1/4/21 CMS Newsletter

Principal's Message



Happy New Year! 

I hope you all had a wonderful break and were able to spend some quality time with your family.  2021 will most definitely be a year of changes.  We know this pandemic is going to end, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  We just have to get through these next few months while we wait for the vaccine to become more widely available.  The good news is that teachers should be some of the first people to receive the jab.  

This means that schools will be opening back up.  I cannot say when, but we know it is going to happen.  We are prepared to welcome our students back to campus as soon as it is safe. And we are all very much looking forward to it.  

There will be several new protocols that we will ask families to take part in so that we can bring students to school safely.  Please pay attention to the communication that comes from school so that you are ready when the time comes. 

Nothing ever stays the same, so my wish is that 2021 brings as many positive changes as possible.  I know we are ready. 

Tom Domer




Sequoia High School Information 

  • English:
    • Is your 8th grader attending Sequoia High School next year? Do you want to learn more about Sequoia's honors IB Program? Please attend Sequoia's 8th Grade IB Info Meeting on January 12th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. This will be a virtual meeting held online with Zoom. This meeting will be in English. Thank you. See link for how to access the meeting online: https://tinyurl.com/ydfo8m6w
  • Spanish:
    • Si su estudiante del octavo grado asistirá a Sequoia High School el próximo año ¿Quiere que sea exitoso en la preparatoria y que asista a la universidad? Para que su estudiante sea exitoso en la preparatoria y aprenda sobre el programa de honores de IB, por favor asista a la reunión del octava grado sobre información del programa IB el martes, 12 de enero de 2021. Esta será una reunión virtual realizada en línea con Zoom a las 6.00 pm. Esta reunión es muy importante para usted y será ofrecida en español. Los esperamos. Haga clic en este enlace para obtener información sobre la reunión y cómo acceder a ella en línea. https://tinyurl.com/ydfo8m6w

Lisa McCahon

Pronouns: she/her/hers

IB Coordinator

Sequoia High School


School District


New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year

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. The presentation will include a welcome from SCEF, PTA, Healthy Cities Tutoring, Extended Day Programs, Preschool Programs, and district Wellness Programs as well as an overview of the registration process.

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 the Powerschool Registration Form opens for new students to begin their registration. All registration paperwork will be completed online and parents will be asked to upload their documents into the system. More details will be available on our SCSD website in January. The deadline for priority registration is February 26, 2021.

See our Key Dates for Registration page for more information.


Remember to Order Lunch Meal Kits

We have weekly meal boxes available for pick up each Monday (including delivery to Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Each box includes five meals - an assortment of hot and cold entrees and a variety of fruits, veggies, and milk. Simply order online and safely pick-up your box for the week. Order.lunchisserved.com                                                                    

To order your student’s Weekly Lunch Box, please log onto LunchIsServed and place your order. You must place your order by 9am on Sunday before the following week.


Parent Education

Remember to check out our Pandemic Care & Support website for parent education events and resources, mental health support, and more! You can also add the SCSD Parent Education Calendar to your phone. 


Teen Talk Sexual Health Curriculum Information Night for Families of 7th Graders

Join professionals from Health Connected to learn about the sexual health curriculum that will be taught for 7th graders later this year. Webinar will take place on Monday, February 1 at 7:00p.m. Puberty Talk (English) Flyer Here   El Courso de la Pubertad (Espanol) Aqui  RSVP HERE



Next PTA Meeting -  Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7pm via Zoom

To kick off our first PTA meeting of the new year, we will be joined by Sandie Nierenberg, CEO and Founder of Each Green Corner. Learn about its collaboration at our school and districtwide around outdoor learning spaces and how we can all play a role. Sandie's presentation will be followed by the PTA regular meeting agenda.

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting.





San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

Thank you to our generous donors who gave through 12/31/2020. SCEF is working hard to raise funds to get us off on the right foot for next school year. Our current year’s grants fund excellence in teaching, smaller elementary class sizes, hundreds of chromebooks, distance and hybrid learning support, mental health safety net programs, funds for each school site through a Principal Flex Fund and more.. For more information about SCEF and what we do, please visit: https://www.scefkids.org/.

Like our Facebook page for more upcoming details and all SCEF news: https://www.facebook.com/SCEFkids 

The SCEF Read-A-Thon is Coming
SCEF's first ever Read-A-Thon will encourage students to read as much as they can from January 25 to February 5, 2021; and help raise much needed funds for our schools. There will be prizes for individuals & classes. Sign up for this FREE district-wide event NOW: https://app.99pledges.com/fund/SCEF2021/addme


Community Partners


  • Come back next week for updates!


High School Happenings


Sequoia High School

Carlmont High School

Design Tech High School

Tide Academy