District News

Impact of Placement on State Monitoring List on San Mateo County Schools

San Mateo County was formally placed on the State’s monitoring list as of Sunday, August 2, 2020, somewhat limiting the flexibility of local schools to pursue various in-person learning options to start the 2020-21 school year. Please visit the SMCOE website for a summary of the implications for schools.

Read the Superintendent's July Community Newsletter

In This Issue:
- The Standards for Opening Up School by the State
- Hybrid/Blended Learning or Distance Learning
- Keeping San Carlans Healthy
- Communication about Cases and Contacts
- Connections Distance Learning Program Registration due by July 23

San Carlos Connections Distance Learning Information Meeting

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. The program is intended for students who are not able to return to school in-person for health or medical reasons. You are invited to learn more about Connections during a virtual informational presentation on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 6:00 pm. The presentation will be recorded and posted on the SCSD website after the presentation. Registration for the Connections program will open July 15 and will close July 28.

You can view the live presentation on YouTube on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00 pm.
Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/wjnnYua5xHw

Opening Up Schools Plan

The San Carlos School District Opening Up Schools Plan was approved at the June 18 School Board meeting to prepare for school in the fall. You may review it here.

The Opening Up Schools Task Force began work on this plan May 27, 2020. We want to thank the 130 staff and parents who participated in the weekly discussions by providing input and feedback. Staff invested significant time to create this plan based on the San Mateo County Office of Education Pandemic Recovery Framework’s four pillars, stakeholder input, parent and staff surveys, and the ability to implement models based on our current staffing and the availability of space on our campuses, to allow for physical distancing. Staff used the building blocks of health and safety, social-emotional needs of students, and academics as the foundation of the plan.
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