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8th Grade Virtual Promotion

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Parent Square

Parent Square: If you haven't already, please register for ParentSquare. ParentSquare is the communication platform for the District. If you are a family with children returning to hybrid learning, you will need to register for ParentSquare so that you can complete the Daily Health Screening. Please check for an invite email from @parentsquare.com in your inbox, please be sure to check your spam folder as well. If you cannot locate this email please reach out to us! We’ll assist you.

Reopening UpdaTE

Find district information and view all Superintendent updates here.

For more information about Sandpiper's specific plan, please see the Sandpiper Reopening Plan

On March 16th San Mateo County was assigned to the Orange Tier for the COVID 19 Dashboard. That began our timeline for reopening. Parents and families were notified of students model and teacher assignments. This shift to reopen our campus and offer both distance and hybrid models requires significant re-rostering of students. Our distance and hybrid assignments are based on the data we received from parent surveys and staffing needs.

In the past week, we have been able to add 45 hybrid spaces for students in 5th grade and Kinder. We also opened 24 spaces in a learning pod for our middle schoolers. Sandpiper and BRSSD is committed to increasing on campus opportunities through learning pods and after school activities. If you have a particular need, please email ghiggins@brssd.org directly. Changes to learning model is extremely challenging. We will take note of your request and make adjustments when they are possible. Changes of teachers within a model are not possible.

Enrollment for 2021-22

Enrollment for the 2021-22 School Year is happening now. Please visit our BRSSD Enrollment Page for information.

Sandpiper presentations and recordings

TK/Kinder Presentation

6th Grade Presentation and Webinar Recording

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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Incoming Families 2020-21

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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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