Re-enrollment for 2021-22
    MPCSD's annual re-enrollment process began March 25 and will close on April 16. All parents/guardians of current K-7 grade students received their student’s re-enrollment notification email from PowerSchool Enrollment. Please complete your student’s re-enrollment no later than Friday, April 16. Even though your plans for next year may not be finalized, please complete the re-enrollment process in any case. You always have the option of contacting our registrar at registrar@mpcsd.org to update your enrollment status should it change.
    After April 16, parents/guardians who have not completed their student’s re-enrollment will be contacted directly by MPCSD staff. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the registrar at registrar@mpcsd.org.



    Student Panel: Equity in Education in the South Peninsula

    As a follow-up to MPCSD's well-attended equity speaker series in January, Menlo-Atherton High School has convened a panel to hear how students perceive local education equity, and what they hope for the future. We are pleased to have two Hillview students participating on this panel. Please join this unique event on April 8 at 6:00 p.m. Register here for the Zoom webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
    MPCSD Travel Guidelines
    MPCSD follows the guidance of San Mateo County Health Department and the California Department of Public Health in making travel recommendations. The state and county continue to advise against any non-essential travel (non-essential travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature) outside the Bay Area or 120 miles from your home, as travel is still considered a risky activity. MPCSD requests families to heed this advice. However, should you choose to travel, please read the information at the county’s travel page and plan to quarantine for 10 days after travel if you engaged in higher risk activities. High risk activities include being among people you don’t live with without a mask, not practicing social distancing, or traveling outside of California. In other words, California travel in-and-of-itself is not an automatic recommendation for quarantine. 
    Beyond recommending against any non-essential travel, MPCSD requests that families avoid public transportation (e.g. plane, train, etc.) even with a mask. If you choose to use public transportation, we still feel quarantine is the safest response. 
    Now that we are in Orange, we can be a bit less restrictive, but as you consider your travel and quarantine decisions please remember that an uptick in cases both at school and throughout the community could close schools and quickly push the county back into a more restrictive tier. All our choices matter, and we need to stay safe together.
    "The Story of Plastic:" Movie & Panel Discussion
    April 6, 6:30 p.m. over Zoom
    It's the final Speaker Series of the 2020-21 season! 
    In honor of Earth Day 2021, we're focusing April's event on the environment. Watch the documentary "The Story of Plastic" on your own (you will receive a link from us), and then join us on April 6 to hear from MPCSD faculty and parent volunteers as well as local environmental experts about how plastics affect the Bay Area and learn what we can do to reduce our use and help the environment.
    CLICK HERE to register for this event. All those who register will receive instructions on how to watch the movie prior to the April 6 event. This topic is great for families to engage in together.
    AND, in the spirit of conservation, kids are invited to turn trash into art. Last year, several MPCSD students were finalists in this fun competition. It's that time of the year again! RethinkWaste's Trash to Art contest for 3rd-5th grade students is open! Deadline is Friday, April 2nd at Noon. Submission form and details at: http://rethinkwaste.org/trashtoart