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San Carlos Preschool Program - Open Now and Accepting Registration for 2021-2022

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Did you know that the San Carlos School District Preschool is open and safely running? Children are painting, building, creating, learning and playing with their friends. The program has been open since May 11 - Monday-Friday from 7:30am until 5:00pm. We have open spots available at each of the four elementary sites. ____ Additionally, the San Carlos Preschool is accepting pre-registration forms for the 2021-2022 preschool year from October 1 - February 26, 2021. Visit our Preschool Program page for more information.

Connections Distance Learning Program

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The San Carlos School District is offering K-8 students the opportunity to enroll in the Connections Distance Learning Program for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19.

Learning Spaces

SMARTE Afterschool Clubhouse - Onsite Childcare

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Need help supporting your child with distance learning during the day? Have them join their friends in the SMARTE Clubhouse! The SMARTE program provides on-site, all-day care while schools are on a distance learning schedule. Three different options are available for families: Full-time 5-days a week or Part-time 3-days (Mon/Wed/Fri) or 2-days (Tue/Thu). Programs run from 8:15 am-4:30 pm each day. SMARTE will transition to a Hybrid program once schools resume in-person learning. Click on the link above to visit our SMARTE Clubhouse website for more information.

Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

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Welcome to the San Carlos School District! We are excited to welcome you to our schools and help guide you through the process of registering your child. Please click on the link above for more information.

Afterschool Care Enrichment (ACE) Program Now Taking Registration for Arroyo and Mariposa (4th-5th Grade)

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Afterschool Care Enrichment, also known as ACE is a new licensed After School program (pending licensing) founded by Eve Daskalakis who has served families in the San Carlos Childcare Community since 2008. ACE will provide a familiar family-oriented program where students feel safe, at home, challenged, and excited to be a part of each day. Please visit the ACE website for detailed program information at or feel free to reach out to Eve Daskalakis directly at Email - - Phone: 650-931-4007.

Community Engagement

Read the Superintendent's November Community Newsletter

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Highlights Include: - Inclusion Counts Parent Listening Session - Tuesday, Nov 17 - SCSD Return To School Timeline - Parent Survey: Phase 3 Input and Distance Learning Check-In - Return To School Virtual Parent Training December 1 and 2 -San Mateo County Health Conditions - Free COVID-19 Testing For Staff, Students and Families - Regional Travel Guidance and Staying Safe Over the Holidays - Sequoia Healthcare District Newsletter - Fall Important Dates

Healthy Schools Initiative Continues to Support SCSD

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The Sequoia Healthcare District continues to support our school counseling, nursing, and wellness initiatives through a generous grant. Check out the latest newsletter here, and feel free to thank Sequoia Healthcare District for the Healthy Schools Initiative.

Flu Vaccines Available

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Make sure your family and our community are protected with the flu vaccine. Click this post to open links to find local free clinics.

Inclusions Counts Parent Listening Session - Nov 17

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The San Carlos Elementary School District is partnering with Inclusion Counts to assess our current state of diversity, equity and racial-justice. In order to ensure our priorities, goals and actions related to anti-racism in our community are reflective of our diverse community voices, we’re taking time to hear from members of our community - staff, students and families. On Tuesday, November 17 we invite parents to participate in a Community Listening Session/ Group Interview with our consultants at Inclusion Counts. During this session, you will be asked to share about your experience at San Carlos Elementary School District - and, if applicable, how you/ your family has been affected by racism, bias or intolerance. Our friends at Inclusion Counts have specifically asked to host these sessions within affinity groups. Please RSVP by Friday, November 13.

District News

Superintendent's Message - November 16, 2020

Please click on the link for the latest news from the San Mateo County Office of Education on how the change today in San Mateo County's tier to Red affects plans for returning to in-person learning in our schools.

Return To School Procedures Plan - Revised Nov 13

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The SCSD Board approved the full Return To School Procedures Plan to submit to the County Office of Education for approval. The plan includes a phased-in approach to returning to in-person learning: Phase 1: Staff Transition to Campus by November 13, Phase 2: Supporting Urgent Learners by November 30, Phase 3: Some In-Person Learning by December 18, Phase 4: Full Hybrid Model (Date TBD). Click on the link to learn more.

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