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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3042 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 | 3080 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 | 2370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 5199 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 | 7842 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 | 3837 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 | 2855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 8049 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 | 30848 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2599 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 | 6064 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 | 3233 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 | 1826 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 8677 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 | 2614 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Las Lomitas buildings debut

Las Lomitas Elementary School officials debuted new buildings last month. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2020/02/19/new-las-lomitas-buildings-debut?utm_s...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Feb 19, 2020 at 2:16 pm | 1 comment | 1839 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New high school to bring German, French and Chinese language instruction under one roof

Two local bilingual schools have partnered to open a new international high school that will offer German, French and Chinese...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Ken, on Feb 11, 2020 at 8:53 pm | 4 comments | 2967 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood board votes to close Willow Oaks and Brentwood elementary schools

After a lengthy debate, the Ravenswood school board voted to move Willow Oaks Elementary School students to Belle Haven Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 2, 2020 at 7:23 am | 7 comments | 2353 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wood burning bans now in effect year-round on Spare the Air days

Wood burning bans will now be in effect year-round on Spare the Air days in the Bay Area after a vote Wednesday by the region's...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2019
Last comment by selfish, on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:00 am | 5 comments | 2781 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school board considers parcel tax measure in November

Menlo Park City School District officials are undecided on whether they'll place a ballot measure to renew or replace a parcel...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 29, 2020 at 4:13 pm | 17 comments | 3074 Views
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