News for the week of 8/28

School Picture Day is Coming

School picture day will be on Friday,September 8, 2023.  Grade 6 students will take photos in their elective or PE classes. 7th and 8th grade students will take photos in their PE classes.
To pre order pictures go to and use code: EVTNCT9N2
If you would be interested in helping out, please contact Ms Carpenter @ [email protected]

EZMeal Application

Each year we ask that all families fill out the EZ Meal Application to benefit your family, school, and community even if you do not believe you will qualify based on your income. Completing this form helps your school receive more funding to support your child’s learning environment. The application is used to calculate school funding levels from the state and federal level.
Please visit our Free & Reduced-Price EZMeal Application webpage for more information.

Middle School Fall Sports Sign-Ups are Here!

Sign your student up for SCSD Fall Sports! Cross Country, Flag Football, Girls' Volleyball. Try-outs begin soon so be sure to check out the website for more details.

See you on the court!

Health & Wellness Letter

Welcome back San Carlos families! I am Korah Guilar, the Interim Director of Wellness while Illana Yakubovich is out on maternity leave. I wanted to share a little intro about myself and also a parent back-to-school jitters/socialization document that I find helpful.

If you or your family should need any support, please reach out to me at [email protected] and check out our resources on the SCSD Health & Wellness page. Wishing you all a great year!

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

THANK YOU to our generous donors and WELCOME to our new families.
Evening at TOWN event tickets go on sale THIS WEEK! Warriors’ tickets for 10/20 game

Your donations last school year to the San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF) will allow us to grant over $3.2 million to support every San Carlos public school student in this 2023-24 school year. Watch our video to learn why we have a nonprofit, parent-led Education Foundation in San Carlos. Thank you to everyone who contributed to SCEF last year.

SCEF event ticket sales are kicking off this week with TWO fan favorites up for grabs:
The annual Evening at TOWN is being held on Sunday, 10/1–a lovely evening of dinner, drinks and online auction–all benefiting San Carlos public schools. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 30th–get yours while they last!

Tickets for Golden State Warriors basketball, Friday, October 20th. You can attend the highly anticipated preseason game vs. San Antonio Spurs (and first round draft pick and French phenom Victor Wembanyama). Purchase WARRIORS GAME TICKETS–a portion of the proceeds benefit SCEF. And, for a special experience, we have secured 20 spots for the CHILD VIP HIGH-FIVE EXPERIENCE. Your kid on the floor at half-time, high-fiving their favorite players. Space is limited, restrictions apply.

Here’s to a great school year! Learn about the many Ways to Give and plan your donation today. Like the SCEF Facebook page for more upcoming details and news:

Parent Education Opportunities

To kick off the 2023-24 season, we welcome Michelle Icard, author of the new book, 8 Setbacks That Can Make a Child a Success: What to Do and What to Say to Turn “Failures" into Character-Building Moments (September 14).

This September's Parent Forum (English) discussion group features Eran Magen, PhD, founder of Parenting for Humans, in How to Support Your Upset Child or Teen (September 15). The first Foro de padres (español) will convene on September 19.

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

On September 20, Bay Area author, speaker, and academic advisor Ana Homayoun joins us to discuss her new book, Erasing the Finish Line: The New Blueprint for Success Beyond Grades and College Admission (September 20). Don't miss it!

How can we help kids navigate today's very public digital world? Devorah Heitner, PhD, author and digital media expert, will highlight her new book, Growing Up in Public: Coming of Age in a Digital World (September 21).

Art Takes a Bus Ride 2023-2024

Art Competition for San Mateo County Students Grades 1 through 12. Sponsored by the San Mateo County Transit District and the San Mateo County Office of Education.

This year’s theme: Exploring Nature with SamTrans

SamTrans provides service to parks and nature preserves all over San Mateo County, and it wants to reflect these stunning outdoor spaces on their buses. This year’s submissions will celebrate the environment and the great outdoors.

PARTICIPATION: Student work will be judged against others in the same grade, depending on participation. Artwork must be created by students only.

Flyers: English | Spanish