6/7/21 CMS Newsletter

Principal's Message

June 7, 2021

Schedule Week of 6/7/21

Hello CMS,

Below is the schedule for the last week of school.  Drop off and pick up times do not change, nor does zoom time.  The one exception to this is Thursday which is a minimum day.  Because this is the last week of school many of the zoom lessons will be asynchronous or simple check-ins. Teachers have communicated to students expectations for the last week of school.  

Last week of School Schedule:


  • A Day - Students come to school and go to their morning classes
  • Afternoon Zoom as normal
  • (8th grade grad practice at 12:45)


  • A Day students come to Field Day in the morning. (all 8th grade students)
  • In the afternoon - 3rd and 4th Period Zoom classes check in
  • (8th grade pizza and grad practice at 12:45)


  • 6th Grade - Normal Zoom Day student with all teachers check in
  • 7th Grade - assembly from 9-10:30
  • (8th grade graduation at 11am)

Thursday: Last day of  School - minimum Day

  • B Day and Connections students come to Field Day in the morning.
  • 12:15 to 1:00 PM  A Day students In check in with 1st or 5th period

Material Drop Off

If you have a Chromebook, textbooks or novels that belong to the school, please make sure to return them.  Please have students bring materials to their teachers.  We will also be holding Material Drop Off on June 10 and 11th from 12:30 to 4:00 PM for Connections students. Please drop off material with teachers or in the main office.  

For 8th graders, please drop off materials before Promotion. 

Thank you


School District


2021-2022 School Year Calendar

The calendar for the 2021-2022 school year was approved at the Board meeting on Thursday, May 20. The SCSD Calendar is the official calendar for the school year for all schools (except San Carlos Charter), and includes all start and end dates, official holidays, and in-service teacher workdays.

Please visit our Calendar page to download a copy.


Nursing Notes - COVID-19 Protocol Reminder for all Families

Please keep your child and all siblings home if anyone in your household is sick.

Please remember to contact your school site if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19 or if your child has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Our district nurses are here to help support you in understanding quarantine lengths and ways for getting your student back to school as quickly as possible within the county health guidelines. 





Volunteer Opportunities for the 2021-22 school Year!

Here are the Central parent volunteer opportunities! Sign up today! https://signup.com/go/YhBKzpa

Questions? Contact Kirsten Kell to learn more.   


Happy Retirement!!

CMS is bidding retirement congratulations to some fabulous teachers.  By June 9th, please contribute Kudos to them on these boards below


Family Summer Socials

Connecting students and families together is more important than ever after this school year! 
The Central Arroyo PTA is planning some optional socials throughout the summer to bring families together to meet and socialize before we are all back together this fall.    These socials will range from grade specific park hangouts, to parent nights out, to food truck lunch meet-ups, to harvesting our Arroyo garden.   

Please complete this form if you would like to hear about these opportunities over the summer!

Arroyo Central Summer Meet-Ups


Buddy Program

After a year of social distancing, we’re looking forward to rebuilding our school communities next fall. As a parent or caregiver, do you remember your first day in the San Carlos School District? Administrators do a great job of disseminating nuts-and-bolts information, and children naturally bond with their teachers and classmates while at school. But parents can feel a little untethered, especially if they are coming in during the middle of the school’s grades, like 5th grade in a 4-5 school. 
We are inviting Arroyo and Central families to reach out to a new family that is joining our school next fall. It can be as simple as an email that offers to answer First Day of School questions, or something more, like a playdate or parent-to-parent coffee date. 
If you can volunteer to reach out to someone, please fill out this form! You will be provided with a sample email, and contact info for the family once they opt in to be contacted. Let’s reach out, and show the newcomers what it means to be #sancarlosstrong!
*Connections Families, we'd love to welcome you to Arroyo/CMS if your child did not come to the campus this year. :) Please fill out this form if you'd like to have another family reach out. 



Each Green Corner

Workdays at the Arroyo and Central Living Campus Gardens will be continuing through the summer. Each workday will take place on Saturdays 9am-1pm, and have tasks appropriate for volunteers age 5+. See below for registration information and dates! Additionally, if you are part of a larger volunteer organization or scout troop, feel free to email [email protected] to “adopt a workday” for your group. 
Sign up here:



San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)


You Helped Us

In a year of unknowns and frequent pivots YOU helped us in our work to support students at every San Carlos public school. Thank you for believing in SCEF and showing up for our students this year by participating in our first annual Read-A-Thon, Virtual Gala and online auction, and the Make It Happen in May campaign. You donated, employers matched, community members pitched-in, local businesses sponsored, and new developments and companies committed to sustain the public schools in San Carlos.

We appreciate every single contribution that gets us closer to our $3 million goal. Please check the draft donor roll to review your donations to SCEF this year (fiscal year ending 6/30/2021) and if there are any errors or omissions please let Scott Cleaveland know at [email protected]. You can make a gift to support the 2021-22 school year at https://scefkids.org/donate/.

We Love our Sponsors
As we end the school year, we wanted to say a final thank you to these businesses that supported SCEF during this challenging year:  Alexandria Real Estate Equities,  Premia Capital and Prince St. Properties, The Partners at DWELL--Bob Bredel, Laura Bertolacci, Alana Corso, Tatum Clarke & Joyce Romeo,  Black Mountain Properties, CB Showers, CA Water Service, Chang Orthodontics, Lyngso Garden Materials, Peninsula Chemical Company, Tavarez Orthodontics, Veev, County Consumer Plumbing,  John McAfee-State Farm Insurance,  Northwall Builders, Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Roberts Market, Scenic Scapes, Bow Wow Meow-San Carlos, Kindercourt and Murphy Music School.  Special thanks to our many  in-kind donors including Wendy Wood Design, TOWN, Moquin Press, Representative Jackie Speier, Da Vinci Marble and all of the businesses who donated to our auction.  For a list of the many businesses who donated to our auction, and support SCEF year-round, click here.



Community News


San Carlos Park and Rec

The City of San Carlos Youth Center is preparing to resume the After School drop-in program in the fall when school starts. As we move closer to re-opening, we value parent input and would appreciate your feedback by completing our survey. To complete the survey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R3WSTKG. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us!


Community Foundation of San Carlos 21-Day Social and Racial Equity Challenge

The Community Foundation of San Carlos would like to invite you to take part in a 21-Day Social and Racial Equity Challenge in the month of June.  For 21 days during the month of June, you will undertake one action each day, usually reading an article or watching a short video, to further your understanding of power, privilege, oppression and equity. Each day will address a specific topic and includes multiple challenge options for you to choose from (an average of 15 minutes per day) and additional “Other Resources” if you wish to continue exploring the topic further. We provide you with a reflection log for you to jot down and process your thoughts along the way.  
There are many ways to organize the challenge. We leave it up to you as to how you will structure the timing for your group.  Possibilities include:  

  • 21 days straight (e.g. June 1-21 or June 5-26)
  • Five weekdays (weekends off to catch up) for 21 days
  • Three days on, two days off, etc throughout the month
  • Everyone goes at their own pace but agrees to finish by June 30
  • Reflection done weekly, upon completion of the challenge, or however you decide 

The challenge can be taken individually, as a group within an organization or as a group of friends. Many of our CFSC Board members and volunteers undertook this challenge together in late 2020 and benefited greatly from this engaging learning experience. It can be a powerful tool to help examine values and goals and encourage dialogue on these important topics. 

Our website has all of the materials you will need to begin.  If you have questions or would like to chat more about the process, please contact [email protected].  Please let us know if you take it on as we hope to celebrate our community partners joining in this important journey.  Register your participation by filling out the Challenge Accepted form. Participants will be posted on our website. 


Legarza Summer Camps

Legarza Basketball, All-Sports, and Volleyball programs give children the knowledge and motivation they need to achieve their personal best in sport and life. Our program is tailored to help your young athlete succeed on and off the court in a safe, professional and encouraging environment of learning and fun. 

Summer programs are now enrolling at www.legarzasports.org. We will be offering morning, afternoon, and all day programs weekly from June through August. 

We are also currently offering $100 scholarships to families needing additional financial support to attend our summer programs. Those interested in receiving a scholarship can contact [email protected].


Rediscover Summer Fun- Camp Galileo for PreK -Rising 8th Graders

Galileo's award-winning camps engage kids in the perfect mix of hands-on learning and unforgettable fun, thoughtfully redesigned for 2021. Small groups and safety protocols keep every Galilean safe. Engaging art, science and outdoor challenges deliver the innovation-igniting experiences kids love. Flexible enrollment policies make planning stress free. It all comes together for a joyful summer.

Limited enrollment—sign up now! 
Save $25 per week before May 3rd! When you book for 3 weeks you’ll save $175, that’s $25 per week, plus $50 savings for weeks two and three. 
Optional extended care. 

Dates: June 14 - July 30, 2021
Location: Brittan Acres Elementary School
Learn more at www.galileo-camps.com


Steve & Kate's Summer Camp

At Steve & Kate’s Camp, kids take chances and take charge, shaping their day, their way. More choices and fewer expectations creates more possibilities, more self-trust, and less self-doubt. 

Campers will choose an interest-based, pod-like group, called a Squad. At camp, children will gather with their fellow enthusiasts to immerse themselves in activities, or pursue projects with an emphasis that speaks to their tastes. Squad specialties include sewing, building, performing arts, coding and gaming, sports & recreation, or a mix of everything! Campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor classes, socially distanced indoor and outdoor recreation, performances, fan-favorites like Gameshow, gaga, and wacky or wet inflatables, and a circuit of rotating activities featuring arcade games, clay, sewing, and more. 

We’ve also got plenty of perks for parents. Lunch and snacks are included daily, and there’s no risk if your plans change. At the end of the summer, if you have any leftover purchased Day Passes, we’ll refund them in full, automatically. 

Dates: June 14 - July 30 - Summer 2021 
Ages: Ages 4-12 
Location: Arundel Elementary School

Learn more at https://steveandkatescamp.com/san-carlos/



High School Happenings


Sequoia High School

Carlmont High School

Design Tech High School

Tide Academy