Health and Safety

Safe Routes To School  San Carlos School District has now joined the San Mateo County Office of Education in their countywide Safe Routes to School program! The ultimate goal is “To make San Mateo County a healthier, safer, more sustainable and environmentally sound community with improved air quality and less traffic congestion by reducing the number of school related automobile trips.” Through a partnership with the City and coordination with the school resources officer, we are working to make Safe Routes to School Programs a permanent part of San Carlos.

Read More About Safe Routes to School:

Presentation from Health Connected
Please see attached from the March 2, 2017 parent education workshop for Sex Ed.  Nearly 40 parents gathered for a very informative workshop about the district’s sex ed curricula: Puberty Talk and Teen Talk. Click here to view the slides:

Big Five Emergency Response Information

The San Mateo County Office of Education has been working in partnership with the San Mateo County Sheriff, the Office of Emergency Services, the San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association, and a community Emergency Response Task Force to create a standardized set of protocols for emergency response in schools.

While the work continues and a more extensive Emergency Management Plan for Schools will be released later this year, these five Immediate Response protocols for school or The Big Five, as they are called here, are ready for release. The information has been reviewed and endorsed by all San Mateo County’s Police Chiefs and Sheriff Commanders. The strength of this work is in the use of common language that means the same thing from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, school district to school district, PreK – high school.


  • The Big Five - School Community Packet - Includes the protocol definitions and expanded descriptions of when to employ each of the five protocols
  • The Big Five - One Page Overview
  • The Big Five – Administrator and Staff Packet – School administrators may contact Nancy Magee at if they are interested in additional resources. An administrator packet and a staff packet, both of which include Step-by-Step guidelines, are available.
  • San Mateo County Fire Service – The Big Five
It is our hope that through our continuing collaboration and effort, San Mateo County can stand as a model of 21st century school emergency response.

California Healthy Kids Survey
Every other year, the State of California requires that all school districts have students in 7th grade complete the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) core modules. The CHKS core modules are the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, and risk behaviors in the nation. It has been our practice in the past to also survey 5th graders. This allows us to follow students as a cohort as they move through 7th grade. In 2016, we are expanded the surveys to include all students in 4th through 7th grades. We also added two supplemental modules: the Resilience & Youth Development Module and the Physical Health & Nutrition Module.

If you wish to view the surveys, click the link below:

Grades 4, 5, & 6 Core Module
Grade 7 Core Module
Resilience & Youth Development Module
Physical Health & Nutrition Module

Click this link to see the results of the survey.

If you have any questions about the surveys, or you would like more information, please feel free to contact the SCSD Wellness Director, Mindy Hill at