May 22nd, Weekly News

Principal's News

30 No School, Memorial Day
3 8th grade Promotion Practice
6 8th grade Great America Trip
8 8th grade Promotion at 4:00 p.m.
8 8th grade Promotion Celebration/Dance at 8:00 p.m.
9 Last day of school, 1:00 dismissal, 8th grade Brunch from 11:15-1:00 p.m.

Attention 8th Grade Parents - Volunteers Needed for Promotion Activities

We need volunteers to make all this promotion fun happen!  We especially need help with setup and cleanup for the promotion party. Sign up here to help-

Other Promotion Reminders - Last Call for Slideshow Pics & Carlmont Spirit Wear

Donation of $75 per student to cover Great America, buses, promotion ceremony, promotion celebration with DJ and brunch can be paid via or give check/cash to Cori in the office.  Please pay by May 25 so that we may finalize our plans. 

Last call to add photos for the epic slideshow that will be shown at the 8th grade brunch. We want everyone included! -

Carlmont spirit wear makes a great graduation gift!  Last day to place an order is May 24th.  Spirit wear must be picked up from the Carlmont student store by May 26th.  Order here!

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

Your donations to SCEF makes Educator Innovation Fund (EIF) grants possible – and our students and educators THANK YOU! Learn more about the Education Innovation Fund program, which directly supports teachers and staff in their classes, at

We are entering our final week of the Make It Happen in May campaign. As we approach the end of the school year, and the end of SCEF’s fiscal year, we are asking for your support to meet our fundraising goal of $3.2 million–we still have $700k left to raise! Our suggested donation is $1,500 per student, however, gifts of any amount are valued and help us meet our goal. We strive to ‘Make It Happen in May’ –meeting our fundraising goal during the month of May so that we can provide the School Board with a solid estimated grant amount to aid in their budget planning for next school year.

Please consider making your annual donation TODAY. Our 2021-22 fundraising calendar ends on June 30, 2022. You can make a donation today at

Matching corporate gifts, stock donations and Donor-Advised Fund gifts are welcome too. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Join the SC Hometown Days Pre-parade Roll

SATURDAY - May 21, 9:30 a.m., just before the Hometown Days Parade

Bicyclists & wheel riders (human-powered) enjoy open Laurel Street before the parade. All ages welcome. Decorations & costumes encouraged! At 9:30 am gather on Laurel Street @ San Carlos Avenue to ride route, ends at Burton Park. Park your bikes & wheels in the Bocce Ball area, or head back to watch or join in the Parade. Biking/riding to events encouraged!

Free Valet Parking for Bikes/Wheels in Bocce Ball area, Burton Park - Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. More Info: & [email protected]com

Community Foundation of San Carlos Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the Community Foundation of San Carlos and Devil's Canyon is throwing a community celebration.

When: Fri, May 27 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Devil's Canyon Brewing Company, 935 Washington Street, San Carlos, CA

Please come celebrate with the community! There will be food, drinks, crafts, dance performances, and live music. More information available at:

Parent Education Opportunities

Understanding Severe Mental Health Conditions - May 24, 5:30-6:30pm
What should parents know about severe mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, psychosis, and more? Join Steve Smith, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology, UC Santa Barbara, to understand more about severe mental health conditions in children and youth. Simultaneous Spanish translation. Learn more.

Mental Health & Overcoming Stigma Community Conversation - (in-person event)
May 24, 6:00-7:00pm - San Carlos Adult Community Center - 601 Chestnut Street, San Carlos
A community panel event discussing the implications of mental health on our physical health and to overcome the stigma associated with mental health, together. The panel includes our very own, Ilana Yakubovich, MA, RYT - Director of Health and Wellness, San Carlos School District. Join us for light food & drinks prior to the event. RSVP & submit questions:

NEW! QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer — three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Join Dr. Alejandro Martinez, Stanford University, for a special QPR Suicide Prevention Training (May 25, Online).

Raising Healthy Children and Adolescents: Consistency within Family and External Systems - May 26, 6:00-7:30pm
Join us to learn about the complexity of family systems, explore the dangers of triangulation, and learn how to avoid situations that may increase confusion and place increased emotional strain on your kids. Facilitators will engage parents in a conversation on how to advocate for our children within external systems (i.e. school, foster system, etc.) in order to strengthen trust and safety. Learn more .

Visit the Parent Venture Series of Upcoming Events page for more information.
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San Carlos United Soccer

San Carlos United is holding Open Tryouts for our Fall 2022 teams now through mid-June. Tryouts are for boys and girls born between 2005 - 2015.

Please register online: and you will be contacted by the respective age group regarding a tryout.

We look forward to seeing you at the San Carlos United tryouts!

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.