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Reopening UpdaTE

Find district information and view all Superintendent updates here.

For more information about Sandpiper's specific plan, please see the DRAFT Sandpiper reopening plan

You can also view the recording of the Reopening Town Hall Meeting and the Slideshow.

The BRSSD Board of Trustees and staff continue to engage in thoughtful and informed conversation regarding the reopening of Belmont-Redwood Shores schools for in-person hybrid learning. While there is no doubt that we all want to return to the classroom in a traditional format, we must decide, given the reality of COVID-19, when it is the appropriate time to do so.

As part of our gradual reopening plan, we anticipate that we will be able to offer a full distance learning pathway (daily live instruction, 100% remote with a balance of synchronous and asynchronous learning) and a hybrid option. BRSSD will pursue an AM / PM model for hybrid learning in January. The AM / PM schedule allows for daily engagement with teachers and limits the amount of asynchronous instruction. This model eliminates challenging supervision times such as recess and lunch. With our current sanitizers, we will be able to sanitize between cohorts.

When we make the shift to this offering, it will require significant transition and student reassignment. Because of the significance of this shift, the opportunity to make changes will be challenging. Thank you for your responses to the reopening commitment survey. We are using your responses to thoughtfully plan for classes.

We plan on welcoming students in the hybrid model back to campus the county is in the orange or yellow tier.

Weekly NewsletteR

January 13, 2021

Dear Sandpiper Families,

On Monday, January 18, 2021, we honor the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who dedicated his life to justice and civil rights, including equal opportunities in education. Since 1995, the day has also been observed as one of service. Known as a day on, not a day off, it is a day for us to rise to the challenge in King’s statement, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?”

In that spirit of service, I invite you to engage in a service project with your students. It can be as simple as performing small acts of kindness for your family or as grand as joining large scale community efforts. More important than what you do is the conversation you have with your family and friends about how and why you serve the community.

If you need some ideas, here are some thoughts. I will be cleaning up trails in public parks.

  • Do a chore for someone else.

  • Check your home for water or energy conservation.

  • Join a letter writing campaign for your favorite cause.

  • Make care packages for homeless community members.

  • Clean out your closets and donate usable items to charity.

  • Donate to a book drive-there are details for one below.

  • Send thank you notes to first responders.

We’d love to hear from you about your service. You can share your project with us by uploading a photo or video at Sandpiper's Day On.

In partnership,

Gloria Higgins

Principal, Sandpiper School

Past Newsletters

January 6, 2021

December 16, 2020

December 9, 2020

December 2, 2020

November 22, 2020

November 18, 2020

November 12, 2020

November 4, 2020

October 28, 2020

October 21, 2020

October 14, 2020

October 7, 2020

September 30, 2020

September 23, 2020

September 16, 2020

September 9, 2020

September 2, 2020

August 26, 2020


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ABOUT sandpiper school

Welcome to Sandpiper School!

Sandpiper School is a high achieving school located on the peninsula in Redwood Shores, south of San Francisco and east of Highway 101. It is one of seven schools in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. Sandpiper opened in 1997 with just 5 classrooms! We now serve over 640 students across 25 classrooms in grades TK-8. Sandpiper is a wonderful community of staff, students and parents that work together for the success of all children. The Sandpiper sense of community and commitment to succeed are characteristics of our school. Sandpiper provides an environment where children are intellectually challenged in ways appropriate to their individual strengths, needs, and experiences. We strive to develop thriving individuals, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners who will actively participate in their local and global communities.

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