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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. Children can attend our full-time program 5-days a week or our part-time program, 2+-days (Mon/Tue or Thu/Fri + alternating Wednesdays). Programs run from 8:15 am-4:30 pm each day. 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

Return to School Plan & COVID-19 Resources

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The SCSD Board approved the Return To School Plan on November 13, 2020. 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; Phase 3: Some In-Person Learning When County is in Red Tier; Phase 4: Full Hybrid Model (TBD). Click on the COVID-19 Resources & Return to School Plan title link above for more information.

San Mateo County Moves to Tier 1-Purple Status

On November 29th, San Mateo County returned to Tier 1 - Purple status, according to the State monitoring system, until at least December 21. Please see the Superintendent's Message for more information.

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.

District News

Virtual School Visitations for Incoming TK and Kindergarten Families

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Thank you for your interest in attending TK or Kindergarten with us in the 2021-2022 school year. All San Carlos Elementary Schools will host Virtual School Visitations for incoming families in January and February. Please visit the school website to register in advance. The Zoom link will be emailed once you register prior to the event.

Kindergarten Information Night - Jan 19

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Each year, the SCSD welcomes our newest families into the district with a Kindergarten Information Night, introducing them to our community partners and reviewing the process for registering for Kindergarten. This year, we will hold a virtual Kindergarten Welcome Night / Meet the San Carlos School District at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Please see our Key Dates for Registration page for the Zoom/YouTube link.

Upcoming Events

ROPES Judging

Time: 4 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: District Calendar
Feb 2