December 18, Weekly News

Principal’s News

21  Minimum Day, 1:00 p.m. dismissal

22  Minimum Day, 1:00 p.m. dismissal

23-Jan. 9 Winter Break


10 Classes Resume


Principal’s News

21  Minimum Day, 1:00 p.m. dismissal

22  Minimum Day, 1:00 p.m. dismissal

23-Jan. 9 Winter Break



10 Classes Resume


This Wednesday and Thursday are minimum days. We dismiss at 1:00 p.m. On Wednesday and Thursday, we will follow a six period bell schedule and students have lunch at 11:15 each day.  Students return on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.  Remember to order breakfast and/or lunches for January through Lunch Masters.  


We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.  If you need Covid tests, students and parents/caregivers can pick them up in the TL office.


Glorious Galapagos update from Ms. Gulati: 


The National Geographic- Lindblad expedition exceeded my expectations in every possible way. The Galapagos islands are stunning and the abundance of terrestrial and marine wildlife is astounding. It was so fun to watch iguanas laze in the sun, sea lions play on the beach, birds curiously come to inspect my toes, visit the nesting sites for several species of birds, walk with giant tortoises, snorkel with manta rays and so much more! Visiting this unique place has deepened my understanding & appreciation of the working of the natural world. Most importantly, this beautiful place has generated awe, more hope, and continued commitment to care for our environment. 


I had an opportunity to share some of my experiences and pictures with the TL community. I will continue to embed and share my learnings with students and teachers. Here is the video created by NG videographers and photographers on the expedition. This 30 minute video captures the highlights. Catch a special appearance at about 24 mts into the video. :) 


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: or

Carlmont Registration Info.

8th Grade Transition, Carlmont



January Dates Added to TL Lunch Help Sign-up!

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who have helped out all semester. It makes such a difference to have extra help for our hard-working lunch server and our students.  The January sign up is available and it would be wonderful if we could continue to have two helpers per day in the new year. Please sign up here to help. Thank you!

District News

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

I Am SCEF Video
Check out the 3rd video in the series and hear our community speak to the impact of SCEF.

Your Dollars at Work
Thanks to the generous donations from parents and community members, SCEF was able to supplement the budget of every San Carlos public school. You can see your dollars at work in the K-8 music programs, library services, social-emotional counseling, and elementary PE. Your donations also allow for smaller K-3 class sizes, technology devices, applications and tech associates and provide a principal fund to support the needs of each campus. NEW THIS YEAR, your donations to SCEF are funding the activities of your school PTA.

If you haven’t made your annual fund gift, please consider donating by 12/31/22. If you are planning on making a Donor Advised Fund or Stock gift, please initiate it now as it can take up to 2 weeks for these gifts to be received by our office. To learn about the many ways to give, visit our website at

It's Almost Time To Register NEW Students for the 2023-24 School Year!

If you have a student who will be NEW to the district next year, be sure to register them for school during our Priority Registration window - January 10 - February 10. Registration is ONLY for students who are not currently attending our schools, students who are in TK-8th grade now do not need to re-register. However, if your child is in one of our SCSD preschool classes, they do need to register as a new student.

All completed registrations received during this time-frame will receive priority into their home school if space is available. Registrations received after February 10 will be processed on a space-available, first-come, first-served basis. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page or email us at if you have any questions.

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 end of Dec/Jan on our Key Dates page). See flyer for more information.

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 (only for students NEW to the district)
- Wednesday, February 1 - Intradistrict Transfer Google Form opens for families wishing to request a transfer to another school within SCSD - 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

Parent Education Opportunities

December's Parent Forums feature Eran Magen, PhD, for Únase a nosotros para "La Familia y las Festividades" con Edwin Fernández, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center (español) (December 13, Online).

NEW! In January, we welcome nonprofit Mission Be for two sessions on Cultivating Mindfulness: How to Bring Gratitude and Positive Practices Into Your Home with with founder Carin Winter (English) and Karen Allen (Spanish) - January 11.

NEW! What is "radical inclusion" and why does it matter? Vikram K. Jaswal, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia, presents Radical Inclusion: Understanding Visible and Invisible Differences (January 18, Online).

Visit the Parent Venture Series of Upcoming Events page for more information.
- Parent Venture Series Events -