February 26th, Weekly News

February 26, 2023


27-March 7th Grade Teen Talk

March- Women’s History Month

3        End of Trimester 2

5        Healthy Cities Tutoring Perfect Pairings Benefit

13-17 Ability Awareness Week

13      PTA Meeting on Zoom

19      SCEF Online Auction


Principal’s News

Student Intent to Return-Please help with planning for next year. 

Each year, we ask families for assistance in completing an Intent to Return Form regarding your child's enrollment for the next school year (2023-24). Please look for an email sent on Wednesday, Feb 15 with a link to complete your google form.


Your timely completion of this form will assist SCSD in having the most accurate numbers for returning students for next year, which is directly tied to the SCSD budget and will allow District staff to plan more effectively. Please fill out one form for each child by March 3, 2023.


If your plans change at any time and you are not planning to return next year, please notify your school office as soon as possible. Thank you for your assistance with this important process.


8th Grade Families


The Carlmont Counseling department will be hosting an information session on Thursday, March 9 at 7pm for all incoming 9th grade families. This virtual webinar will include info for district registration, course selections and pathways, graduation requirements, counseling support, and teacher talks. No registration required,

Zoom Link here: https://seq-org.zoom.us/j/96552594178.


Sequoia High School Freshman/Incoming Students Welcome Event

The entire Sequoia family is delighted to welcome you-- our incoming students and parents-- to our annual Incoming Student Welcome Event on April 26, 2023. Principal Sean Priest will kick the night off with a short presentation followed by a question and answer session with current Sequoia students who can give you the inside scoop on what to expect during this important transition and first year. Members of our PTSA, Education Foundation and Boosters Club will also be there to welcome you to the school and answer all your questions.


Wednesday - April 26, 2023

English and Spanish 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Sequoia High School GYM 1


Please join us for this informational event that will answer key questions about classes, signing up for sports, and clubs and activities on campus. Parents and students are welcome to submit questions in advance to [email protected]


San Carlos Education Foundation SCEF

Teacher Outings still available!

There were over 700 winning bids in the Teacher Outings and Summer Camps Online Auction. All remaining Outings and Camps are now available at Buy-It-Now prices until Tuesday, February 28. Browse & Buy! https://scefkids2023.ggo.bid


Your Chance to Win! Starlight Gala Raffle tickets on sale now.

For the cost of a raffle ticket (1 for $125; 3 for $325 or 6 for $600) you could win one of our fabulous Live or Silent Auction packages. This year raffle prizes include Taylor Swift tickets, BottleRock tickets, Downtown Parking Space, dinner for four at Chez Panisse, Mexico vacation, Harley Farms hayloft dinner for two or private tour & wine tasting for 10 adults during kidding season, and more. To see the full list of eligible prizes or order tickets visit https://www.scefkids.org/starlight-raffle


San Carlos Night at the Giants is Back! We have secured a section in the bleachers at Oracle Park for San Carlos Night at the Giants on May 15th! Watch the game between the SF Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies with your San Carlos friends while hearing our San Carlos kids sing the National Anthem. The game starts at 6:45pm. Spaces still remain to sing the National Anthem. To purchase Giants tickets visit https://www.scefkids.org/events. To participate in the National Anthem go to https://scefkids2023.ggo.bid.


Save the Date! SCEF Virtual Starlight Gala will be Sunday, March 19th

Remember: This year, your donation to SCEF also supports your PTA and their ability to fund teacher grants, assemblies, supplies and materials, library books and more.


Healthy Cities Tutoring

Healthy Cities Tutoring Perfect Pairings Benefit Is Back!


Join us March 5, 5pm - 7pm, at the Skyway Center in San Carlos for delicious hors d'oeuvres, perfectly paired wine and inspiring stories sharing the positive impact of more than 25 years of supporting students in San Carlos and Redwood City.


Tickets are selling fast! Get your tickets now and donate to support local students. Visit HealthyCitiesTutoring.org to learn more.


CalKIDS Town Hall-Feb. 28

The San Mateo County Office of Education is hosting a virtual town hall for families to learn about California's new children's savings account program CalKIDS, which can help pay for college and career training. In addition to providing students with a college savings account, the program provides up to $1,500 in free seed money to eligible newborns and low-income public school students.


The town hall will be held on February 28, 6:00-7:00 pm in English with Spanish translation. Register here. Learn more (English | Spanish).


Parent Education Opportunities

NEW! How can conscious parenting help you create better communication with your child? Renowned parenting expert Katherine Sellery presents Conscious Parenting: Building Stronger Relationships with Your Child or Teen (March 1, Online).


NEW! Heidi Kasevich, PhD, creator of the Quiet Ambassador Program for Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution, will explore leadership strategies in The Power of Quiet Leadership: Setting the Stage for Introverts to Thrive (March 9, Online).


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

- Parent Venture Series Events -


Safe Routes to School Parent/Caregiver Survey

Open Until April 15 - Please take a few minutes to share how your student/s travel to school! The Safe Routes to School Parent/Caregiver Survey provides valuable feedback on what programs and infrastructure projects are needed to encourage students and families to use active transportation to and from school. Access the English survey (also in Spanish and Chinese).


Your feedback allows us to adjust Safe Routes to School (SRTS) education and encouragement program features to best meet the needs of each individual school. Your feedback will also be shared with decision-makers throughout the county who can address infrastructure issues regarding safe walking and biking and decision-makers in your school community. This survey will take approximately 4 minutes to complete.