28 Classes resume
30 Westminster Woods Parent/Caregiver Meeting on Zoom at 6:30 p.m.
5 Jazz Band Winter Concert @ 6:00 p.m.
14 Winter Concert, Band and Orchestra, tentative time 5:30 p.m.
21 Minimum Day, 1:00 p.m. dismissal
22 Minimum Day, 1:00 p.m. dismissal
23-Jan. 9 Winter Break
10 Classes Resume
We all wish your family and friends a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. Students have the week of November 21st off. We look forward to welcoming students back on November 28 and hearing about Ms. Gulati’s trip to the Galapagos Islands and Peru.
7th Grade Westminster Woods Information Night
We will have a Zoom meeting on November 30 at 6:30 p.m. to share more details about Westminster Woods. The trip is from February 13 - 17. If you are undecided about your child attending, please wait to turn in the form and payment. Scholarships are available. If you did not receive a form, ask your 7th grader to ask a teacher for it.
Winter Concerts in December
We are having winter music concerts in December. Jazz Band performs on Dec. 5 and our Orchestra and Band will perform on Dec.14 The schedule for Dec. 14 will come out soon from Ms. Tetreault and Mr. Kneebone. We hope you can join us in the TL gym.
8th Grade High School Transition for Sequoia Union High School District. The enrollment window opened on November 15 and includes address verification. You should have received an OLR, Official Letter of Registration, in an email and through the mail. This process is online. All students attend the high school which is in the boundary of where they live and not related to where they went to middle school. The deadline to request a transfer to a high school through Open Enrollment (transfer requests) ends on February 1, 2023.If you have not received information about registering your child for high school, please look at the following links:
Troop 301- Scouting
San Carlos/ Tierra Linda Leos Club Food Drive
San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)
Thank you to those who have invested in our schools to ensure a well rounded education for every student. If you are still looking to make your plan to give, there are so many ways to contribute–Workplace Giving, Donor Advised Funds, Give Every Month, Donations of Appreciated Stock, and more!
Honey Bear Trees is here!
The annual tradition of scouting the Honey Bear lot for your Christmas tree or finding a wreath continues! Visit them in San Carlos and don’t forget to bring the flyer and mention SCEF, they donate 15% back!
Giving gifts for those in your life who love the outdoors? Sports Basement has their Basementeer Program that gives back 10% to the charity of your choice. Register and assign SCEF as your charity of choice, and shop year-round. Last year they gave over $10,000 to SCEF!
Our local merchants are ready for the holiday season!
We are grateful to the businesses who have demonstrated their steadfast commitment to San Carlos public schools. Support our business partners by shopping with them.
Every little bit helps SCEF meet our fundraising goal of $3.7M to meet our mission of supporting every child, every day, in every classroom.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Expansion, Virtual TK/Kindergarten Welcome Night & New Student Registration for 2023-24
For the upcoming 2023-24 school year, students who turn 5 on or between September 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024 are eligible to register for Transitional Kindergarten (TK). Previously, only students who turned 5 by February 2 qualified. Visit our Transitional Kindergarten page to learn more about our TK program.
Virtual TK/Kindergarten Welcome Night for New Families
Do you have friends or neighbors who have an incoming TK or Kindergarten student? If they are NEW to the district, please encourage them to join us for our Virtual TK/Kindergarten Welcome Night! Designed to provide families with information about the San Carlos School District, its community partners and programs, and to provide an overview of how to register for school - Monday, January 9 from 6:30-7:30 pm for a virtual presentation via Zoom (link to be provided in end of Dec/Jan on our Key Dates page)
San Carlos School District New Student Registration is about to begin! Mark your calendar for these important Key Dates:
- Monday, January 9 - Virtual TK/Kindergarten Welcome Night for New Families - 6:30-7:30 pm
- Tuesday, January 10 - New Student Priority Registration Opens in PowerSchool at 12:00 pm
- Wednesday, February 1 - Schools hold Virtual Elementary School Tours for Incoming TK/Kindergarten Families - 4:00-4:30 pm
- Friday, February 10 - New Student Priority Registration Deadline - 4:00 pm
Current TK-7th Grade Families Please Note:
Students currently registered in SCSD do not need to re-register, they will automatically matriculate into the next grade level or feeder school through 8th grade. In February, a Google survey wil be sent out to all current families regarding plans for fall and in April, parents will fill out their Back-to-School Forms for 2023-24.
What’s Next for SCSD Schools? Share Your Ideas to Inform Our Strategic Plan Refresh
Complete our new strategic planning survey online before November 30:
To take the survey in English, click for survey link.
Para realizar esta encuesta en Español, haga clic aquí.
Participate in a strategic planning community meeting - join us for a live session, click here to RSVP and select from the following:
- Wednesday, November 30 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Ravenswood YMCA (550 Bell St., East Palo Alto) **habrá traducción simultánea**
- Tuesday, December 13 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Arundel Elementary Elementary Multi-Use Room
All feedback will be brought back and considered by a Design Team to represent thinking across all interested groups, identify themes, and revise the objectives and directions regarding Teaching and Learning, Social Emotional Learning and Learning Spaces. For more information on our Strategic Plan and process, please visit our website.
ROPES - 4th, 6th and 8th grade
Participating students will choose a self-directed project that incorporates the 21st century learning skills of initiative, inquiry, creativity, communication, cooperation, and leadership. To learn more about ROPES projects and guidelines, please visit our ROPES website. Students can register here by Friday December 2 at 5pm.
Healthy Cities Tutoring is Recruiting Volunteers
For 25 years Healthy Cities Tutoring has provided tutoring services to thousands of students in need. Following two years of pandemic, students are falling further and further behind in school. We need volunteers more than ever!!
We hope you or someone you know will get involved in this rewarding volunteer experience. No tutoring experience required, we can provide training. 8th grade and high school students are welcome to tutor with us. Students can receive community service hours, and use the experience for resume building and college applications. Adult tutors are always welcome!
It only takes one hour a week to make a positive impact on a child’s life.
Please check out our website for the volunteer application https://healthycities.site or contact Janelle Gibson, HCT Program Coordinator at 415-793-1064 or [email protected]rg
Growing Mindful Adult Education Class
The session is Thursday, December 1 from 7:00-8:00 pm at the District Office or via Zoom. Register here, and reach out with any questions ([email protected]rg)! If you cannot attend, you can receive a summary of this content afterwards in both English and Spanish. La sesión será en inglés, pero estaremos traduciendo el resumen al Español.
San Carlos Little League (SCLL) registration is now open!
SCLL was established in 1953 and provides a positive youth baseball experience
to children of all abilities in the San Carlos community. We focus on developing
the qualities of leadership, citizenship, discipline, character, and teamwork.
The 2023 Little League season kicks off the weekend of Saturday, March 11th
and runs approximately through the school year. We offer several divisions of
play based on Little League Baseball Age Charts and evaluations in the upper
divisions (AA up).
Learn more and sign-up by visiting sancarlosll.com.
Carlmont Choirs HOLIDAY SING ALONG - Dec 2
Parent Education Opportunities
What are teens actually doing on their smartphones? Harvard researchers Emily Weinstein, PhD, and Carrie James, PhD, discuss their new book, Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing (and Adults Are Missing)(December 2, Online).
NEW! We all want our children to form healthy relationships, but talking about it can be hard. Vanessa Kellam, Health Connected, presents Relationship Resilience: Preparing Young People for Healthy Relationships (December 7, Online).
NEW! How can we help our kids tame their inner voice? Bestselling author and psychologist Ethan Kross, PhD, joins us to discuss his book, Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It (December 8, Online).
December's Parent Forum (English) features Eran Magen, PhD, founder, Parenting for Humans, in Sustainable Parenting: Realistic Self-Care for Parents. The Parent Forums are an initiative of the Sequoia Healthcare District (December 9, Online).
Visit the Parent Venture Series of Upcoming Events page for more information.
- Parent Venture Series Events -
Care Solace for Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service Referals
COVID Reminders & Testing Options
- Curative - Central Middle School (parking lot) - Sign-up for testing at Central
- Curative - Tierra Linda Middle School (parking lot) - Sign-up for testing at Tierra Linda
- Other Community-Based Testing Sites in San Mateo County
COVID-19 Testing for Schools and Students - Find up-to-date resources on testing in districts and schools as well as at home.