Meadow Heights Elementary School 3/25/22
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We made it to spring break! Our students, staff, and families have worked really hard and deserve some time to rest, reset and gear up for the remainder of the school year. I hope we all enjoy family time while staying safe and healthy.
Please remember to have your child read each day. Students have access to the Footsteps2Brilliance application and ST Math. 15 minutes a day on each would be a great way to stay engaged in reading and math over break.
Pool Testing Update: We will conduct Pool Testing the week we return from Spring Break. Students with permission and staff will do Pool Testing on Wednesday, April 13th. I highly encourage all families to test on Friday, April 8th, and again on Monday, April 11th with a rapid or PCR test. Please see more information below on locations to pick up a rapid test or take a PCR test.
Construction over Spring Break
Below are two projects that will begin over spring break...
Meadow Heights was built in 1950, therefore the electrical system needs to be upgraded in order to support a new building and new HVAC (air conditioning) in classrooms. Students will not have access to the grass after spring break. A fence will be installed on the lower yard on the grass. The fencing will be a way to assure our students are out of the way and safe while construction begins underground in the grass area.
Workers will be on-site over the break to start preparing for new HVAC (air conditioning) in all classrooms. The actual installation will occur this summer and at the beginning of the next school year. Classrooms should have fully operating A/C by October of the 2022-2023 school year.
COVID 19 Testing After Spring Break
As families prepare for their spring break endeavors, the district would like to provide information on resources for keeping our students, families, and staff healthy.
1. We encourage you to take your child to get a COVID-19 PCR test during spring break on one of the following dates:
April 1, 2022 - Foster City Elementary School | 12:30 - 6 pm
April 8, 2022 - Foster City Elementary School | 12:30 - 6 pm
April 10, 2022 - Foster City Elementary School | 10 am - 6 pm
View the SMFCSD COVID-19 School Site Calendar for April. This can be found on our "Safe Return to School" web page.
2. Rapid Antigen Kits will be available for all district families that would like additional test kits. Each kit contains two tests with instructions.
April 8, 2022 - College Park Elementary | 12:00 - 7:00 pm (multi-purpose room)
Administer the first test at home on Friday, April 8, 2022.
Administer the second test three days later on Monday, April 11, 2022, before returning to school on Tuesday, April 12, 2022
For additional help, view the instructional video for administering the tests.
3. If your child is showing COVID-19 symptoms, please, keep them home. Get them COVID tested as soon as possible.
4. Pooled Testing will begin on April 13, 2022. Visit our Pooled Testing web page or speak with your school to receive a paper consent form.
Any positive COVID-19 test results from an at-home test must be reported to the school site. Students can return to school 10 days after the positive at-home test.
While COVID-19 conditions are improving within our county, as an additional mitigation layer, the district strongly recommends students, teachers, and others wear face coverings indoors upon returning from spring break.
5. If you were not able to pick up a rapid test at our district distribution or get a PCR test before school starts, we will have rapid tests available in front of the Meadow Heights office on Monday, April 11th from 8:30-10:00 AM.
Familias estan bienvenidos a llegar a la escuela para dar porras a sus hijos en el Stampede. Prueba de vacunacion o preuba negativa de Covid se tiene que proveer para participar.
What It Might Look Like
- Actively seeking and finding answers to questions
- Rereading the directions
- Remembering something you used previously to help with a similar situation
- Looking through your work area for what you need
- Considering a different way to approach the situation
- Making something new from something old
Enjoy the story below with your child to hear about how someone was resourceful with his overcoat.
Family Education Opportunities
English and Spanish Samaritan House fliers Samaritan House can provide emergency food, diapers, homeless services, emergency housing assistance, or emergency services related to COVID-19.
San Mateo Free Clinic (Adults 18+, income limits):
Samaritan House has a free San Mateo Clinic with medical services for adults who meet the income requirements. Please share the linked English and Spanish Free Medical Clinic fliers. The wellness of the adults in a household impacts the wellness of our students.
Basic Resources: Food
Free Grocery Distribution
Parent Resource: Tips for Talking to Children about Violence
In light of recent events in Ukraine, some families may be seeking a resource related to talking to their child about violence. The National Association of School Psychologists has a tip sheet that is translated into 10 languages. This Google Drive folder holds all Talking to Children about Violence tip sheets.
April/May Dates To Remember
4/12 Footsteps to Brilliance Virtual Parent Night, 6:00-7:00
4/18 Principal's Coffee Chat in person (subject to change)
4/21 ELAC Meeting in person (subject to change)
4/22 Earth Day
5/2-5/6 Staff Appreciation Week
5/16 Principal's Coffee Chat
5/19 PTA Mtg., 6:30
5/23 School Site Council, 3:00-4:00
5/30 Memorial Day, No School
COVID-19 Related Links and Information
The San Mateo-Foster City School District is hiring several positions. See below for more information.
Purchase your Meadow Heights t-shirt, sweatshirt, hat, or other spirit wear here.