school and they are all taken online.  We will begin with CAST for 8th graders on April 26 and ELA and Math will begin May 4.  Students should make every effort to be at school on time unless they are ill.  We will have time to administer a make up test for students who are absent.
For More information, here is a video from CAASPP:
The Understanding the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment Link to external site video describes the Smarter Balanced summative assessment, two parts of the summative assessment, why it is a valuable component of every student's educational journey, and what supports are available to make it accessible for test-takers.


PTA needs Volunteers for Spring Events the Week of May 2nd – 6th!
We are hosting an in-person Spring Book Fair, Monday, May 2nd – Friday, May 6th at the TL library and commons.  Books will be age and reading level appropriate for students ages 4th – 8th grades. We need parent volunteer support before school, during lunch and after school to make this successful! Sign-up sheet will be included in next week’s newsletter and you can also email Michele Lago. The Book Fair is a fun way to inspire reading and raises critical funds for our library!      
Teacher Appreciation Week is also the week of May 2nd.  Please be on the lookout for ways you and your student(s) can support classroom teachers and staff at Tierra Linda and Mariposa.
PTA Board Update
Please see HERE for the proposed slate for our 2022-23 PTA Board. Thank you to all who have stepped up to leadership positions! We still have two open positions: Membership and Historian. Please reach out to Michele Lago if you are interested in learning more about either role. The PTA board is a supportive group who are key decision makers, on behalf of TLM PTA, and we welcome new perspectives and ideas. 
April PTA Meeting
We hope you can join us on April 11th 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.

San Carlos Education Foundation, SCEF

Represent Your School and Support the Mission of Funding our Schools for the Future
SCEF is currently looking for school representatives to serve on its board for the 2022-23 school year. Join our team to act as a liaison between your school site, PTA, and the SCEF board.

We are also seeking board members or committee members with experience in marketing, finance, or event planning. There are many on-going and shorter-term opportunities to apply your professional experience to making a difference for San Carlos public schools. Interested in learning more? Please contact us at [email protected].

A huge appreciation to all the Gala and Silent Auction participants and donors
Thanks to you we are getting closer to meeting our $3.2 million goal. We would also like to thank our Fund the Future sponsors– Premia Capital, Prince Street Partners, Presidio Bay Ventures, Sereno, JMS Development, and Jacklyn Kurth Orthodontics and the San Carlos families that provided matching grants.

Outbid on the online auction? There are still items remaining–check out our Post-Auction Marketplace.

Strong participation by so many in San Carlos–parents, businesses, community members and alumni families–is a great reminder of the VALUE that is placed on our local public schools. Thank you for your continued support! Learn more about our Fund-The-Future 2022: Funding the Future of Libraries campaign.

It's Time to Complete Your Annual Back-To-School InfoSnap Forms - Extended Deadline - Friday, April 8

If you currently have a 6th grader or 7th grader, please complete this process for next year.  If your child is not returning to TL, email Cori Carpenter, [email protected]
Each spring, we ask all families to complete their annual Back-To-School student information forms through PowerSchool (InfoSnap) online. This allows families to update/add emergency contact information, update health records (allergy or medical considerations), and give permissions, etc.

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.

The week of March 21, you should have received 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."

We are extending the deadline to complete your InfoSnap forms to Friday, April 8. 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 Park & Recreation

Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Recruiting New Members
The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is now accepting applications for the 2022- 2023 school year. Are you interested in representing the San Carlos youth population? This program is geared for middle school and high school students looking to make a difference in their community. Let your voice be heard, and join a group of passionate youth who are making our community great! Applications are due Friday, April 29. For more information on the YAC or to apply, visit www.cityofsancarlos.org/yac.

"Love More" Mural Community Paint Day - Sat, Apr 23

The Community Foundation of San Carlos is actively seeking event volunteers, painting volunteers and donations to support our 4/23 community paint day and celebration of the "Love More", environmental advocacy mural.

What: "Love More" Mural Community Paint Day
When: Sat, Apr 23 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: 1379 Old County Road, San Carlos, CA 94070
How: Come build community with us through various volunteer opportunities (paint the mural, event coordination, photography, etc.). Sign up here!

Even if you cannot volunteer, stop by for a community celebration as there will be food trucks, live music, and other fun activities for all ages!

Visit this link to learn more about the project, sign up for volunteering/painting and donate to support this and future projects.

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

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.