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San Mateo County Community college district to offer at least 30% of courses in-person this fall

After shutting down when the COVID-19 pandemic began, the San Mateo County Community College District plans to offer at least...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by pvrez, on Jul 27, 2021 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 5508 Views


Community briefs: Menlo Park's reopening plans; Rotary scholarships; Oak Knoll's new assistant principal; Skunks rescued

In this week's community briefs, Menlo Park looks at reopening venues and services, Oak Knoll taps a new assistant principal,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jun 4, 2021 at 12:43 pm | 1 comment | 4635 Views


Menlo-Atherton taps insider as new principal

The Sequoia Union High District officials chose Vice Principal Karl Losekoot to lead Menlo-Atherton High School after Principal...

Original post made on May. 27, 2021
Last comment by Cindy Folker, on May 28, 2021 at 7:04 pm | 6 comments | 6324 Views


Heller family makes long journey to Sacred Heart Prep from M-A

Michael Heller had to make difficult decisions at a time most kids are out having fun. Just after helping M-A win a boys...

Original post made on May. 11, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3710 Views


Guest opinion: Why we decided to send our kids back to school

In an op-ed, state Sen. Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) advocates for a full reopening of schools in the fall. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 3, 2021
Last comment by Ed Kahl, on May 9, 2021 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 3992 Views


Early results show Portola Valley School District parcel tax measure leading

Measure S, a parcel tax reduction in the Portola Valley School District, is passing, according to initial election night...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by Karl, on May 6, 2021 at 9:56 am | 2 comments | 4460 Views


Menlo Park school district warns of strangers approaching students en route to school

As students return to classrooms more regularly, Menlo Park City School District officials are warning families about an...

Original post made on May. 3, 2021
Last comment by Mentos, on May 3, 2021 at 6:23 pm | 1 comment | 4640 Views


'Let's focus on the fall,' Sequoia principals push back at parents' pressure to reopen more extensively this spring

Some district parents have been vocal about wanting students back full-time in the fall and even as soon as this spring. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by Tragic Loss, on Apr 26, 2021 at 1:02 pm | 20 comments | 5649 Views


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 | 6 comments | 3498 Views


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. 4561 Views


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 | 3449 Views


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 | 3314 Views


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. 2949 Views


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

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 | 5017 Views


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 | 8324 Views


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. 5933 Views


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 | 4616 Views


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 | 2366 Views


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 | 4548 Views


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. 4341 Views
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