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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Should Menlo Park parcel tax share ballot with governor's recall election? School district consultants say no

The Menlo Park City School District is pursuing renewing a parcel tax in November, but a consultant is recommending the school...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2021
Last comment by Enough, on Apr 16, 2021 at 1:41 pm | 7 comments | 870 Views

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Human remains found in the Skylonda/Woodside area

The remains of an as-yet-unidentified person were found on Monday at about 9 a.m. in the Skylonda/Woodside area near Kebet...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2399 Views

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Wristbands, partitions and health surveys as high schools reopen

Students and teachers streamed into high school classrooms in Menlo Park, Woodside and Atherton on Monday, for the first...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by pvrez, on Apr 9, 2021 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 1684 Views

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State and federal funds will help local school districts with reopening costs

Schools will receive money to help with safety measures they're taking to reopen, along with additional academic, mental...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2021
Last comment by Tragic Loss, on Apr 5, 2021 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1886 Views

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Letters to the editor: School reopenings, denouncing hate against Asians, lack of diversity in local government

Letters to the editor on Sen. Josh Becker's call to reopen schools, hate and violence against Asian Americans, green power,...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1788 Views

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Seven months later, M-A freshmen meet on campus for first time

Some M-A freshmen are getting to experience life on campus through cohort groups. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/03/19/seven-months-later-m-a-freshm...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2021
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Mar 25, 2021 at 2:51 pm | 4 comments | 3371 Views

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Sequoia high school district classrooms set to reopen April 5

After nearly a year of distance learning, Sequoia Union High School District students will have the option to return to classrooms...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2021
Last comment by HelenKer, on Mar 6, 2021 at 7:07 am | 6 comments | 5477 Views

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Young man fatally shot in North Fair Oaks

A 22-year-old man died of apparent gunshot wounds in North Fair Oaks on March 2, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4272 Views

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State Sen. Josh Becker calls for schools to reopen once San Mateo County enters red tier

State Sen. Josh Becker wants all San Mateo County schools to reopen for in-person learning once the county enters the less...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by pdjones , on Feb 24, 2021 at 6:31 pm | 3 comments | 3129 Views

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Prioritizing the safe reopening of schools

Dear Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees, Interim Superintendent Crystal Leach, and Sequoia District Teachers...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by Boy Howdy, on Feb 17, 2021 at 9:39 am | 14 comments | 1161 Views

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Teacher vaccines in California determined by location, luck

Vaccinating teachers has become a central sticking point in talks between districts and unions for returning students in...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2021
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on Feb 11, 2021 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 3538 Views

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George Shultz, former secretary of state, dies at 100

Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz, who served three American presidents and played a pivotal role in shaping...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3013 Views

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Menlo Park police: No violent crime increase in 2020

When it comes to policing, 2020 was a unique year, according to an annual report from the Menlo Park Police Department detailing...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2502 Views

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Local middle school parents upset over lack of face time with teachers

Middle school parents want their children more engaged with their teachers amid a pandemic that's isolated many. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2021
Last comment by Encinal, Hillview, SUHSD mom, on Jan 22, 2021 at 5:28 pm | 2 comments | 4003 Views

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Menlo School sophomore dies from injuries from Sharon Heights car crash

A Portola Valley teen who was a sophomore at Menlo School died Monday night after being injured in a car accident in Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2021
Last comment by Michael, on Jan 21, 2021 at 8:35 pm | 19 comments | 32338 Views

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'Let them play' say youth sports advocates during Friday rally

About 20 student athletes and their parents gathered in front of Sequoia High School in Redwood City Jan. 15 to plead with...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2021
Last comment by Local Parent, on Jan 19, 2021 at 10:29 pm | 6 comments | 3346 Views

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Las Lomitas school board appoints two trustees

The Las Lomitas district governing board picked new members after high profile trustee and trustee-elect departures. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2020
Last comment by akylle, on Dec 30, 2020 at 9:11 pm | 2 comments | 4063 Views

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High school students won't go back to classrooms next semester

Sequoia Union High School officials say they don't want to send students back to a "bad version of school." Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3921 Views

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High school district paid superintendent over $250K to leave post

The Sequoia Union High School District paid former Superintendent Mary Streshly $256,276 to leave her position, after teachers,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2020
Last comment by pogo, on Dec 23, 2020 at 5:47 am | 5 comments | 4368 Views

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Las Lomitas board president resigns over wife's racist and misogynistic tweets about Kamala Harris

Jon Venverloh resigned Sunday after his wife posted racist and misogynistic tweets about Kamala Harris. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Chris MD, on Dec 10, 2020 at 6:53 pm | 52 comments | 61406 Views
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