Meadow Heights Elementary School 3/11/22
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This week our Stampede volunteers visited the classroom to promote our upcoming Stampede. The students are so excited to have the Stampede back this year! Please see the details below for more Stampede information.
Last night our school board made a decision to shift our masking guidelines. Our teachers and staff will focus on respecting each other's decisions regarding mask-wearing in school. This is a good time for families to talk to their children about what they want their kids to do regarding wearing masks in school.
Finally, we have 10 days until our spring break. This is a time of year when students are excited about a break and sometimes forget our school procedures. Our teachers work with students to remind them to make good choices to be respectful, responsible, and safe at school. Please take time to speak with your children about being kind and thinking about the choices they make at school and with their friends.
Masks In Schools Update
On March 2, 2022, San Mateo County Health announced a shift in its guidance to a strong recommendation that students, teachers, and others continue to mask while indoors in school settings. The San Mateo-Foster City School District will align with this shift to change mask-wearing protocols effective Monday, March 14, 2022.
- Staff and students in school settings are strongly recommended to mask when sharing indoor spaces and also outside of the classroom when in large gatherings.
- Masks are strongly recommended for all PreK-8 settings but are not required when eating or drinking.
- Schools will provide a face covering to all students or staff who request to wear a mask at school.
- The district will monitor COVID case numbers should a surge in cases result in recommended changes by the CDPH to our masking protocol.
- Students, staff, and families are asked to respect everyone's individual decision regarding masking at school. We ask that each be allowed to make their decision without verbal admonitions or chiding.
Intervention Conferences March 22 & 24 Minimum Day Release K-5
March 4th was the last day of the second trimester this year. Report cards will go home on March 25th, and on this day, your child's report card will also be available to view in the Aeries Parent Portal. Please log in here https://parentportal.smfc.k12.ca.us/Aeries/LoginParent.aspx After logging in, directions on how to view your child's report card will be on the screen.
Parents are welcome to come cheer their kids on during the Stampede. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test will be required.
Familias estan bienvenidos a llegar a la escuela para dar porras as sus hijos en el Stampede. Prueba de vacunacion o preuba negativa de Covid se tiene que proveer para particpar.
Problem Solving & Perserverance
Problem Solving is working through difficulties and creating solutions to all kinds of problems; finding ways to work through challenges.
Perseverance is working hard, doing your best, picking yourself up when you fall, and continuing to work hard toward your goal. Mistakes help us grow! Don't give up!
California School Parent Survey Extended until 3/18
Parents/Guardians: We want to know your thoughts about how our school is -
supporting your child’s learning and development
creating a safe and supportive environment
welcoming and involving parents in the community
Please let us know by taking our school-specific California School Parent Survey. Your answers will be anonymous and will help us in our efforts to support all students to achieve their full academic, social and emotional potential.
Take the Parent Survey Link or if you need help to access the survey, please stop by the school office.
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.
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.