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Meadow Heights Elementary School 1/14/22

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Dear Families,

Since our return to campus last Wednesday, 9 members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19. Consistent with California Department of Public Health and Pandemic Recovery Framework protocols, these individuals are self-isolating and under the care of their healthcare provider to identify additional steps. Please be assured that we are making every effort to be thoughtful as we navigate these circumstances. We remain vigilant in our commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all our students and staff.

Any student should stay home if they are not feeling well. If you or your child are feeling ill, immediately get tested at one of the San Mateo County COVID-19 test sites. We will continue to implement our layered system of mitigation strategies to keep everyone safe and healthy:

  • Wearing a mask at all times, except when eating

  • Routine hand washing and sanitizing

  • Cleaning/disinfecting of our facilities

  • Enhanced ventilation of classrooms

  • Weekly pooled testing at school. Visit our Pooled Testing web page or come to our school office to receive a paper consent form.

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility as we move through this challenging situation.
Monday, January 17 marks the 36th anniversary of the federal holiday in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Signed into law in 1983 and first observed in 1986, the holiday is a deserving tribute to King for advancing civil rights and social justice through non-violent protest. School will be closed Monday in observance of this holiday.

K New Student Information: Virtual Meeting

We completed our second and final Kindergarten information meeting on 1/13/22. I'd like to thank Erika Wong and Allison Poggetti for representing the PTA and speaking to incoming families. Thanks also to Mrs. Wrightson for being available to answer all things kinder registration!

Soul Shoppe Virtual Assembly Today

Our students had a special virtual assembly with Josephy Savage from Soul Shoppe today! Each grade level joined a google meet and learned different breathing exercises to help them calm themselves during challenging moments. Ask your children to show you one of these breathings strategies:


  1. 5-Finger Breathing
  2. Dragon Breathing
  3. Cooling Down a Bowl of Soup Breathing


Our students also learned how to advocate for themselves


  1. Move your body (dance, exercise, walk)
  2. Breath (pick a type of breathing)
  3. Express your feelings (aloud or in writing)
  4. If it feels like nothing is working, try a different way


The social-emotional well-being of our students is important now more than ever. Our students really enjoyed this virtual assembly. Thank you to Souls Shoppe for always providing fun and interactive assemblies!

Community Exposure - Close Contact Letters

Starting this week, all Meadow Heights families will receive one letter that serves as a community exposure and a close contact notification. Each letter will list the classrooms that have a confirmed positive case. Please take the time to read the letter carefully so that you are informed and aware of the protocols that need to be followed. Below are questions some families have had about the letters:


  1. Why do we get more than one letter in one week? Each time we have a confirmed case, we must send a letter to our community. We try to wait until late afternoon so that we can send one letter with exposure dates and classroom numbers on the letter.
  2. What does the exposure date mean? The exposure date is the last day the positive case was in the classroom.
  3. What do I do if I can't find a rapid test for my child? The office can test your child if they need to be tested to return to the classroom.
  4. If I receive a letter, does that mean there was a positive case in my child's classroom? No, we are required to send a letter to our school community about a positive case on our campus. We are also responsible to notify families that there was a positive case in their child's classroom. The letter will list classrooms that had a positive case.

Pool Testing

The week of January 17th, we will do our Pool Testing on Wednesday, 1/19 since we don't have school on Monday.


Students who have tested positive for Covid will not participate in pool testing for 3 months. The office will be monitoring students that should not test.


I highly encourage families to have their children participate in pooled testing. This is an effective screening tool to test students.


POOLED TESTING CONSENT FORM LINKS

Student Online Consent Form (English/Español)

Paper Consent Form in English | Paper Consent Form in Español

Pool Testing Plan

SMFCSD Safe Return to School Webpage

Click here for more information about the steps our district is taking to keep students and staff healthy and safe.

Children's Annex Lottery

Families who are interested in Annex before and after school care for the 2022-2023 school year should register online (https://www.ezchildtrack.com/SMFCSD/parent). For more information, please see the Annex webpage and our Annex Registration Timeline.


Questions? Please contact Kevin in the Annex Department at ksantizo@smfcsd.net or 650-312-7230

Self Awareness

It involves understanding and managing our emotions, knowing how to manage stress, and being able to control our impulses. It includes the ability to notice any patterns we might see in how our actions or moods affect a situation.

January Dates To Remember

1/14 Soul Shoppe Virtual Assembly for students

1/17 No School-Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday

1/20 PTA Mtg. (Virtual)

1/24 School Site Council Mtg., 3:00-4:00 (Virtual)

1/24 ELAC Mtg., 6:00-7:00 (Virtual)

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is hiring several positions. See below for more information.

Meadow Heights Spirit 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