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Weekly Newsletter

October 21, 2020

Dear Sandpiper Families,

ECC Update-Keep up the great work!

Your generosity is boundless! As of yesterday 32% of Sandpiper Families have participated in the Education Commitment Campaign resulting in $49,008.50 for our PTA dollars raised for our PTA. That translates directly into the essential programs and events that enrich our students’ experiences. Because of your contributions, PTA can support school supplies, classroom accounts (at reduced levels this year), communication platforms, and community building events like our recent trivia night and Fall Festival dance.

My deepest appreciation to all who have donated. Thank you!

It’s Not Too Late

If you haven’t donated yet, it’s not too late. There are still many opportunities we’d like to afford our students. These items will not be possible unless we raise more funds.

  • Assemblies - even in distance learning there are wonderful assemblies we can share

  • Scholastic and Time periodicals for classrooms

  • Full classroom account amounts.

  • More activities like a talent show, science fair, and more social events.

  • ...and more

When we all give a little, we get a lot! If just 27 families donate each day between now and October 31, we would have 100% participation. We can do it! Visit https://schoolforce.org/donate/ to help. Any amount is appreciated and counts toward participation. The first $250 of your donation to ECC made by October 31 will directly benefit the Sandpiper PTA.

In Partnership,

Gloria Higgins

Principal, Sandpiper School

Past Newsletters

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

Reopening UpdaTE

Find district information and view all Superintendent updates here.

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 (alternating days, 50% in-person, 50% independent work). 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. When we reopen with an in-person learning option, families will be required to declare their choice for the remainder of the year or until we resume full time, in-person instruction for all students, every day (classrooms of 25-30).

While there is not a formal timeline for forward movement, we will continue to make thoughtful forward progress. We will begin with a survey of our employees and then follow-up with a survey of our community. Our next reopening update will be at the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, October 15th. Additional information will be shared with our community as it is available.


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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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