Meadow Heights Mustangs Newsletter

August 27, 2021

A Moment of Gratitude

I'd like to take a moment to thank our students for doing an amazing job keeping their masks on throughout the school day. While masks are not required outside per the San Mateo County Pandemic Framework, the majority of our students are wearing masks outdoors. Thank you to our families and staff for helping teach and encourage our students to wear their masks at school. I appreciate the efforts of our community and staff to remain calm and proactive as we focus on the needs of our students and keeping everyone safe.

According to the CDPH:

"An effective mask has both good fit and good filtration. A well fitted mask has no gaps between the face and mask, the nose or at the sides. With gaps, air that has virus particles can easily leak in or out around the sides of the mask. Good fit forces the air that you breathe out and breathe in to go through the mask and be filtered. Good filtration blocks the virus particles from going through the mask itself. You can get good filtration with the right materials and by using more layers. Good fit and filtration improve protection for others if you are infected and protection for you if you are exposed to an infected person." Please read more about wearing masks on the CDPH website here.

Health & Safety

In an effort to continue keeping our students, staff, and families safe, please keep your kids at home if they are experiencing ANY Covid symptoms even if they are mild. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes at this time that symptoms of Covid-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as many as 10 days after exposure. If your child experiences any of the symptoms below, keep them home. They will be sent home if they come to school and are showing symptoms.
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Contact Tracing and Assigned Seating

In the event we have a positive Covid case on campus, we will need to do contact tracing. In an effort to be able to contact trace our students, teachers have completed seating charts for inside the classroom and during lunch. Students will have assigned seats at lunch each day. The image to the right is the flow chart from the Pandemic Framework we will follow in the event a student needs to go into quarantine. Click the image and go to the Framework, page 23 where it explains the flowchart in detail.

Kindergarten Conferences 8/30-9/3

Kindergarten will have conferences with families early on in the school year. Please check your email for the sign-up for your parent-teacher conference. Kindergarten students will be released at 12:30 the week of parent-teacher conferences.
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Sanctuary Task Force

The San Mateo-Foster City School District Sanctuary Task Force is committed to ensuring that all students and families in SMFCSD are safe, supported, and celebrated, inclusive of all birthplaces and immigration statuses, allowing all students to pursue a rigorous, high-quality and equitable education. For more information and to access parent resources please visit the District Webpage here.

School Site Council

The school Site Council is an elected or selected group of representatives of the school's staff and parents. This team will review, give feedback and provide recommendations on the Single Plan for Student Achievement for the school. They will ensure goals and improvement strategies are measurable based on data. We currently have two parents who are interested in Site Council and are in need of one more parent.

Responsibilities of a SSC Member

1. Able to focus on the well-being of all the students at Meadow Heights

2. Able to work as a team with other council members through joint decision-making

3. Able to attend regularly scheduled meetings

4. Commitment to being an active participant and an ability/willingness to represent the total parent community.

5. Site Council positions are a two-year term

Virtual Meetings: 3:00-4:00 (9/27, 11/29, 1/24, 3/21, 5/23)

Please notify Principal Fraumeni if you are interested in joining Site Council.

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SMFCSD Safe Return To School 2021-2022

Please review this document to learn about our health and safety protocols.

SMFCSD Regreso Seguro A La Escuela 2021-2022

Favor the revisar este documento para entender los protocolos de salud y seguridad.

Meadow Heights Spirt Wear

Purchase your Meadow Heights t-shirt, sweatshirt, hat, or other spirit wear here.

Meadow Heights Elementary School

Principal: Stephanie Fraumeni

Administrative Assistant: Janine Wrightson

School Office Assistant & Bilingual Community Worker: Erica Fowler

2619 Dolores Street l San Mateo l CA 94403

Office: 650-312-7566 Attendance: 650-312-7568

Office Hours: 8:00-4:00

Virtual PTA Meeting 9/2 @ 6:30

Join our virtual PTA meeting to learn about our PTA and how you can help support our school. Thank you to our PTA for their summer postcard campaign. Our school received numerous donations of school supplies and financial donations.