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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Online or on-campus? High school district debates how to reopen in the fall

The Sequoia Union High School District is still in wide-ranging discussions over reopening its schools in the fall, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Sarah, on Jun 24, 2020 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 4013 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cañada College launches investigation into student’s video mocking George Floyd

Cañada College released a statement Friday, June 19, condemning a video filmed and posted online by one of its students...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Yet More Nonsense, on Jun 23, 2020 at 3:08 pm | 3 comments | 2460 Views

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M-A and Woodside High School hold virtual ceremonies, car parades for graduates

Seniors at Menlo-Atherton and Woodside high schools celebrated graduation with car parades, Zoom calls and livestreamed speeches. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by isaidso, on Jun 17, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 2894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Temperature checks and staggered schedules: State releases guidance on reopening schools

The state released on Monday much-anticipated guidance for reopening schools this fall, with officials emphasizing that the...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Heather, on Jun 12, 2020 at 8:14 am | 4 comments | 5016 Views

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These local teens are bringing groceries to the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic

A Menlo-Atherton High School student has started a local branch of Zoomers to Boomers, a free grocery delivery service for...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by Protesting in place, on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 9 comments | 3425 Views

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Faced with telling toddler daughter she can't hug her grandparents, local doc pens kids' book

How do you explain to a toddler that she can't hug her grandparents right now? Like many parents of young kids right now,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Lindsey, on May 19, 2020 at 7:34 am | 1 comment | 3835 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pandemic strains already struggling early learning programs

San Mateo County early childhood learning programs are struggling to stay afloat with the shelter-in-place order keeping...

Original post made on May. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steve Wallace, on May 6, 2020 at 1:17 pm | 2 comments | 3467 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Start connecting with books

In an op-ed, Oak Knoll School reading specialist Jacqui Cebrian writes about the benefits of families reading books aloud...

Original post made on May. 4, 2020
Last comment by E. Nale, on May 5, 2020 at 8:12 pm | 2 comments | 2679 Views

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High school district dumping letter grades for credit/no credit grading system during coronavirus crisis

Sequoia Union High School District trustees voted 3-2 in favor of moving to a credit/no credit grading system for spring...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by M-A Parent, on Apr 27, 2020 at 1:02 pm | 18 comments | 5922 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Employees accuse new high school of mismanagement, empty promises in letter to trustees

TIDE Academy sent a letter of complaint to Sequoia Union High School District trustees in February, outlining concerns that...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2020
Last comment by Make it Right, on Apr 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm | 27 comments | 8187 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

5 hands-on ways to help those in need on the Peninsula

Stuck sheltering in place and want to be helpful? Here are five things you can do to help local nonprofits that don't involve...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on Apr 17, 2020 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 4004 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley School District taps assistant principal to lead Corte Madera School

Kristen Shima will be the new principal of Corte Madera School, effective July 1, the Portola Valley School District board...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by PVSD ALUMNI, TOO, on Apr 17, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 4 comments | 3097 Views

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Parents and high school district divided over proposal to temporarily shift to credit/no credit grading system

There is a divide between those in the Sequoia Union High School District who want to stick to letter grades for the spring...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2020
Last comment by MP Resident, on Apr 16, 2020 at 10:20 pm | 22 comments | 8406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County in 'state of emergency' due to coronavirus

San Mateo County supervisors today (March 10) ratified and extended a proclamation of a state of emergency due to the coronavirus...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Sharon Jefferson, on Apr 11, 2020 at 8:42 am | 29 comments | 31217 Views

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Menlo Park district decides to place parcel tax on March 2021 ballot

Menlo Park City School District officials chose not to place a measure to renew or replace an existing parcel tax on the...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 4, 2020 at 10:34 pm | 17 comments | 2703 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge sends Atherton mom to prison for college admissions scandal

An Atherton woman who paid more than $500,000 to help her children get into college through a nationwide admissions scandal...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 4, 2020 at 9:23 am | 10 comments | 6251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More local schools announce closures due to coronavirus

Menlo College and Menlo School are joining the growing list of schools to close their campuses and move classes to online...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by parent, on Mar 13, 2020 at 11:31 am | 2 comments | 3405 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County bans visitors at skilled nursing facilities due to coronavirus threat

A ban was issued on Wednesday (March 11) by the San Mateo County health officer barring unauthorized visitors and non-essential...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Becca, on Mar 12, 2020 at 8:04 pm | 2 comments | 1913 Views

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As third coronavirus case comes to light in Santa Clara County, Palo Alto Unified alerted to parent exposed to disease

Santa Clara County public health department leaders have reported a third case of coronavirus within the county on Friday,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by We’re All Going to Die, on Feb 29, 2020 at 10:02 am | 9 comments | 8797 Views

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Ballot error affects Measure P voters

Approximately 2,046 San Mateo County voters received incorrect March 3 ballots because of a printing error, including people...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by No on P, on Feb 20, 2020 at 11:51 am | 1 comment | 2707 Views
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