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News - August 14, 2019

Back to school 2019: High school district

School is back in session for local public high school students as of Wednesday, Aug. 14.

With the new school year, the Sequoia Union High School District opened the new magnet school TIDE Academy in Menlo Park. The two other high schools located in The Almanac's coverage area — Menlo-Atherton and Woodside — also opened their doors to students this week.

TIDE is an acronym for technology, innovation, design and engineering — a nod to its mission of preparing students for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) careers. The name also derives from the school's proximity to the San Francisco Bay.

TIDE hosted a welcome barbecue lunch for families on Aug. 13, according to Principal Allison Silvestri. About 250 people made reservations to attend by the end of last week, she said.

— by Angela Swartz


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