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Our Coronavirus web page will be updated regularly to provide the most current information and resources.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - JULY 18, 2020: ALL SMFCSD SCHOOLS WILL BEGIN FALL SEMESTER IN FULL DISTANCE LEARNING

At the July 16, 2020 Board meeting, Trustees directed staff to begin the year in Distance Learning due to the recent escalation of COVID 19 cases and to continue in that mode through the October intercession at which time we will reevaluate health conditions.  As you may have heard, on Friday, July 17, Governor Newsom also presented guidance for reopening schools this fall.

Please review the update from Dr. Rosas, Superintendent. (English Spanish) with includes more information about Fall Reopening and a summary of the July 16 Board Meeting.

JULY 13, 2020: FALL REOPENING UPDATE

Please review the update letters sent on Monday evening, July 13, 2020. For your convenience, we also include below links to the Thursday, July 9, Fall Reopening presentation to the Board of Trustees. 

July 13, 2020 Fall Reopening Update to Our Community: (English Spanish)

July 9, 2020 Fall Presentation to the Board: (English | Spanish-coming soon)

JUNE 24, 2020: FALL REOPENING - UPDATE #2

Please review the update letters sent on Wednesday evening, 6/24/20. For your convenience, we also include below links to the Thursday, June 25, Fall Reopening Plans presentation to the Board of Trustees. 

June 24, 2020 Update to Families, #2: (English Spanish)

June 25, 2020 Fall Presentation to the Board: (English Spanish)

 

JUNE 24, 2020: FALL REOPENING UPDATE - VIDEO ACCESS CORRECTED!

Please read today's letter (English Spanish) from Dr. Rosas. It includes a link to a video of the Fall Reopening Presentation to the Board on June 18, 2020.  Click on the images below to access the videos. 

Slide Deck : English                                          Slide Deck : Spanish

Image to Fall Reopening Update Video - English  Plan Para el Programa de Otoño

 

JUNE 19, 2020: WELCOME NEW FAMILIES!

Welcome Letter to TK / K Families: English Spanish

Welcome Letter to Grade 1 and above: English Spanish

 

JUNE 19, 2020: PLEASE COMPLETE DISTANCE LEARNING SURVEY

Thank you for completing the Distance Learning Survey (Version 2.0) by Monday, June 29, 2020.  Please review community notice for more details: English Spanish.

 

JUNE 18, 2020: END OF YEAR MESSAGE

Happy Summer Everyone! We will continue to be in touch with you over the coming weeks, but please read Dr. Rosas's End of Year Message.  English Spanish

 

JUNE 4, 2020: RESOURCES AVAILABLE: TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT RACE

Please go to our Supporting Social Justice page {English Spanish) on our Family Resources website to find many resources on how to have conversations with children about race.

Image of Family Resources Social Justice website Image of Spanish Social Justice Resources webpage

 

JUNE 2, 2020: UPDATE FROM DR. ROSAS

In this update you will find information about:

  • Resources for Discussing Race with Our Children (Resources Coming Soon)
  • End of Year Pickup and Drop off of Materials
  • Grading and Report Cards
  • Meeting Date Change: Special Education District Advisory Committee (SEDAC) 
  • Summer Program
  • Fall Reopening Plans
  • Virtual Coffee Chat & FAQs
  • Resources for Discussing Race with Our Children
  • SMFC Education Foundation
  • Save the Date for a Community “MAKE SOME NOISE” Celebration for our Fifth and Eighth Graders
  • APPENDIX: FAQ re: Google Meet Security Questions

Please read the full message in English and Spanish.  

MAY 22, 2020 UPDATE TO FAMILIES FROM DR. ROSAS, SUPERINTENDENT

May 22, 2020 Message to Families including the following: 

  • Thank you to our Classified Staff with Resolution and thank you video
  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Next Date, May 27, 7-8:30 pm (extended 30 Minutes)
  • Distance Learning Survey: Currently closed pending review
  • Summer Program: Limited program due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • SEDAC: Invitation to participate in Workgroups, give input on draft bylaws and attend their next meeting, Tuesday, June 2, 7:00 pm 
  • Assistance for Families: Disaster Relief for Immigrants (English | Spanish) and Pandemic-EBT
  • Save the Date:June 12, 7:00–7:15 pm for “MAKE SOME NOISE,” a multi-city celebration honoring all fifth, eighth and twelfth graders. More info coming soon.
  • SMFC Education Foundation earns over $113,000 on their way to their $260,000 goal. 

Please see the full message in English and Spanish

may 18, 2020 UPDATE to families from dr. rosas, Superintendent

May 18, 2020 Message to Families (in English and Spanish) including the following: 

  • Gratitude for Certificated Staff, launch of Classified School Employee Week and related Board recognition. See Staff Appreciation web page
  • Links to San Mateo County COVID-19 data and resources
  • Thank you to generous donors
  • Updates on free meal distribution, connections to students, summer and fall plans. 
  • Virtual Coffee Chat dates and link to Coffee Chat web page providing participation instructions

April 29, 2020 HEALTH ORDER, CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AND MUCH MORE

May 1, 2020 Message to Staff and Families (in English and Spanish).

family resource website, Distance learning and other topics

ENGLISH 

SPANISH

Link to Image of Family Website - English

Link to Image of Family Website - Spanish

Look for information about:

  • Supporting Distance Learning from Home
  • Curriculum Resources
  • Technology Resources
  • English Learner Support
  • Special Education Resources
  • Social and Emotional Health
  • Enrichment and Extension Activities
  • Community Resources
  • Frequently Asked Questions

You can find all previous updates BELOW on this webpage. 

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News and information

Please consult these Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpages on the sites of these organizations for the most authoritative guidance: 

Taking care of yourself and your family

Personal protective care is one of the most effective ways to maintain good health. BrainPOP.com has several wonderful Coronavirus resources for families to visit, and of course, CDC has a wealth of information. 

 screenshot of brainpop.com, a good resource for Coronavirus   Screenprint from Talking to Kids about Coronavirus web article

 

 

 Do You have Non-medical Questions Questions?

San Mateo County's Emergency Operations Center provides a 24-hour a day, 7 days a week call number for non-medical questions. Dial 2-1-1. You can also txt “coronavirus” to 211211 for updates.

previous SMFCSD Coronavirus (covid-19) updates to FAMILIES

Below are the previous updates sent to SMFCSD families via email from our SchoolMessenger system.

  • April 15, 2020, Message to Families of Students Receiving Special Education Services, message coming soon.

  • April 14, 2020, Message to Families in English and Spanish with details on the topics below. Please read full message. 
    • Chromebook/hotspot Distribution Instructions (English Spanish)
    • Essential Worker Childcare Survey (English Spanish)
    • Free Meal Distribution Through June 30, 2020 (English Spanish}
    • Quick Message to Families with Children Who Receive Special Education Services
    • Thank you to the San Mateo Public Libraries 
  • April 3, 2020, Spring Break Message to Families (English Spanish). Includes Distance Learning Phase II Details, Frequently Asked Questions about Distance Learning and other topics, Spring Break, Health and Wellness, Housing and other resources for families.
  • April 2, 2020, Distance Learning Update to the Board of Trustees